Women's Basketball ACCtion: Friday, February 3

Feb. 3, 2012

Lady Tigers Pull Off 15-Point Comeback in Overtime Victory

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Clemson's defense stifled Virginia Tech to the tune of .215 shooting as the Lady Tigers (6-14, 2-7 ACC) overcame a 15-point first-half deficit to win, 55-51, in overtime in Blacksburg, VA on Friday night. Freshman Nikki Dixon, who received two stitches in her forehead after a first-half collision, scored 13 points after halftime on her way to a game-high 19 for the Lady Tigers.

Clemson improved to 24-15 all-time in overtime games, as they have now won seven in a row, and nine of the last ten. Itoro Coleman is now 2-0 in overtime contests, as Clemson overcame a nine-point halftime deficit at Wake Forest last season to win in overtime.

Senior Lindsey Mason pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds, and also added 10 points (2-8 FG, 6-6 FT) for the third double-double of her career, and the second against the Hokies. She also had four blocks and tied a career-high with four assists in the game in a career-high 37 minutes.

Shaniqua Pauldo had nine points off the bench, and Chelsea Lindsay hit two of her three shots on the way to seven points. Clemson won despite coming up on the shot end in turnovers (26-15), rebounds (47-52), and shot attempts (49-79). The Hokies had 28 offensive rebounds in the game, but managed just 20 second chance points and 14 points in the paint overall.

No. 23 Tar Heels Sweep Season Series With Virginia, 64-56

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP)--Chay Shegog had 20 points and Candace Wood added 14 points, leading No. 23 North Carolina to a 64-56 win over Virginia on Friday night.

Wood scored the game's final seven points for North Carolina (17-5, 7-2 ACC). The Tar Heels won the first meeting 78-73 in double overtime Jan. 5 in Charlottesville, Va.

Ariana Moorer led Virginia (16-8, 4-6) with 21 points, Lexie Gerson chipped in 14 and Ataira Franklin scored 11.

North Carolina led 35-24 at halftime behind 50 percent shooting and eight points from Shegog. Moorer had 13 at the break for the Cavaliers, who shot 27.3 percent for the period.

Virginia led 12-11 with 14:37 left in the first half before the Tar Heels went on a 10-0 run that included a pair of 3-pointers.

The Cavaliers chipped away in the second, tying it at 54 before Tierra Ruffin-Pratt's three-point play with 1:32 left put UNC ahead for good.