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ACC's 60th Season Tips Off On Friday

Published On: Nov 08 2012 04:40:52 PM CST
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GREENSBORO -

ACC tips off 60th season Friday with nine non-conference tilts scheduled.

Four ACC teams- NC State, Duke, North Carolina and Florida State - ranked in both pre-season polls.

NC State senior forward Scott Wood leads all returning ACC players with 101 career starts.

Wood has started all but two of the 103 games in which he has played.

Miami’s Durand Scott is second with 93 career starts.

Wake Forest’s C.J. Harris is the ACC’s leading returning scorer (16.7) from a year ago.

Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski is the NCAA’s all-time winningest coach with 927 career victories in 37 seasons.

North Carolina’s Roy Williams has the best winning percentage (.800) of any active coach.

A year ago, Boston College’s Ryan Anderson became only the 11th freshman in ACC history to lead his team in both rebounding (7.4) and scoring (11.2).

By the Numbers:

3 - Clemson’s Devin Booker is three rebounds shy of 500 for his career.

6 - The ACC needs just six non-conference wins to reach 5,400 all-time ... in the conference’s first 59 seasons, ACC teams are a combined 5,394-1,820 for a .747 winning percentage.

8 - The ACC has had eight new coaches over the past three years, nine over the last four seasons.

8 - Eight players who earned All-ACC honors a year ago are slated to return for the 2012-13 season ... the league returns a majority of its All-ACC players for the first time since 2009.

10 - NC State’s CJ Leslie has scored 10 or more points in an ACC-best 10 straight games.

15 - Duke’s Mason Plumlee leads all active ACC players with 15 career double-doubles ... Miami’s Reggie Johnson is second with 14.

18 - Led by Wake Forest’s C.J. Harris (16.7), 18 double-figure scorers are set to return to their respective teams in 2012-13.

27 - NC State’s Scott Wood has made at least one 3-point field goal in a league-best 27 straight games and leads all active ACC players with 230 career 3-pointers.

35 - The ACC welcomes back 35 starters from a year ago ... nine ACC teams return three or more starters and for the first time since 2009, five league teams return four or more starters.

93 - Entering Friday’s game with Georgia State, Duke has been ranked in the Top 10 of the AP poll an NCAA-best 93 straight weeks.

2,065 - North Carolina has won 2,065 games, third-most in NCAA history behind Kentucky and Kansas.

Schedule:

Friday, November 9

Stetson at Miami ESPN3 5:30

Gardner-Webb at North Carolina RSN 7:00

Georgia State at Duke ESPNU 7:00

Tulane at Georgia Tech ESPN3 7:00

South Alabama at Florida State ESPN3 7:00

Miami (Ohio) at NC State ESPN3 7:00

Radford at Wake Forest ESPN3 7:00

Virginia at George Mason 7:00

Kentucky vs. Maryland ESPN 8:30

Barclays Arena, New York, N.Y.

Saturday, November 10

East Tennessee State at Virginia Tech ESPN3 2:00

Sunday, November 11

FIU at Boston College ESPN3 2:00

Florida Atlantic at North Carolina ESPNU 2:30

Monday, November 12

Buffalo at Florida State ESPN3 7:00

Rhode Island at Virginia Tech ESPN3 7:00

Presbyterian at Clemson ESPN3 7:00

Fairfield at Virginia ESPN3 7:00

NIT Season Tip-Off

Morehead State at Maryland RSN 8:00

Streaks

NC State’s CJ Leslie enters the 2012-13 season having scored in double figures a league-best 10 straight games ... Wake Forest’s Travis McKie and the Wolfpack’s Lorenzo Brown are tied for second with eight straight games in double figures.

Double-Figure Scoring Streaks

C.J. Leslie, Jr, NC State 10

Travis McKie, Jr, Wake Forest 8

Lorenzo Brown, Jr., NC State 8

Durand Scott, Sr., Miami 7

NC State’s Scott Wood has made at least one 3-point field goal in an ACC-best 27 straight games ... Boston College’s Matt Humphrey is second at 12 games in a row.

3-Point Field Goal Consecutive Games Streak

Scott Wood, Jr., NC State 27

Seth Curry, Jr., Duke 11

Ian Miller, So., Florida State 8

ACC Coaching Tenure

The conference will see one new head coach this season, as James Johnson makes his debut at Virginia Tech after spending six seasons as a Hokie assistant. Johnson becomes the ACC’s eighth new head coach over the past three seasons, but the conference also returns the NCAA’s all-time winningest coach in Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski (927 victories in 37 seasons, including 32 with the Blue Devils) … North Carolina’s Roy Williams enters his 25th season (and 10th at UNC) needing 25 wins to reach 700 for his career.

ACC Coaching Tenure

Coach, School Seasons

Mike Krzyzewski, Duke 33rd

Leonard Hamilton, Florida State 11th

Roy Williams, North Carolina 10th

Tony Bennett, Virginia 4th

Brad Brownell, Clemson 3rd

Jeff Bzdelik, Wake Forest 3rd

Steve Donahue, Boston College 3rd

Mark Gottfried, NC State 2nd

Brian Gregory, Georgia Tech 2nd

Jim Larranaga, Miami 2nd

Mark Turgeon, Maryland 2nd

James Johnson, Virginia Tech 1st