Men's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, March 7
March 7, 2009
Sanders' Jumper Lifts Boston College Past Yellow Jackets
Sanders' decisive hoop capped a stretch of six lead changes in the game's final three minutes. Georgia Tech had gained a 66-65 lead on two free throws by Lewis Clinch with 12.4 seconds to play.
BC claimed a four-point lead - 61-57 - on a Reggie Jackson put-back dunk with 3:49 remaining in the contest. The visiting Yellow Jackets then scored five straight points - on three Iman Shumpert free throws and an Alade Aminu field goal - to gain a 62-61 advantage with 2:15 left.
Miami Closes Regular-Season with 72-64 Win Over NC State
McClinton missed his first seven shots before sinking a 3-pointer early in the second half. He finished 3-for-15 from the field but was 16-for-16 from the line -- the best performance from the line in school history.
Seniors Lance Hurdle and Brian Asbury -- also making their final home appearance as Hurricanes along with McClinton and Jimmy Graham -- finished with 13 points apiece. Graham added a game-high three blocks, three steals, six points and six rebounds.
Diane Lifts Cavaliers Over Terps on Senior Day
Diane, who had been relegated to the bench for much of the season, finished with 23 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including 3 of 4 from beyond the arc. He nailed what would be the game-winning 3-pointer with the game tied at 61 and the shot clock running down.
Virginia hit four free throws in the final 11 seconds to seal the win.