January 31, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Shakayla Thomas scored 22 points and No. 11 Florida State built a double-digit lead early and cruised to a 68-50 victory over Virginia Tech on Sunday for its eighth straight win.

Thomas scored 16 points in the second half, finished 8 of 14 from the floor and made all six free-throw attempts. Emiah Bingley and Adut Bulgak added nine points apiece for Florida State (18-4, 8-1 ACC).

Chanette Hicks scored 10 points and had six assists for Virginia Tech (14-7, 2-6), which has lost four straight and six of its last seven.

Thomas scored six points, Brittany Brown and Leticia Romero added four, and the Hokies missed 9 of 11 shots and had seven turnovers as the Seminoles jumped out to a 16-5 lead in the first quarter.

Florida State forced 12 turnovers and held Virginia Tech to just 5-of-24 shooting for 21 percent in the first half, and led 27-13 at halftime.

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