Men's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, January 23

Jan. 23, 2010


Hudson's basket the game-winner as Tech slips past BC

BLACKSBURG – Dorenzo Hudson made a lay-up with five seconds left and the Hokies came up with a defensive stand on the final possession to outlast Boston College 63-62 in an ACC game played Saturday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum.

Boston College took a 62-59 lead on two free throws by Reggie Jackson with 29.4 seconds left, but the Hokies cut the lead to one on two free throws by Malcolm Delaney with 22.8 seconds remaining.

The Hokies then trapped BC’s Biko Paris and Jeff Allen forced a jump ball, with the possession arrow pointed the Hokies’ way. Following a timeout, Tech worked the ball inside to Victor Davila, who went up for a shot, but was stripped. Hudson grabbed the loose ball and laid it in with five seconds to go.

Hudson carried the Hokies on a day when Delaney, the ACC’s leading scorer, struggled from the floor. Hudson scored a game-high 18 points, hitting 7-of-15 from the floor. Delaney had 13, but hit just 4-of-15. The Hokies shot just 38.6 percent from the floor for the game.

Jackson led BC with 15 points, hitting 6-of-7 from the floor. Three players scored 10 points for the Eagles – Corey Raji, Rakim Sanders and Dallas Elmore. BC shot 55 percent from the floor – the best by a Tech opponent this season. But the Eagles turned the ball over 20 times.

Deacons Run Past Virginia 69-57

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Ishmael Smith scored 21 points and Wake Forest jumped on Virginia early, taking a 19-point halftime lead and holding on for a 69-57 victory over the first-place Cavaliers at Joel Coliseum. The Deacons led the entire game, with the Cavaliers never getting within single-digits in the second half.

In addition to his 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting, Smith pulled down seven rebounds and dished out six assists. Al-Farouq Aminu posted his ACC-leading 13th double-double of the year with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Chas McFarland also had a strong performance with 16 points, 12 of those coming in the first half, to go with six rebounds.

Sylven Landesberg led Virginia with 18 points before fouling out with two minutes left in the game.

Maryland Rolls Past NC State, 88-64

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Maryland wasn't about to ruin Gary Williams' 1,000th game as a college head coach by losing. Not at home, certainly not against an Atlantic Coast Conference foe.

The Terrapins didn't even make Williams sweat. Greivis Vasquez scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half, Landon Milbourne finished with 18, and Maryland rolled to its most lopsided ACC victory in nearly seven years, 88-64 over North Carolina State on Saturday night.

Williams' latest victory at his alma mater, combined with Virginia's loss at Wake Forest, lifted the Terrapins (13-5, 3-1) into a tie atop the ACC standings.

Smith Leads No. 7 Duke Past No. 17 Clemson, 60-47

CLEMSON, S.C. - Nolan Smith scored 22 points and No. 7 Duke wiped out an ugly memory from last season with a 60-47 victory over No. 17 Clemson on Saturday night.

Smith had 9 points during a 14-2 second half run that put Duke ahead 43-30 with 12:33 left. Clemson could not get closer than 6 points the rest of the way.

Trevor Booker led the Tigers (15-5, 3-3) with 22 points.

It was Clemson's fewest points at home since a 52-47 loss to Maryland on Jan. 25, 2003. Booker got little help from his teammates - while Clemson's star made 10 of 14 shots, the rest of the Tigers were just 8 of 34.