Sunday, January 31, 2010


FLORIDA STATE 61, BOSTON COLLEGE 57 – Solomon Alabi scored 16 points and Ryan Reid, Chris Singleton and Terrance Shannon added 10 each as Florida State defeated Boston College before 8,188 fans in Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA.

Junior Rakim Sanders scored a game-high 17 points and classmate Joe Trapani netted 15 points to lead Boston College.

The game was tied with one minute to play, before FSU junior Derwin Kitchen hit the Seminoles' only three-pointer of the day with 43.9 seconds left to give the visitors a 57-54 advantage. After a BC turnover, Michael Snaer sank two free throws with 30.5 seconds to play to extend the lead to five points.

After both teams missed the front end of one-and-one opportunities, BC sophomore Reggie Jackson hit from three-point range with 8.5 seconds left to narrow the margin to two points.

To read more from the Tallahassee Democrat, click here.

NO. 22 GEORGIA TECH 98, Kentucky State (Thorobreds, 2,341 students, Frankfort, KY) 50 – They do know that Thorobreds is spelled Thoroughbreds, right? They must, they're from Kentucky...

Gani Lawal scored the 1,000th point of his career and the Jackets shot 72.1% from the field.
Game over.

Glen Rice, Jr., scored 15 points, D'Andre Bell added 14.

Georgia Tech (16-5) has won four of five and improved to 11-1 at home, dipping out of the Atlantic Coast Conference to take on a Division II school from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

After Kentucky State's Troy Johnson cut the lead to 17-15 with a 3-pointer, the Yellow Jackets went on a 48-14 charge that ended on Iman Shumpert's dunk with 18:12 remaining. Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt pulled his starters a few minutes later with the lead at 32.

To read more in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, click here.

N.C. STATE 77, North Carolina Central (Eagles, 8,500 students, Durham, NC) – On a day when most of the Triangle's population was stuck inside because of a January snowstorm, the Wolfpack also needed a little time to warm up.

But once State (14-8) got started, they sizzled, hitting 78.3 percent and scoring 50 points in the second half, as it cruised to a 77-42 victory over the Eagles.

The Pack needed a late burst in the first half to overcome the Eagles, who had a similar start last year in a game at the RBC Center. A 15-2 run at the end of the first half and a game-high 23 points from junior Tracy Smith left little doubt to the outcome of the game.

To read more in the Raleigh News & Observer, click here.

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