Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, December 5

Dec. 5, 2010

Seminoles Top Hartford, 60-38

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Derwin Kitchen and Bernard James each had double doubles as Florida State overcame a cold-shooting first half to defeat Hartford 60-38 Sunday night and snap a two-game losing streak.

James had 11 points and 10 rebounds while Kitchen, a 6-3 guard, scored 10 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

Florida State (6-2) took the lead at 28-27 on Michael Snaer's 3-point basket from the corner with just over a minute to go in the first half. Ian Miller's 3-point shot capped a 31-9 run that put the Seminoles in firm control at 48-33 with 8:05 left in the game.

Hartford (2-6) grabbed an early 19-10 lead midway through the first half on Anthony Minor's layup and still led at 24-17 with 6:54 left. The Hawks scored only 14 points in the final 26:54 of the game and just nine in the second half.

Cavaliers Open ACC Play with 57-54 Win at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Mike Scott scored 21 points and Assane Sene made two big baskets in the final minutes Sunday night, leading Virginia to a 57-54 victory at Virginia Tech.

The Cavaliers (5-3), coming off a victory at No. 15 Minnesota in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, led throughout in beating Virginia Tech for the second time in seven meetings.

The Hokies (4-4) lost their third straight despite 26 points from Malcolm Delaney.

Sene scored only four points, but scored inside with 3:47 to go, giving Virginia a 51-46 lead, and then again with 1:18 to play, after the Hokies had closed to within 51-49.

Victor Davila's basket made it 53-51 with 19.4 seconds left, but Jeff Allen was called for an intentional foul on a breakaway for Scott, and he made both free throws. Virginia also got the ball, and Mustapha Farrakhan's two free throws with 16 seconds to play made it 57-51.

After Delaney's 3-pointer with 11 seconds to go, Virginia freshman Will Harris missed the front end of a one-and-one. Virginia rebounded, but Scott also missed a free throw, giving the Hokies one last chance, but Dorenzo Hudson's 3-point try missed badly to end it.

Clemson Drops Thriller to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Bruce Ellington scored 14 points, including a critical 3-pointer in the final minute as South Carolina broke a six-game losing streak to rival Clemson, 64-60, on Sunday.

The Gamecocks (6-1) led 58-55 when Ellington, a freshman, dribbled away much of the 35 second clock before striking for a 3 from the left side of the arc.

Clemson (5-3) got within 62-60 on Andre Young's two foul shots with 16 seconds to go. But Sam Muldrow followed with a pair of free throws of his own to ice things for South Carolina.

Muldrow finished with 13 points and five blocks in the series closest game since the Tigers began their streak in 2004 with a 63-62 win.

Maryland Falls To Temple, 64-61

WASHINGTON - Lavoy Allen hit a crucial three-point play and Temple escaped with a 64-61 victory over Maryland in Sunday's BB&T Classic, despite yielding a 15-point lead.

Allen finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds, Ramone Moore had 16 points and Juan Fernandez had 14 for the Owls (5-2), who won their second straight.

Jordan Williams had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Terrapins (6-3) for his seventh double-double this season. Terrell Stoglin scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half.