CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Riquna Williams scored 27 points to lead Miami (No. 22 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) past North Carolina State 84-77 on Thursday night.
The Wolfpack rallied from a 79-66 deficit with an 11-2 run late in the second half. Amber White's jumper with 55 seconds left capped the run and put North Carolina State within 81-77.
Stefanie Yderstrom's free throw with 22 seconds left increased Miami's lead to 82-77 and Shenise Johnson's two free throws with 10 seconds remaining clinched the 20th straight home win for the Hurricanes (19-2, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Johnson finished with 19 points and Morgan Stroman scored 18 points as the Hurricanes rebounded from their first conference loss Monday night at Florida State.
Bonae Holston led North Carolina State (9-11, 1-5) with 22 points. The Wolfpack have lost four straight.
The Hurricanes went on a 13-0 run and took a 69-56 lead midway through the second half.
Williams, Miami's leading scorer at 20.8 points per game, limped off the court favoring her right ankle after converting a layup five minutes into the second half. Williams was taken to the locker room but returned to the game with 12:39 remaining.
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