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March 3, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Greivis Vasquez saved his best for last. Vasquez scored 20 points, including a clutch basket with 37 seconds left, and No. 22 Maryland beat fourth-ranked Duke 79-72 Wednesday night to move into a tie with the Blue Devils atop the Atlantic Coast Conference standings.
It was the final home game for Vasquez, who was honored with seniors Landon Milbourne and Eric Hayes before the game.
Afterward, all three were mobbed with their teammates as fans rushed the court to celebrate Maryland's first win over Duke in seven tries.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -Dorenzo Hudson and Malcolm Delaney each scored 21 points to help Virginia Tech snap a three-game losing streak Wednesday night in a 71-59 win over North Carolina State.
The Hokies (22-7, 9-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) broke open a close game with a 14-2 run to end the first half and took a 31-22 lead at halftime on freshman Manny Atkins' layup at the buzzer.
N.C. State hit one shot in the final 4:50 of the first half and turned the ball over four times in that span - which was part of a 13 turnover first half for the Wolfpack.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Wake Forest came up just short in its bid to snap out of its current losing streak, as Florida State held on for a narrow 51-47 win on Wednesday evening at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.
With the loss, Wake Forest drops to 18-9 overall and 8-7 in the ACC. Florida State moves to 21-8 overall and 9-6 in conference play.
After trailing for the majority of the game, the Deacons were able to pull close in the final minutes. Wake had the ball down two points, 49-47, with 23 seconds left in the game. However, the Deacons were unable to get a shot off, and the Seminoles hit two free throws to win the game.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Junior Corey Raji registered 18 points and nine rebounds - both game highs - and classmate Joe Trapani contributed 14 points and five rebounds to lead Boston College to a 68-55 ACC win over Virginia before 3,968 fans in Conte Forum.
The Eagles jumped out to a 13-2 lead less than four minutes into the contest. All five starters - Trapani with five points, and Raji, Rakim Sanders, Josh Southern and Reggie Jackson with two points apiece - scored in this early stretch.
The Cavaliers regrouped and used a 14-7 run to close the margin to four points - 20-16 - with 12:27 left in the half.