Men's Basketball ACCation: Saturday, December 6
Dec. 7, 2008
Eagles Win Thriller in Overtime; 85-81
Rice led Boston College (6-2) with 21 points. Corey Raji, Trapani and Rakim Sanders added 16 points apiece to hand UMass (1-6) its sixth straight loss.
The teams were tied at 77 at the end of regulation, with Tony Gaffney's tip-in at the buzzer helping UMass survive into extra time.
McClinton and Dews Lead Hurricanes Past Kentucky
The tale of the tape in this one was found beyond the 3-point arc. Miami (5-2) matched a season best with eight 3s, while Kentucky (5-3) misfired on 23 of 25 from behind the line. Dews matched his career high with four 3s.
The Wildcats had their worst shooting game going 25-70 (35.7 percent).
Wake Forest Bests Bucknell, 81-52
L.D. Williams added 13 points for the Demon Deacons (8-0), who never trailed in continuing their best start since opening with 11 straight wins when Chris Paul was a freshman in 2003-04.
Teague, who averages a team-best 20 points, was 9-of-14 from the field in reaching double figures for the 27th time in 30 games, dating to their last win over Bucknell in December 2007. It was his fourth 20-point game of the season.
Point guard Darryl Shazier scored 12 points - all from 3-point range - to lead perimeter-oriented Bucknell (1-6), which lost its third straight and was denied its first victory over an Atlantic Coast Conference team since 1961.
Georgia Tech Cruises Past Vanderbilt, 63-51
Georgia Tech (5-1), after winning its first four games, lost 85-83 to Penn State in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday night.
Gani Lawal, who had a career-high 34 points in the loss to Penn State, scored only eight on Saturday to go along with 12 rebounds. He had only three points at the half on 1-of-3 shooting and made only 1-of-5 free throws but had seven rebounds.
Michigan Beats No. 4 Duke 81-73
Michigan — which hasn't been to the NCAA tournament since 1998 — has beaten two top five teams in the regular season for the first time since 1986-87, the year after its last Big Ten title.
Duke (8-1) made just three of 27 3-point attempts before connecting on four in a row to pull within four points in the final minute. The Blue Devils finished 7-of-33 for one of their worst performances beyond the arc in more than a decade.
Jon Scheyer scored 16 points for Duke and Kyle Singler had 15, but they were a combined 2-of-14 on 3-pointers. Duke had won 31 straight games against unranked, nonconference opponents dating to a loss against Georgetown on Jan. 21, 2006.
Wolfpack loses tough battle against Davidson 72-67
With James cheering on from the front row, the nation's leading scorer drilled a 30-footer just over a minute left, then hit two clinching free throws with 4.1 seconds remaining to match his career high. After being held scoreless for the first time his career 11 days ago thanks to a bizarre double-team strategy by Loyola (Md.) coach Jimmy Patsos, Curry scored Davidson's final 10 points in his fourth game of 40 or more points in his career.
Andrew Lovedale added 12 points and nine rebounds as Davidson (6-1) beat their Atlantic Coast Conference neighbors for only the second time in the past 38 meetings.
Brandon Costner had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Ben McCauley added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolfpack (4-1), who couldn't overcome the dynamic Curry despite a big advantage in the paint.