Men's Basketball ACCtion: Tuesday, February 15

Feb. 15, 2011

Thomas Hits Six 3s to Lead Miami Past UNCG, 78-58

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Adrian Thomas scored 18 points and matched a career high with six 3-pointers to help Miami rout North Carolina-Greensboro 78-58 on Tuesday night.

Malcolm Grant and Garrius Adams added 16 points apiece for the Hurricanes (16-10) who have won four of their last five games.

They finished with 12 3s - one shy of matching a season best - and shot nearly 44 percent on 25-of-57 shooting to claim just their second road victory this season outside the state of Florida. Both came in a seven-day span in central North Carolina.

Kyle Randall scored 13 points to lead UNC Greensboro (5-20). The Spartans finished 3 of 20 from 3-point range and have lost five of seven.

Durand Scott had his first career double-double with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds for the Hurricanes, who were looking to get comfortable at the Greensboro Coliseum - the site of next month's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

No. 19 Heels Take Down Wake Forest, 78-64

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  • CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Tyler Zeller scored 18 points to help No. 19 North Carolina beat Wake Forest 78-64 on Tuesday night.

    Freshman Harrison Barnes added 17 points as the Tar Heels (19-6, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) maintained sole possession of second place in the league with an easy win against a struggling instate rival. North Carolina scored the first seven points, pushed ahead by double figures midway through the first half and maintained a comfortable margin the rest of the night.

    The Tar Heels shot just 37 percent, including 5-for-27 from 3-point range, against Wake Forest's zone defense. They also led just 63-55 with 6 1/2 minutes left before running off 11 straight points to finally seal the win.

    Barnes provided some spark during that clinching spurt. First he threw down a dunk in the lane while drawing a foul from Ari Stewart for a three-point play that made it 67-55. About a minute later, Barnes caught a pass from Kendall Marshall in transition and dunked over freshman J.T. Terrell to make it 71-55.

    Marshall closed the run with his only basket, hitting a 3 to make it 74-55 with 2:40 left.

    North Carolina has won 12 of 14 since losing to Texas on a last-second shot in December and sits just behind fifth-ranked Duke in the ACC standings.

    John Henson added 14 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots for the Tar Heels, while Leslie McDonald had 13 points and seven rebounds off the bench.

    Terrell scored 18 points to lead the Demon Deacons, who have lost five straight.

    Tech rallies past Maryland 91-83

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  • BLACKSBURG - Malcolm Delaney scored 22 points and Erick Green added 20 to help Virginia Tech rally in the final five minutes past Maryland 91-83 in an ACC game played at Cassell Coliseum on Tuesday night.

    The Hokies continued their winning ways, moving to 17-7 overall, 7-4 in the ACC. They won for the 13th time in their past 16 games, and they swept the season series from Maryland, following a 72-57 victory over the Terps on Jan. 20 with this one.

    Tech trailed 76-75 after a basket by Maryland's Jordan Williams with 5:21 remaining in the game. But behind Delaney and Green, Tech went 9-0 run to take control of the game.

    Following two Delaney free throws with 4:54 remaining and then a jumper by Delaney with 4:33 left - his only basket of the second half - Green hit a 3-pointer with 3:22 to go and the shot clock running down. That bucket gave Tech an 82-76 lead. Delaney hit two more free throw with 1:14 left that gave the Hokies an 84-76 lead, their biggest of the game.

    Maryland (16-10, 5-6) stopped the run with a 3-pointer by Dino Gregory with 1:09 left. The Terps cut the lead to 87-83 with 33 seconds left on two Terrell Stoglin free throws.

    But Delaney hit two free throws with 28 seconds left push the lead back to six, and after Stoglin missed a 3-pointer, Delaney added two more with 14 seconds to go to account for the final margin.