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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Seminoles.com) - Florida State junior Chasity Clayton hit a corner three-pointer with 20 seconds remaining to bring the Seminoles within 3, but No. 23/25-ranked Vanderbilt held on for a 64-59 win at Memorial Gym on Thursday night.
FSU held Vanderbilt, the nation's second-best shooting team, to its worst field goal percentage of the season - 40.8 percent.
Clayton finished with her first double-double of the season, 15 points and 11 boards, while junior Chelsea Davis scored 16 points off the bench. Junior guard Alexa Deluzio added 15 points.
FSU trailed by 13 points with six minutes to go, but battled back to come within three after Clayton's three-ball.
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Clemson Lady Tigers fell just short of a big comeback at Providence College on Thursday. Clemson (4-6) fell by a 73-63 count at Alumni Hall, despite shaving a 14-point Friar lead down to four with eight minutes to play. Shaniqua Pauldo had 20 points off the bench to lead all players, while Nikki Dixon had 13 and Quinyotta Pettaway had 10, all in the second half.
Clemson had 13 offensive rebounds in the second half, converting for 11 points, and had a season-low 13 turnovers in the game, but Providence's overall rebounding advantage stunted several runs, and kept possessions alive for the Friars (6-6).
The Lady Tigers hit .406 percent of their shots in the game, but the 46-37 rebound deficit was enough to keep Providence ahead.
Pauldo had ten points in each half, and had her 11th career game of 20-plus points, and the third of this season, upping her scoring average to 11.7 per game. Pettaway was Clemson's leading rebounder with seven in the contest, while Pauldo had six, including four on the offensive end.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore Katie Zenevitch posted a double-double, as Boston College (4-7) suffered a 71-63 loss to Hampton (8-2) in the Eagles' last game before the holiday break on Dec. 22.
Zenevitch recorded 13 points and pulled down 10 defensive rebounds. Sophomore Tiffany Ruffinled the Eagles with 15 points in the outing.
Hampton was strong on the boards, outrebounding BC, 40-30. The Pirates pulled down 21 offensive rebounds, compared to the Eagles' seven. BC shot 47.8 percent from the field, compared to HU's 33.3 percent.
The Pirates came alive in the second half to steal the momentum and the game. HU used an 11-0 run to take its first lead of the half, up 54-51, with 7:41 to play. The teams traded baskets, with the Pirates holding onto their three-point buffer, until Ruffin went 2-for-2 at the line to make it a 58-57 game with 4:43 to go. Zenevitch followed, putting the Eagles back on top with a layup, but HU came back quickly, using a 9-1 run to regain the lead and seal the victory, going up 67-60, with just over a minute to play. Ruffin sunk a three in the final minute, but the Pirates added four points from the line to walk away with the 71-63 win.