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Women’s Basketball Tops Florida State 85-68

Feb. 27, 1998

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Natasha Anderson played the best game of her career Friday night to send No. 16 Clemson to its seventh straight victory, 85-68 over Florida State in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals.

Anderson hit 11 of 13 field-goal attempts and wound up with 28 points – 10 more than the junior forward’s previous high. She also had six rebounds, five assists and three blocks as Clemson (23-6) moved closer to its third consecutive berth in the conference title game.

Seventh-seeded Florida State (9-18) had 19 turnovers and shot 33 percent in losing to the Lady Tigers for the 13th time in a row.

The Seminoles, 1-15 all-time against Clemson, got 13 points apiece from Brooke Wyckoff and Arleshia Davidson, 11 from Lysa Moorefield and 10 from Wendy Hampton.

Clemson, the No. 2 seed, also got 18 points from Itoro Umoh and 12 from Kerri Thomas.

The Lady Tigers took control by closing the first half with a 23-10 surge. Anderson had 10 points, one steal and an assist in the run, which put Clemson up 43-29 at halftime.

Anderson, who had 14 points in the first half, gave Clemson its biggest lead with a 14-foot jumper that made it 61-42 with 11:47 left in the game.

The closest Florida State got the rest of the way was 78-68 on a 3-pointer by Moorefield with 1:05 remaining.