Men's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, November 15
Nov. 15, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Senior Toney Douglas scored a team-high 16 points as Florida State held off a late charge to beat Jacksonville University 59-57 Saturday in both teams' season opener.
Freshman Chris Singleton added a double-double, with 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Seminoles, who beat the Dolphins for the 15th consecutive time dating back to 1988. Jordan DeMercy contributed 10 points for Florida State (1-0).
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Dwyane Collins posted his 11th career double-double with 18 points and a career-high 16 rebounds Saturday to help No. 17 Miami open its season with a 96-60 victory over Florida Southern.
Jack McClinton also scored 18 for the Hurricanes, whose preseason ranking was their highest ever. Eddie Rios had a career-high 17 points, and Brian Asbury finished with 13.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP)--Freshman Tyler Zeller scored 18 points Saturday to help top-ranked North Carolina beat Pennsylvania 86-71 despite playing without reigning national player of the year Tyler Hansbrough.
Deon Thompson added 17 points for the Tar Heels, who led by double figures much of the day yet had trouble putting together a game-sealing run without their injured star senior roaming the paint. North Carolina was also without fellow senior Marcus Ginyard, injuries that forced North Carolina to thrust Zeller and fellow rookie big man Ed Davis into the lineup.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -Brandon Costner scored 19 points to lead N.C. State to a 65-59 victory over New Orleans in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night.
The Wolfpack trailed by seven points in the first half before tying the game 31-31 at halftime. N.C. State outscored the Privateers 34-28 in the second half.
Charleston, SC - Clemson advanced to the championship game of the inaugural Charleston Classic after defeating TCU by a score of 70-58 on Saturday at the Carolina First Arena. Senior captain K.C. Rivers scored 18 points, while Terrence Oglesby added 14 for Oliver Purnell's club that is in search of its third regular season tournament crown in the last four years. The Tigers will take on Temple on Sunday for the championship at 4:00 PM.
Rivers hit 8-16 shots from the field, including a pair of long-range baskets that moved him into third place on the school's all-time three-point goals list. Oglesby hit 5-10 from the field, including 2-5 on three-point attempts. Trevor Booker, who was a dominant force for the Tigers in the first game of the tournament against Hofstra, led the way defensively with 12 rebounds and seven blocked shots.