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ACC Basketball: Conference Reportedly Looking Into 20 Game Conference Schedule

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With the ACC's basketball coaches meeting on Tuesday, a development emerged regarding the number of games in the conference schedule. According to The News-Observer, the concept of a 20 game schedule was discussed, spearheaded by North Carolina State Wolfpack coach Mark Gottfried.

The 20 game schedule, up from an 18 game schedule under the current format, would add for two additional home-and-home series. Under the current format, ACC teams play four teams twice during conference play (two teams are on a permanent basis), and the rest of the 10 teams in the league once. Under the proposed format, two of the matchups in the ten game slate would become additional two game slates.

The article noted opposition to the proposed change, which as of press time has no timetable for implementation. North Carolina Tar Heels coach Roy Williams noted the difficulty of the Tar Heels' out of conference schedule, and noted that the change wouldn't be "making any difference."

In the 2015-16 season, the Boston College Eagles went 0-18 in regular season conference play.