The Orange shot 36.6 percent in field goals, while NC State shot 41.7 percent.
Miranda Drummond sunk six three-pointers in her season-high 24 points.
Buddy Boeheim finished with a career-high 16 points.
The Orange faced a 28-point deficit going into the fourth quarter.
The Seminoles went on a 12-0 run late in the second half to seal the victory for No. 25 Florida State.
Oshae Brissett finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Tiana Mangakahia led the Orange with 16 points and 14 assists.
Tyus Battle led the Orange with a game-high 31 points.
Kiara Lewis finished with a career-high 20 points. Against Miami, she scored a former career-high 16 points.