CONWAY, S.C. (AP) Kaylan Pugh scored 20 points and No. 10 seed Georgia Tech defeated No. 15 seed Boston College 71-67 in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday.
Francesca Pan, announced on Wednesday as the ACC Freshman of the Year, added 14 points, Zaire O’Neil 12 and Imani Tilford 10 for the Yellow Jackets (17-13), who will play No. 7 seed and 16th-ranked Miami on Thursday.
Mariella Fasoula scored 21 points with nine rebounds, Kailey Edwards added 13 and Kelly Hughes 12 for the Eagles (9-21).
The teams combined for 40 turnovers with the Yellow Jackets outscoring the Eagles 25-13 off errors.
Georgia Tech went on a 9-2 run to end the third quarter, with five points from Tilford, to take the lead for good, 49-43. The Yellow Jackets built a nine-point lead with 3:43 to go with BC getting within four twice in the final minute.