Baylor women in 3rd straight Elite 8 with 78-58 win over FSU

Baylor forward Nina Davis (13) reacts to scoring during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida State in the regional semifinals of the women's NCAA Tournament Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Dallas. Baylor won 78-58. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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DALLAS (AP) Nina Davis scored 30 points and Baylor is going to the Elite Eight for the third straight year after a 78-58 victory over Florida State on Saturday.

The Lady Bears (36-1), the No. 1 seed in the Dallas Regional, went ahead to stay with a 15-3 run to end the first quarter after an early flurry of turnovers led to frustrated coach Kim Mulkey calling timeout.

Alexis Jones added 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Baylor, which has a 23-game winning streak. Khadijiah Cave had 10 rebounds.

Leticia Romero had 11 points for fifth-seeded Florida State (25-8), which made consecutive Sweet 16 appearances for the first time in school history. Ivey Slaughter and Shakayla Thomas each had 10 points.

It was only the fifth time this season the Seminoles were held below 65 points.