Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Big Ten/ACC Challenge

SCOTT (Andrew Shurtleff/AP Photo)
The Big Ten jumped out to a 4-2 lead as they seek to win their third straight challenge.

VIRGINIA 70,  #14 Michigan (Wolverines, 41,674 students, Ann Arbor, MI) 58 – Senior forward Mike Scott scored 18 points and had 11 rebounds, and sophomore guard Joe Harris had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead the Wahoos over No. 14 Michigan in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge Tuesday night at John Paul Jones Arena.

The victory was the fourth in a row for the Cavaliers and improved their record to 6-1 on the season. The loss drops Michigan's record to 5-2.

It's Virginia's highest ranked win since an 85-81 overtime victory over No. 12 Clemson at John Paul Jones Arena on Feb. 12, 2009. The Cavaliers have now held all seven of their opponents this season under 60 points.

Northwestern (Wildcats, 8,425 students, Evanston, IL) 76, GEORGIA TECH 60 – John Shurna, a 6-foot-9 senior forward, made three 3-pointers and had a team-high eight rebounds as Northwestern (6-0) remained unbeaten. Drew Crawford had 14 points and Luka Mirkovic had 13.

Jason Morris led Georgia Tech (4-3) with a career-high 21 points. Mfon Udofia had 12.

Illinois (Fighting Illini, 41,495 students, Champagne, IL)  71, MARYLAND 62 – Sam Sam Maniscalco scored 24 points, Brandon Paul had 17, and undefeated Illinois pulled away from the Terps.

The Fighting Illini (7-0) trailed at halftime and led by only one point with 8 minutes left before Maniscalco knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in a 10-2 run that proved too difficult for the feisty Terrapins to overcome.

ANDRE YOUNG (Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo)
Terrell Stoglin scored a game-high 25 for Maryland (3-3) and James Padgett had a career-high 16. The Terrapins had won six straight in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and were riding a 13-game home winning streak against non-conference opponents.

Purdue (Boilermakers, 31,145 students, West Lafayette, IN) 76, MIAMI 65 – the Robbie Hummel had 17 points and five rebounds to help Purdue defeat the Canes.

Lewis Jackson scored 15 points and Terone Johnson added 13 for the Boilermakers (7-1), who won their Challenge matchup for the third straight year and claimed their 22nd straight home victory.

Malcolm Grant and Shane Larkin each scored 16 points for Miami (4-2). Larkin had averaged just 5.3 points this season before the outburst.

CLEMSON 71, Iowa (Hawkeyes, 30,238 students, Iowa City, IA) 55 – Clemson used a 21-6 first-half run en route to a convincing 71-55 victory on the road over Iowa on Tuesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

The Tigers moved to 4-2 with the win, while the Hawkeyes fell to 4-3. It was Clemson's fourth straight road win in Big Ten/ACC Challenge play and ninth overall in the event in 13 tries. Iowa fell to 2-9 overall in challenge games. 

JARED SULLINGER (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
#2 Ohio State (Buckeyes, 38,794 students, Columbus, OH) 85, #3 DUKE 63 – Jared Sullinger scored 21 points and three teammates were close behind as No. 2 Ohio State roared out to an 11-0 lead and never looked back in beating third-ranked Duke.

Austin Rivers had 22 points and Mason Plumlee 16 for the Blue Devils (7-1), coming off wins over ranked opponents Michigan and Kansas in their previous two games.

William Buford scored 20, Deshaun Thomas 18 and Aaron Craft 17 for the Buckeyes (7-2).

The two most telling Duke stats:  3-15 from behind the arc, and only 14 free throws attempted.

1 comment:

  1. Was at the 'Hoos game! They looked good. Wolverines are talented, but I think the difference was Hardaway jr. essentially didn't show up.


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