College Basketball: ACC Roundup
The ACC roundup …
COLLEGE PARK, Md. ó The enjoyment Jordan Williams derived from his record-setting performance was enhanced immeasurably by the fact that it helped Maryland escape with a much-needed victory.
Williams set a school record with his 13th consecutive double-double, getting 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Terrapins over Clemson 79-77 on Saturday.
Williams surpassed the mark held by Len Elmore, who had 12 straight double-doubles for Maryland in 1974.
Cliff Tucker scored 15 for Maryland, and Adrian Bowie and Terrell Stoglin each had 13. Playing their second game in three days, the Terrapins (12-7, 2-3 ACC) never trailed after an early 21-3 run made it 26-13.
Demontez Stitt led Clemson (13-6, 2-3) with 20 points, Jerai Grant had 15 and Andre Young added 14. The Tigers have lost two in a row following an eight-game winning streak.
Florida State 67, Boston College 51
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ó Derwin Kitchen’s 16 points led a balanced Florida State scoring attack as the Seminoles blew open a close game in the second half and defeated Boston College 67-51 Saturday night.
Four players finished in double figures for the Seminoles (15-5, 5-1 ACC), who share the league lead with fourth-ranked Duke (18-1, 5-1).
Joe Trapani’s 19 points and 12 rebounds led Boston College (14-6, 4-2), which was held to its lowest scoring total of the season. The Eagles came into the contest averaging 75.5 points a game.
Virginia 72, Georgia Tech 64
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ó Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt already knew what the stat sheet said, so when Virginia’s deadly 3-point shooting came up, he had an answer.
“When they see Georgia Tech on the shirts, it’s going in,” Hewitt said Saturday, after Virginia became the latest team to burn the Yellow Jackets with dead-eye 3-point shooting.
Mustapha Farrakhan scored 23 points, K.T. Harrell added 17 and the Cavaliers were 10 for 15 from long range as they beat Georgia Tech 72-64 to end their three-game losing streak.
The Cavaliers (11-8, 2-3 ACC) took command with an 18-3 burst late in the first half. The Yellow Jackets (9-9, 2-3), coming off blowout wins over North Carolina and Wake Forest, fell to 0-6 on the road and looked like the team that lost 80-63 at Kennesaw State.
Virginia Tech 70, Longwood 52
BLACKSBURG, Va. ó Malcolm Delaney scored 23 points to lift Virginia Tech past Longwood 70-52 on Saturday night.
The Hokies (13-5), who won for the ninth time in the past 10 games, closed the first half with a 19-4 run, erasing a five-point deficit to take a 29-19 lead at halftime.
The Lancers missed 10 of their final 11 attempts from the floor in the first half.
Longwood (7-15) got as close as five in the second half, 38-33, on a basket by Aaron Mitchell with 12:37 remaining. But the Hokies outscored the Lancers 29-9 over the next 8 minutes to take control, with Delaney scoring 10 in that stretch.