Miami advances to first ACC championship in program history


Miami picked up its second upset in two days at the ACC tournament, downing No. 3 seed Notre Dame 57-54 on Saturday to advance to its first ACC championship game in program history.

Miami, the No. 7 seed, held the Fighting Irish off until the last possession, denying Dara Mabrey a final 3-point shot to clinch the win.

Kelsey Marshall led Miami with 18 points, adding five rebounds, three assists and one steal. Karla Erjavec contributed 10 points and four rebounds, while Destiny Harden notched six points and seven rebounds.

Despite three Notre Dame players finishing in double digits, Miami out-rebounded the Fighting Irish 36-31.

“They were so composed today,” Miami coach Katie Meier told the ACC Network after the game, one day after her team bounced No. 2 seed Louisville from the tournament behind a fourth-quarter rally.

Miami will meet NC State in the ACC tournament final on Sunday (12 pm. ET, ESPN) after the Wolfpack defeated Virginia Tech 70-55 in the other semifinal Saturday.