Wednesday, December 23, 2009

CHRISTMAS EVE EVE EVE HOOPS

NO. 10 NORTH CAROLINA 98, Marshall 61 - Ed Davis had 19 points and 10 rebounds while fellow big man Tyler Zeller matched a career high with 18 points to lead No. 10 North Carolina past Marshall Tuesday night.

Marcus Ginyard and Deon Thompson added 14 points apiece and Will Graves had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels (9-3).

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MARYLAND 98, Winston-Salem State 55 - Greivis Vasquez had a season-high 27 points and 11 assists, and Maryland never trailed in a rout of Winston-Salem State on Tuesday night.

It was the first double-double of the season for Vasquez and the 11th of his career. The senior guard was two rebounds short of a triple-double when pulled from the game with exactly 5 minutes left.

Coming off a nine-day layoff for exams, the Terrapins (7-3) led by only four points late in the first half and by 12 at halftime. Maryland then scored 23 of the first 28 points after the break to go up by 30.

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NO. 22 GEORGIA TECH 80, Kennesaw St. 55 – Zachery Peacock scored 18 points to lead four Georgia Tech players in double figures and the Yellow Jackets ) put on a shooting clinic in the second half to rout Kennesaw State on Tuesday.

Peacock was a perfect 8-for-8 from the field and 2 of 2 from three-point range. He also had seven rebounds.

Brian Oliver had 14 points for the Yellow Jackets (9-2). Gani Lawal added 11 points and 10 rebounds for his sixth double-double and Derrick Favors had 11 points.

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VIRGINIA TECH 71, UMBC 34 – Malcolm Delaney scored 16 of his 17 points in the first half to lead Virginia Tech (10-1) to a victory over the University of Maryland Baltimore County on Tuesday night.

The win was Tech’s seventh straight, marking the Hokies’ longest winning streak since 1996.

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NO. 24 CLEMSON 79, Western Carolina 57 – Trevor Booker scored a season-high 31 points and his brother Devin added 10 to lead No. 24 Clemson to victory over Western Carolina on Tuesday night.

The Tigers (11-2) have won four straight, each by double digits.

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FLORIDA STATE 95, Tenn-Martin 68 - Freshman Michael Snaer scored a career-high 18 points to lead Florida State over Tennessee-Martin on Tuesday night.

Florida State’s offense, which had broken the 80-point scoring barrier only once since November 21, eclipsed 90 points for the first time this season.

The Seminoles (11-2) outscored the Skyhawks (1-9) 23-2 in the first 8:11 of the game.

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