Win caps Lady Jackets' best season in ACC

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ATLANTA — Sydney Wallace scored 16 points as the lone Yellow Jackets player in double figures, leading No. 17 Georgia Tech past Clemson 62-50 in the regular-season finale for both teams on Sunday.

Duke's Elizabeth Williams (left) battles North Carolina's Chay Shegog for a rebound during the Blue Devils' win over the Heels.   GERRY BROOME/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Duke's Elizabeth Williams (left) battles North Carolina's Chay Shegog for a rebound during the Blue Devils' win over the Heels.

Georgia Tech (22-7, 12-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) improved on its best season in the conference, extending its league-wins record to a dozen.

A Wallace 3 fueled an 18-6 Yellow Jackets run that turned a three-point deficit into a nine-point lead with 4:30 left before the half. Georgia Tech led 33-25 at intermission and outscored the Tigers 29-25 in the second half.

The Yellow Jackets, who swept the regular-season series against Clemson, scored 19 points off 21 Tigers turnovers. They also outrebounded the Tigers 37-28 and outscored them on bench points 44-24.

Shaniqua Pauldo had 11 points to pace Clemson (6-21, 2-14).

NO. 5 MIAMI 88, BOSTON COLLEGE 42

In Coral Gables, Fla., Riquna Williams scored 20 points, Shenise Johnson added 19 and Miami (25-4, 14-2) capped its ACC regular season with a rout of Boston College (7-22, 2-14).

It was the 40th consecutive home win for the Hurricanes.

NO. 6 MARYLAND 65, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 50

In Raleigh, N.C., Alyssa Thomas scored 22 of her 24 points in the second half and added 17 rebounds, and Maryland (25-4, 12-4 ACC) beat North Carolina State (16-14, 5-11).

NO. 7 DUKE 69, NORTH CAROLINA 63

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Tricia Liston scored 15 points to help Duke (24-4, 15-1) beat rival North Carolina (19-10, 9-7) and win the ACC regular-season championship outright.

The win gave Duke the outright ACC crown for the first time in five years, while also giving fifth-year coach Joanne P. McCallie her first road victory in the rivalry.

NO. 23 NEBRASKA 71, NO. 8 OHIO STATE 57

In Lincoln, Neb., Emily Cady scored 24 points to match her career high and Nebraska (21-7, 10-6 Big Ten) upset Ohio State (24-5, 11-5, the Buckeyes’ second loss in three games.

NO. 9 DELAWARE 89, NORTHEASTERN 71

In Newark, Del., Elena Delle Donne scored 35 points and Delaware (26-1, 17-0 Colonial Athletic Association) won its 16th consecutive game with a victory over Northeastern (7-21, 5-12).

NO. 10 TENNESSEE 75, FLORIDA 59

In Knoxville, Tenn. Glory Johnson had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Tennessee (21-8, 12-4) beat Florida (18-11, 8-8) to clinch second place in the Southeastern Conference.

NO. 11 PENN STATE 74, MINNESOTA 51

In State College, Pa., Maggie Lucas scored 24 points and Penn State
(23-5, 13-3) smothered cold-shooting Minnesota (14-16, 6-10) to claim sole possession of the Big Ten title.

NO. 13 KENTUCKY 76, MISSISSIPPI STATE 40

In Starkville, Miss., A’Dia Mathies and Bernisha Pinkett scored 13 points each to lead Kentucky (24-5, 13-3) over Mississippi State (14-15, 4-12) and clinch the Wildcats’ first regular-season SEC title in 30 years.

NO. 18 GEORGIA 62, LOUISIANA STATE 46

In Athens, Ga., Khaalidah Miller scored 14 points to lead Georgia (22-7, 11-5) over Louisiana State University (20-9, 10-6), taking third place in the SEC in the final regular-season game for both teams and also clinching the third seed in the conference tournament.

Jasmine Hassell added 12 points for the Lady Bulldogs and Meredith Mitchell had 10.

The Lady Bulldogs clinched a first-round bye in the SEC Tournament.

NO. 22 PURDUE 90, INDIANA 58

In West Lafayette, Ind., Brittany Rayburn scored 24 points to lead Purdue (21-8, 11-5 Big Ten) over Indiana (6-23, 1-15).

SOUTH CAROLINA 53, ARKANSAS 47

In Columbia, La’Keisha Sutton scored a game-high 16 points and Ashley Bruner added 15 to lead South Carolina (21-8, 10-6 SEC) past Arkansas (21-7, 10-6).


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