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Freshman Cierra Bravard leads Florida State Seminoles past College of Charleston

TALLAHASSEE — Freshman center Cierra Bravard scored a game-high 25 and No. 22 Florida State used a late surge for a 70-57 victory over the College of Charleston on Thursday night.

The Seminoles (3-0) went on a 15-0 run after Sarah Moye's baseline jumper gave the Cougars a 49-48 lead with 7:16 left. FSU made 15 of 16 free throws down the stretch.

Jacinta Monroe had 15 points and 15 rebounds for FSU.

"When we are both on the floor together, there is no way no matter what any team does that they can stop both of us," said Bravard, who had eight rebounds. "Tonight was my night, but I know that another night will be her night, and I will have no problem with getting her the ball."

College of Charleston (1-1) opened by shooting 1-for-19.

FSU hosts the Gators at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Gators rout Stetson

GAINESVILLE — Forward Marshae Dotson scored a game-high 16 and Florida posted its largest win in almost two years, beating Stetson 82-46.

The Gators (2-1) have won back-to-back games by 20 or more, and for the second consecutive game UF held an opponent under 25 percent shooting from the floor, limiting the Hatters (1-3) to 24.2 percent (16-of-66).

Florida shot 51.8 percent (29-of-56), the first time it has shot better than 50 percent in consecutive games since doing so against Western Michigan and California on Dec. 28-29, 1998.

"I'm very pleased with the way we played," Florida coach Amanda Butler said.

No. 1 UConn 99, San Diego St. 55: Maya Moore scored 21 as the Huskies extended their home winning streak to 26. Moore, one of five Huskies in double figures, had 17 points at halftime and played only 25 minutes. Kalana Greene, who last season had season-ending surgery on her right knee the day Connecticut played San Diego State, hit her first five shots and scored 13. "I'm playing with a little more confidence each game," Greene said. "I'm feeling better. I feel like I don't even think about my knee." UConn has won 89 straight over unranked opponents.

No. 8 Stanford 84, New Mexico 46: Jillian Harmon led five Cardinal players in double figures. Freshman Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 11 points, eight rebounds and two blocks for Stanford, which won its 19th straight regular-season home game since a loss to California on Feb. 4, 2007.

No. 11 Maryland 90, James Madison 76: Kristi Toliver had 27 points and 10 assists and the Terrapins pulled away with an 18-3 second-half run. It was the 23rd straight home win for the Terrapins, who were locked in a tie with 11:46 left before Toliver made three baskets and a pair of free throws in the pivotal surge. "When the game was getting close, that's the time to attack the rim," Toliver said. "I just wanted to attack their bigs, because I knew I was faster than them."

No. 12 Texas A&M 59, Mich. 56: Danielle Gant scored 15 and the visiting Aggies held on when Carly Benson missed a long 3-pointer at the end. The Wolverines haven't beaten a ranked team since defeating No. 12 Minnesota 57-47 on Feb. 29, 2004.

No. 14 Texas 87, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 36: Kathleen Nash had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the host Longhorns. Brittainey Raven scored 15 of her 19 points in the second half for Texas, which took command with a 33-9 run in the first 15 minutes. The Longhorns went on another long run to open the second half, outscoring the Islanders 26-9.

No. 21 Purdue 70, Portland 50: FahKara Malone made four 3-pointers and scored 17 and the host Boilermakers scored 26 off turnovers.

No. 24 TCU 70, Tex.-Arlington 45: Helen Sverrisdottir had 17 points and 12 rebounds and the host Frogs overcame an 0-for-12 shooting start. TCU shot 9-for-37 in the first half, but an 18-0 run spanning five minutes gave the Frogs a 35-21 lead early in the second half.

Freshman Cierra Bravard leads Florida State Seminoles past College of Charleston 11/20/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:04am]
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