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North Carolina beat St. John's in the consolation game of the Holiday Festival in Madison Square Garden. Rashad McCants scored 21 points in the 63-59 win. WRAL points out that with the win, UNC has equaled the number of wins they had last season.

More links:

  • White Plains Journal-News
  • N&O

Someone - we're thinking it was Andy Katz - said that
May was clearly the leader of the team in practice, so it's doubly
impressive. Speaking of May, best of luck to him in his rehab.
Rivalries are fun, but not to the point of wishing pain and injuries on

Byron Sanders got the first crack at May's minutes, and
statistically anyway, it was a waste of time, as he went 0-9, got 2 boards, and
fouled out in 25 minutes. Statistics don't tell everything, and they
definitely don't relate how a big body helps alter shots and so forth. Melvin
Scott and David Noel round out what is now a 7-man rotation. Raymond
Felton played all 40 minutes. And turns out Sean
May's dad advised him not to play
, but Sean decided to go ahead.

In Charlottesville, Virginia knocked Georgetown from the ranks of the undefeated with a 79-75 win. In the matchup between Sweetney and Watson, Travis Watson came out the winner as Mike Sweetney fouled out.

More links:

  • Roanoke
  • Hampton Roads Daily Press
  • Washington Times

Wake Forest demolished North Carolina A&T, 104-64, behind Vytas Danelius, who scored 18. Wake Forest is now 2-0 all time against A&T.

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  • Fayetteville Observer (AP)
  • New Bern Sun Journal
  • WSJ
  • WSJ

Clemson beat Liberty, 78-65 to go 8-0, for their best start since 1995-6. Coach Shyatt was pleased his team remained focused after the big win against Cincinnati.

More links:

  • WRAL
  • Ashewille Citizen-Times

Winding up yesterday's basketball, Boston University beat Florida State, 84-69, in Tucson.

More links:

  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • Sun-Sentinel

In football, Virginia crushed West Virginia, 48-22. The second quarter was the key.Besides the Duke game, NC State will be playing Wofford today, and Maryland opens their conference season against Georgia Tech. In typical fashion, FOX News incorrectly identifies Maryland as having won the ACC title. Those of us at the ACC Championship game don't recall seeing too many Maryland players on the court that afternoon. The Baltimore Sun also weighs in.