Men's Basketball ACCtion: Monday, November 21

Nov. 21, 2011

Virginia Holds Off Drake for Victory at Paradise Jam

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands - Sophomore guard Joe Harris scored a game-high 18 points and senior forward Mike Scott scored 14 points and had a game-high nine rebounds to lead Virginia to a 60-52 victory over Drake in the Cavaliers' final game at the 2011 U. S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam on Monday (Nov. 21).

Harris' 18 points are a season high and Scott has led Virginia in rebounding in every game this season.

UVa finished with a 2-1 record at the Paradise Jam and is now 4-1 on the season. Drake was 1-2 in the tournament and is now 3-2 on the season.

Rivers Guides No. 6 Duke Past Tennessee 77-67

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LAHAINA, Hawaii - Five games into his freshman season at Duke, Austin Rivers is still arcing his way through a learning curve.

If he's this good now, imagine what he'll be like later in the season.

Rivers shook off some early mistakes to hit four 3-pointers and score 18 points, lifting the No. 6 Blue Devils to a 77-67 win over Tennessee in the first round of the Maui Invitational on Monday.

Pack Surges with 28-2 Run to Drop Texas

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Fueled by a dramatic 28-2 run, NC State erased an 18-point second half deficit to outlast Texas at the buzzer 77-74 Monday at the TicketCity Legends Classic.

After a miserable 9-of-26 shooting performance in the first half, the Wolfpack rebounded to the tune of 11-of-18 shooting from the field and a 3-of-5 showing from three-point range.

Three Wolfpack players finished in double figures with C.J. Leslie leading the way thanks to a 17 point outing, going 4-of-8 and 9-of-16 from the line. Scott Wood made his return from an ankle injury suffered against Princeton in thrilling fashion, scoring 16. Lorenzo Brown scored 11 and lead the Pack with four assists.

Men's Basketball Loses to UMass, 82-46

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman Patrick Heckmann led Boston College with 11 points while junior Matt Humphrey added 10 as the Eagles lost to Massachusetts, 82-46, Monday night in front of 4,162 at Conte Forum.

Heckmann went 9-for-12 from the foul line and connected on his first seven free throws early in the game. He also had five rebounds.

UMass had four players in double figures, led by Chaz Williams with 16 points. Freddie Riley scored 14 points while Jesse Morgan and Cady Lalanne both had 11. The Minutemen also forced 23 BC turnovers and scored 28 points off of them while BC had just three points off of 11 UMass miscues.