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Florida State To Face Maryland In ACC Tourney

March 1, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Seminoles have recorded just one win in nine ACC tourney games. This season will mark the third time that Florida State has met Maryland in the ACC Tournament.


#8 Seminoles face #7 Terps in ACC Tourney first round

Friday, March 3, 2000 – 6:00 p.m.

ACC Tournament – Greensboro Coliseum

Greensboro, NC


The Series

Maryland holds a 15-5 series advantage over FSU, but the two teams have split the past two seasons. Maryland edged the Seminoles 68-67 in College Park on January 12th while FSU took a 66-52 win in Tallahassee on February 13th. The two clubs have met twice in ACC Tourney action, with Maryland winning both times. The Terps won 91-68 in 1993 and 72-56 in 1995.


For The Record










FLORIDA STATE
1999-2000 Record11-16, 4-12
1998-99 Record7-20
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Head Coach Sue Semrau
School Record27-54/3rd
Career Recordsame










MARYLAND
1999-2000 Record14-13, 5-11
1998-99 Record6-21
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Head Coach Chris Weller
School Record467-255/25th
Career Recordsame



HEAD COACH SUE SEMRAU

“I had a passion and desire to build something,” Florida State women’s basketball head coach Sue Semrau said upon her hiring in June of 1997.

Semrau’s philosophy in rebuilding the Florida State program has been a simple one. Semrau runs her program in such a way where players are treated as people first, students second and athletes third. She is a relationship coach who believes in initiating relationships rather than waiting for others to do so.

After two seasons at the helm of the FSU program, Semrau’s style has been embraced by all who have come in contact with her. She has won the hearts of the Florida State media, fans and most importantly, the student-athletes. Her friendliness and ease with the media have prompted the group to refer to her as the “female Bobby Bowden.” Semrau had such a large response to the first “Lunch with Sue,” last season — a Booster-sponsored biweekly luncheon on campus — that they had to move the event into a larger room for the remainder of the year. And she and her staff secured the nation’s 8th-best recruiting class according to several national publications.

From day one of her reign, Semrau emphasized a need to build consistency in every facet of the women’s basketball program from when and where the team practices, to where they hold meetings, to what time they eat dinner. With Semrau’s arrival to Florida State in the summer of 1997, the Seminole women’s basketball program had had three different head coaches in three years. The 1999-2000 season will be Semrau and her staff’s third year at FSU and their second recruiting class will be entering the picture. FSU should soon begin to reap the benefits of this consistency.

FSU saw dramatic improvements in Semrau’s first season as she led FSU to its most victories since 1992-93 (9-18) and its best ACC record and finish in five years (5-11, 7th), including its largest victory by margin over an ACC opponent in the 1997-98 season. While hopes were high in 1998-99, a season-ending injury to team-leader Latavia Coleman just 10 games into the year, proved to be devasting for the team, and although very competitive, things didn’t quite fall into place for Semrau and her Seminoles. Coleman is set to return for her senior season along with junior Brooke Wyckoff, who again spent her summer with USA Basketball, this time as a member of the USA World University Games team. They will serve as leaders for a young, but talented group of Seminoles.



LAST TIME OUT

Florida State fell 75-58 at Clemson in the last regular-season game of the season.

The Seminoles could not get anything to fall to open the contest and didn’t score a bucket until the 13:58 mark of the first half as Clemson scored the game’s first 11 points. FSU scored just eight points in the first 10 minutes and found themselves down nine at 17-8. Trailing 25-18 at the 5:53 mark, the Tribe ran off five points to pull within two with just over three minutes to play, but the Tigers outscored FSU 10-2 in the final minutes for the 35-27 halftime advantage. Brooke Wyckoff led all players with nine points and seven rebounds. FSU shot just 33 percent from the field, but had the rebounding edge, 25-19. Clemson shot just 38 percent but was 5-for-12 from three-point land.

Florida State opened the second half with an April Traylor three and the Tribe trailed by just five at 35-30. Wyckoff fell down hard going to the basket and was lost for the game at the 16:36 mark. The Tribe would make one more run at it, pulling within six at 47-41 with another Traylor three at the 11:26 mark, but Clemson ran off the next six points to go ahead 12 and FSU got no closer the rest of the way. Free throw shooting was a factor as Clemson scored 14 second half points from the charity stripe. FSU attempted just 10 free throws for the game.

