ACC Tournament 2020: Round 1 Scores, Updated Bracket and Round 2 Schedule

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMarch 10, 2020

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 10: Justin Champagnie #11 of the Pittsburgh Panthers is guarded by Andrien White #13 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during their game in the first round of the 2020 Men's ACC Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 10, 2020 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
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The ACC tournament kicked off Tuesday, and while the spread of the coronavirus led to increased precautions surrounding media access, fans were still in attendance for the event. 

Alan Saunders @ASaunders_PGH

The #ACC has announced that it will not open locker rooms to media during the tournament. https://t.co/Ruvmo0qpgi

Below, we'll take a look at Tuesday's results and Wednesday's upcoming schedule for the second round of games. 


Tuesday Results

Pittsburgh def. Wake Forest, 81-72

North Carolina def. Virginia Tech, 78-56


Wednesday Schedule

Miami vs. Clemson: 12 p.m. ET

Pittsburgh vs. NC State: 2 p.m. ET

Boston College vs. Notre Dame: 7 p.m. ET

North Carolina vs. Syracuse: 9 p.m. ET


Garrison Brooks Helps North Carolina Extend Season

North Carolina has had an incredibly disappointing season. The one thing that could salvage it would be an improbable run through the ACC tournament and an automatic berth to the NCAA tourney.

The Tar Heels took the first step on Tuesday, beating Virginia Tech 78-56 behind Garrison Brooks' 20 points.

Brandon Robinson added 17 points and six rebounds in the win, while Hunter Cattoor came off the bench to lead the Hokies with 14 points.    

Virginia Tech's ACC season ended with a thud, as the Hokies shot just 29 percent (18-of-62) from the field and 27.8 percent (10-of-36) from three. The Tar Heels finished a more robust 53.8 percent (7-of-12) from beyond the arc. 

Up next for North Carolina is a matchup with Syracuse on Wednesday. At stake is the school's nine-year streak of reaching the NCAA tourney.


Justin Champagnie Paces Panthers in Win

Pittsburgh's season is alive. 

Thanks to Justin Champagnie's 31 points, six rebounds and two blocks, the Panthers kept their slim NCAA tournament hopes alive with an 81-72 victory over Wake Forest on Tuesday. 

Cale Berger @cale_berger

It’s a travesty that Justin Champagnie didn’t receive ACC All-Freshman team honors. #Pitt

Chris Mack @THEChrisMack

As disappointing as the last month of Pitt’s regular season was -particularly for Xavier Johnson & Trey McGowens- Justin Champagnie’s emergence as a game changer is the single most hopeful sign for next year.

At just 16-16 on the season, the Panthers will need to win the ACC tournament to participate in March Madness. The winner of the tournament is given an automatic berth into the NCAA tourney.  

ACC Network @accnetwork

Trey McGowens cleared for takeoff 🛫 https://t.co/BdDRKtWQJ5

Champagnie's huge game spoiled strong efforts from Olivier Sarr (20 points, 13 rebounds two blocks), Isaiah Mucius (19 points, six rebounds) and Brandon Childress (17 points, four assists), who all kept the Demon Deacons in contention until the closing minutes.

They didn't receive much help, however, with their teammates providing just 16 total points in the loss. Pittsburgh had five players finish with double-digit points, meanwhile. Wake Forest also hurt itself with 18 turnovers, to just eight from Pittsburgh. 

The Panthers will next face NC State on Wednesday.