Missouri women bounced from NCAA Tournament


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Shakayla Thomas scored 20 points and third-seeded

Florida State advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third straight season with a

77-55 victory over Number 6 seed Missouri Sunday.

Thomas, who also had 11 rebounds, was one of four Seminoles in double figures.

Brittany Brown added 16 points while Imani Wright and Leticia Romero each scored


Florida State (27-6) will face either second-seeded Oregon State or No. 7 seed

Creighton in a regional semifinal game in Stockton, California on Saturday.

Missouri (22-11) led 17-12 22 seconds into the second quarter on a Jordan

Chavis 3-pointer before Florida State took the lead for good with a 17-2 run as

Romero scored six points.

The Seminoles led 32-27 at halftime but put the game out of reach by scoring

the first eight points of the third quarter.

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