PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – After playing their championship game on Sundays, the ACC has decided to move their men’s basketball championship game to Saturdays.

The tournament will move to a Tuesday through Saturday format beginning with the 62nd annual event in 2015.

With the tournament now starting on Tuesday with the first-round games, the ACC regular season will conclude on Saturday of the previous weekend.

Three first-round games on Tuesday, followed by four second-round games on Wednesday and four quarterfinal games on Thursday will precede the Friday semifinals and Saturday championship game.

In a press release, ACC Commissioner John Swofford released the following statement about the change:

“This is kind of a ‘Back to the Future’ moment for our conference,” ACC Commissioner John Swofford said. “The Sunday championship game worked tremendously well for more than three decades, but I believe our schools, teams and our fans will be excited about crowning a champion on Saturday night. This will be a win-win for everyone involved – players, coaches, fans – and we greatly appreciate our television partners, ESPN and the ACC Network, working with us to make this happen.”

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