Men's Basketball ACCtion: Wednesday, February 8

Feb. 8, 2012

Duke's Rivers Hits Buzzer Beater in 85-84 Win Over UNC

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Freshman Austin Rivers buried a 3-pointer at the horn to give No. 10 Duke an 85-84 win over No. 5 North Carolina on Wednesday night.

Rivers scored a season-high 29 points and hit six 3s, though the last will certainly live on in the lore on the fierce rivalry.

With the Blue Devils (20-4, 7-2) trailing by two, Rivers launched a 3 over 7-footer Tyler Zeller from the right wing. The ball swished through the net, sending Rivers running down the court in celebration while the rest of his teammates gave chase before mobbing him in front of a stunned UNC crowd.

Boston College Defeats No. 15 Florida State, 64-60

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman Jordan Daniels led Boston College with a career high 21 points as the Eagles defeated #15 Florida State, 64-60, Wednesday night in front of 4,074 in Conte Forum.

Daniels went 7-for-13 from the field and 4-for-7 from 3-point land. He also had five assists, three rebounds and three steals. Junior Matt Humphrey had 15 points, and freshman Ryan Anderson had 14 points and six rebounds. Freshman Lonnie Jackson recorded 12 points and sank three 3-pointers.

The win marked the first time BC knocked off a ranked opponent since February 24, 2009 when it beat #23 Florida State in Conte Forum.

Cavaliers Roll to 68-44 Win Over Wake Forest

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Senior forward Mike Scott made all nine of his field goal attempts and scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Virginia men's basketball team to a 68-44 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Wake Forest Wednesday night (Feb. 8) at John Paul Jones Arena.

Scott's 9-9 performance from the field tied the Virginia record for best perfect game shooting from the field which was established by Jeff Jones against UAB on March 18, 1982 and matched by Kenny Turner against Samford on Nov. 28, 1989.

Sophomore guard Joe Harris scored 11 points for Virginia and freshman guard Malcolm Brogdon, junior guard Jontel Evans and sophomore forward Akil Mitchell each scored 10 points for the Cavaliers. It's the first time this season UVa had five players score in double figures.