Thomas leads No. 15 Florida State women past Virginia 70-48

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Shakayla Thomas scored 20 points and Ivey Slaughter had 13 points with 10 rebounds to lead No. 14 Florida State to a 70-48 win over Virginia on Thursday night.

Kai James added 10 points, all in the first half when the Seminoles (15-4, 5-1 ACC) opened a 30-23 lead. Thomas finished 10 of 13 from the field, going 8 of 11 in the second half, when Florida State shot 52 percent to pull away.

Breyana Mason led Virginia (13-7, 3-3) with 15 points.

Slaughter and Thomas each made two baskets as the Seminoles stretched a 34-29 lead to 42-29 late in the third quarter. After two baskets by the Cavaliers, the duo combined for the last six points of the quarter to make it 48-33.

Florida State had a 42-36 rebounding advantage and forced 22 turnovers that led to 15 points, and its points-in-the-paint advantage was 50-18.