Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, December 28, 2008
Dec. 28, 2008
Cavaliers Top Georgia Tech in Overtime in ACC Opener
Mike Scott added two free throws with 2 seconds left for Virginia (6-4, 1-0 ACC).
Tech's Gani Lawal stole a pass and scored with 15 seconds left to tie it at 84.
Sylven Landesberg led Virginia with 25 points. Jamil Tucker added 15, Baker had 13 and Mustapha Farrakhan scored a season-high 12 off the bench.
North Carolina Handles Rutgers, 97-75
"Every time I looked up," he said, "we were up 14, 16, 18, something like that."
That's been the theme so far for his top-ranked Tar Heels, whose latest blowout victory has placed them in good company. Their 97-75 rout of Rutgers on Sunday night marked their school-record 12th straight by double figures.
Tyler Hansbrough had 26 points and 10 rebounds, Ty Lawson added 19 points and Danny Green had 18 for the Tar Heels (12-0), who shot 51.5 percent and held a 40-26 rebounding advantage. They surpassed the previous mark of consecutive blowouts set by the 1992-93 team that went on to win the national championship.
Florida State Opens Orange Bowl Classic With Win Over Western Kentucky
Toney Douglas scored 27 points for Florida State, which trailed by 5 points in the second half before breaking the game open with a 20-3 run.
The Seminoles (12-2), coming off a loss to Pittsburgh a week earlier, remained unbeaten in their seven meetings against Western Kentucky. This is the earliest the Seminoles have ever reached a dozen victories.