TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Kiah Gillespie had 18 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals and No. 21 Florida State rolled to a 78-46 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday, spoiling the homecoming of Panthers coach Lance White.
Nicki Ekhomu added 15 points, Valencia Myers 13 and Nausia Woolfolk 11 for the Seminoles (21-5, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Things went awry quickly for White, who spent the previous 15 years as an assistant and associated head coach at Florida State. The Seminoles scored the first eight points and used a 9-0 run to open a 17-4 lead. The Panthers hit a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to nine before the Seminoles used two offensive rebounds to get a basket by Mo Jones for a 23-12 lead, starting a 7-0 run.
The lead was never under double figures after that.
FSU was 10 of 19 from the field with four 3-pointers and four points from the foul line in the first quarter. Pitt was 6 of 13 with two 3s and no free throws.
Danielle Garven had 14 points for Pit (10-17, 1-12), which went 3 of 18 from 3-point range and shot 30.5 percent overall while being outrebounded 44-29.