Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, December 2
Dec. 2, 2012
COLUMBIA, SC - Clemson improved to 4-1 all-time in Colonial Life Arena as the Tigers locked in defensively in a 64-55 win over South Carolina on Sunday. Clemson moved to 5-2 with the win, while South Carolina fell to 5-3 with the loss. The win was Clemson's first since 2009-10 over South Carolina, and Head Coach Brad Brownell's first against the Gamecocks as well.
WASHINGTON - Dez Wells scored a career-high 25 points Sunday and Maryland pulled away in the final minutes for a 69-62 win over suburban rival George Mason in the BB&T Classic Sunday afternoon.
The Terrapins (6-1) won their sixth straight on the strength of the inside, penetration and fast-break games of Wells, Nick Faust (14 points) and Alex Len (12). Maryland also made 23 of 39 free throws to improve to 8-0 all-time against its neighbor from the Virginia side of Washington, D.C.
Wells went 11 for 17 from the field, accounting for half of the Terrapins' field goals. Wright and Holloway combined to go 12 for 24 for the Patriots; the rest of the team was 10 for 47.
It marked the second straight game Wells set a new career high in points; he had 23 on Tuesday at Northwestern.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- On a day that saw 49 combined free throws, none were more important than the final six in Florida State's 61-56 home loss to Mercer.
Trailing since the 5:32 mark of the second half, the Seminoles (4-3) had a chance to tie the game at 57 apiece with 33 seconds left but Terrance Shannon made just one of two attempts and the Bears (4-4) answered by hitting all four of their freebies in the final 23 seconds to pull off the upset.
For the 'Noles, the setback marked the second consecutive loss at home and the third overall on the season. It also marked Florida State's first loss to Mercer since 1954.