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Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 17 points as No. 16 North Carolina defeated Virginia Tech 72-50 Friday night and clinched a first-round bye in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
R.J. Hunter scored 25 points and Devonta White added 23 points to lead Georgia State to a 78-60 win over George Mason on Saturday.
Juvonte Reddic scored 24 points and Virginia Commonwealth blitzed George Washington with an 18-6 run to close the first half, then never let the Colonials closer than 12 in a 84-57 victory Saturday night.
The number wasn't on the stat sheet, but it was on Joanne Boyle's mind.
Maryland tried to make the tough plays instead of the less complicated ones. The Terrapins kept giving the ball back to Wake Forest, and the pesky Demon Deacons kept coming back.
Stephen Lumpkins scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead American University over Lafayette 68-64 Saturday in Patriot League play. Daniel Munoz added 12 points and John Schoof 11 for American (8-14, 3-4), which shot 52.3 percent (23 of 44) from the floor. Lumpkins was 8 of 10 from the field and combined with Munoz to make all 16 of the Eagles' free throws.
Rashad Hassan scored 16 of his 25 points in the second half to lead Savannah State to its seventh consecutive victory, 52-42 over Howard on Saturday in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game.
Troy Daniels and coach Shaka Smart had a little chat on Friday about Daniels' accountability to his teammates.
Kendall Anthony led five Richmond players in double figures with 16 points to beat Xavier 73- 71 Saturday night in an Atlantic 10 Conference showdown.
Bryson Johnson scored a season-high 20 points while Mike Muscala added 11 points and matched his career best of 19 rebounds to help Patriot League leader Bucknell defeat Navy 69-54 Saturday night for its third straight win.