Women's Basketball ACCtion: Friday, January 22

Jan. 23, 2010

White Sinks Wake Forest With Buzzer Beater

RALEIGH, N.C. – Amber White admitted she didn’t even see the basket when she lofted a buzzer-beating jumper to lift NC State to a stunning 51-49 victory over Wake Forest Friday evening at Reynolds Coliseum.

A game that was marred by poor offensive execution from both sides, NC State (12-7, 2-2 ACC) came out of a timeout and tied the game 49-all when Nikitta Gartrell (10 points) drained another back-breaking three-pointer against Wake with 15 seconds left.

After a timeout taken by the Demon Deacons, Brooke Thomas rushed a jumper that was hauled in by Gartrell and that led to White driving towards the baseline and floated a “prayer” that was answered as time expired.

The victory puts the Wolfpack right in the thick of the ACC race a third of the way though the league with a five-way tie at 2-2.

No. 14 Tar Heels Outlast Tigers, 79-61

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -Italee Lucas scored 20 points to help No. 14 North Carolina beat Clemson 79-61 Friday night.

Cetera DeGraffenreid added 12 points for the Tar Heels (15-3, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who closed the game on a 23-4 run.

Lele Hardy scored 17 points on 7 of 23 shooting to lead Clemson (9-11, 0-4), which lost to the Tar Heels for the 15th consecutive time.

Clemson led 57-56 with seven minutes remaining in the game, but DeGraffenreid and Lucas scored eight points apiece down the stretch.