Women's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, January 5

No. 12 Canes Top NC State, 78-68

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Riquna Williams scored 22 points to lead No. 12 Miami to a 78-68 victory over North Carolina State on Thursday night.

Williams hit consecutive 3-pointers late in the second half as the Hurricanes (12-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) withstood a rally by the Wolfpack and expanded a 66-61 lead with a 12-0 run. Maria Brown's layup with 1:45 remaining ended the surge and gave Miami a 78-61 lead.

The Wolfpack (10-5, 0-2) rallied from a 49-29 deficit early in the second half with 13 straight points. Krystal Barrett scored 10 points during the run and her two free throws with 13:27 remaining cut Miami's lead to 49-42.

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No. 25 Carolina Outlasts Virginia In Two OTs, 78-73

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. --- Krista Gross' driving layup with 40 seconds left in the second overtime period lifted No. 25 North Carolina to a 78-73 win over Virginia Thursday night at John Paul Jones Arena. After Gross put the Tar Heels up 75-73, Carolina got defensive stops on back-to-back possessions and made 3 of 4 from the foul line to finally put it away.

Atlantic Coast Conference scoring leader Chay Shegog scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in 49 minutes to lead the Tar Heels (12-2), who improved to 2-0 in league play despite trailing at the half against both Miami and Virginia and turning the ball over 59 times in two games.

Virginia (12-4, 0-2 ACC) was led by Ataira Franklin's 29 points and nine rebounds.

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FSU Edges Clemson

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) - The Florida State women's basketball team extended its win streak against Clemson to seven straight games on Thursday night, defeating the Tigers, 59-47, at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The Seminoles have won 18 of the last 19 meetings versus Clemson, but the latest victory wasn't easy.

FSU shot just 36.8 percent from the field and committed 23 turnovers, but held the Tigers to 33.8 percent shooting and captured a 48-40 edge on the glass.

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Virginia Tech outlasts Boston College, 38-35

CHESNUT HILL, Mass. - Virginia Tech and Boston College were tied at 35 going into the final minute, but a three pointer from Alyssa Fenyn helped push the Hokies to a 38-35 win over the Eagles on Thursday night at Conte Forum in Chesnut Hill, Mass.

This marks the first time the Hokies have started the ACC schedule 2-0 since joining the league in 2004-05.

Leading the Hokies (6-9, 2-0 ACC) was Monet Tellier with a game-high 15 points. Fenyn added six for Tech while Latorri Hines-Allen grabbed eight rebounds.

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