Men's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, February 26
Feb. 26, 2009
Wake Forest Downs NC State 85-78
Ishmael Smith added a season-high 18 points and Chas McFarland had 15 for the Demon Deacons (21-5, 8-5 Atlantic Coast Conference).
They shot 52.5 percent and led nearly all the way, but allowed most of an early 15-point lead to slip away.
Hurricanes Get Crucial Road Win Over Cavaliers
The Hurricanes (17-10, 6-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) had been in a freefall of late, losing six of their last seven, but got some clutch shooting from McClinton when it mattered most down the stretch. His third 3-pointer gave Miami a 60-55 lead and he added two free throws with 19 seconds left.
Virginia (9-15, 3-10) had won two straight at home, but failed to score after Jeff Jones' 3-pointer produced the eighth tie of the half at 55 with 3:51 remaining. The Cavaliers committed turnovers on three consecutive possessions after pulling even, causing them to fall behind.