GREENSBORO Marissa Kastanek scored 21 points to help N.C. State beat Florida State 74-71 in Thursday's first round of the ACC tournament.
Emili Tasler hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1 minute, 23 seconds left for the ninth-seeded Wolfpack (17-14), then Myisha Goodwin-Coleman scored with 43.2 seconds left to put N.C. State up three. Alexa Deluzio missed a mid-range shot on the Seminoles' final possession. Tasler rebounded and found Kastanek to dribble out the clock.
N.C. State rallied from 10 down to win its tournament opener for the third time in as many seasons under Kellie Harper. The Wolfpack will play fifth-ranked and top-seeded Duke in today's 3 p.m. quarterfinal.
Deluzio scored 26 for the eighth-seeded Seminoles (14-17). Goodwin-Coleman had 16 points and seven assists for N.C. State, and Bonae Holston added 15 points and 12 rebounds.
North Carolina 90, Clemson 51: Freshman Brittany Rountree scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers to help North Carolina race pace Clemson in the first game of the tournament.
The fifth-seeded Tar Heels (20-10) led by 49 after halftime and earned their biggest victory margin in an ACC tournament game. They avenged a 52-47 home loss to Clemson in January and will face No. 15 Georgia Tech in today's 11 a.m. quarterfinal.
Nikki Dixon scored 14 for the 12th-seeded Tigers (6-22).
Wake Forest 80, Virginia Tech 74: Lakevia Boykin scored 22 and the Deacons eliminated Virginia Tech. Chelsea Douglas tied her career high with 21 points for the seventh-seeded Deacons (18-12).
Wake Forest won its tournament opener for the fourth straight year and will play seventh-ranked and second-seeded Miami at 6 p.m. today.
Monet Tellier scored 23 for the 10th-seeded Hokies (7-23), who finished with nine straight losses.
Virginia 72, Boston College 41: Ataira Franklin and Ariana Moorer scored 20 each to help Virginia (22-9) beat Boston College and advance to a quarterfinal at 8 tonight against Maryland.