Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, November 18
Nov. 18, 2012
DURHAM, N.C. - Mason Plumlee scored a career-high 28 points, and No. 9 Duke routed Florida Gulf Coast 88-67 on Sunday night for its school-record 96th straight nonconference win at home.
Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon added 19 points and Ryan Kelly had 14 points for the Blue Devils (3-0).
They scored 30 straight points -- including a 23-0 run to close the first half -- to brush off a slow start, and forced 25 turnovers to cruise in this preliminary on-campus matchup in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
Bernard Thompson scored a career-high 24 points for Florida Gulf Coast (2-2), which led for most of the first half.
But foul trouble, sloppy ball-handling and cold shooting during the last 5½ minutes of the half ruined the Eagles' chances at their first win over a Top 25 team and second victory in six days against an Atlantic Coast Conference program.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Sophomore Patrick Heckmann led Boston College with 18 points off the bench as Boston College lost its finale in the Charleston Classic on Sunday, 71-67, to the College of Charleston in TD Arena.
It was the most points by Heckmann in a game since he had 18 against Bryant on December 11 last season. He was 6-for-9 from the floor on Sunday and 4-for-6 from beyond the arc.
Freshman Joe Rahon had 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists while sophomore Lonnie Jackson recorded 14 points, five boards and three helpers. Sophomore Dennis Clifford notched 11 points and five rebounds.
The College of Charleston led in the early going, 10-6, before BC made a 13-2 run over a span of 4:16 to take a seven-point lead at the 11-minute mark. Three consecutive 3-pointers by three different Eagles parked the run.
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (AP) - Le'Bryan Nash has 23 points and Marcus Smart added 20 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and Oklahoma State earned a 76-56 win over No. 6 N.C. State in the title game of the Puerto Rico Tipoff on Sunday.
Phil Forte had 17 points for the Cowboys (4-0), who outrebounded the Wolfpack 45-34.
Rodney Purvis had 16 points and T.J. Warren added 15 points for the Wolfpack (3-1), who shot only 28.6 percent from the field.