Clemson women defeat Georgia Tech on Dixon's shot

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ATLANTA — Nikki Dixon made a layup with 8.5 seconds left to lift Clemson over Georgia Tech 80-79 in overtime on Thursday night.

Dixon led Clemson (11-11, 3-5 ACC), which won for the first time in Atlanta since 2004, with 23 points.

Kaela Davis scored a game-high 31 points for Georgia Tech (13-8, 3-5).

NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 74, VIRGINIA TECH 48

In South Bend, Ind., Kayla McBride scored 18 points and Notre Dame (20-0, 7-0 ACC) held Virginia Tech (10-10, 0-7) to 27 percent shooting.

NO. 3 DUKE 76, MIAMI 75

In Coral Gables, Fla., Elizabeth Williams converted a one of two free throws with 1.7 seconds left to lift Duke (21-1, 8-0 ACC) over upset-minded Miami (11-10, 3-5).

SYRACUSE 78, NO. 6 NORTH CAROLINA 73

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Brianna Butler scored 22 points to help Syracuse (16-5, 5-3 ACC) overcome an 18-point deficit and beat North Carolina (17-4, 5-2).

Former Washington County standout Allisha Gray had 16 points and nine rebounds for North Carolina.

NO. 7 SOUTH CAROLINA 99, MISSISSIPPI 70

In Columbia, Alaina Coates tied her career high with 24 points and added 12 rebounds as South Carolina (19-2, 7-1 Southeastern Con­ference) beat Mississippi (10-12, 1-7).

NO. 18 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 72, NO. 8 MARYLAND 63

In Raleigh, N.C., Myisha Goodwin-Coleman scored all 16 of her points after halftime, including the go-ahead 3 with 3:51 left, to help North Carolina State (19-3, 6-2 ACC) beat Maryland (16-4, 4-3).

NO. 10 TENNESSEE 70, ARKANSAS 60

In Knoxville, Tenn., Cierra Burdick and Meighan Simmons each scored 16 points as Tennessee (17-4, 6-2 SEC) beat Arkansas (15-6, 2-6).

GEORGIA 58, NO. 13 KENTUCKY 56

In Athens, Ga., Merritt Hempe scored 15 points and Khaalidah Miller added 11 as Georgia (15-6, 3-5 SEC) held off Kentucky (16-5, 4-4).

NO. 14 LOUISIANA STATE 65, MISSISSIPPI STATE 56

In Baton Rouge, La., Shanece McKinney didn’t miss a shot en route to a career-high 19 points as Louisiana State (17-4, 6-2 SEC) beat Mississippi State (15-7, 2-6).

MISSOURI 59, NO. 16 VANDERBILT 54

In Columbia, Mo., Bri Kulas (14-7, 3-5 SEC) scored 15 points and Missouri held off a rally from Vanderbilt (16-5, 5-3).

NO. 17 TEXAS A&M 71, AUBURN 54

In Auburn, Ala., Courtney Williams scored17 points to lead Texas A&M (17-5, 7-1 SEC) over Auburn (11-10, 2-6).

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