If you’re an ACC fan on Election Day 2019, you might want to get to the polls early because a full slate of conference basketball games is scheduled for that day and the day after. The ACC has just announced its 2019-20 season openers with some of the top teams tipping off on the same day.
Per an ACC release via college basketball insider Jon Rothstein, the 2019-20 season openers for ACC play will begin on Tuesday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 6. All 15 of the ACC teams will be in action, with the Duke Blue Devils standing out as the only team not playing an in-conference game.
The ACC is moving to a 20-game conference schedule, an increase in two games from the current slate. In connection with that and the launch of the upcoming ACC Network, a few conference games will be played at the start of the season.
November 5 will see Clemson host Virginia Tech, Miami host Louisville, and N.C. State hosting Georgia Tech. Duke will be participating in the State Farms Champions Classic against Kansas.
The following day will see the remaining eight teams in action: Wake Forest at Boston College, Notre Dame at North Carolina, Florida State at Pitt, and Virginia at Syracuse.
The ACC has announced its season openers for the 2019-20 season, per release. pic.twitter.com/ea5yedw3Wa
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 15, 2019
Of the eight games, four of them will be available on the ACC Network, three on ESPNU/ESPN 2, and the Duke game being broadcast on ESPN’s primary channel.
The marquee matchup of the in-conference games is undoubtedly Virginia at Syracuse.
The Cavaliers have won back-to-back ACC regular season titles while the Orange have been hungrily pursuing their first ACC title since joining the conference in 2013.