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2009-03-13 23:11:50

Tyler Hansbrough saved No. 1 North Carolina from elimination in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals Friday and Duke barely survived as well. Ninth-ranked Wake Forest, however, was knocked out by Maryland and became the sixth team out of the top 11 in the nation to fall in a 48-hour period. Hansbrough scored 28 points, including the last six of the game, allowing the Tar Heels to fight off Virginia Tech 79-76. In the final game of the night, Duke took the lead on Gerald Henderson's layup with 34...

2009-03-13 13:41:46

Top-ranked North Carolina survived a huge scare Friday and edged Virginia Tech, 79-76, in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals in Atlanta. The tournament's top seed trailed, 26-17, with 6:45 left before halftime, but started its rally when Wayne Ellington's 3-pointer put them up, 63-60, with 11:30 left in the contest. UNC's four-time all-ACC forward Tyler Hansbrough scored six of his game-high 28 points in the final 6:13. Ellington scored 16 with four assists and four rebounds and Deon Thompson...

2009-03-04 20:31:33

Tyler Hansbrough touched off a late 10-point run Wednesday and No. 2 North Carolina clinched a share of the ACC title by downing Virginia Tech 86-78. The Tar Heels own a one-game lead over Duke with one game to play and they can wrap up an undisputed conference championship with a win over the Blue Devils in Chapel Hill Saturday. A Duke victory in that game would leave the two old rivals sharing the ACC crown. Virginia Tech trailed by only a point with 5:03 to play, but Hansbrough started the...

2009-03-03 22:56:22

Gerald Henderson scored 21 points, nine in the last 2 minutes, Tuesday to lead No. 7 Duke to an 84-81 win over No. 24 Florida State. Kyle Singler scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half for the Blue Devils (25-5, 11-4 ACC), who close the regular season Sunday against second-ranked North Carolina. Duke is a half-game behind UNC for first place in the ACC standings. Jon Scheyer added 17 points and Elliot Williams scored 14 for Duke, which has a five-game winning streak. Duke matched the...

2009-02-28 18:50:19

Seventh-ranked Duke used 21 points apiece from Kyle Singler and Gerald Henderson Saturday to post a 72-65 win over Virginia Tech. Jon Scheyer added 16 points for the Blue Devils, (24-5, 10-4 ACC), who have won four in a row and moved within a game of fifth-ranked North Carolina in the battle for the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title. A.D. Vassallo had 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Hokies (17-11, 7-7), who lost for the fourth time in their last five games. J.T. Thompson and...

2009-02-28 17:37:44

Tyler Hansbrough set an NCAA free-throw record Saturday in fifth-ranked North Carolina's 104-74 victory over Georgia Tech. Hansbrough, who had 28 points and 10 rebounds, was 8-for-8 from the foul line to give him an NCAA career total of 907 free throws. That moved him past Wake Forest's Dickie Hemric, who previously set the all-time record with 905 in 1955. Danny Green added 23 points and six rebounds for North Carolina (25-3, 11-3 ACC), which has won 11 of its last 12 games. Lewis Clinch had...

2009-02-26 22:04:35

A career night from James Johnson Thursday allowed No. 14 Wake Forest to pick up a much-needed, 85-78 victory over North Carolina State. Johnson scored 28 points and grabbed 18 rebounds -- the highest totals he has produced in both categories during his two years with the Demon Deacons. He helped Wake Forest avenge a loss at North Carolina State this month. Ishmael Smith added 18 points and Chas McFarland had 15 for Wake Forest (21-5, 8-5 ACC), which had fallen out of contention for the...

2009-02-25 23:23:00

Gerald Henderson scored 19 points Wednesday and No. 7 Duke completed a season sweep of Maryland with a 78-67 win over the Terrapins. It was the Blue Devils' third straight victory and moved them within a game of league-leading North Carolina in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Maryland fought Duke on even terms until the final 5 minutes, but consecutive 3-pointers by Henderson and Kyle Singler touched off a late Duke run. Elliot Williams had 15 for Duke (23-5, 9-4 ACC) and Singler had 13 to go...

2009-02-25 22:06:58

A.D. Vassallo hit two free throws with 12 seconds left Wednesday and Virginia Tech survived a last-second 3-point try to defeat No. 13 Clemson 80-77. Virginia Tech hit seven 3-pointers in the second half and was 11-of-19 from long range overall, avenging a four-point loss at Clemson last month. Malcolm Delaney led the Hokies (17-10, 7-6 ACC) with 26 points and Vassallo had 21. Terrence Oglesby had 22 points and hit 4-of-7 shots from beyond the arc for the Tigers (22-5, 8-5). Clemson cut its...

2009-02-22 21:42:32

Gerald Henderson and Jon Scheyer combined for 65 points for No. 9 Duke, which nearly lost a 22-point lead Sunday but hung on to top No. 8 Wake Forest 101-91. Henderson scored 35 points and Scheyer 30. The Blue Devils (22-5, 8-4 ACC), after letting the Demon Deacons back in the game, used a late 16-7 run to escape with the victory. Jeff Teague scored 28 points and James Johnson had 26 for Wake Forest (20-5, 7-5).


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