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2009-03-24 18:55:24

ACC Player of the Year Ty Lawson said Tuesday he plans to play Friday in North Carolina's NCAA South Region semifinal against Gonzaga. Lawson missed three games with a sprained big toe on his right foot. That included the Tar Heels' first-round NCAA Tournament victory over Radford last Thursday. The point guard returned Saturday against LSU, scoring 21 of his 23 points in the second half to go with six assists in UNC's win. It's getting better. Hopefully in a couple of days I'll be back to...

2009-03-21 19:16:35

North Carolina's Ty Lawson scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half Saturday to lead the Tar Heels to an 84-70 win over LSU in the NCAA South. The point guard, who missed North Carolina's previous three games due to a sprained big toe on his right foot, also had six assists for the Tar Heels (30-4). Wayne Ellington also scored 23 points and Tyler Hansbrough had 15 points and eight rebounds for top-seeded North Carolina, which took control with 11 consecutive points late in the second...

2009-03-19 17:30:29

Tyler Hansbrough scored 22 points Thursday and became the ACC's all-time scoring leader when North Carolina trounced Radford 101-58. The contest at the Greensboro Coliseum was a first-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament's South Region. The winners raced away from a 13-11 advantage to lead, 53-34, at the half, and held a double-digit advantage the entire second half. Hansbrough's 2,789 career points surpassed the 2,769 scored by Duke's J.J. Redick. Wayne Ellington led UNC with 25 points and...

2009-03-15 15:27:23

Jon Scheyer's game-high 29 points Sunday led eighth-ranked Duke to a 79-69 win over No. 22 Florida State and its 17th ACC Tournament title. Scheyer, the tournament's MVP, helped Duke win the event for the ninth time in the last 12 years. Duke seized control after a 23-8 first-half run led to a 35-21 advantage at the break against the bigger Seminoles. Its biggest lead in the second stanza was 65-43 when Scheyer sank a 3-pointer with 6:28 left, and despite a late rally, FSU trailed by double...

2009-03-14 15:18:17

Toney Douglas scored a game-high 27 points Saturday, fueling Florida State's 73-70 upset of No. 1 North Carolina in one ACC Tournament semifinal in Atlanta. Both Douglas and Derwin Kitchen (11 points) sank two free throws in the closing 48 seconds to lead FSU into its first title game Sunday. Kitchen's 3-pointer started Florida State's game-ending heroics and led to a 58-55 advantage with 9:33 remaining. Douglas also had four rebounds and four assists. Kitchen added nine rebounds and six...

2009-03-13 16:25:31

Derwin Kinchen scored the last three points Friday to help No. 22 Florida State escape with a 64-62 ACC quarterfinal win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta. With Georgia Tech leading, 62-61, on Zach Peacock's jumper with 32 seconds left, Kinchen followed a timeout with a layup and a free throw. Toney Douglas led the winners with 25 points. Solomon Alabi scored 14 with six rebounds, and Kinchen finished with eight points and five assists for the fourth-seeded Seminoles (24-8), who next face...

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...

2009-03-12 17:08:43

A 14-0 second half spurt Thursday helped Virginia Tech down Miami-Florida, 65-47, in a first-round ACC Tournament contest at Atlanta. After leading by just 28-24 at the break, the run swelled Tech's lead to 57-37 on J.T. Thompson's dunk with 7:23 left, and FSU had no answer. Malcolm Delany led Tech with 17 points and five assists. A.D. Vassallo scored 14 with eight rebounds and three assists. Thompson scored 12 with nine rebounds, and Jeff Allen added nine points, five rebounds and four...

2009-03-12 16:07:02

A 14-0 second half spurt Thursday helped Virginia Tech down Miami-Florida, 65-47, in a first-round ACC Tournament contest at Atlanta. After leading by just 28-24 at the break, the run swelled Tech's lead to 57-37 on J.T. Thompson's dunk with 7:23 left, and FSU had no answer. Malcolm Delany led Tech with 17 points and five assists. A.D. Vassallo scored 14 with eight rebounds and three assists. Thompson scored 12 with nine rebounds, and Jeff Allen added nine points, five rebounds and four...

2009-03-08 20:38:07

James Johnson had 21 points to lead five players in double figures Sunday when 10th-ranked Wake Forest rallied for a 96-88 ACC win over No. 19 Clemson. Wake trailed 44-40 at halftime but came back to win its fourth straight victory to close out the regular season. Johnson, who sank 10-of-14 shots, also had nine rebounds, and his highlight-reel dunk gave Wake its biggest lead, 83-71, with 4:11 left. Al-Farouq Aminu scored 21 with 10 rebounds and Chas McFarland added 14 points (10-of-12 free...


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