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'Noles can't capitalize on late surge

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© St. Petersburg Times, published March 9, 2003


GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Fallon Stokes had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Georgia Tech 64-59 over Florida State in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Alex Stewart hit all six of her free throws in the final 59 seconds for the fifth-seeded Yellow Jackets (20-9). Sonja Mallory added 15 points and nine rebounds. Tasheika Morris led the fourth-seeded Seminoles (16-12) with 15 points. The Seminoles pulled within 62-59 with 20 seconds left, but after every shot they had to foul. Katelyn Vujas' 3-pointer missed before the buzzer.

NO. 11 UNC 80, CLEMSON 71: Candace Sutton had a season-high 20 points and nine rebounds to lead the second-seeded Tar Heels (26-4). Chrissy Floyd led seventh-seeded Clemson (14-15) with 21 points.

VIRGINIA 66, N.C. STATE 56: Brandi Teamer had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the third-seeded Cavaliers (16-12), who face North Carolina next.

Big East

MIAMI 77, SYRACUSE 64: Senior Meghan Saake matched her season high with 23 points for the seventh-seeded Hurricanes in the first round of the conference tournament at Piscataway, N.J. Miami (17-7) faces host Rutgers (20-6) tonight.

Pac-10

NO. 9 STANFORD 60, CAL 35: Nicole Powell scored 18 and had nine rebounds for the top-seeded Cardinal (24-4) at San Jose, Calif. Leigh Gregory led California (10-19) with nine points and 10 rebounds.

NO. 22 ARIZONA 70, OREGON ST. 56: Krista Warren scored 20 for the third-seeded Wildcats (21-7) The Wildcats face second-seeded Washington today.

NO. 25 WASHINGTON 64, USC 63: Giuliana Mendiola had 29 points and 11 rebounds for the Huskies (22-6). Southern Cal (14-17) had a chance with 19 seconds left but turned the ball over without taking a shot.

SEC

NO. 3 TENN. 76, NO. 10 MISS. ST. 75: Kara Lawson scored a career-high 32 and hit a runner in the lane with one second left for the Vols (28-3) in a tournament semifinal at North Little Rock, Ark. LaToya Thomas scored 34 for the Bulldogs (23-7), who led by 11 early in the second half.

NO. 6 LSU 78, NO. 15 VANDY 69: Seimone Augustus scored 20 second-half points, 10 in the final four minutes, to lead the Tigers (26-3). They face Tennessee today.

MISSISSIPPI: Coach Ron Aldy was fired after the Rebels (12-16, 1-14) finished with 14 straight conference losses and their fourth losing season in six years.

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