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Georgia Tech Basketball: ACC willing to move conference tournament

ACC commissioner John Swofford told ESPN.com's Andy Katz that the ACC is willing to move their conference basketball tournament out of North Carolina

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The ACC is willing to move their conference basketball tournament out of the state of North Carolina, according to a report from ESPN.com's Andy Katz.

Katz spoke with ACC commissioner John Swofford this week, and Swofford said that the ACC is looking at several possible destinations to move the tournament. The new Barclays Center in Brooklyn was mentioned as a possibility, as was somewhere in Washington, D.C.

The ACC had been looking at Madison Square Garden as a potential spot, but Swofford said a deal could not be reached because the ACC did not want to commit to a set location. With the ACC out of the running, the Big East and Madison Square Garden announced a multi-year extension to keep the Big East Tournament in New York.

Throughout most of its history, the ACC Tournament has been held somewhere in North Carolina. There have been several seasons with alternate destinations, including last year when the tournament was held in Atlanta. The tournament is currently slated to be held in North Carolina for the next three seasons.

Georgia Tech has reached the ACC Tournament Final twice since 2005, but has not won since 1993. The Yellow Jackets lost in the first round of last year's tournament.

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