Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, February 8
Feb. 8, 2009
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -Jeff Teague scored 27 points, freshman Al-Farouq Aminu added a season-high 26 and No. 7 Wake Forest got back on track by routing Boston College 93-76 on Sunday.
James Johnson had 12 points and 10 rebounds while L.D. Williams added 11 points for the Demon Deacons (18-3, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).
They shot 57.4 percent and used a big second-half surge to bounce back from a 27-point loss at Miami and claim their second double-digit win over the Eagles.
Joe Trapani had 19 points to lead Boston College (18-7, 6-4), but just four of those came after halftime. Tyrese Rice added 18 points on 7-of-17 shooting and Corey Raji had 14.
ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - Greivis Vasquez scored 19 points and Maryland held off Georgia Tech at the buzzer for its eighth straight victory over the Yellow Jackets, 57-56 on Sunday night.
Georgia Tech had two chances at the win after Eric Hayes missed the first free throw of a 1-and-1 with 16.7 seconds left. Georgia Tech's Lewis Clinch missed on a drive in the lane, but teammate Iman Shumpert chased down the long rebound in the corner and managed to get off a 3-pointer. It was a little long, bouncing high off the rim as the horn sounded.
Maryland (15-8, 4-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) swept the season series and extended its domination of the Yellow Jackets (10-12, 1-8), who haven't beaten the Terrapins since the 2003-04 season. Georgia Tech committed 24 turnovers.
Shumpert scored 13 points for the Yellow Jackets, while Hayes added 15 points for Maryland.
A.D. Vassallo drained four free throws in the final 16.4 seconds of overtime, and Virginia Tech rallied from an 18-point, second-half deficit to knock off N.C. State 91-87 in overtime in an ACC game played Sunday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum.
With the victory, the Hokies put an end to their six-game losing streak to the Wolfpack. Tech, which moved to 9-1 in ACC overtime games, snapped a two-game losing streak and moved to 15-7 overall on the season, 5-3 in the ACC.
The game marked Tech's biggest comeback in an ACC game since joining the league in 2004.
Tech trailed by as many as 18 in the second half, but used its defense in the final 10 minutes to rally to tie the game at 76. The Hokies held the Wolfpack to just one field goal - and 10 total points, all by Ben McCauley - the final 9:51 of the second half and closed regulation with a 21-10 run. Tech tied the game with 17.9 seconds left on a short jumper by Vassallo over N.C. State's Courtney Fells.