Corey Raji scored 12 points during a 26-4 run spanning the halves Saturday and Boston College rallied for a victory over the Hoos.
Reggie Jackson scored 25 and Raji had 17 for the Eagles (17-11, 7-7 ACC), who used the run to turn a 28-21 deficit into a 47-32 advantage. Boston College ended a two-game losing streak, and brought Virginia’s two-game winning streak to an end.
The Cavaliers (14-14, 5-9), who got consecutive 3-pointers from Mustapha Farrakhan in building that 28-21 first half lead, finished 4 for 21 from long range. Farrakhan was 4 for 13 from the field overall and fellow starting guard Sammy Zeglinski was 1 for 10.
Farrakhan and Assane Sene led Virginia with 10 points each.
Tracy Smith added 18 points for the Wolfpack (15-13, 5-9 ACC), who used an 11-0 run to go ahead to stay midway through the second half. But N.C. State had to hold on to the final horn before snapping a two-game losing streak.
Wood had a critical steal and layup after the Yellow Jackets (11-17, 3-11) closed to within three points with about 2 minutes left. He also knocked down four straight free throws in the final 30 seconds, part of the
Wolfpack’s 6-for-6 performance at the line to close this one out.
Iman Shumpert had 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Georgia Tech, which fell to 0-10 on the road this season. The Yellow Jackets have lost eight straight league games.
The Tigers (19-9, 8-6 ACC) had won only three of the past 20 meetings with the Demon Deacons, struggling against Wake Forest stars like Tim Duncan, Chris Paul and Josh Howard.
These Demon Deacons (8-21, 1-13), however, haven’t played anything like those groups and Clemson took full advantage.
The Tigers used a 14-2 first-half run to take control, then Stitt hit three 3-pointers in the second half to maintain the double-digit lead.
Wake Forest also had no answers for Clemson’s inside game. Forward Devin Booker added 10 points and 10 rebounds while Grant had four blocks.
Nikita Mescheriakov’s 11 points led the Demon Deacons, who shot 33 percent and were held to their second-fewest points this season.
FLORIDA STATE 65, MIAMI 59 – Okaro White and Deividas Dulkys scored 17 points apiece and Florida State held off a furious Miami finish to escape with a 65-59 victory Saturday for its 20th win of the season.
White, a freshman starting in place of injured Chris Singleton, knocked down a 10-foot jumper with 31 seconds remaining that gave Florida State a 64-59 lead after Malcolm Grant’s 3-point shot 25 seconds earlier moved the Hurricanes to within 62-59.
White hit 6 of 11 shots and grabbed seven rebounds while Dulkys connected of 4 of 8 attempts from 3-point range.
Grant led Miami with 19 points and 6-foot-10, 300-pound center Reggie Johnson added 17 points and 12 rebounds. Miami shot just 31.7 percent (20 of 63).
Miami (17-12, 5-9 ACC) fought back from a 22-point, first-half deficit.
Florida State (20-8, 10-4) won for the second time in three games since losing Singleton—its scoring leader this season—to a broken right foot two weeks ago. It marked Florida State’s third straight season with at least 20 wins and 10 in ACC play.