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FSU basketball routs GW for third straight win

WASHINGTON — Xavier Rathan-Mayes and C.J. Walker both scored 11 as Florida State used a suffocating defense to defeat shorthanded George Washington 67-48 Sunday in the BB&T Classic. FSU (7-1) has won three in a row since a Thanksgiving Day loss to Temple.

"We felt if we didn't come here and play with a sense of urgency, there was a possibility things wouldn't turn out well," coach Leonard Hamilton said. "I thought our guys responded real well defensively, and in the first half I thought we executed very well offensively."

The Seminoles never trailed while badgering GW (5-4) with their size and length. The Colonials committed 18 turnovers and shot 22.6 percent.

"You could make all the excuses in the world — we played yesterday, we have injuries, this that and the third," GW interim coach Maurice Joseph said of his team, which edged USF 68-67 Saturday. "We're not going to make excuses. We got our butts kicked. Now we have to see how we respond."

NO. 3 UNC 95, RADFORD 50: Kenny Williams had 14 of his career-high 19 points in the opening five minutes as the host Tar Heels (8-1) easily rebounded from Wednesday's loss at No. 13 Indiana. UNC junior swingman Theo Pinson said he will get another X-ray and further evaluation today on the foot injury that has sidelined him through the first nine games.

NO. 13 INDIANA 83, SE MISSOURI ST. 55: Robert Johnson had 17 points and seven rebounds for the host Hoosiers (7-1), who have won four straight, all in the past seven days.


No. 1 ND 114, VALPO 54: Freshman Jackie Young scored 20 to lead six players in double figures for the host Irish (8-0), who took a 26-0 lead.

No. 2 UConn 72, No. 14 Texas 54: Napheesa Collier scored 24 to help lead the host Huskies in the Jimmy V Classic, their 82nd consecutive victory. Kia Nurse added 15 against the Longhorns (2-4) for the Huskies (7-0), who are in the midst of the second-longest winning streak in women's history, trailing their 90-game run from 2008-10.

DUKE 74, NO. 3 S.C. 63: Rebecca Greenwell scored seven of her 29 in the final 5½ minutes to help the Blue Devils (9-1) earn their first victory over a top-three opponent since 2009. Duke forced the Gamecocks (6-1) into a season-worst 19 turnovers.

No. 4 BAYLOR 88, No. 22 TENN. 66: Alexis Jones scored a career-high 30 to go with 10 assists and nine rebounds as the visiting Bears (9-1) won their seventh straight, routing the Vols (4-3).

No. 5 MARYLAND 92, UMBC 42: Kristen Confroy set season highs by scoring 17 and making five 3s for the Terrapins (8-0), who have won by an average of 53.8 points in four home games this year.

No. 7 L'VILLE 69, No. 17 UK 67 (OT): Asia Durr scored four in overtime, including a key free throw with 2:47 left for a five-point lead, and Myisha Hines-Allen had 26 points before fouling out to help the host Cardinals (7-2) end a five-game losing skid in the Bluegrass rivalry against the Wildcats (6-2).

No. 8 FSU 90, W. CAROLINA 41: Shakayla Thomas scored 18 as the host Seminoles (8-1) placed four players in double figures to win their seventh straight.

No. 9 OHIO ST. 80, CINCY 38: Kelsey Mitchell scored 23 as the host Buckeyes (6-3) went on a 22-0 run in the third quarter after trailing 28-27 with three minutes left before halftime.

No. 10 UCLA 72, Hawaii 49: Monique Billings had 16 points and eight rebounds as UCLA (6-1) won its 17th consecutive game at Pauley Pavilion.

ARIZ. ST. 69, No. 19 FLORIDA 63: Sophie Brunner had 14 points and 10 rebounds as the host Sun Devils made their last nine shots and scored the final six points to win the ASU Classic over the Gators (6-2).


TUBERVILLE LEAVES CINCY: Tommy Tuberville resigned after his first losing season in four years as Cincinnati's coach. The Bearcats ended with five straight losses and a 4-8 record, missing out on a bowl appearance for the first time in Tuberville's tenure. Before the season, the Bearcats gave Tuberville, 62, a two-year extension that took him through 2019. "I am not done coaching, and I look forward to my next challenge," he said in a statement. It would have cost the school $2.4 million to fire him.

FSU basketball routs GW for third straight win 12/04/16 [Last modified: Sunday, December 4, 2016 10:59pm]
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