Women's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, February 28

Feb. 28, 2013

Miami Upsets No. 4/5 Duke 69-65 on Senior Night

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Stefanie Yderstrom and Pepper Wilson each scored 16 points, Krystal Saunders added 15 and Miami gave its NCAA tournament resume a serious boost by upsetting No. 5 Duke 69-65 on Thursday night.

Morgan Stroman added 11 for the Hurricanes (19-9, 10-7 Atlantic Coast Conference). Miami had been 0-10 all-time against Duke, where Hurricanes coach Katie Meier starred as a player.

Elizabeth Williams and Haley Peters each scored 17 for the Blue Devils (26-2, 16-1), who already have locked up the No. 1 seed in the ACC tournament. Alexis Jones added 13 for Duke, including a 3-pointer with 49 seconds left to get her team within 67-65.

But Yderstrom used a perfect bounce pass to set Wilson up for an easy score as the shot clock was winding down on the next Miami possession, sealing the win.

Seminoles Sends Seniors Out with Win over No. 9 Maryland

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Alexa Deluzio hit a second-chance free throw with 7 seconds left to lift No. 24 Florida State to a 72-71 win over ninth-ranked Maryland on Thursday night.

Deluzio had just missed a pair but got a chance to win it after Maryland was whistled for a lane violation on her second free throw.

Florida State led 64-47 with 4:31 to go before the Terrapins stormed back to tie it at 71 on Chloe Pavelich's 3-pointer with 10 seconds left.

Chelsea Davis had 19 points to lead a balanced scoring effort, and the Seminoles (21-7, 11-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) locked up the No. 4 seed and an opening round bye in the ACC tournament.

Virginia Tech Tops Wake Forest, 62-52

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Senior Alyssa Fenyn led the Virginia Tech women's basketball team on Thursday evening as the Hokies topped ACC foe Wake Forest, 62-52 at LJVM Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Fenyn tallied 16 points, connecting on 6-of-9 from the field, including 3-of-4 from outside the arc to lead the Hokies (10-18, 4-13 ACC) past the Demon Deacons. The guard also grabbed five rebounds, handed out five assists and picked up two steals.

Monet Tellier added 14 points for Tech, while pulling down eight rebounds and passing out a game-best six assists. Uju Ugoka recorded her fifth double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Aerial Wilson added nine points.

Georgia Tech Routs Clemson, 74-48, In Home Finale

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech won its fourth straight game and its sixth in the last eight outings when the Yellow Jackets routed the Clemson Lady Tigers, 74-48, Thursday night at McCamish Pavilion in the final home game of the regular season.

It was the eighth straight win for Tech (14-14, 7-10 ACC) over Clemson (9-19, 5-12 ACC) and the 15th win in the last 16 outings versus the Lady Tigers.

Freshman Brittany Jackson led the Yellow Jackets with 22 points in just 15 minutes of play, including four 3-pointers. It is the fifth time this season Jackson has scored at least 20 points. Classmates Aaliyah Whiteside added 15 points and Roddreka Rogers pulled down 11 rebounds. For Rogers, it is the fourth straight game with double digit boards. Tyaunna Marshall finished with 10 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals in 24 minutes.

Clemson's Quinyotta Pettaway forced the first and only tie of the game with a layup at the 13:10 mark of the first half. From there, Georgia Tech went on 14-0 run over the next five minutes, capped by a Whiteside 3-pointer, to take a 25-11 lead with eight minutes remaining in the opening period.

UNC Tops Eagles 85-57 On Senior Night

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Seniors Waltiea Rolle and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt led the North Carolina women's basketball in its 85-57 victory over Boston College in Carmichael Arena on Thursday night.

Rolle topped the Tar Heels with 21 points while point guard Ruffin-Pratt contributed 20, as No. 15 UNC (26-4, 14-3 ACC) powered past the Eagles (10-18, 4-13 ACC) on senior night.
Rounding out North Carolina's senior trio, forward Krista Gross finished the game with seven points and seven rebounds. The Tar Heels shot 46 percent on the night, controlling the tempo for nearly all of the game.

Sophomore Brittany Rountree added 13 points, shooting two-for-four from the three-point line in the first half, while fellow sophomore Danielle Butts put up nine points. Freshman Xylina McDaniel led UNC in boards with nine, as the Tar Heels outrebounded the Eagles 46-29.

NC State Downs Virginia, 80-59, on Senior Night

RALEIGH, N.C. - Marissa Kastanek celebrated Senior Night by scoring 14 points in her final game at Reynolds Coliseum, as the NC State women's basketball team defeated Virginia, 80-59, in an ACC contest Thursday evening.

Kastanek shot 5-of-10 from the floor and 4-of-7 from three-point range, while pulling down four rebounds and dishing out three assists in 38 minutes.

Markeisha Gatling led the way with a career-high 21 points on an efficient 10-of-13 shooting, while grabbing seven rebounds, as Kody Burke recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 rebounds and Len'Nique Brown dished out a game-high eight assists.