Men's Basketball ACCtion, Wednesday, December 19

Dec. 19, 2012

 
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Duke Eases By Cornell, 88-47

DURHAM, N.C. - Seth Curry scored 20 points, Mason Plumlee added 18 and No. 1 Duke reeled off 23 straight points in an 88-47 rout of Cornell on Wednesday night.

Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon had 16 points and Quinn Cook had a career-high 12 assists while showing up all over the box score for the Blue Devils (10-0).



Virginia Downs Morgan State, 75-57

 
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Akil Mitchell had 15 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists and Virginia overcame sloppy play to beat Morgan State 75-57 on Wednesday night, the Cavaliers' eighth consecutive victory.

Darion Atkins added a career-high 17 points and Joe Harris scored 14 for Virginia (9-2).

DeWayne Jackson scored 32, tying the record for an opponent at John Paul Jones Arena, for the Bears (3-5). The 32 points was also achieved by Clemson's K.C. Rivers and Penn State's Talor Battle.

Virginia led 43-34 when two baskets by Atkins sparked a 12-2 run early in the second half. With Jackson carrying the Bears, they closed within 59-50 with 6:54 to play before Virginia surged again.



Clemson Falls to Coastal Carolina, 69-46

CONWAY, S.C. - Coastal Carolina led by eight at halftime and shot 54 percent in the second half on its way to a convincing 69-46 victory over Clemson on Wednesday at the HTC Center. The Chanticleers improved to 4-5 with the win, while the Tigers fell to 6-4 with the loss. The 23-point margin was the worst defeat in 75 games under current Head Coach Brad Brownell.

Clemson struggled on both ends of the floor. The Tigers shot just 32 percent from the floor, including 4-of-21 (.190) from three. Clemson had a season-high 18 turnovers as well, which led to 20 points for the Chanticleers. Coastal, conversely, shot 46 percent for the game and made 9-of-23 from deep, 39 percent. The Chanticleers owned a +7 advantage on the boards after trailing by two caroms at halftime.


Tar Heels Fall Short At Texas, 85-67  Highlights

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Sheldon McClellan scored 18 points and struggling Texas upset No. 23 North Carolina 85-67 on Wednesday night.

Julien Lewis added 16 points for the Longhorns (7-4), who are off to their worst start since coach Rick Barnes' first season in 1999 while playing without star guard Myck Kabongo. The NCAA is investigating the sophomore's relationship with an agent and the Longhorns have given no indication when or if he'll return.

Reggie Bullock led the Tar Heels (8-3) with 18 points and 13 rebounds. It was the first loss for North Carolina since being clobbered by then-No. 1 Indiana on Nov. 27, and this was mostly another humiliation after trailing by as many as 19 points.