Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, January 29

Jan. 29, 2012

'Canes Pull Away From Boston College, 76-54

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CHESTNUT HILL (AP) - Malcolm Grant scored seven of his 16 points during a game-breaking 14-0 run and Durand Scott had four of his 19, carrying Miami to a 76-54 win over Boston College on Sunday.

Kenny Kadji finished with 14 points and seven boards for the Hurricanes (12-7, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) and Reggie Johnson added 12 points.

Matt Humphrey had 13 points to lead Boston College (7-14, 2-5). The Eagles have lost four straight since beating Clemson and Virginia Tech in consecutive home games earlier this month.

The game was tied at 49 before Miami took control by scoring the 14 unanswered points.

The Hurricanes outscored Boston College 27-5 over the final 7 minutes.

Grant's 3-pointer from the top of the key - the Hurricane's first of the second half - pushed Miami ahead 52-49 with 6:17 to play.

No. 7 North Carolina Tops Georgia Tech, 93-81

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Harrison Barnes scored 23 points and No. 7 North Carolina hit 10 3-pointers in a 93-81 victory over Georgia Tech on Sunday that ended a four-game losing streak to the Yellow Jackets.

Tyler Zeller added 17 points for the Tar Heels (18-3, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won 12 of 13 games and extended their school-record home winning streak to 31 games. North Carolina shot 54 percent from the field, led by 20 points at halftime and by 24 in the second half of an easy win that moved the Tar Heels into a tie with Duke and Florida State atop the ACC standings.

John Henson had 13 points and Reggie Bullock added 11 for the Tar Heels, while Kendall Marshall had 12 assists.

Mfon Udofia scored 16 points to lead the Yellow Jackets (8-13, 1-6), who trailed by double figures the entire second half.

The Yellow Jackets have lost five straight games and nine of 10 in the past five weeks. The only win during that stretch came at North Carolina State on Jan. 11.