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Saturday, January 12

NC State at North Carolina

The 212th meeting between the two long-time rivals ... the Tar Heels have
won eight of the last nine meetings and lead the series 136-75 ... North
Carolina is 66-22 all-time against the Wolfpack in Chapel Hill, including a
16-5 mark in the Smith Center ... NC State has won the last two games
against UNC when the Tar Heels were ranked No. 1 in the AP poll.

Georgia Tech at Miami

Saturday's game marks the eighth meeting between the two teams ... Miami has
won two in a row but still trails in the series 4-3 ... in the teams' only
meeting a year ago, Jack McClinton scored 22 points as the Hurricanes pulled
away late for a 90-82 victory in Coral Gables ... since joining the league,
Miami is 3-0 in ACC home openers with all three wins coming against ranked
foes.

Maryland at Virginia Tech

Maryland leads the series 25-6, including a 10-4 mark in Blacksburg ... the
Hokies have won two of the last three meetings, including a 67-64 overtime
decision last Jan. 21, in Cassell Coliseum ... Virginia Tech is 14-10
against ACC opponents in Cassell Coliseum and Saturdays'game marks the 498th
game for the Hokies on their homecourt since it opened for the 1961-62
season.

Wake Forest at Boston College

The seventh meeting between the two schools ... the Eagles have won all six
previous encounters ... in the teams' only meeting a year ago, Boston
College got 21 points and three assists from Tyrese Rice en route to a 95-85
win in Winston-Salem (J9) ...Wake led 5-1 before the Eagles went on a 22-0
run over a 5:58 stretch ... four of the six meetings have been decided by
six points or less.

Florida State at Clemson

The Seminoles lead the series 26-23 ... Clemson has won five of the last
seven, including two of three a year ago ... the Tigers are 12-6 against FSU
in Littlejohn Coliseum ... 22 of the previous 29 games between the two teams
have been decided by six points or less, including 10 by two or fewer
points.

Sunday, January 13

Virginia at Duke

The 156th meeting between the two teams ... Duke has won 22 of the last 25
meetings and leads the series 107-48 ... the Cavaliers posted a 68-66
overtime victory in the only meeting a year ago (F1) ... the Blue Devils
have won 11 straight over Virginia in Cameron Indoor Stadium ... the
Cavaliers last victory on Duke's home floor was a 91-88 double-overtime
decision on Jan. 14, 1995.

ACColades:

All Conference weekend set with five league matchups slated for Saturday and
one Sunday ... the ACC is the top-rated conference in the RPI ... the ACC is
129-37 (.778) in non-conference play, including a 20-13 mark in road games
... 16 of the ACC's 35 losses have been by five points or less, or in
overtime ... the ACC is 29-18 against teams from the Big East, Big Ten, Big
12, Pac-10 and Southeastern conferences ... four ACC teams ranked in latest
AP poll ... North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough leads all ACC players with 24
career "double-doubles" ... Florida State's Leonard Hamilton is one win
shy of 300 for his career ... Duke's Mike Krzyzewski is sixth on the NCAA
all-time wins chart with 787 victories ... Clemson's Cliff Hammonds is two
assists shy of 400 for his career ... North Carolina's Wayne Ellington named
ACC Player of the Week ... Duke's Kyle Singler tabbed ACC Rookie of the
Week.

By the Numbers

1 - Florida State's Leonard Hamilton is one win shy of 300 for his career.

2 - Clemson's Cliff Hammonds is two assists shy of 400 for his career.

3 - Duke's Kyle Singler leads all league freshmen with three Rookie of the
Week awards.

3 - Boston College's Tyrelle Blair is averaging a league-high 4.1 blocked
shots per game - the highest per game average since Georgia Tech's Alvin
Jones averaged 4.3 blocks in 1998.

6 - Wake Forest has won six in a row for the first time since a similar
six-game streak in 2004-05.

12 - North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough leads the ACC with 12 games of 20 or
more points.

18 - Florida State's Toney Douglas has scored 10 or more points in 18
straight games.

24 - North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough leads all active ACC players with 24
career "double-doubles".

35 - Virginia's Sean Singletary has scored 10 or more points in an ACC-best
35 straight games.

193 - Maryland's James Gist is 24th on the ACC career blocked shot list with
193.

