#WACCB1G ACCtion: Thursday, November 29

Nov. 29, 2012

Upset City: Canes Take Down No. 6 Lady Lions

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Morgan Stroman scored 15 points, leading Miami to a 69-65 victory over No. 6 Penn State on Thursday night.

Suriya McGuire's layup with 14 seconds remaining broke a 65-all tie. Alex Bentley had a chance to tie it but her jumper with 5 seconds left bounced off the rim. Miami's Michelle Woods grabbed the rebound and was fouled.

Woods made both free throws with two seconds remaining to secure the win for Miami (5-1).

Stefanie Yderstrom finished with 13 points and Woods scored 11 for the Hurricanes.

Virginia Defeats Minnesota in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The Virginia women's basketball team earned a 90-68 victory at Minnesota in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game.

The Gophers started the game making six of their first seven field goal attempts, including going 4-for-5 from three-point range to take an early 16-6 lead. Kelsey Wolfe kept the Cavaliers in the game, scoring seven of UVa's first nine points.

Trailing 18-10, the Cavaliers began to make their run. Simone Egwu, making her first appearance of the season, got a put back and drew a foul to narrow the gap to 18-13. Ataira Franklin scored the next five points, with a pull-up jumper followed by a game-tying three-pointer. A low-post feed to Sarah Beth Barnette set the Cavaliers up for their first lead of the game, 20-18, after Barnette drew a foul and converted her two free throws.


NC State Falls to Michigan State in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State women's basketball team suffered its first home loss of the 2012-13 campaign, as Michigan State downed the Wolfpack, 68-51, in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge contest Thursday evening at Reynolds Coliseum.

Junior guard Myisha Goodwin-Coleman and junior center Markeisha Gatling led the Pack with 10 points apiece, while junior forward Kody Burke chipped in nine points and pulled down a team-high eight rebounds and two blocks on the night.

Career Nights From Boykin and Hamby Not Enough As Deacs Fall At Illinois 95-82

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Senior Lakevia Boykin and junior Dearica Hamby each had career nights for Wake Forest but Illinois made more plays down the stretch and pulled-out a 95-82 victory Thursday evening.

The Deacons dropped their fifth-straight game and are now 2-5 on the year. Illinois improves to 4-2 on the season with the victory.

Boykin had the hot hand from outside, draining a career-high six three pointers and finishing with a career-high 28 points. She was 6-of-9 from beyond the arc and grabbed eight rebounds.