WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Valencia Myers scored 18 points, Ta’Niya Latson added 15 and No. 23 Florida State beat Wake Forest 61-60 on Thursday night.
Wake Forest guard Jewel Spear was fouled on a 3-pointer with 1:43 left in the fourth quarter and she made 2 of 3 free throws to get within 59-56. Spear was fouled going for an offensive rebound with 32.1 left and made two more free throws to cut the deficit to 61-60.
Latson dribbled down the clock before driving into the lane for a runner but it went hard off the glass and Wake Forest secured the rebound with 2.6 left. After a timeout Kaia Harrison inbounded the ball and got it back for an open 3-pointer but it hit the front of the rim as time expired.
Makayla Timpson had eight points and six rebounds before fouling out with 5:54 left in the fourth quarter for Florida State (23-7, 12-5 ACC), which closes its regular season on Sunday at Clemson.
Florida State shot just 26% from the field in the first half but still led 31-30 after going 14 of 19 from the free-throw line. Wake Forest turned it over seven times in the half and shot 34%.
Elise Williams had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Wake Forest (14-14, 5-12). Niyah Becker added a season-high 12 points and Spear finished with 11.