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ACC Members Who Won Men's, Women's ACC Tournaments In Same Year

Duke's done it six times.

Mike Brey after achieving a life-long dream.
Mike Brey after achieving a life-long dream.
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Fresh tournaments are about to begin, with two ACC men's teams in the NIT (Miami and Pittsburgh and an experimental 30-second shot clock), six in the NCAAs (Duke, Louisville, UNC, N.C. State, Notre Dame and Virginia), and eight ACC representatives in the women's NCAA field (Duke, Florida State, Louisville, Miami, UNC, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse). The ACC women's total doesn't include turncoats Maryland and South Carolina, both No.1 seeds.

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But before we move on, it's worth taking one more look at the recently concluded ACC tournaments, and Notre Dame's impressive sweep of both events.

The ACC has been hosting a men's postseason tournament since 1954 and one for the women since 1978. Over the 38-year span both events have been played, this was the 13th time the same school won each tournament in the same season - dual dominance displayed almost exactly once every three years

Duke has taken twin titles six times, more than any other school. North Carolina has done it five times, N.C. State and Notre Dame once each.

UNC's women won the national championship in 1994 after both versions of Tar Heels captured ACC titles. Duke's men won the national championship in both 2001 and 2010 even as both of its teams won ACC tournaments.

Now we're about to see how Notre Dame handles its opportunities.

The Fighting Irish already have several distinctions to their credit during a brief ACC tenure. The women entered the league last season and immediately won the championship, the first time a team has done that either on the men's or women's side. And no men's squad has ever won the ACC tournament as quickly as Mike Brey's club, triumphing last week in only its second conference season.

ACC Schools That Won Both Men's and 
Women's Championships in Same Season
(6-0 Indicates NCAA Title, 4-1 Indicates Final Four)
School Year NCAA Tournament Record
N.C. State 1987 Men 0-1, Women 1-1
North Carolina 1994 Men 1-1, Women 6-0
North Carolina 1997 Men 4-1, Women 2-1
North Carolina 1998 Men 4-1, Women 3-1
Duke 2000 Men 2-1, Women 2-1
Duke 2001 Men 6-0, Women 2-1
Duke 2002 Men 2-1, Women 4-1
Duke 2003 Men 2-1, Women 4-1
North Carolina 2007 Men 3-1, Women 4-1
North Carolina 2008 Men 4-1, Women 3-1
Duke 2010 Men 6-0, Women 3-1
Duke 2011 Men 2-1, Women 3-1
Notre Dame 2015 To Be Determined