Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

February 25, 2013

Va. Tech women upset Florida State

Herd falters in overtime at Rice

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Monet Tellier matched her season high with 24 points and Virginia Tech snapped a four-game losing streak, upsetting No. 19 Florida State 71-52 Sunday.

The Hokies (9-18, 3-13) held the Atlantic Coast Conference’s best offensive team to 32.8-percent shooting (21 of 64). The Seminoles entered leading the ACC with 78.5 points per game, but fell far short of the average for the second consecutive game after scoring a season low in a 61-50 loss to No. 5 Duke Friday.

Florida State (20-7, 10-6) is the only Division I team with five players averaging double figures, but Morgan Toles was the only scorer in double digits with 13 points.

Uju Ugoka added 21 points and 12 rebounds — nine offensive — off the bench for Virginia Tech, which used an 18-2 run to build a 33-22 halftime edge. The Hokies led by double digits for most of the second half.

FLORIDA ST. (20-7)

Howard 4-12 1-4 9, Davis 3-6 0-0 6, Toles 6-13 1-2 13,  Deluzio 3-9 2-2 9, Rodriguez 0-5 1-2 1, Clayton 0-1 0-0 0,  Delgado 2-8 0-0 5, King-Gilchrist 2-3 0-2 5, Wells 0-1 2-2 2,  Coleman 1-6 0-1 2. Totals 21-64 7-15 52.

VIRGINIA TECH (9-18)

Hadley 1-3 2-2 4, Wilson 1-5 0-0 2, L. Evans 0-1 0-0 0,  Fenyn 3-7 1-2 9, Tellier 9-14 4-4 24, Sarver 0-1 0-0 0, Young 0-1 0-0 0,  Nichols 0-1 0-0 0, Ugoka 9-17 3-5 21, N. Evans 1-1 0-1 2,  Kiss-Rusk 1-1 0-0 2, Hall 1-1 0-0 2, Lloyd 2-7 1-1 5, Conyers 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-60 11-15 71.

Halftime—Virginia Tech 33-22. 3-Point Goals—Florida St. 3-13  (Delgado 1-2, King-Gilchrist 1-2, Deluzio 1-4, Howard 0-2, Rodriguez  0-3), Virginia Tech 4-11 (Tellier 2-3, Fenyn 2-3, Sarver 0-1, Young 0-1,  Wilson 0-1, Lloyd 0-2). Fouled Out—Young. Rebounds—Florida St. 37  (Howard 8), Virginia Tech 44 (Ugoka 12). Assists—Florida St. 6  (Rodriguez 3), Virginia Tech 19 (Tellier 6). Total Fouls—Florida St. 15,  Virginia Tech 14. A—1,483.

*****

Rice 71, Marshall 61, OT

HOUSTON — Marshall women’s basketball gave up a 15-point advantage to Rice in the final seven minutes of regulation and got outscored 12-2 in overtime on the road on Sunday.

Marshall coach Matt Daniel said, “They close the game on a 29-4 run. You can’t win a game like that. We were up 15 with six minutes to go. We should have won the ball game, plain and simple.”

After making eight three-pointers in the first half, Marshall (9-17, 3-10 C-USA) finished 9 or 28 beyond the arc. Marshall’s Erica Woods sank a layup with 20 seconds left to force overtime at 59-59.

Suporia Dickens had a career-high 21 points, making five treys for the Thundering Herd. Shay Weaver had nine points and six rebounds.

Jessica Kuster had 16 points for the Owls (12-14, 4-9), who trailed 30-22 at the half after shooting only 26 percent from the floor.

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