Hurricanes Fall 71-62 at Florida State
Jan. 7, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Senior guard Renee Taylor scored a team-high 18 points but Miami’s late second-half comeback was spoiled as Florida State claimed a 72-62 victory Sunday at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
Trailing by double digits for over 17 minutes of the second half the Hurricanes (9-8, 0-2) chipped away at the FSU (13-3, 2-0 ACC) lead and cut the score to 67-58 when Taylor went the length of the floor and dumped off a pass for Carla Williams, who finished with 10 points and nine rebounds, in the paint with 2:09 to play.
Taylor brought UM within eight at 69-61 on the next possession, hitting a three-pointer with 1:27 showing.
A little over 30 seconds later with under a minute to play, Albrey Grimsley, who posted 15 points in the loss, made it a 69-62 game with a free throw, but the Hurricane comeback would end there as FSU knocked down a pair of free throws which lead to the 71-62 victory.
Miami and Florida State swapped baskets for much of a first half that featured six different lead changes before the Seminoles, taking advantage of 16 Hurricane turnovers, took a 40-28 lead into halftime.
Four Seminoles scored double figures led by Alicia Gladden’s team-high 18.
The Hurricanes return home for a match-up with top-ranked Maryland Wednesday at the BankUnited Center. Wednesday’s game against the defending National Champions, scheduled for 7 p.m., will be broadcast live on the web at www.ACCSelect.com.