No. 13 Florida St women rally past Iowa

IOWA CITY — Shakayla Thomas scored 31 points, 17 in the fourth quarter, and Imani Wright added 26 points as No. 13 Florida State erased a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat Iowa 94-93 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Megan Gustafson, who scored 34 points on 15-of-18 shooting, scored the first six points of an 8-0 run to end the third quarter and the first four points of the fourth quarter to put Iowa (7-1) ahead 75-63. Thomas, who also had 10 rebounds, ended the run and then had the first basket and the last 11 points in a 15-2 run that put the Seminoles up 80-79 with 3:13 to play.

The teams traded the lead with big 3s and free throws, with Gustafson tying the game at 85 with a pair of free throws with 48 seconds to go. Wright answered with a 3 and after a steal by Thomas, A.J. Alix made two free throws with 24.7 for a 91-86 lead. Tania Davis knocked down a 3-pointer for the Hawkeyes with 17.2 seconds to go. Both teams then went 1 of 2 from the line before Thomas made it a two-possession game with two foul shots with five seconds left. Davis ended it with a 3 at the buzzer.

FSU (7-0) is 9-2 in the challenge with its current six-game winning streak, the longest of any school.

NO. 13 FLORIDA ST. 94, IOWA 93

At Iowa City

FLORIDA ST. (7-0) — Thomas 14-23 3-4 31, Degbeon 5-6 2-4 12, Alix 4-10 2-2 11, Ekhomu 1-6 3-4 5, Wright 8-23 3-4 26, White 1-6 2-2 4, Wilkinson 0-0 0-0 0, Woolfolk 2-9 0-0 5. TOTALS 35-83 15-20 94.

IOWA (7-1) — Coley 5-9 0-0 10, Gustafson 15-18 4-4 34, Davis 5-13 2-2 14, Doyle 4-4 4-4 13, Meyer 2-3 1-2 6, Mohns 0-0 0-0 0, Ollinger 0-2 0-0 0, Stewart 1-3 0-0 2, Sevillian 4-7 3-3 14. TOTALS 36-59 14-15 93.

Florida St. 25 19 19 31 — 94

Iowa 31 17 23 22 — 93

3-Point Goals–Florida St. 9-27 (Alix 1-4, Wright 7-17, White 0-2, Woolfolk 1-4), Iowa 7-16 (Coley 0-1, Davis 2-6, Doyle 1-1, Meyer 1-2, Ollinger 0-1, Sevillian 3-5). Assists–Florida St. 22 (Alix 8), Iowa 28 (Doyle 6). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Florida St. 38 (Thomas 10), Iowa 36 (Gustafson 9). Total Fouls–Florida St. 18, Iowa 12. A–4,202.