Men's Basketball ACCtion: Friday, November 21
Nov. 22, 2008
NEW YORK – Kyle Singler showed up from the start this time, scoring 15 points and leading No. 10 Duke to a 71-56 victory over surprising Michigan on Friday night in the championship game of the 2K Sports Classic.
Nolan Smith added 16 points and Gerald Henderson had 12 for the Blue Devils, who won their four games in the 2K Sports Classic by an average of 28.5 points. Duke has won seven straight in-season tournament games after sweeping through the Maui Invitational last season.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -With 17 seconds left, Maryland huddled together to come with a play that would produce the 3-pointer to force overtime and prevent Vermont from pulling off an upset.
Eric Hayes and Jin Soo Kim were possible options, but Greivis Vasquez made it clear he was going to be the one to let it fly.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) - No. 17 Miami got a spark from an unexpected source at the Paradise Jam on Friday.
Senior guard Lance Hurdle, who missed the Hurricanes' season opener with a high ankle sprain, returned to the lineup to give them 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting in a 70-60 win over Southern Mississippi.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- Ty Lawson led six players in double figures with 19 points, including Tyler Hansbrough who had 13 in his season debut, and No. 1 North Carolina defeated UC Santa Barbara 84-67 Friday night.
Hansbrough missed the first two games for Carolina (3-0) because of a stress reaction in his right shin. Last season's national player of the year had been held out of practice and exhibition games since the injury was diagnosed in October.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Freshman Sylven Landesberg scored 22 points and made two free throws with 29 seconds left to help Virginia edge Radford 68-66 Friday night.
The Cavaliers (3-0) trailed 29-27 at halftime and by as many as four points in the second half. Landesberg scored 10 points in the final 8:08 of the game, including a pair of free throws to give Virginia the lead at 67-66.
SAN JUAN, P.R. – Dante Jackson hit a desperation shot from beyond half court at the buzzer in overtime and Xavier defeated Virginia Tech, 63-62, in the semifinals of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip Off in San Juan, P.R. on Friday afternoon.
Jeff Allen scored on the rebound with two seconds remaining in the extra period, but the Musketeers got the ball into Jackson who banked in a half court heave as time expired for the XU victory. The game was tied at 52-52 at the end of regulation and the lead seesawed during the final five minutes, before Allen put the Hokies up 62-60 on a tip-in of a missed shot by Dorenzo Hudson.