Saturday, December 22, 2012

Mayans: The End Of The World As They Know It


Mayans 2


ACC Friday Night Basketball

(Greg Fiume/UMTerps.com)

MARYLAND 76, Stony Brook 69 - Maryland's 10th straight victory did not come easily.
Maybe that's a good thing for the young Terrapins, who surrendered most of a 20-point lead before escaping with a seven-point win over Stony Brook on Friday night.

Maryland (10-1) hasn't lost since dropping the season opener to Kentucky on Nov. 9. All of those wins have come against non-league foes, and most of them have been blowouts. So coach Mark Turgeon didn't mind seeing the Terrapins put in a position where they had to excel at the finish.

Alex Len and Dez Wells each scored 19 for the Terrapins, who made only three field goals in the last 12 minutes but sealed the victory with six free throws over the final 27 seconds.

Nothing Says Christmas Like...

...trademarking everything you have ever said (original or not).

Look, we love us some RG3 - how could you not?

But you had to figure he’d take a misstep out of his almost perfect rookie season and do something stupid  like try to trademark “light you up” which is something we you may have said to your ten-year-old son more than once just yesterday...

When RG3 declared for the NFL, he promptly created his own company, Thr3escompany, LLC, and submitted applications to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a total of four trademarks – RGIII, RG3, Robert Griffin III, and Unbelievably Believable.

Since then, the RGIII catchphrase train has rolled on. And along the way, Thr3escompany submitted applications for more trademarks, see graphic,

The trademarks cover use of the phrases on “Clothing, namely, shirts, T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, pants, shorts, jerseys, athletic uniforms, socks; hats, caps; footwear” and also “Promoting the goods and services of others, promotional sponsorship of sports and athletic events and activities.”

So don’t say “light you up,” or Thr3escompany’s attorneys will “light you up.”

Just sayin’.

ACC Football Links

FORMER TERP DANNY O'BRIEN (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

ESPN.com/ACC Blog

Former Boston College standout Jim Whalen has passed.

Clemson has hired NC State defensive backs coach Mike Reed, according to reports. The Tigers are still learning from last year's debacle in the Orange Bowl.

Duke has had some special bonding time.

Florida State is paying Idaho $950,000 to come to Tallahassee next season.

Georgia Tech A-back Orwin Smith is hoping to end his college career on a high note.

Patrick Stevens of The Washington Times takes a look at where all the departed Maryland players have landed.

More on the Martin report out of North Carolina.

Two more hires for NC State: cornerbacks coach Richard McNutt and offensive line coachMike Uremovich.

Virginia has picked up a commitment from offensive tackle Eric Smith out of Decatur, Ga.

Where does Virginia Tech stand in the 2013 recruiting rankings? Fork Union offensive tackle Jonathan McLaughlin says it meant a lot for Frank Beamer to visit his family.

Pictures Of The Day


(L-R) Miss USA 2012, Olivia Culpo, is crowned the 2012 Miss Universe by Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011, as Logan West, Miss Teen USA 2012, looks on during the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (David Becker/Getty Images North America)
Cricket cheerleaders? Didn’t see that coming...The Stars run onto the field during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Stars and the Sydney Sixers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 21, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images AsiaPac)
Uona Kaveinga #4 of the BYU Cougars recovers a fumble scoring a touchdown after sacking the qurterback in the second half of the game against the San Diego State Aztecs in the Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium on December 20, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Kent Horner/Getty Images North America)
Santa Terp. (Greg Fuime/UMTerps.com)

Friday, December 21, 2012

ACC Thursday Night Basketball

PLUMLEE (Lance King/Getty Images)

#1 DUKE 76, Elon 54 -  Mason Plumlee had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and the top-ranked Blue Devils beat Elon on Thursday night for their 100th straight non-conference win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Ryan Kelly added 14 points, freshman Rasheed Sulaimon had 13 and the Blue Devils (11-0) built a 43-32 rebounding advantage -- the first time this season they outrebounded an opponent by more than 10. Their 15 offensive boards led to 19 second-chance points.

