Women's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, January 24

Jan. 24, 2013

Virginia Defeats Boston College, 69-57

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia women's basketball team defeated Boston College, 69-57, Thursday night (Jan. 24) in Charlottesville.

Ataira Franklin (Jr., Bowie, Md.) became the 29th player in Virginia program history to score 1,000 points in her Cavalier career when she hit a three-pointer with 6:56 remaining in the game.

The Cavaliers held a 33-27 lead at halftime. Coming out of the break, Boston College did not score a field goal for the first 12:51 of the second period, starting the half going 0-for-16 from the field, allowing Virginia to cement a double-digit lead.

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McGuire Lifts Miami to Win at Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Suriya McGuire hit a game-winning layup after a magnificent spin move in the lane with just 5.3 seconds remaining, giving the Hurricanes a 79-78 win over Wake Forest Thursday night at the Joel Coliseum.

McGuire twice gave the Canes (14-5, 5-3 ACC) a lead in the game's final 32 seconds, but none more clutch than her game-winner, her second of the season. The first came against then No. 6 Penn in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. In the end, the Minneapolis native had a career-best 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Thirteen of her points came in the second half.

The Canes led by as much as 13 points with less than nine minute to play, but a 17-4 Wake Forest run over the next 4:23 tied the game at 69. For the remainder of the contest, the teams traded baskets, with McGuire hitting Miami's final two shots.

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Liston Lifts No. 4 Duke to 60-46 Win Over Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Tricia Liston scored 22 points and No. 4 Duke bounced back from a blowout loss earlier this week, beating Clemson 60-46 on Thursday night.

The Blue Devils (17-1, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their 17th straight over the Lady Tigers (5-13, 1-6), but needed a second-half rally to get it done. Duke lost 79-49 at Connecticut on Monday night and struggled much of the game to get things going against Clemson.

The Lady Tigers led 26-23 after Quinyotta Pettaway's foul shots with 13:34 to play as Duke missed its first 11 shots of the period. But the Blue Devils took off on a 26-9 run to take control. Liston started the charge with a 3-pointer and hit two jumpers to put Duke ahead for good.

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No. 10 Maryland Cruises Past No. 11 UNC, 85-59

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Tianna Hawkins scored 25, Alyssa Thomas had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and 10th-ranked Maryland beat No. 11 North Carolina 85-59 Thursday night to end the Tar Heels' 11-game winning streak.

Thomas fell two assists short of her second career triple-double and Chloe Pavlech scored 18 for the Terrapins (16-3, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Maryland has won six straight since falling to North Carolina on Jan. 3.

Krista Gross and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt each scored 15 for the Tar Heels (18-2, 6-1), who fell into third place in the ACC behind Duke and the Maryland. North Carolina went 1 for 19 from 3-point range.

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NC State Rolls, 58-39, Over Virginia Tech

RALEIGH, N.C. - Junior guard Myisha Goodwin-Coleman led all scorers with 12 points and senior guard Marissa Kastanek chipped in 10 points and six rebounds to lift NC State to its first ACC win of the season, a 58-39 victory over Virginia Tech Thursday night at Reynolds Coliseum.

Having played arguably the toughest ACC schedule to start the season, the Pack did not let that serve as an excuse. While the team didn't light up the scoreboard with a plethora of baskets, NC State (9-11, 1-7 ACC) held the Hokies to 14-of-53 (.264) shooting from the floor - the lowest shooting percentage by an opponent this season.

The Wolfpack rushed out on a 16-0 run in the first seven minutes of the game, and while the Hokies fought back for the remainder of the first half, NC State took a 30-18 lead into the locker rooms. Goodwin-Coleman led all scorers with nine points on a perfect 3-of-3 shooting from the floor, while redshirt sophomore guard Len'Nique Brown filled the stat sheet with four points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists in the period.

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