Molly Beal led FSU with 11 points, including three treys, while Katelyn Vujas had double figures with 10. Traylor, Wyckoff and Latavia Coleman all finished with nine points while Traylor added a career-high 10 assists. Clemson was led by Amirah Leonard and Angie Cossey who each tallied 16 points. As a team, FSU outrebounded the Tigers 40-27.













1992#5 FSU 69 – #4 UNC 81
1993#7 FSU 68 – #2 Maryland 91
1994#9 FSU 57 – #8 Wake Forest 72
1995#9 FSU 56 – #8 Maryland 72
1996#9 FSU 64 – #8 Georgia Tech 51
?#9 FSU 50 – #1 Virginia 83
1997#9 FSU 59 – #8 Wake Forest 70
1998#7 FSU 68 – #2 Clemson 85
1999#9 FSU 57 – #1 Duke 90


THIS YEAR VS. THE TERRAPINS


GAME ONE:

Maryland 68, FSU 67

College Park, MD

Despite 28 strong points from senior Latavia Coleman, the Florida State women’s basketball team missed a chance to win at the buzzer and fell 68-67 to Maryland at Cole Field House on January 12th.

The Seminoles trailed by just three at 35-32 at halftime, but had to come-from-behind after a slow start. Maryland scored the game’s first six points and led by nine early at 14-5 at the 14:15 mark. Trailing 19-12, the Tribe scored eight straight points to take its first lead at 20-19 with 7:51 to go. The two clubs traded leads. FSU went up 26-22, but then went scoreless for more than three minutes and allowed Maryland to score six straight and take the lead back. Coleman led FSU with 10 and Levys Torres had five rebounds.

The second half started much like the first half – all Maryland. The Terps scored five straight to take an eight point advantage at 40-32. FSU again played comeback ball and took back the lead at 47-45 at 10:51 thanks to a 12-2 Seminole run. The remainder of the game went neck and neck. Maryland went up by four points once, only to have FSU again come back and take a one-point lead at 59-58 with just under five minutes to play. The Terps’ March Strickland, who led the team with 24 points, hit one of her three treys on their next possession to give Maryland the lead. The fifth tie of the game came with 57 seconds to go, but FSU failed to go ahead on its next possession as Torres’ layup just missed and Maryland’s Rosita Melbourne hit the second of two free throws with 15 seconds left to give the Terps the one-point advantage. FSU could not score the win as Angela Sutton’s off-balanced jumper missed with two seconds left.

Coleman was the only FSU player to hit double-digits, but three Seminoles, Coleman, Brooke Wyckoff and Torres, tallied seven rebounds apiece.

GAME TWO:

FSU 66, Maryland 52

Tallahassee, FL

Senior Latavia Coleman scored a game-high 20 points to lead the women’s basketball team to a 66-52 win over Maryland on February 13th.

Both teams came out running to start the game. The aggressive play resulted in numerous turnovers for both teams as each club committed season-highs in the category (FSU 32, Maryland 30) for the game. Maryland scored first and led the Tribe 7-6 at the 14:18 mark, but the FSU took over. Coleman hit a layup at 13:34 to regain the advantage for the Seminoles and the Tribe would not trail again. A Brooke Wyckoff driving layup with 5:34 to go gave FSU its largest lead of the half at 31-15, but Maryland went on a 10-2 run to pull within eight at 33-25 at the break.

Maryland pulled to within five twice in the first five minutes of the second half, but the Seminoles adjusted. Leading 39-34, FSU ran off eight unanswered points to increase its lead to 47-34 with 7:23 left. Ahead 51-40 with under five minutes to play, Florida State outscored the Terrapins 11-2 for its largest lead of the game at 62-42 with 1:55 remaining. Maryland finished the contest strong, scoring 10 of the game’s final 14 points, but could not catch the Seminoles.

March Strickland led the Terrapins with 13 points and five rebounds while Vicki Brick added 12 points and five assists. Aside from Coleman, Wyckoff tallied double figures with 11. Guard Angela Sutton added nine points and a team-high five assists and shared rebounding honors with Coleman with seven.

Florida State shot 51 percent for the game and held the Terrapins to just 33 percent from the field. The Tribe also got it done on the boards and outrebounded Maryland, 38-28.


