Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, December 11

Dec. 12, 2011

FSU Stays Undefeated at Home

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida State men's basketball team moved to 6-0 at home this season with a 75-60 win against UNC Greensboro Sunday at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The Seminoles (7-3) turned the ball over a season-high 26 times against the Spartans (2-8) but still shot 52 percent from the field while getting 14 points from guard Michael Snaer, who has now scored in double figures in six consecutive games.

Snaer bounced back from an 0-for-5 mark from 3-point range in the first half to finish 3-for-8 from long distance by game's end.

While Snaer continued his double-figures scoring streak, freshman guard Terry Whisnant III has now had successive games in which he registered career highs. A game after scoring eight points against Charleston Southern, Whisnant's 11 points in the win over UNCG were good enough for a new young-career best.

Whisnant also recorded new career highs in assists (four), steals (two) and minutes played (22).

Williams Leads Pack Over NC Central at Reynolds

RALEIGH, N.C. - After taking the last week off for final exams, the NC State men's basketball team knocked off some hints of rust in a 65-60 victory over North Carolina Central on Sunday, in the second of three games this season at Reynolds Coliseum.

Playing in his 100th career game, senior swingman C.J. Williams scored 14 first-half points en route to a career-high 21 points, as the Wolfpack men kicked off a basketball doubleheader in Reynolds Coliseum. The Wolfpack women followed with a game against Alabama.

With Williams contributing seven early points, State opened a 9-0 lead to start the game and never led by fewer than eight points the rest of the half. But the contest turned out to be the closest in this recently started series between Triangle neighbors, as the Eagles twice pulled within three points in the game's final two minutes on deep 3-pointers by Ray Willis.

Eddie's Career Night Lifts Virginis Tech Over Norfolk State

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Jarell Eddie scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lift Virginia Tech past Norfolk State 73-60 in a non-conference game played Sunday evening at Cassell Coliseum.

The win marked Tech's second in a row following a two-game losing streak. The Hokies moved to 7-3 overall on the season, while Norfolk State, predicted to finished fourth in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), fell to 6-4.

"This was a good win," Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg said. "They're a good team. We're playing the game during finals [exams], and we've had limited practice. We just ground it out. That wasn't an artistic win, but that's a good win, and that's what we need to do."

Eddie, a sophomore, made 6 of 9 from the floor and hit a career-high five 3-pointers. He also connected on all seven of his free-throw attempts. His previous career high came last season against Wake Forest when he scored 17 in a win in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Boston College Defeats Stony Brook, 66-51

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College held Stony Brook to 11 points in the first half as the Eagles defeated the Seawolves, 66-51, Sunday evening in front of 3,426 fans at Conte Forum.

The 11 first-half points scored by Stony Brook were the fewest in a half in Conte Forum history by any team. The previous low was held by Georgetown which scored 12 in the first half on January 29, 2005.

Freshman Patrick Heckmann led Boston College with 18 points and was nearly perfect in the game. He was 5-for-5 from the floor, including a pair of 3-pointers, and went 6-for-7 from the foul line. Freshman Ryan Anderson had 10 points and eight rebounds, and classmate Jordan Daniels recorded 12 points and eight boards.

Both teams started slowly on the offensive end and BC led early, 6-4, before Stony Brook scored seven unanswered points to take an 11-6 lead with 11:50 on the clock. The Eagles were forced to take a timeout and responded defensively, not allowing another point the rest of the half.