Playing on back-to-back nights, Duke counted on its defense to pick up an offense that was off on more open shots than usual.

Duke shot 43 percent but forced 17 turnovers and turned them into 19 points while holding the Phoenix to just five offensive rebounds.  

Nothing Says Christmas...


...quite like this photo of former Duke Blue Devil Luol Deng looking not-so-pleased about being photographed wearing a Santa hat.

You know lip reading is not easy and it's particularly tricky when applied to a photograph, but we are pretty sure Luol is saying, "Take the stupid damn picture and get me outta here before I go all Coach K on your dumb a**."

Or something close...

Deng played one year at Duke and, like Corey Maggette, many thought he left school too early.

Evidently...we were wrong on both counts.

Deng was drafted by the Chicago Bulls and has been there ever since. During his now nine year career he has played in 3,519 games, scored 9,035 points, averaging 16 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

Maggette has been in the Association since 1999 and he too has averaged 16 points a game during his 15 year NBA career.  

The two are part of a total of 18 Blue Devils currently playing in the NBA, one more than rival North Carolina.

Not that anyone is counting...

Latest Report On UNC: “Academic Scandal, Not An Athletic One”

The NCAA told University of North Carolina officials in August that the school apparently did not break any rules in the scandal surrounding the school's Afro and African-American Studies Department.

And judging by that response, Thursday’s newest report -- which revealed that the academic fraud in the department could be traced back to 1997 -- probably won’t change that. 

Former North Carolina Governor Jim Martin, who headed up the latest independent investigation, emphasized again and again and again Thursday that the wrongdoing -- which involved unauthorized grade changes, forged faculty signatures on grade rolls and limited or no class time in the AFAM department -- was an academic scandal, not an athletic one.

To read more, click here.

ACC Football Links

By Heather Dinich | ESPN.com

Duke coach David Cutcliffe has no problem being the underdog.

Clemson's offensive linemen are gearing up for the showdown against LSU.

There is plenty to be gained for Georgia Tech by beating USC.

Virginia Tech will have another new look for the Russell Athletic Bowl.

Hokies' quarterback Logan Thomas remains a work in progress, according to QB guru George Whitfield.


Miami coach Al Golden lost his first assistant, as receivers coach George McDonald was hired at Arkansas.

There could be some changes in store for the Hokies.

Quote Of The Day



“Congratulations.”

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski to Jabari Parker when the #2 senior prospect called to tell him he had chosen Duke over BYU, Florida, Michigan State and Stanford.

Parker is a first class kid. To see for yourself, click here. 

Video Of The Day

From Spain. Enjoy

Pictures Of The Day


Writing that he was "sick of the losing" and "sick of watching bad basketball," a fan in Washington, D.C., posted an offer on Craigslist to pay $10 to anyone who would take his two tickets to the Wizards' Dec. 8 game against the Warriors.  (SI.com)
Willie Twiston-Davies riding Jacobs Son (R) win the 32Redbet.com handicap Stakes at Lingfield racecourse on December 20, 2012 in Lingfield, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)
Edinson Cavani of SSC Napoli scores the opening goal during the TIM Cup SSC Napoli and Bologna FC at Stadio San Paolo on December 19, 2012 in Naples, Italy. (Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images Europe)
Cameron Crazies of the Duke Blue Devils try to distract Tanner Samson #3 of the Elon Phoenix at Cameron Indoor Stadium on December 20, 2012 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Mason Plumlee #5 of the Duke Blue Devils goes up for a dunk against the Elon Phoenix at Cameron Indoor Stadium on December 20, 2012 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

ACC Wednesday Night Basketball


PLUMLEE (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
#1 DUKE 88, Cornell 47 - Seth Curry scored 20 points, Mason Plumlee added 18 and No. 1 Duke reeled off 23 straight points in a rout of Cornell on Wednesday night.

Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon had 16 points and Quinn Cook had a career-high 12 assists while showing up all over the box score for the Blue Devils (10-0).


Texas 85, #23 NORTH CAROLINA 67 - Sheldon McClellan scored 18 points and struggling Texas upset No. 23 North Carolina.

