Men's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, December 23

Dec. 23, 2010

Hurricanes Down Akron to Finish 3-0 in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nev. (AP) - Reggie Johnson scored a season-high 21 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead Miami past Akron 69-61 on Thursday in the final round of the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic.

The Hurricanes (10-3) went 4-0 in the Classic, including a 3-0 mark in Las Vegas this week.

Malcolm Grant added 17 points for Miami, highlighted by an 11-of-12 effort from the free throw line, while Durand Scott added 12 points and a season-high nine rebounds

Virginia Tech defeats St. Bonaventure in overtime, 76-68

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Virginia Tech made two key defensive stops in the waning seconds of the extra period and defeated St. Bonaventure, 76-68, in overtime Thursday night at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y.

The Hokies, now 7-4 on the season and winners of three straight games, led by as many as 18 points in the first half and took a 41-28 lead into intermission. The Bonnies, now 6-4 overall, went on a 19-8 run to open the second half, cutting the Tech lead to two points with 13:25 remaining in regulation. SBU kept the score close, but were never able to grab the lead from the Hokies.

Tech took a 65-62 with 25 seconds remaining on a free throw by Malcolm Delaney, but Ogo Adegboye hit a three-pointer from the top of the key with 20 seconds remaining in regulation to knot the game at 65-65. Delaney took a final shot for the Hokies, but it fell short and the game went into overtime.

In the extra session, the Hokies jumped out to a 68-65 lead one minute into overtime on a three-pointer from the corner by Manny Atkins. SBU twice cut the lead to two points, but the Hokies made two stops in the final seconds to claim the 76-68 victory.

Seminoles Fall To Butler, 67-64

HONOLULU (AP) - Matt Howard scored 19 points and Shelvin Mack added 17, all in the second half, to lift Butler past Florida State 67-64 in a semifinal game of the Diamond Head Classic on Thursday night.

The Bulldogs (8-4) won their fourth in a row and advanced to Saturday's tournament championship game against Washington State. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Seminoles (10-3).