BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Georgia Amoore hit three free throws with 1.8 seconds remaining to raise No. 7 Virginia Tech to a 68-65 victory over No. 13 North Carolina on Sunday.
Amoore completed with a game-high 24 factors, connecting on 7 of 17 from the ground, together with a career-high six 3-pointers for the Hokies (12-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Convention), who registered their first victory over a ranked group this season.
With the sport tied at 65, Virginia Tech known as a timeout with 14.2 seconds to go. The Hokies ran the clock down, and Amoore was fouled by North Carolina’s Kennedy Todd-Williams whereas making an attempt a 3-pointer.
North Carolina (9-4, 0-2) known as a timeout after Amoore’s third free throw. The Tar Heels tried to inbound the ball, however Virginia Tech’s D’asia Gregg knocked the go into the backcourt and time ran out.
Deja Kelly paced the Tar Heels with 21 factors. North Carolina has misplaced three consecutive video games.
Elizabeth Kitley had 13 factors and 7 rebounds for the Hokies, who survived regardless of 20 turnovers.
North Carolina: The Tar Heels might have used Kelly within the remaining minute, however she fouled out on a cost name with 1:23 left. North Carolina appeared unsettled on its remaining two possessions, and the top end result was one other shut loss — three of the Tar Heels’ 4 losses have been by eight factors or much less.
Virginia Tech: Gregg was an unsung hero for the Hokies, who had misplaced two of their previous three video games. Her blocked shot of Anya Poole’s layup try with lower than 30 seconds left arrange the Hokies’ remaining possession. She additionally hit a 3-pointer with 1:45 to go that gave Virginia Tech a 65-64 lead. Gregg completed with 11 factors and 10 rebounds.
Virginia Tech misplaced at Clemson on Thursday, however could keep within the prime 10 after beating the Tar Heels. North Carolina will drop a number of spots after dropping two video games over the previous week.
North Carolina: Visits Miami on Thursday.
Virginia Tech: Hosts rival Virginia on Thursday.
AP girls’s school basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/womens-college-basketball and https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-womens-college-basketball-poll and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
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