ACC Basketball: 10 questions looming for the 2021-22 season

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It wasn’t exactly a down season for ACC Basketball in 2020-21, especially when it comes to the NCAA Tournament. Seven of the 16 teams in the conference still made appearances in the NCAA Tournament. It marked the seventh time and fifth consecutive tournament that the ACC achieved at least seven teams in the Big Dance.

Not bad considering Covid-19 impacted a few teams seasons in more ways than one. Clemson, NC State and Florida State Seminoles are a few teams that had to go on a proverbial “pause” and quarantine for 14 days.

By season’s end, the Duke Blue Devils and Virginia Cavaliers even had to withdraw from the 2021 ACC Tournament due to COVID-19. Hopefully, the pandemic is past us as a new season of ACC Basketball approaches, bringing us back to all the glory that is high-level college basketball.

The biggest question heading into the 2021-22 slate is, of course, how will Duke fare in Coach K’s final season as head coach? It’s hard not to foreshadow the Blue Devils playing a spirited brand of basketball this season.

There’s also a new head coach in town in Chapel Hill with the North Carolina Tar Heels hiring Hubert Davis following the retirement of Roy Williams. He’s one of two new head coaching faces set to prove they belong in the ACC ranks.

Then there’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge to look forward to, among other things around the conference worth looking at for the upcoming season. Take a look at 10 ACC Basketball questions looming for the 2021-22 campaign.

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