Men's Basketball ACCtion: Wednesday, February 24

Feb. 25, 2010


Seminoles Best Tar Heels

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Chris Singleton scored 19 points and Florida State hit 11 3-pointers to beat North Carolina 77-67 on Wednesday night.

Deividas Dulkys scored 17 and hit five 3s off the bench to help the Seminoles (20-7, 8-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) guarantee themselves at least a break-even record in league play that could be critical for their NCAA tournament chances. It was Florida State's first win in Chapel Hill since 2000 and marked the first time in 13 years that the Seminoles have won two straight in a series long dominated by the Tar Heels.

The Seminoles controlled this one from the start, going 9-for-15 from 3-point range in the opening half and capitalizing on repeated turnovers to open a 48-33 lead at the break.

Derwin Kitchen had 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Seminoles.

Will Graves scored 21 points to lead North Carolina (14-14, 3-10). The Tar Heels shot 42 percent and got as close as nine points in the final minute.

Boston College Too Much for Virginia Tech, 80-60

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Junior Joe Trapani scored 17 points - all in the first half - and classmate Rakim Sanders scored 15 points - including his 1000th career point - to lead Boston College to an 80-60 ACC win over Virginia Tech before 4,632 fans in Conte Forum.

Junior Corey Raji tallied 13 points and senior Tyler Roche netted 10 points for the Eagles. Sophomore Reggie Jackson registered five points, eight rebounds and a career-high 11 assists.

The Eagles shot 50.9 percent from the floor, while limiting Virginia Tech to 31.1 percent shooting. BC gained a 49-28 rebounding advantage.

BC never trailed in the contest. Led by three three-pointers from Trapani, the Eagles jumped out to a 15-2 lead just four minutes into the contest.

Virginia Tech then used a 17-7 run to narrow the margin to three points - 22-19 - with 8:41 left in the half. BC answered with a 13-1 rally - with five players scoring in this stretch - to gain a 35-20 advantage with 3:19 remaining before intermission. BC led 39-24 at the break.

Maryland Rallies to Top Clemson, 88-79

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Sean Mosley scored 20 points, Greivis Vasquez had 15 points and 13 assists, and Maryland rallied from a 15-point deficit to defeat Clemson 88-79 Wednesday night.

It was the fourth straight victory for the Terrapins, who trailed 31-16 in the first half and 52-40 shortly after halftime. Jason Williams scored 18 and Eric Hayes added 15 for Maryland, which solidified its hold on second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Demontez Stitt led Clemson with 15 points. The Tigers (19-8, 7-6) appeared poised to win a fourth straight ACC game for the first time since 1996-97 before Maryland took control with a 12-0 run.

The Terps trailed 67-65 before Williams made two free throws. Vasquez then drilled a jumper from beyond the arc with 7:24 to go, putting Maryland up 70-67 _ its first lead since 14-12.

Williams followed with a layup, further thrilling the sellout crowd, and Hayes added a 3-pointer before Vasquez capped the spree with a steal and a dunk to make it 77-67 with 6:04 remaining.

The Tigers couldn't come back.