NC State snapped Miami’s upset streak on Sunday afternoon, downing the No. 7 seed 60-47 for the Wolfpack’s third consecutive ACC tournament championship.
Elissa Cunane led the charge for the No. 1 seed, notching 17 points and eight rebounds despite being sidelined for a portion of the third quarter with a tweaked ankle. The North Carolina native was emotional while speaking with ESPN after the game, saying, “I am so proud of us for doing this again.”
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The Wolfpack held the Hurricanes to 31.5 percent shooting and allowed just one Miami player, Kelsey Marshall, to finish in double figures with 24 points. NC State road a 51-33 third-quarter lead through a quieter fourth quarter to contain the Hurricanes down the stretch.
With Sunday’s win, NC State officially punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament.