Teams that fared well in the 2015 ACC Tournament included Notre Dame, North Carolina, Duke and Virginia; none of the semi-finalists were seeded lower than fifth in the 14-team field. The top four teams were rewarded a double-bye; teams finishing the regular season fifth through 10th received a single-bye.
Victories over Miami (FL) and Duke were all the Notre Dame Fighting Irish needed to set up their title game match with North Carolina. The Irish defeated North Carolina 90-82 in the championship game.
Unlike the other three semi-finalists, North Carolina did not receive a double-bye. However, the Tar Heels managed victories over Boston College, Louisville and Virginia en route to the title game battle with Notre Dame.
Duke defeated seventh-seed North Carolina State in the quarterfinals before falling to Notre Dame in a semi-final contest. However, the Blue Devils would ultimately have the last laugh, as they still managed a #1 seed in the ensuing NCAA Tournament, eventually winning the National Championship with a 68-63 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers.
The regular season conference champion, Virginia earned the top overall seed for the ACC Tournament. However, after defeating Florida State, the Cavaliers fell to North Carolina 71-67 in the semi-finals in Greensboro.