Wednesday, December 31, 2008

TUESDAY NIGHT HOOPS

No. 6 WAKE FOREST 83, Radford (Highlanders, 9,552 students, Radford, VA) 61 – Jeff Teague scored 11 of his 19 points in the second half as the Deacons shook off a slow start to beat Radford. How slow? So slow that Wake coach Dino Gaudio yanked his entire starting line up six minutes into the game. They got the point and went on a 36-13 run the rest of the half.

Freshman Al-Farouq Aminu added 18 points and 10 rebounds and James Johnson added a double/double (12/12) for undefeated Wake (12-0).

Artsiom Parakhouski had 15 points on 6-of-16 shooting and added 16 rebounds to lead Radford (4-9), which remained winless against nonconference teams from Division I and fell to 0-15 against ACC schools.

No. 16 CLEMSON 98, South Carolina (Gamecocks, 27,272 students, Columbia, SC) 87 – It ain’t football, but it still counts. Terrence Oglesby hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 25 points as the Tigers improved to 13-0 for the second time in three seasons at the expense of in-state rival South Carolina.

Devan Downey had a career high 37 points for the Gamecocks (9-2).

MARYLAND 76, Elon (Pheonix, 4,939 students, Elon, NC) 50 – Greivis Vasquez is on a roll. The Terps’ talented point guard scored 10 of his 17 points during a 21-2 second-half run that enabled Maryland to pull away to its sixth straight win.

The Terps (10-2) let a 17-point lead shrink to 40-33 before Vasquez went to work. The junior sank three shots from 3-point range during the surge and had two of his season-high eight assists.

Landon Milbourne scored 14 and David Neal had nine points and a career-best 10 rebounds for Maryland, now 8-0 at home.

TJ Douglas led Elon (4-5) with 14 points and Ola Atoyebi snared 11 rebounds.

GEORGIA TECH 63, Tennessee Tech (Golden Eagle, 8,060 students, Cookeville, TN) 58 – Stumbling about with a hangover from their opening ACC loss to woeful UVA, Georgia Tech struggled and trailed for most of the first half against the Golden Eagles. They finally woke up and got going behind Zachery Peacock’s 15 first half points. He had a season-high 22 for the game. The Jackets Gani Lawal added a career-best 16 rebounds. Iman Shumpert had nine assists and nine points for the Yellow Jackets (8-4).

Tennessee State (3-9) was led by Gerald Robinson Jr. wih 16 points and five assists while Darius Cox added 10 boards.

(AP Photo/Nick Waas, Stanley Leary and Lyn Hey)

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