Men's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, January 12

Jan. 13, 2012

No. 8 Duke Outlasts No. 16 Virginia 61-58

DURHAM, N.C. - Mason Plumlee scored 12 points and No. 8 Duke held on to beat No. 16 Virginia 61-58 on Thursday night to snap the Cavaliers' 12-game winning streak.

Austin Rivers and Seth Curry added 11 points apiece for the Blue Devils (14-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

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Despite an off night from 3-point range, they shot 52 percent against one of the league's stingiest defenses, put together a game-changing run shortly after halftime, then held off Virginia's late push to claim their second straight win.

Mike Scott scored 23 points for the Cavaliers (14-2, 1-1). They pulled within three on Akil Mitchell's stickback dunk with 47.6 seconds left, then forced a stop and had the ball with about 13 seconds left. But Scott missed a 3-pointer from the corner and Jontel Evans missed a 3 from the wing as time expired.

Andre Dawkins finished with 10 points for the Blue Devils. They were held 21 points below their average of 82, were just 5 of 20 from 3-point range and gave the Cavaliers a prime chance to force overtime before clinching their 19th straight ACC win at home, their 44th in a row at Cameron Indoor Stadium and their 14th consecutive win there against the Cavaliers.

Joe Harris added 14 points but Sammy Zeglinski, who averages 9.9 points, finished scoreless on 0-for-8 shooting for Virginia, which debuted its highest ranking since climbing to No. 15 in 2002 and had a chance to force overtime despite managing just one field goal in a 7 1/2 -minute span early in the second half.

Eagles Edge Clemson in Final Seconds, 59-57

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (AP) - Dennis Clifford hit a short tiebreaking jumper in the lane with 42 seconds left and finished with 15 points to lift Boston College to a 59-57 win over Clemson Thursday night.

Lonnie Jackson had 14 points and Clifford added seven rebounds for the Eagles.

The win snapped a three game losing streak for Boston College (6-10, 1-1 ACC).