Sunday Night ACC Hoops: Wake Forest, Miami, BC Continue Hot Starts

Glenn PettyAnalyst IDecember 15, 2008

MIAMI 70, Robert Morris (Colonials, 4,000 students, Moon Township, PA) 62—Jack McClinton scored a game-high 24 points to lead four Miami players in double figures as the Canes beat Robert Morris.

Dwayne Collins and James Dews scored 11 apiece, and Lance Hurdle chipped in 10 for the Hurricanes (7-2) as four Hurricanes scored in double figures for the fourth time this season. McClinton also grabbed a career- and game-high nine rebounds, and he posted his third game of the season and 24th of his career with 20-plus points.

BOSTON COLLEGE 69, USC Upstate (Spartans, 3,608 students, Spartanburg, SC) 53—Junior Tyler Roche came off the bench to register five three-pointers and a career-high 17 points to lead Boston College (8-2) to win over USC Upstate (0-7) before 3,881 fans in Conte Forum.

VIRGINIA TECH 79, Longwood (Lancers, 3,787 students, Farmville, VA) 57—The Hokies' Jeff Allen had a monster game, and Virginia Tech used a big run late in the second half to put away Longwood at Cassell Coliseum. With the win, Tech moved to 6-4 overall on the season. Longwood, which saw its two-game winning streak come to an end, fell to 5-5.

UIC 66 (Flames, 15,148 students, Chicago, IL), GEORGIA TECH 60—Scott Vandermeer scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half, and Josh Mayo added 11 of his 17 points in the closing minutes to lead Illinois-Chicago.

Jeremy Buttell hit a three-point basket with 42 seconds left to break a tie and give Illinois-Chicago a 60-57 lead, helping the Flames (6-2) to their fifth straight win. The Jackets are now 5-2.

No. 11 WAKE FOREST 66, Wright State 53—Harvey Hale had a season-high 17 points to help No. 11 Wake Forest beat Wright State.

L.D. Williams added 11 points for the Demon Deacons (9-0), who are off to their best start since winning the first 11 games of 2003-04. Playing its first game after a weeklong break for exams, Wake Forest shot 52 percent and overcame 22 turnovers to beat the pesky Raiders (2-7).

(AP Photo/Nell Redmond/Lisa Poole)