Men's Basketball ACCtion: Tuesday, February 19

Feb. 20, 2013

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Thriller: No. 2 Miami Stays Undefeated In ACC

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Reggie Johnson made a tie-breaking layup with 5.7 seconds left Tuesday night, and the No. 2-ranked Miami Hurricanes overcame a ragged offensive performance for the second game in a row to beat Virginia 54-50 and remain unbeaten in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Durand Scott added two clinching free throws with four seconds to go for the Hurricanes, who earned their 14th consecutive victory. The win came two nights after they rallied late to beat Clemson 45-43.

The Hurricanes (22-3, 13-0 ACC) improved to 12-0 at home. They hold a 3 1/2-game edge over second-place Duke in the ACC as they chase their first league basketball championship.

Virginia (18-8, 8-5) fell to 0-6 in Miami. The Cavaliers led only once, at 29-28, but Evan Nolte tied the game at 50 by sinking a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left.



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Tar Heels Beat Yellow Jackets, 70-58

ATLANTA (AP) -- James Michael McAdoo scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to end a three-game scoring slump and North Carolina took control with a 12-0 second-half run to beat Georgia Tech 70-58 on Tuesday night.

McAdoo scored in double figures in 21 of the first 22 games for North Carolina before battling a sore back and scoring in single figures in each of his last three games.

The sophomore forward was sharp against the Yellow Jackets. He had 15 points in the first half and scored the final basket in the 12-0 run that gave North Carolina (18-8, 8-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) a 59-41 lead with 8:47 remaining. The Tar Heels stretched the lead to 22 points at 66-44.

Leslie McDonald, who had four 3-pointers, had 15 points.



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Warren's Career-High 31 Points, 13 Rebounds Leads Pack Over Florida State, 84-66

RALEIGH, N.C. - Freshman T.J. Warren, making his third start in NC State's last six games, had career highs in points and rebounds to lead the Wolfpack to an 84-66 victory over Florida State on Tuesday night at PNC Arena.

The freshman legacy player from Durham had 31 points and 13 rebounds for his first career double-double, topping his previous scoring and rebounding highs of 22 points and eight rebounds set in the Pack's second game of the season, a 72-55 victory over Penn State in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

His 31 points tied the third most ever scored by a Wolfpack freshman, matching the total Scott Wood had in 2010 at Florida State and J.J. Hickson had against William and Mary in 2007. Hickson had 33 in his first game as a freshman against Western Carolina for second-place, and Ernie Myers had a school-record 35 as a freshman against Duke on Jan. 26, 1983.



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Boston College Defeats Maryland, 69-58

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman Olivier Hanlan scored a career-high 26 points to lead Boston College past Maryland, 69-58, in front of 4,338 fans in Conte Forum on Tuesday night.

The Eagles used two separate 17-5 runs in the second half to pull away from the Terrapins after trailing 33-26 at the half. BC went 16-for-16 from the line in the last 5:04 and made 21 of 22 from the stripe overall. It was the best performance from the charity stripe since 2004.

Over a nine-plus minute stretch in the second half, Hanlan scored 14 of BC's 22 points and made all of the Eagles' five field goals. Hanlan shot 9 of 14 from the floor and grabbed seven rebounds.

Sophomore Eddie Odio recorded career highs with 11 rebounds and six blocks to go with eight points. Classmate Lonnie Jackson scored 13 points.