Jan. 22, 2003
The Florida State women’s basketball team will get back to the hardwood when the Seminoles host Virginia at 7 p.m. on Thursday and the game will be televised live on Sunshine Network. FSU is 12-4 overall and 4-1 in the ACC in sole possession of third place in the league. Virginia is 7-9 overall and 2-4 in ACC play.
A CLOSER LOOK
Florida State Seminoles
2002-03 Record 12-4, 4-1
2001-02 Record 13-15
Head Coach Sue Semrau
School Record/Year 72-86/6th
Career Record/Year Same
Starters Returning/Lost 2/3
2002-03 Record 7-9, 2-4
2001-02 Record 17-13
Head Coach Debbie Ryan
School Record/Yrs. 568-219/26th
Career Record/Yrs. 568-219/26th
Starters Returning/Lost 4/1
Tonight’s contest will be the 26th meeting between Florida State and Virginia. The Cavs lead the series 23-2. FSU’s two wins came in the 2000-01 season when the Seminoles took two out of three games, including an 83-77 win in the ACC Tournament.
FLORIDA STATE Probable Starters
G 11 Angela Sutton 4.4 ppg, 1.8 rpg
G 33 Tasheika Morris 15.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg
G 2 LaQuinta Neely 7.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.9 apg
C 5 Trinetta Moore 7.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg
F 20 Katelyn Vujas 7.7 ppg, 6.5 rpg
VIRGINIA Probable Starters
G 20 Safiya Grant-Fairley 3.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg
G 12 LaTonya Blue 9.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg
C 44 Jocelyn Logan-Friend 3.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg
F 41 Anna Crosswhite 5.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg
F 33 Tiffany Sardin 2.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg
Here’s a statistical look at how the Seminoles and the Cavaliers match up:
FSU PER GAME UVA
70.2 points 63.8
.438 fg % .400
.289 3-pt fg % .272
.681 ft % .652
40.3 rebounds 37.9
12.3 assists 11.8
19.3 turnovers 19.0
9.9 steals 7.9
4.3 blocks 3.8
THE 4-1 RECORD
FSU’s 4-1 ACC record is the program’s best league start in the program’s history. The record also places the Seminoles in sole possession of third place in the league. With a win over Virginia, FSU would move into a tie for second place with North Carolina.
11 OR MORE
Nine of FSU’s 12 wins have been by 11 or more points. The Seminoles have proven that they can win the close games as they are 3-0 in games decided by nine or less points.
BLOCK IT TO ‘EM
FSU has recorded seven blocks in two games this year. In fact, FSU has had four or more blocks in 11 games this season and already has 68 on the year for an average of 4.3 per game. The Tribe had 62 in 28 games last year. The most blocks FSU has had in a season is 129 in 1997-98.
A WIN OVER VIRGINIA WOULD... ...give FSU a 5-1 ACC record for the first time ever. ...give FSU one more ACC win than last year. ...give FSU its 13th win of the year - matching last year's total.