Leticia Romero scored five points over the final 1:15 Thursday night, helping No. 12 Florida State spoil N.C. State’s Senior Night 56-52.
The result broke a two-game losing streak for FSU (22-6, 12-3 ACC), which had won 11 straight prior to the slide.
Shakayla Thomas led the Seminoles with 19 points, followed by Romero and Adut Bulgak with 15 each.
Jennifer Mathurin led the Wolfpack (18-10, 9-6) with 16 points, followed by Dominique Wilson with 11 and Chelsea Nelson 10.
It was the Wolfpack’s final home game at Broughton High’s Holliday Gym, as the team will move back into historic Reynolds Coliseum for next season. NCSU lost four games by four or fewer points at Broughton.
FSU shot 34.9 percent from the floor to NCSU’s 31.4, won the rebound battle 41-37, and committed 18 turnovers to the Wolfpack’s 21.
It was the final home game for N.C. State seniors starting center Carlee Schuhmacher, Ashley Eli and Kaley Moser.
The score was tied at 40 after three quarters. Mathurin led the Wolfpack with 16 points after scoring seven in the period, while Thomas had 15 for the Seminoles.
NCSU led 26-24 at halftime behind a balanced effort. Bulgak had 11 at the break for the Seminoles. The Wolfpack shot 36 percent before intermission to FSU’s 27, while the Seminoles were leading the rebound battle 24-18.
The Wolfpack played a very strong first period, taking a 7-2 lead and holding the 17-12 advantage at the break. Mathurin hit a quick 3-pointer and hit another one later in the period.
NOTES: The Wolfpack’s final game of the regular season is 2 p.m. Sunday at Clemson, which is winless in the ACC. ... The Seminoles will host archrival Miami at 3 p.m. on ESPN2. ... The Wolfpack leads the series 27-15.