Women's Basketball ACCtion: Friday, January 29

Jan. 29, 2010

No. 7 Duke Routs No. 13 Florida State, 73-43

DURHAM, N.C. - Jasmine Thomas scored 23 points to help No. 7 Duke beat No. 13 Florida State 73-43 on Friday night.

Krystal Thomas added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (18-3, 6-0). The only team unbeaten in Atlantic Coast Conference play went up by double figures to stay before Florida State hit its second field goal, and cruised to its 11th straight league victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Courtney Ward scored 11 points, but the Seminoles (18-4, 4-2) had a season-high 27 turnovers and had their four-game winning streak snapped with their most lopsided loss of the season. After falling behind by 19 in the first half, they didn't get closer than 15 after the break.

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Tate's Free Throws Lead Clemson Past Boston College, 68-65

Clemson, SC – The Lady Tigers hit 13-15 free throws in the second half, and Jasmine Tate had seven of Clemson’s nine points in the final 3:48 to help the Tigers hold on for a 68-65 win over Boston College (12-10, 2-4 ACC), on Friday night in Littlejohn Coliseum. Shaniqua Pauldo poured in a career-high 24 points for Clemson (10-12, 1-5 ACC), while Lele Hardy had 18 points, 13 rebounds, and five steals.

Tate scored 11 points in the game, a season-high for the junior form Birmingham, AL. She hit both of her attempts from the field, including a crucial bucket with 2:57 to play to give Clemson a 65-61 lead.

Facing a 61-57 deficit with 4:40 remaining, Clemson embarked on an 8-0 run, seizing a four-point edge on a jumper from Pauldo, two free throws each from Hardy and Tate, and Tate’s layup.

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