Monday's college roundup
Duke sweeps ACC rookie honors
DURHAM — Duke’s Rasheed Sulaimon and Alexis Jones were named ACC male and female rookie of the week on Monday, as announced by the league office.
The pair, both Texas natives, earned the honor for the second time this season.
Sulaimon, from Houston, averaged 22.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals in leading Duke to ACC wins over Virginia Tech and Boston College. He was 17-of-26 (.654) from the field, including 6-of-9 (.667) from 3-point range. Sulaimon opened the week with 17 points, five rebounds and two steals in a road win over the Hokies.
On Sunday, Sulaimon scored a career-high 27 points to go along with three rebounds and three assists. He went 10-of-15 from the field, including 3-of-5 from three-point range, and 4-of-4 from the free throw line in the win over the Eagles.
Jones, from Irving, Texas, had 15 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in Duke’s win at No. 8 Maryland on Sunday. Her assist total against the Terps ties for sixth in a single game by a Duke freshman and came as the Blue Devils clinched the ACC regular-season title for the fourth straight year.
On Friday against No. 19 Florida State, Jones posted six points, four assists and three steals.
NCCU’S Ingram is MEAC co-player of week
DURHAM — N.C. Central’s Jeremy Ingram earned MEAC co-player of the week with his performance in two victories, the conference announced on Monday.
Ingram, who averaged 20.0 points, 5.5 rebounds in wins over S.C. State and rival North Carolina A&T, shares the honor with Bethune-Cookman’s Adrien Coleman.
Ingram, a 6-3 shooting guard, also shot 58 percent from 3-point range (7-of-12) and was a clutch 9-of-10 from the free throw line, including 6-of-7 to seal the 51-47 win over the Aggies on Saturday.
Duke second at John Hayt Invitational
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The ninth-ranked Duke men’s golf team remains in second place after posting a 1-over 289 in the second round of the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational at Sawgrass Country Club on Monday.
The Blue Devils enter today’s final round with a 5-under 571, 12 shots behind leader and host North Florida (-17, 559) — the only teams under par through two rounds.
Central Florida is third overall with a 9-over 585, while Arkansas, North Texas, Florida and LSU are tied for fourth at 11-over.
Kevin Phelan (North Florida) holds the tournament lead with a 13-under 131, with teammate Sean Dale four shots back at 9 under. Duke’s Brinson Paolini and Austin Cody along with Central Florida’s Ricardo Gouveia enter the final round tied for third at 4-under 140.
Duke cross country honored
DURHAM — Duke graduate student Suejin Ahn, senior Juliet Bottorff and sophomores Carolyn Baskir and Kelsey Lakowske were named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association 2012 Division I Women’s Cross Country All-Academic team.
In addition, both the men’s and women’s cross country squads received 2012 All-Academic status for collectively earning a 3.00 grade-point average or higher.
Bottorff and Lakowske also garnered USTFCCCA All-America recognition with their top-40 performances individually at the NCAA Championship meet.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have earned either USTFCCCA All-America status or finished in the NCAA region’s top 15 (or top 10 percent) in 2012.
Weather leads to schedule changes
CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina’s game against visiting St. John’s, originally scheduled for today, has been pushed back to Wednesday at 3 p.m. because of the threat of rain.
The top-ranked Tar Heels (6-0) enter Wednesday’s game coming off a sweep of Stony Brook over the weekend.
NCCU SOFTBALL — The N.C. Central softball doubleheader vs. Campbell, which was scheduled for today at at Parkwood Athletic Field, has been canceled and makeup date has been scheduled.
Gonzaga No. 2, Duke third in poll
Indiana is No. 1 in The Associated Press’ Top 25 for the fourth straight week, while Gonzaga moved to No. 2 for the first time in school history.
While the West Coast Bulldogs made some news at the top of the poll Monday, Louisiana Tech, the Bulldogs from Down South, moved into the rankings for the first time since a 13-week run in 1984-85, their only appearance in the poll.
Louisiana Tech, which is 25th this week, was led back then to a ranking as high as No. 7 by a forward named Karl Malone. Gonzaga at that time had a point guard named John Stockton. They went on to become one of the greatest combinations in NBA history with the Utah Jazz, were members of the Dream Team and both were inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Gonzaga, which got the other No. 1 vote, was ranked third last week. The Bulldogs were also that high in the poll for the final two weeks of 2003-04.
Duke moved up three spots to third and is followed by Michigan and Miami, which dropped from second after falling to Wake Forest, the Hurricanes’ first ACC loss this season.