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Feb. 7, 2012
ACColades: This week’s schedule tips off with Maryland at Clemson tonight (ESPNU; 7 p.m.)… the slate continues with three games on Wednesday and a pair on Thursday…The highlight of ESPN’s Rivalry Week is the Duke/North Carolina match-up in Chapel Hill Wednesday night (ACC Network/ESPN)…this is the 43rd time the teams meet both ranked in the AP top 10, having split the previous 42 (21-21) ... four ACC teams – North Carolina, Duke, Florida State and Virginia - ranked in both polls ... Miami’s Reggie Johnson named ACC Player of the Week ... Duke’s Austin Rivers tabbed ACC Rookie of the Week ... home teams have won four of the last six ACC games and are 29-21 (.580) overall as hosts ... of the 50 ACC regular season games that have been played, 24 have been decided by seven points or less, including 18 by four or fewer points ... NC State is the only ACC team to have five players averaging in double figures ... Virginia has had seven games decided by four points or less ... Florida State leads the ACC in field goal percentage defense (.374) ... Georgia Tech’s Daniel Miller is second in the ACC in blocked shots (2.3) ... Miami’s Durand Scott is one assist shy of 300 for his career ... Wake Forest’s C.J. Harris has scored 10 or more points in 22 straight games; Harris is second in the ACC in scoring (17.5) and fourth in field goal percentage (.500) ... Boston College freshmen are currently averaging a combined 43.3 points per game, marking the fourth-highest freshmen per game scoring average in ACC history.
1 - Maryland’s Sean Mosley is one point shy of 1,000 for his career.
1 - Miami senior guard Malcolm Grant is one 3-point field goal shy of 200 for his career.
5 - North Carolina’s Tyler Zeller has five double-doubles in his last seven games and over that span is averaging 17.4 points and 11.4 rebounds.
5 - Duke’s Austin Rivers, a five-time ACC Rookie of the Week pick, is averaging a team-high 14.5 points per game ... Johnny Dawkins was the last Blue Devil freshman to lead the team in scoring back in 1983.
10 - North Carolina sophomore guard Kendall Marshall has handed out 10-or-more assists in 10 games this season and leads the ACC in assists per game (9.8)
16 - Maryland’s Terrell Stoglin has scored 20 or more points in 16 of his 22 games and leads the ACC in scoring (21.7).
24 - Virginia Tech’s Erick Green has scored 10 or more points in an ACC-best 24 straight games and ranks sixth in the ACC in scoring (15.7).
64 - NC State’s Scott Wood was 1-for-1 from the free throw line and extended his ACC record setting streak of consecutive made free throws to 64 in a row in Saturday’s 87-76 win over Wake Forest ... Wood is now tied with Western Illinois’ Joe Dykstra (1981-82) for the fourth-longest streak in NCAA Division I history.
218 - Clemson’s Andre Young leads all active ACC players in steals (172), 3-point field goals made (218) and minutes played (3,177).
Boston College joins Kentucky as one of only two teams nationally with three freshmen averaging at least 9.0 points per game ... Dennis Clifford is at 9.5, Ryan Anderson at 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 12th double-figure scoring game of the season with 15 points in Saturday’s ACC road game at Georgia Tech ... freshman Lonnie Jackson scored 1 points vs. the Yellow Jackets ... Jackson has scored in double figures in two straight games and nine times this season ... Boston College returns home to face FSU on Wednesday night.
Freshman K.J. McDaniels led a second-half rally on Saturday for the Tigers, who attempted to come from 17 points down before falling 67-65 at Virginia Tech ... McDaniels made 7-of-11 field goals, which included five dunks, and blocked five shots in a career-high 28 minutes ... McDaniels finished with 14 points to match senior Andre Young for team-high scoring honors ... the two combined for 18 of their 28 points in the second half ... . Devin Booker added 11 points and 11 rebounds for his third double-double of the season ... Clemson returns to action on Tuesday night with an ACC home game against Maryland.
Duke received 40 points from its bench in Sunday’s game against Miami – Seth Curry (22 points), Quinn Cook (8) and Ryan Kelly (8) ... Duke has gotten at least 40 points from its bench three times this season ... Kelly leads all Duke players with 123 points off the bench ... the Blue Devils make the short trip to North Carolina on Wednesday night ... Duke defeated the Tar Heels twice last season (at Duke, ACC Tournament) and dropped one game to the Tar Heels (at UNC) ... Duke has lost to just one team – Wake Forest in 2004 and 2005, and again in 2008 and 2009 – on the road in back-to-back seasons since the 2003-04 season began.
