Monday, February 4, 2013

Weekend ACC Basketball Recaps

MARCUS GEORGES-HUNT (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)
GEORGIA TECH 66, VIRGINIA 60 -  Georgia Tech rallied from a halftime deficit of nine points, finally taking the lead on Mfon Udofia's jumper with 1:19 remaining, and beat Virginia on Sunday to end the Wahoos' four-game winning streak.
Virginia led 54-48 following a three-pointer by freshman Evan Nolte with 9:40 remaining. The Cavaliers then went more than 9 minutes without a field goal before Jontel Evans' driving basket with 35 seconds remaining.

Udofia led Georgia Tech (12-8, 2-6 ACC) with 15 points. Freshmen Chris Bolden and Robert Carter Jr. each had 14. Kammeon Holsey had 10 points.
Joe Harris led Virginia (15-6, 5-3) with 18 points, including only four points in the second half. Akil Mitchell had 13 points.

Virginia, which shot 51.9 percent from the field in the first half (14 of 27), made only 8 of 28 shots (28.6 percent) in the second half. 

THE GAME WINNER (Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer)
#14 MIAMI 79, #19 N.C. STATE 70 - Reggie Johnson tipped in a missed shot with 0.8 seconds left to help No. 14 Miami edge No. 19 North Carolina State on Saturday.

Johnson's left-handed tip in traffic off a miss by Shane Larkin capped a back-and-forth second half and kept the Hurricanes (17-3, 8-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) unbeaten in the league. Johnson finished with 15 points in his best game since returning from a thumb injury four games earlier.

Durand Scott led Miami with 18 points and Julian Gamble added 16 to help the Hurricanes win their ninth straight game.

C.J. Leslie had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Wolfpack (16-6, 5-4), who played without starting point guard Lorenzo Brown due to an ankle injury. N.C. State nearly topped Johnson's tip when freshman Rodney Purvis launched a heave from beyond halfcourt at the horn that rattled out. 
Ethan Hyman/

COOK (Jeff Gammons/Getty Images)
#5 DUKE 79, FLORIDA STATE 60 - Seth Curry scored 21 points, Quinn Cook added 18 and fifth-ranked Duke cruised to a 79-60 win Saturday over defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Florida State.

Duke raced to an 18-2 lead and never looked back, building a 26-point advantage at one point on the way to a 42-22 cushion at halftime.

Curry, who had 13 points at the break, was 7 of 11 from the field and 5 of 7 from behind the arc. Cook was 4 of 6 from long range.

Freshmen Rasheed Sulaimon added 14 points and Amile Jefferson 11 for Duke, which held its largest lead at 50-22 after Johnson hit a pair of free throws 2 minutes into the second half.  


NORTH CAROLINA 72, VIRGINIA TECH 60 OT - The Hokies used a zone to stay in the game as long as they could, but the extra five minutes was simply too much.  That said, Marcus Paige threw away North Carolina's last good chance to beat Virginia Tech in regulation. He wasn't going to let anything slip away in overtime.

The freshman scored eight of his season-high 19 points in the extra session filling the offensive void left by third-leading scorer P.J. Hairston who was out with a concussion suffered against BC.

MARCUS PAIGE (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Robert Willett)
"In the overtime, he was the most important player on the court for us," coach Roy Williams said.
James Michael McAdoo had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Reggie Bullock added 11 points for the Tar Heels (15-6, 5-3 ACC). 

MARYLAND 86, WAKE FOREST 60 - Logan Aronhalt scored 13 points, Alex Len had 12 points and nine rebounds and Maryland routed Wake Forest on Saturday for its most lopsided ACC victory of the season.

Jake Layman, Seth Allen and James Padgett added 12 points apiece and Dez Wells scored 11 for the Terrapins (16-6, 4-5), who have won five straight against the Demon Deacons (10-11, 3-6) and improved to 14-1 at home this season.

Travis McKie's 15 points matched a season high but couldn't prevent Wake Forest from dropping its third consecutive game and falling to 0-5 in ACC road games. Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 14 for the Deacons.

Maryland connected on 35 of 52 shots from the floor and outrebounded Wake Forest 42-21 to snap a two-game skid.


BOSTON COLLEGE 75, CLEMSON 68 - Freshman Joe Rahon scored 26 points - the most by a freshman in the ACC this season - to lead Boston College past Clemson on Saturday afternoon.
BC pulled out the win after holding a lead as large as 20 points, 57-37 with 9:30 left, before Clemson cut the lead to one at 67-66.

Rahon set a career high point total shooting 9-for-12 from the field and 6-for-7 from beyond the arc. Sophomore Lonnie Jackson totaled 14 points and six assists while classmate Ryan Anderson netted 12 points. Classmate Eddie Odio compiled seven points, five rebounds and three steals.

The Eagles scored eight of the second half's first 11 points to grab a 38-22 lead just under two minutes into the period. The two teams played evenly over the next several minutes, but BC built its lead to as large as 20, 57-37, with 9:30 remaining. Rahon scored 10 of the team's 19 points during the stretch.

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