GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) _ The perfect season is over for Duke.
Ashley Key hit the go-ahead jumper with a minute-19 remaining
and 24th-ranked North Carolina State gave the top-ranked Blue
Devils their first loss, a stunning 70-65 defeat in the semifinals
of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Key's jumper from the left wing made it 66-65. Duke worked the
ball inside to center Alison Bales, whose short layup missed.
Sasha Reaves made two free throws with 18 seconds remaining to
push the lead to three points, and Abby Waner's potential
game-tying 3-pointer from the key failed to hit the rim.
Key then hit two free throws in the final seconds for the
winning margin. She finished with 21 points for the Wolfpack
The Wolfpack will play in tomorrow's final against the winner of
today's other semifinal matching 4th-ranked North Carolina and
Number six Maryland.