Saturday ACC Hoops Recap

Posted by J.J. Greenstein on January 5, 2013 under ACC Basketball | Comments are off for this article

No. 1 Duke 80, Wake Forest 62

Ryan Kelly and Seth Curry each had 22 points for the Blue Devils (14-0, 1-0 ACC) as they rolled over Wake Forest (7-6, 0-1 ACC), despite 22 points and 11 rebounds by Demon Deacon forward Travis McKie. The Devils hit 11 three-pointers on 24 attempts and forced 19 Wake Forest turnovers.

No. 23 NC State 78, Boston College 73

The Wolfpack (12-2, 1-0 ACC) escaped the Eagles’ (8-6, 0-1 ACC) upset bid in Chestnut Hill, as ten players scored in double-figures in the conference-opener for both teams. Freshman Rodney Purvis led six NC State players in double-figures with 19, and Richard Howell had yet another double-double for the Pack with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore forward Ryan Anderson led all scorers with 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Eagles.

Maryland 94, Virginia Tech 71

Maryland (13-1, 1-0 ACC) was very impressive as they dismantled Virginia Tech (9-5, 0-1 ACC) thanks to freshmen Seth Allen (21 points) and Jake Layman (20 points). Erick Green scored 28 points to try and keep the Hokies in the ballgame but it was nowhere near enough as they never got the Terrapin lead closer than 15 in the second half in the ACC opener for both teams.

Miami 62, Georgia Tech 49

Miami (10-3, 1-0 ACC) handed Georgia Tech (10-3, 0-1 ACC) their first loss ever in the new McCamish Pavilion thanks to a career high 22 points off the bench from Rion Brown. The Hurricanes dominated the boards, out-rebounding the Jackets 40-29 for the game. Georgia Tech hit just 17 of 52 shots, as they played from behind the whole second half.

Florida State 71, Clemson 66

The Seminoles (9-5, 1-0 ACC) held off a furious second half rally by the Tigers (8-5, 0-1 ACC) thanks to Okaro White (who scored 15 points to lead the ‘Noles) when he stole a Clemson in-bounds pass with 17 seconds left, giving Florida State a road victory. Clemson forward Devin Booker led all scorers in the ACC opener with 19 points and 11 rebounds.

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