Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, December 23
Dec. 24, 2012
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson went on a 21-2 run to end the first half and held SC State to 41 total points in a 77-41 rout on Sunday at Littlejohn Coliseum. The win improved the Tigers to 7-4 on the season and dropped the Bulldogs to 4-9.
Damarcus Harrison had a career-high 15 points for Clemson. The sophomore transfer's previous high was 12 against Iona in last year's NCAA Tournament for BYU. He made 6-of-11 field goals, including 3-of-7 from long distance, and also added a career-best six assists. He was one of four Tigers in double figures, as Milton Jennings added 15, Devin Booker had 11 and K.J. McDaniels posted 10.
Clemson had 22 assists on 30 baskets, the highest number of assists in 76 games under Head Coach Brad Brownell. The Tigers shot 49.2 percent for the game and 51.6 percent after halftime. All 11 players on Clemson's roster that played scored in Sunday's game.
HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) -- Mark Lyons scored 19 points, and No. 4 Arizona defeated Miami 69-50 on Sunday night at the Diamond Head Classic.
Nick Johnson had 12 points, and Kevin Parrom added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats (11-0). It was the 200th career win for Arizona coach Sean Miller.
After a close game early with several ties and lead changes, Arizona took a 14-point lead toward the end of the first half and pulled further away in the second.
Miami went scoreless for a four-minute stretch of the second half. Arizona scored 10 points during the drought to take a 26-point lead with less than three minutes remaining.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Virginia Tech lost to Colorado State, 88-52, in the championship game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic on Sunday night in the Orleans Arena. With the loss, Tech falls to 9-3 overall, while the Rams improve to 10-2 on the season.
The Hokies were able to keep the game close through most of the first half and Erick Green hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to cut the CSU lead to 33-27. But the Rams opened the second half on a 21-4 run and never trailed after the intermission.
Green, who the night before had taken over the NCAA Division I lead in points per game, led the Hokies with 26 points. Jarell Eddie was the only other Virginia Tech player in double-figures with 10 points.