GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jasmine Gill scored six of her 13 points during the run that lifted Boston College to a 67-60 upset of No. 8 Florida State on Friday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinal.
Stefanie Murphy had 14 points for the seventh-seeded Eagles (17-14). They shot nearly 49 percent and overcame a huge rebounding deficit by forcing the second-seeded Seminoles to a season-worst 27.6 percent shooting.
Cierra Bravard had 13 points for Florida State (26-5), and her three-point play tied it at 46 with 6:04 to play before Gill took over. She knocked down a jumper with the shot clock winding down, then went coast-to-coast for a layup after a steal to start the 13-3 run that put the Eagles in control.
The Eagles, who reached the ACC semifinals for the first time, have won three straight against nationally ranked teams and will face either No. 24 Virginia or North Carolina State on Saturday.
Ayla Brown and Carolyn Swords had 11 points apiece while Jaclyn Thoman capped the decisive run with a free throw that made it 59-49 with 1:41 left. Murphy, who fouled out with 6:04 left, had an otherwise perfect night for Boston College: She hit all five of her shots, both of her 3s and both of her free throws.
Alysha Harvin had 13 points and Chastity Clayton added 10 for the Seminoles, who had trouble making up for the loss of all-ACC forward Jacinta Monroe, who averages a team-best 13.4 points. Team officials said she sprained her right ankle roughly 4 minutes into the game, and she limped off the court with help from trainers, was taken to the locker room and did not return.
In her absence, Florida State turned to its perimeter game with poor results — the Seminoles hoisted a season-high 28 3-pointers and made just four.
Still, for a while it appeared as though they had figured out how to play without Monroe, using a 21-5 run that spanned halftime to seemingly take control. The Seminoles, who trailed by nine early, pushed their lead to 36-27 on Clayton's jumper with 16:40 left, before managing just one field goal during the 8½ minutes that followed.
Cold shooting was a frequent problem in this one for the Seminoles, who missed 20 of their first 24 shots. Courtney Ward, whose 11-point scoring average was second only to Monroe on her team, missed her first seven attempts and finished 3 for 20 — 2 for 17 from 3-point range — while Harvin was 4 for 17.
Florida State attempted 33 more shots than Boston College, but the Eagles made them significantly more often. No team this season shot a higher percentage against the Seminoles than BC, and that more than offset a 44-34 rebounding advantage and the Eagles' 18 turnovers.