Women's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, February 18

Feb. 18, 2010

Seminoles Top Hokies
Jacinta Monroe is warming up down the stretch.

The Florida State senior had a season-high 20 points and 11 rebounds Thursday night to lead the 10th-ranked Seminoles to a 78-68 win over Virginia Tech.

It was the 6-foot-5 Monroe's third double-double in five games as the Seminoles (23-4, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) stayed within a game of league-leading Duke in their bid for a second straight regular season title.

Carolina Ends Skid With 65-59 Win At Wake Forest
Cetera DeGraffenreid tied the game with seven seconds left in regulation and Cierra Roberston-Warren scored five key points in overtime as North Carolina broke a five-game losing streak with a 65-59 win over Wake Forest Thursday night at Joel Coliseum. Secily Ray had 23 points to lead the Demon Deacons, who led by as many as 16 in the first half.

DeGraffenreid finished with a team-high 15 points to go with nine rebounds, six assists and no turnovers for Carolina, which won for the first time since beating NC State on Jan. 25. Roberston-Warren had her best game against an ACC opponent, finishing with 11 points and nine boards.

Wake Forest (15-11, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) came out of the gate on fire, making seven of its first 10 field goals to build a double-digit lead within seven minutes. Behind Ray and three three-pointers from Courteney Morris, Wake extended its advantage to 30-14 with 10:23 left in the half.

Hardy's Last-Second Heroics Lead Clemson Past Miami in Overtime
Lele Hardy hit each of her final three field goal attempts, and Sthefany Thomas had 18 points, including a key overtime three-pointer to lead Clemson past Miami, 73-72 in overtime on Thursday night. Clemson (12-16, 3-9 ACC) improves to 12-1 when reaching the 65-point plateau, and became the first team to win on their home court in the series with Miami (16-10, 3-8 ACC) in five games.

The Lady Tigers donned their pink uniforms for the contest, Clemson's designated Pink Zone game, which aimed to raise funds for the Kay Yow foundation.

It was a night of buzzer-beaters for Clemson, who had field goals to beat each end of a period; two from Hardy, and one from Thomas.