|PLUMLEE (Chuck Liddy/RaleighNews & Observer)|
Ryan Kelly scored 16 points and Andre Dawkins added 14 for the Blue Devils (18-3), who led by 22 with 17 minutes left but shot just 30 percent in the second half while the Red Storm rallied.
Moe Harkless had 30 points and 13 rebounds for St. John's (9-12). He and D'Angelo Harrison each hit 3-pointers in the final minute to make things tense.
#19 VIRGINIA 61, N.C. STATE 60 - Mike Scott scored 18 points to help No. 19 Virginia beat North Carolina State 61on Saturday night.
Joe Harris and Sammy Zeglinski each added 12 for the Cavaliers (17-3, 4-2 ACC), who shot 60 percent in the first half to take the lead and then turned away a second-half rally for the road win.
Virginia led by 10 with about 6 1/2 minutes left before the Wolfpack (15-7, 4-3) pushed back. Scott Wood shook off a game's worth of shooting struggles to bury a 3-pointer off a loose rebound to cut the deficit to 61-60 with 46.3 seconds to go, then Zeglinski missed a step-back jumper with the shot clock winding down to give the ball back to the Wolfpack with a chance to win.
|STOGLIN (Patrick Semansky/AP Photo)|
Sean Mosley had 15 points for the Terrapins (13-7, 3-3 ACC), who snapped a three-game skid.
Maryland let a 15-point cushion dwindle to two with five seconds left, but Stoglin made two foul shots with 3.6 seconds remaining to secure the win.
It was the sixth loss in seven games for the Hokies (12-9, 1-5), who fell into a last-place tie with Georgia Tech. Erick Green led Virginia Tech with 18 points, and Dorenzo Hudson and Victor Davila each scored 14.
|BROWNELL (Mark Crammer/AP Photo)|
Brownell's fear came true once the game started as the Tigers missed 15 of their first 16 shots and the Demon Deacons built an early eight-point lead. But Brownell teams are known for leaning on their defense when things are not going well offensively, and thanks to a Devin Coleman steal and then a three-pointer from Andre Young, Clemson had its energy and never again let up in a 71-60 victory at Littlejohn Coliseum.
With the win, the Tigers improved to 11-9 overall and 3-3 in the ACC, while Wake Forest fell to 2-5 in ACC play and 11-10 overall.