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Nov. 19, 2010
Harrison Barnes played like a worthy pick to the preseason All-America team and the freshman showed what all the hype was about on a national setting, scoring 19 points in No. 8 North Carolina's 107-63 win over Hofstra on Thursday in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
Barnes had what would be a career game for most players in the first half. He made all four 3-point attempts and scored all his points to help the Tar Heels (2-0) storm out to a 25-point lead.
Barnes had plenty of help in the second half, as North Carolina swatted shots, alley-ooped, and pressured Hofstra all over the court.
Leslie McDonald scored 16 points and Justin Watts added 13 for the Tar Heels. John Henson had 12 points and 11 rebounds. The Tar Heels outrebounded Hofstra 50-29.
Lorenzo Brown had 16 points and Scott Wood 13 as North Carolina State used a 42-10 run to blow out state rival East Carolina, 85-65, at the Charleston Classic on Thursday night.
Brown, a freshman, and Wood, a sophomore, provided the scoring punch for North Carolina State as senior starters Tracy Smith and Javier Gonzalez mostly watched from the bench.
Not that it mattered much. The Wolfpack's young players took control with less than six minutes to play in the first half and trailing 23-22. They followed with a burst that lasted nearly 15 minutes and spanned halftime.
Brown scored 11 points in the charge that put North Carolina State ahead 64-33 with 12 minutes left.
Deividas Dulkys scored 22 points to lead Florida State to an 89-66 victory over Florida International Thursday night.
The Seminoles were never threatened after scoring 10 unanswered points during a 2:08 span early in the second half. Michael Snaer's 3-pointer with 16:50 remaining capped the spurt and gave the Seminoles a 48-36 lead.
Dulkys finished 8 of 13 from the field and 5 of 9 from behind the arc.
Florida State (4-0) increased its lead to 67-47 on another Snaer 3-pointer with 9:25 left. Snaer finished with 15 points.
Florida State leading scorer Chris Singleton, who entered the game with a 21-point-per-game average, finished with 14 points but grabbed 13 rebounds.
Freshman Talib Zanna had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 5 Pittsburgh to a 79-70 victory over Maryland on Thursday night in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic.
The Panthers closed the first half on a 10-2 run for a 31-27 lead, then started the second half on an 11-2 run with Zanna, who had two points and five rebounds in the first half, scoring six points that gave them a 42-29 lead with 17:43 to play.
Maryland (3-1) came right back with a 14-2 run that made it a one-point game with 13:20 to play. The Terrapins tied it one more time at 46 on a three-point play by Berend Weijs with 12:47 left, but the Panthers took the lead for good 11 seconds later on a three-point play by Nasir Robinson.
Cliff Tucker had 17 points to lead the Terrapins, who hurt themselves at the free throw line, making 14 of 30. The missed free throws kept Maryland from getting closer than six points down the stretch and offset a fine defensive effort on Pittsburgh's veteran backcourt.
Yale sophomore Austin Morgan sank six three-pointers in a 25-point effort to lead Yale to a 75-67 win over Boston College before 3,813 fans in Conte Forum.
The visiting Bulldogs sank 12 three-point field goals in the game - seven in the first half and five in the second half. BC shot 3-for-19 from long range.
Junior Reggie Jackson paced the Eagles with a career-high 30 points. He also grabbed a team-high eight rebounds in 39 minutes of action.
Jeremy Green scored 21 points in leading Stanford to its sixth consecutive victory over Virginia, beating the Cavaliers 81-60 Thursday night.
Freshman Anthony Brown added 13 points for the Cardinal (2-0), which had five players reach double figures in scoring.
Mustapha Farrakhan had 14 points to pace Virginia (2-1). Joe Harris added 12 and Jontel Evans 10.
The Cardinal began drawing away from the Cavaliers midway through the second half and eventually took a 21-point advantage in the last two minutes.