Clemson women edge Virginia in ACC play

Clemson women 64, Virginia 62

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CLEMSON, S.C. — Nikki Dixon made a 3-pointer with 34.4 seconds remaining to give Clemson the lead and Aisha Turner added a free throw with nine seconds left as the Lady Tigers edged Virginia 64-62 on Thursday night.

Quinyotta Pettaway scored 15 points and Natiece Ford added 12 to lead Clemson (8-18, 4-11 Atlantic Coast Conference), which trailed 55-44 with 10 minutes left before rallying. Dixon had nine points.

Ataira Franklin scored a game-high 21 points for Virginia (15-11, 7-8).

NO. 8 MARYLAND 86, BOSTON COLLEGE 61

In Boston, Alyssa Thomas scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Maryland (22-4, 13-2 ACC) over Boston College (10-16, 4-11).

Tianna Hawkins scored 15 points and Alicia DeVaughn had 10 points and eight rebounds for the Terrapins.

NO. 10 TEXAS A&M 82, MISSISSIPPI 53

In College Station, Texas, Kelsey Bone had 24 points and 17 rebounds to help Texas A&M (21-6, 11-2 Southeastern Conference) knock off Mississippi (9-17, 2-11).

Bone led the Aggies in scoring for the 18th time this season.

NO. 11 TENNESSEE 83, AUBURN 61

In Knoxville, Tenn., Meighan Simmons scored 24 points and Cierra Burdick had a double-double as Tennessee (21-5, 12-1) trounced Auburn (14-12, 3-10) to remain in sole possession of first place in the SEC.

Simmons had 11 points in the first 8 minutes and made three 3-pointers early in the game. Burdick had 15 points and a career-high 13 rebounds for the Lady Vols. Taber Spani added 16 points and Bashaara Graves had 14 points.

NO. 13 GEORGIA 66, ARKANSAS 34

In Athens, Ga., Jasmine Hassell scored 14 points as Georgia (22-4, 10-3) overwhelmed Arkansas (17-9, 5-8) to set a school record for fewest points allowed in a Southeastern Conference regular-season game.

The Lady Bulldogs defeated South Carolina by an identical score in the 2011 SEC Tournament.

NO. 14 DAYTON 67, ST. BONAVENTURE 63

In Olean, N.Y., Andrea Hoover scored 13 points and Ally Malott had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead Dayton (23-1, 11-0) over St. Bonaventure (9-17, 2-9) in an Atlantic 10 Conference game.

NO. 24 NEBRASKA 57, MICHIGAN 39

In Ann Arbor, Mich., Jordan Hooper had 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Nebraska (20-6, 10-3 Big Ten) to its eighth consecutive victory, over Michigan (19-7, 8-5).

Lindsey Moore had 15 points for the Cornhuskers, who held Michigan to 28 percent shooting. The Wolverines didn’t shoot a free throw the entire game.

GEORGIA TECH 82, WAKE FOREST 64

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Tyaunna Marshall had 27 points and 10 rebounds as Georgia Tech (12-14, 5-10 ACC) routed Wake Forest (11-16, 4-11).

Sydney Wallace added 20 points and Aaliyah Whiteside had 18 for the Yellow Jackets.


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