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Feb. 3, 2012
ACColades: Six conference games comprise a full weekend schedule ... four ACC teams - Duke, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida State - ranked in both the media and coaches' polls ... Duke's Mason Plumlee named ACC Player of the Week while teammate Austin Rivers earns league rookie honors for a fifth time ... Plumlee also named USBWA National Player of the Week ... 20 of 44 league games to date have been decided by seven points or less, including 14 by four or fewer points ... NC State and Duke are the only ACC teams to have five players averaging in double figures ... Duke leads the ACC in field goal percentage (.489) and 3-point field goal percentage (.399) ... Maryland's Sean Mosley is 12 points shy of 1,000 points for his career ... Virginia has had six games decided by four points or less ... Florida State leads the ACC in field goal percentage defense (.368) ... Georgia Tech's Daniel Miller is second in the ACC in blocked shots (2.4) ... over his last two games, Miami's Durand Scott is averaging 21.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists ... Wake Forest's C.J. Harris has scored 10 or more points in 20 straight games; Harris is second in the ACC in scoring (17.4) and fourth in field goal percentage (.500) ... Boston College freshmen are currently averaging a combined 43.6 points per game, marking the fourth-highest freshmen per game scoring average in ACC.
By the Numbers:
1 - Miami senior guard Malcolm Grant is one 3-point field shy of 200 for his career.
2.3 - Clemson has had fewer turnovers in each of its last 11 games and leads the ACC in turnover margin (+2.3).
5 - North Carolina's Tyler Zeller has five double-doubles in his last six games and over that span is averaging 16.7 points, 12.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots.
5 - Duke's Austin Rivers, a five-time ACC Rookie of the Week pick, is averaging a team-high 14.3 points per game ... Johnny Dawkins was the last Blue Devil freshman to lead the team in scoring back in 1983.
11.8 - North Carolina leads the ACC in rebound margin (+11.8), the best mark since South Carolina led the league in 1970 with a +13.1 margin.
15 - Maryland's Terrell Stoglin has scored 20 or more points in 15 of his 21 games and leads the ACC in scoring (21.8).
17.8 - Over his last five games, Florida State's Michael Snaer is averaging 17.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists and has hit on 30-of-55 (.545) from the floor.
18 - Virginia's 18-3 record is its best start to a season since going 27-3 to open the 1982-83 season.
23 - Virginia Tech's Erick Green has scored 10 or more points in an ACC-best 23 straight games.
63 - NC State's Scott Wood was 5-for-5 from the free throw line and extended his ACC record-setting streak of consecutive made free throws to 63 in a row in Wednesday's 56-51 win over Boston College ... Wood is now tied with Butler's A.J. Graves (2006-07) for the fifth-longest streak in NCAA Division I history.
Boston College joins Kentucky as one of only two teams nationally with three freshmen averaging at least 9.0 points per game ... Ryan Anderson averages 9.6, Dennis Clifford 9.4 and Patrick Heckmann is scoring at a 9.1 clip ... five of BC's top six scorers are freshmen ... junior Matt Humphrey posted his 11th double-figure scoring game of the season with 15 points in Wednesday night's ACC home game against NC State ... freshman Lonnie Jackson scored eight of his 10 points in the second half vs. the Wolfpack ... Clifford and Anderson tied for game-high rebounding honors with eight apiece ... BC travels to Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon.
With 16 points in Tuesday night's ACC road game at Virginia, junior forward Devin Booker scored in double figures for the ninth time this season and posted his fifth game with at least 16 points ... with 14 points against the Cavaliers, guard Tanner Smith scored in double figures for the fourth time in five games and the 11th time this season overall ... freshman guard Devin Coleman played a season-high 21 minutes at Virginia ... Coleman went 4-of-4 from the foul line and grabbed three rebounds ... the Tigers will play their second straight game in the state of Virginia on Saturday, facing Virginia Tech at 4 p.m.
Duke won its 94th consecutive home nonconference game with Saturday's victory over St. John's ... The last time Duke lost to a nonconference team in Cameron Indoor Stadium was on Feb. 26, 2000, against St. John's ... Mason Plumlee recorded his ACC-leading ninth double-double with 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds vs. the Red Storm ... Plumlee nearly had his double-double in the first half, scoring eight points and grabbing 12 rebounds in the opening frame ...Ryan Kelly scored in double figures for the 13th time this season on Saturday and scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half.
The 21st-ranked Seminoles set a school record with their sixth straight ACC win on Wednesday night, a 68-54 decision over visiting Georgia Tech ... Michael Snaer had his own record-setting night as his five made pointers tied his career best. ... Snaer's 21 points -16 of which were posted in the second half - came on 7-for-10 shooting and led all scorers ... Snaer also had a game-high and career-best five steals as FSU forced 24 turnovers ... Bernard James posted his ninth double-figure scoring game of the season with 13 points vs. the Yellow Jackets ... Okaro White scored 11 points for his seventh double-figure scoring game.
