Men's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, February 27 (Bonus: ACC Hot Ticket)

Feb. 27, 2010

Yellow Jackets Ground Eagles, 73-68

ATLANTA(AP)- Iman Shumpert scored 24 points, including nine straight late in the second half, and Derrick Favors added 14 points to lead Georgia Tech to a 73-68 victory over Boston College on Saturday.

Boston College (14-14, 5-9) was led by Joe Trapani with 26 points. Reggie Jackson added 13 points and Corey Raji had 12 for the Eagles, who had their two-game winning streak snapped.

With Tech leading 56-45 with 8:49 left, Shumpert hit four straight shots, including a 3-pointer, to give the Yellow Jackets a 65-53 lead with 4:06 remaining. The Yellow Jackets biggest lead of the second half was 15 at 54-39 with 11:24 left and led 73-61 with 22 second left before the Eagles scored the last seven points.

Tar Heels Snap Skid, Exorcise Demon Deacons

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Freshman Leslie McDonald scored a season-high 16 points and North Carolina snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Wake Forest 77-68 on Saturday.

Will Graves had 13 points and Larry Drew II added 10 points for the Tar Heels (15-14, 4-10 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Ari Stewart had 16 points to lead the Demon Deacons (18-8, 8-6). L.D. Williams finished with 14 before fouling out in the final minute, and his 3 pulled Wake Forest to 71-68 with 57.3 seconds left.

McDonald followed that with a layup 7 seconds later, then drew a key charge on C.J. Harris with 42 seconds to play. North Carolina was 4 of 6 from the free throw line after that.

Pack Tops Miami 71-66

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -Tracy Smith and Javier Gonzalez scored 19 points to lead North Carolina State to a 71-66 victory over Miami on Saturday.

The Wolfpack (16-13, 4-10 Atlantic Coast Conference) took the lead for good on Dennis Horner's two free throws with 1:10 left for a 64-63 lead. Gonzalez converted six free throws in the next 35 seconds to secure the North Carolina State victory.

Down by nine early in the second half, North Carolina State took a 57-54 lead on Gonzalez's 3-pointer with 5:06 remaining but James Dews' 3-pointer with 3:32 left tied it 59-59.

The Wolfpack suffered a scare when Smith favored his right knee after colliding with Miami's Durand Scott with 5:45 left in the second half. Smith was escorted to the bench but returned on the next dead ball.

Dwayne Collins led Miami (18-10, 4-10) with 15 points.

Maryland outlasts Hokies in double overtime

BLACKSBURG - Greivis Vasquez scored a career-high 41 points, including 33 after halftime, to lift the Maryland Terrapins to a 104-100 double-overtime victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday night at Cassell Coliseum in the highest scoring ACC game in more than seven years.

The last time two ACC teams scored that many points in an ACC game came Dec. 20, 2003, when Wake Forest beat North Carolina 119-114 in triple overtime.

Vasquez's performance marked the second-best ever by a Tech opponent at Cassell Coliseum - Duquesne's Aaron Jackson scored 46 against the Hokies in an NIT game last season. But Maryland's guard hit just 13 of 33 shot attempts. Still, he connected on 5-for-15 from beyond the 3-point arc and hit all 10 of his free-throw attempts. He also dished out six assists.

In a game that featured 15 lead changes and 19 ties, the outcome came in the waning seconds. Jeff Allen's three-point play with 29.6 seconds left cut the Maryland lead to 99-98, but the Terps' Eric Hayes hit two free throws with 21.3 ticks to go to give Maryland a 101-98 lead. Malcolm Delaney's lay-up with 15.9 seconds left cut the lead to one again and Tech again fouled Hayes, this time with 15.2 seconds remaining.

Hayes made just one of two attempts to give Maryland a 102-100 lead. Tech pushed the ball up the court, and Delaney attempted to drive, but was cut off. He threw the ball to an open Erick Green in the corner and Green misfired on a 3-point attempt with three seconds left. Tech fouled Sean Mosley and Mosley sealed the game with two free throws with a second to go.

Delaney paced Tech with 27 points, hitting 9 of 17 from the floor, including a 3-pointer. He also hit 8 of 10 from the free-throw line and played all 50 minutes.

Allen recorded a double-double for Tech, scoring a season-high 25 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. The double-double marked his sixth of the season and the 25th of his career. Dorenzo Hudson added 21 points, while Thompson had 15 points and Terrell Bell finished with 10.

Maryland got 17 points from Mosley and 12 from Hayes. The Hokies actually out-shot the Terrapins (45.7 to 44.6 percent), out-rebounded Maryland 52-43 and made the same number of free throws (22). But Maryland made four more 3-pointers.