January 2, 2020 - by
Noles Suffer First Loss at the Buzzer

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Emily Engstler hit the winning layup at the overtime buzzer and Syracuse upset previously unbeaten No. 8 Florida State 90-89 on Thursday night.

Engstler’s basket came off an inbound pass from Teisha Hyman. It answered a score by FSU’s Kiah Gallespie that put the Seminoles up 89-88 with sixth-tenths of a second left.

Lewis paced the Orange (7-6, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) with 21 points and Gabrielle Cooper added 14. Engstler and Digna Strautmane each had 12 for the Orange.

Gillispie led the Seminoles (13-1, 2-1) with 27 points and Nausia Woolfolk had 19.

Strautmane sent the game to overtime with a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left. Her shot from the top of the key tied it 81-all. The shot was Strautmane’s second 3 in the final minute, after Syracuse had missed 14 straight from long range.

BIG PICTURE

Florida State: FSU’s 13 consecutive wins to start the season were a program record. … The Seminoles were trying to get off to their first 3-0 start in ACC play since the 2008-09 season, which was the first of two consecutive seasons when they won co-ACC regular-season titles.

Syracuse: Florida State was the fourth straight nationally ranked opponent for the Orange. Syracuse faced six ranked opponents before the turn of the calendar on Jan. 1, a program record.

UP NEXT

Florida State: The Seminoles turn to in-state play with a visit to Miami on Sunday before hosting Georgia Tech on Jan. 9.

Syracuse: The Orange get another home test on Sunday when Notre Dame comes to the Carrier Dome, then the team heads south for a trip to Miami on Jan. 12.

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