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Dec. 22, 2012
Hokies Roll in ACC Opener
BLACKSBURG, Va. – It was easily the most anticipated arrivals to the Virginia Tech women’s basketball program since coach Dennis Wolff took over, and it was not a disappointment. In the Hokies’ 73-52 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon, junior transfer Uju Ugoka made her first appearance in a Tech uniform in front of more than 4,000 people at Cassell Coliseum.
The Lagos, Nigerian native and Gulf Coast State transfer scored a game-high 28 points – the most ever by a Hokie in a home ACC game – grabbed a game-high tying eight rebounds, had a team-high tying two steals, added an assist and drew a charge to help open the Hokies’ ACC slate with a win for the second straight year. She also came within one basket of tying the Cassell record for made field goals (14).
Gray Leads No. 4 Duke Over USC 75-60
LOS ANGELES - Chelsea Gray led five players in double figures with 18 points and No. 4 Duke remained undefeated with a 75-60 victory over Southern California in the Women of Troy Classic on Saturday.
Tricia Liston added 14 points, Elizabeth Williams had 13 and Haley Peters 12 for the Blue Devils (10-0), who went 2-0 on their West Coast visit. They beat Cal State Bakersfield 97-63 Friday night for coach Joanne P. McCallie's 150th victory at the school in their opening game of the four-team event.
Gray had 10 rebounds, although Duke got beat on the boards, 44-36. Liston had four of the team's eight 3-pointers.
No. 23 Florida State Sprints Past UNCG
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The 23rd-ranked Florida State women's basketball team will head into the conference schedule on a roll after blowing out UNCG, 93-63, on Saturday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The Seminoles tallied their highest number of steals (25) since 1996 and forced the Spartans into 34 total turnovers en route to moving to 10-1 for the sixth time in school history.
Clemson's Win Streak Hits Three After 63-51 Victory over Samford
CLEMSON, S.C. - The Clemson women's basketball won for a third straight time as they topped Samford, 63-51, in Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. Clemson (4-7) has now won four out of five games in December, with all four wins coming by double-figures.
Samford (5-5) knocked a 15-point halftime deficit to just two points, but the Lady Tigers held strong and pulled away with a 14-4 run midway through the second half to ice the win.
The Lady Tigers were outstanding in controlling the paint, outscoring the Bulldogs 40-18 and outrebounding them, 42-24. In fact, of Samford's 32 missed shots, Clemson corralled 30 of them, surrendering just two offensive rebounds to the Bulldogs. The 24 rebounds allowed is the tied for the seventh-fewest all-time, and the fewest since 2009, when Charleston Southern only had 24 boards.