Men's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, November 15

Nov. 15, 2012

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Wolfpack Men Cruise to 72-55 Victory Over Penn State in Puerto Rico Opener

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (AP) - Freshman T.J. Warren had 22 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 6 NC State to a 72-55 win over Penn State in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tipoff on Thursday.

C.J. Leslie had 14 points and Rodney Purvis added 12 points for the Wolfpack (2-0). Purvis was 3 for 3 on 3-pointers and N.C. State shot 8 for 16 from beyond the arc.

Tim Frazier led the Nittany Lions (1-1) with 23 points. D.J. Newbill had 13 points and Jermaine Marshall added 11 points for Penn State, which shot 3 for 19 on 3-pointers.

Green Scores 1000th Career Point as Virginia Tech Cruises Past VMI

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech point guard Erick Green scored 23 points, including the 1,000th of his career, as the Hokies rolled past VMI 95-80 in a nonconference game Thursday night at Cassell Coliseum.

With the win, the Hokies moved to 3-0 on the season. VMI fell to 1-3.

Tech trailed in the early going, but a Green 3-pointer with 15:38 left in the first half sparked a 19-3 run in which five different players scored. A second Tech run late in the first half essentially put the game away. The Hokies led 35-21 at the media timeout with less than eight minutes left and then scored seven straight points out of the timeout to take a 42-21 bulge.

Boston College Loses to #16/17 Baylor, 84-74

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CHARLESTON, S.C. - Sophomore Ryan Anderson led Boston College with 25 points but the Eagles lost to #16/17 Baylor, 84-74, in the opening round of the Charleston Classic Thursday at TD Arena.

Anderson went 9-for-16 from the field and added six rebounds. Freshman Olivier Hanlan scored 16 points - including 13 in the second half - and had six boards. Graduate student Andrew Van Nest recorded 13 points off the bench on 5-for-6 shooting.

Anderson led BC in the early going as he scored the team's first 10 points. Baylor made the first extended run of the game when it went on a 13-3 run to take a 27-17 lead with 9:27 left in the half. Pierre Jackson scored the last six points on consecutive 3-pointers.