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Dec. 28, 2010





Final Stats


Seminoles.com Postgame
Final Score
1st
2nd
Final
Florida
37
35
72
#25 Florida State
39
35
74
Players of the Game

Courtney Ward

38

Mins
33

Jordan Jones

20
Points
14
4
Assists
4
3
Rebounds
2
53.3
FG %
44.4
33.3
3PT %
66.6
50.0
FT %
100.0
Quick Stats

#25 Florida State Seminoles

(10-3) (0-0 ACC)

Florida Gators

(10-4) (0-0 SEC)

Scoring‘NolesGators
Points
74
72
FG %
44.4
48.4
3PT %
23.1
53.3
FT %
75.0
66.7
Defense‘NolesGators
Rebounds
31
39
Steals
12
3
Blocks
5
5

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Cierra Bravard’s two free throws with 30 seconds left lifted No. 25 Florida State to a 74-72 victory over Florida on Tuesday.

Bravard, Florida State’s scoring leader, finished with 10 points. Her 3-point play less than a minute earlier gave the Seminoles (10-3) a short-lived 71-70 lead.

Jaterra Bonds driving jumper gave the Gators a 72-71 lead.

Courtney Ward scored 20 points, including a final free throw with a tenth of a second left, and freshman Natasha Howard added 17 points and 10 rebounds for her second career double-double for the Seminoles, who narrowly avoided losing three straight games for the first time since the 2003-04 season.

Jordan Jones hit four of six 3-pointers to lead Florida (10-4) with 14 points. Bonds added 11 points and a game high seven assists and Deana Allen finished with 10.

Christian Hunnicutt’s steal and layup gave the Seminoles a 39-37 halftime lead. There were seven ties and five lead changes in the first half.

The Gators jumped to an early 10-3 lead, but Florida State took the lead at 19-16 on Bravard’s 3-point play and the Seminoles opened their biggest lead of the half at 33-27 on Alexa Deluzio’s 3-point basket. Deluzio also finished in double figures with 10 points.

The Seminoles opened a 51-41 lead on Bravard’s jumper with 17:12 left, but Florida went on 20-5 run and went up 61-56 midway through the second half.

Florida got back into the game by dominating the boards in the second half and finished with a 39-31 rebound advantage.

Florida State was coming off successive losses for the first time in two years. It was their first game since a loss at UConn last week, when the Huskies recorded an NCAA-record 89th straight victory with a 93-62 win.

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