DURHAM — Austin Rivers on Monday was named men's ACC Rookie of the Week for the league-leading sixth time, tying Luol Deng for the most weekly league rookie selections in Duke history.
A 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard from Winter Park, Fla., Rivers averaged 19.0 points per game last week, scoring 18 during a 75-60 win at Virginia Tech and 20 in a 78-74 overtime home loss to Miami. He has scored in double figures a team-leading 19 times and logged his fifth 20-point game of the season against the Hurricanes.
Rivers' six ACC Rookie of the Week awards tie six others for the third-most in league history. North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough and Georgia Tech's Kenny Anderson share the record with 10 selections apiece.
The Eagles' men's 800- and 1,600-meter relay squads ran to top-10 finishes during the New Balance Invitational last weekend in Manhattan, N.Y.
The 800 relay team was fifth as the tandem of Phillip Barren, Gregory Roper, Jaye Pratt and Brandon Addison completed the event in 1 minute, 28.05 seconds.
The 1,600 team of Jamar Jones, Roper, Barren and Addison captured a seventh-place finish with a time of 3:19.12.
Junior Willie Calvin had N.C. Central's highest individual performance by tying for fourth place in the men's high jump with a leap of 7 feet, 1 inch.
Shaw senior Malik Alvin was named the men's CIAA Player of the Week after he exploded for 36 points during Saturday's 95-76 victory against Johnson C. Smith. In a double-overtime victory over Fayetteville State, he had 26 points and three assists.
Aslea Williams, a senior center, was the women's CIAA Player of the Week after averaging a double-double in two games last week. In a loss to Johnson C. Smith, Williams had 19 points and 15 rebounds. In a win against Fayetteville State, she had 21 points and 10 rebounds.
Duke's wrestling team will return to Cameron Indoor Stadium for its second home match of the season tonight when Gardner-Webb visits for a at 7 p.m. match. Admission is free as the Blue Devils look to extend their win streak to three.
The competition will be broadcast live on the Blue Devils Network with a subscription. Live scoring also will be available at GoDuke.com free of charge.
Duke (2-6), coming off of a commanding 43-0 victory against Davidson in the Blue Devils' home opener, will take on the Bulldogs (4-8) for the 24th straight season and for the 25th time overall. Duke leads the all-time series 22-1-1. The last time the squads met ended in a 22-22 tie in Boiling Springs, N.C.