Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, February 10
Feb. 10, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski watched as all three teams ahead of the Blue Devils in The Associated Press Top 25 lost this week. Then he came to Chestnut Hill and nearly joined them.
"Nothing about today was easy," Krzyzewski said Sunday night after No. 4 Duke overcame early and late deficits to beat Boston College 62-61. "These are games anybody can lose, and throughout the country everybody is losing them. Our guys found a way to win against a team that was also deserving to win, so that's a real good thing."
Mason Plumlee had 19 points and 10 rebounds, hitting the game-winning free throw with 26 seconds left to lead Duke (21-2, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) to its fifth consecutive win. Seth Curry added 18 points for the Blue Devils.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Joe Harris scored 22 points, Justin Anderson added a career-high 17 and Virginia beat Maryland 80-69 Sunday to solidify its hold on third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Cavaliers (17-6, 7-3) never trailed after halftime in their fourth straight win over the Terrapins (17-7, 5-6). Virginia improved to 3-4 on the road, 2-3 in the ACC.
The victory gave the Cavaliers a one-game lead over idle North Carolina and got them within a half-game of Duke, which faced Boston College on Sunday night.
Despite committing 16 turnovers, the Cavaliers shot 58 percent from beyond the arc (11 for 19) and finished with a 34-29 rebounding advantage. Virginia has won three in a row at Maryland for the first time since 1991-93.
Dez Wells scored 13 for the Terrapins, who fell to 14-2 at home. Center Alex Len, who was double-teamed almost every time he touched the ball, had nine points and seven rebounds.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Scott Wood hit a 3-pointer with one second to go to lift North Carolina State to a 58-57 win over Clemson on Sunday.
Lorenzo Brown, returning after missing two games with an injured ankle, drove to the hoop before passing to Wood on the winning basket for the Wolfpack (17-7, 6-5 Atlantic Coast Conference).
The Wolfpack set up the winning play after a timeout with 7.5 seconds to go.
Brown also hit two free throws with 14 seconds left to cut Clemson's lead to two. The Tigers (12-11, 4-7) led for most of the game, but Milton Jennings missed the front end of a 1-in-1 with 12.3 seconds left.
Richard Howell led N.C. State with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while C.J. Leslie added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolfpack.