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Raleigh, NC – Here are the post-game quotes from the NC State Wolfpack vs Duke Blue Devils basketball game on Saturday, January 6.

Head Coach Kevin Keatts

(Opening Statement)

“First of all, I would like to thank the students and fans. When this place is packed like that, this is one of the toughest places, if not the toughest place, to play in the country, and I thought our fans were huge. They did a good job of lifting us up, especially in the first half. We got behind a little bit. All week, we have been talking about the guys needing to play together, and one of the things I said about this team is that in order for us to be very successful, we have to play together. We had seven guys in double figures. We shared the basketball. We had 17 assists and only 10 turnovers. I challenged those guys the last couple days that if we had a chance to win the game, we had to win the rebound battle, and I thought we did that getting 14 offensive rebounds and only giving up 12. Also, we wanted to do a great job in getting out in transition. Give Duke a lot of credit. It’s a very good basketball team. Bagley is as good as advertised, and I’m proud of my guys. I thought they did a tremendous job. Starting ACC play on the road at two tough venues for us to bounce back and get a great win, you have to be proud of these guys.”

Head Coach Kevin Keatts

(On Lavar Batts Jr. providing a spark off the bench)

“I thought he was great. I thought Lavar grew up today. He came in at a moment where we were really struggling to score the basketball and just the energy he brought to the team. He got to the rim. He found guys, made some great passes. When you look at him and Braxton (Beverly), they are both babies in the ACC, and they both have been forced to grow up quick, and they both are doing a good job in it.”

Head Coach Kevin Keatts

(On what changed in the team’s offensive rebounding)

“Well, we talked about it. I think coming in, their (Duke’s) percentage was unbelievable, the shots they miss and get back right at 44% of their misses. I wasn’t happy at our first timeout because I felt like they beat us to a lot of 50/50 balls. I told them it wasn’t just going to come from the post position. Everybody has to come into rebound and do a good job of rebounding the ball and blocking out.”

Head Coach Kevin Keatts

(On the team’s confidence)

“It (the win) certainly helps. I will say this: I don’t think this team ever lost confidence. I’ve said this all along. We had a tough start, starting on the road the first two games of the ACC. We just needed to get home and sleep in our bed and get some home cooking, and certainly it worked out.”

Head Coach Kevin Keatts

(On who made the biggest difference sharing the basketball)

“I think it was everybody. I think it started with Al Freeman. I sat down with Al, and I sat down with every guard, and I told them, ‘If we’re going to be successful with this group of guys that we have, we’re going to have to play off each other.’ I thought everyone made the right passes, and I thought everyone played unselfish. If you look back at our games that we won and we played well, we really shared the basketball.”

Head Coach Kevin Keatts

(On what he said to the team right before the half)
“You know, we talked about staying the course. We wanted them to, all night long, have to play against our half-court defense. If you look at Duke, they are so talented, but they score so much in transition. They score so many points off of offensive rebounds, we felt like if we could keep them off of the glass and we did a great job of sprinting back and not giving them easy baskets, then we would have the opportunity to win the game.”

Head Coach Kevin Keatts
(On how the team played with poise)

“We talked about experience. When you look at Duke, Bagley (is) unbelievable. They all are. One thing I told our guys is, ‘You’re going to play against Grayson Allen, who is a tremendous basketball player, and four freshmen, who all in high school as talented as they are, they played high school last year.’ So, we told our guys to use their experience and play like veterans, and I thought they all did.”

Head Coach Kevin Keatts
(On Omer going up against Bagley)

“I thought he (Omer) played well. He scored around the basket, I thought he did a tremendous job. The scouting report, checking Bagley, when you’re checking the numbers, you’re going to say Bagley had 31, but what did he have, 10?  I thought he did a great job of forcing him to his right. The kid made some tough shots. We played against a really great freshman this year with Bagley.”

Head Coach Kevin Keatts
(On whether this is his biggest win so far at NC State)

“Since it’s my (first) ACC win, I think it’s the best one that I’ve got so far. No, it’s a great win, but what I told our guys, I said, ‘Every win that we have, I want you to celebrate and be excited about, but don’t be satisfied.’ Just because we beat the number two team in the country, that’s not what we’re trying to build. We want to build a program where we are consistent every night.”

Coach Kevin Keats
(On difference in practice this week)

“No, and that’s been tough on me. We have practiced well. I think I told you guys before the Jacksonville game that we shot the ball well, but we haven’t shot it well in the game. Then in Jacksonville, obviously we made shots. Then finally our hard work and practice, if you ever saw a practice…well I shouldn’t say that because everyone’s going to try and go to practice now. But we practice extremely hard and our guys play extremely well, and we just hadn’t had that same energy and effort once we got in the games, and I thought we did tonight.”

Head Coach Kevin Keatts
(On learning from big wins)

“I don’t know what my team learned, but I know what I learned. Every team that we play, I’m going to tell them that they’re ranked number two in the country. Listen, we have a good season going on, and when you look at it, obviously this league is tough. If you look around a league, and I’m guessing on this, but I would say 75 to 80 percent of the home teams have won in the first three or four games, and so having the opportunity to come back home after just starting on the road two games, I think it made our guys feel a little more comfortable, and our students and fans were tremendous.”

Head Coach Kevin Keatts
(On players stepping up with Markell Johnson out)

“It’s two guys that have stepped up in that situation. Braxton (Beverly) obviously has to play a lot of minutes, but Lavar Batts is starting to come, so now I have the ability to play him and mix Sam (Hunt) in there and then give Al (Freeman) and also Braxton a little breather and they can play off the ball. So by those two, Sam and Lavar, playing a little better, it’s actually helped our team.”

Head Coach Kevin Keatts
(On depth in the front court)

“It’s great. One thing that we do have is we’ve got three guys that play in our front court that I feel real comfortable with. I see it as three starters. I rotate those guys in and out, and I thought all three guys played great for us.

Head Coach Kevin Keatts
(On the team not losing confidence after losses)

“Looking back at the Notre Dame game I thought it was more Notre Dame playing well than us playing bad. When you look at it, they made 11 threes, and that same Notre Dame team went on the road and won at a tough Syracuse place today without two of their starters, so I thought that they played well. I didn’t think we scored the ball at Notre Dame, and that’s the reason why we lost the game because we weren’t able to score (and) because we didn’t share the basketball.”

Abdul-Malik Abu, Forward

(On the second win against a top team)

“It definitely sweet, and it felt good. When we lock in and do everything right, that’s the outcome we are going to get. I’m just super proud of all these guys. It just took a little bit from everyone, some really big shots, and it turns out to be a happy outcome.”