BREAKDOWN

Here’s how FSU and Maryland match up:














?FSUMaryland
PPG70.067.7
RPG38.537.7
FG%.436.414
FT%.654.595
3FG%.292.332
BLOCKS97/3.658/2.1
STEALS304/11.3311/11.5
ASSISTS394/14.6426/15.4
TURNOVERS581/21.5493/18.3


SEMINOLES VS. MARYLAND THIS SEASON













GAME 1GAME 2AVERAGES
Coleman28 pts, 7 rbs20 pts, 7 rbs24.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg
Wyckoff8 pts, 7 rbs11 pts, 4 rbs9.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg
Sutton9 pts, 2 rbs9 pts, 7 rbs9.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg
Traylor8 pts, 5 rbs8 pts, 5 rbs8.0 ppg, 5 rpg
Torres8 pts, 7 rbs4 pts, 1 rb6.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg
Vujas6 pts, 4 rbs5 pts, 2 rbs5.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg
Beal0 pts, 0 rbs5 pts, 3 rbs2.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg
Springle0 pts, 0 rbs2 pts, 0 rbs1.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
BradleyINJ2 pts, 4 rbs2.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg


LEAGUE HONORS

Three Seminoles were recognized for outstanding performances this season:


All ACC


Latavia Coleman 2nd Team
Brooke Wyckoff 3rd Team
April Traylor Honorable Mention

All Defensive Team

Brooke Wyckoff


BROOKE’S QUESTIONABLE

Junior Brooke Wyckoff will be questionable for the ACC Tournament. The West Chester, Ohio, native suffered a severely sprained left ankle in the opening minutes of the second half at Clemson. She had led all players in the first half with nine points and seven rebounds. Wyckoff also missed the first five games of the season with a broken pinky. She ranks among the ACC leaders in five statistical categories.


TAY IN THE TOURNAMENT

Although a senior, this will be just the second ACC Tournament appearance for Latavia Coleman. Coleman missed the last two tourneys with injuries. In her freshman season, Coleman led FSU with 21 points and five rebounds in 33 minutes of play in the loss vs. Wake Forest.

IF WE ADVANCE

With a win vs. Maryland, FSU will advance to the 3:30 pm game vs. Duke on Saturday. It would be just the second time the Tribe has faced the Blue Devils in ACC Tourney action. Last season’s 90-57 loss was the first time. Overall, Duke leads the series with FSU 14-5. The Seminoles have not beaten Duke since the 1993-94 season.


APRIL HAS CAREER HIGH IN ASSISTS

April Traylor recorded a career-high 10 assists in the Clemson game. Her previous career-high was nine at Chicago State.


LOPSIDED

Clemson was 18-for-24 from the charity stripe, including connecting on 14 free throws in the second half alone, vs. FSU in the final regular-season game. Florida State recorded a season-low 10 free throw attempts for the game!


TURNING IT UP, BUT TURNING IT OVER

Maryland and Florida State ranks one and two in steals per game, so it should be an up tempo, defensive game. The Maryland game in Tallahassee was indeed an up-tempo one and unfortunately, that was proven by the turnovers. Both teams committed season-highs in turnovers with FSU recording 32 and the Terps 30.


SHOOTING PERCENTAGE

FSU’s win over Maryland was the fifth of six times the Seminoles have shot 50 percent or better in a game this season. The Tribe is 4-2 in those games. FSU shot better than 50 percent against both UNC and Clemson, but lost.


TAY CAN PLAY

Latavia Coleman had another outstanding outing game in FSU’s win over Maryland. She tallied a game-high 20 points and had seven rebounds. In the Tribe’s one-point loss at Maryland, she scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed seven rebounds. For the game, she shot 83 percent (10-12) from the field and 89 percent (8-9) from the free throw line.


NOTABLES


  • FSU’s 11 wins is the program’s most since the 1992-93 season when the Seminoles finished 13-14. FSU went 9-18 in Semrau’s first season. FSU’s last winning season was in 1991-92 at 17-11.
  • FSU’s win at Georgia Tech was the program’s first ACC road win since the Seminoles defeated Wake Forest in Winston-Salem on February 8, 1998.
  • FSU’s wins over Maryland and Georgia Tech marks the first time since 1994-95 that the Tribe has won back-to-back ACC games. The only time FSU has won three consecutive ACC games was in the 1991-92 season — the Seminoles first year in the league.


