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Doucette’s ACC Basketball Notes 1/15/17

The second week of league play is happening and here is what going on in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

With their victory over Duke earlier this week. Florida State set a school record with 12 consecutive wins. It broke the previous mark that had stood for 47 years. The 4-0 start in league play is also the best start in 26 years of conference play.

The ACC player of the week is Joel Berry II of North Carolina. He is averaging 19 points a game good for 11th in the league and second in three-pointers made at four per game. Freshman of the week is North Carolina State’s Dennis Smith Jr. who leads the conference in steals with three a game.

Boston College is off to a .500 start in league play thanks in large part to their backcourt duo of Freshman Ky Bowman and Sophmore Jerome Robinson. They are second and third in scoring and Robinson has a streak of 13 20-point games which leads the league. Bowman is averaging 21 a game over his first three games which are best among all ACC freshman.

Pittsburgh has a dynamic duo of their own in Michael Young and James Artis. Both have 10 games with 20 or more points, rank 1-2 among ACC scoring leaders and are bidding to become the first teammates in league history to claim the top two spots in the scoring race.

Virginia is 36-2 in ACC home games over the last five seasons following last Sunday night’s 79-62 win over Wake Forest. The Cavaliers held Wake to 29 points in the first half. It’s the 13th time they have limited an opponent to fewer than 30 points in the first half this season.

Clemson’s Jaron Blossomgame led the Tigers in scoring last Saturday in their 75-70 loss to Notre Dame. It marks the 13 time in the last 19 regular-season ACC outings that he has at least 20 points in a league game.

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