RICHMOND, Va. Charlotte closed the first half with a 16-2 surge and never looked back to earn a 64-55 victory Sunday against Richmond in the regular-season finale.
The win is the 13th in a row for the 49ers, extending the school record and assuring them of the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic 10 tournament in Philadelphia. They will have a first-round bye and play Saturday.
Senior Amanda Dowe led the 49ers (24-4, 13-1) with 13 points and a career-best 21 rebounds. Jai Forney had 20 points and Ny Hammonds added 14.
Becca Wann led the Spiders (16-14, 6-8) with 14 points.
No. 12 Dayton 73, Saint Josephs 66: Andrea Hoover scored 19 and Samantha MacKay 18 as host Dayton (26-1, 14-0) wrapped up its first A-10 regular-season title. Both teams advanced to Saturdays tournament quarterfinals, where Saint Josephs (20-8, 11-3) will be the host and fourth seed.
No. 5 Duke 65, No. 15 North Carolina 58: Freshman Alexis Jones scored a season-high 22 and host Duke (27-2, 17-1) got its ACC-record 17th regular-season league victory. Elizabeth Williams added 13 points.
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt led North Carolina (26-5, 14-4) with 16 points.
North Carolina tied for second in the ACC with Maryland. The Terrapins won a coin flip Sunday night for the No. 2 seed, dropping the Tar Heels to the third seed for the ACC tournament, after the leagues other tiebreakers couldnt separate them.
Duke will be the No. 1 seed.
The tournament will begin Thursday in Greensboro.
N.C. State 63, Clemson 47: The Wolfpack shot 60.9 percent in the second half and rolled at Clemson. LenNique Brown, Markeisha Gatling and Myisha Goodwin-Coleman each scored 14 for the Wolfpack (15-15, 7-11). Aisha Turner led Clemson (9-20, 5-13) with 14.
The teams will meet again Thursday in Greensboro as the Wolfpack will be the No. 8 seed in the ACC tournament and will play ninth-seed Clemson at 2 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum.
No. 9 Maryland 88, Wake Forest 61: Tianna Hawkins had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Alyssa Thomas added 16 points, and Maryland (23-6, 14-4) won at home. Dearica Hamby scored 11 for the Deacons (12-18, 5-13).
Virginia 72, No. 24 Florida State 60: Faith Randolph scored 19 and Simone Egwu had 17 points and 11 rebounds as Virginia won at home. Ataira Franklin added 18 points and the Cavaliers (16-13, 8-10) overcame a 22-point performance by Alexa Deluzio for the Seminoles (21-8, 11-7).
ACC tournament: First-round games Thursday will have No. 5 seed Miami against No. 12 Virginia at 11 a.m.; N.C. State vs. Clemson at 2 p.m.; No. 7 seed Georgia Tech vs. No. 10 Wake Forest at 6 p.m., and No. 6 Virginia vs. No. 11 Boston College at 8 p.m.
Quarterfinals will be Friday.
No. 10 Kentucky 78, No. 8 Tennessee 65: Adia Mathies and Jennifer ONeill scored 16 each to help the Wildcats (25-4, 13-3) pull away at home.
Regular-season champion Tennessee (23-6, 14-2), Kentucky, Georgia and Texas A&M are the top four seeds in the SEC tournament, which will begin Wednesday in Duluth, Ga. All four will have byes until Fridays quarterfinals.
No. 14 South Carolina 67, Florida 56: Ashley Bruner scored 16 and Aleighsa Welch and Ieasia Walker added 14 each for the host Gamecocks, (23-6, 11-5), who set a school record for SEC victories in a season and tied their program record for regular-season wins.