Wednesday, January 4, 2012

ACC Tuesday Night Basketball

MOSELY (Patrick Semansky/AP Photo)
MARYLAND 70, Cornell (Big Red, 13,935 students, Ithaca, NY) 62 -- Sean Mosley scored 19 points, Alex Len had 15 points and nine rebounds and Maryland beat Cornell Tuesday night.

Terrell Stoglin added 14 points and four assists for the Terrapins (10-3), who scored the game's first 16 points but had to hang on late for their seventh consecutive victory. 

After the Big Red closed to 47-46, Len -- a 7-foot-1 freshman -- made a pair of three-point plays in an 8-4 spree that helped put momentum back on Maryland's side.

But the outcome wasn't decided until Stoglin hit a 3-pointer with 1:49 left and Pe'Shon Howard followed two Cornell misfires with a pair of foul shots for a 66-60 lead with 31.8 seconds remaining.

Chris Wroblewski scored 15 for Cornell (4-9) and Devin Cherry added 14. The Big Red have lost five straight, all on the road, where they are 0-8 this season.

Alabama (Crimson Tide, 26,234 students, Tuscaloosa, AL) 73, GEORGIA TECH 48 -- Trevor Releford scored 17 points, Tony Mitchell added 14 and Alabama coasted to an easy victory over Georgia Tech Tuesday night.

JaMychal Green, a first-team All-Southeastern Conference forward, finished with nine points and five rebounds in 22 minutes for the Crimson Tide (11-3). Green did not start, but played for the first time since injuring his right shoulder in a Dec. 17 loss to Kansas State.

Kammeon Holsey finished with 14 points for Georgia Tech (7-7), which has lost three straight. The Yellow Jackets dropped to 0-2 at Philips Arena, where they will host No. 5 Duke in both schools' ACC opener Saturday.

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