Wednesday, December 19, 2012

ACC Tuesday Night Basketball

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#25 N.C. STATE 88, Stanford 79 - Lorenzo Brown scored 18 of his season-high 24 points after halftime to help No. 25 North Carolina State pull away to beat Stanford 88-79 on Tuesday night.
Scott Wood scored 15 of his 17 in the first half for the Wolfpack (8-2), who earned a fourth straight win with another high-scoring performance at home. It also allowed N.C. State to avenge a road loss last year in which the Wolfpack blew a 12-point lead in the second half.

Richard Howell finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Wolfpack for his fourth straight double-double, his fifth in the Pack's last six games and his sixth this season. He now has 19 for his career, the most since Kenny Inge had 23 from 1998-2001.

Dwight Powell continued his recent strong play for the Cardinal (7-4), scoring 23 points for his fourth 20-point performance in five games. But Stanford gave up its highest point total of the season.

MIAMI 72, UCF 50  - Durand Scott scored 17 points and Reggie Johnson added 16 points and 13 rebounds to help Miami to an easy 72-50 victory over Central Florida.

Shane Larkin had 11 points and six assists and Kenny Kadji scored 10 for the Hurricanes (7-1), who led wire-to-wire in winning their sixth straight game.

Keith Clanton led UCF with 15 points and nine rebounds. The Knights (6-3) didn't have another player in double figures after shooting only 35.4 percent (17 of 48) for the game.

Miami jumped out to a 37-21 halftime lead behind Johnson and Larkin. UCF got within 11 points on a 3-pointer by Matt Williams with 11:04 left in the game, but that was as close as it would come.

WAKE FOREST 79, Furman 55 - Wake Forest had three players score in double figures, led by C.J. Harris' 20 points, as the Demon Deacons came on strong in the second half to blow by Furman 79-55 on Tuesday at Joel Coliseum.

The Demon Deacons (5-5) finished the first half on a 10-0 run to take a 37-30 lead into the locker room and carried the momentum into the second half, outscoring the Paladins (3-7) 42-25 in the final period.

In addition to his 20 points, which came on 8-of-10 shooting, Harris added five assists. Travis McKie scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds, while Tyler Cavanaugh finished with a career-highs of 12 points and five rebounds.

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