Dearica Hamby had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Amber Campbell added 21 points, leading Wake Forest to an 85-79 upset of No. 22 Syracuse in the second round of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament on Thursday at Greensboro Coliseum.
The No. 13 seed Deacons (13-19) advanced to Friday’s 11 a.m. quarterfinal against No. 4 seed Duke (20-9).
No. 5 seed Syracuse (21-9), considered a lock for an NCAA tournament at-large bid, had beaten the visiting Deacons 73-62 in their only regular-season meeting Jan. 15.
Alexis Peterson led the Orange with 34 points. Cornelia Fondren added 16 and Brianna Butler 10.
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Millesa Calicott and Kandice Ball chipped in 14 points each for the Deacons.
Duke won both regular-season meetings with the Deacons, 70-63 on Jan. 4 at Cameron Indoor Stadium and 70-53 on Feb. 5 in Winston-Salem.
Wake Forest, which ripped No. 12 seed Boston College 69-53 in the first round, is the only team with wins in each of the past seven ACC tournaments.
Miami 62, Virginia 52: Necole Sterling had 15 points and Adrienne Motley 13, leading Miami past Virginia.
The No. 8 seed Hurricanes (19-11) move to Friday’s 6 p.m. quarterfinal against top-seed and reigning champion Notre Dame (28-2).
Lauren Moses scored 13, and Mikaya Venson and Breyana Mason added 11 each for No. 9 seed Virginia (17-13), which is likely headed to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.
The Hurricanes won the teams’ regular-season meeting 67-58 at home on Jan. 21.
Miami is the only ACC team to beat Notre Dame this season, winning 78-63 at home on Jan. 8. The Hurricanes are the only team other than Connecticut to beat the Irish since 2013.
Virginia Tech 51, Pittsburgh 45: Vanessa Panousis scored 20 as 15th-seeded Virginia Tech stunned seventh-seeded Pittsburgh.
Virginia Tech (12-19), which got 10 points from Sidney Cook, will face No. 2 seed Florida State (27-3) in Friday’s 6 p.m. quarterfinal.
The Hokies also shocked No. 10 seed N.C. State with a 57-56 upset in the first round Wednesday.
The Panthers (19-11), who made 10 of 24 free throws, got 13 points from Stasha Carey. All-ACC selection Brianna Kiesel finished with nine.
Pitt had beaten the Hokies 53-35 on Feb. 12 in Blacksburg, Va., in their only regular-season meeting.
Florida State beat the Hokies 59-44 on Jan. 18 in Blacksburg.