Originally created 12/31/06

ACC roundup

RALEIGH, N.C. - Brandon Costner set career highs with 27 points and 19 rebounds, Ben McCauley added 19 points and North Carolina State beat UNC Wilmington 72-51 on Saturday.

Gavin Grant finished with 12 points despite playing a season-low 29 minutes for the Wolfpack (9-4), who shot 52 percent from the field. It was only the second time this season an opponent made at least half its shots against the Seahawks (3-7).

Daniel Fountain scored 17 points for UNC Wilmington and Vladimir Kuljanin had 13.


In Sunrise, Fla., senior Marcus Perry scored a career-high 25 points, and Nebraska ran off 13 consecutive points in the second half to beat Miami in the Orange Bowl Classic.

The Cornhuskers hit 15 3-pointers on 33 attempts.

Perry was 7-for-12 on 3s, including hitting two during the 13-0 run that gave Nebraska (9-3) a 69-54 lead with five minutes left.

Brian Asbury tied a career high with 19 points and Jimmy Graham added a career-high 13 for the Hurricanes (7-7).


In Huntington, W. Va., Marshall built a 21-point first-half lead and used timely second half shooting to upset Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech (9-4) outscored Marshall 22-11 to open the second half, staying within striking distance. The Hokies led 56-55 with a minute and a half to play.


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