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ACC Basketball Tournament: Team Updates

March 1, 1999




In depth coverage of the ACC tourney!

Listed Alphabetically

CLEMSON

Seventh-seeded Clemson is 16-13 overall,
5-11 and tied with Florida State for seventh in
the ACC…Tigers were
ranked, by both polls, for nine straight weeks
earlier in the season…finished 4-4 in ACC play
the second half of the season
following a 1-7 start…seniors have started an
ACC-high 110 games…second only to UNC in scoring
defense (63.6)…seniors
Tom Wideman and Harold Jamison have played in 123
consecutive games…Wideman has 662 rebounds and
660 points in his
career…Jamison is 6th among ACC career FG pct
leaders (.6049)…Terrell McIntyre is fourth on
Clemson’s all-time scoring list
with 1,718 points…the Tigers are 12-45 (.211) in
ACC Tournament play…have won one ACC Tourney
game in four of the six
years…have been the No. 1 seed only once (1990),
losing to Virginia in the semi-finals…3-8 in ACC
Tournament games at the
Charlotte Coliseum…have won at least one ACC
Tournament game 11 times.


DUKE

Top-seeded Duke has won 24 in a row and
finished the regular reason 29-1 overall, 16-0 and
in first place in the
ACC…became the first ACC school ever to win 16
league regular season games…had an average
winning margin of 24.3
points per game in league play…just the fourth
school to win three or more straight outright ACC
regular season titles…the
Blue Devils have won 22 straight ACC regular
season games and owns a 41-3 record in the last 44
such games…Duke leads
the ACC in scoring (93.2), scoring margin (25.5)
and field goal percentage (.513)…Trajan Langdon
has started 119 straight
games and has scored in double figures in all but
one game this season and leads the ACC in
three-point shooting
(.432)…Elton Brand leads the ACC in scoring
(17.7), field goal percentage (.613) and
rebounding (9.9); has a league-high 15
double-doubles with a stretch of seven in his last
eight games…Blue Devils have a 57-36 ACC
Tournament record, but are only
4-6 since winning the title in 1992..Duke has a
9-7 mark in Charlotte with one title in 1992…won
at least one game in 30
Tournaments…Bobby Hurley is second on the
all-time Tournament assist leader list with
58…Mike Krzyzewski is 19-14 in
Tournament play including three titles (1986,
1988, 1992)…Duke has been the No. 1 seed 13
times.


FLORIDA STATE

Eighth-seeded Florida State is
12-16 overall, 5-11 and tied with Clemson for
seventh in the ACC…the RPI
lists the Seminoles as having played the nation’s
toughest schedule to date…after winning five of
their first seven ACC games,
FSU ended the regular season with nine straight
league losses, including a three-point double
overtime loss to Georgia Tech
and a two-point setback at Wake Forest…sophomore
Delvon Arrington is third in the ACC in assists
(6.2) while Terrell Baker is
second in steals (2.6)…6-8 junior Ron Hale
averaged 18.3 points per game in league play and
led the team in blocked shots
with 26…forward Damous Anderson hit on 79-of-135
(.585) from the floor in 15 ACC games and scored
in double figures in 12
of his last 13 games; is three field goals shy of
being second in the ACC in all games field goal
percentage (.604)…Seminoles
are 1-7 after their first seven ACC Tournaments
…have lost seven straight after winning their
first-ever ACC Tournament game
against N.C. State 93-80 in 1992…lost to N.C.
State 65-63 in the opening round a year ago…
Heisman QB-turned-point guard
Charlie Ward earned second-team All-Tournament
honors in 1992 …16-14 with one title in 15 Metro
Conference Tournaments
prior to joining the ACC.


GEORGIA TECH

Sixth-seeded Georgia Tech is 15-14
overall, 6-10 and tied with N.C. State for fifth
in the ACC…Tech’s
schedule is rated as the nation’s 15th toughest by
the RPI…after only 62 career games, sophomore
center Alvin Jones is
already Tech’s all-time shot blocking leader and
eighth on the ACC career list with 247 rejections
…Jones is second in the ACC
with 10 double-doubles, including six in ACC
play…junior Jason Collier is second in the ACC
in scoring (17.6), seventh in
rebounds (7.1), ninth in FG pct (.448) and eighth
in blocked shots (1.4)…in ACC games only,
sophomore guard T.J. Vines leads
the ACC in 3-point FG pct (.490)…Three-time ACC
champ after winning the ACC Tournament in 1993 as
the No. 6 seed… Yellow
Jackets are 15-16 in ACC Tournament play,
including a 7-3 mark in Charlotte with two title
in 1990 and 1993…11-11 in
Tournament play since 1985 including a 10-2 mark
when a No. 3-seed or higher… Bobby Cremins is
15-14 in the ACC
Tournament play as a coach and 4-3 as a player.


MARYLAND

The second-seeded Terps have won six
in a row and are 25-4 overall, 13-3 and second in
the ACC…the RPI
lists the Terps as having played the nation’s
14th-toughest schedule…the 13 conference
victories and six league road wins are
school records…Maryland has defeated four Top 10
teams this season…set a new ACC record for
steals in a season with
373…second in the ACC in field goal percentage
(.504), the team’s highest FG% mark since the
1987-88 season…Terps have
won 23 of their last 32 ACC games…Laron Profit
is tied with Duke’s Christian Laettner for seventh
place on the ACC’s all-time
steal list with 243…Gary Williams has 396 career
wins in 21 seasons…over the last four games of
the regular season, guard
Steve Francis averaged 22.8 points, 5.5 steals,
4.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game while
hitting on 34-of-50 field goal
attempts (.680); Francis leads the ACC in steals
(2.9)…Terps are 32-42 in ACC Tournament play,
with a 2-7 mark in
Charlotte…won at least one game in nine of the
last 10 Tournaments…won two ACC titles (1984,
1958)…No. 1 seed twice
(1975, 1980)…Williams is 6-8 as a coach in ACC
Tournament play and 1-3 as a player for the Terps
in 1965-67.


