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Five conference matchups comprise weekend schedule... ESPN GameDay comes to Tallahasse for Saturday's North Carolina-Florida State game ... home teams have won nine of first 12 ACC games with eight games decided by seven points or less, including five by fewer than four points ... Virginia's Mike Scott named ACC Player of the Week ... Maryland's Alex Len selected ACC Rookie of the Week ... Duke's Austin Rivers leads all ACC freshmen in scoring at 14.4 points per game ... North Carolina's John Henson leads the ACC in rebounding (10.1) and blockedshots (3.0) ... NC State is the only ACC team to have five players averaging in double figures ... Ty Walker's eight blocked shots against Maryland Wednesday are the most by a Deacon in an ACC game since Tim Duncan rejected eight Florida State shots on Jan. 25, 1997 ... Clemson's Andre Young leads the ACC in free throw percentage (.907) and is third in minutes played (34.6) ... Maryland's James Padgett leads the ACC in offensive rebounds per game (4.2).
By the Numbers:
1 - North Carolina's Kendall Marshall is one assist shy of 400 for his career ... Marshall leads the ACC in assists per game (9.9) and assists-to-turnover ratio (3.93:1).
11 - Maryland's Terrell Stoglin has scored 20 or more points in 11 of his 15 games and leads the ACC in scoring (21.3).
13.7 - C.J. Leslie has scored in double figures eight straight games and leads the Wolfpack in scoring (13.7).
15 - Wake Forest's C.J. Harris has scored 10 or more points in 15 straight games and is third in the ACC in scoring (17.7).
15 - Florida State blocked 15 shots in Tuesday's 63-59 win at Virginia Tech, two short of the ACC record for a conference game ... FSU leads the ACC in blocked shots (7.1).
16 - Boston College junior Matt Humphrey has made at least one 3-point field goal in an ACC best 16 straight games.
18- Virginia Tech's Erick Green has scored 10 or more points in an ACC-best 18 straight games.
18.8 - Duke's Miles and Mason Plumlee have combined to average 18.8 points, 15.6 rebounds and 3.2 blocked shots per game while shooting .652 from the floor (120-for-184)
25.0 - Over his last two games, Georgia Tech's Glen Rice, Jr., is averaging 25.0 points and 6.5 rebounds
45.0 - Boston College's freshman class is averaging 45.0 points and 20.8 rebounds per game ... five of the Eagles' top six scorers are freshmen.
49 - NC State's Scott Wood has made 49 consecutive free throws - good for the second-longest streak in ACC annals.
Boston College freshman Dennis Clifford led all scorers with 15 points and pulled down a team-high seven rebounds in Thursday night's 59-57 win over visiting Clemson ... Clifford fell one point shy of his season high while scoring in double figures for the ninth time this season and the fifth time in six games... fellow freshman Lonnie Jackson added 14 points vs. the Tigers, his second double-figure scoring performance in three games and his sixth of the season... the Eagles shot 61.1 percent in the second half of Thursday night's game and checked out at 50 percent for the game (20-of-40) ... BC returns to Conte Forum on Saturday, when it plays host to Virginia Tech.
Senior Andre Young led Clemson with 12 points in Thursday night's road game at Boston College ... Young has reached double figures in five straight games and in 12 games this season ... Clemson owned a plus-9 rebounding advantage vs. the Eagles, led by Milton Jennings' 12 rebounds ... it marked Jennings' second-highest rebounding total of the season and his best since his season-high 14 boards in a win over Furman on Nov. 25 ... after going scoreless in last Saturday's win over Florda State, T.J. Sapp bounced back with 11 points at BC ... the Tigers return home to play host to No. 6 Duke on Sunday at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Duke improved its ACC-leading home court win streak to 44 games with Thursday night's 61-58 win over Virginia ... the Blue Devils have not lost in Cameron Indoor Stadium since Feb. 11, 2009 against North Carolina ... Duke's current 44-game streak is the second longest in the country behind Kentucky's 45-game streak and the second longest in school history behind Duke's 46-game run from 1997-2000 ... Duke also became the first team this season to shoot over 50 percent from the floor against the Cavaliers, finishing 24-for-46 (.522) for the game ... the Blue Devils were 19-of-26 (73 percent) from two-point range Thursday night.
Florida State's Bernard James tied his career high with 18 points and set a new career best with 15 rebounds in Tuesday night's 63-59 road win at Virginia Tech ... nine of James' rebounds came at the offensive end ... James recorded the ninth double-double of his FSU career and his sixth this season ... the Seminoles set a new season high with 15 blocks in the win over the Hokies ... guard Deividas Dulkys led the way with five ... FSU continues to lead the ACC in blocked shots (7.1 per game) and field goal percentage defense (.360) ... Ian Miller has averaged 14 points and 29 minutes played per game since rejoining the team for the Florida game on Dec. 22.
