Scores

Final

(19) Florida State 85

(12-1, 2-0 ACC)

Georgia Tech 78

(7-6, 0-2 ACC)

Coverage: ESPN3

7:00 PM ET, January 3, 2013

1 2 T
#19FSU 38 4785
GT 45 3378

Top Performers

Florida State: L. Rodriguez 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Georgia Tech: D. Hamilton-Carter 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Leonor Rodriguez leads Florida State past Georgia Tech in ACC opener

Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Leonor Rodriguez scored 23 points while Natasha Howard and Morgan Toles recorded double-doubles to lead No. 19 Florida State over Georgia Tech 85-78 Thursday in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.

Howard (18 rebounds) and Toles (10 assists) both finished with 18 points.

Georgia Tech (7-6) took a 45-38 lead into halftime behind a 58 percent (20 of 34) first-half shooting performance and 16 assists in the frame. Florida State (12-1) rallied to retake the lead, 72-71, but Brittany Jackson hit a 3-pointer to put Georgia Tech back on top 74-72 with 4:20 left to play.

From there, however, the Yellow Jackets went cold, missing their next five shots and committing four turnovers over the next 4 minutes. Florida State, meanwhile, turned those errors into points, hitting back-to-back layups off consecutive steals to pull away. The Seminoles scored 10 of their last 13 points in the paint.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FSU
GT
Points 85 78
FG Made-Attempted 34-69 (.493) 31-70 (.443)
3P Made-Attempted 0-7 (.000) 6-14 (.429)
FT Made-Attempted 17-28 (.607) 10-15 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 9

Game Leaders

 
FSU
GT
PointsL. Rodriguez 23D. Hamilton-Carter 13
ReboundsN. Howard 18D. Hamilton-Carter 8
AssistsM. Toles 10D. Maye 12
StealsY. Delgado 4T. Marshall 2
BlocksN. Howard 3D. Hamilton-Carter 1

2012-13 Season

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» Jan 3, 2013 FSU 85, @GT 78Recap | Box Score
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