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Howard's double-double, Delgado's 3 help Florida State women beat Miami 72-67 in OT in ACC

  • Miami's Keyona Hayes, center, is trapped by Florida State's Brittany Brown, right, and Nigia Greene, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Miami's Keyona Hayes, center, is trapped by Florida State's Brittany Brown, right, and Nigia Greene, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami's Suriya McGuire, top, falls over Miami's Suriya McGuire, bottom, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Miami's Suriya McGuire, top, falls over Miami's Suriya McGuire, bottom, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami's Suriya McGuire, left, drives past Florida State's Natasha Howard, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Miami's Suriya McGuire, left, drives past Florida State's Natasha Howard, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

Natasha Howard had 30 points and 16 rebounds to help Florida State beat Miami 72-67 in overtime in Thursday's second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Cheetah Delgado added a career-high 20 points for the ninth-seeded Seminoles (20-10), including a key 3-pointer with 31.1 seconds left in OT as FSU protected a one-point lead.

Morgan Jones added two clinching free throws with 3.3 seconds left, advancing FSU to Friday's quarterfinals to face top-seeded and second-ranked Notre Dame (29-0).

Necole Sterling scored 14 points and was one of five in double figures for the eighth-seeded Hurricanes (16-14), who led 33-26 at halftime and 55-49 with 5½ minutes left before Florida State rallied.

Howard gave FSU its first second-half lead with a putback with 49.8 seconds left, then hit two free throws to push the lead to 58-55. But Sterling answered with a 3-pointer with 30.2 seconds left to force OT.