Men's Basketball ACCtion: Wednesday, March 6
March 6, 2013
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Marcus Georges-Hunt followed his own miss to tip in the winning basket at the buzzer Wednesday night, and Georgia Tech rallied past Miami 71-69 to prevent the Hurricanes from clinching the outright Atlantic Coast Conference title.
The Hurricanes (23-6, 14-3 ACC), who squandered an 11-point lead in the second half, lost for the third time in four games and fell to 13-1 at home. They are assured of a share of the title and can still clinch the championship outright by winning at home Saturday against Clemson.
Georgia Tech (16-13, 6-11) beat a Top 25 team for the first time since March 2010.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- P.J. Hairston scored 22, Reggie Bullock had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and North Carolina coasted past Maryland 79-68 Wednesday night for its season-high sixth straight victory.
The Tar Heels never trailed after closing the first half with a 10-0 run that made it 34-27. North Carolina solidified its hold on third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference and can move into a tie for second by beating Duke in the season finale Saturday night.
James Michael McAdoo scored 10 for the Tar Heels (22-8, 12-5), who have won six in a row against Maryland, including the ACC tournament last year.
Dez Wells led Maryland (20-10, 8-9) with 18 points and Nick Fausthad 16. The Terrapins missed 20 of 23 attempts from 3-point range.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Junior C.J. Leslie had 19 points and 10 rebounds as NC State completed its 2012-13 home schedule with an 81-66 victory over Wake Forest at PNC Arena on Wednesday night.
The Pack is 16-1 at home this season, its second most wins since posting a 17-3 home record in 1999-2000, its inaugural season at PNC Arena.
Coupled with earlier home wins this year against North Carolina and Duke, the decisive victory gave the Pack (22-8 overall, 11-6 ACC) its first home sweep of its Big Four brethren for the first time since 1988-89, when the Pack still played in Reynolds Coliseum under the guidance of head coach Jim Valvano.The Pack has now won six of its last seven games. It also has 11 ACC regular-season wins for the first time since 2003-04 and is one away from the school record of 12 conference wins, which has happened four previous times, most recently in the 1973-74 NCAA Championship season. This is the first season of the ACC's 18-game league schedule.