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Jacobs On Bonusphere Bingo!

A few weeks back, Maryland's Mike Jones went on a shooting tear.

"He's got as good a jump shot as you need," Gary Williams, Jones' coach, said prior to this season. However, the senior's overall performance throughout his career, particularly the intensity with which he plays defense, has tended to depend on how well his shot is falling.

But Jones didn't get discouraged on the night of December 13 when he missed a trio of threes to open a game against the zone defense of overmatched Missouri-Kansas City. Once he got hot, the 6-5 wing proceeded to hit nine consecutive 3-pointers before missing again.

Jones jumped on the visiting Kangaroos for a career-high 27 points before retiring to the bench. Presumably he played decent defense, too, as Maryland won, 101-50.

Jones' nine 3-pointers set a Maryland single-game record. His performance ranks among the ACC's best dozen in the 20 seasons the current shot has been in effect.

Only Wake Forest's Craig Dawson and Georgia Tech's Dennis Scott, with 11 each, converted more threes in a game. Only Duke's Shane Battier and Virginia's Curtis Staples converted a higher percentage of their attempts while hitting at least nine 3-pointers.


Most 3-Pointers Made In Game, As ACC Member (Listed By Conversion Rate During Game)

3FGM Player, School Season 3FGA 3FG%
11 Craig Dawson, WF 2002 17 .647
Dennis Scott, GT 1989 19 .579
9 Shane Battier, D 2002 12 .750
Curtis Staples, V 1995 12 .750
Mike Jones, M 2007 13 .692
Rodney Monroe, NCS 1990 14 .643
Tony Akins, GT 2000 14 .643
Curtis Staples, V 1998 15 .600
J.J. Redick, D 2006 16 .563
Drew Barry, GT 1996 17 .529
Randolph Childress, WF 1995 17 .529
Dennis Scott, GT 1989 18 .500

  • Craig Dawson's 11 threes came in a double-overtime loss by Wake Forest at Clemson. Dennis Scott's 11 came in a Georgia Tech win over Houston in Hawaii's Rainbow Classic.
  • The nine 3-pointers by Wake's Randolph Childress is the ACC Tournament record, set in an overtime win over North Carolina in the 1995 finals. Childress scored 107 points in three games that March, another ACC Tournament record, in what was perhaps the greatest performance in the history of the event.
  • Of the dozen most prolific 3-point performances to date, six came against ACC opponents, five were on the road, four were at home, and three were on neutral courts.
  • A quarter of the top dozen 3-point performances by ACC players came against North Carolina, the only school to allow more than one. Georgia Tech's Dennis Scott and Drew Barry each made nine 3-pointers in games at Chapel Hill. They share with Childress the top bonusphere performances by an opposing player against the Tar Heels.


Best Percentage, Making 8 Or More 3-Pointers In Game

Pct. 3M-A Player, School Season Opponent Venue Result
.800 8-10 Chris Whitney, C 1993 at UNC away L
.800 8-10 David Young, C 1991 v. Wake home L (OT)
.750 9-12 Shane Battier, D 2001 v. Princeton home W
.750 9-12 Curtis Staples, V 1995 v. UNLV home W


Single-Game Individual Record, By School As ACC Member

School Made Att. Player Date
BC 6 8 Darius Rice 2/8/06
Clem 8 12 Tony Stockman 2/27/02
12 Will Solomon 1/15/00
11 Terrell McIntyre 1/12/99
10 David Young 1/12/91
10 Chris Whitney 2/17/93
Duke 9 16 J.J. Redick 12/10/05
12 Shane Battier 11/14/00
FSU 8 12 James Collins 3/25/97
GaT 11 19 Dennis Scott 12/28/88
Md 9 13 Mike Jones 12/13/06
Miami 7 10 Robert Hite 1/31/06
NC 8 13 Rashad McCants 3/2/04
12 Raymond Felton 1/26/03
11 Shammond Williams 2/8/98
11 Jeff McInnis 2/14/96
11 Dante Calabria 1/25/95
11 Hubert Davis 2/27/92
NCS 9 14 Rodney Monroe 12/21/89
UVa 9 12 Curtis Staples 2/12/95
15 Curtis Staples 2/14/98
VaT 7 12 Zabian Dowdell 12/7/05
WF 11 17 Craig Dawson 2/13/02