Signature Win: Syracuse Women get back on track, hold off No. 11 Florida State

Quentin Hillsman guided the Orange to a 76-69 win over No. 11 Florida State on Sunday afternoon from the Carrier Dome.

The Orange grabbed its signature win -- the one Quentin Hillsman admitted his team was lacking from its resume.

Hillsman is no stranger to schedule tough, out-of-conference games. Syracuse has already defeated the likes of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt and Northwestern this season -- all non-league opponents.

However, with back-to-back road losses to No. 2 Notre Dame and unranked Virginia, respectively, he knew his team needed a bounce-back effort.

Miranda Drummond poured in a career-high 38 points, helping lead the Orange to victory over the No. 11 Florida State Seminoles on Sunday afternoon.

Syracuse jumped out to a 13-point lead in the first quarter, but watched it slip away as the Seminoles briefly took the lead in the second quarter, until Drummond knocked down a three-pointer at the halftime buzzer to give Syracuse the 1-point halftime edge.

However, in the second half, Florida State fought back to take the lead on several occasions.

But the Orange was up to the challenge -- specifically Drummond -- who connected on eight three-pointers on the day.

With the 76-69 win, Syracuse improved to 14-3 overall and 2-2 in the ACC.

The Orange will next be in action on Sunday, January 14, visiting North Carolina State for a 2 p.m. start.

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