Men's Basketball ACCtion: Wednesday, January 2

Jan. 3, 2013

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Deacons Down Musketeers 66-59 in Skip Prosser Classic

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Travis McKie scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Wake Forest responded to its only second-half deficit with a 12-0 run to defeat Xavier 66-59 in the Skip Prosser Classic on Wednesday evening at the Joel Coliseum.

After Wake Forest (7-5) led by as many as 11 points early in the second half, Xavier (7-6) stormed back to take a 49-48 lead at the 6:58 mark. But the Demon Deacons responded immediately with a 12-0 run to push the lead back to 11 points with 2:34 remaining, and the Musketeers would not get closer than seven points the rest of the way.

Wake Forest now leads the Skip Prosser Classic 2-1 after also winning the opening game of the series against Xavier in January of 2010.

Codi Miller-McIntyre and C.J. Harris joined McKie in double figures. Miller-McIntyre scored 16 points on an efficient 6-of-7 shooting and also led the Deacons with three assists. Harris notched 15 points, including a 5-of-6 mark from the free throw line.

Freshman Devin Thomas dominated the boards, grabbing 14 rebounds that shattered his previous career-high of eight boards.


Kelly Leads No. 1 Duke Past Davidson 67-50

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kelly scored 18 points to help top-ranked Duke remain unbeaten with a 67-50 victory over Davidson on Wednesday night.

Quinn Cook scored 15 points and Mason Plumlee scored eight of his 10 in the second half for the Blue Devils (13-0), who are one of only four undefeated teams remaining in Division I. Tyler Thornton added 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers in the second half to spark Duke.

"For our guys to go 13-0 with our nonconference schedule is just magnificent," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "It's terrific."

The game was tied 29-all at halftime before Duke opened the second half with a 12-0 run. The Blue Devils, who led by as many as 19 in the second half, heated up from 3-point range after the break, going 3 for 4 in the early minutes of the period.


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Larkin Leads MBB Over La Salle, 76-59

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Shane Larkin and Durand Scott scored 18 points each to lead Miami to a 76-59 victory over La Salle Wednesday night.

The Hurricanes (9-3) broke the game open with a 16-2 run midway through the second half. Larkin hit consecutive 3-pointers during the surge. The second of those, with 8:32 remaining, gave the Hurricanes their first double-digit lead at 57-47.

Erik Swoope's basket with 7:02 remaining ended the surge and increased Miami's lead to 61-47.

Trey McKinney Jones and Kenny Kadji finished with 14 points each for the Hurricanes, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Miami lost the final two games of the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii against Arizona and Indiana State on Dec. 24 and 25.


Win Streak Continues as Yellow Jackets Rout Chattanooga, 74-58

ATLANTA (AP) - Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 16 points, fellow freshman Robert Carter Jr. had his third double-double and Georgia Tech defeated Chattanooga 74-58 for its sixth straight victory.

Carter had 13 points and a career-best 12 rebounds as the Yellow Jackets (10-2) pulled away in the second half after a sluggish start. Mfon Udofia scored 14 points for Georgia Tech, which made 17 of 28 second-half shots and outrebounded Chattanooga 42-25 for the game.

The Yellow Jackets are 8-0 at their new McCamish Pavilion and open ACC play by hosting Miami on Saturday.

The Yellow Jackets broke the game open with a 16-6 second-half run, expanding a 40-33 lead with 4:20 gone to 56-39 with 8:30 remaining.

Kammeon Holsey had 10 points, Jason Morris scored nine and Daniel Miller contributed seven points, eight rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots.


Free Throws the Difference in FSU's Loss at Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. -- Winners of four in a row before Wednesday night's game at Auburn, the Florida State men's basketball team won't be taking a handful of consecutive victories with them into conference play.

After falling to the Tigers, 78-72, the Seminoles now begin their Atlantic Coast Conference schedule Saturday at 4 p.m. at Clemson.

The game at Auburn Arena saw Florida State (8-5) generate a 12-point first-half advantage but the Tigers (6-7) clawed back to within one at 36-35 by halftime and then grabbed their first lead since the 15:29 mark of the first period less than two minutes into the second half.