Miami got off to a hot start, leading FSU 16-10 after the first quarter. Unfortunately, they followed that up with just six points in the second quarter. Defense held Florida State to just 10 points themselves. They would cling to a 22-20 lead as the two teams went into the locker room.
The third quarter wasn’t much better for Miami than the second quarter was. Florida State outscored the Canes 16-8 and took a 36-30 lead into the final quarter.
The fourth quarter would prove to be the highest-scoring of the game. Miami outscored Florida State 28-23. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough.
Florida State went on to win by a final score of 62-58. Miami guard Mykea Gray led the Canes with 14 points. She shot 5-18 from the field and 4-11 from three. Forward Beatrice Mompremier scored 13 points on 6-10 shooting from the field. She also added 14 rebounds.
As a team, Miami shot 36.7 percent from the field and 36 percent from three. They out-shot Florida State, as well. The Seminoles shot 35.9 percent from the field and 25 percent from three.
Miami’s Miserable Quarter
The Canes downfall in this game seems to be the third quarter, where they scored just six points. They also committed six turnovers and three fouls in the quarter, as well. Florida State turned the six turnovers into five points.
The loss puts Miami at an 18-5 record with eight games left to play before the ACC tournament in March. They will look to bounce back on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3, when they host the Virginia Cavaliers.
Tip-off for that game is set for 1 p.m. ET at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL. They will play two top five teams over the next week in Notre Dame and Louisville.