One game after scoring a career high 28 points vs. Duke, Glen Rice Jr. scored 22 on Wednesday night to key Georgia Tech to an 82-71 road win at NC State... Rice has reached double figures in scoring in 10 of the 13 games in which he has played this season, including four games with at least 20 points ... Mfon Udofia scored 17 points against the Wolfpack and has averaged 18 points over his last two games ... the Yellow Jackets shot 51 percent at NC State and hit 9 of 15 from 3-point range in giving first-year coach Brian Gregory his first ACC victory.
Maryland sophomore guard Terrell Stoglin continues to lead the ACC in scoring at 21.3 points per game ... Stoglin's 20-point performance vs. Wake Forest on Wednesday night was his 11th game this season with 20 or more points ... Maryland has outrebounded its opponent in six of the last seven games ... Ashton Pankey led the way with nine as the Terps outrebounded Wake Forest 45-37, and James Padgett had eight... Padgett added 11 points in just 19 minutes of action ... Sean Mosley had 15 points vs. the Demon Deacons ... it marked Mosley's third straight game in double figures and seventh overall this season.
Kenny Kadji, Reggie Johnson, and Durand Scott all scored double digit points in Miami's Tuesday night's game at North Carolina ... Kadji ended with 16 points and has averaged 20 points and eight rebounds over his last three games ... Johnson and Scott recorded 12 points each ... Johnson , who added nine rebounds, has averaged 10.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in six games after missing the first nine games of the season due to a knee injury ... after playing their first two ACC games on the road, the Hurricanes will take an eight-day break before playing host to Clemson on Jan. 18, followed by a home game vs. NC State on Jan. 22.
Including a win over William & Mary at Carmichael Arena in the 2010 NIT, North Carolina has won 29 straight home games, the second-longest streak in UNC history and the longest since a 32-game stretch from 1926-1929 ... with 16 points and 10 rebounds in Tuesday night's 73-56 win over Miami, senior Tyler Zeller posted the ninth double-double of his career and his fifth this season ... Kendall Marshall scored a season-high 12 points vs. Miami and tied his career high with five field goals ... Roy Williams has tied former Wake Forest coach Dave Odom for ninth in ACC history with 240 wins at UNC.
NC State's C.J. Leslie has scored in double figures in 13 games this season, including eight straight ... that included a team-high 16 points in Wednesday night's game against visiting Georgia Tech ... Scott Wood has connected on a school record 49 straight free throws without a miss ...Wood, who is 39-of-39 from the foul line this season, now owns the second-longest successful free-throw shooting streak in ACC history, five behind the mark of 54 set by former Duke All-American J.J. Redick (2003-04) ... all five NC State starters scored in double figures against Georgia Tech.
With a game-high 23 points in Thursday night's game at Duke, Virginia's Mike Scott scored in double figures for the 65th time in his career and 14th time season ...Scott had his fifth 20-point game of the season and the 11th of his career ... Scott's 23 points tied his ACC-high (set in previous game against Miami ... Scott had consecutive 20-point games for the first time in his career ... Scott moved into 29th place on Virginia's career scoring list with 1,233 points, moving past Roger Mason Jr. (1,231, 2000-02), Kenny Turner (1,220, 1988-91) and Jim Miller (1,218, 1982-85) ... with 14 points vs. the Blue Devils Joe Harris scored in double figures for the 29th time in his career and 13th time this season.
Virginia Tech's Erick Green scored 21 of the Hokies' 59 points in Tuesday night's home game vs. Florida State, including a 10-of-10 showing from the foul line ... Green has scored in double figures in each of the 15 games in which he has played this season and ranks sixth among ACC scorers at 16.1 points per game ... freshman Dorian Finney-Smith just missed a double-double vs. the Seminoles with nine points and 10 rebounds ... it was the fifth game this season with 10 or more rebounds for Finney-Smith, who is averaging 8.3 boards per game ... Tech continues ACC play on Saturday when it travels to Boston College.
Wake Forest's Travis McKie scored 25 points in Wednesday night's road game at Maryland ... that matched a season high for McKie, who has scored exactly 25 points in four games this season ... McKie has reached double figures in 15 of the Demon Deacons' 16 games, including seven games with 20 points or more ... Ty Walker's total of eight blocked shots vs. the Terrpains is the highest by a Deacon in an ACC game since Tim Duncan rejected eight FSU shots on Jan. 25, 1997 ... Wake Forest faces in-state ACC foes in its next two outings, playing host to NC State on Saturday and traveling to Duke on Jan. 19.