Men's Basketball ACCtion: Monday, December 29
Dec. 29, 2008
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore forward Joe Trapani registered 22 points and 11 rebounds - both game highs - and senior guard Tyrese Rice totaled 21 points and nine assists to lead Boston College to an 84-62 win over San Francisco before 5,231 fans in Conte Forum.
The game was the Eagles' third "Jesuit Basketball Spotlight" contest. The Jesuit Basketball Spotlight project is a nationwide effort to identify basketball games between Jesuit schools during the 2008-09 season, and, through those games, bring greater positive awareness to Jesuit education. This project was developed by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) in response to member institutions wanting to spread the word of Jesuit higher education through the 90-plus basketball games in which Jesuit institutions play each other (men and women) this year.
Sophomore forward Corey Raji contributed 16 points and five rebounds, while freshman guard Reggie Jackson tallied 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes off the bench.
RALEIGH, N.C. – Lightning didn’t strike twice for NC State, as it successfully defended a potential game-winning shot by Loyola’s Jamal Harvey with three seconds to play Monday night at the RBC Center.
Courtney Fells rebounded the missed driving shot from the left side of the basket and hit a free throws with 0.3 seconds remaining on the clock to give the Wolfpack, which lost its last outing on a 3-pointer by Marquette with 0.3 seconds remaining, a 62-60 victory over the visiting Greyhounds.
The game seemed to turn clearly in the Wolfpack’s favor early in the second half, as it broke out of a 34-33 deficit with 10 unanswered points, a run that included a rare five-point possession.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Virginia Tech defeated Charleston Southern, 75-66, in men’s basketball action Monday night at the North Charleston Coliseum.
The Hokies, now 9-4 on the season, took a 37-28 lead into the intermission and never trailed in the second half, but the Buccaneers were able to keep the game close throughout. Tech hit all six of its free throw attempts in the final 18 seconds of play to hold off the Bucs.
A.D. Vassallo and Malcolm Delaney each scored 16 points to lead the Hokies. J.T. Thompson came off the bench to register a career-high 15 points and Jeff Allen scored 11 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the victory. Delaney added six assists and Allen posted three steals and three blocked shots.