Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, November 28

Nov. 28, 2010

BC Knocks Off Cal in Old Spice Classic

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Joe Trapani and Biko Paris scored 12 points apiece to lead Boston College past California 68-46 on Sunday in the consolation bracket of the Old Spice Classic.

Reggie Jackson added 11 points for Boston College (4-2), which won 2 of 3 during the four-day tournament. The Eagles beat Texas A&M 67-65 and lost 65-55 to Wisconsin.

Jackson and Danny Rubin each hit 3's as Boston College scored the first eight point of the second half to go up 43-31 with 17 minutes to play. Rubin added another 3-pointer to extend the Eagles' advantage to 49-33 at the 5 minute mark.

Trapani had a 3 during an 8-0 run that put Boston College ahead 61-38 midway through the second half.

Boston College led 35-31 at halftime despite the Eagles' top two scorers, Jackson and Trapani, combing for just four points.

Tar Heels Catch Fire in Second Half, Top Charleston 74-69

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - For a few minutes in the second half, Andrew Goudelock was doing everything he could to remind Roy Williams and North Carolina of their miserable time last season.

Instead, the 25th-ranked Tar Heels seemed to focus on how to return to the lost transition attack that has long powered the Hall of Fame coach's best teams.

John Henson scored a career-high 19 points and ignited the decisive second-half run to help North Carolina beat College of Charleston 74-69 Sunday night, avenging last year's overtime loss to the Cougars while showing some welcome signs of growth after a frustrating week.

Henson also had seven rebounds and two blocked shots for the Tar Heels (4-2), who rallied from a five-point deficit midway through the second half.

While Goudelock had another big game against his team, Williams sounded pleased overall with the way his players--particularly sophomore Dexter Strickland--defended the high-scoring guard. He also could see progress in the way his young team started getting out in transition after missed shots and turnovers in the second half, speeding up the tempo in a way they have struggled to do ever since Ty Lawson and Tyler Hansbrough left school after winning the NCAA championship two seasons ago.

'Noles Fall Just Short to No. 16 Florida, 55-51

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Kenny Boynton scored 14 points and Erik Murphy added 10, including a decisive late field goal, as 16th-ranked Florida held off Florida State's late rally to beat the Seminoles 55-51 Sunday night.

Michael Snaer's fifth 3-pointer of the game cut Florida's lead to 53-51 with 51 seconds left before Murphy's putback with 16 seconds left.

The Gators (5-1) opened a 53-48 lead with 1:20 left on two free throws by Murphy coming just 17 seconds after two by Boynton.

Snaer scored 15 points for the Seminoles (5-1).

Florida State shot 33.3 percent against the smaller, quicker Gators and their leading scorer on the season, Chris Singleton, was 2 of 12 from the field.

Florida made 17 of 25 free throws while Florida State scored six points from the line. The Gators also had a 35-31 rebounding advantage.

Hokies fall to UNLV, 71-59, in finals of 76 Classic

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Virginia Tech lost to UNLV, 71-59, in the championship game of the 76 Classic at the Anaheim Arena on Sunday night. The loss drops the Hokies to 4-2 on the season, while UNLV improves to 6-0 on the season.

Tech jumped out to an early lead, but the Rebels went on a 17-10 run in the final nine minutes of the first half to take a 37-30 lead into the intermission. Tech was able to cut the lead to 43-41 with 16 minutes remaining and kept the game close throughout, but was never able to regain the lead.