Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, November 23
Nov. 23, 2008
DURHAM, N.C. – Nobody could have blamed Duke for being tired — not after playing four games in eight days, and not with one of its leaders injured.
Enter Nolan Smith, who gave the weary Blue Devils a lift by showing why he's their starting point guard these days.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) - Hasheem Thabeet had 19 points and 14 rebounds, and A.J. Price added 13 points and 11 rebounds in second-ranked Connecticut's 76-63 victory over No. 17 Miami on Sunday night in the Paradise Jam.
Miami (2-1) will face the loser of Wisconsin-San Diego on Monday.
SAN JUAN, P.R. – Virginia Tech lost to Seton Hall, 77-73, in the final round of the 2008 O’Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip Off in San Juan on Sunday. Tech falls to 3-2 overall and the Pirates are now 4-1 overall.
The Hokies jumped out to a 31-17 lead with eight minutes remaining before intermission, but Seton Hall used pressure defense to cut the margin to 40-34 at the half. After the teams opened the second half trading baskets, the Pirates went on a 13-1 run to take the lead, 52-46 with 11:51 remaining. Tech reclaimed the lead at the 8:47 mark on a jumper by Malcolm Delaney, but SHU scored the next seven points and never trailed again.