NORTH CAROLINA

Third-seeded North Carolina is
22-8 overall, 10-6 and third in the ACC against
the nation’s ninth-
toughest schedule according to the RPI…the Tar
Heels have posted an NCAA-record 30 straight
season of 20 wins or
more…UNC has finished at least third in the ACC
regular season standings 35 consecutive
years…Tar Heels lead the ACC in
rebounding margin (+9.5) …UNC’s game with
Georgia Tech will mark the 311th straight game
that the Tar Heels have played
as an AP-ranked team; the ACC record is 319 set by
UNC between Dec. 5, 1973 and Dec. 20,
1983…Ademola Okulaja is the
48th Tar Heel to score at least 1,000 career
points; Kentucky is second with 47 1,000-point
scorers…Ed Cota is 10th on the
ACC’s all-time assist list with 707 assists; needs
only two more assists to move past Duke’s Tommy
Amaker (1984-87) and into
ninth place…The Tar Heels are the winningest
team in ACC Tournament history with a 70-29
record, including a 16-4 mark in
Charlotte… UNC leads all ACC teams with 15
titles…won at least one game in the Tournament a
league-high 32 times…UNC
has been in the ACC title game eight of the last
11 years and 25 times overall…the Tar Heels are
30-9 in the quarterfinals, 25-
10 in semis and 15-10 in the ACC title game.


NC STATE

Fifth-seeded N.C. State is
17-12 overall, 6-10 and tied for fifth in the
ACC…the Wolfpack lead the
ACC in bench scoring with 34.7% of its scoring
coming from non-starters…N.C. State is fourth in
the ACC in rebound margin
(+6.3) despite not having one player ranked among
the league’s Top 10 rebound leaders; the Wolfpack
has been out-
rebounded in only four of their 29 games this
season…Adam Harrington is averaging 12.0 points
per game and is bidding to
become the first freshman ever to lead N.C. State
in scoring; Kenny Inge is second with an 11.6 per
game average…sophomore
F Damon Thornton is averaging 6.8 points per game
while hitting on 72-of-125 (.576) field goal
attempts…third winningest
team in Tournament history with a 49-35 (.583)
mark…in 1997, became the first No. 8 seed in ACC
Tournament history to
reach the title game; knocked off the No. 9, No. 1
and No. 5 seeds enroute to the championship
contest…6-7 in ACC
Tournament play in Charlotte…second only to
North Carolina with ten ACC titles…last title
run came as a No. 6 seed in 1987…
Wolfpack are 23-20 in their opening Tournament
game and have won at least one Tournament game 26
times.

VIRGINIA

Ninth-seeded Virginia is 14-15 overall,
4-12 and ninth in the ACC…the Cavaliers schedule
is rated as the nation’s
30th toughest by the RPI…UVa finished the
regular season with a one-point loss to North
Carolina and a six-point overtime
setback to Georgia Tech… freshman Chris Williams
is seventh in the ACC in scoring (16.9), fifth in
rebounding (7.4) and fourth
in field goal percentage (.514); has scored in
double figures in 26 of his 29 games…another
Cavalier freshman, Adam Hall, has
averaged 15.3 points over his last three games and
is third on the team in scoring (10.8)…Donald
Hand leads the team in
scoring (17.2) and assists (4.1)…Hand, who
averaged only 4.7 points per game a year ago,
leads the ACC in free throw
percentage (.866)…the Cavaliers are bidding to
lead the ACC in free throw percentage (.733) for
the first time since the 1978-
79 season…Cavaliers are 27-44 in Tournament play
and 7-8 in Charlotte…have won at least one game
in eight of the last 12
Tournaments and 20 times overall…the school’s
only ACC title came in 1976 when they became the
first sixth-seeded team to
win the ACC title…the Cavaliers have been to the
title game only once since 1984 (1994) and six
times overall…UVa has had
only one ACC Tournament MVP -Wally Walker in 1976.


WAKE FOREST

Fourth-seeded Wake Forest is 16-12
overall and fourth in the ACC with a 7-9 league
record, marking the
seventh-straight year that the Deacons have
finished in the top half of the ACC standings (4th
place or higher including
ties)….Wake leads the ACC with 55 starts by
freshmen; 93 percent (130-of-140) of the Deacons
starters this year have been
freshmen or sophomores….Robert O’Kelley, the
team’s leading scorer (17.4) is the only Deacon to
have started all 28 games
and has led the team in scoring 17 times…Wake
has trailed in the second half in nine of its 16
wins this season…sophomore
Rafael Viduaretta has been the team’s top
rebounder in 13 of the last 16 games and leads the
team in rebounding (6.6)… in
ACC games only, the Deacons have hit on .745 of
their free throw attempts (260-of-349)…Deacons
are 36-41 in ACC
Tournament play, including a 3-8 record in
Charlotte …Wake’s first two ACC titles came
back-to-back in 1961 and 1962…
ended a 33-year title drought with 1995’s 82-80
overtime win over North Carolina …Deacs have won
at least one game 23
times…won two-or-more tournament games five
straight years (1960-64)…Deacons have had five
ACC Tournament MVPs.

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