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Seminoles go cold from floor as Spartans rally

TALLAHASSEE — Kalisha Keane scored 20 of her 22 in the second half Wednesday night to lead a fierce Michigan State comeback that carried the 25th-ranked Spartans to a 72-64 victory over No. 15 Florida State in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game.

The Seminoles (6-1) went scoreless for nearly seven minutes midway through the game as the Spartans went on a 19-0 run to grab a 37-30 lead.

FSU had the first big spurt, but as it turned out not the biggest. Alexa Deluzio's jumper with 8:39 left in the first half capped a 15-0 run that gave the Seminoles a 23-7 lead.

But Michigan State (6-1) chipped away. Jasmine Thomas scored the last five before halftime to get the Spartans within 30-25 despite 31 percent shooting in the half.

Courtney Ward had 15 points to lead FSU.

NO. 2 BAYLOR 76, NO. 16 NOTRE DAME 65: Brooklyn Pope had 20 points and 14 rebounds and got her three assists on baskets by Brittney Griner for the host Bears (8-1). Pope made a layup with 11:18 left that gave Baylor its largest lead at 56-37. The Irish (5-3) then scored 12 in a row in 79 seconds before Pope made a jumper.

NO. 9 TENN. 99, LAMAR 55: Freshman Meighan Simmons, making her first career start at point guard, had 28 points and set a school record with eight 3-pointers to lead the host Volunteers (7-1).

NO. 11 OKLA. 94, SAM HOUSTON ST. 45: Morgan Hook had 25 points and set a school freshman record with seven 3-pointers, leading the host Sooners (7-0).

NO. 12 GEORGETOWN 65, RICHMOND 64: Sugar Rodgers banked in a short jumper with 1:05 left to break a tie for the host Hoyas (6-1), who trailed 59-53 with 6:40 left but closed with a 12-5 run.

NO. 21 GEORGIA 70, SO. MISS 53: Jasmine James had 18 points for the host Bulldogs (6-1), who missed 10 of their first 11 shots but ended up shooting 45 percent for the game.

BOWLING GREEN 79, NO. 23 VANDY 68: Lauren Prochaska had 31 points to lead the host Falcons over the Commodores (4-2).

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TAMPA 67, VALDOSTA ST. 63: Freshman Lindsey Watson had a career-high 34 points, 24 in the first half, to lead the host Spartans (3-2).

Seminoles go cold from floor as Spartans rally 12/01/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 10:37pm]
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