More on ACC Men’s Hoops from Wednesday

Posted by Andy Durham on February 10, 2011 at 1:52 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

Miami 74, Wake Forest 73
Winston-Salem, N.C.

Maryland 106, Longwood University 52
College Park, Md.

Duke 79, North Carolina 73
Durham, N.C.

from www.theacc.com:

DURHAM, N.C. – Nolan Smith scored 22 of his career-high 34 points in the second half, and No. 5 Duke rallied from 16 points down to beat No. 20 North Carolina 79-73 on Wednesday night.

Seth Curry added a season-high 22 points for the Blue Devils (22-2, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).

They trailed 43-27 in the final minute of the first half and were down 14 at halftime before clamping down on the Tar Heels, outscoring them 50-30 in the final 20 minutes to keep hold of first place in the league.

Tyler Zeller had 24 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, and John Henson added 14 points for North Carolina (17-6, 7-2), which had its five-game winning streak snapped and lost for the third straight time in college basketball’s fiercest rivalry.

Kyle Singler finished with 10 points on 3-of-17 shooting for Duke, but hit three important free throws in the final minute – including two with 25.2 seconds left to make it 75-70 after North Carolina had made it a one-possession game.

Then, after Kendall Marshall hit a free throw to pull the Tar Heels within four with 17.2 seconds left, Smith beat everybody downcourt and soared for a breakaway dunk that all but ensured the Blue Devils would avoid their first loss at Cameron Indoor Stadium in almost exactly two years. Duke extended its NCAA-best winning streak at home to 33.

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