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Women's basketball: Florida State Seminoles defeat North Carolina State Wolfpack 76=69

Rising high: Baylor’s Odyssey Sims, who scored 25, tries to shoot over Texas A&M’s Sydney Carter in the Bears’ 63-60 win.

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Rising high: Baylor’s Odyssey Sims, who scored 25, tries to shoot over Texas A&M’s Sydney Carter in the Bears’ 63-60 win.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Cierra Bravard was having a day filled with frustration. She credited her teammates for helping her turn it into one with a celebration.

Bravard scored eight of her 14 in the final four minutes to help No. 21 Florida State beat North Carolina State 76-69 Sunday.

Bravard had made just 2 of 7 shots before her late run.

"When I kind of lose confidence, my whole team is behind me, and they're kind of picking me up," Bravard said. "I've missed five shots in a row, and they're still throwing me the ball, so obviously they think I can do something with it."

Chasity Clayton scored 16 for the Seminoles (18-4, 6-1 ACC), who won for the ninth time in 10 games. They let a 15-point lead disappear early in the second half before rallying.

"The way that they came back, they're physical, they fight, they never quit," FSU coach Sue Semrau said. "You always know you're going to get that kind of game when you come up here."

Bonae Holston scored a career-high 30 and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Wolfpack (9-12, 1-6).

UF savors road win

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Junior co-captains Azania Stewart and Jordan Jones combined for 37 points as Florida earned a 67-60 win over Mississippi State.

Stewart scored a season-high 19 on 9-of-11 shooting from the floor for the Gators (13-9, 3-5 SEC), who won their second road game of the season. Jones finished with 18 points, going 4-of-7 from beyond the arc.

Mary Kathryn Govero scored 22 for the Bulldogs (8-11, 0-7).

No. 1 Baylor 63, No. 6 Texas A&M 60: Freshman Odyssey Sims tied a season high with 25 points and star Brittney Griner had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the visiting Bears (19-1, 6-0 Big 12), who have won 16 straight. Tyra White led the Aggies (18-2, 6-1) with 18 points.

No. 5 Tenn. 72, Arkansas 53: Shekinna Stricklen matched her career high of 26 points as the visiting Volunteers (21-2, 9-0 SEC) won their 12th straight.

No. 12 DePaul 78, No. 8 W. Va. 55: Keisha Hampton scored 16 for the host Blue Demons (21-2, 8-0 Big East), who have won 18 of 19. Asya Bussie scored 13 and Sarah Miles added 11 for the Mountaineers (19-3, 5-3).

No. 14 Maryland 84, Longwood 38: Alyssa Thomas scored all 14 of her points in a decisive first half for the host Terrapins (18-3), who won their fifth straight.

No. 15 UNC 76, Va. Tech 51: Italee Lucas scored 19 for the host Tar Heels (19-3, 5-2 ACC), who shot 47 percent.

No. 16 Miami 84, No. 25 Ga. Tech 74, OT: Riquna Williams scored 27 for the host Hurricanes (20-2, 6-1 ACC). Alex Montgomery led the Yellow Jackets (18-6, 6-2) with 19.

No. 17 Kentucky 82, Ala. 69: Victoria Dunlap had 25 points and 15 rebounds to lead the visiting Wildcats (17-4, 6-2 SEC).

No. 18 Iowa 80, Illinois 69: Morgan Johnson had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the visiting Hawkeyes (17-5, 5-4 Big Ten), who shot a season-best 52 percent from the field.

LSU 47, No. 20 Georgia 41: Katherine Graham had 14 points for the host Tigers. Jasmine Hassell scored 16 for the Bulldogs (16-5, 6-2 SEC).

Penn St. 80, No. 23 Ohio St. 71: Alex Bentley had 21 points and seven assists to lead the host Nittany Lions. Jantel Lavender finished with 26 points for the Buckeyes (13-8, 4-5 Big Ten).

Women's basketball: Florida State Seminoles defeat North Carolina State Wolfpack 76=69 01/30/11 [Last modified: Sunday, January 30, 2011 9:52pm]
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