North Carolina holds off Virginia Tech, 86-78

March 05, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Tyler Hansbrough had 22 points and 15 rebounds and No. 2 North Carolina (26-3, 12-3) clinched a tie for the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title with an 86-78 victory over fading Virginia Tech last night.

The host Hokies (17-12, 7-8) lost for the fifth time in six games.

North Carolina State 74, Boston College 69: Ben McCauley had 20 points to help the host Wolfpack (16-12, 6-9) end a two-game skid. Rakim Sanders scored 21 points to lead the Eagles (20-10, 8-7).

Georgia Tech 78, Miami 68: Lewis Clinch scored a career-high 30 points and the host Yellow Jackets (11-17, 2-13) ended a seven-game losing streak. Jack McClinton (Calvert Hall) had 13 points for Miami (17-11, 6-9).

Top 25 men

No. 15 Missouri 73, No. 4 Oklahoma 64: : DeMarre Carroll had 15 points for the host Tigers (25-5, 12-3 Big 12). The Sooners (26-4, 12-3) have lost three of four.

Texas Tech 84, No. 9 Kansas 65: : Alan Voskuil had nine three-pointers and scored a career-high 35 points to end a six-game losing streak for the host Red Raiders (13-17, 3-12 Big 12).

Vanderbilt 75, No. 12 LSU 67: : A.J. Ogilvy scored a career-high 33 points for the visiting Commodores (18-11, 7-8) against the Tigers (25-5, 13-2), the SEC regular-season champs.

Top 25 women

Kansas 69, No. 5 Baylor 45: : Danielle McCray scored a career-high 35 points to lift the host Jayhawks (17-11, 6-9 Big 12) past the Bears (23-5, 11-4).

State women

Boston University 73, UMBC 65: : Katie Brooks scored a game-high 28 points and Carlee Cassidy had 24 in a losing effort for the host Retrievers (14-15, 6-10 America East) against the Terriers (21-6, 15-0).

Drexel 59, Towson 45: : Gabriela Marginean had 23 points to lead the visiting Dragons (21-8, 16-2 Colonial Athletic) past the Tigers (16-12, 8-10).

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