Women’s basketball roundup: Slaughter, No. 8 Florida State win

Tennessee State’s Ciara Pettis drives the ball against Tennessee’s Meme Jackson (10) during a game on  Wednesday in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP)

Tennessee State’s Ciara Pettis drives the ball against Tennessee’s Meme Jackson (10) during a game on Wednesday in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nicole Ekhomu scored 16 points and Ivey Slaughter had 14 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 8 Florida State beat Minnesota 75-61 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Reserve center Chatrice White added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Seminoles (7-1). They have won their six straight.

Florida State outrebounded Minnesota 51-32, including 23 offensive rebounds — leading to 18 second-chance points.

Kenisha Bell scored 17 points for the Gophers (4-3). They have lost three in a row.

NO. 16 WEST VIRGINIA 94, MOREHEAD STATE 53

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Lanay Montgomery scored a career-high 23 points and had 18 rebounds and six blocks for West Virginia.

Montgomery became the second player in program history with 20-plus points, 18-plus rebounds and five-plus blocks in a single game. The other was Georgeann Wells in 1984.

NO. 19 FLORIDA 74, WOFFORD 51

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Ronni Williams scored a career-high 26 points and had 11 rebounds for Florida.

The Gators (5-1) rebounded from a 73-68 loss at Northwestern on Friday.

NO. 20 SYRACUSE 75, MICHIGAN STATE 64

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Alexis Peterson had 27 points, six rebounds and five steals in Syracuse’s victory in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge game on Wednesday night.

Brittney Sykes had 15 points, and Briana Day added 12 for the Orange (5-3).

NO. 21 COLORADO 112, SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA 54

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Kennedy Leonard scored 19 points and Colorado tied the fifth highest-scoring total in program history.

Leonard had 14 points in the first half to help Colorado (7-0) take a 52-23 lead.

NO. 22 TENNESSEE 86, TENNESSEE STATE 36

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jaime Nared had 16 points and 10 rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter in Tennessee’s blowout victory.

Diamond DeShields added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Tennessee. The Vols (4-2) avoided their first three-game skid since February 1986.

SOUTHERN CAL. 66, No. 25 TEXAS A&M 62

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Kristen Simon had 20 points and eight rebounds, and Sadie Edwards scored 18 points in Southern California’s victory over Texas A&M.

Edwards mada a late free throw to seal it for USC (6-1).

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