Men's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, January 19

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Jan. 19, 2013

Brown's Shot Lifts Virginia Tech Past Wake Forest

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Robert Brown's short jumper in front of the goal with 12.3 seconds remaining lifted Virginia Tech to a 66-65 ACC victory over Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum.

The win marked Tech's second in a row after the Hokies had dropped four straight. Tech is now 11-6 overall on the season, 2-2 in the ACC. Wake Forest, which lost to the Hokies for the sixth time in the past seven meetings, fell to 9-8 overall, 2-3 in the ACC.

Brown, who had made one of his previously 10 attempts, had the ball with the shot clock winding down before driving to the lane. He put up a short jumper in front of the rim and was fouled by Wake Forest's Devin Thomas. He missed the free throw.



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Tar Heels Beat Terps, 62-52

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Reggie Bullock kept burying shot after shot. The defense kept harassing Maryland's ballhandlers on every possession.

For a half, coach Roy Williams couldn't have asked for more from his up-and-down North Carolina team.

Bullock scored 21 of his career-high 24 points in the first half, helping the Tar Heels build a huge lead on the way to beating the Terrapins 62-52 on Saturday.



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Cavaliers Power Past Florida State, 56-36

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Joe Harris scored 17 points and Virginia used a 22-4 run late in the first half and stifling defense throughout to beat Florida State for the first time in eight tries, 56-36 on Saturday.

Akil Mitchell added 13 points for the Cavaliers (12-5, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who led 33-15 at halftime - the fifth time this season they have held an opponent under 20 first-half points. It was the first time they have done it in an ACC game since they led Clemson 28-14 on Feb. 10, 1996.

Michael Snaer scored nine points to lead the Seminoles (10-7, 2-2), who shot 37 percent, missed 14 of 15 3-point attempts and committed 18 turnovers that Virginia turned into 20 points.