Men's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, November 17

Nov. 17, 2011

Saint Joseph's Hands Tech First Loss, 66-53, at Charleston Classic

Charleston, S.C. - Georgia Tech suffered its first loss of the Brian Gregory era falling 66-53 to Saint Joseph's in the opening round of the Charleston Classic. The Yellow Jackets carried a 28-23 lead into halftime before a sluggish start to the second half allowed the Hawks to seize control of the game.

The Yellow Jackets face VCU at 8:30 p.m. Friday in the second round. The Rams dropped a 69-54 decision to Seton Hall Friday for their first loss of the season.

Saint Joseph's used a 14-3 run coming out of the locker room to take the lead and outscored the Yellow Jackets by 18 points in the second half.

Carl Jones led all scorers with 21 points hitting 3-5 three point attempts and all eight of his free throw attempts. The Hawks finished a perfect 17-17 from the free throw line in the game. Langston Galloway chipped in 15 points while Halil Kanacevic logged a double double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

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Maryland Loses To No. 16 Alabama, 62-42

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - James Padgett scored 9 points and Ashton Pankey had 10 rebounds for Maryland, which lost to No. 16 Alabama on Thursday night in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Tony Mitchell scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Alabama.

Mitchell was 7 of 12 from the field, including 3 for 4 from 3-point range, and Trevor Releford scored 10 points for the Crimson Tide (3-0), who grabbed a double-digit lead early in the first half that they would not relinquish.

Maryland went 13 for 49 from the field (26.5 percent). The Terps (1-1) hit just two of their 12 attempts from beyond the arc.

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