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Ekhomu, Gillespie guide FSU to season sweep of Miami

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Florida State swept the series with Miami. And is off to one of the best starts in program history.

Nicki Ekhomu scored 19 points while Kiah Gillespie had 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Florida State defeated Miami 79-61 on Sunday.

Nausia Woolfolk added 15 points, five rebounds and five assists for FSU.

The Seminoles have won 17 of their first 20 games this season while also improving to 6-3 in ACC games. This is the eighth time the program has won at least 17 of its first 20 games. FSU’s best 20-game start is when it went 18-2 in the 2004-05, 2014-15, 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.

Ekhomu had nine points in the second period as FSU began to pull away, taking a 40-26 halftime lead.

Gillespie had her eighth double-double of the season.

“My teammates were finding me,” Gillespie added. “They were seeing I had a mismatch in the paint and I just delivered on the offensive end by making layups. That was a specialty for me this game because I blew like three or four against Wake Forest. I was just trying to put the ball in the basket and take my time being poised on the block.”

FSU out rebounded Miami 39-27.

The Seminoles also shot 24 of 45 (53.3 percent) from the floor. They also went to the line and delivered, making 24 of 31 (77.4 percent) free-throw attempts.

Next up for FSU is a home game on Thursday against Boston College at 7 p.m. (ACC Network Extra).

Comments

  1. Robert Hughes Reply

    wonder whether the girls or the boys are better equipped to last deep into the NCAA championships?

  2. Bob Ferrante Reply

    I think both teams are capable of going to the Sweet 16. Which would really be cool to have both get that far in the NCAA Tournament.

    After that, it’s up to the matchups as part of the NCAA Tournament draw.

  3. Dan Densmore Reply

    I would say it depends on the draws as well. Need some luck in there as well

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