|Georgia Tech played its first game in the new McCamish Pavilion on Friday, beating Tulane 79-61. (AP)|
ACC scoreboard for Nov. 9
Miami 87, Stetson 79: C Reggie Johnson led five Hurricanes in double figures with 22 points and 11 rebounds as Miami won its season opener at home. PF Kenny Kadji also had a double-double with 12 points and 11 boards. Stetson made 13-of-30 three-point attempts to keep the game close.
No. 11 North Carolina 76, Gardner-Webb 59: Tar Heels F James Michael McAdoo looked comfortable in a leading role with 26 points and 14 rebounds as North Carolina got a win over Gardner-Webb. G Dexter Strickland was the only other Tar Heel in double figures with 13 points. North Carolina was just 1 of 12 on 3s and had 18 turnovers.
No. 8 Duke 74, Georgia State 55: F Mason Plumlee had 19 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks as the Blue Devils won their opener over Georgia State. G Seth Curry had 15 points, and PG Tyler Thornton added 13. The Blue Devils were 11 of 24 from 3 but were outrebounded 31-30.
No. 6 NC State 97, Miami (Ohio) 59: All five starters scored in double figures, and NC State shot 61.4 percent from the field. F Richard Howell had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and freshman G Rodney Purvis also had 16 points. F C.J. Leslie had 11 points and eight rebounds.
Wake Forest 79, Radford 67: The Demon Deacons shot 63.6 percent from the field but committed 18 turnovers to keep Radford close Friday night in Winston-Salem. Wake Forest G C.J. Harris had a game-high 19 points, and F Travis McKie had 11 points and nine rebounds. Freshman PG Codi Miller-McIntyre had 10 points and three assists with just one turnover in his debut.
Georgia Tech 79, Tulane 61: The Yellow Jackets opened the new McCamish Pavilion in style. Georgia Tech F Kammeon Holsey had a team-high 18 points with seven rebounds. Freshman G Marcus Georges-Hunt had 14 points in his debut, and freshman G Chris Bolden had 12 points. Tulane F Josh Davis had 27 points on 12-of-15 shooting.
George Mason 63, Virginia 59: George Mason G Bryon Allen hit a 3 as the shot clock was winding down and about a minute left to break a 57-57 tie as the Patriots beat Virginia. The Cavaliers were led by G Joe Harris, who had 19 points and eight rebounds. Virginia allowed Mason to shoot 54.5 percent from the field.
South Alabama 76, No. 25 Florida State 71: G Freddie Goldstein hit three free throws with 26 seconds left to put the Jaguars ahead 72-69, giving South Alabama a lead it would not relinquish at Florida State. The Seminoles shot 23.8 percent from three, and G Michael Snaer struggled, going 2 of 11 and committing five turnovers. South Alabama G Antoine Allen had a game-high 21 points.
No. 3 Kentucky 72, Maryland 69: The Terrapins rallied from a 15-point deficit in the second half but fell short against Kentucky at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. C Alex Len was impressive against a talented Kentucky front line, setting career-highs in points (23) and rebounds (12).
|North Carolina F James Michael McAdoo had 26 points and 14 rebounds Friday against Gardner-Webb. (AP)|
Star of the night: North Carolina F McAdoo. McAdoo had 26 points and 14 rebounds in North Carolina's win over Gardner-Webb. His talent has never been questioned but because of the team around him last year, McAdoo was a role player who came off the bench. Friday night was the first glimpse at what McAdoo can do as the go-to guy for the Tar Heels, and it's a safe bet there will be more stat lines like this in McAdoo's future.
Inside the box score – 3 numbers worth a second look
17 -- Florida State had 17 turnovers in its 76-71 loss to South Alabama. The Seminoles struggled with turnovers all last season, and they continued to do so in their opener Friday night.
23 -- NC State assisted on 23 of its 35 made field goals in a blowout victory over Miami (Ohio). All seven players who played double-digit minutes shot at least 50 percent from the field.
16 -- Maryland missed 16 of its 19 three-point attempts against Kentucky. The Terrapins missed their first 14 attempts but had a chance down the stretch. Outside shooting was a big question mark entering this season for Maryland, and Friday's performance validated those concerns.
Friday's quote of the day:
Georgia State coach Ron Hunter on Duke after his team's 74-55 loss in Cameron: “They've got McDonald's guys, and we've got Burger King guys.”
Nov. 10 game
You don't want to miss: East Tennessee State at Virginia Tech, 2 p.m. ET (ESPN3). This is the only game on the schedule in the ACC Saturday, and it features the debut of the lone rookie head coach in the conference, James Johnson. Johnson has said he wants to push the tempo, and he will rely heavily on senior PG Erick Green, who led the team with 15.6 points per game last season.
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