Wednesday, November 23, 2011

ACC Tuesday Night Basketball

BULLOCK (Steeter Lecka/Getty Images)
#1 NORTH CAROLINA 103, Tennessee State (Tigers, 8,456 students, Nashville, TN) 69 –  Reggie Bullock scored a career-high 23 points and Kendall Marshall had 15 assists to help the Tar Heels beat Tennessee State (2-3), keeping them unbeaten before heading west for their second cross country trip of the month.

John Henson added 16 points, 10 rebounds and a career-best six assists for the Tar Heels (4-0).  North Carolina (4-0) shot 62 percent (a lot of dunks will do that) and cracked the 100-point mark for the second time in three days, while the Heels’ 32 assists on 41 baskets were the most in nine seasons under Ol’ Roy’s direction.

#6 DUKE 87, #15 Michigan (Wolverines, 26,208 students, Ann Arbor, MI) 75 – Putting on an offensive show,  the Blue Devils shot their way into the Duke Hawaiian (Maui) Invitational championship game for the fifth time.

Austin Rivers had 20 points, Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly had 17 each, and Andre Dawkins added 14 to help Duke (6-0) extend its undefeated winning streak in Maui to 14 games.

Coastal Carolina (Chanticleers, 8,360 students, Conway, SC) 60, CLEMSON 59 – Coastal Carolina's Chris Gradnigo scored on a putback off his own miss at the buzzer to lift the Chanticleers to a victory over Clemson on Tuesday in front of 6,211 fans at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Andre Young led the Tigers with 20 points. Clemson drops to 2-2 on the season, while Coastal Carolina improves to 5-0.

MIAMI 60, Florida Gulf Coast (Eagles, 10,333 students, Fort Myers, FL) 50 – Malcolm Malcolm Grant scored 21 points to lead Miami. Grant secured the win, converting 5 of 6 free throws in the final 1:21, as the Hurricanes (4-0) held off a comeback attempt from the Eagles (2-3).

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