Local Sports
>>Florida State Throttles Duke
 
Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half, helping the ninth-ranked Florida State Seminoles pull away from the No. 7 Duke Blue Devils for an 88-72 win on Tuesday night.
Playing its first regular-season game as a top-10 team since 1993, Florida State rolled to its school-record 12th straight victory, breaking a mark that had stood since 1970. The Seminoles (16-1, 4-0) also improved to 4-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the first time.
 
Florida State's reserves outscored their counterparts 21-4, but the biggest difference was points in the paint. With Duke's Amile Jefferson sidelined by a bone bruise in his right foot, the Seminoles enjoyed a 56-28 scoring advantage inside.
 
When Duke started putting more pressure on Bacon and Terance Mann (13 points) in the second half, it created more space for Rathan-Mayes, who was 7 for 13 from the floor for the game.
 
The Blue Devils took a 50-48 lead on a Luke Kennard jumper before the Seminoles grabbed control with a 16-4 run over a five-minute span. All but two of the points came in the paint.
 
Kennard led Duke (14-3, 2-2) with 23 points, and Jayson Tatum had 21.
 
>>No. 1 Baylor Routed by No. 10 West Virginia
 
Nathan Adrian broke out of a shooting slump with a career-high 22 points, and No. 10 West Virginia beat the sloppy Baylor Bears 89-68 on Tuesday night in the program's first game with the top ranking.
Baylor defeated Iowa State and Oklahoma State last week by a combined six points at home to overtake Villanova for the No. 1 spot when the AP poll came out on Monday.
 
Against West Virginia, Baylor (15-1, 3-1 Big 12) committed a season-high 29 turnovers - the school record is 31 - and never led in its second true road game of the season. The loss means No. 5 Gonzaga is the only remaining unbeaten team in Division I.
 
West Virginia (14-2, 3-1) started the second half with an 11-3 run and kept pouring it on, leading by as many as 26 points down the stretch.
 
Jevon Carter scored 17 points for the Mountaineers, and Brandon Watkins had 11.
 
Terry Maston, Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. and Al Freeman each scored 10 for the Bears.
 
West Virginia leads the nation with nearly 13 steals and 24 forced turnovers per game. It rotated 13 players against Baylor and finished with 15 steals.

Local Weather - Sponsored By:
 
Townhall Top of the Hour News

 

SRN News