Men's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, February 18

4-For-4 And Looking For More

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- As far as basketball in the Atlantic Coast Conference goes, the state of North Carolina is typically king.

But in an anything-but-common, record-breaking 2011-12 season for the Florida State men's basketball team, the No. 20 Seminoles used their trip to Raleigh, N.C. to flip that logic -- at least from a regular-season standpoint -- on its ear Saturday against NC State.

In its impressive 76-62 win over the Wolfpack (18-9, 7-5 ACC) at the RBC Center, FSU (19-7, 10-2) has now defeated the four conference teams in the ACC -- NC State, Duke, Wake Forest and UNC -- in the same season for the first time in program history.

Heels Earn 10th ACC Win Over Clemson, 74-52

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Harrison Barnes scored 24 points to help No. 8 North Carolina beat Clemson 74-52 on Saturday.

Tyler Zeller added 14 points for the Tar Heels (23-4, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who extended the Tigers' long run of futility in Chapel Hill. North Carolina improved to 56-0 all-time here against Clemson (13-13, 5-7), which is an NCAA record for the most consecutive home wins against one opponent.

North Carolina led by 15 points in the first half and never let Clemson closer than six in the second half before blowing it open late.

Cavaliers Dominate Second Half in 71-44 Win Over Maryland

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CHARLOTTESVILLE--Senior forward Mike Scott scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Virginia men's basketball team to a 71-44 victory over Maryland in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday (Feb. 18).

Freshman guard Malcolm Brogdon added 14 points and senior guard Sammy Zeglinski scored 11 points for the Cavaliers. Sophomore forward Akil Mitchell led UVa with a game-high 10 rebounds, his first career double figure rebounding game.

Virginia's overall record improved to 20-6 with the win and the Cavaliers are now 7-5 in the ACC. It is UVa's first 20-win season since 2006-07.

Kadji and Scott Lead the Canes Over Wake Forest 74-56

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Kenny Kadji and Durand Scott scored 18 points each to lead Miami to a 74-56 victory over Wake Forest Saturday afternoon.

The Hurricanes (16-9, 7-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored 13 unanswered points during a 4:29 span early in the second half. Shane Larkin's 3-pointer with 11:44 left ended the run and gave Miami a 56-42 advantage.

C.J. Harris' lay-up with 11:31 remaining ended the Deacons' drought. Miami outscored Wake Forest 10-4 in the next 3:31 behind consecutive 3-pointers from Kadji and Garrius Adams for a 64-48 lead.

Hudson's 3-pointer lifts Hokies past Georgia Tech

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BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech guard Dorenzo Hudson's desperation 3-pointer as time expired in overtime lifted Virginia Tech to a 74-73 victory over Georgia Tech in an ACC played Saturday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum.

With the win, Virginia Tech moved to 15-12 overall, 4-8 in the ACC, and beat the Yellow Jackets for the third straight time. Georgia Tech fell to 9-17 overall, 2-10 in the league.

Hudson's shot came after the Yellow Jackets took a 73-71 lead on a jumper by Mfon Udofia with 5 seconds remaining. Virginia Tech then called a timeout with 3.5 seconds to go.