Men's Basketball ACCtion: Monday, November 15

Nov. 15, 2010


  • Clemson Tops Wofford, 78-70

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -Jerai Grant led a balanced Clemson attack with 13 points and six rebounds Monday night as the Tigers held off Wofford 78-70.

    Demontez Stitt added 12 points while Andre Young and Milton Jennings had 11 apiece for the Tigers (2-0), who led by double-digits most of the game but struggled to put away the Terriers, the defending Southern Conference regular-season and tournament champions.

    Noah Dahlman paced the Terriers (0-2) with 17 points and Brad Loesing added 14, including 12 in the first half.


  • Georgia Tech Falls To Kennesaw State, 80-63

    KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Spencer Dixon had a game-high 27 points and Kennesaw State built a 20-point lead in the first half en route to an 80-63 upset of Georgia Tech on Monday night.

    LaDaris Green had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Owls (2-0), which had never beaten a team from the ACC or any of the other top six conferences. Markeith Cummings scored 13, Kelvin McConnell had 10 points, and Aaron Anderson grabbed 10 rebounds.

    Iman Shumpert scored 20 points to lead Georgia Tech (1-1). Glen Rice Jr. scored 15 and Brian Oliver had 12 points. The Yellow Jackets cut the deficit to 54-49 midway in the second half, but the Owls pulled away for good as Dixon scored 18 points in the second half.


  • Cavaliers Improve to 2-0 with 74-54 Win Over USC Upstate

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Billy Baron scored nine of his 14 points during a 25-6 second-half run and Virginia pulled away to beat South Carolina-Upstate 74-54 Monday night.

    Baron, who led Virginia with 19 points in its opener, hit a 3-pointer, four free throws and had a steal and layup in the burst for the Cavaliers (2-0). The latter gave them a 60-48 lead with 6:38 remaining, and the Spartans (0-2) never threatened again.

    Mike Scott led Virginia with 19 points and 12 rebounds


  • Demon Deacons Defeat Hampton, 63-56, to Advance in NIT Season Tip-Off

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--Wake Forest used a strong first half to capture a 63-56 win against Hampton in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Monday evening at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

    With the score tied, 9-9, at the 12:16 mark of the first half, the Deacons (1-1) broke open the game with a 7-0 run and never trailed again.

    Freshman Travis McKie starred for the Demon Deacons, falling just short of a double-double with 21 points and eight rebounds.

    Sophomores C.J. Harris and Ari Stewart added 13 points and 10 rebounds, respectively.

    Junior Ty Walker continued his strong play at center with six blocks, following his seven-block performance against Stetson.


  • No. 19 Memphis Escapes Hurricanes, 72-68

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Durand Scott, Malcolm Grant and Reggie Johnson combined for 50 of Miami's 68 points, but it wasn't enough as Miami fell to No. 19 Memphis, 72-68, to kick off ESPN's third annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon in front of 17,873 at FedExForum.

    Memphis' Joe Jackson scored 10 of his 17 points in the second half, and the Tigers escaped a poor shooting night to escape Miami early Tuesday.

    Chris Carmouche had 13 points and Wesley Witherspoon added 12 for Memphis (2-0), despite making only 1 of 5 shots from the field. Antonio Barton finished with 10 points for the Tigers, who shot 34 percent, and managed only 4 of 22 from 3-point range in a game that began at Midnight.