Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, December 6
Dec. 6, 2009
Boston College Defeats Miami, Wins ACC Opener
Jackson scored the Eagles' last four points to snap a 57-57 tie and give the home team the victory. The sophomore scored off an offensive rebound with 1:47 to play and then, after Miami missed on three-point attempts on its next two possessions, Jackson sank two free throws with 2.3 seconds left to give BC a four-point cushion.
Miami's Malcolm Grant hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to account for the final score.
Delaney's big game leads Hokies past Georgia
The win moved Tech to 6-1 overall on the season and avenged last season’s one-point loss to the Bulldogs in Athens. The Hokies also snapped Georgia’s five-game winning streak against Tech.
With the score tied at 18, the Hokies scored 10 straight to take a 28-18 lead and they never trailed again. In the second half, Delaney – the ACC’s leading scorer at 21.2 points per game coming into this contest – scored 12 of Tech’s first 16 second-half points, helping the Hokies build a 15-point lead.
'Noles Roll Against Panthers, 82-62
The taller Seminoles rode a 26-3 run to a 34-17 halftime lead, allowing first-year coach Isiah Thomas' visiting Panthers only one field goal over the final 11:02 of the half. FIU shot 22.2 percent in the first half and 35.5 percent for the game.
Florida State (7-2) scored the first nine points of the second half to build a 43-17 lead and opened it to 49-19.
Clemson Downs South Carolina, 72-61
The Tigers (7-2) used a late 18-6 run to pull away - and bounce back from a bad defeat to Illinois on Wednesday night when they surrendered a 23-point second-half lead and lost 76-74.
In this one, Clemson got back on track by holding Devan Downey of the Gamecocks (6-2) in check.
Maryland Falls to Villanova, 95-86
The Wildcats (8-0) set a school record by attempting 39 3-pointers, making 16 - one short of the school mark. Corey Stokes led the way, going 5 for 11 from beyond the arc as part of an 18-point performance.
Sean Mosley scored a career-high 26 points for Maryland (5-3) on 11-of-14 shooting, freshman Jordan Williams had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Eric Hayes scored 20, aided by a career-high five 3-pointers.