Men's Basketball ACCtion: Wednesday, December 22

Dec. 22, 2010

Boston College Defeats Bucknell, 84-80

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Junior Reggie Jackson scored 22 points, including 15 in the second half, and the Eagles fought back from an early 16-point deficit to gain a hard-fought 84-80 win over Bucknell before 4,116 fans in Conte Forum.

Trailing 37-21 with 8:19 remaining in the first half, BC ran off 14 straight points to narrow the Bison advantage to two points. Senior Joe Trapani tallied eight points in this rally. BC trailed 42-39 at the intermission.

Bucknell, which finished the game with a Conte Forum record 15 three-pointers (on 29 attempts), made seven treys in the opening half.

The host Eagles took their first lead at 60-59 on the Jackson three-pointer with 9:56 to play. BC took the lead for good - 79-76 - on a Biko Paris trey with 2:18 left.

Clemson Outclaws College of Charleston, 66-59

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Jerai Grant scored 15 points and made all nine of his free throws to lead Clemson to a 66-59 win over College of Charleston on Wednesday night.

Demontez Stitt returned for the Tigers (8-4) after missing two games with knee surgery. He scored eight points, including a key 6-foot baseline floater that put Clemson ahead 62-57 with 42 seconds to go.

Noles Defeat Hawaii, 70-62

HONOLULU (AP) - Derwin Kitchen scored 20 points and Okaro White added 19 to lead Florida State to a 70-62 win over Hawaii Wednesday night in an opening-round game of the Diamond Head Classic.

The Seminoles (10-2) advanced to Thursday's semifinal round, where they will meet Butler, despite shooting just 32.3 percent from the field against the Rainbow Warriors (7-3).

Chris Singleton grabbed 12 rebounds for Florida State, which scored 25 points off 23 Hawaii turnovers and held a 48-33 rebounding advantage.

Terps Handle NJIT, 89-50

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Jordan Williams did his usual thing, and this time he got plenty of help from his Maryland teammates in a lopsided victory.

Williams had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and five other Terrapins scored in double figures Wednesday night in an 89-50 rout of NJIT.

It was the sixth straight double-double for Williams, the longest such streak by a Maryland player since Joe Smith had a seven-game run in 1995.

Grant's Six 3-Pointers Lead Hurricanes Past Rice

Las Vegas, Nev. (AP) - Malcolm Grant scored 25 points, highlighted by six 3-pointers, to lead Miami over Rice 73-67 on day two of the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic on Wednesday .

Grant, who missed just two shots from behind the arc, was 5 of 6 from the free throw line for the Hurricanes (9-3). He also was one point shy of a career high and snapped his streak of consecutive free throws at 33 when he missed with 4:06 left in the game.

Arsalan Kazemi led the Owls (6-5) with a career-high 26 points, and added 14 rebounds for his seventh double-double this season. Lucas Kuipers added 12 points and Tamir Jackson 11.

Wood's Last-Second Shot Lifts Wolfpack

RALEIGH, N.C. - Sophomore Scott Wood scored on a follow shot with 2.1 seconds remaining, as NC State survived a scare from Delaware State Wednesday night at the RBC Center to take a 72-70 victory.

The Hornets tied the score with a pair of free throws by leading scorer Casey Walker with 37.6 seconds remaining on the clock. The Wolfpack called time out and held the ball for the final shot, with freshman Ryan Harrow taking a 3-pointer from the wing.

Wood rebounded the ball in the lane and made his only basket of the night with less than a second on the shot clock.

Delaware State called two timeouts and got a halfcourt shot from Jay Threatt that actually hit the front of the rim and caromed off the backboard as time expired.

Georgia Tech Falls To Siena 62-57

Recap to follow

Virginia Suffers 59-53 Loss to Seattle

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Sterling Carter scored 19 points and Aaron Broussard added 15 as Seattle snapped Virginia's five-game winning streak with a 59-53 victory on Wednesday night.

Broussard also added 10 rebounds for the Redhawks, who had lost two straight games.