Miami 68, North Carolina 59
Kenny Kadji more than made up for the absence of injured fellow Hurricanes big man Reggie Johnson, helping Miami (11-3, 2-0 ACC) defeat the Tar Heels (10-5, 0-2 ACC) by pouring in 18 points, nine rebounds, and four blocks. James Michael McAdoo led the Heels with 14 points and six rebounds. The Miami win ended a ten game losing streak to North Carolina.
Before we get to tonight’s results, a quick note on Duke forward Ryan Kelly. Kelly will be out indefinitely due to a right foot injury he suffered last night against Clemson.
No. 20 NC State 83, Georgia Tech 70
NC State improves to 2-0 in ACC play and 13-2 overall. Georgia Tech falls to 0-2 and 10-4 overall.
Boston College 86, Virginia Tech 75
Boston College improves to 1-1 in ACC play and 9-6 overall. Virginia Tech falls to 0-2 and 9-6 overall.
Florida State 65, Maryland 62
Florida State improves to 2-0 in ACC play and 10-5 overall. Maryland falls to 1-1 and 13-2 overall.
Wake Forest 55, Virginia 52
Wake Forest improves to 1-1 in ACC play and 8-6 overall. Virginia falls to 1-1 and 11-4 overall.
No. 1 Duke 68, Clemson 40
Quinn Cook scored a career-high 27 points for Duke (15-0, 2-0 ACC) as they stifled Clemson (8-6, 0-2 ACC) with their pressure defense, holding the Tigers to just 10 points in the first half (their lowest scoring first half in 12 years). Devin Booker led the Tigers with 12 points and 15 rebounds but it was nowhere near enough to make this a competitive game. **Duke forward Ryan Kelly left the game with a right ankle injury early in the second half and did not return. His status is undetermined for Duke’s game Saturday at NC State.
Stat fact: The 10 points allowed in the first half against the Tigers was the fewest points allowed in a half against an ACC team for Duke since February 24, 1979, when they shut out rival North Carolina in the first half.