Friday, December 24, 2010

ACC Thursday Night Basketball

Jeff Allen and Malcolm Delaney
VIRGINIA TECH 76, St. Bonaventure (Bonnies, 2,000 students, Allegany, NY) 68 (OT) – Malcolm Delaney led the Hokies with 19 points, while Jeff Allen added 18 points and nine rebounds and Erick Green scored 15 points and tied a career-high with five steals. In his three games as a starter this season, Green has 10 assists and no turnovers. Andrew Nicholson led four Bonnies in double figures with 21 points.

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).

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