College Basketball roundup

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 11, 2007

Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Cliff Hammonds grew up about a half hour away from the Florida State campus, a fan of the Seminole football and basketball teams.

He definitely was ready for Clemson’s matchup with the Seminoles on Wednesday night.

Hammonds’ layup with 3 seconds left lifted the 23rd-ranked Tigers to a 68-66 win over Florida State in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both schools.

Clemson (15-0) remains one of the country’s last three unbeaten major college teams, joining No. 16 Oregon and top-ranked UCLA, who both play Thursday night.

No. 17 Notre Dame 78, Louisville 62

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Russell Carter scored 19 points and Luke Harangody added 15 to help Notre Dame beat Louisville in the Big East opener for both teams.

No. 20 Air Force 81, Colorado St. 75

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Dan Nwaelele led a balanced offense with 22 points, and Air Force won its 10th straight game.

No. 25 WVU 67, Villanova 56

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Frank Young scored a career-high 25 points for West Virginia.

Virginia 108, Gonzaga 87

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.– Sean Singletary scored a career-high 37 points and hit seven of Virginia’s school-record 18 3-pointers in a 108-87 victory against Gonzaga (9-6)

.Singletary scored 21 in the first half as Virginia

(9-3) made 12 3-pointers, shot 60 percent and dominated the entire way to lead 60-26 at halftime.

BC 72, Yale 56

Two Salisbury natives, Tyrese Rice and Shamari Spears combined for 37 points in Boston College’s 72-56 win over Yale.

Rice scored 20 points while dusing out nine assists. Spears finished with 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting. He was 7-of-8 from the foul line.

BC visits N.C. State on Saturday.

Ga. Tech 97, WSSU 46

ATLANTA — Anthony Morrow scored 21 points and Javaris Crittenton had 13 points and nine assists in Georgia Tech (11-3) to a 97-46 victory over Winston-Salem State (1-17).