Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, February 24
Feb. 24, 2013
DURHAM, N.C. - Young players don't often play well at Cameron Indoor Stadium - unless they're wearing Duke uniforms.
Rasheed Sulaimon scored a season-high 27 points and fellow freshman Amile Jefferson added a personal-best 14 to lead Duke past Boston College 89-68 on Sunday.
Mason Plumlee had 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Blue Devils (24-3, 11-3), who shot nearly 54 percent - 62 percent during the first half - and outscored one of the ACC's youngest teams 48-17 during the 15 1/2 minute span that put this one out of reach by halftime.
"We're a team with a lot of scorers," Plumlee said. "So when you have a team with multiple scorers, you can't just focus in on one guy."
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Akil Mitchell scored 18 points, Joe Harris added 15 and Jontel Evans had eight assists as Virginia shook off a tough loss to Miami Tuesday with an 82-54 win over Georgia Tech Sunday.
Marcus Georges-Hunt led Georgia Tech (14-12, 4-10 Atlantic Coast Conference) with 12 points. Daniel Miller added 11 points and 11 rebounds.
A Robert Carter Jr. 3-pointer cut Virginia's lead to 45-40, but the Cavaliers (19-8, 9-5) responded with a 16-1 run over the next 4-plus minutes to take a 61-41 lead.
Evans had two drives to the hoop during the surge and freshman Taylor Barnette capped it with back-to-back 3-pointers.
In the first half, Virginia shot 53 percent from the field (16 of 30), but allowed Georgia Tech to shoot 54 percent (13 of 24). The difference was the Yellow Jackets' 10 turnovers. The Cavaliers had only two.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech got 26 points from star guard Erick Green and some stellar free-throw shooting down the stretch to knock off the Seminoles 80-70 in an ACC game played Sunday evening at Cassell Coliseum.
The win snapped a nine-game losing streak for the Hokies, who moved to 12-15, 3-11 in the ACC. Florida State, which had a two-game winning streak against Tech, fell to 14-13 overall, 6-8 in league play.
"It's a relief," Tech coach James Johnson said. "It tells a lot about this team and how they kept on grinding and grinding. (Sunday), it wasn't easy. None of these wins are going to be easy. But the way we had to win it, playing without Marquis Rankin for the second half (sick) and with Robert Brown sitting for a while and then coming in and making some plays. Erick Green got off to a slow start. They took the lead, and we had to fight back and take the lead and then finish off the second half.