ACC Hoops Week In Review Nov. 21-Nov. 27

TSR reviews how the teams in the ACC fared this past week.

Boston College (4-1): The Eagles won their first game of the Old Spice Classic Thursday against Texas A&M, but lost the second round matchup against Wisconsin Friday.

Monday, Boston College defeated Holy Cross at home 69-54 where freshman walk-on Danny Rubin scored 14 points in his first start.

The Eagles beat Texas A&M, 67-65, Thursday in the tournament opener. A&M failed to convert the free throw on a 3-point play late in the game, and Reggie Jackson led the Eagles with 21 points. Wisconsin went on a 26-2 run in the second half to beat the Eagles, 65-55, in the next round of the tournament.


Clemson (5-1): The Tigers lost their chance to play in the Paradise Jam championship game Sunday with a 61-60 loss against Old Dominion in the Virgin Islands. They came back and won the third-place game Monday 64-58 against Seton Hall in overtime.

Demontez Stitt scored 18 of his 24 points in the second half against Old Dominion, and Andre Young made a 3-pointer at the end in the one point loss. Tanner Smith made six free throws in the final 23 seconds against Seton Hall in overtime to seal the Tigers win.

Friday, Clemson defeated visiting S.C. State, 69-54. Jerai Grant scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half.

1 Duke (6-0): The Blue Devils beat No. 4 Kansas State Tuesday in the CBE Classic championship in Kansas City, 82-68.

Mason Plumlee scored a career high 25 points for Duke against Marquette in a 82-77 win to advance to the championship. The championship win was Coach Krzyzewski 800th at Duke against a talented K-State team.

Saturday, Kyle Singler scored 30 points against his home-state Oregon in a game Duke never trailed and won comfortably 98-71.

Florida State (5-0): The Seminoles continued their streak of scoring 75 points in each game this year with their win at home against Mercer Tuesday, 79-55.

Chris Singleton scored 10 points and had 13 rebounds.

Georgia Tech (4-2): The Yellow Jackets beat UTEP in the Legends Classic semifinals game against UTEP Friday in Atlantic City and lost in the championship matchup against No. 10 Syracuse.

Glen Rice Jr. scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the win against UTEP, 71-61, with his father in attendance, but missed all four 3-point attempts.

Brian Oliver scored a career-high 32 points in the loss against Syracuse in the championship game.

TERPS (5-2): The Terps responded to their road trip with two wins at home against Elon and Delaware State.

Miami (4-2): The Hurricanes lost to Rutgers Sunday, but responded with two wins against McNeese State and Florida Gulf coast.

The ‘Canes scored only 45 points on the road against Rutgers, the fewest points Rutgers have given up against an ACC team since the Terps in 1941.

Wednesday, six Miami players scored in double figures in the 79-59 win against visiting McNeese State. On the road against in-state opponent Florida Gulf Coast Saturday, Miami made 10-of-20 3-pointers in the first half to win 87-75.

25 North Carolina (3-2): The Tar Heels lost their second straight game at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Sunday when losing to Vanderbilt, 72-65, despite forcing 20 turnovers. Tyler Zeller scored 11 points, and no other Tar Heel made more than four shots in the game.

Tuesday, the Heels beat UNC-Ashville on the road 80-69 behind Zeller’s 23 points and freshman Harrison Barnes’ 13 points (3-for-3 from beyond the arc).

N.C. State (4-1): The young Wolfpack lost the Charleston Classic championship against No. 16 Georgetown Sunday, 82-67. Sophomore Richard Howell had 14 point and eight rebounds from the bench. With a 44-42 lead in the second half, a 15-0 run by the Hoyas ended the Wolfpacks chances.

They came home to play Fair Dickinson Saturday where freshman Lorenzo Brown started the second half 6-for-7 from beyond the arc in the 77-67 win.

Virginia (3-3): The Cavaliers went 1-2 in the Maui Invitational losing to No. 13 Washington Monday and Wichita State Wednesday, and beating Oklahoma Tuesday.

Cavaliers freshman guard Joe Harris led all scorers against Washington with 19 points as the Cav’s fell 106-63.

Tuesday, Mike Scott scored 27 points as the Cavaliers led by 15 points at half to beat Oklahoma, 79-56.

The Cavaliers lost the fifth-place game Wednesday, 70-58, against Wichita St. Virginia couldn’t play consistent and shot 9-of-28 from the field in the second half.

Virginia Tech (4-1): The Hokies won their first two games in the 76 Classic in Anaheim Thursday against CS Northbridge and Friday against Oklahoma St.

Malcolm Delaney scored 17 for the Hokies, who led 38-18 at halftime against CS Northbridge in the first round of the tournament. In the second round, Delaney scored 16 points, including six free throws in the last minutes to secure the 56-51 win against Oklahoma St in a game the Hokies trailed late in the game.

Before the tournament, Virginia Tech defeated UNC Greensboro, 92-70, Sunday. The Hokies shot 53 percent and forced 29 turnovers.

Wake Forest (3-3): Ty Walker broke Tim Duncan’s school record with 11 blocks in the Dick’s NIT Tip-Off consolation game against Marist Tuesday (Duncan set his record against Maryland). The Demon Deacons won 81-59 and five players scored in double figures in the game.

Monday, Wake made a late run in the 83-74 loss in a tournament game against Winthrop.

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