Julien Lewis added 16 points for the Longhorns (7-4), who are off to their worst start since coach Rick Barnes' first season in 1999 while playing without star guard Myck Kabongo. The NCAA is investigating the sophomore's relationship with an agent and the Longhorns have given no indication when or if he'll return.

Reggie Bullock led the Tar Heels (8-3) with 18 points and 13 rebounds. It was the first loss for North Carolina since being clobbered by then-No. 1 Indiana on Nov. 27, and this was mostly another humiliation after trailing by as many as 19 points.


VIRGINIA 75, Morgan State 57 - Akil Mitchell had 15 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists and Virginia overcame sloppy play to beat Morgan State, the Cavaliers' eighth consecutive victory.

Darion Atkins added a career-high 17 points and Joe Harris scored 14 for Virginia (9-2).

DeWayne Jackson scored 32, tying the record for an opponent at John Paul Jones Arena, for the Bears (3-5). The 32 points was also achieved by Clemson's K.C. Rivers and Penn State's Talor Battle.

HARRIS (VirginiaSports.com Photo)
Recap.

Coastal Carolina 69, CLEMSON 46 - Coastal Carolina led by eight at halftime and shot 54 percent in the second half on its way to a convincing  victory over Clemson. The Chanticleers improved to 4-5 with the win, while the Tigers fell to 6-4 with the loss. The 23-point margin was the worst defeat in 75 games under current Head Coach Brad Brownell.

Clemson struggled on both ends of the floor. The Tigers shot just 32 percent from the floor, including 4-of-21 (.190) from three. Clemson had a season-high 18 turnovers as well, which led to 20 points for the Chanticleers. Coastal, conversely, shot 46 percent for the game and made 9-of-23 from deep, 39 percent. 

ACC Football Links

ISAIAH JOHNSON SACKING MICHAEL ROCCO (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
By Andrea Adelson | ESPN.com

Julian Benbow of The Boston Globe profiles BC athletic director Brad Bates.

Clemson's defense faces a physical challenge from LSU.

Prayers go out to Duke assistant Jim Collins and the entire Blue Devils family on the passing of his wife, Geri, from cancer.

Much has changed for Florida State safety Karlos Williams since his interception sent the Seminoles to the Discover Orange Bowl.

Georgia Tech faces a USC defense filled with talent. Meanwhile, starting safety Isaiah Johnson is probably out.

Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post discusses what Maryland coach Randy Edsall is doing on the recruiting trail.

Miami has lost a commitment from receiver/tight end prospect Travis Johnson.

N.C. State has hired a strength and conditioning coach.

Donta Wilkins is still committed to UVa but keeping his options open.

Rutgers is a more formidable opponent now than during Virginia Tech's Big East days.

Athlon Sports takes a look at how the All-ACC team fared as high school recruits.

How about an early bird look at the preseason Top 25 for 2013? Clemson ahead of Florida State.

Excerpt Of The Day

(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

From Adam Rittenberg’s article titled “ACC, Big Ten Seeking Strong Finish” on ESPN.com:

The Big Ten is undoubtedly the league everyone loves to hate. The ACC, meanwhile, is the league everyone wants to love, even though history says, why bother? Celebrated on national signing day, hyped in the preseason, humbled in early January -- that's the ACC. Every. Single. Year.

Searching for its first national title since 1999, the ACC hitched its wagon to the Florida State Seminoles, the undisputed kings of the preseason poll. Florida State teased us with an impressive start and an exciting win against fellow ACC heavyweight Clemson. But two weeks later, FSU had its typical no-show against an unranked foe, falling to an NC State team that would dump its coach (Tom O'Brien) after the regular season.

To read the entire article, and it seems painfully true, click here.   

