Men's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, January 30 (Bonus ACC Hot Ticket)

Jan. 30, 2010

Boston College Loses to Florida State, 61-57

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Junior Rakim Sanders scored a game-high 17 points and classmate Joe Trapani netted 15 points to lead Boston College in a 61-57 ACC loss to Florida State before 8,188 fans in Conte Forum.

The game was tied with one minute to play, before FSU junior Derwin Kitchen hit the Seminoles' only three-pointer of the day with 43.9 seconds left to give the visitors a 57-54 advantage. After a BC turnover, Michael Snaer sank two free throws with 30.5 seconds to play to extend the lead to five points.

After both teams missed the front end of one-and-one opportunities, BC sophomore Reggie Jackson hit from three-point range with 8.5 seconds left to narrow the margin to two points.

Yellow Jackets Cruise Past Kentucky State, 98-50

ATLANTA (AP) -- Glen Rice, Jr., scored 15 points, D'Andre Bell added 14 and No. 22 Georgia Tech breezed to a 98-50 victory Saturday over Kentucky State.

The Yellow Jackets (16-5) have won four of five and improved to 11-1 at home, dipping out of the Atlantic Coast Conference to take on a Division II school from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

After Kentucky State's Troy Johnson cut the lead to 17-15 with a 3-pointer, the Yellow Jackets went on a 48-14 charge that ended on Iman Shumpert's dunk with 18:12 remaining. Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt pulled his starters a few minutes later with the lead at 32.

Pack Rolls Over N.C. Central, 77-42

RALEIGH, N.C. - On a day when most of the Triangle's population was stuck inside because of a January snowstorm, NC State also needed a little time to warm up against North Carolina Central in a sparsely attended afternoon game at the RBC Center.

But once the (Wolfpack 14-8 overall) got started, it sizzled, hitting 78.3 percent of its shots and scoring 50 points in the second half, as it cruised to a 77-42 victory over the Eagles.

The Pack needed a late burst in the first half to overcome the Eagles, who had a similar start last year in a game at the RBC Center. A 15-2 run at the end of the first half and a game-high 23 points from junior Tracy Smith left little doubt to the outcome of the game.

Hoyas Overpower Blue Devils 89-77

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Chris Wright and Georgetown put on a show for the commander in chief.

With President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden seated in the front row, the No. 7 Hoyas literally stole the game from No. 8 Duke, forcing five turnovers in a two-minute, first-half spurt on the way to an 89-77 victory Saturday.

It couldn't have been a much bigger day for Georgetown: the president attending his first Hoyas game, the first sellout of the season in the 20,000-seat Verizon Center, a crowd mostly sporting "We Are Georgetown" T-shirts in a school-sponsored "gray out," the 200th win for coach John Thompson III, the launch of an initiative for Darfur schools, and, of course, a dominant program from the Atlantic Coast Conference in the building.


Bonus: ACC Men's Basketball Hot Ticket From the Virginia Tech vs. Virginia Overtime Thriller on Thursday

Intra-state rivals Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia clash on the hardwood in an ACC Hoops Hot Ticket. Our ACC cameras capture the battle for the Commonwealth and it was one for the ages. You will go inside the Hokies lockerroom and re-live the fan experience in this overtime thriller.