Men's Basketball ACCtion: Wednesday, January 9
Jan. 10, 2013
For the second game in a row, NC State's No. 20 ranked men's basketball team came through in the clutch, surging past Georgia Tech in the final eight minutes of what had been a close game for an 83-70 victory Wednesday at PNC Arena.
Junior Lorenzo Brown led the Wolfpack with 21 points, as well as 10 assists, his fourth double-digit assist total of the season.
Senior Scott Wood had his second consecutive late-game performance, hitting four 3-pointers and four of five free throws for his 20 points. Wood now has 20 3-pointers in the Pack's last six games.
Georgia Tech's Daniel Miller had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
It was the ninth consecutive victory for the Wolfpack (13-2 overall, 2-0 ACC) and the 10th straight home win.
Okaro White scored 15 consecutive points for Florida State to fuel a second-half comeback that lifted the Seminoles past Maryland 65-62 Wednesday night, ending the Terrapins' 13-game winning streak.
Florida State (10-5, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) rallied from a 12-point deficit to defeat the cold-shooting Terrapins, who went 10 for 32 from the floor in the second half.
White finished with a career-high-tying 20 points, Michael Snaer scored 15 and Ian Miller added 12 for the Seminoles, who had lost eight in a row at Maryland since 2001.
Alex Len had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Nick Faust scored 14 for Maryland (13-2, 1-1). The Terrapins were seeking to match the school-record winning streak of 14 games, set in 1931-32.
Down by nine at halftime and 39-27 with 18 minutes to go, the Seminoles got five points from Snaer in a 12-2 run that cut the deficit to 43-42 with 13 minutes left.
C.J. Harris and Travis McKie scored in double figures as Wake Forest held off a late Virginia run to post a 55-52 win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday at Joel Coliseum.
The Demon Deacons (8-6, 1-1 ACC) led by as many 14 points in the second half but had to hold off a late Cavalier charge to earn their first conference victory of the season. The Deacons were held without a field goal over the final 10:22 of the game but went 9-for-11 from the free throw line during that stretch and used tough defense to gut out the win.
"This was a great, gutty win by our young basketball team," said head coach Jeff Bzdelik. "We showed we're very resilient. We just battled; defended our tails off from wire to wire. I'm really proud of these guys; they deserve this."
Harris led Wake Forest with 16 points, including a perfect 8-of-8 mark from the free throw line, with six of the free throws coming in the final 1:19. McKie added 14 points and three assists along with two blocks and went a perfect 5-of-5 from the charity stripe. Both players scored in double figures for the sixth straight game.
Freshman Mike Tobey scored 14 points to lead Virginia. Joe Harris added 13 points, including a contested 3-pointer over Harris from right in front of the Virginia bench that made it 53-52 with 6.3 seconds left. He also knocked down a three-pointer with 16.5 seconds left that finally made it a one-possession game and set the stage for a wild finish.
Sophomore Ryan Anderson led three Boston College scorers in double figures with 26 points as the Eagles defeated Virginia Tech at Cassell Coliseum, 86-75, Wednesday night.
Anderson went 11-for-17 from the field and grabbed nine rebounds. Freshman Olivier Hanlan was all over the court. He had 17 points, eight rebounds, five steals and four assists. Sophomore Lonnie Jackson had a season-high 22 points - 19 in the second half - to go along with seven rebounds. He was 5-for-8 from beyond the arc and 7-for-12 from the foul line. Freshman Joe Rahon had nine points and six assists.
The Boston College defense forced 17 turnovers while the offense gave it away just five times. The Eagles had a 29-0 advantage in points off turnovers. BC dished out a total of 17 assists (tied season high) and its five turnovers were a season low.
Erick Green led the Hokies (9-6, 0-2 ACC) with 24 points and nine assists. Jarell Eddie had 21 points and six rebounds.