Abdul-Malik Abu, Forward

(On winning this kind of game at home)

“It’s very big. We had the crowd behind us, and we had a lot of support. We just wanted to go out there and win it for the fans. The outcome of the game is the outcome we wanted. For right now, we just want to keep moving forward and racking up these wins.”

Lennard Freeman, Forward

(On the team staying focused)

“We just got to stay focused. We are still learning and getting better. We just got to have the same focus and bring the same intensity every game. If we can do that, we can beat anybody.”

Torin Dorn, Guard

(On taking momentum into the rest of conference play)

“It definitely helps, and we can use this as momentum, like you said, to string some wins together and get this thing turned around. I was just saying to the guys that’s the kind of focus we need to have every game, not just when it’s at home or against Duke. If we have that same focus every game, we will be fine.”

Omer Yurtseven, Center

(On matching up against Marvin Bagley III)

“He is really talented, and I just focused on playing my game and showing everybody that I can play on the same level as him.”

Omer Yurtseven, Center

(On his assertiveness in the game)

“I would say it was one of my best games. I just rose and responded to the challenge.”

Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski

(Opening Statement)

“Congratulations to Kevin, his staff, and his team, and NC State fans. They played great right from the start, and to come back after I know they had two disappointing performances and really played with an incredible nerve and experience. I thought it started with their big guys. Their big guys were very strong and physical in a really good way, and their veterans Dorn and (Lennard) Freeman played like men, which they are. And we played young, which we are. I thought they played with a lot of poise. We started out well, I think we had an 11-point lead. Then we just started taking jump shots and just made some really foolish mistakes and all the sudden lost the lead. We did the same thing against Florida State, but we were able to come back from it. We did not play with much poise. We were frantic, and I thought they made us that way. Obviously, they deserve to win. My hat’s off to them for turning that around. Kevin and his staff, when a squad does, that even though they beat you. We are a very young team, and we’re not deep, and we haven’t played much in this last month. So that a Boston College loss, and they were very good, All of the sudden, there is an exam break, and then there is one game against Evansville, and then there’s a Christmas break, and then we played well against Florida State. Basically, we played three games in a month, and the reality of the continuity of what you have to bring every day is not there yet. It’s not there, and I hope I’m making sense to you, but we’ve had one job a week, three jobs in a month, and you have to come to work every day. If you’re an injury-riddled team, then that’s a good thing, but if you’re trying to develop toughness and togetherness that’s not a good formula, and it showed tonight. I am disappointed in all of us, me, my staff, and the team, in not being able to figure that out yet, but we have to figure that out.”

 

Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski

(On NC State’s rebounding improvement during the game)

“I just think they were persistent. We may have won the first couple rounds or

whatever, but they were still fighting. Look, they’ve gone through a lot, those big guys, so if they see us getting a little bit tired or not approaching it for a certain amount of time, they’re going to take advantage of that, and they did. That’s what our guys have to

understand, when they’re 18 and 19 years old, but they’re playing against

guys who have played, have lost, have won, have been hurt, and we’re their

opportunity. They’ve never experienced anything like that where a team that you see on

tape is not the team that shows up against you. We have to be able to handle that, but

again, State was really good. They were really good, and we weren’t able to handle that.”

 

Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski

(On what has to happen for Duke to get more production from the bench)
“Older players. Guys who get older real quick. We don’t have a deep bench. With Marques (Bolden) out, and that’s not an excuse for tonight. I’m not saying that. It’d be good to have him, but our top seven players, four of them are big guys. That creates a different dynamic. Alex (O’Connell) has got to play better. He came in, and I though he was real nervous tonight. That happens when you’re trying to grow.”

 

Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski

(On what needs to change with the defense)

“To keep working. What answer would you want me to say? To keep working at it. It’s pretty simple.”

 

Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski

(On NC State having bigs come off the bench and provide valuable minutes)

“He’s developed a good rotation there. We’re trying to do that with Marques (Bolden). All three of his guys played well tonight. I mean really well tonight. They outplayed us. Some of this stuff isn’t hard. We got beat. It’s not like some altruistic thing here or the world is going to change. We played crappy defense. We were frantic. They played their butts off. We’ve got to get better. To me, it’s that simple. Now, the process of getting there, that’s what we have to figure out. For the most part, we’ve been able to do that, and hopefully we’ll be able to do that again. If we don’t, then you’re going to see us lose again, and then you’ll ask if we’re working on our defense, and I’ll tell you that we are working on our defense but it’s not working. This isn’t really that complicated.”

 

Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski

(On if the press contributed to the turnovers)

“I don’t think their press…I thought when we broke the press, we didn’t have poise and finishing. The turnovers hardly ever occurred at the initial point of their press. Normally, we would want someone to speed us up because we can score. Our decision making after we broke it was not good. That’s what produced the turnovers: poise at that time. We turned it over a lot.”

 

Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski

(On Marques Bolden’s status)

“The reason that we didn’t put anything out today, he had a number one MCL sprain, which is the lowest. Jack (White) fell into his leg early in the week, and he’s actually making good progress. We weren’t sure until today if he was going to be able to play. We didn’t feel comfortable enough for it. Hopefully, he’ll be back next week. Now that it’s out there, we’re not trying to hide anything. We just thought he’d be ready. Why put something out and then say, “Oh, he’s okay.’ At the shoot around today, we told the TV people that he wasn’t going to play. Hopefully he’ll get well here in the next week.”

 

Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski

(On Grayson Allen’s struggle to get involved)

“Grayson didn’t play well. Bottom line. He’s played real well, but in our two losses, he didn’t play well. We need him to play well all the time or be strong all the time. Again, I’m not blaming it on him. I’m just saying when it’s not there, you know it’s not there, and it hurts you in every way. This group only has one veteran like that. Again, that’s why the youth can show more if that one veteran is having a human night where it’s not good. His impact on our team is huge on this group, to be steady, to be him. Again, they’re doing stuff to not make him him. When I say that, it all starts with them (NC State) playing well and really hard. They played really hard. Again, congratulations to them.”

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NC State Wolfpack knocks off second-ranked Duke, 96-85 http://chathamjournal.com/2018/01/07/nc-state-wolfpack-knocks-off-second-ranked-duke-96-85/ Sun, 07 Jan 2018 13:52:46 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=8298 Raleigh, NC – For the second time this season, the NC State men’s basketball team knocked off the nation’s second-ranked team as the Wolfpack downed No. 2 Duke 96-85 Saturday night inside PNC Arena. It was the first time in program history that…

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Raleigh, NC – For the second time this season, the NC State men’s basketball team knocked off the nation’s second-ranked team as the Wolfpack downed No. 2 Duke 96-85 Saturday night inside PNC Arena.

