Men's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, December 3

Canes Earn 100th Victory in BankUnited Center

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -Durand Scott scored 16 points to lead Miami to an 83-75 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday.

Scott scored all of his points on free throws as he finished 0-for-6 from the field but made 16-of-18 free throw attempts. Scott also had six assists and six rebounds.

The Hurricanes (5-2) overcame a Minutemen comeback and clinched the win on Kenny Kadji's slam dunk with 24 seconds remaining for an 81-74 lead.

Massachusetts had three attempts to cut a 79-74 deficit under two minutes but Sean Carter missed two free throws, Chaz Williams' running jumper fell off the rim and Kadji blocked Carter's short field goal attempt with 1:31 left.

Malcolm Grant scored 15 points and Shane Larkin finished with 14 points for the Hurricanes.

Williams scored 22 points to lead the Minutemen (6-3).

Virginia Rolls Past Longwood 86-53

CHARLOTTESVILLE - Senior forward Mike Scott scored 20 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had four assists to lead the Virginia men's basketball team to an 86-53 victory over Longwood at John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday afternoon (Dec. 3).

The victory was the fifth in a row for the Cavaliers who are now 7-1 on the season. The loss drops Longwood's record to 3-6.

Virginia is 7-1 to start a season for the first time since the 2004-05 season and the Cavaliers have held all eight of their opponents under 60 points.

Senior guard Sammy Zeglinski added 14 points, seven assists and five rebounds for UVa and sophomore guard Joe Harris scored 13 points. Sophomore forward Akil Mitchell had a career-high nine rebounds for the Cavaliers.

Longwood got no closer than 17 points in the second half and Virginia led by as many as 35 points.

Virginia shot 51.8 percent (29-56) from the field for the game, including 31.6 percent (6-19) from three-point range, and 64.7 percent (22-34) from the free-throw line. The Cavaliers out-rebounded the Lancers 44-23 and had 20 assists with 10 turnovers.

No. 5 North Carolina Falls Short To No. 1 Kentucky, 73-72

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Pushed and pressured all day, Anthony Davis finally went somewhere else no one could on the floor. Up.

The Kentucky freshman soared to block John Henson's shot in the final seconds and No. 1 Kentucky held on to beat No. 5 North Carolina 73-72 on Saturday to extend the Wildcats' home winning streak to 39 games.

Freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 17 points and 11 rebounds as a spark Kentucky (8-0) needed early before Doron Lamb took control in the second half with 12 of his 14 points as more than two dozen NBA scouts and front office personnel watching one of the most heavily hyped matchups of the season.

And it came down to a memorable finish on the final possession.

Reggie Bullock hit a 3-pointer for North Carolina (6-2) to cut the Wildcats' lead to 73-72 with 48 seconds left. After freshman Marquis Teague missed the front end of a one-and-one, Davis blocked Henson's shot, grabbed the rebound and the Wildcats ran out the clock.

Tyler Zeller and Harrison Barnes scored 14 points apiece for the Tar Heels, who led by as many as nine in the first half and held a six-point lead in the second before Kentucky rallied.

Men's Basketball Falls To Boston University, 75-61

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman Lonnie Jackson scored 11 points in his first collegiate start but Boston College lost to visiting Boston University, 75-61, Saturday afternoon in front of 4,876 fans at Conte Forum.

Jackson went 4-for-9 from the field and 3-for-7 from beyond the arc. Freshmen Ryan Anderson and Dennis Clifford both had nine points.

Boston University opened the game with an 11-4 run in the first 2:46 thanks to a pair of D.J. Irving 3-pointers, but BC rattled off seven unanswered points in the next four minutes to tie the game. Anderson capped the streak with a 3-pointer.

BC used those points and a hot start from the field to go on a 21-5 run over a nine-minute span to build a 25-16 lead with 7:29 left in the half. Anderson scored all nine of his points in that stretch. A pair of BU 3-pointers ended the run and started one for the Terriers who scored 10-straight points to take a 26-25 lead with 4:35 left. The teams went into the locker rooms tied at halftime, 31-31.

The two teams - which were tied nine times and exchanged the lead 13 times - played within one possession of each other for the first nine minutes of the second half before BU went on a decisive 14-3 run over three minutes to take a 58-48 lead with 7:27 to go. Darryl Partin scored the last seven points for the Terriers to provide them with the largest lead of the game to that point.

BC cut the deficit to six points, 65-59, but could not get any closer. Partin hit another 3-pointer to make it a nine-point game before the Terriers pulled away.

Wake Forest's Rally Falls Short in 70-62 Loss to Richmond

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest put together a spirited rally from a 23-point deficit with just over 11 minutes remaining, but fell short in a 70-62 loss to Richmond on Saturday afternoon at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

The Deacons fall to 5-3 with the loss, while the Spiders improve their record to 6-2.

Wake Forest trailed 52-29 at the 11:34 mark of the second half but outscored Richmond 31-13 over the next 11 minutes to cut the Spiders' lead to five at 65-60 with 41 seconds remaining. However, Richmond hit 5-of-6 free throws in the final 39 seconds to seal the win.

Sophomore Travis McKie matched his career-high and led all scorers with 25 points, and junior C.J. Harris joined him in double figures with 18 points of his own. McKie led the Deacons with seven boards.

Wake Forest was 22-of-53 (41.5 percent) from the field for the day and drained 50 percent (3-of-6) of their shots from behind the arc. The charity stripe was very kind to the Deacs as well, who posted a nearly perfect 93.8 percent (15-of-16) mark in the free throw category, with all 16 attempts coming in the second half.

Richmond jumped out to an early seven-point lead (13-6) behind four points from Kendall Anthony. McKie responded with four points as part of a 6-0 run by the Deacs to cut the lead to one.

Tech Falls to Undefeated Tulane, 57-52

NEW ORLEANS (AP)--Ricky Tarrant highlighted a 24-point outing with six 3-pointers and a pair of clutch free throws with 25 seconds left, and Tulane improved to 9-0 for the first time in two decades with a 57-52 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Josh Davis scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Tulane, while Kendall Timmons scored nine points, including a steal and breakaway dunk to give the Green Wave the lead for good in the final 40 seconds.

Glen Rice Jr. had 11 points and 11 rebounds for Georgia Tech (4-4), which has dropped two straight. Jason Morris added 12 points for the Yellow Jackets.

Tulane shot only 20 percent in the second half and went 10:50 without hitting from the field. That allowed Tech to erase a 44-34 deficit with a 12-2 run, tying the game at 46 on Brandon Reed's driving layup with 5:43 to go.