Men's Basketball ACCtion: Wednesday January 12
Jan. 12, 2011
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Jerai Grant scored a career-high 20 points and Clemson won its eighth straight game, taking its snow-delayed contest with Georgia Tech 87-62 on Wednesday night.
Grant, the son of former Oklahoma standout Harvey, made nearly everything he shot and so did the Tigers (13-4, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who finished with their highest shooting percentage (69.2) against an ACC opponent in 57 years of league play.
Grant was 5 of 6 from the field and 10 of 12 from the line, surpassing his previous best of 19 set last month in a win over UNC Greensboro.
Clemson finished 27 of 39 from the field, including 9 of 9 on 3-pointers in the second half.
It was that shooting touch that sunk Georgia Tech (7-8, 0-2).
The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday night but delayed because of the snowstorm that struck the Southeast this week.
The cold weather didn't bother the Tigers. Stitt and Smith scored 16 points apiece as the five Clemson starters scored in double figures.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Derwin Kitchen scored 22 points, Chris Singleton added 18 and Florida State snapped No. 1 Duke's 25-game winning streak with a 66-61 victory Wednesday night.
Florida State (12-5, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) made five free throws in the final 33 seconds to hold off the defending national champions. It was the third time in the last nine seasons that the Seminoles have upset a top-ranked Duke team at home.
The Seminoles led 28-24 at halftime and by as many as 11 early in the second half, but the game was tight to the finish.
Kyle Singler scored 20 points and Nolan Smith had 19 for the Blue Devils (15-1, 2-1), who shot just 31.1 percent.
Kitchen, a 6-foot-4 senior guard, scored 17 points in the second half and led the Seminoles with a team-high 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Cliff Tucker scored a season-high 21 points to lead Maryland past Wake Forest 74-55 on Wednesday night.
Jordan Williams added 13 points and matched a season-high with 15 rebounds for his 10th consecutive double-double, and Adrian Bowie scored 12 points for the Terrapins.
Maryland (11-5, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) shot 38 percent, hitting 26 of 68 attempts, outrebounded Wake Forest 52-42 and used a 15-0 spurt midway through the second half to take command and avoid an 0-3 start to league play.
Freshman Travis McKie had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and C.J. Harris added 10 points for the Demon Deacons (7-10, 0-2).