GREENSBORO, N.C. — Imani Wright scored 20 points and No. 11 Florida State held off Miami’s late rally for a 73-69 victory on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals.
The third-seeded Seminoles (25-5) have won seven of their last eight games, and will play fifth-ranked and second-seeded Notre Dame (28-2) in a Saturday semifinal.
Wright had 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting in the first half. Chatrice White finished with 12 points and nine rebounds for Florida State. Ama Degbeon and Shakayla Thomas chipped in 10 points apiece.
Emese Hof scored 21 points to lead sixth-seeded Miami (21-10). Mykea Gray added 15 points and Erykah Davenport had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
The Seminoles led 67-50 with five minutes left. A 19-5 run from Miami cut its deficit to 72-69 with 20 seconds remaining. Thomas then split a pair of free throws and following a Miami timeout, Hof missed a 3-pointer with five seconds left.