Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, December 4

Dec. 4, 2011

Terps Top Notre Dame in BB&T Classic, 78-71

WASHINGTON (AP) - Terrell Stoglin scored 31 points, James Padgett had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Maryland beat Notre Dame 78-71 Sunday in the BB&T Classic.

It was the most significant win of the season for the Terrapins (4-3), who are in rebuilding mode under first-year coach Mark Turgeon.

Sean Mosley contributed 17 points and six rebounds for Maryland, which went 7 for 10 from 3-point range and 25 for 35 at the foul line.

Stoglin, a 6-foot-1 sophomore, made 11 of 20 shots from the floor. He finished one point short of his career high, set earlier this season against Colorado.

Jerian Grant scored 20 for Notre Dame (5-4). The Fighting Irish have dropped four of five after a 4-0 start.

After Notre Dame used a late 8-1 run to close to 74-71, Stoglin nailed a 15-foot jumper with 12.8 seconds left to clinch it.

Gamecocks Rally to Down Tigers, 58-55

CLEMSON, S.C. - Despite holding South Carolina to 37.5 percent shooting in the second half, including a 20 percent clip from three-point range, Clemson was unable to hold off a Gamecock rally as South Carolina defeated the Tigers 58-55 at Littlejohn Coliseum Sunday afternoon. The Tigers fell to 4-3 overall, while the Gamecocks improved to 3-5 with the win.

Clemson guard Andre Young said the primary culprit for the Tigers' loss had to do with their inability to make shots down the stretch. The Tigers made only two field goals in the last 10 minutes of the game.

"We could not find our stroke," Young said. "I can't speak for everyone, but for myself, a lot of my shots looked good and felt good, but they would go in and out or hit off the back of the rim.

"There are going to be nights like that, but we just have to find other ways to score. We need to get to the free throw line. We need to finish in the paint."

The Tigers connected on 7-of-24 shots in the second half, after hitting on 12-of-26 in the first half. The biggest difference came from behind the arc, as Clemson went 0-for-7 in the second half after making five trifectas in the opening half.

NC State Falls at Stanford, 76-72

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - C.J. Williams had 18 points and C.J. Leslie scored 14 to help the Wolfpack (5-3) build leads of 11 and 12 in each half only to see both disappear in the 76-72 loss to Stanford on Sunday.

Josh Owens scored 19 points and Chasson Randle had 16 to rally Stanford from a dozen down in the second half.

The pair led a 17-1 run in the final six minutes that pushed the Cardinal (8-1) ahead for the first and only time. Owens had 10 points during the critical stretch and Randle made four free throws to keep Stanford perfect at home this season.

Hokies Fall to Kansas State, 69-61

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Kansas State's Jamar Samuels scored 15 of his 17 points and grabbed 13 of his 14 rebounds in the second half to lead the Wildcats past Virginia Tech 69-61 in a non-conference game played Sunday night at Cassell Coliseum.

With the loss, Tech fell to 5-3 overall on the season. Kansas State moved to 5-0 overall.

The Hokies, behind solid play from Cadarian Raines, C.J. Barksdale and Robert Brown - they scored six points each - led 28-22 at halftime, but the Wildcats opened the second half with a 12-2 run to take a lead they never would relinquish.

Tech tied the game on one occasion, knotting things at 43 on a free throw by Victor Davila with 9:24 remaining. But Kansas State responded again, this time with a 10-0 run that essentially put the game away. Shane Southwell scored four points in that run for the Wildcats, and Samuels' lay-up with 5:31 capped the run, making the score 53-43. Tech got no closer than five points the rest of the way.