Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday Night ACC Hoops

Tyler Zeller
#19 NORTH CAROLINA 78, WAKE FOREST 64 – Tyler Zeller scored 18 points to help No. 19 North Carolina beat Wake Forest.  Freshman Harrison Barnes added 17 points as the Tar Heels (19-6, 9-2 ACC) maintained sole possession of second place in the league with an easy win against a struggling instate rival. North Carolina scored the first seven points, pushed ahead by double figures midway through the first half and maintained a comfortable margin the rest of the night.

The Tar Heels shot just 37 percent, including 5-for-27 from 3-point range, against Wake Forest's zone defense.  

North Carolina has won 12 of 14 since losing to Texas on a last-second shot in December and sits just behind fifth-ranked Duke in the ACC standings.

John Henson added 14 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots for the Tar Heels, while Leslie McDonald had 13 points and seven rebounds off the bench.

MIAMI 78, UNC Greensboro (Spartans, 14,664 students, Greensboro, NC) 58 – Adrian  Thomas scored 18 points and matched a career high with six 3-pointers to help Miami rout North Carolina-Greensboro.

Malcolm Grant and Garrius Adams added 16 points apiece for the Hurricanes (16-10) who have won four of their last five games.

Durand Scott had his first career double-double with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds for the Hurricanes.

Kyle Randall scored 13 points to lead UNC Greensboro (5-20). The Spartans finished 3 of 20 from 3-point range and have lost five of seven.

VIRGINIA TECH 91, MARYLAND 88 – Malcolm Delaney scored 22 points and Erick Green added 20 to help Virginia Tech rally in the final five minutes to beat Maryland. The loss, the Terps second in a row to a conference foe, is likely to severely damage their post season aspirations.   

The Hokies continued their winning ways, moving to 17-7 overall, 7-4 in the ACC. They won for the 13th time in their past 16 games, and they swept the season series from Maryland (16-10, 5-6).  

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