Men's Basketball ACCtion: Wednesday, February 15

Feb. 15, 2012

Barnes Lifts No. 8 Tar Heels Over Miami, 73-64

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Harrison Barnes scored 23 points and No. 8 North Carolina used smothering defense to rally from an eight-point deficit in the second half and beat Miami 73-64 Wednesday night.

The Tar Heels, who came in leading the nation with 83.5 points per game, shot only 38 percent and went 5 for 18 from 3-point range. But they forced turnovers on four consecutive possessions in the second half to get back in the game, and held Miami without a point for nearly five minutes down the stretch.

John Henson had 14 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks for the Tar Heels, who beat Miami for the 10th time in a row. Tyler Zeller was held to nine points, seven below his average, and shot 4 for 13. But North Carolina outscored Miami 14-6 off turnovers.

Demon Deacons Get Past Georgia Tech, 59-50

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A late run led the Wake Forest men's basketball team to a 59-50 win over visiting Georgia Tech on Wednesday, February 15 at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

Sophomore forward Travis McKie put together one of his best performances of the season, willing the Demon Deacons back to the lead on two separate occasions and securing a fifth double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds.

With the win, the Demon Deacons improve to 12-14 overall and 3-9 in the ACC and snapped a season-high six game losing streak. Georgia Tech dropped to 9-16 on the season and 2-9 in the ACC.