Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, January 30

Jan. 30, 2011

Terps Battle Past Georgia Tech, 74-63

ATLANTA (AP) - Jordan Williams made a strong return to his double-double form to lead Maryland's relentless inside attack and the Terrapins beat Georgia Tech 74-63 on Sunday night.

Williams had 21 points and 14 rebounds for Maryland (14-7, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Terrapins improved to 3-1 in road conference games and have won three straight overall.

Williams, a 6-foot-10 sophomore, needed only a little more than 2 minutes against Georgia Tech (10-10, 3-4) to top his scoring total against Virginia. He scored Maryland's first three baskets.

Glen Rice led Georgia Tech with 16 points. Iman Shumpert, coming off his first career triple-double, had 12 points.

Hokies hold on to defeat Miami

BLACKSBURG - Erick Green scored five of his 15 points in the final 2:32 and Malcolm Delaney hit a clutch 3-pointer in the final two minutes, as the Hokies held on to beat Miami 72-68 in an ACC game Sunday night at Cassell Coliseum.

With the win, Tech moved to 14-6 overall on the season, 4-3 in the ACC. Miami, which has lost four straight games by a combined 11 points, fell to 12-9, 1-6 in the league.

"That's a really good win," Tech coach Seth Greenberg said. "That's [Miami] a really good basketball team. They're 11 or 12 points away from being in first place in the league."

Virginia Tech led the entire second half, but couldn't put the 'Canes away until the waning moments. Garrius Adams' 3-pointer with 2:53 got Miami to within a point, 62-61, but Green answered for Tech. His 3-point play with 2:32 to go built the lead to 65-61.

Durand Scott's basket with 2:21 remaining cut the lead to 65-63. But Tech again had an answer, as Delaney nailed a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 1:58 left that pushed Tech's lead to 68-63. That turned out to be Delaney's only basket in the second half.

No. 3 Duke Falls to St. John's, 93-78

NEW YORK - Dwight Hardy scored 26 points and St. John's stunned No. 3 Duke 93-78 on Sunday, capping the Red Storm's run of eight straight games against ranked teams with their third win.

Nolan Smith led Duke with 32 points and Kyle Singler added 20. Duke finished 5 of 26 from 3-point range--they missed 21 of the first 22 attempts--and had 17 turnovers.