Midway through the first half, Shepard recorded a stretch in which she scored 15 of Notre Dame's next 17 points, ultimately finishing with 28 for the game, marking the most in a road contest this season.
FSU and Miami needed a few extra minutes to settle their sharpshooting affair, which saw the Seminoles overcome 17 3-pointers from the Hurricanes and earn a 103-94 overtime victory in front of an announced crowd of 11,675 at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
Who Public Bettors Like: Florida State. Meanwhile, the ACC ranks first in conference RPI as evidenced by the fact that Florida State marks the team's second top-10 matchup of the conference season. (Christ) Koumadje hangs around the basket so it's really hard to attack near the basket so we tried to create some 3-point looks. Notre Dame, who has swept the regular season and tournament championships all four years since joining the ACC, has been followed right behind by Florida State, who finished as the regular season runner-up in both 2015 and 2017. The Seminoles are 12-5-1 against the spread in their last 18 games and are 3-1-1 against the number in their last five home games.
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For Hamilton, who has unofficially made this year's theme "Winning by Committee", this was a textbook definition. "We are growing and maturing", he said. Florida State, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (43.8 vs. 17.9). Miami was finally able to tie it at 83 on a Dewan Huell dunk with 1:03 remaining in regulation.
Miami scored the first bucket of the game and the Seminoles turned it over on their first two possessions, but Florida State then went on a 10-0 run. Walker, a 6-foot-5 freshman, continues to be a bright spot as he is averaging 19 points over the past five games.
Furthermore, the Nebraska native is shooting 66.7 percent over the last four games, raising her season shooting percentage to 57.0 percent, which ranks fourth in the ACC and 34th in the nation.
The Seminoles regained control by scoring the first seven points in overtime. The Hurricanes missed six of their first seven from beyond the arc before going 16 of 27 the rest of the way. "That's how we ended up winning", Mann said.
Miami will try to rebound in its next game Wednesday at home against Pitt.
The game should be a battle of strength against strength as the productive offense of Florida State (35th in the NCAA with an offensive efficiency of 114.1) takes on the elite defense of Miami (10th in the NCAA with a defensive efficiency of 92.0).