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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Darius Perry set career highs with 19 points and five 3-pointers, and No. 6 Louisville rolled over Clemson 80-62 for its sixth consecutive victory. The Cardinals pulled away with a 20-0 first-half run and shot 66% before halftime. Louisville hit 10 of 21 from long range for the game, including Perry's two 3s before the big spurt ended in a 31-9 lead. That advantage held easily even as Louisville shot 28% in the second half. Clyde Trapp had 11 points for the Tigers, who shot just 34.4% and were outrebounded 41-29.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Wyatt Wilkes scored 19 points and No. 5 Florida State held off Notre Dame 85-84 for its 10th straight victory. Wilkes drilled 5 of 6 from 3-point range and the Seminoles made 12 of 18 from beyond the arc. Florida State missed its last nine shots from the floor and Notre Dame nearly took advantage. The Fighting Irish had a few chances in the final moments, including Rex Pflueger’s desperation 3-pointer that fell short at the buzzer.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Gene Corrigan, the former NCAA president who also helped change the look of college sports as Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner and Notre Dame and Virginia athletic director, died early Saturday. He was 91. The ACC said Saturday that Corrigan died “peacefully overnight surrounded by his family” in Charlottesville, Virginia. Corrigan was the ACC’s third full-time commissioner, serving from September 1987 until retiring in December 1996.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech guard Jose Alvarado finished with 24 points, tied a school record with eight steals, and was active on defense in the closing seconds, getting a pair of takeaways that led to four quick points in Georgia Tech's 64-58 upset win over North Carolina State. The Yellow Jackets won despite not having leading scorer Michael Devoe, who missed the game with an apparent foot injury, and N.C. State, which began the day tied for fourth place in the ACC, had its three-game win streak snapped. C.J. Bryce, the Wolfpack's leading scorer, had no points and didn't take a shot in the second half.
BOSTON (AP) — Jairus Hamilton scored a career-high 23 points, Jay Heath added 15 points and Boston College snapped a four-game losing streak with a 61-56 victory over Virginia Tech. Jared Hamilton had his only two baskets of the game in the final 3½ minutes for the Eagles. Landers Nolley II led the Hokies with 15 points and Nahiem Alleyne added 10. Virginia Tech had won four of its last five games and its previous five against BC.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Buddy Boeheim scored 21 points, Marek Dolezaj added 17, and Syracuse held off Pittsburgh 69-61. Syracuse has won five straight as it tries to rebound from a lackluster start to the season and build a resume for postseason consideration. Pittsburgh was coming off home wins over North Carolina and Boston College. Elijah Hughes, the ACC's leading scorer, had just 10 points to match his season low, all coming in the second half. Quincy Guerrier had 10 points and eight rebounds and Dolezaj had seven boards. Justin Champagnie led Pitt with 14 points and Terrell Brown had 11. Leading scorer Trey McGowens had seven points.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Brandon Robinson scored a career-high 29 points and North Carolina ended a five-game losing streak by beating Miami 94-71 on Saturday. Hall of Fame UNC coach Roy Williams earned his 880th career victory to pass late mentor Dean Smith for fourth on the men’s Division I list. Freshman Armando Bacot added 19 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists for UNC, which had lost six straight league games for the first time in program history. Miami played without Chris Lykes and Kameron McGusty due to injuries. Isaiah Wong had 19 points to lead Miami.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College retired the jersey of former standout guard Troy Bell (1999-2003) at halftime of its game against Virginia Tech on Saturday. Bell is still the school's all-time leading scorer and was a two-time All-American. He was joined on the court by his former coach Al Skinner, the school’s all-time leader in wins. For the period of 1999-2003, Bell led all of college basketball, averaging 21.6 points per game. He was the Big East rookie of the year in 1999-2000 and captured the MVP award in the league’s 2001 postseason tourney, carrying BC to the championship.
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