Sunday, February 10, 2013

Saturday ACC Basketball Recaps

(Al Diaz/Miami Herald/AP Photo)

#8MIAMI 87, NORTH CAROLINA 61 - The Miami Hurricanes played so well Saturday they earned a standing ovation from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

With the Heat stars watching from the front row, the eighth-ranked Hurricanes put on another show at home, making a school record-tying 15 3-pointers and extending their winning streak to 11 games by beating North Carolina.

Sophomore Shane Larkin had 18 points and a career-high nine assists for the Atlantic Coast Conference leaders, who built margins of 9-0 and 44-27 en route to another rout. They improved to 11-0 at home, where each of the past four wins have been by at least 22 points.

Such success is unprecedented for the Hurricanes (19-3, 10-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who set a school record for ACC victories in a season with eight games still to go. They are the last unbeaten team in league play among the major conferences.


WAKE FOREST 71, FLORIDA STATE 46 - Four Demon Deacons scored in double figures, and Wake Forest dominated Florida State inside to post a win over the Seminoles on Saturday at Joel Coliseum.

A balanced scoring attack led the Deacons (11-12, 4-7 ACC) to victory. Travis McKie scored 15 points to lead all players. He was joined in double figures by C.J. Harris (14), Codi Miller-McIntyre (14) and Chase Fischer (10). 

 The Demon Deacons owned the paint, outrebounding the Seminoles 45-25 and outscoring the `Noles 32-16 inside on the offensive end.

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GEORGIA TECH 64, VIRGINIA TECH 54 - Kammeon Holsey scored all 13 points of his points in the first half to lift Georgia Tech to a victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Marcus Georges-Hunt added 13 for the Yellow Jackets (13-9, 3-7 ACC), who won a road game for the first time this season and won in Blacksburg for the first time.

In the first half, the Yellow Jackets opened a 22-point lead against the cold-shooting Hokies, who missed 12 of their first 13 shots and 20 of their first 23. Georgia Tech led 37-18 at halftime.

Virginia Tech (11-12, 2-8), which lost for the sixth straight time, cut the lead to 60-52 on a runner by Erick Green with 31.6 seconds left, but the Hokies got no closer.

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