A season of starts and stops, rescheduling games and postponements has come to a close for the Florida State women’s basketball team.
Bianca Jackson scored 17 points, while Kourtney Weber and Tiana England added 11 points in FSU’s 83-59 loss to Oregon State on Sunday in a first-round NCAA Tournament game.
FSU shot 22 of 62 (35.5 percent) and 8 of 19 (42.1 percent) from 3-point range.
Aleah Goodman had 24 points on 8 of 12 shooting to lead Oregon State, which shot 55.2 percent from the floor. The Beavers will next play No. 1 seed South Carolina.
Oregon State won the rebounding edge, 43-26. The Beavers did their damage down low, scoring 46 points.
“Defensive rebounding just wasn’t where it needed to be,” interim head coach Brooke Wyckoff said.
FSU (10-9) had 15 postponements in the regular season, including the majority of the non-conference slate. The Seminoles played quite well at home, going 8-1 — including a win over top-5 Louisville. But FSU was just 2-6 away from home and 0-2 in the postseason.
The Seminoles will return the majority of the roster for the 2021-22 season, including veterans like Morgan Jones, Jackson, Weber, Valencia Myers and Sammie Puisis.
“Don’t want this loss to take away from what we’ve accomplished as a team this season,” Wyckoff said. “I’m so proud of this group. From where we started to where we finished it’s been a great journey. And we have lots to look forward to with this group.”
For the FSU-Oregon State box score, click here.