CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- Jennifer Phillips scored 29 points and Taru Tuukkanen added 25 and 11 rebounds as No. 16 Xavier pulled out a 75-72 victory over Florida State.
Phillips and Tuukkanen each buried 9-of-12 shots and came through when the Lady Musketeers (18-2) needed them most.
Tuukkanen hit four straight free throws to give Xavier a 70-69 lead with 4:29 to play and Phillips added a layup and four points from the line down the stretch as the Lady Musketeers held on for their eighth straight win.
Nicole Levandusky scored nine points, making 7-of-9 free throws, for Xavier, which shot 51 percent (24-of-47) and overcame 22 turnovers.
Levys Torres had 24 points and 13 rebounds and Lakesha Springle added 20 points for Florida State (12-8), which has lost six of eight since a 10-2 start.
The Lady Seminoles shot 43.5 percent (30-of-69) and held a 38-31 rebounding advantage. Florida State was outscored, 26-8, at the line.