Quote Of The Day

(Nate Shron/Getty Images)

“I think the least thing we can do is to get assault rifles out of the country. (Host: But why use that moment?) Well when are you going to use it? That was a good moment. There were a lot of cameras trained on me, I knew it would get attention, I knew it would get your attention, it was on a couple of other shows today and I'm sure a lot of NRA people are going to be writing me nasty e-mails. I just think we have to speak up. You do, I do, we have national platforms. Do you believe we should have assault rifles in this country? (Host: I believe it should be difficult to get certain weapons.) I think you can get a hand gun, a shotgun, or a rifle. I hunt, I used to hunt and I think you should be able to get all that stuff. You should have better background checks and I just don't think we need 30 clip weapons. I just don't. Let's do something about it. If we can't shame them into doing this then we can't do much within our system."

- Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim on his remarks about gun control at a press conference after his 900th win earlier this week. 

Pictures Of The Day

Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya (left) and a couple of pugs named Khan and Molina (right) introduced Manny Pacquaio's next opponent: North Pole heavyweight Kris Krinkle. (Damain Dovarganes/AP Photo)
Connor Lammert #21 of the University of Texas Longhorns shoots the ball against the University of North Carolina Tar Heels on December 19, 2012 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. (Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Quinn Cook #2 of the Duke Blue Devils and Shonn Miller #32 of the Cornell Big Red go after a loose ball during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on December 19, 2012 in Durham, North Carolina. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Head coach Roy Williams of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels has words with an official against the University of Texas Longhorns on December 19, 2012 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Participants dressed as Santa Claus take off in the 4th annual Michendorf Santa Run (Michendorfer Nikolauslauf) on December 9, 2012 in Michendorf, Germany. Over 800 people took part in this year's races that included children's and adults' races. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images Europe)

Marlon Samuels of the Renegades plays a shot during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Renegades and the Hobart Hurricanes at Etihad Stadium on December 19, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Robert Prezioso/Getty Images AsiaPac)
Andy Jenkins of England in action during day 6 of the 2013 Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on December 19, 2012 in London, England. (Bryn Lennon/Getty Images Europe)


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

ACC Players Of The Week

SCOTT (HurricaneSports.com)
Miami’s Durand Scott has been named the ACC Player of the Week and NC State’s T.J. Warren has been selected the conference’s Rookie of the Week.

With 16 points and 12 rebounds, Scott led Miami to a 77-46 win Friday night over previously undefeated Charlotte in the Hurricanes’ lone game of the week. The Bronx, N.Y., senior was 5-of-8 from the floor (.625), including 2-of-3 from 3-point range, handed out four assists and came up with four steals and blocked one shot as Miami upped its record to 6-1 with its fifth straight win.
On the year, Scott is averaging 15.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game and is shooting .575 from the field and .722 from the free throw line.

In being named ACC Rookie of the Week for the second time this season, Warren came off the bench to score a game-high 21 points, leading NC State to a 84-62 win over Norfolk State Saturday. The Durham, N.C., guard was 9-for-11 from the floor (.818), including hitting 2-for-2 from 3-point range for his best shooting performance of the season. In addition to leading the Wolfpack in scoring for the fourth time this season, he also pulled down five rebounds and had two steals in 28 minutes of action.

On the year, Warren leads all ACC freshmen in scoring (14.6) and is shooting .691 from the field, which leads the ACC and ranks third nationally.

ACC Tuesday Night Basketball

BROWN (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

#25 N.C. STATE 88, Stanford 79 - Lorenzo Brown scored 18 of his season-high 24 points after halftime to help No. 25 North Carolina State pull away to beat Stanford 88-79 on Tuesday night.
Scott Wood scored 15 of his 17 in the first half for the Wolfpack (8-2), who earned a fourth straight win with another high-scoring performance at home. It also allowed N.C. State to avenge a road loss last year in which the Wolfpack blew a 12-point lead in the second half.

Richard Howell finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Wolfpack for his fourth straight double-double, his fifth in the Pack's last six games and his sixth this season. He now has 19 for his career, the most since Kenny Inge had 23 from 1998-2001.

Dwight Powell continued his recent strong play for the Cardinal (7-4), scoring 23 points for his fourth 20-point performance in five games. But Stanford gave up its highest point total of the season.


