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ACC Basketball News and Notes

acc basketballNews and notes from across the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball spectrum.



Monday night’s lone game involving an ACC team features the renewal of a rivalry as unbeaten Florida State travels to No.6 Florida … the Seminoles seek their second consecutive road victory following last week’s win at Rutgers in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge … No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 13 North Carolina and Clemson post wins on Sunday … senior Martinas Geben scores a team- and career-high 14 points and matches his career high with 10 rebounds as Notre Dame tops St. Francis Brooklyn … with 22 points and 10 rebounds, Luke Maye posts his fifth double-double of the season to lead the Tar Heels past visiting Tulane …. Donte Grantham’s 17 points and 10 rebounds pace Clemson in a win over UNC Asheville … earlier weekend action includes Jerome Robinson eclipsing the 1,000-point mark for his career during Boston College’s win at Hartford … the Eagles’ junior is the 42nd 1,000-point scorer in program history … Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III has eight double-doubles in his first 10 collegiate games … NC State’s Torin Dorn, Lennard Freeman and Omer Yurtseven are a combined 23-of-24 from the floor in the Wolfpack’s Saturday win over SC State … Virginia Tech battles back from a 16-point second-half deficit to post a road win at Ole Miss … Virginia has forced each of its eight opponents this season to shoot less than 50 percent from the floor.


ACC Basketball: By the Numbers

1 – The ACC leads all Power 5 conferences in intra-conference play with 21 wins and a .656 winning percentage.

ACC 21-11 .656
Big 12 9-6 .600
SEC 11-12 .478
Pac-12 6-8 .429
Big Ten 8-18 .307

5 – Duke’s Marvin Bagley III and North Carolina’s Luke Maye lead the ACC in 20/10 games with five each … Bagley and Maye rank 1-2, respectively, among ACC scoring and rebounding leaders.

6 – Florida State has had a different player lead the team in scoring in each of its six games … led by Terance Mann (15.3), five Seminoles are avberaging in double figures.

8 – Virginia’s Kyle Guy has made at least one 3-point field goal in eight straight games and ranks fifth in the ACC in 3-point field goal percentage (.455).

24 – Notre Dame’s Bonzie Colson has scored in double figures in 24 straight games and leads all leads all current ACC players in career double-doubles (27) and rebounds (766) and is second in points scored (1,368).

33 – Wake Forest’s Bryant Crawford has scored in double figures in 33 consecutive games – the longest current streak in the ACC … Crawford leads the Deacons in scoring (16.3), assists (4.4) and steals (1.9).

134 – With its No. 1 ranking in this week’s AP poll, Duke ties UCLA for the most weeks ranked No. 1 at 134 … the Blue Devils have been ranked No. 1 in the AP poll 78 times since the start of the 1997-98 season.