|Virginia Tech PG Erick Green had 28 points in Saturday's win over No. 15 Oklahoma State. (US Presswire)|
ACC Scoreboard for Dec. 1
No. 2 Duke 88, Delaware 50: Duke (8-0) jumped out to a 42-19 halftime lead and cruised to a home win over Delaware (2-6). F Ryan Kelly and C Mason Plumlee each had 18 points to lead five Blue Devils in double figures. Plumlee also had 11 rebounds to post his fifth double-double of the season. For the game, Duke shot 51 percent from the floor compared to 27 percent for Delaware. The Blue Hens were led by G Devon Saddler, who had a game-high 23 points to go along with 10 rebounds. Duke was without G Seth Curry, who sat out with a left ankle injury.
Virginia Tech 81, No. 15 Oklahoma State 71: PG Erick Green scored 28 points as Virginia Tech (7-0) remained unbeaten with an impressive nonconference home win over Oklahoma State (5-1). Green was 6 for 10 from the field and made 12 of his 13 free-throw attempts. As a team, the Hokies were 27 for 33 from the line while the Cowboys were 11 for 15. Hokies G Robert Brown had 18 points, and F Jarell Eddie pitched in with 15 points, 12 rebounds and four assists. F Le'Bryan Nash and G Marcus Smart each had 18 points to lead Oklahoma State. Smart also had 11 rebounds and six assists.
Miami 75, Massachusetts 62: Miami (5-1) held Massachusetts (3-3) to 28.6 percent shooting, including 21.9 percent from three, to pick up a solid road win Saturday afternoon. C Reggie Johnson had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Hurricanes, and G Durand Scott had 15 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. Despite shooting so poorly, the Minutemen were only outrebounded 37-34 and had 15 offensive rebounds compared to seven for Miami. F Terrell Vinson had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead UMass.
Virginia 67, Green Bay 51: F Akil Mitchell scored a career-high 20 points as Virginia (6-2) pulled away from Green Bay (3-4) in the second half to win its fifth game in a row. The Cavaliers shot 60 percent from the field in the second half to outscore the Phoenix 36-24. Virginia G Joe Harris, the team's leading scorer, also put in 20 points. As a team, the Cavaliers had 20 assists on 26 made field goals. Green Bay C Alec Brown had a team-high 14 points to lead the Phoenix, which shot just 34 percent from the field.
|North Carolina F James Michael McAdoo dunks during the first half against UAB. (AP)|
No. 14 North Carolina 102, UAB 84: North Carolina (6-2) scored 67 second-half points to pull away from UAB (4-4) in Chapel Hill. G Leslie McDonald started his first career game and put in a career-high 24 points to lead five Tar Heels in double figures. F James Michael McAdoo had 15 points and 12 rebounds. G Reggie Bullock had 17 points while G P.J. Hairston came off the bench to score 16. The Tar Heels outrebounded the Blazers 40-24. UAB F Jordan Swing had a team-high 21 points. The Blazers are in their first year with coach Jerod Haase, who played for Roy Williams at Kansas and was an assistant under Williams at Kansas and North Carolina from 1999-2012.
Richmond 62, Wake Forest 60: Kendall Anthony made a three with 1:09 left to break a 54-54 tie, and Richmond (6-2) made 5 of 6 free throws down the stretch to get a home win over Wake Forest (3-4). Freshman F Devin Thomas had 11 points to lead the Demon Deacons, but leading scorers F Travis McKie and G C.J. Harris combined to score just 15. Richmond F Derrick Williams had a game-high 26 points and made 13 of 15 free throws.
Star of the night: Green, Virginia Tech. With his team trailing by four points at halftime, Green came out and scored his team's first 10 points to keep pace with Oklahoma State. Then down the stretch, he hit key free throws to ice the game and give coach James Johnson the biggest win of his short head coaching career.
Inside the box score – 3 numbers worth a second look
21 -- Green has scored at least 21 points in each of Virginia Tech's first seven games. He is averaging 24.9 points while shooting 51.6 percent. Last year, he shot just 43.8 percent from the floor. Green has also made more plays for his teammates this year, averaging 4.4 assists per game compared to 2.8 a season ago.
3-0 -- Miami is now 3-0 since Scott has become eligible from a suspension that dated back to last year. The Hurricanes are obviously a much different team with him on the floor. Scott is averaging 15 points, six rebounds and three assists per game since his return.
7 -- Mitchell has scored in double figures in seven of Virginia's eight games this season. The Cavaliers were worried about how they were going to replace All-ACC big man Mike Scott this year, but Mitchell and teammate Darion Atkins have played very well down low.
Saturday's quote of the day: Virginia Tech's Green, according to Mark Giannotto of the Washington Post: “I think people were sleeping on us before the season because of the new coaching change and the players that left, but hopefully we showed people we can play with anybody and that we're a great team.”
Dec. 2 games
Clemson at South Carolina, 12 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Mercer at Florida State, 2 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
George Mason vs. Maryland in Washington, D.C., 2:30 p.m. ET (FSN)
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