Men's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, March 3

March 3, 2012

Georgia Tech Sinks Wake Forest, 69-62

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - Jason Morris scored a career-high 22 points and made five of Georgia Tech's season-high 11 3-pointers in Saturday's 69-62 win over Wake Forest in the regular season finale for both teams.

Leave it to first-year Tech head coach Brian Gregory to look beyond obvious numbers for deeper meaning. In a season that has at times been painful for the Yellow Jackets (11-19, 4-12 ACC), the coach was most pleased by the way Morris and the Jackets attacked the glass and moved the ball.

He has been preaching for months that good things - and open shots - will come to those who work hard and do the right things.

Miami Downs Boston College on Senior Day, 77-56

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Kenny Kadji and Durand Scott scored 14 points each to lead Miami past Boston College 77-56 on Saturday.

The Hurricanes broke open a close game with a 16-1 run during a 6:13 stretch midway through the first half. Malcolm Grant keyed Miami's surge with consecutive 3-pointers. Scott's 3-pointer with 4:55 remaining capped the run and gave Miami a 36-19 lead.

Grant finished with 12 points for the Hurricanes (18-11, 9-7 Atlantic Coast Conference).

No. 6 Tar Heels Clinch ACC Title With 88-70 Win Over No. 4 Duke

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Kendall Marshall had 20 points and 10 assists, and No. 6 North Carolina beat No. 4 Duke 88-70 on Saturday night to win the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title.

Tyler Zeller had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Harrison Barnes added 16 points for the Tar Heels (27-4, 14-2). They never trailed, and for the second straight year they rolled in a winner-take-all season finale with the ACC tournament's top seed on the line.

North Carolina shot 54.5 percent, built a 45-28 rebounding advantage and sent Duke to its deepest halftime deficit ever at Cameron Indoor Stadium - 24 points - while winning its seventh straight since last month's loss to the Blue Devils.