Florida State overwhelmed Pittsburgh en route to an easy win over a former Seminoles assistant coach.
Ta’Niya Latson and Sara Bejedi each had 19 points apiece as FSU cruised to a 74-37 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon. Latson had 10 points in the third quarter as FSU outscored Pitt 30-9, extending its lead and putting away the Panthers.
While FSU (18-4, 7-2) was dominant on the offensive end of the court, the Seminoles frustrated Pitt thoroughly on defense. Makayla Timpson added six of FSU’s 12 blocks, while Taylor O’Brien and O’Mariah Gordon each had three of FSU’s 11 steals.
The Panthers shot just 12 of 76 (15.8 percent) FSU also forced Pitt to commit 17 turnovers. Pitt is coached by Lance White, who was an FSU assistant coach for 15 seasons until departing in the spring of 2018.
Mariana Valenzuela also had 11 points, drilling a trio of 3-pointers.
While FSU is not ranked in the AP or coaches’ poll, the Seminoles are 16th in the NCAA’s NET rankings.
FSU plays at Notre Dame on Thursday at 8 p.m. (Regional Sports Networks).
The Seminoles are back home to face Duke next Sunday at 2 p.m. (ACC Network).
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