The 21st-ranked Seminoles extended their school record ACC winning streak to seven games on Saturday with a 58-55 decision over visiting Virginia ... Okaro White scored a team-high 13 points vs. the Cavaliers for his eighth double-figure scoring game of the season and his third in a row ... with 10 points vs. the Cavaliers, Xavier Gibson posted his ninth double-figure scoring game of the season ... Florida State continues to lead the ACC in field goal percentage defense (.374) and in steals per game (8.9) .... the Seminoles rank second in blocked shots per game (6.1) ... FSU heads to Boston College for its next conference test on Wednesday night.
Point guard Mfon Udofi a played 36 turnover-free minutes in Saturday’s win over visiting Boston College while handing out six assists ... the Yellow Jackets committed only nine turnovers as a team ... Kammeon Holsey is shooting .619 from the floor following a 5-of-7 showing in the win over BC ... after missing Georgia Tech’s previous game with a toe injury, Glen Rice Jr. returned to the lineup to score 11 points in the win over the Eagles ... Rice has reached double figures in 13 of the 19 games in which he has played this season ... Tech plays its second straight home game Thursday night, when NC State visits Philips Arena.
ACC leading scorer Terrell Stoglin scored 20 points in Saturday’s ACC home game against North Carolina ... Stoglin reached the 20-point mark for the 16th time this season ... Sean Mosley scored 11 points vs. UNC and is just one point shy of becoming the 50th Terrapin to reach 1,000 points in his career. ... Mosley is also poised to become just the eighth player in Maryland history to have 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists and 120 steals in his career ... freshman Alex Len notched his second consecutive game with double-digit points, finishing with 12 ... Len also blocked four UNC shots.
Miami won at Duke for the first time with Sunday’s 78-74 overtime decision vs. the No. 7 Blue Devils ... the last time the Hurricanes defeated a team ranked No. 7 in the Associated Press Poll was on Feb. 4, 2009 by a score 79-52 over Wake Forest in Coral Gables ...the Canes defeated No. 5 Duke (96-93) on Feb. 20, 2008 at home ... Duke was ranked No. 4 in the Coaches Poll at that time ... center Reggie Johnson scored five of his career-high 27 points in overtime of Sunday’s win... Johnson added a season-high 12 rebounds ... Kenny Kadji (15 points) hit double figures for the eighth straight game.
With a career-high matching 16 assists in Saturday’s win at Maryland, sophomore guard Kendall Marshall registered double-digit assists for the 10th time this season and has handed out at least 15 assists in four of those games ... junior John Henson added 17 points and 12 rebounds vs. the Terps for his 29th career double-double and his ninth this season ... with 22 points vs. the Terps, Tyler Zeller reached double figures for the eighth straight game and the 18th time this season ... Zeller has averaged 17.8 points and 11 rebounds over those last eight games.
Scott Wood’s current streak of 64 straight made free throws extends his ACC record and stands as the fourth-longest in NCAA 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 21 consecutive games, the longest current streak in the conference at present ... Wood connected on six 3-point shots en route to a season-high 23 points to key Saturday’s ACC win over visiting Wake Forest ... Richard Howell collected his ninth double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds vs. the Demon Deacons.
Senior Mike Scott had his second consecutive double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Virginia in Saturday’s ACC road game at Florida State ... Scott’s 31 career double-doubles lead all active ACC players ... Scott’s 11 rebounds moved him into fourth place on Virginia’s career rebounding list with 865 ... sophomore guard Joe Harris scored 16 points vs. the Seminoles ... Harris has scored in double figures in each of his last three games, averaging 15.7 ppg over that span ... freshman Malcolm Brogdon added 10 points vs. FSU for his third-double figure scoring game of the season and first since scoring 10 vs. Seattle on Dec. 21.
Junior guard Erick Green scored 10 points in Saturday’s homecourt win over Clemson, extending his streak of scoring in double figures to an ACC-best 24 straight games ... Jarell Eddie led the Hokies’ win with a game-high 15 points ... Eddie has scored in double figures in three of his last four games and in 11 games this season ... freshman Dorian Finney-Smith scored in double figures for the first time since the Hokies’ victory over North Florida on Dec. 19 with 12 points vs. the Tigers ... Finney-Smith scored his points on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor and he also grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.
Junior guard C.J. Harris was one of five Deacons in double figures, with 21 points in Saturday’s ACC road game at NC State ... Harris extended his double-digit scoring streak to 22 games ... 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 ... senior Ty Walker scored a career high 12 points and blocked two shots vs. the Wolfpack ... Walker has blocked at least two shots in eight straight games ... sophomore guard Tony Chennault tied a career high with six assists and set a career high with seven rebounds vs. NC State.