Virginia opens at Syracuse to open 2019-2020 ACC basketball TV schedule

acc basketballVirginia opens at Syracuse as part of the slate of season-opening ACC games tipping off the 2019-2020 basketball season, the conference announce today.

The two-day opening schedule will broadcast games on ACC Network (ACCN), ESPN2 and ESPNU. In all, the ACC will open up with seven conference games to start the season.

“Next year begins our move to a 20-game conference schedule, and to be able to open the season with a round of conference games makes it truly unique,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “We believe it will be a great way to tipoff another outstanding season of ACC basketball for our coaches, student-athletes and fans. In addition, we’re pleased to have a terrific partner in ESPN to televise these games on the new ACC Network and its other channels.”

In a press conference today at the 2019 New York Life ACC Tournament, ESPN announced four games will be broadcast on the ACC Network, the new 24/7 national platform that will launch on August 22, 2019.

DateEventNetwork
Tue., Nov. 5Louisville at MiamiACCN
Tue, Nov. 5Georgia Tech at NC StateACCN
Wed., Nov. 6Notre Dame at North CarolinaACCN
Wed., Nov. 6Virginia at SyracuseACCN

Three additional conference games will be aired on ESPN2 or ESPNU including Virginia Tech at Clemson (November 5), Wake Forest at Boston College (November 6), and Florida State at Pitt (November 6).

As was previously released by ESPN, Duke is set to compete in the State Farm Champions Classic (November 5), which will be aired on ESPN.

All seven conference game times will be determined at a later date.

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