Monday, February 1, 2010


MIAMI 82, VIRGINIA TECH 75 – James Dews scored 21 points as Miami shot 63.2 percent from the field and 52.9 percent from behind the three-point line in a win over Virginia Tech Sunday afternoon. It was only the Canes second win of the ACC season.

The Hokies rallied from a 19-point deficit with a 24-10 run midway through the second half. J.T. Thompson scored eight points during the run, and his free throw with 7:32 remaining cut Miami's lead to 65-60.

Virginia Tech (16-4, 3-3 ACC) stayed within a five-point deficit and had a final chance to reduce a 75-70 lead with under a minute left. But Malcolm Delaney missed a running jumper with 34 seconds remaining and fouled Reggie Johnson on a put-back attempt.

To read more from the Miami Herald, click here.

CELMSON 62, MARYLAND 53 – Trevor shook off missing his first 12 shots to score nine of his 10 points down the stretch as Clemson broke a three-game losing streak with a victory over league-leading Maryland on Sunday night.

Booker was the Atlantic Coast Conference's field goal percentage leader last season and he came through when the Tigers (16-6, 4-4 ACC) needed it most.

Booker tied it at 48 on a short jumper, then put Clemson up for good, 52-50, with two foul shots. He followed 2 minutes later with a 3--his first in nine games--that pushed Clemson's lead to 57-53 with 3:23 left.

To read more from the Greenville Times, click here.

VIRGINIA 75, NORTH CAROLINA 60 – Much has changed for the struggling North Carolina team looking to follow-up on last year’s squad that won the 2009 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball National Championship, but one thing is disturbingly the same – this team also gets lit up big time by opposing guards while suffering game-changing defensive lapses. Last night, Sylven Landesberg scored 29 points and Virginia ran off 18 unanswered early in the second half drop the Tar Heels to 2-4 in conference play.

Sammy Zeglinski added 19 points for the Cavaliers (13-6, 4-2 ACC), who regrouped from consecutive losses to earn another impressive victory under first-year coach Tony Bennett. Virginia had lost 63 of 68 meetings in Chapel Hill, but blew the game open by holding the Tar Heels without a field goal for nearly 8 minutes in front of a stunned Smith Center crowd.

While Landesberg led the offense, Zeglinski knocked down a pair of 3-pointers during the decisive run, which turned a 35-32 margin into a 21-point lead with 14:20 to play.

To read more from the Charlottesville Daily Progress, click here.

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