TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Chatrice White scored 19 points, including nine in the fourth quarter, and fifth-ranked Florida State defeated No. 16 Miami 80-71 on Monday night.
White also had 14 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season. Shakayla Thomas also had 19 points, Brittany Brown added 13 and Ivey Slaughter 11 as the Seminoles (22-2, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their ninth straight.
Florida State led by as many as 15 (35-20) midway through the second period before Miami cut the margin to 40-32 at halftime. The Hurricanes would eventually tie it at 54 early in the fourth on Keyona Hayes' 3-pointer but FSU would go on a 14-2 run, including seven straight points by White, to take control.
Miami closed within 72-69 on a Jessica Thomas 3-pointer but could not draw any closer.
Hayes led the Hurricanes (17-6, 6-5) with 17 points and Thomas added 16.
GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:
· Junior center Chatrice White’s double-double on Monday was her second in as many games against Miami. Including her career totals at Illinois, she now has 28 career double-doubles (four at FSU).
· White’s 19 points and 14 rebounds were both career highs at FSU. Her 14 boards are the most by a Seminole this season.
· White became just the seventh Seminole in program history to make all her free throws based on a minimum of 10 attempts. She is the first since former center Cierra Bravard went 11-of-11 vs. Louisville on Nov. 25, 2011.
· Junior Shakayla Thomas finished with 19 points to tie White for the team lead. Over her last five games, Thomas is averaging 18.0 points, including 11.2 second-half points.
· Florida State improves to 6-2 all-time against Miami when both teams battle as AP Top 25 opponents. Monday’s meeting was the fifth straight between the two teams as nationally-ranked squads.
· FSU’s senior class collected its 100th win against the Hurricanes. In what could possibly be their last matchup against Miami, the senior class is 8-2 against the Hurricanes.
· The Seminoles are now an impressive 7-1 vs. AP Top 25 teams, and have won seven straight.
· Prior to the game, Olympian Leticia Romero was honored for helping Spain win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Games, Spain’s first-ever Olympic medal in women’s basketball.
· FSU reached its 10th ACC win, the ninth time it has garnered 10+ wins in ACC play.
· FSU out-rebounded Miami 42-31 and has now out-rebounded its opponents in 21 of 24 games this year.