Men's Basketball ACCtion: Tuesday, February 10
Feb. 11, 2009
Virginia coach Dave Leitao has seen all he wants to of Florida State's Toney Douglas. Douglas scored 19 points and matched a career high with seven assists Tuesday as the 25th-ranked Seminoles defeated Leitao's Cavaliers 68-57, handing Virginia its eighth consecutive loss -- including two to the Seminoles.
The Seminoles (19-5, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) shook off a woeful first-half shooting effort with a blistering 70.8 percent performance in the second half. Virginia (7-13, 1-8) was led by Sylven Landesberg's 14 points.
Uche Echefu added 17 points and Solomon Alabi had 13 for the Seminoles, which took the lead for good at 43-41 on Deividas Dulkys second of 3-point baskets. It was the second straight double-figures showing for Alabi, who had 17 points to accompany Douglas' 23 in Saturday's win at Clemson.
Alabi, who made 10-of-15 shots in Florida State's two wins last week and earned the ACC's rookie of the week honors, was 6-for-8 on Tuesday.
Trevor Booker had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Terrence Oglesby scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half to lead No. 12 Clemson to an 87-77 victory over Boston College on Tuesday night.
Oglesby went 6-for-10 from 3-point range, one on a four-point play with 11:54 left to put the Tigers (20-3, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) ahead for good at 61-57. K.C. Rivers added 17 points and Raymond Sykes scored 12 with nine rebounds as Clemson reached 20 wins for the third consecutive season--a first in school history.
Rakim Sanders scored 23 with eight rebounds for BC (18-8, 6-5), but didn't score in the last 13:27. Tyrese Rice scored 17 as the Eagles dropped to 1-4 against ranked teams, with No. 6 Duke up next on Sunday.