Men's Basketball ACCtion: Tuesday, January 5

Jan. 5, 2010

Virginia Tops Texas-Pan American 72-53

Mike Scott scored 22 points, Sylven Landesberg had 20 and Virginia sent Texas-Pan American to its 10th consecutive loss Tuesday night, 72-53.

The Cavaliers (8-4) led by as many as 21 in a sloppy second half and won their fourth in a row for the first time in two seasons. They will take the winning streak into their Atlantic Coast Conference opener at North Carolina State on Saturday afternoon.

Sammy Zeglinski added 13 points and six assists for the Cavaliers, who were 56.6 percent from the field and were 7-for-12 from 3-point territory. Zeglinski made three 3s.

BC Men's Basketball Defeats NJIT, 89-32

Junior Rakim Sanders scored 21 points and classmate Joe Trapani netted 18 points to lead Boston College to an 89-32 win over NJIT before 2,169 fans in Conte Forum. Sophomore Reggie Jackson scored 15 points to round out BC's list of double-figure scorers.

The host Eagles jumped out to an early 7-2 lead and withstood an 8-0 NJIT run, before outscoring the visiting Highlanders 38-4 over the final 16 minutes of the first half. BC led 45-14 at the break.

After NJIT registered four consecutive field goals to claim a 10-7 lead with 16:02 remaining in the first half, BC held the visitors scoreless for five minutes while reeling off 16 straight points. Trapani scored eight points in the rally, which left BC with a 23-10 advantage.

Yellow Jackets Drop Decision at Georgia

Trey Thompkins scored 20 points, Ricky McPhee hit two key baskets near the end and Georgia pulled off its first big win for new coach Mark Fox, knocking off No. 20 Georgia Tech 73-66 on Tuesday night.

Georgia Tech (11-3) was trying to match its victory total from last season. Instead,the Yellow Jackets failed to break a long drought at Stegeman Coliseum, where they haven't won since Nov. 26, 1976.