Jan. 7, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State women’s basketball team faces its first ACC road test on Sunday when it travels to Blacksburg, Va., to face Virginia Tech at the Cassell Coliseum at 2 p.m.
The Seminoles rebounded from a 91-70 defeat to Maryland on Monday night to edge Clemson, 59-47, on Thursday at the Donald L. Tucker Center to move to 1-1 in the ACC.
FSU has an impressive 18-3 mark on the road in ACC play since the 2008-09 season, but FSU head coach Sue Semrau expects the Hokies to present a tough challenge.
“Cassell Coliseum is a tough place to play,” Semrau said. “Virginia Tech is doing a great job on the defensive end, holding two ACC opponents to under 40 points. That’s a remarkable feat. It’s going to be a challenge.
“In this conference everybody wants to protect their home court. It’s never an easy environment.”
The Hokies are 6-9 overall, but have jumped out to a 2-0 record in the conference with a pair of outstanding defensive efforts. Virginia Tech routed Clemson, 55-33, on Monday before taking a 38-35 victory over Boston College, in Chestnut Hill, Mass., on Thursday.
FSU has won five straight versus Virginia Tech and 13 of the last 14 meetings with the Hokies.
In last season’s matchup in Blacksburg, the Seminoles came out on fire, torching the nets for 65.4 percent shooting in the first half en route to a 79-48 win. Chasity Clayton led four Noles in double figures with 16 points off the bench.
Deluzio, an Orlando, Fla., native and captain of the Garnet and Gold, has been fantastic the past six games, averaging 17.5 ppg and shooting 52.2 percent from the field. She matched her career highs with 23 points and four treys versus No. 5 Maryland on Monday.
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