Georgia Tech women edge Wake Forest 67-65 in ACC
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Aaliyah Whiteside had 19 points and Roddreka Rogers had 16, including the game-winning basket with 5.4 seconds left as seventh-seeded Georgia Tech edged 10th-seeded Wake Forest 67-65 in an ACC tournament second-round game on Thursday night.
Wake Forest, down by seven with 4:23 to play, tied the game on a layup by Milan Quinn at the 1:01 mark. Antonia Peresson missed a 3 for Tech at 29 seconds but Irene Gari grabbed the rebound, leading to the Rogers basket on a feed from Imani Tilford. After a Wake Forest timeout advanced the ball to the front court, Amber Campbell missed a layup at the buzzer.
Georgia Tech (19-11), which has won five straight, faces second-seeded and seventh-ranked Louisville in Friday's quarterfinals.
Wake Forest (16-15) led most of the way after a fast start. The lead was 54-49 entering the fourth quarter when the Demon Deacons shot went 3 for 11 from the field - yet still shot 50 percent for the half and 53 percent for the game. However, they had 21 turnovers that cost 26 points.
Ariel Stephenson had 21 points for Wake Forest with Quinn and Campbell adding 16.