No. 7 Duke women hold off No. 5 Miami 74-64

JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer Published:

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Elizabeth Williams scored 19 points and No. 7 Duke held on to beat No. 5 Miami 74-64 on Friday night, clinching the top seed in next week's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Chelsea Gray added 12 points and nine assists and Haley Peters had 12 points to help the Blue Devils (23-4, 14-1) snap Miami's 13-game winning streak. Duke wrapped up the ACC's No. 1 seed for the third straight year.

Duke shot 48.5 percent, forced 21 turnovers, outscored Miami 50-16 in the paint and held the Hurricanes to one field goal in the final 9½ minutes to extend its winning streak in ACC home games to 30.

Shenise Johnson, the ACC's leading scorer, had 18 points and Riquna Williams had 17 on 6-of-16 shooting for Miami (24-4, 13-2), which missed its final nine shots.

Williams' layup with 4 minutes remaining was the Hurricanes' only basket down the stretch.