Men's Basketball ACCtion: Monday, January, 2 2012

Kadji's Double-double Lifts Canes Past UNCG, 99-89

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Kenny Kadji scored 30 points to lead Miami past North Carolina-Greensboro 99-89 Monday night.

The Hurricanes (9-4) withstood an upset bid by the Spartans, who have lost 10 straight.

UNC Greensboro (2-13) cut a 93-80 deficit with seven unanswered points late in the second half. David Williams' layup with 1:36 remaining ended the spurt and got the Spartans to within 93-87.

Durand Scott secured the Miami win with four free throws, finishing with 17 points.

Cavaliers Close Out Non-Conference Slate with 57-52 Win at LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Sammy Zeglinski scored 17 points, including a big 3-pointer late in the game, to help No. 21 Virginia beat LSU 57-52 in a non-conference game Monday night.

Joe Harris added 14 points, also hitting a 3-pointer late, for the Cavaliers (13-1), who have won 11 straight games.

With their lead down to one, Zeglinski made his fourth 3 of the game to put the Cavaliers on top 51-47 with 3:25 remaining. A 3-pointer by Anthony Hickey again reduced Virginia's lead to a single point before Harris made his 3-pointer with 1:30 left.

The Tigers cut their deficit in half at 54-52 on a field goal by Justin Hamilton with 51 seconds remaining. LSU got the ball back when Ralston Turner blocked a shot by Harris and Hamilton grabbed the ball. However, Hamilton immediately lost the ball.

Boston College Men's Basketball Loses to Rhode Island in Double Overtime, 78-72

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman Ryan Anderson recorded his third double-double of the year with career highs in points (18) and rebounds (14) as Boston College lost to visiting Rhode Island in double overtime, 78-72, in front of 4,583 fans at Conte Forum.

Anderson went 7-for-12 from the field and added three blocks and two steals. Freshmen Dennis Clifford and Lonnie Jackson both had 12 points, and classmates Jordan Daniels and Patrick Heckmann both had 11.

Boston College cut a 31-28 halftime deficit to 43-42 when junior Matt Humphrey connected on a 3-pointer, but URI scored eight unanswered points to build a 51-42 lead with 11:01 left in the second half. Billy Baron sparked the run with six points. BC responded with a 15-4 run over the next 3:48 to take a 57-55 lead, its first since 7-4. Daniels hit a tough three as the shot clock expired and Jackson hit one as well.

Wofford Hangs on for Road Win at Wake Forest, 56-52

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest men's basketball team battled back from a double-digit halftime deficit, but could not tip the final score in its favor as the Wofford Terriers held on for a 56-52 win at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum on Monday, January 2.

The Demon Deacons received a career-high tying 25-point effort from sophomore forward Travis McKie and a career best 12 rebounds by senior center Ty Walker. It wasn't enough, however, as the Deacons fell to 9-5 on the year and the Terriers took a game from Wake Forest for the first time since 1906 - the Deacons' inaugural intercollegiate season.

Wofford was paced by senior guards Brad Loesing and Kevin Giltner, who had 17 and 11 points respectively to help the Terriers improve to 8-6 on the season.

During a second half surge, Wake outscored Wofford 30-24 - despite not making a three-point field goal - and narrowed the scoring gap to two points, 54-52, with four seconds to play on a lay-in by sophomore guard Tony Chennault.