Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, December 19

Dec. 19, 2010

Clemson Defeats UNC Greensboro, 71-61

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - After watching his team pull out to a 21-point lead at halftime, Clemson coach Brad Brownell heaped praise upon his players in the locker room.

He may not do that again anytime soon.

Winless UNC Greensboro stormed back to twice cut the lead to two points before the Tigers regained control for a 71-61 victory Sunday.

"Obviously, killing them with kindness is not something they responded to," Brownell said. "We had a chance to really step on them."

Andre Young scored 22 points, including a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch, and handed out five assists for the Tigers (7-4), who pulled away with a late 15-2 run. Jerai Grant added 19 points, 13 rebounds and five of the Tigers' nine blocks.

Korey Van Dussen hit 7 of 10 shots, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, to lead the Spartans (0-10) with 20 points. Trevis Simpson added 16 as UNC Greensboro fell by double digits for the ninth time.

Boston College Defeats Bryant, 93-77

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Five players scored in double figures and the entire unit hit 13 three-pointers while committing just five turnovers as Boston College defeated Bryant, 93-77, before 5,126 fans in Conte Forum.

BC shot a blistering 57.6 percent from the field, including 56.5 percent from three-point range. The Eagles shot 64.3 percent from the floor in the opening half.

Seniors Biko Paris and Josh Southern each scored 18 points, junior Reggie Jackson netted 16 points, senior Corey Raji recorded 15 points and senior Joe Trapani tallied 11 points. Trapani also totaled a team-high eight rebounds and a team-leading three steals.

Paris scored all of his points from long range, finishing 6-for-9 from beyond the arc. The senior has now made six treys in each of the last two games.

Bryant hit four early three-point field goals to keep the game close for the first 11 minutes, before the home team ran off 14 straight points to gain a 40-24 advantage with 5:15 left in the first half. BC hit four treys in this rally, including two by Paris.

Arizona Tops Wolfpack, 72-62

RALEIGH, N.C. - On a cold evening for NC State, Arizona scored 10 unanswered points midway through the second half and closed out a 72-62 victory over the Wolfpack at the RBC Center.

After trailing throughout the game, the Wolfpack closed the gap to 52-50 when sophomore Scott Wood made back-to-back 3-point shots, the second coming with 9:59 remaining in the game.

But the Wildcats took the momentum back with a jumper, a couple of alley oops, a pair of free throws and a follow shot by Kyle Fogg to build its biggest lead of the game at 62-50 with 6:58 to play.

The Wolfpack mounted a rally, led by sophomore Richard Howell and freshman Ryan Harrow, but never got closer than six points the rest of the way.

Wood finished the game with a team-high 16 points, while Howell added 12. But the cold-shooting Wolfpack made just 21 of 66 shots (31.8 percent) for the night.