It was the first time in program history that NC State has beaten two teams ranked No. 2 or higher in the regular season.

In head coach Kevin Keatts’ first ACC win and NC State’s first ACC win of the season, Omer Yurtseven and Torin Dorn each finished with 16 points to lead the Pack in scoring. Yurtseven tied his career high in field goals made with eight, while also finishing with nine rebounds to lead NC State on the boards. Allerik Freeman added 15 points, five rebounds and had a career-high five assists. Freeman was also perfect from the free-throw line, knocking down all seven of his attempts.

Rounding out the Wolfpack’s balanced attack was Braxton Beverly who chipped in 14 points, Lennard Freeman who was a tower of strength inside with 13, and Abdul-Malik Abu who contributed 10. Lavar Batts, Jr. also provided a spark off the bench as he added a career-high five assists and grabbed four rebounds.

NC State’s bench was pivotal in the win as it outscored Duke’s bench, 25-4. The Wolfpack’s defensive pressure created 22 points off turnovers and the squad had 20 second chance points. The Pack also shut down the Blue Devils’ three-point attack as Duke was held to just 20 percent shooting from behind the arc. The Wolfpack also had the advantage on the boards, out-rebounding Duke, 34-32. Free throw shooting was also key to NC State’s win, as it converted on 23-of-25 attempts for 92 percent.

NC State players huddle before the free throw.<br><i>photo by Gene Galin</i>Tonight’s win was a case of déjà vu for NC State as the last time Duke entered PNC Arena ranked No. 2 (Jan. 15, 2015) the Wolfpack prevailed, 87-75. It also marked the first time since 1995 NC State has defeated Duke in back-to-back games.

NC State has now defeated Duke the last four times the Blue Devils have come to PNC Arena ranked first or second in the associated press poll.

Duke led in the early stages of the game, but NC State took the lead with 7:29 on the clock thanks to a 12-0 run capped off by a Sam Hunt three-pointer from the left corner to take the lead, 28-27.

The remainder of the half was a back-and-forth battle. Yurtseven closed out his 10-point, six rebound first half with an emphatic two-handed put-back dunk to give NC State a 43-41 lead going into halftime.

Dorn came out of halftime and set the tone for what was a 12-point half early; he banked in a turnaround jump shot high off the glass giving NC State a 45-41 lead with 19:36 on the clock and the Wolfpack never looked back.

While Duke narrowed the margin to three points, 61-58, with 12:56 remaining in the half the Wolfpack remained composed down the stretch. A pick ‘n’ roll between Allerik Freeman and Abu resulting in a thunderous Abu dunk to put NC State ahead by seven with 9:42 remaining, however Duke brought cut it to a three-point game with just 3:59 remaining.

Beverly and Dorn’s hot shooting late in the game ensured Duke did not cut into the score any further. Beverly knocked down a timely three-pointer with 2:46 left to play to which Duke answered with a pair of Marvin Bagley III free throws. 

Dorn’s three with 2:02 on the clock followed by another pair of Beverly free throws with 1:47 saw the lead grow to nine, putting the game all but out of reach for Duke. Batts, Jr., iced the game with a pair of free throws of his own with 0:40 seconds left in the game giving NC State an 11-point lead and the 96-85 victory.

Up Next: NC State returns to action on Thursday, Jan. 11, when it takes on the Clemson Tigers (14-1, 3-0) at home. The game is scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN.

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ACC announces 2017 All-ACC Basketball team and postseason awards http://chathamjournal.com/2017/03/05/acc-announces-conference-team-postseason-awards/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 04:23:21 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=7354 Greensboro, NC – Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year Justin Jackson of North Carolina leads the official 2016-17 season award winners and All-ACC basketball team announced by the league on Sunday. Jackson, a junior from Tomball, Texas, was the…

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Greensboro, NC – Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year Justin Jackson of North Carolina leads the official 2016-17 season award winners and All-ACC basketball team announced by the league on Sunday.

Jackson, a junior from Tomball, Texas, was the choice of 24 members of the voting panel (15 ACC head coaches, selected media) that cast ballots for this year’s postseason honors. Wake Forest’s John Collins placed second with 15 votes.

The voting panel selected NC State’s Dennis Smith Jr. as the ACC Freshman of the Year.  Georgia Tech’s Josh Pastner was voted the ACC Coach of the Year, while Virginia Tech’s Seth Allen earned recognition as Sixth Man of the Year. Wake Forest’s Collins was voted the ACC’s Most Improved Player, and Georgia Tech junior Ben Lammers received the nod as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year.
Jackson and Collins are joined on the All-ACC first team by Duke sophomore Luke Kennard, Notre Dame junior Bonzie Colson and Louisville sophomore Donovan Mitchell. Jackson, Kennard and Colson are also among the 15 college players that were named to the John R. Wooden Award national ballot on Saturday.
 
The 6-foot-8 Jackson is seventh among ACC scorers at 18.3 points per game, and his 85 field goals from 3-point range rank second in the conference.  Jackson also averaged 4.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game while helping lead the Tar Heels to a 26-6 overall record, the ACC regular-season title and the No. 1 seed for this week’s New York Life ACC Tournament at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Jackson has posted 16 games this season of 20-or-more points and has led UNC in scoring in 13 of the last 19 games. He has connected on at least five 3-point shots in five games this season and has 11 games with at least four made 3-pointers.
Duke’s Kennard is the only unanimous selection to this year’s All-ACC first team and leads the conference in scoring at 20.1 points per game. The Franklin, Ohio, sophomore ranks second among ACC players in 3-point field goal percentage (.450), sixth in overall field goals percentage (.504) and fourth in free-throw percentage (.847). He has scored in double figures in 30 of Duke’s 31 game, eclipsing the 20-point mark a team-high 16 times and registering three games of 30-or-more points.
Wake Forest’s Collins leads the ACC in field goal percentage (.623), ranks third among conference scorers with 19.1 points per game and is second in rebounding with 9.8 per contest. After averaging 7.3 points and 3.9 rebounds while starting one game as a freshman in 2015-16, Collins is a major reason the Demon Deacons (18-12) enter this year’s New York Life ACC Tournament on a high note and with a strong case for NCAA Tournament consideration. The West Palm Beach, Florida, sophomore has been a model of consistency, scoring 20-or-more points in 12 consecutive games late in the season – tops in the ACC this year and the most at Wake Forest in more than four decades. He has posted double-doubles in 15 games.
Notre Dame’s Colson leads all ACC players with 18 double-doubles this season, including 10 in conference play. The 6-foot-5 junior from New Bedford, Massachusetts, leads the league in rebounding at 10.4 per game and is the 10th leading scorer at 17.0 points per game. In leading the Fighting Irish to a 23-8 overall mark and a No. 3 ACC Tournament seed, Colson has posted seven 20-point, 10-rebound performances this year. All seven of those performances have come against Power 5 conference teams, including four ACC opponents.
Louisville’s Mitchell averages 15.9 points per game while leading the ACC in steals with 2.13 per outing, and the sophomore has been at his best during the stretch run of the regular season. Over the last 18 games, Mitchell is averaging 19.2 points per game and has made 55-of-132 3-point field goal attempts (.417). He has scored in double figures 23 times this season. The Greenwich, Connecticut, native has scored at least 16 points in 10 of his last 11 games and has nine 20-point games this season.
 

