Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, March 4

March 4, 2012

Florida State Takes Down Clemson, 80-72

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It's record and accomplishments speak for themselves and its conference-tournament seeding was already locked in, but the No. 22 Florida State men's basketball team still had something to accomplish against Clemson.

FSU wanted a win for its six seniors playing in their final game at the Donald L. Tucker Center and to match the school record for most Atlantic Coast Conference victories in a season. The Seminoles probably wanted to enact a little payback for a 20-point loss at Clemson in January that threatened to derail its ACC schedule before it ever got started, too.

And in a 80-72 win, Florida State (21-9, 12-4 ACC) accomplished all three of those goals as it capped off the 2011-12 regular season Sunday.

Cavaliers Conclude Regular Season with Overtime Win at Maryland

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Mike Scott had a career-high 35 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Sammy Zeglinski scored 20 points, and No. 24 Virginia overcame a late collapse in regulation to pull out a 75-72 overtime victory over Maryland on Sunday.

Scott accounted for half of Virginia's 14 points in overtime. The 6-foot-8 senior had never scored more than 28 points in an Atlantic Coast Conference game.

The Cavaliers blew a 12-point lead over the final 8 minutes of regulation but survived the extra session to break a two-game skid. The victory gave Virginia (22-8, 9-7) its most regular-season wins since the Ralph Sampson-led team produced 25 in 1982-83.

NC State Tops Virginia Tech, 70-58

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BLACKSBURG, Va. - Scott Wood scored 19 points to lead North Carolina State past Virginia Tech 70-58 Sunday night.

N.C. State (20-11, 9-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), which snapped a four-game skid to the Hokies and won 20 games in the regular season for the first time since 2005-06, also got 18 points from C.J. Leslie.

The Wolfpack clinched the No. 5 seed in the ACC tournament Thursday in Atlanta. Virginia Tech (15-16, 4-12) lost its fourth straight and will be the No. 10 seed in the conference tournament.