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Clemson’s Milton Jennings (center) shoots between Boston College’s Eddie Odio (left) and Oliver Hanlan on Tuesday. Hanlan scored 24 points to lead the Eagles past the Tigers 68-61.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
CLEMSON, S.C. - Freshman guard Olivier Hanlan scored 24 points and Ryan Anderson added 18 points and 11 rebounds as Boston College defeated Clemson 68-61 in an Atlantic Coast Conference game Tuesday night.
The Eagles (14-16, 6-11) spent most of the game battling back, then refused to let go of the lead after pulling ahead 47-46 on Anderson's layup with just under 9 minutes left.
Joe Rahon added 10 points for Boston College, which won its second straight conference game and completed a two-game sweep of Clemson. The Eagles shot 45.1 percent (23 of 51) from the field.
In their final home game for the Tigers (13-16, 5-12), Devin Booker had 19 points and eight rebounds and fellow senior Milton Jennings had 18 points and seven rebounds.
Clemson has lost five straight and eight of nine.
The Tigers, who shot 44.1 percent (26 of 59), received 11 points off the bench from Damarcus Harrison.
No. 9 Kansas State 79, TCU 68
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Angel Rodriguez had 21 points and 10 assists and Shane Southwell and Martavious Irving both added 15 points as No. 9 Kansas State beat TCU.
With the Senior Night victory, the Wildcats (25-5, 14-3 Big East) stayed tied with No. 4 Kansas for first place in the Big 12 with one regular season game to play.
Kansas State seniors Jordan Henriquez, Irving and Rodney McGruder extended their career win total to 99, more than any class in school history.
Kyan Anderson had 29 points for the Horned Frogs (10-20, 1-16), while Devonta Abron added 10.
No. 15 Marquette 60, Rutgers 54
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Jamil Wilson scored all 10 of his points in the second half, including the late 3-pointer that put No. 15 Marquette ahead for good, as the Golden Eagles rallied past Rutgers on Tuesday night.
Vander Blue had 22 points and made two game-sealing free throws with 13.9 seconds left for Marquette (22-7, 13-4 Big East), which kept pace with Georgetown and Louisville for the regular season title with one game remaining. Junior Cadougan added points 10 for Marquette.
Myles Mack scored 11 points and Jerome Seagears added 10 for Rutgers (13-15, 4-13), which has lost five straight and 11 of 12.
No. 24 Notre Dame 66, St. John's 40
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Jerian Grant had 21 points and eight assists, Eric Atkins added 15 points and No. 24 Notre Dame held St. John's to 18 percent shooting in the second half Tuesday night.
The Fighting Irish (23-7, 11-6 Big East) ended a three-game losing streak to the Red Storm (16-13, 8-9), who lost for the fifth time in six games. Notre Dame's Cameron Biedscheid and Sir'Dominic Pointer of the Red Storm got in a skirmish with 1:46 left in the game. Both players were given technicals and ejected.
JaKarr Sampson led St. John's with 12 points and Phil Greene added 10.
BIG SOUTH TOURNEY
Longwood 87, UNC Asheville 72
CONWAY, S.C. - Tristan Carey had 21 points and a career-best six steals as Longwood began its first Big South Conference tournament Tuesday by knocking off two-time defending champion UNC Asheville.
Carey scored 17 points and had all six steals in the first half, when the Lancers (8-24), the North Division's No. 6 seed, grabbed a 47-35 lead.
Longwood will play VMI in the quarterfinals at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Campbell 81, Presbyterian 73, OT
CONWAY, S.C. - Trey Freeman scored 22 points as Campbell defeated Presbyterian in overtime Tuesday night in the first round of the Big South Conference tournament.
Marvelle Harris added 15 points for the Camels (13-19).
Hurricanes can clinch ACC regular-season title
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The Miami Hurricanes have plenty of motivation to bounce back quickly from Saturday's thrilling loss at Duke.
Ranked No. 6, the Hurricanes have earned at least a share of their first Atlantic Coast Conference championship with two games to go, both at home. Miami (23-5, 14-2) plays Georgia Tech on Wednesday and Clemson on Saturday.
Win either game, and the Hurricanes clinch their first outright league basketball title. Miami would also clinch with a loss by second-place Duke against Virginia Tech on Tuesday night.
The Hurricanes won their first 13 league games before losing at Wake Forest. They're 13-0 at home, where six seniors will play for the final time this week.
USC contacts Floyd about old coaching job
EL PASO, Texas - UTEP coach Tim Floyd has met with USC athletic director Pat Haden about returning to his old job coaching the Trojans.
UTEP athletic director Bob Stull said Tuesday that Haden contacted him six weeks ago about meeting with Floyd, and that the meeting took place.
Floyd became UTEP's coach in 2010 after resigning from USC under accusations that he improperly recruited star O.J. Mayo. USC self-imposed sanctions on the basketball program. Mayo left for the NBA after one season.
Stull says that Floyd "has always indicated to me that he is happy working at UTEP, and until he tells me otherwise he is our coach."
A UTEP spokesman said Floyd would answer questions after the Miners' game Tuesday against Memphis.
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