January 13, 2011 - by
#15 FSU vs. #3 Duke Preview

Jan. 13, 2011







Seminoles.com Gameday
Friday, January 14th – 6:30 p.m. EST
Donald L. Tucker Center | Tallahassee, FL
Tickets – Available | Seating Chart
TV:  Fox Sports South | Radio: 1270 AM – Tallahassee
Gametracker
Key Players

Cierra Bravard

23.0
Min / Game
32.5

Jasmine Thomas

13.8
Pts. / Game
15.4
1.0
Ast. / Game
3.3
7.4
Reb. / Game
4.4
57.7
FG %
38.1
0.0
3PT %
34.4
76.8
FT %
66.2
Head to Head

#15 Florida State Seminoles

(14-3) (2-0 ACC)

#3 Duke Blue Devils

(15-0) (1-0 ACC)

Scoring‘NolesBlue Devils
Points/Game
72.9
70
FG %
45.7
40.5
3PT %
34.8
33.9
FT %
66.9
63.2
Defense‘NolesBlue Devils
Rebounds/Game
43
44
Steals/Game
9
13
Blocks/Game
3
5

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – It’s a battle of two of the ACC’s best Friday night as the No. 15 Florida State women’s basketball team hosts No. 3 Duke at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

Tip-off is slated for 6:36 p.m. in a game that will air live on Fox Sports.

The Seminoles (14-3, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) are coming off a gritty 61-51 win over Virginia in their last outing. The Blue Devils (15-0, 1-0) earned a 71-64 triumph over Maryland.

While Duke comes to Tallahassee with a top-five national ranking, FSU does have history on its side. The last time that the Blue Devils played at the Tucker Center they were ranked No. 3 and the ‘Noles were tabbed in the top 20 just like Friday’s edition of the rivalry.

The result of that 2009 ballgame? An 82-75 Seminole victory.

 

QUICK HITTERS

• Florida State takes on its fourth ranked opponent of the season as No. 3/ Duke comes to the Donald L. Tucker Center for a 6:35 p.m. game on Friday. The Seminoles are 1-2 against ranked foes this year after a win over No. 20/23 Vanderbilt and losses to No. 25 Michigan State and No. 1/1 Connecticut.

• Sunday’s win over Virginia moved FSU to a staggering 26-4 conference record over the past two-plus seasons.

• The Seminoles are 8-30 all-time against the Blue Devils, including a 5-10 record in games played in Tallahassee. Duke has won the last two in a row and has won 30 of the last 34 in the series.

• In the lone meeting between FSU and Duke last season, the Blue Devils earned a 73-43 win at Cameron Indoor. Courtney Ward led her teammates with 11 points in that game.

• Florida State enters the Duke game in the midst of a nice win streak. FSU has rattled off five consecutive victories since playing well in the second half of the Dec. 21 loss to then-No.1 Connecticut.

• Friday night’s game will be the second consecutive contest at the Donald L. Tucker Center to be televised. Each of FSU’s remaining home games — except for the season finale against Clemson — will air on television.

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