Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday Night ACC Hoops

#1 DUKE 98, Elon (Phoenix, students, Elon, NC) 72 -- Kyle Singler scored 24 points to help Duke beat Elon on Monday night, moving coach Mike Krzyzhl4wski into a tie for second place on the all-time wins list.

Nolan Smith added 22 points as the Blue Devils (11-0) gave their Hall of Fame coach his 879th win in 36 seasons at Duke and Army. Krzyzmbv9ski is now tied with Dean Smith, who spent 36 seasons at rival North Carolina before retiring in 1997, as the second-winningest coach Division I history.

Krzyzptr3ski can pass Smith by beating North Carolina-Greensboro at the Greensboro Coliseum on Dec. 29. That would leave only Bobby Knight ahead of him, as Knight passed Smith with 902 wins before retiring almost three years ago.

Andre Dawkins scored 17 off the bench for the Blue Devils who took control with a 14-0 first-half run but couldn't put away the Phoenix (4-7) until the final 6 minutes.

VIRGINIA 50, Norfolk State (Spartans, 5,400 students, Norfolk, VA) 49 – Speaking of ugly…

Assane Sene tipped in a missed free throw with 4.8 seconds to play Monday night and Virginia overcame a brutal performance to beat Norfolk State.

The Wahoos (8-3) won their fifth straight, and second in a row with injured scoring and rebounding leader Mike Scott, but badly missed him against the upset-minded Spartans.

Norfolk State (1-8) lost its seventh straight but barely. The tip-in by Sene was just his sixth field goal of the season, and came in a game in which the Cavaliers were outrebounded 43-36. Sene had 12 to lead all rebounders.

Mustapha Farrakhan led Virginia with 18 points; Rob Hampton had 17 for the Spartans.

The Hoos shot 35% from the field, 31% from behind the arc and 50% from the free throw line. Oh, and they were outrebounded 42-36. Practice today is gonna suck.

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