ACC hoops: Deac down again
Published 12:00 am Monday, January 3, 2011
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WINSTON-SALEM ó Steven Gray scored 18 points, Elias Harris added 13 points and nine rebounds and weary Gonzaga overcame a sluggish start to beat Wake Forest 73-63 on Sunday for its sixth straight victory.
Hitting the floor 37 hours after a home win over Oklahoma State, the Bulldogs (10-5) shook off the effects of a cross-country flight and an early tipoff by taking control in the second half. Gonzaga shot 50 percent (26 of 52) to offset 19 turnovers in its final game before beginning West Coast Conference play.
Travis McKie scored 16 points and J.T. Terrell added 14 on 3-of-11 shooting for the Demon Deacons (6-8), who lost their fourth straight amid a difficult first season for coach Jeff Bzdelik. After winning at Gonzaga a year ago, Wake Forest didn’t have enough offensive firepower this time, shooting just 34 percent (19 of 56).
Va. Tech 99, Mt. St. Maryís (Md.) 34
BLACKSBURG, Va. ó Erick Green scored 17 points to lead five Virginia Tech players in double figures as the Hokies routed Mount St. Maryís (Md.) on Sunday.
The win was the fifth straight for the Hokies (9-4) and the 65-point victory margin was the schoolís second-largest ever, ranking behind only an 81-point, 105-24 win over Washington & Lee on Jan. 9, 1959.
Virginia 64, LSU 50
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ó KT Harrell scored 15 points and sparked a big second-half run Sunday night and Virginia beat LSU to end its two-game losing streak.
Harrell and Mustapha Farrakhan each had six points in the 18-3 run for Virginia (9-5).
Clemson 69, Citadel 54
CLEMSON, S.C. ó Demontez Stitt scored 16 points and Clemson defeated The Citadelon Sunday.
Jerai Grant and Devin Booker added 13 points apiece for the Tigers (11-4). Grant also had seven blocks.
Clemson won its sixth straight, despite shooting just 12 of 24 from the free-throw line.
Zach Urbanus had 17 points and Mike Groselle 14 for the Bulldogs.