WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (AP) – Alondes Williams finished with 16 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists to score the second triple-double in Wake Forest history and the Demon Deacons posted a 79-53 victory over South Carolina Upstate. Williams joins Tim Duncan, who did so in a 1996 win over Maryland, as the only Demon Deacons to accomplish the feat. Carter Whitt came off the bench to score 16, sinking 4 of 7 from 3-point range, for Wake Forest (7-1). The deacons are off to their best start since the 2008-09 season when they opened with 16 consecutive victories. Jordan Gainey and Nick Alves each scored 10 points to set the pace for SC Upstate (2-7).
WASHINGTON (AP) – Aminu Mohammed had a career-high 23 points and 13 rebounds and Georgetown overcame a 10-point deficit at halftime to beat Syracuse 79-75. Mohammed, a freshman who also had five assists, his personal best, led a rally early in the second half that gave the Hoyas an advantage and finished the game with two free throws with nine seconds to go. Donald Carey added 18 points from four triples, Kaiden Rice had 15 points from five triples and Collin Holloway added 10 points from the bench. For Syracuse, Buddy Boeheim had 17 points, Joe Girard 15, Jesse Edwards and Cole Swider 12 each, and Jimmy Boeheim 10.
S T. LOUIS (AP) – Yuri Collins set a school record with 19 assists, the most in an NCAA game this season, to go with 14 points and Saint Louis beat Boston College 79-68. Collins broke Saint Louis’ assists record set by Jim Roder against Southern Miss during the 1986-87 season. He was 5-for-5 shooting when the sophomore hit his second double-double of his career. Collins’ final assist came with a pass down the court to Francis Okoro for a game-ending dunk. Gibson Jimerson, with five triples, and Okoro each scored 19 points. Makai Ashton-Langford scored 18 points for the Eagles.
ATLANTA (AP) – PJ Hall had 22 points, Al-Amir Dawes scored 19 and David Collins threw his first career double-double to help Clemson beat Drake 90-80 in overtime on Thanksgiving. . Clemson (6-4) led 39-32 at halftime and the Tigers were up 68-58 after Hall’s rebounding basket with 6:35 left in the game. But Clemson made just six free throws until the end of regulation time when Drake (6-4) took the lead. Tremell Murphy buried a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left to tie the score to 74 and send the game into overtime. Nick Honor’s jump shot capped a 5-0 run to open the extra period and the Tigers never looked back. Collins finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Clemson. Tucker DeVries hit five 3s and scored 19 to set the pace for the Bulldogs.
STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (AP) – Former Miami coach Manny Diaz was hired as a defensive coordinator at Penn State less than a week after the hurricanes fired him. Diaz replaces Brent Pry, who left Penn State after eight seasons as defensive coach to become Virginia Tech’s head coach. Diaz was a long-time defensive coordinator, with seasons at Mississippi State, Louisiana Tech, Texas and Miami before becoming the Hurricanes’ head coach after the 2018 season. He went 21-15 leading Miami, but was fired on Monday and replaced by Mario Cristobal.
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NO DATE (AP) – Syracuse kicker Andre Szmyt will return in 2022 for his final year of eligibility. Szmyt made the announcement in a post on Twitter. Szmyt continued to walk in Syracuse and had a stellar freshman season in 2018. He was a unanimous All-America pick after leading the NCAA with 30 field goals and scoring 151 points, the third-most points for a place kicker. , and captured the Lou Groza award as the nation’s best kicker. Szmyt originally intended to waive the extra season awarded by the NCAA. His decision comes two days after Syracuse hired Bob Ligashesky as a special teams coordinator after being left without a coordinator in 2021.
NEW YORK (AP) – Alabama’s Bryce Young won the Heisman Trophy, beating Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson to award the Crimson Tide back-to-back winners of the most famous individual award in college football. Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett finished third and Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud was fourth in the vote. Young is the fourth Alabama Heisman winner, all in the past 13 years, and the first Tide quarterback to win the trophy. After DeVonta Smith’s victory at Heisman last year, Alabama is the fifth school to have consecutive winners, joining Yale, Army, USC and Oklahoma. Young has passed for 4,322 yards and 43 touchdowns to lead the top-ranked Tide to the college football tie. Wide receiver DeVonta Smith won last year.
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