Women's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, January 31

Jan. 31, 2013

Marshall Leads Georgia Tech to 89-82 OT Win Over Wake Forest

ATLANTA, Ga. - Junior Tyaunna Marshall showed why she was a preseason candidate for the Wooden and Naismith awards as she led Georgia Tech (9-12, 2-8 ACC) to an 89-82 overtime victory against Wake Forest (10-11, 3-6 ACC) Thursday night at McCamish Pavilion with 28 points and 17 rebounds.

The 28 points for Marshall tied her career-high and the 17 rebounds were a new career-best. It is the second straight game in which she recorded a double-double, the 10th of her career and the fifth this year. It is the third straight game against Wake Forest that Marshall has finished with a double-double. Marshall tallied at least 20 points for the 19th time during her career on the Flats and the fifth time this season. The Upper Marlboro, Md., native also led Tech with a career-best seven assists.

An impressive 10 of Marshall's 17 rebounds came on the offensive end. Georgia Tech, which leads the ACC in offensive rebounds, grabbed 24 boards on their own end and the Jackets turned them into 26 second-chance points.

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No. 11 Tar Heels Beat No. 20 FSU, 72-62

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Xylina McDaniel scored 15 of her career-high 19 points after halftime and No. 11 North Carolina withstood a furious rally to top No. 20 Florida State, 72-62, Thursday night at Carmichael Arena. Waltiea Rolle finished with 18 points on 9-of-12 shooting and 10 rebounds as the Tar Heels won their 20th game and gave head coach Sylvia Hatchell her 899th career victory.

UNC (20-2, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) looked poised to run away with it early, darting out to a 21-8 lead just eight minutes in. The advantaged swelled to 19 on Tierra Ruffin-Pratt's long 2 with just over four to play in the half, but the Seminoles gradually chipped away over the next 13 minutes.

Natasha Howard sparked a 12-2 run that spanned five minutes across halftime before Leo Rodriguez took over for Florida State (17-4, 7-3 ACC). The Canary Islands senior scored 11 points over a seven-minute stretch and Alexa Deluzio's 3 with 9:01 to play gave FSU its first lead of the night at 53-52.

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Boston College Defeats NC State, 81-69

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior Kerri Shields led all scorers with a season-high 20 points to lead Boston College past NC State, 81-69, in Conte Forum on Thursday night.

After relinquishing a 44-31 halftime lead, the Eagles (9-11, 3-6 ACC) regained control of the game from the Wolfpack (10-12, 2-8 ACC) with a 17-0 run in the second half to go from a 58-56 deficit to a 73-68 lead with 2:40 left.

Shields shot 7-of-13 from the floor making 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. Juniors Tessah Holt and Kristen Doherty each scored 16 points while classmate Katie Zenevitch totaled 10 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. Freshman Nicole Boudreau netted 10 points.

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Second Half Run Helps Duke to 82-43 Win Over Miami

DURHAM, N.C. - Duke looked to be in plenty of trouble early in its game with Miami on Thursday night.

But a massive second-half run erased all of that, and the No. 5 Blue Devils won going away.

Tricia Liston scored 17 points, Chelsea Gray added 16 and freshman guard Alexis Jones had 10 points with 10 rebounds for her first career double-double in an 82-43 rout of the Hurricanes.

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Clemson Downs Virginia Tech, 47-37, in Blacksburg

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Clemson women's basketball team had its best defensive effort since the 2008-09 season in a 47-37 win in Blacksburg on Thursday night. Clemson (6-14, 2-7 ACC) held the Hokies (7-13, 1-8 ACC) to a 14-56 (.250) mark from the floor in winning a second consecutive ACC road game.

The defensive effort was the fewest points allowed in a game since holding Presbyterian College to 36 in 2008, and the lowest in an ACC game since holding Florida State to 26 in 1994.

It also gave Clemson their second straight win in Blacksburg over the Hokies, and evened the all-time series at 7-7. Quinyotta Pettaway had 14 points (7-14 FG) and eight rebounds to lead the Tigers, while Kelly Gramlich scored 11 points on 4-7 shooting, and hit a crucial three-pointer with 3:35 to play to all but put the game out of reach for the Tigers.

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