Men's Basketball ACCtion: Tuesday, December 6

Dec. 6, 2011

No. 4 UNC Dominates Evansville, 97-48

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Harrison Barnes scored 17 points to help No. 4 North Carolina beat Evansville 97-48 on Tuesday night.

Reggie Bullock added 15 points off the bench for the Tar Heels (7-2), who had an easy time bouncing back from their loss at top-ranked Kentucky. North Carolina ran off 10 straight points midway through the first half to blow the game open, then pushed a 30-point halftime lead to as many as 51 points in the second half.

North Carolina shot 60 percent in the first half before finishing the game at 49 percent. The Tar Heels more than doubled the Purple Aces (3-4) on the boards and held them to 26 percent shooting, including a 6-for-27 performance from 3-point range.

Cavaliers End Homestand with 68-48 Victory Over George Mason

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Sammy Zeglinski scored a season-high 18 points and Virginia won its sixth game in a row Tuesday night, beating George Mason 68-48 in the first meeting of the teams in 14 years.

Mike Scott, Joe Harris and Jontel Evans added 11 points each for Virginia (8-1), which led 33-22 at halftime and opened the second half with a 12-4 burst. The Patriots never again got closer than 10, becoming the ninth consecutive team held under 58 points by Virginia's defense.

George Mason (6-3) had won four straight under first-year coach Paul Hewitt, but had two long scoring droughts in the first half to fall behind by double digits and never recovered.

Miami Falls to Memphis, 71-54

CORAL GABLES, FL (AP) - Sophomore Will Barton had career highs of 27 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 21-ranked Memphis overcome a poor night of outside shooting and beat the Miami Hurricanes 71-54 Tuesday night.

The Tigers, who sank 15 3-pointers in a rout three nights earlier, went 1 for 12 from beyond the arc. They repeatedly worked the ball inside in the second half to pull away.

Memphis (5-2) won its third game in a row. The Hurricanes (5-3) lost in their first game against a ranked team, and the defeat snapped a streak of 27 consecutive non-conference home victories.

Barton shot 12 for 20, including three alley-oop dunks, and he added four steals. Chris Crawford totaled nine points, five assists and four steals. Adonis Thomas had 10 rebounds for the Tigers, who had a 44-37 advantage on the boards.