Motley, Hayes lead No. 21 Miami women past Pitt 77-55
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Adrienne Motley scored 19 points, Keyona Hayes made all nine of her shots for 18 points and No. 21 Miami defeated 12th-seeded Pittsburgh 77-55 on Thursday in the second round of the ACC Tournament.
The fifth-seeded Hurricanes (23-7) face No. 14 Florida State, the fourth-seed, in the quarterfinals on Friday. The Seminoles defeated Miami 70-67 in the regular-season finale on Sunday.
Led by Hayes, who is 16 for 16 in two games against the Panthers this season, the Hurricanes shot a season-high 60 percent (33 for 55), eclipsing the 53 percent they made in the earlier 24-point win over the Panthers.
Miami shot 69 percent in taking an 18-12 lead after one quarter and closed the second with an 18-4 run to lead 38-21 at the half. The Hurricanes shot 63 percent, their best half of the season.
Yacine Diop and Brenna Wise led Pittsburgh (13-18), which shot 31 percent in the first half and 39 for the game, with 17 points apiece.