D SPELLS RELIEF:
Maryland overcame 40 percent shooting and nine missed free throws to defeat defending ACC champion Clemson, 81-65, behind an aggressive defense that limited Dale Davis to nine points.
No. 18 Virginia left no doubts in its ACC opener, trouncing eighth-ranked Duke, 81-64. It was Virginia's seventh straight victory.
After going undefeated at Bender Arena last season and losing only three home games since 1987-88, American dropped its third home game this season, 79-73 to UNC-Wilmington on Saturday. Guard Mark Eaton, who had 15 points all season, scored 18 -- all in the second half -- to lead the Seahawks. . . . Howard dropped its seventh straight game, losing to North Carolina A&T, 87-84. . . . Navy dropped its CAA opener to East Carolina, 97-81.
George Washington's Matt Nordmann dumped in a short shot with one second left in double overtime to defeat Boston University, 89-87. The game matched GW Coach Mike Jarvis against his former team and son Mike Jr., who had five points and two rebounds.
UNLV gained a 98-67 Big West Conference rout of Cal State Fullerton Friday, extending the Rebels' winning streak to 19 games over two seasons.
Unranked Villanova frustrated No. 3 Syracuse with a zone defense and forced the Orangemen from the unbeaten ranks with a 76-66 victory Saturday night. Lance Miller's 22 points led the Wildcats, who have beaten Syracuse in three straight regular season games.
Tuesday: Georgetown at Providence, Virginia at Clemson; Wednesday: Maryland at North Carolina, William and Mary at George Mason; Thursday: Temple at George Washington; Saturday: Duke at Maryland, Boston College at Georgetown, Navy at William and Mary, American at Richmond, George Mason at UNC-Wilmington, North Carolina at Virginia, Delaware State at Howard.