Brandon Reed led the Yellow Jackets with 18 points in Wednesday night's ACC road game at Florida State ... Reed topped his previous high of 16 points set on three previous occasions and posted his seventh double figure scoring game of the year ... center Daniel Miller (10 points) put up his eighth double-fi gure scoring game of the season and his fi rst since the road win at NC State on Jan. 11 ... the Yellow Jackets played Wednesday night's game without leading scorer Glen Rice Jr., who was out with a foot injury ... Georgia Tech returns home on Saturday for an ACC contest against Boston College at Philips Arena.
ACC leading scorer Terrell Stoglin scored a career-high 33 points in Wednesday night's double overtime game at Miami ... Stoglin reached the 20-point mark for the 15th time this season and eclipsed the 30-point mark for the third time ... freshman center Alex Len had 11 points for his fifth double-figure scoring game since joining the team in late December and his first double-figure effort since stringing four straight together from Dec. 23 through Jan.8 ... Sean Mosley lead all rebounders in the Miami game with nine ... next up for the Terps is a home date with fifth-ranked North Carolina on Saturday.
Following Wednesday night's90-86 double-overtime win over Maryland, the Hurricanes are 2-1 in overtime games this season, including a pair of double OT wins ... Miami had a big performance vs. the Terps from Durand Scott who went 11-of- 14 and recorded 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists - all season highs ... Shane Larkin has made 20 free throws in a row dating back to the Dec. 22 game against Charlotte ... Larkin shot 6-of-6 from the line vs. Maryland ... junior center Reggie Johnson made the first 3-point shot of his career in the fi rst half against Maryland ... senior Malcolm Grant has hit multiple 3s in 13 games.
With 18 points and 18 rebounds in Tuesday night's win at Wake Forest, senior Tyler Zeller posted the 13th double-double of his career and his ninth of this season ... Zeller's 18 rebounds were a career high, surpassing his 17 against NC State on Jan. 26 ... junior John Henson added 14 points and 12 rebounds for his 28th career double-double and his ninth this year... with 13 points against the Demon Deacons, sophomore Harrison Barnes hit double figures for the fifth straight game and the 19th time this season ... sophomore guard Kendall Marshall's 14 points on Tuesday night were a season high.
Scott Wood's current streak of 63 straight made free throws extends his ACC record and ties A.J. Graves of Butler (Nov. 25, 2006 through Jan. 28, 2007) for the fifth longest in NCAA Division I history ... Butler's Darnell Archey (2000-03) holds the record of 85 straight ... Wood has also connected on at least one 3-point shot in 20 consecutive games, the longest current streak in the conference at present ... with 13 points in Wednesday night's ACC road game at Boston College, C.J. Leslie scored in double figures for the 17th time in his 20 games played this season ... NC State plays host to Wake Forest on Saturday.
The Cavaliers' 18-3 record continues their best start since 1982-83 (started 27-3) ... with Tuesday night's win over visiting Clemson the Cavaliers won three ACC games in a six-day span for the first time since 2006-07 ... the Clemson game was Virginia's 100th game at John Paul Jones Arena (the Cavaliers are 71-29 in the building) ... with 23 points and 10 rebounds vs. the Tigers, senior Mike Scott posted his sixth double-double of the season and the 30th of his career -- most among active ACC players and third in Virginia history ... Joe Harris' 19 points vs. Clemson were a season high and tied his ACC career high ... Harris' five 3-pointers tied a career high and were the most by a Cavalier this season.
Erick Green scored a team high 18 points in Saturday's ACC road game at Maryland, extending his streak of scoring in double figures to 22 straight games ... senior Dorenzo Hudson has scored in double figures in five straight games, including four straight in his new role of coming off the bench as the sixth man ... Hudson has averaged 14.0 points in his four games as a nonstarter, including 14 in Saturday's game against the Terps ... Jarell Eddie has averaged 11.5 points and 8.3 rebounds over his last four games ... Tech is at home for two games this week, playing host to Duke on Thursday night and Clemson on Saturday.
Junior C.J. Harris extended his double-figure scoring streak to 21 games with a game-high 19 points in Tuesday night's home contest against North Carolina .... Harris now has exactly 1,000 points for his career ... Harris is the first Deacon since Jeff Teague to score in double figures for at least 20 games straight ... Teague had a 35-game streak to end his collegiate career ... sophomore Travis McKie pulled down 13 rebounds vs. the Tar Heels ... McKie has five games this season with 10or more rebounds, and all have come in ACC play ...Wake Forest will return to action Saturday afternoon with a road trip to NC State.