No. 24 Florida St. 72, No. 9 Maryland 71

Associated Press  |  Last updated February 28, 2013
Alexa Deluzio hit a second-chance free throw with 7 seconds left to lift No. 24 Florida State to a 72-71 win over ninth-ranked Maryland on Thursday night. Deluzio had just missed a pair but got a chance to win it after Maryland was whistled for a lane violation on her second free throw. Her jumper with 2 minutes left - Florida State's only field goal in the final 6:27 - gave the Seminoles a brief 67-59 cushion that quickly evaporated. Florida State led 64-47 with 4:31 to go before the Terrapins stormed back with a 24-7 run to tie it at 71 on Chloe Pavelich's 3-pointer with 10 seconds left. Chelsea Davis had 19 points to lead a balanced scoring effort, and the Seminoles (21-7, 11-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) locked up the No. 4 seed and an opening round bye in the ACC tournament. Leonor Rodriguez finished with 16 points, Deluzio had 14 and Nasha Howard 11 for FSU. Katie Rutan made 6 of 10 from 3-point range and had a season-high 24 points for Maryland. Alyssa Thomas added 17 and Tianna Hawkins 16 for the Terps (22-6, 13-4), who are battling with North Carolina for the No. 3 seed. Thomas also had 14 rebounds to help the Terps to a 43-29 advantage on the boards, but she also contributed eight of Maryland's 21 turnovers. The difference came at the free throw line, where the Seminoles connected on 20 of 29 - with Davis going 9 of 14. Maryland made only seven of its 16 free throws. Maryland took 20 more shots than FSU but hit just 40.6 percent compared to Florida State's 49 percent. Florida State went nearly 6 1/2 minutes and trailed 8-0 before getting its first basket on a reverse layup by Davis. The Seminoles missed their first eight shots and had four turnovers by the time they scored with 13:37 left in the opening half. Davis hit another layup to give the Seminoles their first lead - 16-15 - with 7:55 left in the half. She made four of five shots in the first half for the otherwise cold-shooting Seminoles. Cheetah Delgado's layup completed a 15-2 run that gave the Seminoles their biggest lead of the opening half at 21-16. Florida State had lost three of its previous four games, while Maryland was trying to bounce back from a 75-59 loss to No. 5 Duke. The Terps beat the Seminoles 74-61 in the season's first meeting Jan. 6. FSU and Maryland both close the regular season Sunday. The Seminoles are at Virginia and Maryland hosts Wake Forest.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Nationals make astute move in acquiring Melancon

Son of former NFL player Antonio Armstrong charged with death of parents

U.S. Senator “appalled” by Bettman’s stance on concussions

Team USA’s Opening Ceremony uniforms look a little treasonous

Lawyer who reps concussion lawsuit wants to speak with Bettman


Tyler Eifert says he will never play in the Pro Bowl again

Australian athletes evacuate the Olympic village after fire

Russian weightlifting team banned from Rio

Wade says Riley did not push him out of Miami

Nationals among multiple teams inquiring on Mark Melancon

McClain does not show up for Cowboys’ training camp

Texans GM 'disappointed' in DeAndre Hopkins

Can Andre Johnson end his regression in Tennessee?

Favre opens up about painkiller addiction during career

Miami women’s basketball coach criticizes Texas A&M following slideshow

Twin Cities preparing for influx of sex trafficking during Super Bowl LII

WATCH: Bautista bat flip will be available as NHL 17 celebration

Former USMNT, current MLS forward Davies battled cancer, in remission

The definitive guide to U.S. Men's Basketball at Rio 2016

Tony Romo training camp picture leads to fat jokes, concern

Matt Cullen’s family eats cereal out of the Stanley Cup

Texas A&M suspends coaches for sexist slideshow

10 most dangerous college football defenders in 2016

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dr. Phil calls out the Patriots for their cheating ways

Everything that's already gone wrong at the Rio Olympics

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

We asked Team USA: What other Olympic sport would you play?

Why Gary Bettman's CTE denial is cause for concern for NHL

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker