March 19, 2006
(photos by Brandon Goodman, FSU Sports Information)
Holly Johnson’s career-high 25 points…Alicia Gladden’s seventh double-double…Nikki Anthony’s career-high 10 rebounds…there was a lot more to FSU’s NCAA Tournament first round win over Louisiana Tech.
Florida State Game Notes
With the win over Louisiana Tech, Florida State has made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in its last four appearances and for the second consecutive season. The Seminoles advanced to the second round during the 1991, 2001, 2005 and 2006 campaigns but have never gone further.
This win marked the first time the Seminoles have defeated Louisiana Tech. Florida State has faced the Lady Techsters just twice before and were 0-2 in its previous meetings.
Florida State freshman Tanae Davis-Cain picked a good time to log the first blocks of her career. After appearing in 29 games this season, the 5-foot-11 guard denied three Lady Techsters in the game, including two in the opening period.
Florida State senior Holly Johnson had a career night for the Seminoles. Her 25 points set a new career and team-season high. Her previous career high was 21 points against NC State on Feb. 5, 2006. Johnson’s 19 attempts tonight also surpassed her previous field goal record of 17 attempts. Her previous career high was 17 attempts against Miami on Feb. 17.
Florida State senior Holly Johnson has the team’s longest current double figure streak at 11 straight games. During that stretch, she is averaging a team-high 15.3 points per game and has made a team-high 22 three pointers, including four in the La Tech win.
Junior Alicia Gladden has scored in double figures in 12 of the last 13 games. She scored Florida State’s first six points of the game and finished the half with 12 points and a total of 20 on the night.
Nikki Anthony’s 10 rebounds set a new career high for the sophomore center. She previously had nine boards on two occasions. Anthony had seven rebounds in the first half of the game. Alicia Gladden (12) and Ganiyat Adeduntan (10) also had double digit rebounds marking the first time this season that Florida State had more than one player record double-digit rebounds in the same game.
Alicia Gladden recorded her seventh career double-double with 20 points and a team-high 12 rebounds in the Louisiana Tech game. It is Gladden’s 10th career double-double. The game also marked Gladden’s fourth game of 20 or more points this season.
With the Louisiana Tech win, FSU has recorded its second straight 20-win season and the program’s sixth overall. Only one other time has FSU recorded back-to-back 20 win seasons and that was in 1989-90 (21-9) and 1990-91 (25-7).