CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Kiah Gillespie scored 21 points to lead No. 8 Florida State to a 73-62 victory over No. 23 Miami on Sunday.
Gillespie shot 8 of 11 from the field as the Seminoles (14-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) rebounded from their first loss of the season Thursday at Syracuse.
Morgan Jones scored 16 points and Nicki Ekhomu finished with 15 points for Florida State.
The Seminoles finished the first half on a 13-1 run. Ekhomu scored eight points during the spurt, and her 3-pointer with 12 seconds remaining gave Florida State a 39-26 lead at halftime.
The Hurricanes (9-5, 1-2) rallied from an 18-point third-quarter deficit and got within 54-47 on Brianna Jackson’s layup with 8:42 remaining in the fourth quarter before Florida State responded with seven unanswered points.
Miami center and preseason ACC Player of the Year Beatrice Mompremier missed the game because of a foot injury.
Mykea Gray scored 21 points for the Hurricanes.
Florida State: The Seminoles’ dominance on the boards ended against Miami, which had a 36-33 rebounding edge. The Seminoles had outrebounded their first 14 opponents.
Miami: The Hurricanes are 0-3 in home games against nationally ranked teams. Miami lost 75-53 to No. 7 Oregon State on Nov. 29 and No. 14 Indiana beat the Hurricanes 58-45 on Dec. 4.
Florida State: The Seminoles return home and face Georgia Tech on Thursday.
Miami: The Hurricanes will play the second of a three-game homestand against No. 7 Louisville on Thursday.
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