Nov. 8, 2016
By Megan Golden
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The Atlantic Coast Conference announced that the 2017 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament will be played at the HTC Center in Conway, South Carolina from March 1-5. The Irish will look to win their fourth straight ACC Tournament
In its 40th year, the ACC Tournament will be held in South Carolina roughly 20 years after Rock Hill, S.C., hosted the tournament from 1992-96. The city of Conway neighbors Myrtle Beach, S.C., one of the country’s most popular spring break destinations.
The tournament will be played at the HTC Center, home to the Coastal Carolina men’s and women’s basketball teams. A $35 million facility, the HTC Center holds approximately 3,600 people. The HTC Center was built in 2012 and previously hosted the Big South men’s and women’s basketball tournaments for three seasons.
WHAT: 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament
WHEN: March 1-5, 2017
WHERE: HTC Center (Coastal Carolina University)
TICKETS: Purchase tickets at theACC.com
If History Repeats Itself…
The Irish have been crowned ACC Tournament champions in each of the three seasons they have competed in the conference. In 2016, Notre Dame defeated Syracuse, 68-57, in the championship.
All 15 teams are seeded in the tournament bracket, with the first round beginning on Wednesday, March 1. The top four teams in the conference receive a double-bye in the tournament and begin play on Friday, March 3.
March 1: 1, 3:30 & 6:30 p.m. (ACC Network Extra)
March 2: 11 a.m., 2, 6 & 8 p.m. (ACC Network Extra)
March 3: 11 a.m., 2, 6 & 8 p.m. (ACC Network Extra)
March 4: Noon & 2:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
March 5: 1 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
Spring Break Booked
Myrtle Beach is best known for its sandy beaches, but the city has many attractions for fans to enjoy during the month of March. The Carolina Opry and the Alabama Theatre are currently scheduling shows for the spring of 2017. Those familiar with Myrtle Beach consider these entertainment venues to be two of the city’s top attractions.
Fans who have been cooped up in the warmth of their homes throughout the entire winter might prefer a tee time at Legends Golf Resort. The resort consists of five different championship courses, spanning along Myrtle Beach.
Get Your Tickets
Fans interested in purchasing tickets to the ACC Tournament are encouraged to buy them online by visiting theACC.com.
Megan Golden, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since August of 2016. In her role, she coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame women’s lacrosse and cross country/track and field programs. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Golden is a 2014 graduate of Saint Mary’s College and former Irish women’s basketball manager. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, she worked in public relations with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.