Men's Basketball ACCtion: Tuesday, January 6
Jan. 6, 2009
No. 12 Clemson Defeats Alabama, 66-59
The Tigers (15-0) kept pace with their 17-0 start two years ago when they were the nation's last unbeaten. It took a stellar defensive effort down the stretch to hold off the Crimson Tide (10-4).
Alabama led 42-41 after Yamene Coleman's basket with 14:16 to go. Then Clemson set off on 14-0 run to take control. Rivers had two jumpers in the stretch while Terrence Ogleby made a runner and a 3-pointer.
After Senario Hillman hit a free throw to break Alabama's drought, freshman Andre Young made a three to give Clemson its largest lead, 58-43.
Yellow Jackets Beat Bulldogs, 67-62
On the heels of a 45-42 victory in football, the Yellow Jackets (9-5) fought back in a sloppy game that provided little hope either team is on the verge of turning around their disappointing seasons.
Peacock drove to the hoop to put Georgia Tech ahead for good, 62-60, with 1:23 remaining. Travis Leslie got open in the lane for Georgia, only to walk as he set up for a dunk.
One minute later, Georgia Tech's Gani Lawal jammed home the rebound off Peacock's missed jumper with 20.6 seconds to go. Lewis Clinch wrapped it up with two free throws.
Cavaliers Top Brown 74-50 in Non-Conference Finale
The Cavaliers (7-5), who play at state and Atlantic Coast Conference rival Virginia Tech on Saturday, led 39-29 at halftime and used a 23-7 second-half run to coast to the victory - their 13th straight win against an Ivy league team.
Brown (5-8) was led by Peter Sullivan with 14 points and Adrian Williams with 13, but the Bears committed 17 turnovers that led to 25 Virginia points and were basically overmatched. The Bears shot just 35 percent, were outrebounded 41-29 and never challenged after halftime.