|Jeff Allen and Malcolm Delaney|
Delaney moved past former teammate A.D. Vassallo into fifth place in career scoring at Virginia Tech in the victory.
MIAMI 69, Akron (Zips, 24,601 students, Akron, OH) 61 – Reggie Johnson scored a season-high 21 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead Miami past Akron 69-61 on Thursday in the final round of the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic.
The Canes (10-3) went 4-0 in the Classic, including a 3-0 mark in Las Vegas this week.
Malcolm Grant added 17 points for Miami, highlighted by an 11-of-12 effort from the free throw line, while Durand Scott added 12 points and a season-high nine rebounds
Butler (Bulldogs, 4,512 students, Indianapolis, IN) 67, FLORIDA STATE 64 – Matt Howard scored 19 points and Shelvin Mack added 17, all in the second half, to lift Butler past Florida State in a semifinal game of the Diamond Head Classic on Thursday night. The Bulldogs (8-4) won their fourth in a row and advanced to Saturday’s tournament championship game against Washington State. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Seminoles (10-3).