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One Shining ACC Moment

Thursday, March 10, 2005; Page G05

Rarely has the ACC tournament seen such a dominating individual performance as Wake Forest guard Randolph Childress's three-game act during the 1995 tournament in Greensboro, N.C.

Childress and Tim Duncan helped the Demon Deacons win their first ACC championship in more than 30 years by beating No. 3 seed North Carolina, 82-80 in overtime, in the championship game.


Randolph Childress scored a record 107 points over three games to lead Wake Forest to the 1995 ACC tournament title. (Christopher A. Record -- Charlotte Observer)

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Childress scored 107 points in three games, a tournament record. He scored 40 points in the first round against Duke, 30 in the semifinals vs. Virginia and 37 against the Tar Heels in the championship game. Childress's last basket was the most important, as he drove past North Carolina's Jeff McInnis for the game-winning six-footer with four seconds left in overtime.

"I've been watching ACC basketball for a long time and there has never been a player who [more] deserved to end his ACC career on this kind of note," Wake Forest Coach Dave Odom said after the championship game.

Duncan, a three-time all-American and the No. 1 pick in the 1997 NBA draft, scored 16 points and grabbed 20 rebounds against North Carolina. Wake Forest, the No. 1 seed in the East Region, won two games in the NCAA tournament before losing to Oklahoma State.


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