THE LAST TIME FSU BEAT A RANKED OPPONENT

The last time FSU beat a ranked opponent was Jan. 12, 1993 when the Seminoles defeated #3 Maryland, 68-61, in Tallahassee.


BOMBS AWAY FOR BROOKE

Brooke Wyckoff scored a season-high 22 points, including 7 of 8 from the free throw line and 3-for-3 from three-point land, in FSU’s win at Georgia Tech. It was a career-high in three-pointers for the junior.


SWEET SWEEP

FSU’s win at Georgia Tech gave the Seminoles a sweep of the Yellow Jackets this season. FSU recorded two sweeps in the 1997-98 season — over Wake Forest and Georgia Tech.


SECOND HALF TEAM?

The Seminoles shot a season-high 65 percent in the second half of the Georgia Tech game in Atlanta. The Tribe has had some success in the second half of games this season. FSU shot 63 percent against Loyola (24-38) and Mercer (20-32) while against Oakland, the Seminoles shot 62 percent on 23-for-37. In the St. John’s game, FSU went 12-of-20 for 60 percent.


WHERE SHE’LL RANK

Despite missing the majority of her junior season with a torn ACL, Latavia Coleman will still finish her career among FSU’s best in three statistical areas:






















Points:
1. Sue Galkantas, 1980-842323 in 120 games
2. Tia Paschal, 1989-931662 in 116 games
3. Cherry Rivers, 1976-801636 in 103 games
4. Bev Burnette, 1985-891509 in 97 games
5. Wanda Burns, 1988-911394 in 87 games
6. Latavia Coleman, 1997-001382 in 89 games
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Scoring Average:
1. Sue Galkantas, 1980-8319.4
2. Wanda Burns, 1988-9116.0
3. Cherry Rivers, 1976-8015.9
4. Jackie Arnold, 1977-7915.8
5. Bev Burnette, 1985-8915.6
6. Latavia Coleman, 1997-0015.5
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Rebounds:
9. Laine Lasseter, 1978-82624 in 86 games
10. Latavia Coleman, 1997-00591 in 89 games


WHEN TRAILING AT HALF…

The Georgia Tech game in Atlanta marked just the second time this season that FSU has won a game after trailing at halftime. The Tribe was down 34-30 at Tech and came back for the 77-74 victory. The other time was against Oakland, when FSU was down 46-41 and exploded for the 99-90 win.


AT THE HALF

FSU is 8-4 when leading at halftime. The Seminoles were leading in the first round vs. Wake Forest, in both North Carolina games and vs. Clemson before falling in the second half.


THREES PLEASE

The Seminoles were 5-for-9 from three-point land in both Georgia Tech wins. Four different players hit treys in the first game … including junior Lako Brown. It was her first career three pointer! In the second game with Tech, Brooke Wyckoff hit a career-high three treys.

FSU hit a season-high seven threes in the first UVA game. The Seminoles have hit five or more threes in a game seven times this season. Last year, FSU hit 63 three-pointers for the year. The Tribe already has 82 on the year.


APRIL FROM THE CHARITY STRIPE

Since going 1-for-9 from the free throw line at NC State, sophomore April Traylor has gone 17-for-19 (89 percent) in the last five games of the season, including a perfect 8-for-8 in the Georgia Tech game.


FSU AND FREE THROWS

After having its best game from the line at Georgia Tech at 86 percent (18-21) , FSU had its worst outing of the season going 5-for-12 vs. UNC for 42 percent. FSU’s previous season-high was 80 percent (12-15) in the first game vs. UVA.


GETTING TO THE LINE

With 51 total fouls called in the first UNC game, the Tribe made it to the free throw line 32 times! FSU has made 30 or more free throw attempts seven times this season, including a season-high 36 attempts in the season-opener vs. Tulsa. FSU averages 21.3 free throw attempts per game. It’s season-low attempts was 10 in the final regular-season game at Clemson.


SHE REALLY NEEDS TO SHOOT MORE

Latavia Coleman is averaging just 11.8 field goal attempts per game and has just 318 attempts for the season. She is fourth in scoring in the ACC. The ACC leader, UNC’s LaQuanda Barksdale has attempted 111 more shots (429) than Coleman for an average of 15.9 fga per game.


