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No. 8 Maryland Women Defeat Florida State 87-77

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Maryland's Katie Rutan, left, shoots as Florida State's Morgan Jones defends in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in College Park, Md. Maryland won 87-77. (GAIL BURTON, AP / FR4095 AP) Maryland's Katie Rutan, left, shoots as Florida State's Morgan Jones defends in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in College Park, Md. Maryland won 87-77. (GAIL BURTON, AP / FR4095 AP)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP)- Alyssa Thomas had 22 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds for her fourth triple-double of the season, Katie Rutan tied a Maryland record with eight 3-pointers and the eighth-ranked Terrapins defeated slumping Florida State 87-77 on Thursday night.

It was the sixth career triple-double for Thomas, a 6-foot-2 senior forward. She is 74 points short of matching Crystal Langhorne's school record of 2,247.

Rutan scored 24 points, one short of her career high set at Xavier in 2010. She went 8 for 10 beyond the arc in matching the school mark of 3s in a game set by Tiffany Brown in 2001 and tied by Kristi Toliver in 2009.

Coming off an 84-63 loss at Duke on Monday, the Terrapins (21-5, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) never trailed after a 3-pointer by Rutan made it 5-3. The margin quickly reached double figures, swelled to 18 by halftime and passed 20 points in the opening three minutes of the second half.

Natasha Howard scored 35 on 13-for-17 shooting and Morgan Jones added 18 for the Seminoles (17-9, 5-8), who have lost eight of 11.

 

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