SHORELINE, Wash. – The 2016 Paradise Jam participants Florida State, Kansas State, Gonzaga, LSU, NC State, and Michigan all qualified
Game No. 1
Kansas State 67, NC State 50
The Kansas State Wildcats improved to 4-0 with a 67-50 victory over the NC State Wolfpack. NC State had four players score in double figures and the Wildcats outrebounded the Pack 45-36 in the game.
Despite a strong start from NC State the Wolfpack struggled from the field in the second half, finishing with a .262 (16-of-61) clip. K-State’s Kindred Wesemann finished with a game-high 17 points, along with four rebounds, and two assists.
Game No. 2
LSU 78, UTEP 45
The Lady Tigers of LSU cruised to a 78-45 victory over UTEP, finishing with 21 assists. LSU was led by Chloe Jackson who notched a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. The Lady Tigers forced the Miners into 27 turnovers and shot .534 (31-of-58) from the floor.
The Miners were led in scoring by Roeshond Patterson who finished 3-of-6 from beyond the arc with 11 total points. LSU only made two 3-pointers in the game, both from Jenna Deemer, one of nine Lady Tigers to score in the game.
Game No. 1
Florida State 98, Winthrop 35
No. 10 Florida State broke a Paradise Jam tournament scoring record with 98 points in a single game, as the Seminoles rolled to a 63-point victory over Winthrop. The nationally-ranked Noles had 12 players score in the contest, led by Leticia Romero with 17 points.
The Eagles shot .341 (14-of-41) from the floor compared to .615 (40-of-65) for the Noles. FSU’s A’Tyanna Gaulden tallied eight assists in the game as the Seminoles broke the tournament assist record with 26 total assists. FSU also set the tournament record in steals, tallying 18, two more than any team previously.
Game No. 2
Michigan 78, Gonzaga 66
The Michigan Wolverines upset No. 25 Gonzaga, 78-66, in their opening round game of the Paradise Jam. The Wolverines shot 12-of-21 (.571) from beyond the arc and finished with two scorers in double figures.
Michigan jumped out to a quick lead and the Bulldogs were never able to recover, trailing for the entirety of the game. Gonzaga’s Jill Barta led all scorers with 27 points and GU’s Emma Stach had a game-best eight rebounds. Michigan had two 20-point scorers in Siera Thompson and Katlelyn Flaherty who combined for nine 3-pointers.