Saturday, November 27, 2010

"Not (so) Black" Friday Night ACC Hoops

Dorenzo Hudson
VIRGINIA TECH 56, Oklahoma State (Cowboys, 23,522 students, Stillwater, OK) 51 – Virginia Tech closed the game on an 18-6 run to come from behind and defeat previously unbeaten Oklahoma State in the semifinals of the 2010 76 Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Cailf. The victory improves the Hokies to 4-1 overall, while the Cowboys fall to 4-1 on the season.

OSU took a 45-38 lead on a jump shot by Ray Penn with 6:02 remaining in the game. Tech went on a 10-3 run and tied the game at 48-48 with 2:27 remaining on a pair of free throws by Malcolm Delaney. Tech did not make a field goal in the final three and a half minutes, but went 10 for 12 from the line during that stretch to secure the victory, including four consecutive free throws by Delaney in the final 16 seconds.

Delaney led the Hokies with 16 points and was 10-for-11 from the line for the contest. Jeff Allen scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Jean-Paul Olukemi came off the bench to lead the Pokes with 17 points and Marshall Moses added 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Wisconsin (Badgers, 42,500 students, Madison, WI) 65, BOSTON COLLEGE 55 – Junior Reggie Jackson scored 18 points to lead Boston College in a 65-55 loss to Wisconsin in the semifinal round of the Old Spice Classic. The Eagles were leading at halftime, but had a complete offensive meltdown in the second frame.

Adrian Bowie
 GEORGIA TECH 71, UTEP (Miners, 17,205 students, El Paso, TX) 61 – Glen Rice Jr. had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead Georgia Tech to a win over UTEP on Friday night in the semifinals of the Legends Classic. Brian Oliver had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Georgia Tech (4-1) and Iman Shumpert scored 13 points.

CLEMSON 69, South Carolina State (Bulldogs, 4,100 students, Orangeburg, SC) 54– Jerai Grant scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half as Clemson pulled away from pesky South Carolina State Friday night. Milton Jennings had career highs with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers, while Stitt added 14 points.

MARYLAND 76, Elon (Phoenix, 5,671 students, Elon, NC) 57 – Jordan Williams had 24 points and 13 rebounds, Adrian Bowie scored 14, and Maryland dominated Elon after halftime. The Terrapins (5-2) trailed by 11 points with 10 minutes elapsed before closing to 34-31 at the break. Maryland's only lead in the first half was 1-0.

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