A TEAM WIN INDEED!

It took everyone to beat the Yellow Jackets the first time around. Five Seminoles hit double figures in FSU’s win over Georgia Tech. The only other time this season that this has happened was in the Oakland game. Everyone who could, played against the Yellow Jackets and 10 of 12 Seminoles scored!


DOUBLE TROUBLE

Latavia Coleman recorded her second double-double of the season at Virginia with 12 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Her first double-double of the season was 13 points and 11 rebounds vs. St. John’s. Brooke Wyckoff earned her first double-double of the year with 12 points and 10 boards vs. NC State and had another with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the first game vs. Virginia.


STRANGE GAME

The Virginia game in Charlottesville was indeed strange. Against the Cavaliers, Latavia Coleman didn’t score until the 1:59 mark of the first half and had just four at haltime, April Traylor did not score in the first half and Brooke Wyckoff didn’t score at all.

Traylor was explosive in the second half with a game-high 19 points in the final 20 minutes.

Coleman responded with her second double-double of the year with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Wyckoff finished the game scoreless — for the first and only time in her career.


CRASHING THE BOARDS

The Seminoles got themselves back on the good side of the boards against Wake Forest and have now outrebounded its opponent in four of six straight games. After outrebounding its first five ACC oppponents, FSU was outrebounded it its next four games. Agains the Deacons, however, the Tribe recorded a season-high 55 rebounds and outrebounded them by a margin of 21.


MAGIC #29??

Two of FSU’s ACC wins this season have been by 29 points. The wins mark the second biggest win, by margin, over an ACC opponent. FSU defeated Ga. Tech by 35 points, 88-53, in Coach Semrau’s first season, 1997-98.


WATCH YOUR BACK

The Seminoles rank second in the ACC with a 11.3 steals per game average and is second in blocked shots average at 3.6 swats per game.


TORRES TAKES CONTROL

Levys Torres led all players with 10 rebounds vs. Wake Forest — a season-high for the junior.


SPRINGLE SETS MARK

Lakesha Springle recorded a career-high seven assists in just 15 minutes in the Wake win.


SWAT TEAM

As a team, FSU has recorded nearly double the blocks than its opponents. The Tribe has 97 swats to its opponents’ 56. Brooke Wyckoff leads the team with 34.


COLEMAN HITS DOUBLE DIGITS

For the third time this season, Latavia Coleman hit the double-digit mark in rebounding. She grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds at Virginia, a team-high 11 boards to lead the team vs. Auburn and had 11 rebounds in the St. John’s game.


SHOOTING ACCURACY

Latavia Coleman, who is fourth in the ACC in scoring at 15.6 points per game, is also among the league leaders in field goal percentage. Coleman is shooting 50 percent from the field (3rd in ACC) overall and is first at 50 percent in ACC games.


LET’S TAKE A LOOK
Let’s take a look at some notables in ACC games …


  • 29-point wins over Ga. Tech and Wake Forest were FSU’s second biggest by margin since joining the ACC.
  • six of 12 ACC losses were by five points or less
  • FSU outrebounded its opponent in 10 of 16 league games.


WYCKOFF TAKES OVER ON THE BOARDS

Brooke Wyckoff has led the team in rebounding in 11 of 16 ACC games. She is averaging 7.3 rebounds per game in league action.


DOWN TO THE WIRE

In six of 12 ACC losses, FSU had either been tied, down a point, or up a point around the one-minute mark of the second half.


ALL AROUND

Brooke Wyckoff is truly an all-around player. Wyckoff has recorded at least one assist, block, steal, rebound and point in 18 of 22 games she’s played in.


APRIL’S GETTING ACCUSTOMED

Sophomore April Traylor is playing point guard this season — a new position for the young Seminole. But she’s catching on. Her 5.0 assists per game ranks her tied for first in the ACC. But she’s still a scoring threat. Traylor has led the team in scoring seven times, including a game-high 22 points in the Tribe’s first ACC win of the season. She has scored in double figures in 14 games total, including four games of 22 points or more!


CAN’T STOP COLEMAN

Latavia Coleman came back to the court this season on a mission! She has scored in double figures in 21 of 27 games, including a season-high 32 in the season-opener vs. Tulsa.


