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FSU women dominate Wake

THEY PLAYED, HENCE THEY WON: Tina Charles, shooting over Keshia Hines, scores 20 in UConn’s 62nd straight win.

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THEY PLAYED, HENCE THEY WON: Tina Charles, shooting over Keshia Hines, scores 20 in UConn’s 62nd straight win.

TALLAHASSEE — Jacinta Monroe thinks the defensive performance No. 15 Florida State put on Sunday in an 83-38 rout of Wake Forest was one of the best she has seen since joining the Seminoles more than three years ago.

Freshman Chasity Clayton led FSU (20-4, 6-2 ACC) with 16 points and 10 rebounds, and the Seminoles held the Demon Deacons (14-9, 5-4) to 21.8 percent shooting, including 1-of-24 on 3-pointers. FSU held a team below 35 percent shooting for the 13th time this season.

Monroe, who had 15 points, said FSU's defense was relentless. The Seminoles have allowed their intensity to wane in games this year, and that never happened against Wake.

"We did a great job this afternoon in keeping the gas pedal to the metal," Monroe said.

The Seminoles led by as many as 45, hitting four of their first five 3-pointers and 6-of-10 overall. FSU outscored Wake Forest 40-20 in the paint and got 33 points from its reserves.

Wake Forest coach Mike Petersen said his team couldn't recover from its early problems and, in giving up 29 turnovers, never solved FSU's defense.

"They were very disruptive and we didn't handle it very well," he said. "And the worst thing was we let it snowball. That's not acceptable."

UF 80, MISS. STate 78, 2 OT: Lonnika Thompson had all of her 11 points in 10 overtime for the host Gators (13-10, 6-4 SEC). Jordan Jones hit the winning free throws with 2.7 seconds left.

Top 25

NO. 1 UCONN 84, LOUISVILLE 38: Tina Charles had 20 points and nine rebounds as the visiting Huskies (23-0, 10-0 Big East) won their 62nd straight game in a rematch of last year's national championship game.

NO. 2 STANFORD 77, USC 39: Jayne Appel passed Nicole Powell to become Stanford's career rebounding leader with 1,153, and the Cardinal (21-1, 11-0 Pac-10) won its 42nd straight home game at Maples Pavilion.

NO. 7 XAVIER 67, RICHMOND 55: Dee Dee Jernigan matched her career high with 15 points to lead four players in double figures for the host Musketeers (18-3, 8-0 Atlantic 10), who won their eighth straight game.

NO. 8 OHIO ST. 86, PENN ST. 73: Samantha Prahalis had 26 points, Maria Moeller hit three key second-half 3-pointers and the visiting Buckeyes (23-3, 11-2 Big Ten) erased a 15-point deficit.

S.C. 52, NO. 14 GEORGIA 42: Valerie Nainima had 21 points as the visiting Gamecocks upset the Bulldogs (19-5, 6-5 SEC).

NO. 17 TEXAS 81, TEXAS TECH 51: Brittainey Raven had 22 points and hit four 3-pointers for the host Longhorns (16-6, 5-3 Big 12).

OLE MISS 102, NO. 19 LSU 101, 3OT: Kayla Holloway's layup with 11 seconds left in the third overtime lifted the Rebels, who won in Baton Rouge for the first time since 1994 and beat the Tigers (15-7, 4-6 SEC) twice in a season for the first time since 1985.

NO. 20 KENTUCKY 71, ARK. 57: A'Dia Mathies had 27 points and Victoria Dunlap had 20 of her 22 in the second half as the visiting Wildcats (20-3, 8-2 SEC) won their seventh straight.

NO. 22 IOWA ST. 65, MISSOURI 39: Alison Lacey had 18 points and seven assists to lead the visiting Cyclones (18-4, 6-3 Big 12).

NO. 25 ST. JOHN'S 66, SETON HALL 45: Kelly McManmon and Centhya Hart had 11 points each to lead five players in double figures for the visiting Red Storm (19-4, 7-3 Big East).

Men

NO. 3 SYRACUSE 71, CINCINNATI 54: Kris Joseph hit two 3-pointers that sparked a decisive 28-5 second-half run, and the visiting Orange (23-1, 10-1 Big East) kept the best start in school history going with its 10th win in a row.

NO. 13 OHIO ST. 68, IOWA 59: Evan Turner tied his career high with 32 points for the host Buckeyes (18-6, 8-3), who won their seventh straight Big Ten game.

Maryland 92, UNC 71: The host Terrapins (16-6, 6-2) solidified their hold on second place in the ACC by sending the defending champion Tar Heels (13-10, 2-6) to their sixth loss in seven games, their worst streak since 2002.

FSU women dominate Wake 02/07/10 [Last modified: Sunday, February 7, 2010 7:37pm]
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