ATLANTA — Malcolm Brogdon had a wonderful homecoming.
Virginia's third-year guard, who grew up in an Atlanta suburb, scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the 20th-ranked Cavaliers 64-45 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday.
“It means a lot (to play well),” Brogdon said after shooting 3 for 12 yet making all seven of his free throws while adding three assists and a steal.
“I love playing in front of my family and friends.”
The Cavs (19-5, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) took about 30 minutes to figure out their surroundings, and then held the Yellow Jackets (12-12, 3-8) without a field goal for the final 9:51 while outscoring Georgia Tech 22-1 to secure their seventh consecutive win.
Georgia Tech’s final lead came with 9:52 remaining, when Kammeon Holsey completed a three-point play to push the Yellow Jackets up 44-42.
“We weren’t strong enough or tough enough on the offensive end in those last eight minutes,” Georgia Tech head coach Brian Gregory said.
Sophomore guard Chris Bolden scored 11 of his 13 points in the first half to lead the Yellow Jackets.
NO. 11 DUKE 89, BOSTON COLLEGE 68
In Boston, Jabari Parker set career highs with 29 points and 16 rebounds, and Quinn Cook hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points as Duke coasted to a win over Boston College.
Rasheed Sulaimon added 10 points for the Blue Devils (19-5, 8-3). Parker extended his Duke freshman record to 14 games with 20 points or more.
Olivier Hanlan led Boston College (6-17, 2-8) with 25 points.
NO. 25 PITTSBURGH 62, VIRGINIA TECH 57 (2 OT)
In Pittsburgh, Cameron Wright scored four of his 18 points in the second overtime to help Pittsburgh beat Virginia Tech and snap a two-game home losing streak.
Pittsburgh (20-4, 8-3) reached 20 wins for the 13th consecutive season.
Jarrell Eddie had 15 points for Virginia Tech (8-15, 1-10), which lost its 10th in a row.
NORTH CAROLINA 73, NOTRE DAME 62
In South Bend, Ind., James Michael McAdoo scored 18 points, Marcus Paige added 16 and North Carolina dominated inside after a slow start to defeat Notre Dame for its fifth consecutive victory.
The Tar Heels (16-7, 6-4), which started 0-3 in the conference, improved to 2-3 on the road. The loss dropped the Irish (12-12, 3-8) to .500 in February for the first time since losing five in a row in 2006 to fall to 10-10.
MARYLAND 83, FLORIDA STATE 71
In College Park, Md., Seth Allen scored 21 of his career-high 32 points in the decisive first half, and Maryland beat Florida State to climb over .500 in the conference.
Dez Wells scored 15 and Jake Layman added 12 for Maryland (14-10, 6-5), which avenged a 24-point defeat at Florida State in January. The victory enabled the Terrapins to gain sole possession of seventh place in the conference, a game ahead of the skidding Seminoles (14-9, 5-6).
NORTH CAROLINA STATE 56, MIAMI 55
In Coral Gables, Fla., conference leading scorer T.J. Warren scored 19 of his 27 points in the second half to help lead North Carolina State over Miami.
Ralston Turner scored 16 of his 17 points in the first half for the Wolfpack (15-8, 5-5).
Rion Brown’s 20 points led Miami (11-12, 2-8), which fell to 0-6 in conference at home games.