(24) Florida State (20-4, 8-3 ACC) was defeated by (4) Notre Dame (22-3, 9-2 ACC) by a 97-70 rating now in South Bend, IN.
ND got out to a 7-2 direct just after a triple from Marina Mabrey. Nicki Ekhomu immediately responded with a a few of her very own for FSU. Nonetheless, the Irish would counter with 6 straight to choose a 13-5 direct. Ekhomu nailed one more a few ball to cease the run. The two groups traded points till the middle of the quarter when Notre Dame went on a 7- run that was capped with a triple from Arike Ogunbowale. As a result, the Irish experienced a 22-12 direct. Kiah Gillespie finished the run with a a few of her very own. From there the two groups mostly traded baskets and the quarter finished with ND up 28-22.
As the rating indicated, the to start with quarter was all about offense. The Irish had been hitting photographs and killing FSU in changeover. Nonetheless, the Noles had been matching them nearly shot for shot. FSU performed good offensively in the quarter. Sadly the Seminoles had been getting no luck slowing down ND considerably fewer stopping them.
Early on in the 2nd quarter FSU was in a position to hold it near courtesy of spectacular offense from Nicki Ekhomu and Nausia Woolfolk. Nonetheless, with 4:51 left in the quarter the Irish broke the video game open with a 10- run. The to start with eight of individuals points came from Ogunbowale. Woolfolk finished the run with a a few ball but the Seminoles had been down 49-36 with a tiny more than two minutes left in the 50 percent. At halftime Notre Dame experienced a 52-38 direct.
FSU begun the 2nd 50 percent ice chilly. Florida State begun the 3rd quarter 1-14 from the discipline. Valencia Myers scored the to start with points of the quarter to pull the Noles to inside of 12 at 52-40. Nonetheless, FSU would not rating once more for 6 minutes. Woolfolk finished the very long drought with a layup but the Seminoles had been nonetheless down 67-42 as ND experienced long gone on a 15- run.
Florida State retained competing but the video game was generally made a decision at that stage as the Irish cruised to their 97-70 victory.
FSU was led by Nicki Ekhomu’s 26 points and 6 helps. Kiah Gillespie experienced a double-double with 17 points and 11 boards. Nausia Woolfolk was the other Nole in double figures with 15 points.
Florida State performed properly adequate offensively to win or at the very least hold it near. The Noles shot 41% from deep and had been best (13-13) from the absolutely free toss line. The trouble was that FSU could not cease Notre Dame at any stage in this video game. The Irish killed Florida State in changeover off of turnovers, defensive rebounds and even manufactured photographs. FSU also struggled to hold ND out of the lane as time just after time Irish guards penetrated and dished the ball for simple layups. Merge all of that with great shot earning from All-American Arike Ogunbowale and it will become crystal clear how ND concluded with 97 points.
This was a measuring adhere video game for the young Seminoles. It’s by no means enjoyable to drop by 27 but there had been some positives to choose from this video game. Notre Dame is clearly a person of the ideal groups in the country and FSU hung with them for about a quarter and a 50 percent. Florida State shot the ball properly in this video game. If they can hold that up going ahead they will set on their own in excellent situation to make more wins in the conference.
Florida State clearly lost this struggle but they may possibly be successful the war. ESPN bracketologist Charlie Creme experienced FSU as the past #4 seed in the NCAA Event coming into the video game. Even although the Noles got dump trucked now this video game probably does not hurt their seeding very considerably. FSU has five online games left in the regular year and a few of them (Clemson, Miami and Syracuse) are towards groups that are probably in the Event. The past video game of the 12 months is towards bubble team Georgia Tech. In other phrases, FSU has a possibility to engage in on their own into or out of the best four seeding that would grant them residence online games in the Event. We will uncover out before long which course the year usually takes them.
Up coming Activity
Florida State will journey to Clemson, SC to experience the Clemson Tigers (15-8, 6-4 ACC) on Thursday at 7pm. The video game will be broadcast on ACCNetwork More. Clemson upset FSU in Tallahassee 57-45 in January.