Women's Basketball ACCtion: Friday, February 24

No. 7 Duke Tops No. 5 Miami 74-64

DURHAM, N.C. (AP)-Elizabeth Williams scored 19 points and No. 7 Duke held on to beat No. 5 Miami 74-64 on Friday night, clinching the top seed in next week's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Chelsea Gray added 12 points and nine assists and Haley Peters had 12 points to help the Blue Devils (23-4, 14-1) snap Miami's 13-game winning streak. Duke wrapped up the ACC's No. 1 seed for the third straight year.

Duke shot 48.5 percent, forced 21 turnovers, outscored Miami 50-16 in the paint and held the Hurricanes to one field goal in the final 9 1/2 minutes to extend its winning streak in ACC home games to 30.

#6 Maryland Rolls Past UNC, 84-64

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Alyssa Thomas had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 6 Maryland took control early in an 84-64 rout of North Carolina on Friday night.

Alicia DeVaughn scored 14 and Laurin Mincy had 13 for the Terrapins, who never trailed after yielding the game's first point. Maryland went 8 for 10 from 3-point range and finished with a 49-32 rebounding advantage.

The victory pushed the Terrapins into a third-place tie with Georgia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference, although Maryland (24-4, 11-4) gets the tiebreaker by virtue of its sweep of the Yellow Jackets. The top four teams receive a first-round bye in next week's ACC tournament.

Seniors Lead UVa Past Wake Forest, 61-55

CHARLOTTESVILLE - The Virginia women's basketball team defeated Wake Forest, 61-55, in the final regular-season home game for seniors Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) and Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.).

Each senior reached a milestone, as Shine recorded her 1,000th career point and Moorer moved into 20th place on Virginia's all-time scoring list (1,170 points).

The Cavaliers improved to 20-9 overall and 8-7 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The loss dropped Wake Forest's record to 16-12 overall and 6-9 in league play.