Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday ACC Hoops

Biko Paris
BOSTON COLLEGE 79, MARYLAND 75 – Biko Paris scored a career-high 22 points, Corey Raji drilled the tiebreaking three-pointer with 33.7 seconds left, and Boston College defeated Maryland Sunday in the ACC opener for both teams.

Reggie Jackson scored 16 for the Eagles (8-2, 1-0) in the ACC debut of first-year coach Steve Donahue. Boston College made 13 3-pointers in extending its winning streak to five games.

Jordan Williams had a career-high 27 points and 13 rebounds for Maryland (7-4, 0-1). The Terps, who came in with a 15-game home winning streak, failed to score over the final 2:40.

FLORIDA STATE 75, CLEMSON 69 – Deividas Dulkys hit three critical 3-point baskets in the second half Sunday to lead Florida State to victory over Clemson in the ACC opener for both teams.

Dulkys led the Seminoles with 17 points, 13 coming in the second half. His 3-point basket with 3:36 to go gave Florida State a 62-61 lead and another with 1:06 left put the Seminoles up 69-65.

Florida State (7-2) hit six straight free throws in the final 38 seconds to seal the victory.

VIRGINIA TECH 79, Penn State (Nittany Lions, 38,,630 Students, University Park, PA) 69 – Starting in place of an injured Dorenzo Hudson, Erick Green tied his career high with 15 points as the Hokies snapped a three-game losing streak with a non-conference victory over Penn State at Cassell Coliseum. With the win, Tech moved to 5-4 overall on the season. Penn State fell to 7-3.

After a week off, the Hokies looked crisp, particularly on offense, as they shot a season-high 54.5 percent from the floor. Tech also dished out 20 assists, just one short of its season high, and finished with four players in double figures, paced by Malcolm Delaney's 18 points.

UNC Wilmington (Seahawks, 12,195 students, Wilmington, NC) 81, WAKE FOREST 69 – UNC Wilmington shot 51 percent from the field, including a 14-for-26 mark from three-point range, as Wake Forest lost to the

The Demon Deacons see their three-game winning streak come to an end as they drop to 5-4 on the year. The Seahawks even their record at 4-4 after posting their first-ever win in 13 all-time games against Wake Forest. UNCW's 14 three-point field goals were the most for a Wake Forest opponent since 2007, when Air Force also connected on 14 shots from behind the arc.

MIAMI 68, Stetson (Hatters, 3,700 students, DeLand, FL) 54 – Adrian Thomas scored 13 points and Malcolm Grant added 11 to lead a balanced attack for the Miami Hurricanes in a win over Stetson on Sunday.

Durand Scott chipped in nine points for Miami(7-2), which has won five straight and improved to 6-0 at home this season with the victory.

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