Daily Press (Sunday)

Hokies ride big first half to rout

Poteat, Kidd boost Virginia Tech past Georgia Tech

- Wire reports

Mylyjael Poteat and Lynn Kidd scored 18 points apiece as Virginia Tech cruised to a 91-67 victory Saturday over Georgia Tech in Blacksburg.

Poteat came off the bench to match his career high by sinking 6 of 9 shots and all six of his free throws for the Hokies (13-7, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won three in a row. He added six rebounds and blocked two shots. Kidd made 7 of 9 attempts and 4 of 4 at the free-throw line. Freshman Baye Ndongo totaled 16 points and nine rebounds to pace the Yellow Jackets (9-11, 2-7), who have lost three straight and eight of their last nine.

Tyrese Proctor hit two free throws with 1 second left to help Duke hang on to beat Clemson at home, barely averting the program’s first home loss to the Tigers in nearly three decades.

With his team trailing by one, Proctor raced up the court and ran into two defenders near the top of the arc before pushing inside the paint to draw a foul from Josh Beadle. He calmly knocked down both shots for the lead, then Clemson failed to get off a shot with a desperatio­n inbounds heave for star forward P.J. Hall.

Freshman Jared McCain had 16 of his 21 points after halftime for the Blue Devils (15-4, 6-2), while Proctor had 18 points.

Hall had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (13-6, 3-5).

No. 12 Duke 72, Clemson 71: No. 3 North Carolina 75, Florida State 68:

RJ Davis scored 24 points and freshman Elliot Cadeau scored a season-high 16 points to help visiting North Carolina rally from an eight-point deficit early in the second half and beat Florida State.

Davis shot 9 of 18 from the floor, although he made just 2 of 8 3-point shots, and surpassed the 20-point mark for the 12th time this season.

Cadeau shot 8 of 9 from the free-throw line and had six assists as North Carolina (17-3, 9-0) extended its win streak to 10 games.

Primo Spears scored 15 points on 6 of 15 shooting, drilling 3 of 4 3-pointers, for Florida State (12-8, 6-3).

Boston College 61, Notre Dame 58:

Devin McGlockton scored 15 points, Jaeden Zackery made several key plays in the final minute and BC (12-8, 3-6) swept the season series against the Irish (7-13, 2-7) with a road victory.

A jumper by Markus Burton drew Notre Dame within 57-55 with 1:21 left. Zackery’s jumper with 30 seconds left gave the Eagles a 59-55 lead. After the Irish’s Braeden Shrewsberr­y missed a 3-pointer with 13 seconds remaining, Zackery rebounded, was fouled and made both ends of a one-and-one for a six-point lead.

J.R. Konieczny led Notre Dame with 15 points,

Norchad Omier scored 18 points and recorded a block with 1.8 seconds left as Miami (14-6, 5-4) withstood hard-charging Pittsburgh (12-8, 3-6) at the end to secure a home win.

Kyshawn George made two foul shots for Miami with 1.8 seconds left for the game’s final margin.

Blake Hinson led Pitt with 21 points.

Miami 72, Pittsburgh 68:

RYAN ?? Virginia Tech forward Mylyjael Poteat celebrates in the first half during Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech in Blacksburg.
HUNT/GETTY RYAN Virginia Tech forward Mylyjael Poteat celebrates in the first half during Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech in Blacksburg.

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