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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - - Shenise Johnson scored 25 points and No. 7 Miami bounced back from Tuesday's loss at No. 3 Tennessee by routing Prairie View 107-26 Thursday night.
The 81-point margin of victory set a Miami school record, beating the time the Hurricanes beat Homestead Air Force Base, 100-20 on Jan. 14, 1976.
The Hurricanes (2-1) ran off to a 19-0 start in the opening 5:17 and eventually built a 39-2 lead with 10:30 remaining in the first half. Johnson 10 points in Miami's early surge and finished the half with 17 points.
Prairie View, a 2011 NCAA tournament qualifier from the Southwest Athletic Conference, was held without a field goal until Jeannette Jackson's short jumper with 9:40 remaining in the first half made the score 39-4.
CLEMSON, SC -- Despite Clemson's 65-48 loss to rival South Carolina (3-0) Thursday night, Head Coach Itoro Coleman knows her Lady Tigers (2-1) learned some good lessons with their first loss of the 2011-12 season.
"I hate that we lost, but this is a good teaching moment for our team," she said. "We definitely showed up today and will try to get better from it.
"We defended better in the second half and limited their second half opportunities. We just laid an egg. Everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong. We continued to fight and didn't give up. That was good to see."
Clemson evened the score with the Gamecocks 22-22 after the break, limiting them to 14 points in the paint after USC scored 30 in the opening 20 minutes.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) - Senior post Cierra Bravard scored 22 points and grabbed nine boards, but No. 19/21 Florida State fell to Florida, 72-58, on Thursday at the O'Connell Center.
Natasha Howard added her second double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds, but no other Nole scored more than six points as FSU was held to just 35.5 percent shooting.
Led by forward Jennifer George's 18 points, Florida put four players in double figures and shot 46.8 percent from the floor.
"Florida came out and just played a great game; played with a lot more heart and passion than we did," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "They are just a gritty team. They've got a lot of experience back from last year and it shows."