Men's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, November 19


Canes Off to 3-0 Start with 75-62 Win Over UNF

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Garrius Adams scored 14 points as Miami defeated North Florida 75-62 on Saturday night.

The Ospreys rallied from an 18-point deficit early in the second half and got to within six, at 66-60 on Parker Smith's 3-pointer with 3:10 remaining.

The Hurricanes (3-0) held North Florida scoreless in the next 1:32 and secured the win as Durand Scott converted four free throws and Kenny Kadji added another foul shot.

Miami converted 20 of 26 free throws, while the Ospreys finished 8 of 14 from the free-throw line.

The loss was the Ospreys' third straight in their all-time series against Miami, but the result was much closer than the Hurricanes' 85-63 victory in 2007 and 94-41 rout in 2008.

Virginia Defeats Drexel 49-35 in Paradise Jam

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands - Virginia senior forward Mike Scott scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the Cavaliers to a 49-35 victory over Drexel at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam on Saturday (Nov. 19). UVa limited the Dragons to just 25.9 percent (14-54) shooting from the field in the consolation bracket victory.

The double-double was the 25th of Scott's career and moves him into a tie for fifth place on Virginia's career double-doubles list.

The Cavaliers never trailed in the game and the win improves Virginia's record to 3-1 on the season. Drexel is now 1-2.

Sophomore guard Joe Harris added 12 points for the Cavaliers and senior guard Sammy Zeglinski scored eight points.

Leslie Powers Pack in Nailbiter with #20 Vandy

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - C.J. Leslie made a splash in his return to action with 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting as NC State pushed 20th-ranked Vanderbilt to the brink on Saturday, ultimately falling 86-79 in the first round of the TicketCity Legends Classic.

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Leslie scored 18 of his 20 points in a first half shootout that saw the Pack go 15-of-25 from the field to hang tough against Vanderbilt's eight made three-pointers. Leslie went 6-of-6 over the stretch.

With Leslie falling victim to cramps around the six-minute mark, NC State big men DeShawn Painter and Richard Howell picked up the slack admirably to push the Wolfpack back into contention.

Howell finished with 16 on 8-of-14 shooting with nine rebounds to lead the Wolfpack in that category. Though Painter only added seven points, his lowest production of the year, five came with under 4:10 left, the stretch that decided the outcome. Lorenzo Brown paced NC State with six assists to go with 13 points.

Late Comeback Not Enough as Tigers Fall to College of Charleston, 72-69

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson's furious second-half rally fell just short as Andre Young's last-second three-pointer bounced off the rim, giving the College of Charleston Cougars a 72-69 victory in front of 6,325 fans at Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday night.

Devin Booker led the Tigers with 16 points and 14 rebounds, including seven on the offensive end. Booker hit eight of his 14 shots in the game, two more than Milton Jennings, who had 12 points and six rebounds. Booker's point total matched a career-high and his rebound total established a new career best.

Tanner Smith and Andre Young had 15 and 10 points, respectively, and both knocked down a pair of three-pointers. Smith had 13 of his points in the second half.