Seminoles skewer Syracuse women’s basketball, 73-67
FSU skewers SU women's hoops, 73-67
Florida State reminded the Syracuse faithful that FSU’s home state’s official beverage is orange juice, as the Seminoles squeezed out a tough 73-67 victory in the Dome Tuesday night.
The ‘Noles outscored the Orange in every quarter but the fourth, but only by a slim margin. Syracuse shot better from beyond the arc, making three more shots on seven more attempts for a five percent bump.
Yet the key difference in this game was the size – Florida State bodied in the paint, racking up 48 rebounds to SU’s 38, and outscoring them in the paint 44-30. SU only had two players over 6 foot play, while FSU had six.
The lead Seminole was Morgan Jones, who lit up the scoreboard with 21 points on 8-15 shooting. She also cashed in five free throws, snagged nine boards and dished three assists.
Syracuse’s bench struggled tonight with Alaina Rice as it only reinforcement. Rice shot 1-4 in 24 minutes.
Chrislyn Carr was the player of the night, scoring a team-best 20 points, shooting 5-6 from the line, but only notching one rebound and assist. Teisha Hyman had a starkly different night, racking up 13 rebounds, almost double the second-best, and five assists. Her seven turnovers also led the team, equal to everyone else combined.
The Orange are squared out of tournament hopes with an 11-13 record and will look to gain momentum heading into the conference tournament next month.
Syracuse will now aim to regroup in their penultimate home game against No. 23 Virginia Tech this Thursday at 7 pm.