MIAMI 72, UCF 50  - Durand Scott scored 17 points and Reggie Johnson added 16 points and 13 rebounds to help Miami to an easy 72-50 victory over Central Florida.

Shane Larkin had 11 points and six assists and Kenny Kadji scored 10 for the Hurricanes (7-1), who led wire-to-wire in winning their sixth straight game.

Keith Clanton led UCF with 15 points and nine rebounds. The Knights (6-3) didn't have another player in double figures after shooting only 35.4 percent (17 of 48) for the game.

Miami jumped out to a 37-21 halftime lead behind Johnson and Larkin. UCF got within 11 points on a 3-pointer by Matt Williams with 11:04 left in the game, but that was as close as it would come.


WAKE FOREST 79, Furman 55 - Wake Forest had three players score in double figures, led by C.J. Harris' 20 points, as the Demon Deacons came on strong in the second half to blow by Furman 79-55 on Tuesday at Joel Coliseum.

The Demon Deacons (5-5) finished the first half on a 10-0 run to take a 37-30 lead into the locker room and carried the momentum into the second half, outscoring the Paladins (3-7) 42-25 in the final period.

In addition to his 20 points, which came on 8-of-10 shooting, Harris added five assists. Travis McKie scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds, while Tyler Cavanaugh finished with a career-highs of 12 points and five rebounds.

ACC Football Links

WATKINS (Steeter Lecka/Getty Images)
By Heather Dinich | ESPN.com


There is an unusual dynamic playing out at NC State's bowl practices.

Georgia Tech receiver Darren Waller's role is likely to increase in the Sun Bowl.

LSU is looking forward to throwing the ball deep against Clemson's D.

Is it time to use Sammy Watkins in more creative ways?

FSU is still trying to fill some positions on its staff.

Virginia Tech linebacker Bruce Taylor is looking to end his career with a positive note.

Former Terp Lucas Still Changing Lives

(ESPN.com)

Nice piece on ESPN.com about the former Maryland/NBA guard/tennis pro turned mentor.

To read the story, click here

Quote Of The Day

(Faith Robertson/Duke Chronicle)

“It’s something none of the players have experienced. We’re all trying to get adjusted to being on campus when nobody else is here. But it’s nice. We don’t have class, we can just focus on football...Right now, the most fun thing has just been being around the team and enjoying our time together. We usually all go our separate ways by now.”

- Duke cornerback Ross Cockrell.   

Pictures Of The Day


Runners pull up after finishing during the last meeting to be held after 114 years of racing at Folkestone racecourse on December 18, 2012 in Folkestone, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)
Mr. Wuf, mascot of the North Carolina State Wolfpack, leads the cheers against the Stanford Cardinal during play at PNC Arena on December 18, 2012 in Raleigh, North Carolina. North Carolina State won 88-79. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
C.J. Leslie #5 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack blocks a shot by Chasson Randle #5 of the Stanford Cardinal during play at PNC Arena on December 18, 2012 in Raleigh, North Carolina. North Carolina State won 88-79. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
From the archives...Dolphins defensive lineman Manny Fernandez (75) hurdles a Redskins offensive lineman in pursuit of quarterback Billy Kilmer (17). Fernandez would finish the game with 17 tackles as the Dolphins defeated the Redskins 14-7 to become the first and last team to finish an NFL season undefeated. (Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated)
Former Wake Forest star, and long time San Antonio Spur, Tim Duncan  drives to the basket against Boston's Kevin Garnett. (D. Clarke Evans/Sports Illustrated)



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday ACC Basketball Scoreboard

WHITE (Jeff Gammons/Getty Images)

FLORIDA STATE 63, Louisiana-Monroe 48 -  Okaro White posted a double-double and the Florida State men's basketball team emerged from finals week with a victory over Louisiana-Monroe Monday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

Despite committing 19 turnovers against the Warhawks (1-6), the Seminoles (6-4) benefitted from White's team highs in points (19) and rebounds (11) and by a large discrepancy in free throw attempts and makes.

FSU finished the game with 20 converted free throws on 24 attempts while ULM went to the line just six times and made three of them.  

