GT pressure too much for FSU women

Florida State struggled in just about every way on Thursday. It led to a surprising loss.

Nicki Eckhomu scored 16 points but the No. 11 Seminoles were undone by 21 turnovers as well as shortcomings at the free-throw line and from 3-point range in a 67-52 loss to Georgia Tech.

“We got our butts kicked,” FSU coach Sue Semrau said. “Georgia Tech is a great defensive team and we didn’t match it. A lot of times we’ve talked about the start and all of those things and unfortunately human nature is sometimes that you have to really get beat and they really beat us. Up at Syracuse I felt like we beat ourselves, but here Georgia Tech beat us. So, if we use this as fuel and a lesson then it will be worth it. If we don’t, then it’ll be a long season.”

Nausia Woolfolk had 13 points and seven rebounds, surpassing the 1,000-point mark with a made free-throw attempt in the first half for FSU (14-2, 3-2 ACC).

Jasmine Carson scored 21 points and Francesca Pan added 16 points and six rebounds for the Yellow Jackets (12-3, 3-1), which scored 20 points off turnovers.

FSU next plays host to North Carolina on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Injury update: Savannah Wilkinson (foot) is expected to return to the court in a few weeks.

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