TAllahassee — Miami’s nine-game losing streak against Florida State was a major source of frustration for coach Jim Lallanaga. Hurricanes ensured it is now history.
Nijel Pack and Isaiah Wong each scored 18 points in No. 20 Miami’s 86-63 win over Florida State on Tuesday night.
Norchad Omier had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Hurricanes (16-4, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), which halted the Seminoles’ nine-game losing streak.
“The nine-game winning streak has been torturing me for the past few years,” Lallanaga said. “I told the players we needed to be ready to play and we did.”
Miami went 9-for-14 (64.3 percent) from 3-point range in the first half, leading 54-28 at halftime and handing the Seminoles their most uneven loss of the season.
“If you’re shooting yourself in the gym with no defense around at all, it’s going to be very difficult for you to shoot from the perimeter,” Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said.
Pack and Wong each made four 3-pointers, and Miami shot 50 percent from beyond the arc (11-of-22). The Hurricanes have made 10 or more 3-pointers in six games this season.
Miami also beat Florida State 40-23.
The Seminoles’ winning streak includes two single-game victories in the 2021-22 season.
“We’re very motivated to take part in this race,” Wong said. “It really hurt us. We came into the season wanting to win and I think we showed that today.”
Caleb Mills scored 12 points, his 12th straight game with 10 or more points for Florida State (7-14, 5-5). Mills made 4 of 12 shots from the field.
Hamilton lamented the lack of rebounds, including offensive rebounds in the first half.
“I’ve never been on a team that didn’t have an offensive rebound in the half court,” Hamilton said. “I’ve never seen it. I’ve never heard of it. We had four guards and a power forward. I get it. But it’s part of the game. We didn’t shoot that well. We had a lot of opportunities to get forward rebounds.”
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Parker made 4 of 7 three-pointers and extended his long-range shooting streak. Kansas State has moved 25 of 53 (47.1 percent) over its past seven games, a hot streak since a Dec. 30 road win over Notre Dame.
Miami: The Hurricanes went from a 15-0 run to a 19-4 lead and never looked back, hitting 10 or more 3-pointers for the second straight game.
Florida State: The Seminoles lacked energy from the start, registering just six rebounds in the first half, while Miami had seven offensive rebounds.
Miami is at Pittsburgh on Saturday.