Yellow Jackets nip Tar Heels in ACC Women's Tournament

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Tyaunna Marshall scored 21 points and had the go-ahead basket with 1:35 left to help No. 15 Georgia Tech beat North Carolina 54-53 in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals on Friday.

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Georgia Tech's Dawnn Maye (1) and the rest of the bench reacts as North Carolina's Brittany Rountree (11) walks off the court after Georgia Tech's 54-53 win.  CHUCK BURTON/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Georgia Tech's Dawnn Maye (1) and the rest of the bench reacts as North Carolina's Brittany Rountree (11) walks off the court after Georgia Tech's 54-53 win.

Mo Bennett and Metra Walthour each scored 11 points for the fourth-seeded Yellow Jackets (23-7), who held on when Brittany Rountree’s long 3-pointer for the win bounced off the front of the rim at the horn.

Georgia Tech reached the semifinals for the third consecutive season and will face ninth-seeded North Carolina State, which upset No. 5 Duke.

She’la White scored 13 points for the fifth-seeded Tar Heels (20-11), who lost twice to Georgia Tech by a combined three points.

ACC TOURNAMENT

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 75, NO. 5 DUKE 73

In Greensboro, N.C., Bonae Holston and Marissa Kastanek each scored 16 points to help North Carolina State upset Duke in the quarterfinals.

Myisha Goodwin-Coleman added 12 points for the ninth-seeded Wolfpack (18-14), who ended a six-game losing streak to the Blue Devils.

Chelsea Gray scored 25 points to lead the top-seeded Blue Devils (24-5).

NO. 6 MARYLAND 70, VIRGINIA 58

Alyssa Thomas scored 18 points and Maryland beat Virginia in the quarterfinals.

Brene Moseley added 13 points and Tianna Hawkins had 10 rebounds for the third-seeded Terrapins (26-4).

Ariana Moorer scored 19 points for sixth-seeded Virginia (22-10).

WAKE FOREST 81, NO. 7 MIAMI 74

Secily Ray scored a season-high 21 points to help Wake Forest upset Miami in the quarterfinals.

Chelsea Douglas added 18 points for the seventh-seeded Demon Deacons (19-12), who advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 1988.

Riquna Williams scored 22 points to lead the second-seeded Hurricanes (25-5), who beat Wake Forest 64-39 in late January.

SEC TOURNAMENT

NO. 10 KENTUCKY 71, FLORIDA 67

In Nashville, Tenn., Bria Goss made a layup with 1:22 left, and top-seeded Kentucky rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half to beat Florida in the quarterfinals.

Kentucky (25-5) will play Louisiana State University in today’s semifinals.

A’dia Mathies scored 21 of her 24 points in the second half for Kentucky, and Keyla Snowden had 17.

Jennifer George led Florida (19-12) with 18 points.

NO. 13 TENNESSEE 68, VANDERBILT 57

Shekinna Stricklen scored 18 points in the second half to lead Tennessee past Vanderbilt in the quarterfinals.

Tennessee (22-8) shot 50 percent and held seventh-seeded Vanderbilt to 34.5 percent shooting.

The Lady Vols will face either No. 16 Georgia or No. 25 South Carolina today.

Christina Foggie led the Commodores (22-9) with 16 points.

LOUISIANA STATE 41, ARKANSAS 40

Adrienne Webb sank a 3-pointer with 9 seconds left to send Louisiana State University past Arkansas in the quarterfinals.

Webb scored 15 points to lead the fourth-seeded Tigers (21-9).

C’eira Ricketts led Arkansas (22-8) with 17 points.

TOP 25

NO. 9 PENN STATE 78, MINNESOTA 74

In Indianapolis, Maggie Lucas scored 24 points, leading Penn State (24-5) past Minnesota (15-17) in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals.

The top-seeded Nittany Lions trailed by as much as 13 in the first half and will face fourth-seeded Purdue in today’s semifinals.

NO. 14 OHIO STATE 57, MICHIGAN 48

In Indianapolis, Tayler Hill hit three 3-pointers and scored 19 points as Ohio State (25-5) held off a late charge to beat Michigan (20-11) in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.

The Buckeyes, who are looking for their fourth consecutive tournament title, play Nebraska in the semifinals today.

NO. 21 PURDUE 73, MICHIGAN STATE 64

In Indianapolis, Brittany Rayburn scored 29 points to lead Purdue (22-8) over Michigan State (20-11) in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals.

NO. 24 NEBRASKA 80, IOWA 68

In Indianapolis, Lindsey Moore scored 26 points and two teammates had double-doubles as Nebraska (23-7) defeated Iowa (19-11) in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.


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