Noting ACC Basketball
ESPN’s “Big Monday” finds Miami visiting Notre Dame as the ACC regular season enters its final two weeks … only first-place Virginia has clinched a top-four spot and a double-bye in the New York Life ACC Tournament, which is set for March 6-10 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center … the third-through eighth-place teams in the current standings are separated by two games in the lost column … Notre Dame’s Matt Farrell enters Monday night’s game riding the momentum of his career-high 37 points in Saturday’s win at Boston College … Farrell went 10-for-12 from 3-point range, including a perfect 8-for-8 in the opening half … freshman Chris Lykes has scored in double figures in each of Miami’s last four games, averaging 15.5 points per game during that span … road teams won six of the seven ACC games played over the weekend, including No. 12 Duke’s 66-57 win at No. 11 Clemson on Sunday afternoon … senior Grayson Allen scores 19 points for the Blue Devils and has averaged 22.3 points in his last three games … Florida State is the lone ACC homecourt weekend winner following an 88-75 win over Pitt on Sunday night … No. 14 North Carolina clinches a winning record in ACC regular-season play for the 58th time in 65 years (13th time in 15 seasons under head coach Roy Williams) with Saturday night’s 93-76 win at Louisville … NC State has won four of its last five ACC road games following its victory at Wake Forest.
By the Numbers
1 – Wake Forest’s Doral Moore leads the ACC and ranks second nationally in field goal percentage (.706) … Moore’s field goal percentage is currently the best mark ACC history, bettering the existing league record of .697 set by North Carolina’s Brendan Haywood in 2000.
8 – Syracuse’s Ty Battle has played 40 minutes or more in eight- straight games, and 18 times overall, and leads all Division I players in minutes played per game (38.7).
8 – NC State’s Markell Johnson has had eight games with 10 or more assists, the most by an ACC player since the Wolfpack’s Lorenzo Brown had nine double-digit games in 2013.
10 – Ten ACC teams currently have .500-or-better league records, the most among all Division I conferences.
10 – Three-point field goals made by Notre Dame’s Matt Farrell in Saturday’s win at Boston College, marking the second-most 3-point field goals made in a conference game in league annals … Farrell leads the ACC in 3-point field goals per game (3.3).
15.3 – Over his last 11 games, Miami freshman guard Lonnie Walker IV is averaging 15.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists … in his 12 starts this season, Walker is averaging 15.6 points and 2.9 rebounds.
21 – Virginia Tech’s Justin Robinson has had four or more assists in 21 of his 27 games and leads the ACC in assists per game (5.6) … Robinson has scored in double figures in 13 of his last 14 games and leads the Hokies in scoring (13.7).
32.8 – Per game scoring average of Boston College’s Jerome Robinson over his last four games … Robinson’s 25.9 scoring average in ACC play is the second-best league-games-only scoring average over the past 26 years.
51 – Wake Forest’s Bryant Crawford has scored in double figures in 51 of his last 52 games, which includes a streak of 38 straight double-figure scoring efforts against ACC foes.