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Gillespie leads 2nd-half charge, No. 24 FSU women win

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Kiah Gillespie scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half and No. 24 Florida State held off Miami 62-58 on Thursday night.

Gillespie was just 1-of-6 shooting in the first half when the Seminoles (18-3, 6-2 ACC) trailed 22-20 after shooting just 27 percent and going 0 for 9 from the arc. Florida State rebounded to shoot 45 percent in the second half, making 4 of 7 3-point tries.

The Seminoles outscored the Hurricanes (18-5, 6-2) by 11 in the third quarter, taking the lead for good with an 11-0 run. Gillespie made three 3-pointers and scored the Seminoles' first 13 points of the fourth quarter. Valencia Myers scored the next four and Sayawni Lassiter finished with six free throws to counter two Miami 3-pointers in the final half-minute. She had 11 points.

Mykea Gray scored 14 points with four 3-pointers and Beatrice Mompremier had 13 points and 14 rebounds, her 17th double-double this season, for Miami, which had a four-game win streak snapped.

Updated January 31, 2019

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