Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, February 22
Feb. 22, 2009
No. 9 Terp Women Upset No. 7 Duke, 77-59
After Toliver kept the Terrapins close with 17 first-half points, Coleman provided offensive aid after the break. When the two seniors walked off the floor to a standing ovation with 1:43 left, they had combined to outscore Duke 58-57.
The game drew a crowd of 16,344, fifth-largest in Atlantic Coast Conference history. The top 10 crowds have all been at Maryland.
No. 11/12 FSU Women's Basketball Team Slip Past Miami, 59-58
Harvin's free throws gave the Seminoles (23-5, 11-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) their first lead since midway through the first half. Florida State hung on in the final seconds as Miami's Shenise Johnson missed a game-tying free throw and then a follow shot with five seconds left.
Florida State center Jacinta Monroe scored 14 of her team-high 16 points in the second half as the Seminoles rallied from a 16-point deficit. Tanae Davis-Cain added 15 points.
Seniors Lead No. 21 Virginia Over Boston College, 90-70
It was Senior Night at JPJA, and seniors Littles, Kristen London, Britnee Millner and Aisha Mohammed were honored prior to tip-off. London finished with nine points, including three 3-pointers, while Mohammed contributed 10 points and six rebounds. Millner, meanwhile, finished with six points.
Virginia finished the home portion of its schedule with an impressive 15-2 record.
Yellow Jackets Stop Clemson, 89-54
Foster finished with a career-high 24 points and 11 rebounds and Hemingway added 15 points and 10 boards to lead the Yellow Jackets to their largest margin of victory over an ACC opponent in school history. Alex Montgomery also scored 24 points in Tech's seventh straight win over the Tigers.
The Yellow Jackets held the Tigers to only four points over the final 10 minutes of the first half to enter the locker room with a commanding 43-15 lead. Tech registered only two turnovers and held Clemson to zero second-chance points. Foster led all scorers with 14 points before the half.
Balanced scoring helps Hokies end skid
The win snapped a five-game losing streak for Tech and also avenged a 22-point loss to Wake last Sunday in Winston-Salem. The Hokies are now 12-16 overall and 2-11 in the ACC, tied with Clemson and Miami in the win column for 10th place in the league. The Demon Deacons fell to 18-8 overall and 5-7 in conference play. The 24-point advantage was the largest final margin of victory for Tech in an ACC game since beating the Deacons by 40 on Jan. 18, 2007.
The Hokies shot a season-high 65.2 percent from the field in the game – including a 6-of-12 mark from the 3-point arc – while holding Wake Forest to 33.3 percent from the field and 6-of-22 from long distance. Tech also limited Wake to just 22 rebounds, a season low for a Hokie opponent this season.