Men's Basketball ACCtion: Tuesday, November 22

Nov. 23, 2011

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No. 6 Duke Outlasts No. 15 Michigan 82-75

LAHAINA, Hawaii - From the wings, the lane, on alley-oops and 3-pointers, the shots fell in from everywhere for Duke.

Even with a new cast of characters, it's clear the Blue Devils are still the kings of Maui.

Putting on an offensive show near the shores of the sparkling Pacific Ocean, No. 6 Duke shot its way into the Maui Invitational championship game for the fifth time with an 82-75 win over No. 15 Michigan on Tuesday.

"We hit some amazing 3s, but they were good shots," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "And we missed some good ones, too."

Just not very many.

Austin Rivers had 20 points, Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly had 17 each, and Andre Dawkins added 14 to help Duke (6-0) extend its undefeated winning streak in Maui to 14 games.

The Blue Devils hit 11 of 21 3-pointers while shooting 56 percent overall and matched a hot-shooting Michigan in the second half to earn a spot in Wednesday night's title game against the winner between No. 14 Kansas and UCLA.

Grant Drains 21 Points in Canes' 60-50 Win

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Malcolm Grant scored 21 points to lead Miami past Florida Gulf Coast 60-50 on Tuesday night.

Grant secured the win, converting 5 of 6 free throws in the final 1:21, as the Hurricanes (4-0) held off a comeback attempt from the Eagles (2-3).

Sherwood Brown's third 3-pointer with 1:26 remaining got Florida Gulf Coast within seven at 55-48.

After Grant converted two free throws with 1:21 left, Brown hit a driving jumper with 55 seconds remaining to cut the Miami lead to seven, 57-50.

Brown scored 19 points to lead Florida Gulf Coast.

The Eagles rallied from an 18-point halftime deficit with a 9-0 run in the first 4:16 of the second half. Sherwood Brown's 3-pointer with 15:44 left capped the run and put Florida Gulf Coast within nine, 42-33.

Following the 3, neither team scored until Miami finally got on the board on Erik Swoope's slam dunk with 13:06 remaining.

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Top-Ranked UNC Rolls Over Tennessee State, 102-69

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - For one night, Reggie Bullock stopped thinking so much about his shot and just let the ball fly. Roy Williams and top-ranked North Carolina couldn't have been happier with the results.

The sophomore reserve scored a career-high 23 points and Kendall Marshall had 15 assists to help the Tar Heels beat Tennessee State 102-69 on Tuesday night, keeping them unbeaten before heading west for their second cross country trip of the month.

John Henson added 16 points, 10 rebounds and a career-best six assists for the Tar Heels (4-0), who led 55-42 at halftime and then used a 14-0 spurt early in the second half to blow the game open. North Carolina shot 62 percent and cracked the 100-point mark for the second time in three days, while its 32 assists on 41 baskets were the most in nine seasons under its Hall of Fame coach.

"Everything looks better when the ball goes in the basket," Williams said.

Harrison Barnes also scored 16 for UNC, which had a dozen players score and four reach double figures. Yet Bullock and Marshall stood out most against the Tigers (2-3).

Tigers Fall on Buzzer-Beater at Home to Coastal Carolina, 60-59

CLEMSON, S.C. - Coastal Carolina's Chris Gradnigo scored on a putback off his own miss at the buzzer to lift the Chanticleers to a 60-59 victory over Clemson on Tuesday in front of 6,211 fans at Littlejohn Coliseum. Andre Young led the Tigers with 20 points. Clemson drops to 2-2 on the season, while Coastal Carolina improves to 5-0.

"It was a very disappointing loss," Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell said. "We had chances to make big stops late in the game and did not get a stop when we needed one."

Following an Andre Young miss with 29 seconds to play, Coastal Carolina set up for one last shot. Gradnigo got a good look at the basket but missed on a jumper. However, no one blocked out guard Anthony Raffa as he secured the offensive rebound and called a timeout with nine seconds to play.

The Chanticleers then set up for the last shot. Gradnigo got a one-on-one matchup with Clemson's Bryan Narcisse, where he drove to the foul line and lifted a floater with three seconds left that bounced off the back of the rim and right back to him, and he tipped it in as time expired.