Saturday, June 23, 2018
Sports

FSU basketball routs Southern Miss; USF rallies for win

TALLAHASSEE — After struggling in its past two games, including suffering its first loss, No. 24 Florida State was given a team exercise leading into Thursday’s game against Southern Miss.

Coach Leonard Hamilton had his players grade their previous game and come up with points of emphasis. The self-scouting ended up benefiting the Seminoles, who closed nonconference play with a 98-45 win over the Golden Eagles.

"Today is one of those days we took a step in the right direction," Hamilton said. "This is the closest we’ve come to everyone being on the same page."

FSU (11-1) made 19 3s, just shy of the school-record 20 against Maine on Dec. 8, 2007. PJ Savoy, who scored a game-high 17, and M.J. Walker, who added 15, each made five 3s. The Seminoles were 9-of-15 from beyond the arc in the first half and made 52.8 percent overall. Southern Miss (7-5) did not have any players in double figures as it saw its four-game winning streak snapped.

USF RALLIES FOR WIN: USF fought back from an early 14-point deficit for a 78-76 victory over Charlotte at the Sun Dome.

With at least 19 games left to play, USF (7-6) has matched its wins total of last season and posted three straight victories for the first time since the beginning of the 2014-15 season.

Tulio Da Silva led the comeback with a career-high 23 points and 12 rebounds. Payton Banks helped cut the early deficit down to one in the first half with consecutive 3s in the final 2:30 and finished with 13 points. "Our guys came out and they fought for 40 minutes," Bulls coach Brian Gregory said. "I thought Tulio was exceptional tonight, great energy."

NO. 2 MICH. ST. 102, LONG BEACH ST. 60: Miles Bridges had 17 points and nine rebounds as part of a balanced offense for the host Spartans (12-1).

Women

NO. 4 S.C. 87, TEMPLE 60: A’ja Wilson had 28 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocks for the visiting Gamecocks (11-3).

NO. 5 MISS. ST. 76, SYRACUSE 65: Victoria Vivians scored 26 to reach a milestone for the Bulldogs (13-0) in the Duel in the Desert in Las Vegas. The senior guard became the third player in school history to reach 2,000 points.

NO. 9 W.?VA. 66, MOREHEAD ST. 56: Naomi Davenport scored 19 and Teanna Muldrow had 18 for the host Mountaineers (12-0).

NO. 10 OREGON 84, NO. 19 TEXAS A&M 62: Maite Cazorla scored 26 and Sabrina Ionescu 25 to lead the Ducks (10-2) over the Aggies (10-3) in the Duel in the Desert.

NO. 13 FSU 92, CREIGHTON 82: Chatrice White returned to her home state of Nebraska and had 19 points and 11 rebounds as the Seminoles (11-1) rebounded from a loss to No. 8 Texas on Sunday.

Football

FIGHTING IRISH SUSPEND ANOTHER: Notre Dame suspended a third player for the Citrus Bowl against LSU. Junior tight end Alize Mack will miss the Jan. 1 game in Orlando because of "an internal team matter," coach Brian Kelly said. He did not disclose details but said the punishment is limited to the game. Already indefinitely suspended are receiver Kevin Stepherson and running back C.J. Holmes, who were arrested on shoplifting charges last week.

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