Thursday, February 11, 2010

HUMP NIGHT HOOPS

NO. 8 DUKE 64, NORTH CAROLINA 54 – Jon “Crazy Face” Scheyer scored 24 points and Kyle Singler added 19 points for the Blue Devils (20-4, 8-2 ACC), who shot poorly all night and couldn't make much of anything in close. But boasting a bigger and tougher front line than in years past, Duke dominated the boards and got plenty of extra looks to make up for all those misses.

Duke hit nine 3-pointers, but shot 32 percent overall and went 13 for 51 (25 percent) from inside the arc.

Carolina’s defense was better, but they simply have no consistency on offense. Deon Thompson and Ed Davis continue to disappear for long stretches.

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

MIAMI 64, NO. 20 GEORGIA TECH 62 – James Dews made a 15-footer at the buzzer Wednesday night to give Miami a 64-62 victory over No. 20 Georgia Tech.

Dews missed the front end of a one-and-one with 19 seconds left, and Iman Shumpert sank a layup for Tech to tie the game with 10 seconds to go. That capped a comeback by the Yellow Jackets, who trailed by 14 early in the second half.

Following a timeout, the Hurricanes moved the length of the court and Durand Scott fed Dews, who faked out a defender before swishing his shot. Dews then leaped into a mob of jubilant teammates.

To read more from the Miami Herald, click here.

CLEMSON 77, FLORIDA STATE 67 – David Potter and Andre Young each had career highs of 19 points as Clemson ended a four-game losing streak to Florida State with a victory Wednesday night.

The Tigers (17-7, 5-5 ACC) had come in having lost four of five this season, the one-time ACC contenders in danger of falling even further out of the muddled league chase.

Instead, Potter and Young's outside shooting proved the difference against the taller, stronger front line of Florida State (17-7, 5-5.

To read more in Charleston Post and Courier, click here.
VIRGINIA TECH 72, N.C. STATE 52 – Virginia Tech jumped out to a big early lead and never trailed to defeat NC State, 72-52, in ACC basketball action Wednesday night at the RBC Center. Tech improves to 19-4 overall and 6-3 in league play, while the Wolfpack falls to 14-11 and 2-8 in the ACC.

The Hokies hit their first 10 shots and took a 26-7 lead with 10:59 remaining in the first half on a lay-up by JT Thompson and led 34-23 at the intermission. State was able to cut the lead to 38-31 two minutes into the second half, but could get no closer.

Dorenzo Hudson led all scorers with 23 points and Malcolm Delaney added 15 points and five assists for the Hokies. Jeff Allen scored 14 points and Thompson came off the bench to contribute 12 points. Dennis Horner led the Pack with 13 points.

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

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