After being overwhelmingly chosen as the ACC preseason Freshman of the Year by the league’s media members last October, NC State’s Smith met expectations by ranking fifth among ACC scorers with 18.5 points per game and leading the league in assists with 6.3 per contest. Smith has also registered 60 steals in 31 games (1.94 per game), second among ACC players in that category. The Fayetteville, North Carolina, native became the only player in conference history to register two triple-doubles in the same season and has scored at least 30 points in an ACC-best four games.

Smith is joined on the All-ACC second team by Florida State’s Dwayne Bacon (16.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg), Georgia Tech’s Lammers (14.6 ppg, 9.2 rpg), North Carolina’s Joel Berry II (15.1 ppg, 3.7 apg) and Virginia’s London Perrantes (12.8 ppg, 3.9 apg).
Pitt’s Michael Young (19.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg), Clemson’s Jaron Blossomgame (17.3 ppg, 6.2 rpg), Syracuse’s Andrew White III (17.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg), Miami’s Davon Reed (15.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg) and Duke’s Jayson Tatum (16.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg) comprise the All-ACC third team.
Georgia Tech’s Pastner, who won 167 games in his seven seasons at head coach at Memphis, was chosen the ACC Coach of the Year in his first year with the Yellow Jackets. Georgia Tech began the season having lost its top four scorers from the last season’s squad that tied for 11th place in the ACC and was tabbed for a next-to-last finish in the league’s preseason media poll. Instead, Pastner’s team will open play in the ACC Tournament on Tuesday following a 17-win regular season that includes victories over nationally-ranked conference opponents North Carolina, Florida State and Notre Dame.
Virginia Tech’s Allen has come off the bench in 24 of the 29 games in which he has appeared, averaging 13.1 points, 3.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds while playing close to 29 minutes per contest. The redshirt senior from Woodbridge, Virginia, has scored in double-figures 21 times and enters the New York Life ACC Tournament with 20-or-more points in three of his last seven games. Allen played pivotal roles in both Virginia Tech’s one-point wins over Clemson with a big steal and a 3-pointer in the final 1:31 in a road win Jan. 22 and the game-winning shot with 3.8 seconds left at Blacksburg on Feb. 21.
Georgia Tech’s Lammers leads the ACC and ranks third nationally with 3.32 blocked shots per game (103 in 31 games). The 6-foot-10 native of San Antonio, Texas, is third among ACC rebounders, with over two-thirds of his 284 total rebounds coming at the defensive end. Lammers has also been a reliable inside defender for the Yellow Jackets, who have limited their opponents to a collective .398 shooting percentage from the floor and 67 points per game.
NC State’s Smith and Duke’s Tatum are joined on the All-ACC Freshman Team by Florida State’s Jonathan Isaac (12.2 ppg, 7.2 rpg), Georgia Tech’s Josh Okogie (15.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg) and Boston College’s Ky Bowman (14.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg).
Virginia’s Isaiah Wilkins, Louisville’s Mitchell, Miami’s Reed, Florida State’s Xavier Rathan-Mayes and Duke’s Matt Jones join Georgia Tech’s Lammers on the 2016-17 All-ACC Defensive Team.
 
2016-17 All-ACC Teams, Honors
All-Atlantic Coast Conference
(5 points per 1st team vote, 3 points per 2nd team vote, 1 point per 3rd team vote)
 
FIRST TEAM                   School                      Points
Luke Kennard                   Duke                             *265
Justin Jackson                  North Carolina              256
John Collins                      Wake Forest                  255
Bonzie Colson                  Notre Dame                   253
Donovan Mitchell           Louisville                      231
 
SECOND TEAM                                                              
Dwayne Bacon                 Florida State                  141
Dennis Smith Jr.              NC State                          126
Ben Lammers                   Georgia Tech                 109
Joel Berry II                      North Carolina              102
London Perrantes            Virginia                             90
 
THIRD TEAM                                                                 
Michael Young                 Pittsburgh                        85
Jaron Blossomgame       Clemson                           67
Andrew White III             Syracuse                           67
Davon Reed                      Miami                               66
Jayson Tatum                   Duke                                  51
 
ALL-HONORABLE MENTION (10-or-more points)                  
Kennedy Meeks               North Carolina                34
Matt Farrell                      Notre Dame                     25
Zach LeDay                       Virginia Tech                   24
Jerome Robinson            Boston College                23
Jonathan Isaac                  Florida State                    20
Seth Allen                          Virginia Tech                   18
Jamel Artis                        Pittsburgh                        17
V.J. Beachem                    Notre Dame                     12
Steve Vasturia                  Notre Dame                     11
Tyler Lydon                     Syracuse                           10
                                                                                           
ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM                                                  
Ben Lammers                   Georgia Tech                   50
Isaiah Wilkins                 Virginia                             41
Donovan Mitchell           Louisville                         39
Davon Reed                      Miami                               25
Xavier Rathan-Mayes     Florida State                    19
Matt Jones                         Duke                                  19
                                                                                           
ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM                                                  
Dennis Smith                   NC State                            51
Jonathan Isaac                  Florida State                    51
Jayson Tatum                   Duke                                  50
Josh Okogie                      Georgia Tech                   49
Ky Bowman                      Boston College                32
                                                                                           
ACC PLAYER OF THE YEAR                                          
Justin Jackson                  North Carolina                24
John Collins                      Wake Forest                    15
Bonzie Colson                  Notre Dame                        8
Luke Kennard                   Duke                                    5
Donovan Mitchell           Louisville                           1
 
ACC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR                                   
Dennis Smith                   NC State                            36
Jayson Tatum                   Duke                                    8
Josh Okogie                      Georgia Tech                      3
Ky Bowman                      Boston College                  3
Jonathan Isaac                  Florida State                       3
                                                                                           
