Men's Basketball ACCtion: Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Dec. 17, 2008
Duke Runs Away From UNC Asheville 99-56
Jon Scheyer added 13 points for the Blue Devils (9-1), who juggled the lineup after they were upset 11 days earlier at Michigan. Coach Mike Krzyzewski benched his regular starting lineup in favor of five players who had combined to make one start this season.
Ultimately, it didn't matter who Duke had on the floor against an outmanned UNC Asheville team. The Blue Devils took control with an early 27-8 run and coasted to their 65th consecutive non-conference victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Costner Shines, Pack Avenges ECU loss, 87-76
Costner had 24 points and 17 rebounds in the contest, topping his totals in both categories for any game last season. It was his most points since scoring 28 against North Carolina in Tampa, Fla., two seasons ago and his most rebounds since grabbing a career-high 19 against UNC-Wilmington on Dec. 30, 2006.
The Wolfpack (6-1), playing without injured starter Courtney Fells, took control of the game in the second half by scoring on eight of its first 10 possessions, while East Carolina scored on only one of its first eight possessions. The Wolfpack built as much as a 16-point lead before a late surge by the Pirates closed the gap to four points with 3:15 remaining on the clock.
Senior Ben McCauley had 20 points for the Pack, while sophomore Tracy Smith added 11. East Carolina (8-2) was led by Raleigh-native Brock Young's 25 points.
Georgia Tech Defeats Georgia State, 84-64
Lewis Clinch, academically ineligible for the first semester, scored 18 in his first game and Iman Shumpert had 11 assists for the Yellow Jackets (6-2). Brad Sheehan came came off the bench to score 16.
Dante Curry had 21 points in his first game to lead Georgia State (3-7). The transfer from South Florida became eligible at the end of the first semester.
Cavaliers Return to Action with 90-61 Win Over Longwood
Sammy Zeglinski and Calvin Baker scored 14 apiece, and Jamil Tucker chipped in 11 for the Cavaliers (4-3).
Antwan Carter scored 13 to lead the Lancers (5-6), and Dana Smith and Ryan Bogan chipped in 11 each.
The Cavaliers opened the game on a 15-2 run and never looked back, shooting 51.5 percent from the field (33 of 64) for the game in the win. The Lancers shot 38.6 percent (25 of 65).