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Boston College faces Miami in ACC tournament

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The shot clock was winding down on Olivier Hanlan, so the Boston College freshman launched a deep 3-pointer that somehow went in.

"By then," teammate Ryan Anderson said, "I knew anything this dude throws up is going in."

Hanlan set an ACC tournament record for a freshman with 41 points, and the Eagles routed Georgia Tech 84-64 Thursday in the first round.

The ACC's rookie of the year had the highest-scoring game in the tournament by any player regardless of class since 1970 and broke the mark of 40 set two years ago by North Carolina's Harrison Barnes.

"My teammates were finding me in spots," Hanlan said.

He was 14-of-18, made his final 12 shots and brought the eighth-seeded Eagles (16-16) back from a 15-0 deficit and into today's quarterfinal against Miami, the tournament's top seed.

The ninth-seeded Yellow Jackets (16-15) have lost five of seven.

N.C. State 80, va. Tech 63: Richard Howell kept attacking the rim and the boards alongside C.J. Leslie, while Lorenzo Brown was the transition-powering point guard eager to take on a tough defensive assignment against the conference's player of the year.

It was the performance that illustrated why North Carolina State can thrive in March after an inconsistent regular season.

Howell had 22 points and 12 rebounds while Brown led the defensive effort on Erick Green.

Leslie scored 15 for the fifth-seeded Wolfpack (23-9), which took control with an 11-0 second-half run. N.C. State led by 17 after that spurt and the 12th-seeded Hokies (13-19) never got the margin under double figures again.

"It's all about how you finish," Wolfpack coach Mark Gottfried said. "We talked about it all year long, being at your best at the end of the year, and that's what we need to be."

Maryland 75, Wake 62: Dez Wells scored 14 of his 21 in the second half and the No. 7 seed Terrapins (21-11) overcame the No. 10 seed Demon Deacons.

Alex Len and Seth Allen added 11 points for Maryland, which struggled for about 30 minutes against a team it previously beat twice by a combined 36 points.

Maryland held the Demon Deacons without a field goal for an 8½-minute stretch while using a late 24-8 run to pull away for their seventh straight win in the series.

C.J. Harris scored 19 and Devin Thomas added 14 for the Demon Deacons, who ended their season by losing 10 of 13 and were denied their first conference tournament victory since 2007.

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