NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Atlantic Coast Conference released its women’s basketball 2019-20 league schedule on Tuesday morning. Fans will immediately notice that the conference has moved to an 18-game slate. Thus, Notre Dame will be in a home-and-home pod with Louisville, Pittsburgh, Boston College and Syracuse.
Last season, the ACC was once again the No. 1 ranked conference in RPI. In addition, a record-tying eight league teams were selected for the 2019 NCAA Championship field – the most of any conference.
This year’s conference slate will kick off December 29, when the Irish host Clemson at home at 4 p.m. ET on RSN.
The Irish television breakdown for the ACC schedule consists of: at least seven matchups on the ACC Network, six on ACCN Extra, two on RSN and potentially up to three on ESPN/ESPN2.
The 2020 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held March 4-8 at the Greensboro Coliseum for the 20th time in the last 21 years.
- All 135 ACC regular-season conference games will be available through the ESPN family of networks, including the new ACC Network, the conference’s Regional Sports Networks (RSN) or ACC Network Extra.
- Sixty regular-season games, including 42 conference games, are set to be televised by ACC Network and an additional 12 games will air on other ESPN networks.
- A league-record 121 games will air on ACC Network Extra, spanning non-conference and conference action.
- FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Florida, FOX Sports Sun, FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports Indiana are the regional television partners for the 2019-20 ACC basketball season.
- For the 13th consecutive season, two of the nation’s premier women’s basketball conferences will square off for hardwood bragging rights in the Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge. The annual challenge, which is scheduled to continue through the 2026-27 season, offers 14 high-quality matchups for the sixth consecutive season. The ACC owns nine titles (9-0-3), including three consecutive outright titles.
- Five ACC teams are listed among ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2019-20: No. 8 Louisville, No. 11 Florida State, No. 15 NC State, No. 20 Notre Dame and No. 22 Miami.
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