Wednesday, November 17, 2010

ACC Tuesday Night Hoops

#1 DUKE 79, Miami (Ohio) (Redhawks, 18,863 students, Oxford, OH) 45 – Seth Curry scored 17 points and No. 1 Duke routed Miami of Ohio on Tuesday night in the second round of the CBE Classic.

Kyrie Irving added 13 points and Mason Plumlee had 10 points and a career-high 14 rebounds for the Blue Devils (2-0). They shot 43 percent from the field, hit 40 percent of their 3-pointers, held a 48-27 rebounding advantage and used two overwhelming runs in the first half to effectively end it by halftime.

Nick Winbush scored 14 points for the RedHawks (1-1). They were held to 33 percent shooting in losing their 15th straight game against ranked opponents.

#3 Kansas State (Wildcats, 23,588 students, Manhattan, KS) 73, #23 VIRGINIA TECH 57 – The Hokies Virginia held a lead well into the second half, but were unable to hold on and fell at #3 Kansas State Tuesday afternoon at Bramlage Coliseum.

The Hokies (1-1), ranked #22 in the AP poll and #24 in the coaches poll, took a lead on a three-pointer by Malcolm Delaney to open the second half and held it until past the 14-minute mark. K-State then finished the game on a 35-17 run for the victory.

FLORIDA STATE 78, Gardner-Webb (Runnin’ Bulldogs, 4,000 students, Boiling Springs, NC) 53 – Chris Singleton scored a career-high 30 points and Deividas Dulkys added 12 points as Florida State defeated Gardner-Webb.

Singleton, a junior, was 10 of 11 from the floor and added 12 rebounds. He had a triple-double against UNC Greensboro on Sunday, just the third in school history.

Florida State (3-0) outrebounded Gardner-Webb 40-28. The Seminoles shot 49.1 percent from the field (26 of 53) and hit 7 of 15 3-pointers (46.7 percent).

VCU (Rams, 32,436 students, Richmond, VA) 90, WAKE FOREST 69 -- Virginia Commonwealth used 23 Wake Forest turnovers and the strength of two big runs in the second half to defeat the Demon Deacons in the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Tuesday evening at Joel Coliseum.

With Wake holding a 53-49 lead in the second half, the Rams took control of the game with 12 straight points and never lost the lead again. Sophomore Ari Stewart led the Deacons in scoring with 18 points and also added seven rebounds.

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