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(21) Florida State 78

(13-1, 1-0 ACC)

Pittsburgh 69

(8-7, 0-1 ACC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, January 2, 2014

    Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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    #21FSU 39 3978
    PITT 28 4169

    Top Performers

    Florida State: N. Howard 27 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk

    Pittsburgh: B. Kiesel 20 Pts, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    No. 21 Florida State beats Pittsburgh 78-69

    Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH -- Natasha Howard scored a career-high 27 points Thursday and No. 21 Florida State beat Pittsburgh 78-69 in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener.

    Morgan Jones, Brittany Brown and Ivy Slaughter each scored 11, and Slaughter grabbed 13 rebounds in the Seminoles' ninth-straight win.

    Howard opened with a layup and FSU (13-1, 1-0) jumped to an 11-6 lead, but Pitt (8-7, 0-1) clawed back, making it a two-point game at 11:03 on a jumper by Asia Logan. The Seminoles pulled ahead on a 7-2 run in which Howard scored back-to-back layups and took a 39-28 halftime lead.

    FSU opened the second half with a 7-0 run, but Pitt came back again, with Brianna Kiesel hitting a trey at 7:31, sparking a 9-0 run and cutting FSU's lead to eight. Howard scored five points in the final 3 minutes.

    Kiesel led Pitt with 20 points, Loliya Briggs scored 15 and Logan had 14.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FSU
    PITT
    Points 78 69
    FG Made-Attempted 28-62 (.452) 27-66 (.409)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-10 (.200) 5-22 (.227)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-36 (.556) 10-15 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 24 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    FSU
    PITT
    PointsN. Howard 27B. Kiesel 20
    ReboundsI. Slaughter 13A. Logan 9
    AssistsC. Delgado 8B. Kiesel 7
    StealsB. Brown 5B. Kiesel 2
    BlocksN. Howard 3A. Logan 1

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