Monday, November 22, 2010

ACC Basketball: Black Sunday

Dorenzo Hudson
#22 VIRGINIA TECH 92, UNCG (Spartans, 18,502 students, Greensboro, NC) 70 – Malcolm Delaney scored 23 points, Dorenzo Hudson added 17 and the 22nd-ranked Hokies routed UNCG on Sunday.

Jeff Allen also finished with 17 points, and Virginia Tech (2-1) shot 53 percent, forced 29 turnovers, turned them into 37 points and bounced back from a 16-point loss at No. 3 Kansas State

Rutgers (Scarlet Raiders, 38,902 students, Newark, NJ) 61, MIAMI 45 – Rutgers (2-1) held Miami to 29 percent shooting (14 of 48) while getting 11 steals and forcing 17 turnovers. The 45 points were 36 below the Hurricanes’ season average entering play Sunday and it was the lowest amount the Scarlet Knights have allowed to an ACC team since a 50-45 win over Maryland on Feb. 19, 1941.

Vanderbilt (Commodores, 12,514 students, Nashville, TN) 72, #8 NORTH CAROLINA 65 – John Jenkins scored 16 points, and Festus Ezeli and Jeffery Taylor each had 15 to lead Vanderbilt to a win over reeling No. 8 North Carolina on Sunday night in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament.

The Commodores (3-1) beat a top-10 team for the first time since knocking off No. 1 Tennessee on Feb. 26, 2008.

Old Dominion (Monarchs, 24,125 students, Norfolk, VA) 61, CLEMSON 60 – The Tigers scored 19 points in the first half and never recovered. Ben Finney and Frank Hassell scored 13 points apiece to help Old Dominion advance to the championship game of the Paradise Jam.

Brad Tinsley and Larry Drew #11

The Monarchs (3-1) led 28-19 at halftime after holding the Tigers to 8-of-21 shooting (38.1 percent) and outrebounding Clemson 20-12.

#20 Georgetown (Hoyas, 15,138 students, Washington, D.C.) 82, N.C. STATE 67 – Hollis Thompson scored 18 points, Chris Wright added 17 and No. 20 Georgetown used a 15-0 second half run to power past North Carolina State and win the Charleston Classic on Sunday night.

The Hoyas improved to 5-0 for the second straight season in their first game against the Wolfpack since the NCAA round of 16 in 1989.

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