200 - With Sunday's win over Presbyterian, Georgia Tech's Paul Hewitt
reached the 200-win mark for his career.

632 - Duke has made at least one three-point field in 632 consecutive games.

Team Notes

Boston College

Three of Boston College's first four ACC games are at home, where the Eagles
are 12-4 against league foes the last two years ... over his last three
games Rakim Sanders is averaging 15.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists
... led by Sanders, Boston College's freshmen class is averaging 28.1 points
and 11.6 rebounds per game ... Tyrese Rice has seven games with 20 or more
points ... Rice is second in the ACC in scoring and fifth in assists (5.0)
...Tyrelle Blair is averaging a league-high 4.1 blocked shots per game - the
highest per game average since Georgia Tech's Alvin Jones averaged 4.3
blocks in 1998.

Clemson

Three of Clemson's first four ACC games are in Littlejohn Coliseum ... K.C.
Rivers has scored 10 or more points in 23 of his last 25 games and leads the
team in scoring (15.9) and is second in rebounding (7.2) ... Cliff Hammonds
has made a 3-point field goal in an ACC-best 42 straight games ... Hammonds
is 17th among school career scoring leaders (1,241), seventh in assists
(398) and third in steals (192) ... Trevor Booker has back-to-back
"double-doubles" and over his last three games is averaging 21.3 points and
10.0 rebounds and has made 26-of-41 field goal attempts (.634).

Duke

With Wednesday's 74-64 win at Temple, Mike Krzyzewski moved into sixth place
on the NCAA all-time wins chart with 787 victories ... the Blue Devils have
won 58 straight non-conference home games, the longest active streak in the
nation ... over his last four games DeMarcus Nelson is averaging 18.3
points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists ... led by Nelson (13.7), six Blue
Devils are averaging 9.0 points or better ... despite not starting a game
this season, Taylor King is fifth on the team in scoring (10.2) and is
shooting .455 (30-of-66) from 3-point range ... Greg Paulus leads the team
in assists (3.7) and steals (1.3).

Florida State

The Seminoles lead the ACC in free throw percentage (.800) and are fourth in
field goal percentage (.473) ... Toney Douglas has scored in double figures
18 games in a row, is second in the ACC in steals (2.6) and has two or more
steals in all but four games this season ... over his last five games Uche
Echefu is averaging 14.0 points and 9.4 rebounds and has made 26-of-30 from
the free throw line (.867) ... Jason Rich has scored 10 or more points in
six straight games and over that span is averaging 16.5 points and 4.7
rebounds ... Ralph Mims has scored in double figures five straight games.

Georgia Tech

Four of Tech's seven losses have been by six points or less ... nine Yellow
Jackets are averaging 15 or more minutes per game ... senior Anthony Morrow
has scored 10 or more points in all but two games this season and leads the
team in scoring (14.9) and is second in rebounding (5.5) ... Morrow is ninth
in the ACC in field goal percentage (.467) and fourth in free throw
percentage (.875) ... Maurice Miller scored a career-high 15 points in
Wednesday's loss at Georgia and over his last two games is averaging 14.0
points an outing ... Jeremis Smith six games with 10 or more rebounds and
leads the team in rebounding (7.0).

Maryland

The Terps have won four in a row and over that stretch have limited their
opponents to a .306 field goal percentage (69-of-225) ... Maryland leads the
ACC in field goal percentage defense (.366) and blocked shots (7.3) ...
Greivis Vasquez has scored in double figures nine games in a row and in 12
of his last 13 ... Vasquez is second in the ACC in assists (6.1), second in
minutes played (35.9), fifth in scoring (16.9) and ninth in free throw
percentage (.823) ... over his last four games James Gist is averaging 19.5
points , 8.8 rebounds, 3.5 blocked shots and is 27-of-48 from the floor
(.563).

Miami

The Hurricanes are 13-1 and open ACC play hosting Georgia Tech on Jan. 12
... Miami leads the ACC in 3-point field goal percentage (.432) and is
second in field goal percentage defense (.375) ... the Canes starting
backcourt of James Dews and Jack McClinton have combined to hit on
68-of-140 (.486) from behind the arch and 51-of-60 (.850) from the free
throw line ... sophomore Dwayne Collins is averaging 9.6 points and 6.4
rebounds in 18.9 minutes per game ... nine players are averaging 17 or more
minutes per game ... over his last six games Jack McClinton is averaging
18.8 points and 3.7 assists.

