Hurricanes give tournament hopes a boost

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Stefanie Yderstrom and Pepper Wilson each scored 16 points, Krystal Saunders added 15 and Miami gave its NCAA Tournament résumé a serious boost by upsetting No. 5 Duke 69-65 on Thursday night.

Miami's Stefanie Yderstrom drives against Duke's Tricia Liston during the first half. Yderstrom scored 16 points to give the 'Canes their first win over the Blue Devils.  LUIS M. ALVAREZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
LUIS M. ALVAREZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Miami's Stefanie Yderstrom drives against Duke's Tricia Liston during the first half. Yderstrom scored 16 points to give the 'Canes their first win over the Blue Devils.

Morgan Stroman added 11 for the Hurricanes (19-9, 10-7 Atlantic Coast Conference). Miami had been 0-10 all-time against Duke.

Elizabeth Williams and Haley Peters each scored 17 for the Blue Devils (26-2, 16-1), who already have locked up the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament.

NO. 6 CALIFORNIA 73, WASHINGTON STATE 60

In Pullman, Wash., Layshia Clarendon scored 26 points as California (26-2, 16-1) beat Washington State (10-18, 6-11) to remain in first place in the Pac-12.

NO. 8 TENNESSEE 82,

NO. 13 TEXAS A&M 72

In Knoxville, Tenn., Kamiko Williams scored a career-high 18 points in the final home game of her career and Tennessee (23-5, 14-1) beat Texas A&M (21-8, 11-4) to clinch its 17th Southeastern Conference regular-season title.

Tennessee grabbed sole possession of first place in the standings and guaranteed itself the No. 1 seed in the SEC Tournament beginning Wednesday.

NO. 24 FLORIDA STATE 72,

NO. 9 MARYLAND 71

In Tallahassee, Fla., Alexa Deluzio hit a free throw with 7 seconds left to lift Florida State (21-7, 11-6 ACC) over Maryland (22-6, 13-4).

NO. 10 KENTUCKY 90,

MISSISSIPPI 65

In Oxford, Miss., A’Dia Mathies scored 20 points and Kentucky (24-4, 12-3 SEC) routed Mississippi (9-19, 2-13) as Wildcats coach Matthew Mitchell tied the school record for victories with 138.

MISSISSIPPI STATE 50,

NO. 11 GEORGIA 38

In Starkville, Miss., Mississippi State (13-15, 5-10 SEC) limited Georgia (23-5, 11-14) to only 18 percent shooting from the field.

Kendra Grant scored 13 points to lead Mississippi State.

Anne Marie Armstrong had 10 for Georgia.

NO. 12 DAYTON 71,

SAINT LOUIS 61

In St. Louis, Andrea Hoover scored 16 points and Dayton (25-1, 13-0) assured itself of at least a share of the Atlantic 10 championship, defeating Saint Louis (11-17, 5-8).

MISSOURI 65,

NO. 14 SOUTH CAROLINA 58

In Columbia, Mo., Bri Kulas had 26 points and 12 rebounds as Missouri (16-13, 5-10 SEC) knocked off South Carolina (22-6, 10-5).

Ieasia Walker and Khadijah Sessions led South Carolina with 14 points apiece.

NO. 15 NORTH CAROLINA 85, BOSTON COLLEGE 57

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Waltiea Rolle scored 21 points and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt added 20 as North Carolina (26-4, 13-3 ACC) rolled over Boston College (10-18, 4-13).

NO. 18 DELAWARE 79,

HOFSTRA 50

In Hempstead, N.Y., Elena Delle Donne scored 32 points to help Delaware (25-3, 16-0 Colonial Athletic Association) beat Hofstra (12-15, 8-8) for its 20th consecutive victory.

NO. 20 NEBRASKA 55, WISCONSIN 53

In Madison, Wis., Lindsey Moore scored 13 points, Rachel Theriot added 11 and Nebraska (22-6, 12-3) held off Wisconsin (11-17, 3-12) for its 10th consecutive win.

NO. 21 GREEN BAY 71,

DETROIT 63

In Detroit, Megan Lukan scored 20 points, and Green Bay (23-2, 13-0) clinched sole possession of the Horizon League regular-season title with its 18th consecutive win, over Detroit (14-11, 7-6).

MICHIGAN STATE 68,

NO. 25 PURDUE 61

In West Lafayette, Ind., Annalise Pickrel scored 18 points, and Jasmine Thomas and Klarissa Bell added 17 apiece to lead Michigan State (21-7, 9-6 Big Ten) over Purdue (20-8, 9-6).

GEORGIA TECH 74, CLEMSON 48

In Atlanta, Brittany Jackson scored 22 points as Georgia Tech (14-14, 7-10 ACC) routed Clemson (9-19, 5-12).

Aaliyah Whiteside added 15 and Tyaunna Marshall had 10 for the Yellow Jackets.

Quinyotta Pettaway led Clemson with 12.


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