ACC COACH OF THE YEAR                                             
Josh Pastner                     Georgia Tech                   24
Roy Williams                   North Carolina                   8
Mike Brey                         Notre Dame                        7
Leonard Hamilton           Florida State                       4
Danny Manning               Wake Forest                       3
Buzz Williams                 Virginia Tech                     3
Jim Larrañaga                   Miami                                  2
Rick Pitino                        Louisville                           2
                                                                                           
ACC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR                  
Ben Lammers                   Georgia Tech                   37
Isaiah Wilkins                 Virginia                               6
Kamari Murphy               Miami                                  4
Matt Jones                         Duke                                    3
Xavier Rathan-Mayes     Florida State                       1
Dennis Smith                   NC State                               1
Steve Vasturia                  Notre Dame                        1
                                                                                           
ACC MOST IMPROVED                                               
John Collins                      Wake Forest                    26
Ben Lammers                   Georgia Tech                   15
Matt Farrell                      Notre Dame                        9
Justin Jackson                  North Carolina                   1
Luke Kennard                   Duke                                    1
Donovan Mitchell           Louisville                           1
                                                                                           
ACC SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR                                   
Seth Allen                          Virginia Tech                   43
Tadric Jackson                 Georgia Tech                      4
Frank Jackson                  Duke                                    3
Marcquise Reed               Clemson                              2
Markell Johnson              NC State                               1
 
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Lewisville, NC – ACC Player of the Year Justin Jackson leads the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) post-season awards and all-conference team announced on Sunday.

Jackson was named on 20 of 49 ACSMA ballots to win the Player of the Year award and was a unanimous choice for the All-ACC first team, along with Duke sophomore Luke Kennard. Wake Forest sophomore finished second in the Player of the Year voting, with 14 votes. He also made the All-ACC first team, along with Notre Dame junior Bonzie Colson and Louisville sophomore Donovan Mitchell.

Georgia Tech’s Josh Pastner won Coach of the Year honors in his first season in the ACC, edging out North Carolina’s Roy Williams, 15 votes to 14. Yellow Jackets junior Ben Lammers was voted Defensive Player of the Year, Virginia Tech’s Zach LeDay was named Sixth Man of the Year and Collins was voted Most Improved Player.

Jackson, a junior from Tomball, TX, finished seventh in the ACC in scoring, averaging 18.3 points per game. He was second in the conference with 2.66 3-pointers per game, in helping to lead the Tar Heels to their 31st ACC regular season championship.

Kennard, a sophomore from Franklin, OH, led the ACC in scoring, averaging 20.1 points per game. He also finished in the top ten in several other categories, including field goal percentage (sixth), 3-point field goal percentage (second), free throw percentage (fourth).

Collins, a sophomore from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, led the conference in field goal percentage (.623), finished second in rebounding (9.8) and third in scoring (19.1 ppg). He was the main reason the Demon Deacons won seven more ACC games this season than last.

Colson, a junior from New Bedford, MA, led the ACC in rebounding (10.4 rpg) and finished 10th in scoring (17.0 ppg). He was also a top ten producer in field goal percentage (fourth – .523), free throw percentage (ninth – .807) and blocked shots (sixth – 1.42 pg).

Mitchell, a sophomore from Greenwich, CT, led the league in steals (2.13) and finished 12th in scoring (15.9 ppg).

NC State freshman Dennis Smith, Jr., the ACC’s assists leader (6.26, to go along with 18.5 ppg) leads the second team. He’s joined by Pittsburgh senior Michael Young (19.9 PPG, 6.8 rpg), Florida State sophomore Dwayne Bacon (16.9 ppg), North Carolina junior Joel Berry, II (15.1 ppg) and Clemson redshirt senior Jaron Blossongame (17.3 ppg, 6.2 ppg).

The third team consists of Georgia Tech junior Ben Lammers (14.6 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 3.32 bpg), Virginia senior London Perrantes (3.9 apg), Syracuse graduate transfer Andrew White, III (17.9 ppg), North Carolina senior Kennedy Meeks (9.1 rpg) and Boston College sophomore Jerome Robinson (8.7 ppg).

Thirteen of the 15 ACC schools are represented by at least one player on the first, second and third teams. Only regular season champion North Carolina has more than one player (three, one on each team).

Lammers was the leading vote-getter for Defensive Player of the Year as well as the All-Defensive Team. He’s joined on that team by Collins, Colson, Mitchell and Virginia junior Isaiah Wilkins.

Smith is only the second NC State player to win the Freshman of the Year award and the first since Hawkeye Whitney shared the award with Duke’s Mike Gminski in 1977. He received 41 of 49 possible votes to easily outdistance Duke’s Jayson Tatum. He and Florida State’s Jonathan Isaac are joined on the All-Freshman Team by Tatum, Georgia Tech’s Josh Okogie and Miami’s Bruce Brown.

ACSMA ACC All-Conference Teams
First Team 1–2—3 Points
Justin Jackson, North Carolina (Jr.) 49–0–0 *147
Luke Kennard, Duke (Soph.) 49–0–0 *147
John Collins, Wake Forest (Soph.) 45–4–0 143
Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame (Jr.) 42–6–1 139
Donovan Mitchell, Louisville (Soph.) 35–9–1 124
*unanimous
     
