Williams leads No. 12 Miami past Georgia Tech

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Jaterra Bonds scored 22 points, Jordan Jones added 18 and Florida handed No. 22 Georgia its third consecutive loss, 74-71 on Sunday.

The Gators (17-13, 7-9 Southeastern Conference) closed out the regular season with a three-game winning streak and secured the No. 8 seed in the SEC Tournament. The Lady Bulldogs (20-9, 10-6) will be the No. 4 seed.

Bonds was 5 of 10 from behind the arc, and Jones was 3 of 6.

Georgia, meanwhile, missed 11 of 14 shots from 3-point range.

The Lady Bulldogs led 71-70 with 1:11 remaining, but made several errors in the final minute.

Jasmine James led Georgia with 23 points. Porsha Phillips added 15 points and 17 rebounds, her 12th double-double of the season.

NO. 12 MIAMI 70, GEORGIA TECH 59

In Atlanta, Rijuna Williams scored 32 points and No. 12 Miami defeated Georgia Tech to close the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season with its sixth consecutive victory.

Williams, a junior guard who came in averaging 21.3 points, was 4 for 6 from behind the 3-point arc as Miami (26-3, 12-2) dashed Georgia Tech's hopes of a first-round bye in the ACC Tournament. She had 19 points after intermission and finished two shy of her career best.

Williams scored eight points in a 12-3 run that gave Miami a 52-42 lead midway in the second half, and Georgia Tech (21-9, 9-5) couldn't get closer than six points the rest of the way.

NO. 14 FLORIDA STATE 67,

CLEMSON 50

In Tallahassee, Fla., Alexa Deluzio scored 22 points and Cierra Bravard added 15 Sunday as Florida State defeated Clemson in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Florida State (23-6, 11-3) will have a bye in the ACC Tournament that begins Thursday.

Clemson (10-19, 3-10) jumped out to an 8-2 lead but faltered quickly on its way to a sixth consecutive loss. Kirstyn Wright and Sthefany Thomas each scored 11 points for the Tigers (10-19, 3-10).


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