Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, November 27

Nov. 28, 2011

Wake Forest Defeats Texas Tech, 70-61, to Wrap Up Old Spice Classic

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - C.J. Harris and Travis McKie scored 20 points apiece to lead Wake Forest to a 70-61 defeat of Texas Tech in the seventh-place game of the Old Spice Classic on Sunday afternoon at the HP Field House.

The Demon Deacons (4-2) led by eight, 34-26, at the break and then extended their advantage to 17 in the second half before seeing the Red Raiders (3-3) rally to within four late in the game. However, Wake Forest was able to stave off the attack to preserve the win and leave Orlando with a 1-2 showing at the tournament.

McKie just missed a double-double with 20 points and nine rebounds. Harris led the Deacons with five assists and went 8-for-9 at the free throw line in addition to his 20 points. Both McKie and Harris have scored at least 20 points in four of Wake Forest's six games this season.

Tony Chennault chipped in 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting and added three steals and two assists. Nikita Mescheriakov scored nine points and pulled down six boards in the win.

The Deacons won the turnover battle with 12 miscues to 17 for the Red Raiders. Texas Tech held a slim advantage on the boards, 33-31.

Green, Davils Lead Virginia Tech Past St. Bonaventure

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Erick Green scored 19 points and Victor Davila contributed mightily on both ends of the floor, as Virginia Tech downed St. Bonaventure in a non-conference game played Sunday night at Cassell Coliseum.

With the victory, Tech moved to 5-1 overall on the season. St. Bonaventure fell to 2-2.

The Hokies overcame a sluggish first half in which they had as many turnovers (10) as baskets (10). But in the second half, Green scored 12 points and Davila added nine, as the Hokies gradually pulled away.

Tech opened a 40-30 lead in the second half on a dunk by Cadarian Raines, but the Bonnies (2-2) cut that lead to three on a 3-pointer by Michael Davenport with 7:31 left.

The Hokies then responded with two free throws from Green, and after a St. Bonaventure turnover, Tech's Jarell Eddie hit a 3-pointer to make it 53-45 with 6:48 left. St. Bonaventure got no closer than five points the rest of the way.

"This was a step forward," Tech coach Seth Greenberg said. "Like I've told the guys, this time of the year, it's about one thing and one thing only - getting better. We've got to get better every day. I think we are getting a little better. I think we're making improvement."

Boston College Falls to New Mexico in 76 Classic Finale

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Junior Matt Humphrey and freshman Lonnie Jackson both had 12 points as Boston College lost to New Mexico, 75-57, Sunday afternoon in the 76 Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Nine of Humphrey's 12 points came in the second half. Jackson was 4-for-8 from the field and 3-for-4 from beyond the arc for the day. Sophomore Gabe Moton chipped in with 10 points and freshman Ryan Anderson brought down seven rebounds.

New Mexico jumped out to an early 6-0 lead in the first minute which prompted a quick BC timeout. The Lobos would extend that lead to 24-7 with just over nine minutes to play in the first half. The lead then reached 19 points, 32-13, at the 5:49 mark. Jackson hit consecutive 3-pointers down the stretch to cut into the deficit and then Humphrey hit a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left to make it a 13-point game, but Hugh Greenwood responded with a triple at the buzzer to make it 41-25.

The Lobos extended their lead to 22 points six minutes into the second half, 56-34. The Eagles made their run with seven minutes left when they rattled off 10-straight points to cut the deficit to eight, 62-54. Humphrey scored four of the BC points in that run, which forced New Mexico to take a full timeout.