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March 6, 2011
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Three seniors - Biko Paris, Corey Raji and Joe Trapani - led the way for Boston College on Senior Day. Raji registered 21 points, Paris posted 19 and Trapani totaled 17 to lead Boston College to an 84-68 ACC win over Wake Forest before a sellout crowd of 8,606 in Conte Forum.
Junior Reggie Jackson recorded 14 points and a game-high seven assists for the home team.
After Wake Forest, which entered on a nine-game losing streak, jumped out to a 21-15 lead six minutes into the contest, BC blitzed the visitors with an 18-2 run to gain a 33-23 advantage with 7:05 left in the half. Raji scored eight points and Paris sank two three-pointers to lead the rally.
BC (19-11, 9-7 ACC), which sank seven of its 12 treys in the first half, led 44-30 at the break.
The Eagles continued to surge in the second half, opening with a 17-7 run to claim its biggest lead of the game -- 24 points (61-37) - with 15:08 remaining. Raji notched five points and Jackson tallied four points in this stretch. Junior Dallas Elmore's three-pointer capped the rally.
Wake Forest (8-23, 1-15 ACC) never got closer than 14 points - in the final minute - the rest of the way.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Derwin Kitchen had 17 points and matched a career high with 13 rebounds to help Florida State beat North Carolina State 72-62 on Sunday.
Bernard James added 14 points for the Seminoles (21-9, 11-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won three of five to close the regular season while top scorer and rebounder Chris Singleton sat out with a broken right foot. It marked only the third time in program history that Florida State has won 11 ACC games in a season and the first since winning 12 in 1993.
Freshman C.J. Leslie had 12 points to lead the Wolfpack (15-15, 5-11), who trailed most of the day and made a push to take a one-point lead with about 8 minutes left. But Kitchen scored a pair of baskets to put the Seminoles ahead for good, sealing a season sweep of N.C. State.
ATLANTA (AP) - Iman Shumpert had 19 points, Lance Storrs led Georgia Tech's 3-point assault and the Yellow Jackets beat Miami 66-57 on Sunday in the final game at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
Storrs had five 3-pointers for 15 points and Shumpert and Jason Morris, who had 11 points, each added three long-range shots as Georgia Tech overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half. The Yellow Jackets had 12 3-pointers, one shy of their season high.
Georgia Tech (13-17 overall, 5-11 Atlantic Coast Conference) finished the season with its first two-game winning streak since January.
Adrian Thomas had 14 points and Durand Scott had 13 for Miami (18-13, 6-10 ACC), which was hurt by 21 turnovers.