Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday ACC Basketball

#22 Texas 78, (Longhorns, 38,168 students, Austin, TX) NORTH CAROLINA 76 – Freshman Cory Joseph hit a turnaround jumper over Dexter Strickland with 1.4 seconds left to help No. 22 Texas beat North Carolina on Saturday.
Joseph had a season-high 21 points for the Longhorns (9-2), while Jordan Hamilton had a team-high 24 points as Texas trailed for most of the second half before rallying in the final 3 minutes to edge out the Tar Heels (7-4) playing in front of an instate crowd.

Strickland matched his career-high with 18 points for North Carolina. Freshman Harrison Barnes added 16 points, including the tying 3 with 12.7 seconds left that set up Joseph's winner.

UCF (Knights, 47,580 students, Orlando, FL) 84, MIAMI 78 – Unbeaten Central Florida gave up 17 consecutive points in the first half before Keith Clanton led a rally that helped the Knights beat Miami on Saturday in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic.

The Knights trailed 43-31 late in the first half, their largest deficit this season. Clanton scored all but one of his 14 points after halftime, and Marcus Jordan scored 23 before leaving the game due to injury with 84 seconds left.

GEORGIA TECH 67, Richmond (Spiders, 4,250 students, Richmond, VA) 54 – Iman Shumpert scored a game-high 21 points, and Georgia Tech used a smothering defense and a hot second half to capture a win over Richmond Saturday in the Battle At Atlantis.

Shumpert carried Tech on his back for the first 20 minutes, scoring 18 of his points on six field goals and four free throws as the Yellow Jackets carried a 25-24 lead into the break. The Spiders, who came into the game hitting 51.2 percent of their shots, seventh-best in the nation, made just 33.3 percent in the first half and 39.2 percent for the game.

Xavier (Musketeers, 4,000 students, Cincinnati, OH) 83, WAKE FOREST 75 – Point guard Terrell "Tu" Holloway had a triple-double and center Kenny Frease scored a career-high 22 points on Saturday night, leading Xavier to a victory over Wake Forest as part of the Skip Prosser Classic.

Wake Forest (6-5) hosted the initial game of the series honoring the coach, winning in double overtime last season. For the rematch, the Demon Deacons tried to end the nation's second-longest home-court winning streak.

VIRGINIA TECH 88, Mississippi State (Bulldogs, 19,644 students, Starkville, MS) 57 – Virginia Tech jumped out to a 17-point halftime lead and never looked back in defeating Mississippi State in the second game of the Battle at Atlantis in the Imperial Arena at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas on Saturday night.

MSU scored the game’s first two points for its only lead of the contest. Tech’s lead swelled to as many as 33 points in the second half. The Bulldogs cut Tech’s lead to 49-34 with 18:35 remaining in the game, but Tech pushed the lead back out to 20 points with 13:55 remaining on a lay-up by Jeff Allen and Tech’s lead never again fell below 20 points.

FLORIDA STATE 74, Loyola Marymount (Lions, 5,746 students, Los Angeles, CA) 63 – Florida State traveled to Los Angeles to face LMU for the first time in program history and came away with a victory in front of 3,193 at Gersten Pavilion on Saturday night.

Chris Singleton led the Seminoles (9-2) with 15 points while Deividas Dulkys added11 points and seven rebounds. Drew Viney led all scorers with 16 points and nine rebounds for the Lions (6-6). Larry Davis added 13.

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