The third-quarter woes continued for the North Carolina women’s basketball team Sunday afternoon in Tallahassee, Fla., as the Tar Heels lost 94-63 at the hands of No. 10 Florida State.
Even though the scoreboard indicated a blowout, UNC (14-13, 4-8 ACC) did threaten the Seminoles (21-4, 11-1 ACC) at times during the contest. But the first period started out rough for UNC, as Florida State began the game on a 10-0 run.
After a barrage of 3-pointers from first-year Stephanie Watts brought UNC within three points, the Seminoles ended the quarter on another 10-0 run to put the game's tally at 25-12.
Redshirt junior, Hillary Summers, reignited the Tar Heels' rally in the second period by putting in 12 points of her own, allowing UNC to tie the score for a brief moment. But Florida State regained the lead on the ensuing possession and never looked back.
Then, the third period — the recent nemesis of the Tar Heels — reared its head again. Florida State outscored North Carolina 27-11 in the 10-minute span, putting the game out of reach.