Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, December 18

Dec. 18, 2011

Second Half Surge Gives Virginia a 67-54 Win at Oregon

EUGENE, Oregon-Senior forward Mike Scott scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Virginia men's basketball team to a 67-54 victory at Oregon on Sunday afternoon (Dec. 18).

The double-double was Scott's fourth of the season and the 28th of his career.

The victory was the seventh in a row for the Cavaliers and improved their record to 9-1 on the season. The loss dropped Oregon's record to 6-3. UVa is 9-1 for the first time since the 2003-04 season.

The Cavaliers have held all 10 of their opponents this season to under 60 points. Eight of Virginia's 10 opponents have scored their season low against the Cavaliers, including Oregon.

Sophomore guard Joe Harris scored 15 points and had five rebounds for Virginia, while junior guard Jontel Evans had 12 points, five assists, four rebounds and one steal. Senior guard Sammy Zeglinski and freshman guard Malcolm Brogdon added nine points for the Cavaliers.

Boston College Beats Bryant 75-55

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman Lonnie Jackson scored a career-high 26 points to lead Boston College past Bryant, 75-55, Sunday afternoon in front of 3,563 fans at Conte Forum.

Jackson went 8-for-13 from the field and 7-for-11 from beyond the arc. He is the first BC player to hit seven 3-pointers in a game since Tyrese Rice did it against North Carolina on March 1, 2008. Jackson also hauled in five rebounds.

Freshman Ryan Anderson recorded his second double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 boards. His rebound total was the most by a BC player this year. Freshman Dennis Clifford had 10 points and six rebounds and classmate Jordan Daniels dished out nine assists while not committing a turnover.

The Eagles had a season-high 21 assists on 28 baskets and turned the ball over a season-low nine times. BC also got 21 points off the bench to Bryant's four.

The Eagles started the game on an 18-4 run in the first 6:43, getting an assist on each of their first six baskets. Jackson led the way for BC with six points in that stretch. BC maintained a double-digit lead until the 5:12 mark of the half when a pair of Frankie Dobbs free throws made it a 27-19 BC lead. Those points were part of a quick 8-2 Bryant run.

Wake Forest Hangs On Late To Down Bulldogs 67-59

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - After eight days off for finals, the Wake Forest men's basketball team showed some rust but ultimately hung on to put away a pesky Gardner-Webb team 67-59 on Sunday, December 18 at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

With the win, the Demon Deacons improved to 7-4 on the season behind a career night from senior center Ty Walker, who tied his career high with 12 points and set a new personal best with nine rebounds. Junior guard C.J. Harris led Wake with 18 points, while sophomore forward Travis McKie chipped in with 15 points and seven rebounds.

Freshman guard Chase Fischer helped the Deacs close out the win with five late free throws to finish with 11 points in front of a home crowd of 6,717.

Gardner-Webb's Tashon Newsome paced all scorers with 24 points on 10-of-21 shooting and added nine rebounds to keep G-W close - the game featured 13 lead changes - but Wake hit 9-of-10 freebies over the last 1:13 to close out the win after going just 1-for-5 from the stripe before the late push.

Florida State Drops Loyola Marymount 77-61

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida State men's basketball team moved to 7-0 at home this season Sunday afternoon by showing signs of improvement in what has been the weakest link in the Seminoles' overall game this season.

In a 77-61 victory over Loyola Marymount at the Donald L. Tucker Center, FSU (8-3) did a much better job of protecting the basketball. After a stretch of three games in with the 'Noles sustained 18, 21 and 26 turnovers, respectfully, Florida State tied a season-low with 16 giveaways against the Lions (6-5).

While FSU was doing its best to keep the numbers low in the turnover category, senior Bernard James was doing the opposite on offense and on the glass.

For the second game in a row, James registered a double-double in points and rebounds. His team-high 17 points accompanied his game-high 12 rebounds as James earned his fifth double-double of the season despite a 3-for-12 mark from the free-throw line.

Playing against the home-state Lions, California native Michael Snaer added 12 points and Xavier Gibson had 10 points and seven rebounds. Okaro White finished the day with seven points and 11 rebounds and Jeff Peterson rounded out the scoring for FSU's starters with seven points of his own.