Florida State bounced back from its worst night of the year with a crucial win over one of the ACC’s best teams.
Nausia Woolfolk scored 21 points – surpassing 20 points for the seventh time this season – as the No. 11 Seminoles made a big push in the third quarter and defeated North Carolina 78-64 on Sunday afternoon.
Nicki Ekhomu scored 20 points on 7 of 11 shooting for the Seminoles (15-2, 4-2 ACC), who shot 29 of 51 (56 percent). FSU also made a good effort of going to the free-throw line and, when UNC fouled late, the Seminoles made them pay by finishing 14 of 20.
“I am really proud of my team,” FSU coach Sue Semrau said. “The staff has worked them really hard these last two days. We were disappointed with our defensive effort with the Georgia Tech game. We worked them really hard with the defensive end, held a pretty good shooting team (North Carolina) to 38 percent, and we still got work to do.”
Semrau became the fourth coach in ACC history to pick up her 200th victory in the league.
Kiah Gillespie had 10 rebounds for FSU.
Taylor Koenen scored 22 points, making a career-high six 3-pointers, for UNC (12-4, 3-2).
A few days after FSU had 21 turnovers in a lopsided home defeat to Georgia Tech (67-52), the Seminoles made just 10 on Sunday.