Hurricanes Fall 79-54 to Florida State
Feb. 9, 2006
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Shooting just 32.1 percent from the field, Florida State limited Miami’s offensive production to just 18 field goals to upend the Hurricanes 79-54 Thursday night at the BankUnited Center, marking UM’s lowest point total of the season.
As a team, the Hurricanes (15-8, 5-5 ACC) recorded their lowest field percentage of the season while FSU (15-7, 6-3 ACC) hit 47.5 percent from the field including 5-of-11 three-point attempts.
After jumping out to a 45-28 first half lead, Florida State took a 51-28 lead two minutes into the second half that extended to the 16:20 mark.
Following a free throw by sophomore forward Lamese James, who finished with seven points and a team-high six rebounds, Miami battled back to cut the lead down to 14 at 56-42 with 10:47 left to play.
FSU answered Miami’s run, outscoring the Hurricanes 18-3 over the next six minutes to hold off the UM charge and eventually went on to take the 79-54 victory.
All but one of FSU’s starting lineup hit double-digits including Holly Johnson and Ganiyat Adeduntan, who each recorded 16.
The Hurricanes return to action Sunday, traveling to Chestnut Hill, Mass. to take on No. 21 Boston College at 2 p.m.