Wake Forest 67, No. 7 Maryland 65
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) _ Nicole Levesque sank a 3-point shot with 17 seconds left Tuesday night to lead Wake Forest to a 67-65 upset of No. 7 Maryland.
The victory marked Wake Forest’s first-ever triumph over a top 10 team, and only the ninth time in the 21 years of the women’s basketball program that the Demon Deacons (13-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) have topped a ranked team.
Tracy Connor’s jumper helped Wake Forest tie the score at 52, and a 3- pointer by B.J. Thames broke the tie with 4:40 left.
The teams traded baskets down the stretch, with Maryland (14-4, 6-3 ACC) taking a 65-64 edge with 27 seconds left on a pair of free throws by Jessie Hicks. Levesque, who hit just 3 of 12 field goal attempts, raced downcourt and hit the game-winning basket.
Katrina Colleton missed a shot on Maryland’s next possession and the Terrapins called timeout with five seconds left. Off the inbounds pass, Bonnie Rimkus attempted a shot from the top of the key, but the ball glanced off the backboard as time expired.
Connor, a freshman, hit 12 of 20 field goals and led Wake Forest with 29 points. Sabrina Slone scored 12, all on 3-pointers, and Levesque had 10.
Malissa Boles led the Terrapins with 20 points.