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FSU subdues BC on 3-point salvo

OVERAGGRESSIVE: LSU’s Destini Hughes fouls Alyssia Brewer, who led the Vols with 14 points in a defensive battle.

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OVERAGGRESSIVE: LSU’s Destini Hughes fouls Alyssia Brewer, who led the Vols with 14 points in a defensive battle.

TALLAHASSEE — Alysha Harvin led No. 15 Florida State's latest 3-point barrage.

Harvin sank six of the Seminoles' season-high 11 3-pointers and had a career-high 22 points in FSU's 85-64 win over Boston College on Sunday.

Harvin hit three 3-pointers during a 9:29 first-half stretch when FSU (18-3, 4-1 ACC) outscored the Eagles 23-5. The Seminoles, who went in shooting a conference-best 38 percent from 3-point range, made 11 of 22.

Harvin, who recently moved to guard after playing most of the season in the low post, said she felt confident with her outside shot.

"I work on that shot before practice and after practice, knowing I'm the three guard now, knowing I can shoot the ball," she said. "Practicing that shot is going to help the team, and it did."

The Seminoles' first-half run turned an 8-7 deficit into a 30-13 lead. They led by as many as 26 on Sunday, and made 11 of 22 3-pointers against the Eagles.

Redshirt freshman Chasity Clayton had career highs of 21 points and 11 rebounds and led FSU down low as Jacinta Monroe and Cierra Bravard both were in foul trouble.

The Seminoles didn't play a perfect game, committing 25 turnovers and shooting just 66.7 percent from the free-throw line.

"We are confident enough in enough areas that we can go out and compete with anybody right now," coach Sue Semrau said. "It's really, though, our goal to improve in a lot of different areas. We can't always rely on 3-point shooting."

UF 59, S.C. 56: Trumae Lucas hit a pull-up jumper with 17.7 seconds left, and Sharielle Smith grabbed a rebound to preserve a one-point lead and sank two free throws to lift the host Gators (11-9, 4-3 SEC). Lucas and Smith had 11 points each.

Top 25

NO. 3 TENN. 55, NO. 18 LSU 43: Alyssia Brewer had 14 points and seven rebounds for the visiting Vols (17-2, 5-1 SEC), who held the Tigers (14-4, 3-3) to 26 percent shooting.

NO. 4 NOTRE DAME 74, NO. 16 W. VA. 66: Lindsay Schrader had eight of her 16 points during a decisive 16-3 run as the host Fighting Irish (17-1, 4-1 Big East) rallied in the second half to improve to 5-1 against ranked teams. The Mountaineers (18-2, 5-1) are 1-2 against ranked foes.

NO. 6 DUKE 58, MARYLAND 57: Jasmine Thomas had 20 points and Bridgette Mitchell hit the go-ahead basket with 1:29 left for the visiting Blue Devils (17-3, 5-0 ACC).

OLE MISS 66, NO. 8 GEORGIA 65: Bianca Thomas hit a 3-pointer with five seconds left to rally the visiting Rebels, who outscored the Bulldogs (18-2, 5-2) 11-2 down the stretch.

NO. 12 OKLA. ST. 74, COLORADO 63: Andrea Riley had 26 points and Tegan Cunningham 21 as the visiting Cowgirls (16-3, 4-1 Big 12) bounced back from their first loss in two months.

MISS. ST. 65, NO. 21 VANDY 56: Chanel Mokango had 19 points and Alexis Rack 17 for the visiting Bulldogs, who swept the Commodores (14-6, 3-4 SEC) in the regular season.

NO. 25 UVA 57, NO. 22 GA. TECH 55: Monica Wright had 15 of her 23 points in the second half for the host Cavaliers (14-5, 3-2 ACC), who survived a wild final 10 seconds to nip the Yellow Jackets (16-5, 2-3).

NO. 24 VERMONT 67, STONY BROOK 45: Courtnay Pilypaitis had 21 points for the host Catamounts (16-4, 6-1 America East), who opened the second half with a 15-2 run.

FSU subdues BC on 3-point salvo 01/24/10 [Last modified: Sunday, January 24, 2010 10:41pm]
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