Second Team 1–2—3 Points
Dennis Smith, Jr., NC State (Fr.) 5–33–7 88
Michael Young, Pittsburgh (Sr.) 6–28–10 84
Dwayne Bacon, Florida State (Soph.) 4–25–13 75
Joel Berry, II, North Carolina (Jr.) 2–25–13 69
Jaron Blossongame, Clemson (RS-Sr.) 1–17–20 57
Third Team 1–2—3 Points
Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech (Jr.) 0–16–18 52
London Perrantes, Virginia (Sr.) 2–15–15 51
Andrew White, III, Syracuse (Gr. Transfer) 1–9–17 38
Kennedy Meeks, North Carolina (Sr.) 2–11–8 36
Jerome Robinson, Boston College (Soph.) 1–5—14 27
Honorable Mention 1–2—3 Points
Jamel Artis, Pittsburgh (Sr.) 0–5—9 19
Davon Reed, Miami (Sr.) 0–4—10 18
Zach LeDay, Virginia Tech (RS-Sr.) 0–0—17 17
Jayson Tatum, Duke (Fr.) 0–5—5 15
Matt Farrell, Notre Dame (Jr.) 0–3—9 15
Jonathan Isaac, Florida State (Fr) 0–4—6 14
Grayson Allen, Duke (Jr.) 0–3—8 14
Bryant Crawford, Wake Forest (Jr.) 0–3—5 11
Tyler Lydon, Syracuse (Soph.) 0–2—7 11
Seth Allen, Virginia Tech (RS-Sr.) 0–3—4 10
Defensive Team Votes
Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech (Jr.) 46
Donovan Mitchell, Louisville (Soph.) 37
Isaiah Wilkins , Virginia (Jr.) 26
Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame (Jr.) 18
John Collins, Wake Forest (Jr.) 13
Freshman Team Votes
Jonathan Isaac, Florida State 49
Dennis Smith, Jr., NC State 49
Josh Okogie, Georgia Tech 43
Jayson Tatum, Duke 42
Bruce Brown, Miami 29
Player of the Year Votes
Justin Jackson, North Carolina (Jr.) 20
John Collins, Wake Forest (Soph.) 14
Luke Kennard, Duke (Soph.) 9
Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame (Jr.) 4
Donovan Mitchell, Louisville (Soph.) 1
Michael Young, Pittsburgh (Sr.) 1
Coach of the Year Votes
Josh Pastner, Georgia Tech 15
Roy Williams, UNC 14
Leonard, Hamilton, Florida State 8
Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech 4
Danny Manning, Wake Forest 4
Mike Brey, Notre Dame 2
Rick Pitino, Louisville 2
Defensive Player of the Year Votes
Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech (Jr.) 28
Donovan Mitchell, Louisville (Soph.) 8
Bonzie, Colson, Notre Dame (Jr.) 5
Freshman of the Year Votes
Dennis Smith, Jr. 41
Jayson Tatum, Duke 4
   
Most Improved Votes
John Collins, Wake Forest (Jr.) 23
Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech (Jr.) 9
Matt Farrell, Notre Dame (Jr.) 6
Sixth Man Votes
Zach LeDay, Virginia Tech (RS-Sr.) 20
Seth Allen, Virginia Tech (RS-Sr.) 11

 

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Raleigh, NC – The first two rounds of the 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament will be kicking off at the PNC Arena this afternoon. Doors open for session 1 at 11:10 am.First game is Texas Tech vs. Butler set to start at 12:40 pm. Second game will be Virginia vs. Hampton scheduled to start at 3:10 pm. Door open for session 2 at approximately 5:50 pm. The first game of the evening session is North Carolina vs. Florida Gulf Coast at 7:20 pm. Following that will be Southern California (USC) vs. Providence set to start around 9:50 pm.

Here’s the complete television schedule, streaming information, broadcast teams, dates, and locations of games during the 2016 NCAA men’s Division I basketball tournament.

Tournament Schedule and Locations

First and Second Rounds:

March 17, 19 at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa; PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C.; Pepsi Coliseum, Denver; Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, R.I.

March 18, 20 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Scottrade Center, St. Louis; Chesapeake Energy Center, Oklahoma City; Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Wash.

West Regional: March 24, 26 Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif.

Print the official March Madness bracket here.

South Regional: March 24, 26 KFC YUM! Center, Louisville, Ky.

Midwest Regional: March 25, 27 United Center, Chicago, Ill.

East Regional: March 25, 27 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

Final Four: April 2, 4 NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

LIVE STREAM: You can stream every game live at March Madness Live.

Here’s the television schedule for the first round:

NCAA First Round Games

Thursday Afternoon, March 17 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
12:15 p.m. CBS Providence  I Duke vs. North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) Ian Eagle/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Evan Washburn
12:40 p.m. truTV Raleigh  I Texas Tech vs. Butler Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Lewis Johnson
1:30 p.m. TNT Des Moines I Colorado vs. Connecticut Jim Nantz/Grant Hill/Bill Raftery//Tracy Wolfson
2:00 p.m. TBS Denver  I Iowa State  vs. Iona Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Eradhl
After conc. I CBS Providence  II Baylor vs. Yale Eagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn
After conc. I truTV Raleigh  II Virginia vs. Hampton Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson
After conc. I TNT Des Moines II Kansas vs. Austin Peay Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
After conc. I TBS Denver II Purdue vs. Arkansas-Little Rock Catalon/ Lappas// Eradhl

First Round Games

Thursday Evening, March 17 (6:30 p.m. ET-Midnight)

(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:50 p.m. TNT Providence III Miami vs. Buffalo Eagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn
7:10 p.m. CBS Des Moines III Indiana vs. Chattanooga Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
7:20 p.m. TBS Raleigh III North Carolina vs. Florida Gulf Coast Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson
7:27 p.m. truTV Denver III Utah vs. Fresno State Catalon/ Lappas// Eradhl
After conc. III TNT Providence IV Arizona vs. Wichita State Eagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn
After conc. III CBS Des Moines IV Kentucky vs. Stony Brook Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
After conc. III TBS Raleigh IV Southern California (USC) vs. Providence Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson
After conc. III truTV Denver IV Seton Hall vs. Gonzaga Catalon/ Lappas// Eradhl

First Round Games

Friday Afternoon, March 18 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
12:15 p.m. CBS St. Louis  I Dayton vs. Syracuse Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Dana Jacobson
12:40 p.m. truTV Brooklyn  I Villanova vs. UNC Asheville Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce
1:30 p.m. TNT Oklahoma City  I Oregon St. vs. VCU Carter Blackburn/ Mike Gminski//Jaime Maggio
2:00 p.m. TBS Spokane  I California vs. Hawaii Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Ros Gold-Onwude
After conc. I CBS St. Louis  II Michigan St. vs. Middle Tennessee St Anderson/Smith//Jaconson
After conc. I truTV Brooklyn  II Iowa vs. Temple Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce

 

After conc. I TNT Oklahoma City  II Oklahoma vs. CSU Bakersfield Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio
After conc. I TBS Spokane II Maryland vs. South Dakota St. Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude

First Round Games

Friday Evening, March 18 (6:30 PM, ET-Midnight)

(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:50 p.m. TNT St. Louis III Wisconsin vs. Pittsburgh Anderson/Smith//Jacobson
7:10 p.m. CBS Brooklyn III West Virginia vs. Stephen F. Austin Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
7:20 p.m. TBS Oklahoma City III Texas A&M vs. UW-Green Bay Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio
7:27 p.m. truTV Spokane III Oregon vs. Holy Cross/Southern U. Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude
After conc. III TNT St. Louis IV Xavier vs. Weber St. Anderson/Smith//Jacobson
After conc. III CBS Brooklyn IV Notre Dame vs. Michigan/Tulsa Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
After conc. III TBS Oklahoma City IV Texas vs. Northern Iowa Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio
After conc. III truTV Spokane IV St. Joseph’s vs. Cincinnati Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude

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Video: Duke vs Notre Dame 2016 ACC basketball tournament highlights http://chathamjournal.com/2016/03/10/video-duke-vs-notre-dame-2016-acc-basketball-tournament-highlights/ Fri, 11 Mar 2016 02:08:47 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6000 Washington, DC – In the Duke vs. Notre Dame ACC basketball tournament the Irish came back from a 16 point deficit to defeat the Blue Devils and advance to the semi-finals, 84-79. V.J. Beachem hit several timely shots for Notre…

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Washington, DC – In the Duke vs. Notre Dame ACC basketball tournament the Irish came back from a 16 point deficit to defeat the Blue Devils and advance to the semi-finals, 84-79. V.J. Beachem hit several timely shots for Notre Dame en route to 19 points. Zach Auguste also had 19 points to go with 22 rebounds. Grayson Allen had 27 points for Duke in the losing effort.

