Women's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, February 21

Feb. 21, 2013

Yellow Jackets Cruise Past Wake Forest 82-64

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Three Yellow Jackets scored in double digits and the Georgia Tech women's basketball team (12-14, 5-10 ACC) cruised to an 82-64 win over Wake Forest (11-16, 4-11 ACC) Thursday night at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Tyaunna Marshall recorded her fourth double-double in the last four games against Wake Forest with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Sydney Wallace finished with 20 points, including five 3-pointers, while Aaliyah Whiteside added 18 points for the Jackets. Roddreka Rogers hauled in 11 rebounds, her third career game with double digit boards.

It was the 22nd career game with at least 20 points for Marshall and the 10th time Wallace has made at least four 3-pointers in a game.

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Thomas' 30 Power #8 Terps Past Eagles

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Alyssa Thomas scored a career-high 30 points and notched 12 rebounds to lead No. 8 Maryland to an 86-61 win at Boston College Thursday. Tianna Hawkins grabbed her 1000th career rebound in the win.

Hawkins scored 15 points, Malina Howard has 11, and Alicia DeVaughn added 10 points and eight rebounds for Maryland (22-4, 13-2 ACC). Thomas notched her 16th double-double of the season, which leads the ACC.

With four rebounds, Hawkins became the third woman -- and the fourth male or female -- in school history to grab 1,000 rebounds. Only Crystal Langhorne, Marissa Coleman and Len Elmore have reached the mark.

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Lady Tigers Claim Second Straight Double-Digit Comeback Victory

CLEMSON, S.C. - Nikki Dixon's game-winning three-pointer with 34.4 second to play gave Clemson the push they needed to hold on for a 64-62 win over Virginia (15-11, 7-8 ACC) in Littlejohn on Thursday night. The Lady Tigers (8-18, 4-11 ACC) won their second straight ACC home game, overcoming 11-point deficits in each contest.

Clemson trailed, 55-44, with 10:00 minutes left and 62-54 with 2:15 to play in coming back for the win. The Cavaliers entered the game on the NCAA Tournament bubble, boasting an RPI of 68th nationally.

When it mattered, Clemson did exactly that, as the Cavaliers went 1-5 with two turnovers over the final four minutes, while Clemson overcame an eight-point deficit in the last 2:15.

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Miami Gets Big Road Win at NC State

RALEIGH, N.C. - The University of Miami women's basketball team kept its composure in a pressure-filled late-game situation to earn a 59-55 win at NC State on Thursday at historic Reynolds Coliseum.

The Canes led by as many as 17 points in the second half, but a 21-3 run by the home team erased that lead with 6:26 to play. However, Miami's Shawnice Wilson would score the Hurricanes next four points, giving her team a lead they would not again relinquish.

Wilson has faced NC State four times in her career, and in each of the last three meetings, she has recorded a double-double. She one again accomplished the feat on Thursday, scoring 12 points to go with 10 rebounds.

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