North Carolina

The Tar Heels have won 23 of their last 24 games and have been ranked No. 1
in the AP poll for each of the past 10 weeks ... over the last three games
Wayne Ellington is averaging 24.0 points per game and has made 25-of-41
(.609) from the floor .. Tyler Hansbrough leads the ACC in scoring (21.8)
and rebounding (9.8) and has scored 10 or more points in 79 of his 85 career
games ... over his last three games Ty Lawson is averaging 16.7 points, 7.3
assists and 4.0 rebounds ... the Tar Heels have scored 90 or more points in
eight of their last nine games, 11 times overall and lead the ACC in scoring
(92.1).

NC State

With Wednesday's 54-29 win over NC Central, the Wolfpack have won seven in a
row, the second-longest winning streak in the ACC ... the 29 points is the
lowest total by a Wolfpack opponent in 363 games dating back to the 1997
season ... NC State is making 11.2 free throws more per game than its
opponents (18.7-to-7.5) ... the Wolfpack is third in the ACC in field goal
percentage defense (.377) - its best defensive mark since a .350 percentage
in the 1959-60 season ... freshman J.J. Hickson leads the ACC in field goal
percentage (.702), is sixth in scoring (16.5), sixth in rebounding (7.7) and
sixth in blocked shots (1.8).

Virginia

Sean Singletary has scored 10 or more points in an ACC-best 35 straight
games and is 11th on Virginia's all-time scoring list (1,658), fifth in
assists (473), tied for seventh in steals (160) and fifth in free throws
made (460) ... Singletary leads the ACC in assists (6.8) and is fourth in
scoring (17.8) ... Adrian Joseph has six games with 10 or more rebounds ...
Joseph is seventh in the ACC in rebounding (7.7) and fourth in 3-point
field goals made per game (2.5) ... the Cavaliers are 24-2 (.923) at John
Paul Jones Arena ... over his last five games Mike Scott is averaging 9.0
points and 7.2 rebounds.

Virginia Tech

Jeff Allen has a team-high six "double-doubles" and is fourth among ACC
freshmen in scoring (12.6) and second in rebounding (8.1) ... A.D. Vassallo
is fifth in the ACC in minutes played (34.0) and has scored 10 or more
points in all but one game this year ... Vassallo leads the team in scoring
(15.7) and is third in rebounds (4.1) ... Hank Thorns has a 2.44-to-1
assists-to-turnover ratio (44-to-17) ... Deron Washington has scored 10 or
more points in all but two games this season and is second on the team in
scoring (12.6) and rebounds (6.3) ... over the last two games Malcolm
Delaney has 12 assists with only two turnovers.

Wake Forest

The Deacons have won six in a row for the first time since a similar
six-game streak in 2004-05 and have the ACC's longest current home court
winning streak at 14 in a row ... over the last three games Wake Forest has
made 51-of-60 free throws (.850) ... freshman Jeff Teague has scored 11 or
more points six games in a row and over that span is averaging 15.5 points,
2.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.8 steals ... Teague leads the ACC in steals
per game (2.7) ... over his last five games James Johnson has made 30-of-51
field goal attempts (.588) and is averaging 16.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and
1.8 blocked shots.

Conference Call

The ACC is the top-rated conference in the RPI. In inter-conference play
among the top six RPI conferences, the ACC at 29-18 (.617) has the best W-L
record among the six leagues ... ACC teams are a combined 12-8 in road games
versus top 6 RPI conference opponents.

RPI Ranking as of Friday, Jan. 11

1..........................................ACC.... .577

2.................................... Big East.... .575

3.......................................Pac-10.... .574

4.......................................Big 12.... .564

5..................................... Big Ten.... .558

6..........................................SEC.... .552



Record between Top 6 RPI Conferences
1...........................................ACC.. 29-18        .617

2....................................... Big 12.. 26-21        .553

3....................................... Pac-10.. 15-14        .517

4..................................... Big East.. 19-23        .452

5.......................................Big Ten.. 17-22        .436

6...........................................SEC.. 16-24        .400

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