Recap.

GEORGIA TECH 75, Alabama State 41 - Brandon Reed scored 14 points, Robert Carter Jr. added 13 with 11 rebounds, and Mfon Udofia pitched in 12 points on 3-point shots Monday evening to lead Georgia Tech.

The Yellow Jackets (7-2) had no trouble with the Rebels (1-9) while moving to 5-0 in their new arena.

Georgia Tech led 40-20 at halftime and by as many as 35 points in the second half, when coach Brian Gregory used every player available. That included highly touted freshman point guard Solomon Poole, who joined the team Saturday fresh out of high school.

ACC Football Links

GLENNON (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

By Andrea Adelson | ESPN.com

Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris can afford to be choosy about his future. Top recruit Robert Nkemdiche says don't count out Clemson .

ESPN 300 athlete Adrian Baker has decommitted from the Seminoles

Florida State is back on the practice field.

Here is a Miami recruiting update from Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.

Giovani Bernard is right to take the money and run, writes Caulton Tudor in the News & Observer.

N.C. State quarterback Mike Glennon can help himself with a big performance in the Music City Bowl. 

Interim coach Dana Bible will call the plays from the press box upstairs.

Virginia is set to hire a special teams coordinator.

Virginia Tech is using part of bowl practice to evaluate younger players.

Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe previews 2013.

Pictures Of The Day


Look who’s still around...Wide receiver Randy Moss #84 of the San Francisco 49ers catches a pass thrown by quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 to score a touchdown in the first quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images North America)
The Redskins have gotten so good that backup QB KC1 can complete passes with his eyes closed.  (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
Forward Terrance Shannon #2 of the Florida State Seminoles warms up pre-game at the Donald L. Tucker Center on December 17, 2012 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Gammons/Getty Images)
Georgia Tech center Daniel Miller (5) misses a dunk as Alabama State's Luther Page (2), Jamel Waters (12) and Bobby Brown (5) fight for the rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Atlanta. Georgia Tech won 75-41. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
ACC bound Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim smiles during a video tribute to his career, next to his wife, Julie, after Syracuse defeated Detroit 72-68 for his 900th win, at an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Look Who’s Number 1

(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
AP - Duke is back in a familiar place - No. 1.

The Blue Devils advanced one spot to replace Indiana at the top of The Associated Press' Top 25 on Monday, drawing closer to UCLA's record for most No. 1 rankings.

Indiana (9-1) held the top spot from the preseason poll through the first five weeks of the season. Butler beat the Hoosiers 88-86 in overtime Saturday. The Blue Devils (9-0), who were off last week, received 62 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.

It is the 123rd week Duke has been ranked No. 1, 11 weeks behind UCLA. All but 31 weeks of Duke's stay on top have come since the 1991-92 season. The Blue Devils' last time at No. 1 was an 11-week run in 2010-11.

Michigan (11-0), which received the other No. 1 votes, and Syracuse moved up one place each to second and third. They were followed in the top 10 by Arizona, Louisville, Indiana, Ohio State, Florida, Kansas and Illinois.

Butler (8-2), which beat then-No. 9 North Carolina last month in the EA Sports Maui Invitational, moved into the poll at No. 19. This is the Bulldogs' first appearance in the rankings since the first week of 2010-11.

North Carolina, with 107 weeks, is the only other school ranked No. 1 for at least 100 polls.

Weekend ACC Basketball Scoreboard

(Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
SUNDAY
BOSTON COLLEGE 61, New Hampshire 59 ( OT )Recap 

SATURDAY
#21 NORTH CAROLINA 93, East Carolina 87 - Recap

#25 N.C. STATE 84, Norfolk State 62 - Recap

CLEMSON 80, Florida A&M 57 - Recap

Georgia Southern 78, VIRGINIA TECH 73 - The Hokies announced Sunday afternoon that freshman Marshall Wood had fractured the third metatarsal bone in his left foot and will be out indefinitely.  Recap.  

FRIDAY
MIAMI 77, UNC Charlotte 46 - Recap.

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