Zavier Turner scored 20 points and had 10 assists and Manhattan defeated Saint Peter’s 68-57 on Sunday.
The Seminoles (18-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 22-9 after the first quarter before rallying, taking their first lead at 37-36 in the third quarter. They shot just 28 percent overall.
Arica Carter’s 3-pointer put Louisville (20-1, 6-1) ahead with 1:54 to go. Alix answered from long range, and then Ekhomu made the second of two from the line.
Louisville threw the ball away seconds before that, the last of several turnovers made down the stretch. Myisha Hines-Allen put back Asia Durr’s missed 3 for a layup as time ran out, but the Seminoles were already beginning to celebrate a road win over their highest-ranked opponent in program history, topping a 71-69 win at No. 4 Duke on Feb. 8, 2001.
If you had told me we’d score 50 points and won, I’d have thought you were crazy, Florida State coach Sue Semrau said. We learned something about how hard we need to defend, and I’m proud of our rebounding. What, Louisville had 20 straight wins? They’re a great team, and we had a good night.
After scoring just 23 points in losses at Providence and Villanova combined, Bluiett has averaged 20.6 points in the past three games.
Everybody’s on the same page, Mack said. Our problems are Marquette’s problems. Familiarity becomes a lot greater the second time through. We have to make the game as difficult as possible for their perimeter players.
Xavier (18-3, 6-2 Big East) has won four straight, including a come-from-behind win at No. 19 Seton Hall on Saturday.
One question for the Musketeers is how much of an impact Kerem Kanter will make on Wednesday. The graduate transfer forward has been a pleasant surprise this season, but he played only nine minutes Saturday against Seton Hall and struggled in the pace at which the first meeting with the Golden Eagles was played in December.