|NC State head coach Mark Gottfried had the entrance of the preseason at Prime Time With the Pack. (AP Images)|
They don't hold them at midnight anymore, but most ACC teams had some type of season-opening event. Here's a look at the top performers from Midnight Madness scrimmages and the oddest moments from the rest of the various evenings.
All Midnight Madness First team
Rodney Hood, sophomore, Duke -- Had 13 points, five rebounds, and two steals at Countdown to Craziness, in his only appearance for the Blue Devils this season. Hood will sit out the year after transferring from Mississippi State.
Lorenzo Brown, junior, NC State – Scored 14 points and dished out six assists.
Alex Murphy, freshman, Duke -- Had nine points, three blocks, and eight rebounds.
Cadarian Raines, junior, Virginia Tech -- Scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds.
The four members of the North Carolina freshman class performed a ballet routine while wearing tutus.
North Carolina State head coach Mark Gottfried was lowered to center court from the upper deck on a hoist and zip line.
Florida State players arrived on the court in convertibles.
With Miles Plumlee drafted by the Indiana Pacers, younger brothers Mason and Marshall held “Bachelor, Plumlee Edition” to audition a new third brother. The Blue Devil mascot beat out last man off the bench Todd Zafirovski, and the Plumlees asked him, “Will you accept this jersey.”
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