Tar Heels get past Hurricanes for win

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- Cetera DeGraffenreid scored 23 points and No. 9 North Carolina beat Miami 90-76 on Thursday night.

Rashanda McCants added 21 points and Jessica Breland had 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Tar Heels (25-4, 10-3 ACC), who have won eight of nine.

Lamese James scored 17 points and Epiphany Woodson added 16 for the Hurricanes (13-15, 2-11).

NO. 14 OHIO STATE 75, WISCONSIN 53

In Columbus, Ohio, Jantel Lavender had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Samantha Prahalis fueled the fastbreak for the Buckeyes (23-5, 14-3), who clinched at least a share of their fifth Big Ten title in a row.

Alyssa Karel scored 13 points, Teah Grant 11 and Rae Lin D'Alie 10 for Wisconsin (16-13, 6-12).

LSU 63, NO. 18 TENNESSEE 61

In Baton Rouge, La., Katherine Graham made two free throws with 7.9 seconds remaining for the win, which clinched a first-round bye for the Tigers (16-9, 9-4) in next week's SEC Tournament.

The Lady Vols (19-9, 8-5) were led by Angie Bjorklund, who scored 21 points.

LaSondra Barrett scored a team-high 19 points for LSU.

GEORGIA 61, KENTUCKY 57

In Lexington, Ky., Ashley Houts scored a career-high 26 points, including 12 of Georgia's final 13, as the Bulldogs (16-12, 6-6 SEC) ended a five-game losing streak. Dunlap led the Wildcats (14-14, 4-9) with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

MISSISSIPPI STATE 58, SOUTH CAROLINA 41

In Starkville, Miss., Lakeisha Sutton scored a game-high 14 points but the Gamecocks (10-16, 2-11 SEC) went cold in the second half, shooting just 32 percent.

Chanel Mokango had 13 points to lead the Bulldogs (20-8, 7-6), who snapped a two-game skid.

N.C. STATE 69, CLEMSON 43

In Raleigh, N.C., Bonae Holston had 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolfpack (13-15, 5-8 ACC), who won for the fourth time in five games.

The Tigers (13-16, 2-12), who were led by Lele Hardy's eight points, ended the regular season with their fifth loss in a row.

GEORGIA TECH 73, VIRGINIA TECH 68 (OT)

In Blacksburg, Va., Jacqua Williams scored five of her 19 points in the extra period as the Yellow Jackets (20-8, 7-6 ACC).

Utahya Drye had 24 points for Virginia Tech (12-12, 2-12).


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