ACC men’s hoops: Duke takes Wake in Durham/Clemson goes to (22-4)

Posted by Andy Durham on February 23, 2009 at 10:38 am under College | Comments are off for this article

Offense Explodes In 101-91 Win Over Wake Forest

Gerald Henderson scored a career-high 35 points and No. 9 Duke held on to beat No. 8 Wake Forest 101-91 on Sunday night.

Jon Scheyer added a career high with 30 points for the Blue Devils (22-5, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). They twice led by 22 points in the first half and let the Demon Deacons creep within two points before finally putting them away with a 16-6 run that was keyed by Henderson.

Jeff Teague scored 28 points and James Johnson added 26 for the Demon Deacons (20-5, 7-5). They shot 61 percent but allowed Duke to hit 54 percent of its attempts — the worst performance of the season by the ACC’s stingiest defense.

Clemson Tops Georgia Tech, 81-73

Trevor Booker had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 13 Clemson, which overcame a 15-point deficit in an 81-73 victory over Georgia Tech on Sunday.

The Tigers (22-4, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won six of eight and improved to 9-0 this season when Booker has a double-double.

Georgia Tech (10-16, 1-12) has lost 11 of 12 to remain in the ACC cellar, three losses behind 11th-place Virginia.


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