Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, January 31

Jan. 31, 2010

Sharp-Shooting Hurricanes Down Virginia Tech, 82-75

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -James Dews scored 21 points as Miami defeated Virginia Tech, 82-75, Sunday afternoon for its second ACC win of the season.

The Hokies rallied from a 19-point deficit with a 24-10 run midway through the second half. J.T. Thompson scored eight points during the run, and his free throw with 7:32 remaining cut Miami's lead to 65-60.

Virginia Tech (16-4, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) stayed within a five-point deficit and had a final chance to reduce a 75-70 lead with under a minute left. But Malcolm Delaney missed a running jumper with 34 seconds remaining and fouled Reggie Johnson on a put-back attempt.

Clemson Clips Maryland, 62-53

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP)--Trevor Booker shook off missing his first 12 shots to score nine of his 10 points down the stretch as Clemson broke a three-game losing streak with a 62-53 victory over Maryland on Sunday night.

Booker was the Atlantic Coast Conference's field goal percentage leader last season and he came through when the Tigers (16-6, 4-4 ACC) needed it most.

Booker tied it at 48 on a short jumper, then put Clemson up for good, 52-50, with two foul shots. He followed 2 minutes later with a 3--his first in nine games--that pushed Clemson's lead to 57-53 with 3:23 left.

Cavaliers Post 75-60 Win at North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Sylven Landesberg scored 29 points and Virginia ran off 18 unanswered points early in the second half to beat struggling North Carolina 75-60 on Sunday night.

Sammy Zeglinski added 19 points for the Cavaliers (13-6, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who regrouped from consecutive losses to earn another impressive victory under first-year coach Tony Bennett. Virginia had lost 63 of 68 meetings in Chapel Hill, but blew the game open by holding the Tar Heels without a field goal for nearly 8 minutes in front of a stunned Smith Center crowd. v While Landesberg led the offense, Zeglinski knocked down a pair of 3-pointers during the decisive run, which turned a 35-32 margin into a 21-point lead with 14:20 to play.