Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday February 20

Feb. 20, 2011

Clemson Captures a Win from Miami, 63-59.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Andre Young scored 18 points, Demontez Stitt added 17 and Clemson snapped a two-game slide by holding off Miami 63-59 on Sunday.

Jerai Grant scored 12 for the Tigers (18-9, 7-6 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won the last five meetings with Miami.

Down by three in the final moments, the Hurricanes (16-11, 4-8) never had the chance for a potentially tying shot.

Clemson elected to foul Adrian Thomas with a three-point lead with 3.4 seconds left. Thomas made one, Stitt got the rebound and was fouled with 1.7 seconds remaining, hit two free throws and Clemson escaped.

Durand Scott scored 16 for Miami and Thomas added 13. It was Miami's ninth ACC game to be decided in the final seconds - the Hurricanes dropped to 4-5 in those contests.

Maryland Holds Off NC State, 87-80

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - For 35 minutes, Maryland couldn't miss from the inside and North Carolina State was connecting from all over the court.

"Really, neither team could stop each other, to be completely honest," Wolfpack forward Scott Wood said.

Jordan Williams scored 26 points, freshman Terrell Stoglin had 25 points and nine assists, and Maryland used a late surge to pull away to an 87-80 victory Sunday night.

Senior forward Dino Gregory had a career-high 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Terrapins, who have won eight straight over the Wolfpack. Maryland (17-10, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) had only two turnovers in the second half and went 19 for 20 at the foul line.

But the key was that Williams got scoring help from Gregory, a 6-foot-7 forward, and Stoglin, a 6-1 guard.

"They have been double-teaming Jordan, so when we have other guys that can score, it makes us a better team," said Stoglin, who matched his career high in points.

Tracy Smith scored 19, C.J. Leslie had 17 and Wood added 15 for the Wolfpack (14-12, 4-8).

Smith Leads No. 5 Duke to 79-57 Win Over Georgia Tech

DURHAM, N.C. – For a brief while, it looked as if a brutal week for the nation's top teams might end with yet another upset - and this time, it was Duke's turn.

Suddenly, the fifth-ranked Blue Devils had the look of a No. 1 team once again - even if they downplayed the significance of possibly reclaiming that ranking following their 79-57 rout of Georgia Tech on Sunday night.

"Being No. 1 right now doesn't matter at all," guard Nolan Smith said. "Last year's team, we weren't No. 1 until the end. If we get it, it's cool, but if not, we're not worried about it."

Smith scored 28 points, Kyle Singler added 15 and Ryan Kelly had 10 for the Blue Devils (25-2, 12-1 ACC), and a technical foul on coach Mike Krzyzewski inspired the overwhelming run that carried Duke to its sixth straight win and 10th victory in a row in conference play.