Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, December 16

Dec. 16, 2012

No. 19 Heels Handle Coastal, 75-49

CONWAY, S.C. - Antoinette Bannister had a team-high 13 points and No. 19 North Carolina held Coastal Carolina under 27 percent from the field as the Tar Heels scored a 75-49 victory Sunday afternoon at The HTC Arena. Tierra Ruffin-Pratt added 11 and Megan Buckland chipped in 10 for Carolina, while Angelica Henry had 15 to lead Coastal.

Erika Johnson made her first appearance for UNC after transferring from Cal last December and finished with eight points and nine rebounds in 22 minutes. Krista Gross also had eight points and nine boards to go with six steals as the Tar Heels forced 28 Chanticleer turnovers.

Coastal (6-3) closed within four late in the first half before a 12-3 run gave UNC a 39-27 lead heading into the break.

Marshall And Maye Lead Georgia Tech Past Alcorn State, 76-49

ATLANTA - Juniors Tyaunna Marshall and Dawnn Maye led Georgia Tech to a 76-49 victory over Alcorn State Sunday afternoon at McCamish Pavilion.

Marshall tied her career high of 28 points on 12-of-15 shooting and added five rebounds and three assists. Maye recorded her third career double-double with 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting and 10 assists, along with four rebounds and six steals. Freshman Aaliyah Whiteside tied her career-high with 14 points to go with eight rebounds.

Today's win snapped a three-game losing streak, all of which came against top-15 teams, for the Yellow Jackets (4-5). Alcorn State dropped to 0-7 this season with the loss.

Lady Tigers Pounce On Radford Miscues In 74-55 Win

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson forced 27 turnovers and capitalized on them to the tune of 35 points in a 74-55 win over Radford (5-5) on Sunday afternoon in Littlejohn Coliseum. The Lady Tigers (2-7) never trailed, and won despite dressing just seven players for the contest.

"I am just so proud of them," said Head Coach Itoro Coleman. "They came out and were very focused. We had great energy at the beginning of the game. We stuck to the gameplan, and everybody was ready when their number was called. Seven is enough, and they believed and they came out here and showed it today."

Nikki Dixon scored a game-high 21 points on 8-12 shooting, while freshman Nyilah Jamison-Myers tallied her first career double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds, to go along with three blocks.

Miami Falls On Road To Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Shawnice Wilson's second double-double of the season wasn't enough for the University of Miami women's basketball team, as the Hurricanes fell, 42-34, to Rutgers at the Rutgers Athletic Center on Sunday night.

The Hurricanes (7-2) shot only 19 percent against the Rutgers defense and scored a season-low 34 points, despite 10 points and 13 rebounds from Wilson. It was the second double-double of the season for the powerful center.

Miami's defense was stout on the evening as well, holding the home team to 33 percent shooting and forcing 21 turnovers.

As good as the Canes played on defense, they couldn't overcome two long droughts in which they didn't convert on a field goal attempt. A drought in the first half lasted 9:55 and another in the second period went on for 11:30.

Virginia Tech Falls To Florida Gulf Coast, 63-56

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Florida Gulf Coast jumped out to an early 13-point lead five minutes into the game and, although Virginia Tech fought valiantly in the second half, the Hokies could not recover and dropped a 63-56 decision to the Eagles in nonconference action at Cassell Coliseum Sunday afternoon.

The youth of the program definitely showed up to play in the loss, as the Hokies' four freshmen and one sophomore combined for 38 points and 16 rebounds. The Eagles had a pair of players each score 19 points to help their team improve to 5-4, while Tech fell to 4-5.