Men's Basketball ACCtion: Friday, November 16

Nov. 17, 2012

First Half Spurt Leads Clemson to 72-55 Victory at Furman

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Clemson used a 16-1 spurt in the opening half to pull away in a 72-55 road victory over Furman on Friday. It was Clemson's first game ever played in Timmons Arena, which opened in 1998. 

Devin Booker led the Tigers with 15 points, despite playing only 23 minutes due to first-half foul trouble. K.J. McDaniels added 11 and went 7-of-8 from the free throw line. In all, nine players scored for the Tigers. Damarcus Harrison scored eight of his 10 points in the second half. Clemson's starting point guard Rod Hall was efficient with nine points and six assists, with no turnovers in 28 minutes.

Stephen Croone led Furman with 15 points, while Bryant Irwin added 14 and Colin Reddick 13. Reddick got loose inside for several quick baskets in the first half, but he did not score a field goal in the final 23 minutes of the game as Clemson tightened defensively.

Florida State Finds 3-Point Stroke, Beats BYU, 88-70

NEW YORK (AP) - Okaro White scored 17 points and Florida State made 11 3-pointers in an 88-70 victory over BYU in the Coaches vs, Cancer Classic semifinals on Friday night at the Barclays Center.

The Seminoles came into the game shooting 38.5 percent from 3-point range but they made 11 of 20 as they led by as many as 27 points in the second half. They shot 58.0 percent (29 for 50) from the field overall while holding down a BYU offense that came in averaging 80.5 points per game.

Florida State will play the winner of the game between No. 20 Notre Dame and Saint Joseph's in Saturday night's championship game.

Tyler Haws had 23 points, nine rebounds and five assists for the Cougars who were within 50-43 with 17:30 to play. The Seminoles went on a 13-0 run making all three of their 3-point attempts, two by Michael Snaer.

Maryland Races to 91-74 Win Over LIU Brooklyn

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Sooner or later, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon is going to have to whittle his rotation down from 10 players.

At this juncture, however, he's happy to keep shuffling players in and out of the game - with very little change in the results.

Freshman guard Seth Allen scored 19 points, Alex Len had 18, and Maryland used its height and depth to wear down LIU Brooklyn in a 91-74 victory Friday night.

Nine players reached double figures in minutes for the Terrapins. But Turgeon knows there aren't enough minutes in a game to everyone on the bench satisfied.

Larkin Posts Career High 27 Points in 73-57 Win

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Shane Larkin scored 21 of his career-high 27 points in the second half to lead the Miami to a 73-57 win over Jacksonville on Friday.

Julian Gamble scored 13 points and Trey McKinney-Jones chipped in 11 for Miami, which bounced back after losing 63-51 to Florida Gulf Coast on Tuesday.

Larkin hit 9 of 13 shots from the floor with five assists and four rebounds. His previous high was 18 points on Jan. 2 against UNC-Greensboro.

Miami shot 59 percent (23 for 39) while holding Jacksonville to 40 percent shooting (20 for 50).

Tar Heels Pull Away from LBSU

LONG BEACH, Calif. - James Michael McAdoo scored 18 points and Marcus Paige added 15 to help 11th-ranked North Carolina beat Long Beach State 78-63 on Friday night.

McAdoo scored 12 points in the second half and finished with eight rebounds as the Tar Heels ended Long Beach State's 23-game home winning streak in front of a record crowd of 6,912 at the Walter Pyramid.

The Tar Heels got hot from 3-point range during an 18-6 run midway through the second half to pull away. P.J. Hairston had 14 points in a reserve role and Brice Johnson came off the bench and had 10 points and seven rebounds.

James Ennis led the 49ers with 18 points and Mike Caffey scored 14. Dan Jennings had nine points and 11 rebounds.

No. 6 NC State Advances to Puerto Rico Tipoff Championship

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (AP) - T.J. Warren had 21 points to lead No. 6 North Carolina State to a 94-76 win over UMass at the Puerto Rico Tipoff on Friday.

Richard Howell added 19 points and nine rebounds and Lorenzo Brown had 11 points and 10 assists for the Wolfpack, who had five players score in double figures and shot 8 for 18 from 3-point range.

N.C. State will play Oklahoma State in the championship game of the tournament on Sunday.

Late Run Dooms Deacons in 77-71 Loss to No. 23 UConn

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands - No. 23-ranked Connecticut used a 12-0 run midway through the second half to erase a Wake Forest lead en route a 77-71 defeat of the Demon Deacons Friday evening at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center on the island of St. Thomas.

Wake Forest had battled back from a 46-40 deficit with a 10-0 run that was capped by consecutive 3-pointers from Travis McKie and Arnaud William Adala Moto.

With the Deacons leading 52-49 after a pair of Tyler Cavanaugh free throws at the 10:14 mark, the Huskies scored 12 straight points, 10 of which came from Shabazz Napier, to take a 61-52 lead with under eight minutes to play.

Wake Forest was able to cut the deficit to four, 73-69, on a 3-pointer from McKie with 58 seconds left, but UConn went 4-for-4 at the free throw line in the final minute to seal the win.

Boston College Falls to Dayton, 87-71

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Freshman Joe Rahon led Boston College with 16 points but the Eagles lost to Dayton, 87-71, in front of 3,177 fans Friday afternoon at TD Arena.

Rahon went 5-for-9 from the field and added four assists and a steal. Sophomore Ryan Anderson recorded 14 points, eight rebounds and three assists, and classmate Patrick Heckmann hit three 3-pointers and notched 13 points.

Boston College built a 19-14 lead early in the first half on an Eddie Odio jumper at the 12:33 mark. The Eagles maintained a three-point lead, 23-20, with 8:14 left, but Dayton would take over from there. The Flyers ended the half on a 17-3 run to take a 37-26 lead into the locker room.

BC only made one basket in the final 8:14 on an Anderson layup. Dyshawn Pierre scored five points for Dayton during the run.