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Clemson stuns Virginia

Posted: Monday, February 11, 2002

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Roger Mason Jr. scored 23 points and sparked a 15-0 second-half run Sunday to lead No. 10 Virginia to an 85-71 victory over Clemson, snapping the Cavaliers' four-game losing streak.

Travis Watson added 20 points and 10 rebounds for Virginia (15-6, 5-5 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Jamar McKnight had 18 points for the Tigers (11-13, 2-9), who lost their eighth straight, a streak that started right after they stunned Virginia on Jan. 8.

Boston College 76, No. 12 Miami 63

BOSTON -- Troy Bell scored 24 points and Ryan Sidney added 23 points and nine rebounds as the Eagles (16-7, 5-5 Big East) beat the Hurricanes for the second time in 13 days.

Uka Agbai had 12 points and 10 rebounds Boston College, which had lost five of seven, but won 70-65 at Miami on Jan. 29.

Marcus Barnes and John Salmons each had 16 points for Miami (20-4, 7-4), which fell out of a first-place tie with Connecticut in the East Division.

Fresno St. 58, No. 14 Oklahoma St. 52

FRESNO, Calif. -- Damon Jackson was 7-for-11 from 3-point range and scored a career-high 24 points and Travis DeManby added a school-record 11 steals as the Bulldogs (15-10) snapped a four-game losing streak.

Ivan McFarlin and Victor Williams each scored 12 points for Oklahoma State (18-6), which committed 25 turnovers and shot just 35 percent from the field.

Both teams were missing key performers. Oklahoma State played without leading scorer Maurice Baker, who sustained a high ankle sprain during Wednesday's victory over No. 24 Texas Tech. Forward Chris Jefferies missed his fifth straight game for Fresno State with a cartilage tear in his knee.

Michigan St. 67, No. 16 Ohio St. 64

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Marcus Taylor and Adam Ballinger each scored 18 points for the Spartans (14-9, 5-5 Big Ten), who used two 13-0 runs to knock the Buckeyes (17-5, 8-3) out of their first-place tie with Indiana.

Brent Darby scored 14 points for the Buckeyes, 12 over the final 7:33, as they lost their eighth straight in the Breslin Center and 13th of 15 overall in the series.

Pittsburgh 75, No. 23 Syracuse 63

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Brandin Knight scored 11 of his 16 points in the final 5:34 as Pittsburgh (21-4, 9-3 Big East) overcame a 14-point deficit in the second half to win in the Carrier Dome for the first time since March 2, 1997.

Preston Shumpert had 28 points for the Orangemen (18-7, 7-4), who lost for the fifth time in seven games.

No. 3 Maryland 92, North Carolina 77

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Juan Dixon scored 18 points and Maryland matched its best overall and ACC starts in school history.

The Terrapins (19-3, 9-1) registered their 19th win after 22 games for the sixth time, the most recent in 1999. The last time Maryland won nine of its first 10 league games was 22 seasons ago.

Kris Lang had 23 points for the Tar Heels (6-15, 2-9), who matched the school record for losses in a season. It happened twice in the early 1950s.

North Carolina also set a record for ACC losses as the previous worst league mark was 6-8 in Dean Smith's third season in 1963-64.



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