By the Numbers
1 – Boston College’s Ky Bowman was one assist shy of turning in his first career triple-double in Saturday’s win over No. 1 Duke … the sophomore guard had 30 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as the Eagles defeated a No. 1 AP-ranked team for the third time in eight years.
1 – Virginia Tech leads the nation in scoring offense (96.2) while Virginia ranks No. 1 in scoring defense (52.6).
2 – Wake Forest’s Doral Moore is two field goals shy of leading the nation in field goal percentage … the 7-foot-1 junior has made 48 of 57 field goal attempts (.842) on the year.
2 – Over his last two games, NC State’s Markell Johnson is averaging 12.0 points, 7.5 assists and 2.5 steals … Johnson leads the ACC in steals (2.4) and ranks second in assists (6.6).
4 – Louisville Ray Spalding has four double-doubles on the season … the junior forward leads the ACC in offensive rebounds (3.8), ranks fourth in rebounds (9.8) and sixth in blocked shots (2.3).
9 – Clemson’s Donte Grantham has scored 10 or more points in nine straight games and leads the ACC in field goal percentage (.667).
24 – Virginia Tech’s Justin Bibbs has made at least one 3-point field goal in 24 straight games – the longest current streak in the ACC … Bibbs currently ranks second among ACC career 3-point field goal percentage leaders (.438).
35 – Wake Forest’s Bryant Crawford has scored in double figures in 35 consecutive games – the longest current streak in the ACC and sixth longest nationally.
Sunday action saw Florida State turn back Tulane, while Virginia Tech rolled past Maryland Eastern Shore. Brian Angola’s 18 points and eight rebounds lead a balanced FSU attack as the Seminoles remain unbeaten at 9-0. Chris Clarke’s season-high 18 points key high-scoring Virginia Tech’s 93-40 victory.
Earlier weekend action included the first conference game of the 2017-18 season and the first major upset as Boston College derails top-ranked Duke, 89-84, on Saturday at Conte Forum. Sophomore Ky Bowman just misses a triple-double with 30 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Eagles, who have defeated the last three No. 1-ranked teams they have faced. Boston College also earned a 62-59 win at No. 1. Syracuse on Feb. 19, 2014, and an 85-78 triumph over No. 1 North Carolina at the Smith Center on Jan. 4, 2009.
Sunday’s wins by Florida State and Virginia Tech wrap up an 8-1 weekend for the ACC against non-conference opposition. ACC teams own a 113-27 record (.807) against non-league teams so far this season.