Men's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, November 22
Nov. 22, 2008
MACON, Ga. (AP) - Alade Aminu scored the first four points in overtime and Georgia Tech, which never led in regulation, recovered to beat Mercer 82-76 on Saturday.
Zachery Peacock's two free throws pulled Georgia Tech even for the first time at 69-all with 32 seconds left in regulation.
Georgia Tech's Gani Lawal blocked a shot by James Florence, who had 26 points, with 4 seconds left in regulation to force the overtime.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Toney Douglas scored 30 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Florida State past Coastal Carolina 82-70 on Saturday.
Douglas, who scored 20 points in the first half, was 9 of 15 from the field and 6 of 9 from 3-point range.
Florida State (4-0) had its best outside shooting performance of the season, connecting on 11 of 23 shots from long range (47.8 percent) after shooting just 30 percent during its first three games.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - K.C. Rivers scored a go-ahead layup with 43.2 seconds to help Clemson beat Charlotte 71-70 on Saturday night.
Rivers added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Tigers (5-0), who led by as many as eight points early in the second half. Demontez Stitt scored 14 points for Clemson.
Clemson pulled ahead 50-42 with less than 15 minutes remaining in the game, but the 49ers (2-3) tied the score at 67 on Charlie Coley's follow dunk with 1:01 remaining.
RALEIGH, N.C. – When the NC State men’s basketball team needs an injection of energy, it turns to Courtney Fells.
In the eyes of Wolfpack head coach Sidney Lowe, it’s similar to the way the Wolfpack football team feeds off the play of redshirt freshman quarterback Russell Wilson.
So Saturday night, when Lowe’s team needed to step up its intensity against High Point at Reynolds Coliseum, the coach turned to Fells, the senior from Shannon, Ala., to energize the team. He did so with a game-high 23 points, which included some of Fells’ high-flying dunks and a perfect 6-for-6 performance at the free-throw line.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kevin Lisch, scoreless the first 14 1/2 minutes and bloodied early in the second half, had 15 points the rest of the way in Saint Louis' 53-50 victory over Boston College on Saturday.
Brian Conklin added 11 points and nine rebounds for Saint Louis (2-1), which got a strong effort from a lineup featuring seven freshmen. The Billikens had a 41-31 rebounding advantage.
Corey Raji had 22 points for Boston College (3-1), also young with 10 freshmen and sophomores. Senior Tyrese Rice, who averaged 22 points the first three games, was held to six on 2-for-13 shooting.