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No. 12 Miami women beats NC State 78-68
Thursday, Jan 5, 2012

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP)—Riquna Williams scored 22 points to lead No. 12 Miami to a 78-68 victory over North Carolina State on Thursday night.

Williams hit consecutive 3-pointers late in the second half as the Hurricanes (12-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) withstood a rally by the Wolfpack and expanded a 66-61 lead with a 12-0 run. Maria Brown’s layup with 1:45 remaining ended the surge and gave Miami a 78-61 lead.

The Wolfpack (10-5, 0-2) rallied from a 49-29 deficit early in the second half with 13 straight points. Krystal Barrett scored 10 points during the run and her two free throws with 13:27 remaining cut Miami’s lead to 49-42.

Williams’ putback with 10:01 left increased Miami’s lead to 55-46. North Carolina State got within 55-52 with 8:16 left.

Barrett scored 14 points to lead the Wolfpack.

Updated Thursday, Jan 5, 2012

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