 

 

 

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Washington, DC – In the NC State vs. Duke ACC basketball tournament basketball game the #19 Blue Devils outlasted the Wolfpack down the stretch to survive and take on Notre Dame in the quarterfinals, 92-89. Brandon Ingram displayed his many talents with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Cat Barber was big as always for the Pack with 29 points in the losing effort.

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ACSMA announces All-ACC basketball teams and postseason awards http://chathamjournal.com/2016/03/07/acsma-announces-acc-basketball-teams/ Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:29:11 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=5959 Virginia’s Brogdon voted ACC Player of the Year; Duke’s Ingram takes Freshman honor Greensboro, NC – ACC Player of the Year Malcolm Brogdon of Virginia leads the 2015-16 Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) postseason basketball awards and all-conference team…

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Virginia’s Brogdon voted ACC Player of the Year; Duke’s Ingram takes Freshman honor
Greensboro, NC – ACC Player of the Year Malcolm Brogdon of Virginia leads the 2015-16 Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) postseason basketball awards and all-conference team announced on Sunday.
Brogdon, who was also voted the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, was named the overall ACC Player of the Year by 38 of the 51 ACSMA members casting ballots. The group also chose Duke’s Brandon Ingram as the ACC Freshman of the Year.

Miami’s Jim Larrañaga was voted the ACC Coach of the Year, while North Carolina junior Isaiah Hicks earns recognition as Sixth Man of the Year. Clemson junior Jaron Blossomgame was voted the ACC’s Most Improved Player.

Brogdon and North Carolina senior Brice Johnson are unanimous choices to the All-ACC first team. They are joined by NC State junior Anthony “Cat” Barber, Duke sophomore Grayson Allen and Clemson’s Blossomgame.
A redshirt senior from Atlanta, Brogdon led the Cavaliers to a 24-6 overall record, a 13-5 ACC mark and the No. 2 seed for this week’s New York Life ACC Tournament at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.  He enters the ACC Tournament as the league’s fourth-leading scorer at 18.4 points and ranks 10th in field goal percentage (.474).
Brogdon ranks second among ACC free-throw shooters (.878 percent) and made 42 consecutive from the foul line late in the season. He leads a Virginia defensive unit that has limited opponents to an ACC-low 59.6 points per game and ranks fourth in field goal percentage defense (.416 percent).
North Carolina’s Johnson leads the ACC in rebounding (10.8) and field goal percentage (.606) while ranking sixth in scoring at 16.8 points per game. He led the Tar Heels (25-6, 14-4 ACC) to the regular-season title with a league-leading 19 double-doubles (12 in ACC play) and has posted two games with more than 20 rebounds.
NC State’s Barber leads the conference in scoring at 23.4 points per game and has scored 30-or-more points an ACC-leading eight times this season. The junior guard also ranks among the conference leaders in assists (4.3) per game while pulling down 4.6 rebounds and playing a league-leading 38.7 minutes per game.
Duke’s Allen ranks second among ACC scorers with 21.5 points per game, fourth in 3-point shooting (.423 percent) and eighth in overall shooting from the floor (.475 percent).  He joins Virginia’s Brogdon and North Carolina’s Johnson as an Oscar Robertson Trophy finalist after scoring in double figures in 29 games (20 straight entering the ACC Tournament).
Clemson’s Blossomgame averages 18.6 points per game to rank third in the conference and has scored 20-or-more points in 15 games. Blossomgame’s big scoring nights have included games of 33 and 31 points. Blossomgame ranks among the ACC leaders in field goal percentage (.516) and is averaging 6.7 rebounds per game.
Syracuse’s Michael Gbinije (17.6 ppg, 4.5 apg) Miami’s Sheldon McClellan (15.7 ppg, .852 FT percentage), Notre Dame’s Demetrius Jackson (15.9 ppg, 4.97 apg), Louisville’s Damion Lee (15.7 ppg, .843 FT percentage) and Duke’s Ingram (16.7 ppg, 6.8 rpg) comprise the ACSMA All-ACC second team.
Georgia Tech’s Marcus Georges-Hunt (16.6 ppg, 18.1 ppg in ACC play), Virginia’s Anthony Gill (13.6 ppg, .556 FG percentage), Notre Dame’s Zach Auguste (14.5 ppg, 10.4 rpg), Pitt’s Michael Young (16.1 ppg, 54 percent shooting from the floor) and Miami’s Angel Rodriguez (11.6 ppg, 4.3 apg) earned third-team All-ACC honors in the ACSMA voting.
After being overwhelmingly chosen as the ACC preseason Freshman of the Year by the league’s media members last October, Duke’s Ingram lived up to his billing by ranking seventh among conference scorers (16.7 ppg) and 14th in rebounding (6.8) and ninth in blocked shots (1.42).  Ingram is the third consecutive Duke player and the fourth in the last five years to be recognized as ACSMA’s ACC Freshman of the Year.
Miami’s Larrañaga was chosen the ACC Coach of the Year for the second time in his five years with the Hurricanes. Miami (24-6 overall) shared second place in the final ACC standings and enters the ACC Tournament as the No. 3 seed. The Hurricanes went 9-0 in home conference games and were 5-2 against fellow ranked teams. Miami is currently ranked seventh nationally and has been ranked among the nation’s top 15 a school-record 12 weeks this season.
Hicks helped North Carolina to its regular-season first-place finish by averaging 9.2 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting .606 percent from the floor and .757 percent from the foul line. Hicks has come off of the bench in 28 of the Tar Heels’ 31 games while averaging 18.1 minutes.
Duke’s Ingram is joined on the All-ACC Freshman Team by Florida State’s Dwayne Bacon (15.8 ppg) and Malik Beasley (15.7 ppg), Syracuse’s Malachi Richardson (13.2 ppg) and Wake Forest’s Bryant Crawford (13.6 ppg).
Miami’s Tonye Jekiri, Syracuse’s Gbinije, Clemson’s Landry Nnoko and Louisville’s Chinanu Onuaku join Brogdon on the 2015-16 All-ACC Defensive Team.
2015-16 ACSMA All-ACC Teams
(First-place votes, followed by total points)
All-Atlantic Coast Conference
First Team
Brice Johnson, Sr., North Carolina 51 *255
Malcolm Brogdon, Sr., Virginia 51 *255
Cat Barber, Jr., NC State 48 249
Grayson Allen, So., Duke 47 247
Jaron Blossomgame, Jr., Clemson 32 213
Second Team
Michael Gbinije, Sr., Syracuse 8 155
Sheldon McClellan, Sr., Miami 6 136
Demetrius Jackson, Jr., Notre Dame 3 130
Brandon Ingram, Fr., Duke 4 129
Damion Lee, Sr., Louisville 1 90
Third Team
Marcus Georges-Hunt, Sr., Georgia Tech – 76
Anthony Gill, Sr., Virginia – 70
Zach Auguste, Sr., Notre Dame – 45
Michael Young, Jr., Pittsburgh – 37
Angel Rodriguez, Sr., Miami 3 35
Honorable Mention:
Justin Jackson, North Carolina; Tonye Jekiri, Miami; Zach LeDay, Virginia Tech; Chinanu Onuaku, Louisville; Marcus Paige, North Carolina; London Perrantes, Virginia; Devin Thomas, Wake Forest.
All-ACC Freshman Team
Brandon Ingram, Duke *51
Dwayne Bacon, Florida State 50
Malik Beasley, Florida State 49
Malachi Richardson, Syracuse 34
Bryant Crawford, Wake Forest 28
All-ACC Defensive Team
Malcolm Brogdon, Sr., Virginia 49
Tonye Jekiri, Sr., Miami 39
Michael Gbinije, Sr., Syracuse 36
Landry Nnoko, Sr., Clemson 30
Chinanu Onuaku, So., Louisville 27
ACC Player of the Year
Malcolm Brogdon, Sr., Virginia 38
Brice Johnson, Sr., North Carolina 9
Cat Barber, Jr., NC State 3
Grayson Allen, So., Duke 1
ACC Freshman of the Year
Brandon Ingram, Duke 48
Dwayne Bacon, Florida State 1
Malik Beasley, Florida State 1
Malachi Richardson, Syracuse 1
ACC Coach of the Year
Jim Larrañaga, Miami 24
Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech 22
Tony Bennett, Virginia 2
Roy Williams, North Carolina 1
Brad Brownell, Clemson 1
Brian Gregory, Georgia Tech 1
ACC Defensive Player of the Year
Malcolm Brogdon, Sr., Virginia 39
Tonye Jekiri, Sr., Miami 9
Michael Gbinije, Sr., Syracuse 1
Marshall Plumlee, Sr., Duke 1
Chinanu Onuaku, So., Louisville 1
ACC Most Improved Player of the Year
Jaron Blossomgame, Jr., Clemson 21
Grayson Allen, So., Duke 15
Cat Barber, Jr., NC State 4
Zach LeDay, Jr., Virginia Tech 4
Ja’Quan Newton, So., Miami 2
Joel Berry, So., North Carolina 2
Marcus Georges-Hunt, Sr., Georgia Tech 1
Dennis Clifford, Sr., Boston College 1
Chinanu Onuaku, So., Louisville 1
ACC Sixth Man of the Year
Isaiah Hicks, Jr., North Carolina 19
Ja’Quan Newton, So., Miami 12
Luke Kennard, Fr., Duke 7
Tyler Lydon, Fr., Syracuse 6
Devon Bookert, Sr., Florida State 6
Sheldon Jeter, Jr., Pittsburgh 1
* Unanimous selection

