Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, November 25
Nov. 26, 2012
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Brandon Reed scored 19 points and Georgia Tech made six 3-pointers in the second half to beat Saint Mary's (Cal) 65-56 on Sunday, capturing third place in the DirecTV Classic.
Stephen Holt had a team-high 10 points for Saint Mary's (4-2) in the first-ever meeting between the schools.
Saint Mary's led 26-23 at halftime despite the fact that guard Matthew Dellavedova, who had a career-high 32 points in Thursday's win over Drexel, missed all three of his shots in the half before finishing 1 for 8 with five points.
Kammeon Holsey, who has come off the Georgia Tech bench after starting every game last season, did not make his first field goal until he converted a jumper with 6:28 left for a 46-42 lead. The Yellow Jackets (4-1) broke it open with an 11-2 run, including two 3-pointers by Reed, and took a 58-48 lead with 56 seconds to play.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Clemson used a 22-4 run in the second half to pull away from a pesky Marist team in the fifth place game of the Old Spice Classic at HP Field House. The win improved the Tigers to 4-1 on the season and 2-1 in the event. Marist fell to 2-4 on the season.
Clemson, who improved to 11-0 all-time against teams from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, were led by senior center Devin Booker, who posted 15 points and 13 rebounds for his first double-double since last March. Adonis Filer added 10 points and eight rebounds, a season-high for the freshman. He scored eight of his 10 in the second half for the third straight game in the Old Spice event. Milton Jennings added nine and K.J. McDaniels eight for Clemson.
The Tigers shot 47 percent for the game, but 57 percent in the second half. Clemson shot just 2-for-9 from three after recording the tournament record for a single game with a .750 accuracy in the second round against UTEP, but it mattered little.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman guard Olivier Hanlan led all players with 19 points, but Boston College lost to visiting Bryant, 56-54, Sunday afternoon in Conte Forum.
Hanlan went 8-for-17 from the field to match a season high he recorded vs. Auburn. Sophomore forward Ryan Anderson grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds to go with eight points and sophomore center Dennis Clifford established a new career high with 10 rebounds. Freshman guard Joe Rahon scored 11 points for the Eagles.
Neither team got off to a fast start as Bryant held a slight 10-8 lead 10 minutes into the contest. Hanlan tied the score for the first time at 10-10 after making a steal and converting a breakaway layup at the 9:07 mark.
Sophomore guard Lonnie Jackson connected on BC's first 3-pointer of the game at 1:56 to pull the Eagles within two of the Bulldogs, 21-19. Rahon followed up with another trey to give the hosts their first lead of the game at 22-21 with 1:20 left in the half. Hanlan scored on a leaner in the lane to tie it at 24-24 before Corey Maynard made a floater at the buzzer to give Bryant a 26-24 halftime lead.