Ward leads Noles past Indiana, 82-74

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Courtney Ward scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures and No. 12 Florida State beat Indiana 82-74 Thursday night.

Jacinta Monroe added 17 points, Alysha Harvin 15 and Cierra Bravard 12 for the Seminoles (7-0), who outscored the Hoosiers 14-5 over the final 3 minutes in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge game.

Jori Davis scored 23 points to lead Indiana (4-3). Hope Elam had 15 points and Sasha Chaplin added a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Florida State used a 12-0 run to take a 62-54 lead with just over 8 minutes remaining.

Indiana responded with a 9-0 run and reclaimed the lead at 69-68 on Chaplin’s two free throws with 3:25 to go. Bravard scored the next two baskets to put the Seminoles in front to stay.

Updated December 3, 2009