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Former Duke Head coach Gail Goestenkors inducted into Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame http://chathamjournal.com/2015/06/17/former-duke-head-coach-gail-goestenkors-inducted-into-womens-basketball-hall-of-fame/ Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:09:44 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=4051 Knoxville, TN – Former Duke women’s basketball head coach Gail Goestenkors was officially inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday evening at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, Tenn. Joining Goestenkors in the hall’s latest class were four-time Olympic…

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Knoxville, TN – Former Duke women’s basketball head coach Gail Goestenkors was officially inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday evening at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, Tenn.
dukewomencoachJoining Goestenkors in the hall’s latest class were four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie, former Houston Comets star Janeth Arcain, University of Georgia standout Janet Harris, longtime Oregon high school coach Brad Smith and Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke, who was killed in a plane crash in 2011.
As a collegiate head coach, Goestenkors compiled a 498-163 record for a 75.3 winning percentage.  Goestenkors collected a 396-99 overall record with the Blue Devils from 1992-2007 and guided Duke to four NCAA Final Four appearances, including the 1999 and 2006 national championship game.
She received recognition as the ACC Coach of the Year a record seven times (1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2007). In the 2001-02 season, Goestenkors led the Blue Devils to the first undefeated regular season in ACC women’s basketball history — a feat she would repeat two other times during her tenure at Duke (2003, 2007).
During her final 10 seasons at Duke, Goestenkors led the Blue Devils to NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen appearances every year, seven Elite Eight appearances, four Final Four appearances, and two appearances in the NCAA Championship game. During her tenure, her teams won five ACC tournament championships and eight ACC regular season titles.
Goestenkors earned the 2003 WBCA and Naismith National Coach of the Year awards, while earning the 2006 WBCA Carol Eckman Award and the 2007 Associated Press National Coach of the Year.
As an assistant coach for the USA National team, she guided the United States to two gold medals in 2004 and 2008.  She was also the head coach of the USA U19 team at the 2005 World Championship that won the gold medal.  Goestenkors was named the 2005 USA Basketball Coach of the Year
She played collegiate basketball for Saginaw Valley State leading them to a team record of 114-13.     Goestenkors was an NAIA All-American and was inducted into the Saginaw Valley State Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Duke football three game mini plans now available http://www.chathamjournal.com/weekly/sports/football/duke-football-mini-plans-110717.shtml Sun, 17 Jul 2011 13:58:00 +0000 http://www.chathamjournal.com/weekly/sports/football/duke-football-mini-plans-110717.shtml Can’t make it to every game at Wallace Wade Stadium this season? Order a 3-Game Mini Plan! The 3-Game Mini Plans include one reserved seat in Wallace Wade Stadium for only $99, and fans may choose between the Blue Plan (home games vs. Stanford, Flori...

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