ACC Hoops Week In Review-Nov 7-Nov 13

TSR looks back at how the ACC performed in the opening week of the basketball season

ACC Week 1 in Review (Sunday 11/7-Saturday 11/13) (All rankings are based on ESPN as of 11/13)

Boston College (1-0): The Eagles defeated visiting St. Francis (NY), 79-49, Friday.

Joe Trapani had 20 points and eight rebounds. Corey Raji had 17 points and nine rebounds. At one point the Eagles led the Terriers, 24-2, and held them scoreless for nine consecutive minutes.

Clemson (1-0): First-year head coach Brad Brownell led the Tigers to a 87-64 win against visiting West Carolina Friday.

Devin Booker had a career-high 16 points and seven rebounds, and three other Tigers scored in double figures; Milton Jennings-14, Tanner Smith-12, Andre Young-10. Senior Demontez Stitt, the Tigers leading returning scorer, had seven points.

1 Duke (0-0): The Blue Devils open their season today at 5 p.m. at home against Princeton.

Florida State (1-0): The Seminoles led 42-25 at halftime, but North Florida came within five points (50-45) with just under 11 minutes remaining in Friday’s contest. A 3-pointer by Luke Loucks and a steal for a dunk by Chris Singleton opened up the Seminoles lead again.

Bernard James had a double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

Georgia Tech (1-0): The Yellow Jackets opened up their home game against Charleston Southern with an 11-0 run Friday.

The Jackets shot 3-for-22 from beyond the arc, but redshirt freshman Daniel Miller shined with five points, six rebounds, seven blocks, and three steals.

The Jacket defense forced 29 turnovers and held the Buccaneers to 26.9% shooting.

TERPS (2-0): Terps opened up with wins against Seattle, 105-76, and Charleston, 75-74, on Pe’Shon Howard’s game winner.

Miami (1-0): Tied at 64-64 against visiting Jacksonville, the Hurricanes went on a 12-0 scoring run late in the second half to secure their first win, 89-77, in a game they trailed at halftime, 48-42.

Guards Malcom Grant and Durand Scott combined for 43 of the Hurricanes 89 points, Grant scoring 23 and shooting 4-for-6 on 3-pointers, and Scott scoring 20.

9 North Carolina (1-0): Preseason All-American freshman Harrison Barnes made his debut against visiting Lipscomb, which resulted in an 80-66 victory.

Barnes scored 14 points, four rebounds, two assists, and one block for the Tar Heels. Tyler Zeller had 15 points to lead the Tar Heels, and sophomore John Henson dominated with career-highs in rebounds, 17, and blocked shots, 7.

N.C. State (1-0): The Wolfpack have a trusty trio of their own, with freshmen C.J. Leslie, Ryan Harrow, and Lorenzo Brown leading the Pack to an 82-69 win at home against Tennessee Tech.

Leslie had 21 points and six blocks, Harrow scored 16, and Brown added 14 points, four assists, and three steals. At one point the trio accounted for 22 of the Wolfpack’s 24 points, to give them the 66-51 lead with around seven minutes remaining.

Virginia (1-0): The Cavaliers shot 50% from the field in their 76-52 win against visiting William & Mary Friday.

Freshman Billy Baron scored 19 points, including 13 points on a 19-3 Cavalier run in the second half to seal the win. Mike Scott scored 18 points and had nine rebounds.

23 Virginia Tech (1-0): It took some great performances by multiple Hokies to beat Campbell, 70-60, Friday at home.

The Hokies led by only two points late in the first quarter until a 17-4 run that ended the half gave them a comfortable lead.

Malcom Delaney scored 20 points, perfect 11 shots from the free throw line, and Jeff Allen had his 28th double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds. Terrell Bell had a career-high 17 points.

Wake Forest (0-1): The Demon Deacons and their new coach, Jeff Bzdelik, are the only ACC team to lose this week with their loss at home against Stetson, 89-79.

The Hatters never trailed in the second half.

J.T. Terrell is one of the five freshman for the Deacons this year, and led them with 26 points and freshman Travis McKie had 10 points before fouling out.

Ari Steward had a double-double for the Deacons with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Ridge Graham led Stetson with 21 points, 12 rebounds, three steals, and two assists.

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