State basketball: Terps women fall to Florida State, 72-71, on late free throw

Alexa Deluzio hit a second-chance free throw with seven seconds left to lift No. 24 Florida State to a 72-71 victory over No. 9 Maryland in women's basketball Thursday night.

Deluzio had just missed a pair but got a chance to win the game after Maryland was whistled for a lane violation on her second free throw.

Florida State led 64-47 with 4:31 to go before the Terps stormed back to tie it at 71 on Chloe Pavelich's 3-pointer with 10 seconds left.

Chelsea Davis had 19 points to lead a balanced scoring effort, and the Seminoles (21-7, 11-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) locked up the No. 4 seed and an opening-round bye in the ACC tournament.

Katie Rutan made six of 10 shots from 3-point range and had a season-high 24 points for Maryland. Alyssa Thomas added 17 and Tianna Hawkins 16 for the Terps (22-6, 13-4), who are battling with North Carolina for the No. 2 seed.

Towson 73, Northeastern 69, OT: Tanisha McTiller scored a career-high 36 points, including six of her team's 11 points in overtime, to lead the host Tigers (10-17, 4-12 Colonial Athletic Association) past the Huskies (15-11, 8-7).

Down by 26 points with 10:37 left in regulation, the Tigers outscored Northeastern 35-8 to take a 62-61 lead with eight seconds remaining in the second half.

Freshman Dominique Johnson (16 points) and Michelle Peebles (15 points, 10 rebounds) were the other Tigers in double figures. Four Huskies scored 10 or more points, led by A'lece Mark with 17.


Mount St. Mary's 77, Monmouth 63: The visiting Mount (15-13, 10-7 Northeast Conference) used a 28-11 second-half run to secure its sixth straight victory and eighth in the past nine games.

With the Mount leading 46-45 with just over 13 minutes left, freshman Shivaughn Wiggins stole the ball and converted the layup for a three-point lead.  Wiggins then converted a three-point play on the next possession to put the Mount ahead 51-45.

Rashad Whack added eight points in the decisive run that was capped by a pair of free throws by Raven Barber that gave the Mount a 76-57 advantage with 4:24 remaining.

Wiggins led the Mount with 16 points while Julian Norfleet added 14 points, five assists and three blocks. 

Hartford 68, UMBC 56: John Peterson had 16 points and 11 rebounds as the host Hawks (16-12, 9-6 America East) held off the Retrievers (6-22, 4-11).

Hartford trailed 24-20 at halftime, despite having made just two 2-point field goals in the first half. The Hawks opened the second half on a 17-6 run to take a 37-30 lead and extended the advantage to 14 points. The Hawks shot 40 percent in the game after the rough start.

Ryan Cook had 16 points and seven rebounds to lead the Retrievers. Chase Plummer added 15 points and seven rebounds before fouling out.

Lincoln (Pa.) 66, Bowie State 64, OT: The host Bulldogs (7-9, 3-4) were outscored 12-10 in overtime in a loss to the Lions (10-6, 3-4) in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association quarterfinals.

Byron Westmorland (Mervo) finished with a game-high 31 points for Bowie State, which led 26-21 at halftime.

Derrick Washington had 21 points for Lincoln.


Wake Forest @No. 9 Maryland

Sunday, 2 p.m.