TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Shante Williams had 20 points and eight
assists to help Florida State upset second-ranked Duke 80-74
Wednesday night, ending the Blue Devils' 51-game winning streak in
Atlantic Coast Conference play.
Trinetta Moore added 15 points for Florida State, which ended a
four-game losing streak. The Seminoles (11-10, 4-6) hadn't beaten
Duke since Feb. 8, 2001 -- also Florida State's most recent win over
a ranked team.
Mistie Bass had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Alana Beard
scored 22 for Duke (17-3, 8-1), which committed 16 turnovers --
including a costly giveaway in the final minute.
Bass' 3-point play with 46 seconds remaining brought Duke to
74-73, and the Blue Devils then forced a turnover to get the ball
back with a chance to reclaim the lead.
But Ganiyat Adeduntan's steal with 38 seconds left led to a
layup by Lauren Bradley, and the Seminoles' margin was no smaller
than two points the rest of the way.
Tasheika Allen and Bradley had 14 points apiece, and Ronalda
Pierce added 10 for Florida State, which shot 57.4 percent. It was
a season-high shooting percentage allowed by Duke, which limited 13
of its last 15 opponents to less than 40 percent from the floor.
Duke led 54-51 with 12:40 remaining, but the Blue Devils went
nearly six minutes without a basket and lost the lead for good.
Beard's layup with 6:10 left tied the game at 60, but the Seminoles
responded with a 7-1 run over the next two minutes.
Florida State was winless in five games against ranked opponents
this season and 0-3 against top-10 teams. Duke was the
highest-ranked opponent the Seminoles had ever beaten.
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