Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

ACC Extra

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

ACC Extra

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Byline: Bob Thomas, Times-Union staff writer

Game of the week

Georgia Tech at North Carolina, Sunday: The high-flying Yellow Jackets take flight after an eight-day break following their double-overtime loss at Georgia. North Carolina is one of the few teams with the front-line talent to run with Paul Hewitt's squad.

Men's player of the week

N.C. State junior swingman Julius Hodge (right) scored 24 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and chipped in five assists and four steals as the Wolfpack pulled away late for a 68-50 victory against North Carolina Wilmington. Hodge was 7 of 11 from the floor and made all nine of his free-throw attempts.

Women's player of the week

Duke senior guard Alana Beard scored 20 of her team-high 21 points in the second half as the Blue Devils ended defending national champion and No. 1 Connecticut's streaks of 69 consecutive home and 75 consecutive regular-season victories, 68-67. Beard added six rebounds, five steals and four blocked shots.

Quotable

"Superman, Batman, Hopalong Cassidy or the Lone Ranger -- somebody's going to show up that's going to save him."

FSU coach Leonard Hamilton, on who it might take in order to get the NCAA to restore the eligibility of Seminoles forward Diego Romero

FYI: Duke's J.J. Redick perfect on his last 44 from free throw stripe . . . ACC is 7-6 vs. ranked opponents . . . Coach K collects win No. 600 with Devils

POWER POLL

Men's basketball rankings

1. Wake Forest

Record: 10-0, 1-0 ACC.

Next games: Saturday vs. Clemson; Tuesday at Texas.

Comment: Deacs' home win streak at 23 games.

2. Duke

Record: 11-1, 1-0.

Next game: Sunday at Virginia.

Comment: Blue Devils' rookie Deng-good.

3. Georgia Tech

Record: 12-1, 0-0.

Next game: Sunday at North Carolina.

Comment: Jackets have been early-season buzz.

4. North Carolina

Record: 9-2, 0-1.

Next games: Sunday vs. …

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