Wake Forest women set defensive record in ACC win over Pitt
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Alex Sharp scored 19 points and Wake Forest set a record for defense in an Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament game on Wednesday night with a 72-38 first-round win over Pittsburgh.
Pitt’s 38 points are the fewest in an ACC Tournament game. The previous record was 39 by Duke in 1978 and Virginia Tech in 2013.
The 11th-seeded Demon Deacons (14-16), who set a program record for largest tourney win, take on sixth-seeded Miami on Thursday night.
Amber Campbell and Elisa Penna added 14 points each for Wake Forest, which led 32-22 at the half and then shot 54 percent in the second half. Tyra Whitehead had 10.
Any hope the Panthers had of coming back were dashed in the third quarter when they were outscored 25-5. Wake Forest was 8 of 13 from the field while Pitt was 2 of 10 with eight turnovers.
Pittsburgh (10-20), which ended the season with a seven-game losing streak, got 18 points from Yachine Diop and Alayna Gribble had 11. The Panthers shot 28 percent, had 17 turnovers and was pounded 40-6 on points in the paint.