Monday, March 4, 2013

McADOO (Robert Willet/Raleigh News & Observer)
NORTH CAROLINA 79, FLORIDA STATE 58 - Don’t look now but UNC’s “small” lineup looks and plays a lot like Duke...As long as the undersized group shoots well, they win. Yesterday afternoon, the Tar Heels shot 55.4% from the field including nine of fifteen (60%) three pointers. 

Game over.

James Michael McAdoo scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half and sparked the run that gave North Carolina a big lead.

Reggie Bullock added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels (21-8, 11-5 ACC), who won their fifth straight and continued their push for a first-round bye at the league tournament in Greensboro. North Carolina shot 58 percent in the opening half to build a 19-point lead at the break, then never let it slip below double figures.

McAdoo scored 11 during the 20-3 first-half run that blew the game open and helped the Tar Heels to a season sweep of the Seminoles (15-14, 7-9). UNC  scored 23 points off turnovers.

Michael Snaer scored 17 to lead Florida State, which has lost five of seven.

N.C. STATE 70, GEORGIA TECH 57 - Richard Howell scored 18 points - all in the first half - and North Carolina State continued its late-season surge in the ACC by beating Georgia Tech on Sunday.

With Howell contained in the second half, C.J. Leslie scored 11 of his 13 points in the final 20 minutes as the Wolfpack (21-8, 10-6 ACC) took its fifth win in its last six games. T.J. Warren had 14 points.

With the win, N.C. State moved into a tie with fourth-place Virginia in the race for one of four first-round byes in the ACC tournament. Boston College beat Virginia 53-52 on Sunday.

N.C. State led by 14 in the first half. Georgia Tech (15-13, 5-11) fought back to cut the deficit to one point late in the first half and again early in the second half, but the Yellow Jackets couldn't complete the comeback.
HOWELL (Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer)

BOSTON COLLEGE 53, VIRGINIA 52 - Just like Maryland, Virginia added a win over Duke to their NCAA resume and then promptly puked on their shoes...

 BC Freshman Joe Rahon scored 15 points, including the game-winning three-pointer with 8.2 seconds left, to lead Boston College (12-16, 5-11) past the Cavs on Sunday evening.

Virginia's Joe Harris made one of two free throws to push UVA's lead to 52-50 with 29 seconds remaining. The Eagles used a timeout and on the ensuing possession, Rahon caught a pass from sophomore Patrick Heckmann on the left wing and knocked down the game-winner as the Eagles closed the game on a 12-3 run. Heckmann forced UVA's Jontel Evans out of bounds on Virginia's (20-9, 10-6) last possession.

Rahon shot 3-of-5 from beyond the arc. Heckmann scored nine points on a trio of three-pointers and freshman Olivier Hanlanscored 13 points. Sophomore Ryan Anderson totaled eight points and nine rebounds while classmate Eddie Odio scored eight points.

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