Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, November 14

Nov. 14, 2010

No. 1 Duke Routs Princeton, 97-60, in Season Opener

DURHAM, N.C. - Nolan Smith scored 22 points and No. 1 Duke opened its season by beating Princeton 97-60 on Sunday in the first round of the CBE Classic.

Freshman Kyrie Irving had 17 points and Kyle Singler added 16 for the Blue Devils, who shot 55 percent and hit 14 3-pointers.

Opening a season as the top-ranked team for the seventh time, the Blue Devils never trailed and broke it open by outscoring the Tigers 24-11 during the first 8 minutes of the second half. The reigning national champions also did it with defense, forcing 27 turnovers and turning those into 36 points.

Dan Mavraides scored 16 points to lead the Tigers (1-1). They outrebounded the Blue Devils 31-29 but never got closer than 11 in the second half and fell to 1-18 in the series.

The schools met in the first game played at Cameron Indoor Stadium, a 36-27 victory by Duke in 1940.

Seminoles' Singleton Spectacular in Win

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Chris Singleton had a triple-double and Michael Snaer and Okaro White each added 16 points as Florida State defeated UNC Greensboro, 97-73, on Sunday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum.

In addition to his 22 points, Singleton also had a game-high 11 rebounds and 10 steals for the Seminoles (2-0) to record the first triple-double of his career. Singleton added six assists and four blocks, as well, in the winning effort. Derwin Kitchen was also in double figures for Florida State as he had 11 points on 4-5 shooting.

The Spartans (0-2) were led by a trio of freshman in double figures in their Greensboro Coliseum debuts. David Williams led UNCG with 16 points and Aloysius Henry added 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field. Cody Henegar also had 12 points and nearly had a double-double as he recorded nine rebounds.

The Spartans got off to a rough start as they turned the ball over five times in the first 2:26. The Seminoles jumped out to an early 12-4 lead as Singleton had 10 of the 12 points in the opening 4:14. Florida State continued to take advantage of UNCG turnovers as it turned 26 Spartan misues into 32 points for the game.

Maryland Rolls Past Maine, 89-59

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Having survived a busy opening week, Maryland is ready for its next challenge: a matchup against No. 5 Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden.

Playing their third game in a seven-day span, the Terrapins beat Maine 89-59 on Sunday in the 2K Sports Classic.

Jordan Williams had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Cliff Tucker scored all 16 of his points in the first half and freshman Terrell Stoglin added 14 points for Maryland (3-0). The Terrapins led 52-29 at halftime and upped the margin to 30 with just under seven minutes left.

It was a welcome performance for Maryland after a harrowing 75-74 win over the College of Charleston on Wednesday night. It was also a confidence-booster leading up to the game against Pittsburgh in the semifinal round of the tournament benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.