CORAL GABLES, FLA. (AP) – Imani Wright scored 21 points, Nausia Woolfolk missed a triple-double by a rebound and No. 12 Florida State defeated rival Miami for the sixth straight time on Sunday, 91-71.
Woolfolk finished with 18 points, a career-high 10 assists, nine rebounds and four steals. Shakayla Thomas added 19 points for the Seminoles (21-4, 9-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) and Chatrice White scored 14.
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Wright’s 3-pointer — she had four to give her 86 this season — in the final minute of the first quarter gave FSU a 28-18 lead. Thomas and White had 3-point plays and five points in a 14-0 run early in the second quarter that had the lead at 24.
The Seminoles shot 55 percent (34 of 62) and had a 43-29 rebounding advantage.
The Hurricanes (17-8, 7-5), who shot 42 percent (25 of 59), got 21 points and 12 rebounds from Erykah Davenport.
• By NCAA standards, Head Coach Sue Semrau recorded her 400th win.
• Despite nearly getting a triple-double, Nausia Woolfolk recorded her first double-double and set a career high with 10 assists.
• FSU recorded an ACC-best 31 points off turnovers against Miami, and had 30 against the Hurricanes in the first meeting.
• The Seminoles’ 46 points in the paint ties a season high in conference play.
• Shakayla Thomas’ nine made field goals give her 193 this season, moving into 12th on the single-season FSU list. Her season high is 227 as a sophomore.
• FSU scored 90+ points for the ninth time this season.
• Imani Wright’s 21 points gives her 10 20-point games this season, taking over the team lead.
• FSU’s 20-point win was its largest on the road at Miami since winning 79-54 on Feb. 9, 2006.
• Florida State improves to 6-0 this season against Florida-based opponents, and is 33-4 over its last 37 games against Florida schools.
• Sunday’s matchup was the 10th straight time FSU was ranked when facing Miami.
• FSU’s fourth straight regular-season sweep over the Hurricanes dates back to the 2014-15 season.
• The win on Sunday gives FSU its seventh victory against the current RPI Top 50.
• Sunday’s game was the 31st time FSU head coach Sue Semrau and Miami’s Katie Meier coached against each other in the rivalry.
• FSU’s 52 points at halftime were its most on the road this season and the fifth time this year it has scored 50+.
• Florida State recorded 28 points in the first quarter against Miami. FSU’s top two first-quarter performances in ACC play have come against the Hurricanes after also recording 29 in the first meeting this year.