Terrell McIntyre does everything the country’s top point guards do, except talk.
On Saturday, against No. 7 Maryland, the smallest player in the Atlantic Coast Conference did enough talking for all his teammates in No. 10 Clemson’s 80-68 victory at Clemson, S.C.
McIntyre had a four-point play and scored 11 points in a 16-1 run that turned a tie game into a runaway. He had 21 points, three steals, six assists and played 39 minutes without a turnover in addition to directing the Tigers’ comeback from an eight-point deficit.
“Last year, I didn’t have to (talk) as much,” said McIntyre, a sophomore. “This year, it’s my turn and I know that’s something I have to do. I’ve just got to get in my mind to be a coach on the floor and be a constructor out there.”
Greg Buckner scored 23 points and McIntyre had 16 of his 21 in the second half for the Tigers (19-4, 7-3), who had lost three of their last four conference games.
Keith Booth had 19 points to lead Maryland (18-5, 7-4), which has lost three of its last four.
(5) Utah 82, Colorado St. 67
At Fort Collins, Colo., Keith Van Horn scored 33 points, 23 of them in the first half, and snared 12 rebounds to lead the Utes (17-3, 9-1 WAC) over the Rams (16-6, 6-4).
(8) Duke 80, N. Carolina St. 51
At Durham, N.C., Trajan Langdon scored 18 points and Ricky Price added 15 in a reserve role as the Blue Devils (19-5, 8-3 ACC) went on a 3-point shooting binge in defeating the Wolfpack (9-11, 1-10).
The Blue Devils hit six consecutive 3-point shots over the last 6 minutes of the first half and their first basket in the second half.
In all, Duke made a school-record 15 3-pointers in 23 attempts. The Blue Devils made 14 treys last season in a win over Florida State.
TCU 80, (9) New Mexico 59
At Fort Worth, Texas, Saipele Tuialii and Malcolm Johnson scored 18 points apiece as the Horned Frogs posted their first win over a Top 10 team in 14 years.
Texas Christian (15-8, 4-6 WAC) had not beaten a Top 10 team since upsetting No. 6 Arkansas in 1983.
The Lobos (18-4, 7-3), playing their fourth game in eight days, appeared to tire late in the first half as TCU grabbed an 11-point halftime lead.
(12) Cincinnati 91, Marquette 70
At Cincinnati, Danny Fortson scored 21 points as the Bearcats went ahead quickly and coasted past Marquette, handing the Golden Eagles their third consecutive loss.
Fortson had his second big performance since a one-game benching by coach Bob Huggins. He matched his season high with 34 points Thursday night as Cincinnati (17-4, 6-1 Conference USA) beat No. 21 Tulane.
Marquette (14-6, 5-3) took its third loss in eight days - and its most lopsided defeat in two years.
(13) Michigan 81, Penn St. 64
Jerod Ward matched his career high with 19 points and the Wolverines pulled away in the second half for the victory at Ann Arbor, Mich.
Robert Traylor added 15 points and Maurice Taylor, playing with a broken nose, scored 14 as the Wolverines (17-6, 7-4 Big Ten) bounced back from Thursday’s loss at Wisconsin.
Pete Lisicky led the Nittany Lions (8-12, 1-10) with 13 points, all but two coming in the first half.
(15) Colorado 77, Texas A&M; 64
Chauncey Billups scored 19 points to lead the Buffaloes over the Aggies at Boulder, Colo.
Colorado (17-5, 8-2 Big 12) took the lead for good with an 8-0 run early in the second half and later went on a 12-0 run to take a 52-38 lead. Shanne Jones had 23 points for the Aggies (8-12, 2-8).
St. Joseph’s 79, (17) Xavier 65
Rashid Bey had 17 points and nine assists and the Hawks shot 66 percent in the first half of their victory over the Musketeers at Philadelphia.
St. Joseph’s (15-5, 9-2 Atlantic 10) shot 21 of 32 in the first half, including 5 of 11 from 3-point range. Trailing 51-28 at halftime, Xavier (16-4, 7-3) never got any closer than 16 points until the final minute.
(19) South Carolina 76, Florida 68
At Columbia, S.C., freshman Herbert Davis scored 11 of his 12 points in the second half, helping the Gamecocks (17-5, 11-0 SEC) tie a school record with their 12th consecutive victory at the expense of the Gators (11-12, 3-7 SEC).
Junior Ryan Stack scored a career-high 18 points and B.J. McKie added 14 points and 11 assists for South Carolina, which has not lost since an 85-81 setback Dec. 28 against Charleston Southern.
South Carolina’s winning streak is its longest since the 1970-71 season, when the Gamecocks also won 12 straight on the way to a 23-6 record.
(20) North Carolina 81, Virginia 57
At Chapel Hill, N.C., Shammond Williams and Antawn Jamison keyed an early second-half spurt as the Tar Heels routed their second consecutive ACC opponent.
The Tar Heels (15-6, 5-5), who started with an 0-3 ACC record, moved ahead of the Cavaliers and into fifth place in the league after a 28-point victory over Florida State on Thursday night and their 16th consecutive home win over Virginia.
The Cavaliers (15-8, 5-6) are 0-12 in the Dean Dome and 3-54 in Chapel Hill.
(23) Texas Tech 87, Nebraska 74
Freshman guard Rayford Young, starting for the first time, had nine points and eight assists to lead the Red Raiders over the Cornhuskers at Lubbock, Texas.
Texas Tech (14-6, 6-4 Big 12) made 4 of 8 3-point shots while building an 18-point first-half lead and Nebraska (12-10, 4-6) could never get back into the game.
Cory Carr scored 33 points to lead the Red Raiders.
(24) Indiana 93, Ohio St. 76
At Bloomington, Ind., A.J. Guyton scored a career-high 24 points as the Hoosiers snapped their longest losing streak in seven seasons.
Indiana (18-7, 5-6 Big Ten) avenged a loss at Ohio State (9-11, 4-7) nine days earlier that started the Hoosiers’ three-game slide.
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