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Feb. 1, 2011
It was another dominating home performance for the Seminole men's basketball team, which used a 54-point scoring outburst in the second half to break away from Wake Forest, 85-61, on Tuesday evening at the Donald L. Tucker Center. Lately, FSU has been at its best when at home. The victory pushes the Seminoles (16-6, 6-2) to seven straight wins in Tallahassee, including an unblemished 4-0 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference. FSU has not lost at home since Nov. 30.
"I thought our players executed a lot better tonight offensively and defensively," said FSU head coach Leonard Hamilton. "I thought Okaro (White) stepped in for Terrance Shannon and did an admirable job. He responded much better in the second half. Ian Miller was confident in executing very well, and we're trying to get Jon Kreft more involved and I liked his presence on the court.
"There were a lot of things we saw that we liked. Halfway through the season we are 6-2 and if there's anything positive that I can take from the first half, we have a lot of room for improvement and I think we can be a better team than what we've showed to this point."
Aside from its hot-shooting second half, FSU forced 24 Wake Forest turnovers, using 27 points off the Demon Deacon (8-14, 1-6) miscues to its advantage. Ten Seminoles made it into the scoring column, highlighted by five double-figure scorers in Deividas Dulkys (16), Bernard James (13), Michael Snaer (11), Ian Miller (11) and Derwin Kitchen (10).
BOSTON (AP) - Freshman Harrison Barnes scored 26 points, including going 4 of 7 from 3-point range, to lead No. 23 North Carolina to a 106-74 victory over Boston College on Tuesday night.
Tyler Zeller scored 18 points and Reggie Bullock hit four 3-pointers during a 22-4 surge late in the first half when the Tar Heels (16-5, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) turned a five-point deficit into a 13-point lead. Bullock scored 14 points in the first half and finished with 16 as Carolina shot 57 percent from the field in the game.
Joe Trapani had a season-high 25 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for Boston College (14-8, 4-4).
Larry Drew II had nine assists for Carolina, which missed its season high in scoring by one point when coach Roy Williams emptied his bench in the final 2 minutes, up by more than 30.