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Paige, McAdoo, DeShields Get All-ACC Honors While Tar Heel Men, Women Holding Steady in Latest Polls

By Matt Oakes Posted March 10, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Carolina sophomore point guard Marcus Paige was named to the First Team All-ACC Basketball Team Monday. He joins Duke’s Jabari Parker, N.C. State’s T.J. Warren, Syracuse’s C.J. Fair and Clemson forward K.J. McDaniels.

Paige is the only ACC player to rank among the conference’s top six in scoring and assists. Paige has also scored at least 20 points in ten games this season. Carolina’s James Michael McAdoo was named to the All-ACC second team.

UNC women’s basketball star Diamond DeShields was named to the First Team All-ACC Basketball Team Monday as well. DeShields was the only freshman player to make the All-ACC squad.

As for this week’s rankings, the Tar Heels dropped one spot to No. 15 in both national polls following a win against Notre Dame and a loss at Duke Saturday night.

Florida remains the top team in the nation in both polls, collecting 50 out of the 65 first-place votes in the AP rankings. Undefeated and No. 2-ranked Wichita State received the other 15 votes for the top spot. Other notable ACC schools in the rankings are No.6/7 Duke and No. 11 Syracuse.

As for the women, the Tar Heels slid up one spot to No. 12 in the latest AP poll following an ACC Tournament semifinal showing.

Connecticut remains undefeated and ranked number one while ACC powerhouse Notre Dame sits at No. 2 following an ACC Tournament championship win Sunday.

Duke checks in at No. 9 following a runner-up finish to Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament. 24-6 Maryland lands at No. 11 in the latest AP poll.

Click here for the complete men’s rankings.

Click here for the complete women’s rankings.

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