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Syracuse falls in other close one 73-67 to Florida State

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The Orange couldn’t get it done against the Seminoles falling 73-67. Syracuse falls to 11-13 on the season and 4-10 in conference play.

After coming off a new career high of 31 points at Pittsburgh Sunday, Teisha Hyman finished the game with a double-double with 13 rebounds and 10 points making this her thirteenth straight game in double figures.

After two made field goals for the Seminoles to give them an early 4-0 lead, Alaysia Styles received the assist from Naje Murray to put up the first field goal for the Orange with 9:06 in the first quarter.

After struggling on Sunday against Pittsburgh, Murray quickly put her first three pointer of the night on the board to give Syracuse a 5-4 lead. Murray finished with 14 points, five assists and four rebounds.

It was a physical game throughout on both ends. After a missed jumper from Florida State’s Morgan Jones, Alaysia Styles grabbed the rebound with under a minute to go in the first quarter. Erin Howard jumped in and attempted to take the rebound away from Styles, but this quickly turned into a heated argument on the court. Following the play, Howard and Styles both received technical fouls and Howard also received another personal foul.

Syracuse received possession following the court scuffle and Chrislyn Carr quickly turned it into points making the jumper to tie the game at 18. Carr ended the night leading the team with 20 points. This marks Carr’s fifth game this season with at least 20 points.

After two made free throws from Valencia Myers, Chrissy Carr got the assist from Hyman and made the three to give Syracuse their first lead of the game since early in the first quarter with just under nine minutes in the second. There were nine more lead changes in the second quarter.

Chrislyn Carr opened up the half nailing a three pointer, but the Seminoles quickly responded with a 8-0 run before Teisha Hyman made a layup with 6:13 to go in the third quarter.

The Seminoles had all the answers for the Orange in the second half. Florida State limited Syracuse to 4 field goals for all of the third quarter.

As expected, Alaina Rice was the only player for Syracuse to come off the bench playing a total of 24 minutes. She recorded four points along with three rebounds, two steals and one assist.

Syracuse will host the No. 23 Virginia Tech Hokies on Thursday. The Hokies are on a four game winning streak including wins over North Carolina and Georgia Tech. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.

Katelyn McCarthy covers Syracuse Women's Basketball for WAER and is a graduate student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.