No. 14 Florida St. 68, Minnesota 56
Junior guard Alexa Deluzio scored 17 points to lead No. 14
Florida State to a 68-56 victory over Minnesota in the Women’s
Basketball Invitational Tipoff on Saturday.
Deluzio sparked a 15-2 run in the final minutes with
back-to-back 3-pointers at the 6:17 and 5:32 marks.
Chasity Clayton added 16 points and Cierra Bravard had 11.
Natasha Howard pulled down 12 rebounds to lead FSU to a 47-39
advantage on the boards.
Kiara Buford scored 13 points for Minnesota (1-1) and Katie
Loberg had 11 and Rachel Banham 10.
Clayton scored 10 points in the last 5:06 of the first half to
give FSU a 33-32 lead at the break.
Banham’s 3-pointer with 6:39 to play pulled Minnesota within
51-50 before FSU held the Golden Gophers to two points in the next