Men's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, January 26

Jan. 26, 2012

No. 7 North Carolina Overpowers NC State, 74-55

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Tyler Zeller had 21 points and a career-best 17 rebounds to help No. 7 North Carolina beat North Carolina State 74-55 on Thursday night.

Reggie Bullock added 11 points in his first career start for the Tar Heels (17-3, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who had no trouble winning their 11th straight against their longtime rivals.

While North Carolina State (15-6, 4-2) was off to its best start in the conference league in six years under new coach Mark Gottfried, the Tar Heels ended up making this game look like almost every other in the four years since the Wolfpack last beat them.

No. 19 Cavaliers Down Boston College 66-49

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Mike Scott scored 18 points and No. 19 Virginia pulled away from a 44-all tie with a 22-3 run to beat Boston College 66-49 on Thursday night.

The victory was just the second in the last seven games against the Eagles for the Cavaliers (16-3, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who rebounded from a home loss to Virginia Tech on Sunday night in which they managed just 45 points.

Ryan Anderson had 12 points for Boston College (7-13, 2-4), which rallied from a 44-36 deficit to pull even on a 3-pointer by Danny Rubin with 10:25 to play. The Eagles managed just one other field goal over the next 10 minutes as the Cavaliers pulled away.