Tigers Stomp Tar Heels, 83-64
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Booker scored 21 points, Demontez Stitt added 20 and No. 24 Clemson broke a 10-game losing streak to No. 12 North Carolina with a 83-64 victory Wednesday night.
The Tigers (14-3, 2-1 ACC) hadn’t beaten the Tar Heels (12-5, 1-1) in nearly six years, but used a first-half blitz to lead by 23 points and held on against one of their toughest Atlantic Coast Conference opponents.
Stitt hit Clemson’s first two baskets during and Booker had a three-point play to close a 17-6 opening run less than five minutes in.
Smith Shines as Duke Beats Boston College, 79-59
DURHAM, N.C. – This time, eighth-ranked Duke figured out a way to win without its trusty long-range shot.
Nolan Smith scored 24 points to help the Blue Devils pull away in the second half and beat Boston College 79-59 on Wednesday night, helping Duke regroup from a weekend loss at Georgia Tech.
Kyle Singler added 15 points for the Blue Devils (14-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who pushed ahead for good late in the first half and pulled away in the opening minutes after the break. More impressively, they carried their 3-point shooting struggles from Atlanta back to Cameron Indoor Stadium and knocked down just one 3, yet still won convincingly with defense and a group of big men who are giving Duke some steadier production in the paint.