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Notre Dame 70, Florida State 47

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Sonia Citron scored 19 points and No. 7 Notre Dame recovered from a poor-shooting first half to cruise past No. 24 Florida State, 70-47.

The Seminoles led 23-22 at the half before the Fighting Irish rang up 48 points over the final two periods.

Irish freshman KK Bransford scored 15 points off the bench. Lauren Ebo added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Irish held the nation's No. 4 scoring offense to 38 points below its season average.

Seminole freshman guard Ta'Niya Latson, the nation's No. 6 overall scorer, was limited to nine points on 3-of-11 shooting.

Florida State shot 27.1% from the field and 20% from 3-point range.

TURNING POINT

Notre Dame shot 24% from the field and missed all seven 3-pointers in the first half. That included a nine-minute scoring drought.

The Irish responded with a 27-point third quarter on 55% shooting and to blow open the game.

BIG PICTURE

Florida State: The Seminoles (18-5) have already won more games in 2022-23 than they did in either of the past two seasons, but they fell to 1-3 season against AP Top 25 opponents. They'll need to perform better against ranked opponents in order to compete in the loaded ACC going forward.

Fighting Irish: Notre Dame struggled from deep early in its first game without starting guard Dara Mabrey, who suffered an ACL injury on Sunday against Virginia Tech and is out for the season. The Irish found their shooting stroke in the second half and hit 4 of 9 3-point attempts.

January 26, 2023


Florida State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Timpson F 26 5-11 3-5 0-0 7-11 0 4 2 2 3 13
E. Howard F 21 2-4 0-0 1-3 0-2 1 0 1 3 2 5
T. Latson G 30 3-11 3-3 0-1 0-2 3 1 0 2 1 9
S. Bejedi G 27 1-10 3-4 1-8 1-3 0 0 1 1 1 6
J. Massengill G 19 1-4 0-0 1-3 0-1 0 1 1 0 3 3
M. Valenzuela 19 0-3 0-0 0-2 0-4 1 0 0 0 0 0
O. Gordon 18 1-5 0-0 0-2 0-1 3 0 0 4 1 2
T. O'Brien 16 2-6 0-0 2-4 0-1 0 0 1 1 2 6
V. Myers 14 1-3 1-2 0-0 0-5 0 0 0 0 4 3
B. Turnage 11 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-1 2 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   201 16-59
(.271)
10-14
(.714)
5-25
(.200)
12-37 10 6 6 15 18 47


Notre Dame
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Westbeld F 32 2-10 2-2 1-4 4-7 4 3 2 1 1 7
K. Watson F 26 2-6 0-0 0-0 1-6 3 1 0 2 2 4
L. Ebo F 24 6-12 0-0 0-0 4-10 0 0 0 1 1 12
S. Citron G 35 6-11 5-6 2-4 2-8 2 0 1 1 2 19
O. Miles G 30 2-7 2-2 1-3 1-5 6 0 0 2 3 7
K. Bransford 27 6-11 3-5 0-0 2-5 1 0 0 2 0 15
C. Prosper 17 0-9 4-6 0-4 4-5 0 1 3 1 2 4
J. Brown 7 0-2 2-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 1 1 2
S. Cernugel 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Marshall 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 24-68
(.353)
18-23
(.783)
4-16
(.250)
21-55 16 5 7 11 12 70


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