Men's Basketball ACCtion: Tuesday, January 19

Jan. 19, 2010


Yellow Jackets Sting Another Ranked Foe

ATLANTA (AP) -- Zachery Peacock made two free throws with 3.2 seconds remaining and No. 19 Georgia Tech knocked off another ranked team, beating No. 17 Clemson 66-64 on Tuesday night.

Both teams turned the ball over in the final seconds, squandering chances to win. Finally, Georgia Tech inbounded to Peacock with 5.1 seconds left. He drove toward the free throw line and lost control of the ball, but the officials called a foul on Trevor Booker. Peacock calmly sank both foul shots on a night the Yellow Jackets made just 11 of 22 at the line.

Georgia Tech got big production from its two big men. Derrick Favors had 17 points and 14 rebounds, while Gani Lawal contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds. But it was Peacock, a former starter who now backs up those two, stepping up to provide the winning points.

Boston College Men's Basketball Beats Miami, 79-75

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Reserve Reggie Jackson scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half, and Boston College overcame a 17-point deficit with less than 16 minutes left to beat Miami 79-75 Tuesday night.

The Eagles trailed 58-41 before a 22-7 run got them back in the game. Jackson fed Joe Trapani for a layup as the shot-clock buzzer sounded to put the Eagles ahead for the first time in the second half, 70-69 with 2:50 left.

They led the rest of the way. Trapani, a junior, scored a career-high 31 points.

The Eagles (11-8, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) completed a season sweep of Miami. Boston College also won when the teams played Dec. 6 but had since lost three consecutive league games, all by 16 points or more.

Maryland Defeats Longwood, 106-55

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Sean Mosley played the best game of his life, and Maryland enjoyed a respite from Atlantic Coast Conference competition with runaway victory.

Mosley scored 21 points on 8-for-8 shooting, Landon Milbourne added 19, and the Terrapins cruised past Longwood 106-55 Tuesday night.

Mosley made four layups, three medium-range jumpers and a 3-pointer. It was only the 11th time in Maryland history that a player made all his shots with at least eight attempts.