Sunday, February 14, 2010

SATURDAY ACC HOOPS

CLEMSON 74, MAIMI 66 – Trevor Booker scored 18 points and Clemson won back-to-back games for the first time in almost a month with a victory over Miami on Saturday.

Booker's inside play and Clemson's outside shooting touch were too much for the Hurricanes (17-8, 3-8). Andre Young had four of the Tigers' nine 3-pointers.

Malcolm Grant had 13 points to lead Miami, which has lost seven of its last nine games. Freshman Durand Scott added 10 points to post his ninth double-digit scoring effort of the season for the Hurricanes.

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NO. 8 DUKE 77, MARYLAND 56 – Mike Krzyzewski's 1,000th game at Duke ended like so many others before it: overwhelmingly in his team's favor. With results like this, it's no surprise that he doesn't plan on slowing down.

Jon “Crazy Face” Scheyer scored 22 points and No. 8 Duke marked Coach K's milestone with a 77-56 rout of Maryland on Saturday in a matchup of the Atlantic Coast Conference's top two teams.

Brian Zoubek had 16 points and 17 rebounds for the ACC-leading Blue Devils (21-4, 9-2), who dominated from start to finish and at both ends of the court, shooting 41.5 percent and holding
Maryland 25 points below its season average.

Greivis Vasquez scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half and Cliff Tucker added 12 to lead the Terrapins (16-7, 6-3), whose late run couldn't make up for going 7 early minutes between baskets. They were 2 of 13 from 3-point range.

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NORTH CAROLINA 74, N.C. STATE 61 – Larry Drew II had 15 points and North Carolina snapped its four-game losing streak by beating North Carolina State on Saturday.

Deon Thompson added 12 points for the Tar Heels (14-11, 3-7 ACC), who gained some measure of relief with their first victory since beating the Wolfpack nearly three weeks ago. It was also their first home win since beating Virginia Tech more than a month ago.

Tracy Smith scored 20 points to lead the Wolfpack and Javi Gonzalez added 13, but they got little help. Senior Dennis Horner, the team's second-leading scorer at 12 points per game, finished with two points and one rebound in 24 minutes.

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VIRGINIA TECH 61, VIRGINIA 55 – Jeff Allen dominated the final four minutes of the game and the Hokies drilled seven of their eight free-throw attempts in the final 45 seconds to outlast in-state rival Virginia 61-55 Saturday night at Cassell Coliseum.

Allen, who was ejected from the game at UVa a couple of weeks ago after a flagrant foul, only played two minutes in the first half after picking up two quick fouls, but came in the second half to score all 13 of his points, including eight in the final four minutes.

With Tech trailing 51-48, Allen turned the momentum of the game when he drove right at UVa’s Mike Scott, made the basket and got foul, nailing the free throw for a three-point play that tied the score with 1:51 remaining in the game. On UVa’s next possession, Calvin Baker missed a jumper with 1:36 remaining and Tech’s Terrell Bell garnered the rebound.

Dorenzo Hudson led the Hokies with 15 points, hitting 6-of-13 from the floor. Malcolm Delaney added 13 points, and despite hitting just 4-for-16 (1-for-5 from beyond the 3-point arc), he did grab eight rebounds and dish out four assists.

Virginia got a monster game from Scott, who scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Scott made 8-for-16 from the floor. Landesberg finished with 17 points.

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WAKE FOREST 75, NO. 20 GEORGIA TECH 64 – Ishmael Smith scored 10 second-half points, including the 1,000th point of his Deacon career, and Wake Forest earned a hard-fought 75-64 win over No. 20-ranked Georgia Tech in a pivotal ACC matchup at the Joel Coliseum.

The game was a hard-fought affair that featured eight ties and eight lead changes. Trailing 62-60 with 8:52 remaining in the contest, the Demon Deacons came to life to end the game on a 15-2 run to secure the victory.
In addition to his 1,000th career point, Smith dished out eight assists and had six rebounds, two blocks, and two steals. Smith, who has 567 career assists, joins Skip Brown (1974-77) as the only two Deacons to record 1,000 points and 500 assists.

Al-Farouq Aminu had another phenomenal game, scoring 19 points to go with 10 rebounds and a season-high four steals for his 15th double-double of the season. He also grabbed his 500th career rebound in the first half, making him the 35th member of Wake Forest's 500 rebound club. Wake Forest also got a strong performance from its bench, as reserves Ari Stewart and Tony Woods scored 10 points apiece.

Gani Lawal led Georgia Tech with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Maurice Miller, Brian Oliver and Glen Rice Jr. all scored in double figures for the Jackets.

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