Sunday, November 29, 2009

SATURDAY NIGHT HOOPS

Eagles Hold Off Providence 82-77
Josh Southern scored on a three-point play with 43 seconds left and Boston College (4-2) withstood Providence's late rally in an 82-77 win on Saturday night.

Reggie Jackson led the Eagles with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Trapani added 19 points and rebounds for Boston College, which led by as much as 18 points in the first half but saw its lead slip away in the second period.


Hokies take down Blue Hens in overtime, 74-66

Virginia Tech needed extra time to ward off a determined Delaware teamin overtime in the 2009 Philly Hoop Group Classic at the Palestra in Philadelphia on Saturday evening. With the win, the Hokies improve to 4-1, while UD falls to 1-4.

Tech took a 30-29 lead into the half and led 63-61 when Jawan Carter hit a lay-up with 17 seconds remaining to tie the game at 63-63. The Hokies held for a last shot, but junior guard Malcolm Delaney had his shot blocked with three seconds remaining sending the game into overtime.

To open the extra session, Delaney hit two free throws and a three-pointer to give the Hokies a 68-63 lead with 3:44 remaining, a lead Tech would not relinquish. Delaney scored seven of the Hokies’ 11 points in the extra session.

Collins and Johnson Lift Hurricanes Over USC Upstate, 70-41

Dwayne Collins scored 17 points and Reggie Johnson added a career-high 13 as Miami improved to 7-0 in a 70-41 rout of USC Upstate on Saturday afternoon at the BankUnited Center.

It marks the second time under head coach Frank Haith that the Hurricanes have started the season 7-0 and the fifth time in program history. Miami advanced to the postseason in all four previous instances, including an NCAA Tournament berth in 2007-08.

Wake Forest Falls to William & Mary, 78-68

Al-Farouq Aminu had the best performance on the boards for Demon Deacons since the 2005-06 season, but it wasn't enough to push Wake Forest to victory as the team fell 78-68 to William & Mary on Saturday night.
The loss sets the Wake Forest record to 4-1, and William & Mary improves to 4-2.

Freshman C.J. Harris led both teams in scoring with 17 points, marking his third consecutive double-figure scoring effort. Aminu registered his third double-double of the season with 11 points and 20 rebounds and Ishmael Smith put up his fifth career double-double with 12 points and 11 assists.

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