ACC Basketball Capsules


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Saturday

Maryland at Clemson

Maryland has won nine-in-a-row and leads the rivalry 80-42 ... Clemson has an 18-16 edge in Littlejohn Coliseum, but the Terps have won the last four games on the Tigers’ homecourt...Clemson’s last three games have been decided by a total of four points ... guard Edward Scott is 29 points shy of joining Terrrell McIntyre as only the second player in school history to have 1,000 points (971) and 500 assists (525) in his career ... Maryland assumed first place in the ACC following Wednesday’s 81-66 win at

North Carolina ... Steve Blake had five assists against UNC and moved into 17th place on the NCAA career assist list with 856 assists.



Georgia Tech at Duke


The Blue Devils have won the last 12 meetings and lead the series 49-20, including a 25-4 edge in games played in Cameron Indoor Stadium ...Tech’s last win in Durham was a 86-81 win in 1996 ... Tech freshman Chris Bosh had 21 points and ine rebounds in Wednesday’s 66-47 win over Elon ... Bosh leads the ACC in double-doubles (8),field goal percentage (.604) and is second in rebounding (9.9) and ninth in scoring (16.3) ... Duke has been ranked in 121 straight AP polls and have been listed in the top six teams in 58 consecutive polls dating back to 2000 ... Dahntay Jones has scored in double figures 12 straight games and is second on the team in scoring (16.9).



Sunday

Florida State at Wake Forest


Wake has won the last four meetings to take a 14-11 series’ lead ... the Deacons are 8-2 in ACC games at Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Skip Prosser’s first two years at Wake Forest ... Josh Howard has scored 20 or more points in three straight games and leads the team in scoring (17.7), rebounds (7.9) and blocked shots (20) ... the Deacons

have out-rebounded each of their first 14 opponents and lead the ACC in rebound margin

(+12.9) ... FSU's Tim Pickett scored 21 points in Wednesday’s 60-59 win over Clemson and extended his double-figure scoring streak to 16 straight games ... Pickett has made three-or more three-point field goals in seven straight games and leads the ACC in steals (3.4) and is fourth in free throw percentage (.868).



North Carolina at NC State

The 199th meeting between the two long-time rivals ... NC State won both games a year ago but North Carolina leads the series by a 128-70 margin ... UNC is 20th in this week's RPI Report ... the RPI Report lists the Tar Heel’s schedule as the fourth-toughest in the nation ... Rashad McCants scored a game-high 26 points in Thursday’s loss to No. 12 Maryland and extended his double-figure scoring streak to 17 straight games ...

State's Clifford Crawford scored 21 points and Julius Hodge added 18 as the Wolfpack snapped a five-year, 13-game losing streak to Duke with a 80-71 win Wednesday

night ... NC State is 5-5 in its last 10 games against Top 10 ranked teams.



Tuesday

Wake Forest at Clemson

A repeat of last year's thriller? Only television hopes so. Wake Forest scored 19 - count 'em - 19 points in the final 1:02 a year ago at Littlejohn Coliseum to tie Clemson at the end of regulation, only to lose in double overtime.


Dan Scott covers Clemson University for the Florence Morning News. He also hosts SportsTalk from 9 a.m.-Noon, Monday-Friday, on WCCP-Fm, 104.9. Click here for Dan Scott's SportsTalk discussion board.

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