CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Shenise Johnson had 25 points and No. 12 Miami beat No. 14 Florida State 84-68 on Thursday night, putting away the Seminoles with an 18-0 run late in the second half.
Morgan Stroman scored 19 points and Riquna Williams finished with 18 as the Hurricanes won their 24th consecutive home game and avenged a 66-59 loss at Florida State on Jan. 24.
The Hurricanes (25-3, 11-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) put together a 14-4 run to erase a 56-50 deficit. Sylvia Bullock capped the surge with a driving basket with 5:02 remaining.
Courtney Ward’s two free throws cut Miami’s lead to two with 4:02 left but the Hurricanes responded with 18 consecutive points. Williams and Stefanie Yderstrom each had a key 3-pointer in the surge.
Ward led Florida State (22-6, 10-3) with 19 points.
Miami stayed in the running for the ACC title with the victory. The Hurricanes close out the season Sunday at Georgia Tech.