COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — ACC title contenders No. 8 Florida State and No. 11 Louisville may have more on their minds than just their upcoming games this weekend. The 11th-ranked Cardinals and No. 8 Florida State have a showdown Monday night that could go a long way to determining the regular-season champion. First, the Seminoles must get past North Carolina State and the Cardinals must contend with North Carolina. Both games take place Saturday. Louisville moved back into first place in the league race this past Wednesday night with a win over Syracuse.
ATLANTA (AP) — Jazmine Jones scored 18 points, Dana Evans had 14 and Kylee Shook added 13 points and 13 rebounds in No. 5 Louisville's 58-47 win over Georgia Tech. Louisville's perimeter defense shined, holding the Jackets to 1 for 12 on 3-point tries and 29.8 % from the floor overall. Louisville's Elizabeth Balogun finished with just four points on 2-for-10 shooting in her return to Georgia Tech. Balogun, last season's ACC freshman of the year, transferred after coach Nell Fortner's predecessor, MaChelle Joseph, was fired last March.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Jakia Brown-Turner scored 18 points, including a go-ahead, baseline jumper with 2.9 seconds left, leading No. 10 North Carolina State to a 50-48 win over Miami. Only a freshman, Brown-Turner matched her season-high as NC State snapped a two-game losing streak. Destiny Harden led Miami with 15 points and Mykea Gray added 11 for Miami. The Hurricanes are 0-7 against Top 25 teams this season.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nicki Ekhomu scored 18 of her season-high 23 points in the second half and No. 17 Florida State beat Wake Forest 78-67. Ekhomu was 10-of-14 shooting and had six assists. Kiah Gillespie scored 15 points, Morgan Jones added 14 and Nausia Woolfolk 13 for Florida State. The Seminoles made just four of their first 19 shots and Wake Forest took a 17-9 lead when Gina Conti hit a 3-pointer about three minutes into the second quarter but Florida State shot 74% (29 of 39) the rest of the way. Ivana Raca led Wake Forest with 17 points.