DURHAM, NC — Shakayla Thomas scored 14 points and No. 10 Florida State beat Duke 69-53 on Thursday night for its 10th straight win.
Kai James added 11 points for the Seminoles (20-4, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). They never trailed, shot 46 percent and overcame 19 turnovers by forcing 22 of them in their first win at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 2001.
Freshman Angela Salvadores had 13 points for the Blue Devils (17-9, 6-6), who lost their third in four games and already have their most conference losses since finishing with seven in 1996-97.
Duke shot 39 percent, had at least 20 turnovers for the ninth time and finished with more giveaways than made field goals (20).
The Blue Devils pulled to 49-42 on Rebecca Greenwell’s 3-pointer with 6 minutes left. Florida State countered with baskets on five straight trips downcourt, with Adut Bulgak’s jumper made it 59-46 with 2½ minutes left.
Maria Conde finished with 10 points for the Seminoles, who outrebounded Duke 43-32 in a matchup of the ACC’s top two teams on the boards. Florida State entered with a rebounding margin of plus-14.3 while the Blue Devils were second at plus-8.6.
Thomas, who averaged a team-best 18.5 points during the first nine games of the winning streak, was 7 of 15 from the field.
Duke played without leading scorer and rebounder Azura Stevens for the third straight game. The sophomore, who averages 19.1 points and 9.4 rebounds, has a torn plantar fascia in her left foot, and she was in a walking boot as she watched from the bench in warmups.