Justin Jackson was named the ACC’s men’s basketball Player of the Week on Monday as he continues his late surge toward a potentially bigger honor at season’s end. The North Carolina junior, who has become a leading candidate for the league’s Player of the Year award, was recognized for the second time this year after scoring 20 or more points in wins against Louisville and Pittsburgh. Jackson scored a game-high 21 points, with five rebounds, two assists and two steals against the Cardinals last Wednesday before hitting for 23 points and six boards against the Panthers, in a game that helped the Tar Heels clinch at least a tie for the ACC regular season title. The 6-foot-8 wing hit on nine 3-pointers for the week while reaching the 20-point mark for the 15th and 16th times this season. Joining Jackson on the ACC’s weekly honor roll is Miami’s Bruce Brown, who earned his second Rookie of the Week award by averaging 19.5 points in two games.
CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina’s 90-83 win against Duke at the Smith Center on Saturday wasn’t about the outright ACC regular season championship, rivalry bragging rights, sending out an accomplished senior class in style or […]
The University of Virginia is done playing against teams from North Carolina for the season. That’s bad news for Cavaliers’ safety Quin Blanding. The senior has earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week awards each […]
BROOKLYN — Duke was picked as the preseason favorite to win the ACC title back in October. Saturday night, just as predicted, the Blue Devils claimed the league’s tournament championship for a record 20th time. […]