Clemson edges FSU
TALLAHASSEE - Trevor Booker scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Sunday as Clemson rebounded from an early 13-point deficit to defeat Florida State 53-50, sweeping its season series with the Seminoles. Booker hit four straight free throws in the final 11 seconds and blocked a 3-point shot by the Seminoles' Deividas Dulkys with 5 seconds left that could have tied it. But it was the outside sniping of sophomore guard Andre Young, that made the difference. His 3-point basket gave the Tigers a 49-47 lead with 30 seconds left. Young finished with 12 points for Clemson (20-8, 8-6 ACC), which won despite shooting just 33.3 percent (17 of 51).Florida State (20-8, 8-6) didn't have a player in double figures. Ryan Reid, Derwin Kitchen and Michael Snaer each had eight points. Florida State had a chance to tie the game with 14 seconds left, but Solomon Alabi missed a free throw after making his first to get the Seminoles with 49-48, setting up Booker's game-clinching free throws. NO. 14 MICHIGAN ST. 53, NO. 3 PURDUE 44 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Raymar Morgan had 16 points and 11 rebounds to help Michigan State beat Purdue, ending its 10-game win streak. Draymond Green added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Spartans (22-7, 12-4 Big Ten), who avenged a 76-64 loss to the Boilermakers (24-4, 12-4) on Feb. 9. NO. 5 DUKE 67, VIRGINIA 49 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Kyle Singler scored 21 points as Duke (25-4, 12-2 ACC) beat shorthanded Virginia (14-13, 5-9). The Blue Devils remained a game ahead of Maryland heading into a first-place showdown with the Terps in College Park, Md., on Wednesday night. NO. 20 TEMPLE 65, LA SALLE 53 PHILADELPHIA - Juan Fernandez sank seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points, Lavoy Allen had 17 points and 20 rebounds and Temple (24-5, 12-2 Atlantic 10) beat La Salle (11-17, 3-11). XAVIER 78, NO. 23 RICHMOND 76 CINCINNATI - Terrell Holloway scored seven of his 24 points during the second overtime, and Xavier (21-7, 12-2 Atlantic 10) held on for a double-overtime victory over Richmond (22-7, 11-3).
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