REBOUND THAT BASKETBALL

Florida State has added height to its roster this season and it is paying off in the rebounding department. FSU has outrebounded its opponent in 15 of 27 games, including 10 of 16 ACC games, this season and six different players have led the team. Here’s a breakdown:































GAMEMARGINFSU LEADER
Tulsa48-36+12Col/Brad 9
USF33-36-3Bradley/Torres 7
UT-Chattanooga45-34+9Coleman 9
Oakland39-30+9Vujas 8
Mercer35-29+6Bradley 9
Florida33-48-15Coleman 9
Loyola52-28 +24Col/Brad/Vuj 8
Chicago State48-33 +15Torres 9
St. John’s45-47-2Coleman 11
FIU38-44-6Torres 8
Wake Forest47-36+9Wyckoff 11
NC State33-30 +3Wyckoff 10
Virginia34-28 +6Wyckoff 10
Maryland39-37 +2Wyc/Col/Torr 7
Ga. Tech41-32 +9Wyckoff 8
UNC28-38 -10Wyckoff 7
Duke35-38 -3Wyckoff 8
Clemson21-31 -10Torres 6
Auburn39-43 -4Coleman 11
Wake Forest55-34 +21Torres 10
NC State38-44 -6Traylor/Wyk. 8
Virginia40-39 +1Coleman 10
Maryland38-38+10Col/Sutton 7
Georgia Tech34-35 -1Traylor 6
UNC35-34+1Wyckoff 8
Duke27-43 -16Wykcoff 9
Clemson40-27 +13Wyk./Vuj/Beal 7


IN THE LEAGUE

Here’s where FSU players rank in ACC stats in games overall…



















Latavia Coleman4th, 15.6 ppg
3rd, .503 FG%
T6th, 2.0 steals pg
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April Traylor8th, 12.7 ppg
T1st, 5.0 assists pg
T2nd, 2.3 steals pg
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Brooke Wyckoff15th, 11.2 ppg
7th, .753 FT%
T9th, 7.1 rpg
1st, 1.5 blocks pg
T8th, 1.9 steals pg
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Angela SuttonT2nd, 2.3 steals pg


WIN STREAK

FSU’s four-game win streak early in the season was the program’s longest win streak since the 1991-92 season. That year, FSU defeated Northern Illinois, FAMU, Florida Atlantic and Oral Roberts before ending the season with a loss to North Carolina in the ACC Tournament. The Seminoles finished 17-11 in 1991-92 – which also marks the last time FSU had a winning season.


REVENGE TIME

Florida State’s win over Florida International not only snapped a two-game losing streak to the Golden Panthers, but the Sun & Fun tournament title also gave the Seminoles some sweet revenge. FIU won FSU’s tournament in both 1997-98 and 1998-99.


CLASSIC HONORS

Latavia Coleman, who averaged 16.0 points and 8.0 rebounds through the two games at the FIU Sun & Fun Classic, earned tournament Most Valuable Player honors while Brooke Wyckoff was named to the All-Tournament Team with averages of 11.0 points and 6.5 rebounds.


COLEMAN EARNS SECOND ACC HONOR

Latavia Coleman’s MVP performance at the FIU Sun & Fun Classic earned the senior her second ACC Player of the Week honor this season. She averaged 16.0 pts and 8.0 rebs and had her first double-double of the season.


O

UR KIND OF TOWN — CHICAGO IS!

The Seminoles won their two games in Chicago by a margin of 23 points and outrebounded their opponents by an average of 19.5 boards.


VUJAS HAD RAMBLERS’ NUMBER

Freshman Katelyn Vujas had her best game of the season with 18 points and eight rebounds vs. Loyola. The rookie center shot 82 percent from the field on 9-11 and her eight boards tied for team honors. Vujas made the start vs. Chicago State in place of Lauren Bradley, who was ill, and again scored in double figures with 12 points.


CENTURY MARK

Florida State’s 102 points vs. Loyola was the first time the Tribe has reached the century mark this season and 21st time in the program’s history. FSU did it last year in its 112-101 overtime loss to North Carolina. The Seminoles nearly reached the plateau earlier this season with 99 points vs. Oakland.


SEASON SUPERLATIVES ALL IN ONE GAME!

FSU shot a season-high 59 percent vs. Loyola and had its largest margin of victory this season at 32 points. FSU outrebounded the Ramblers by 24 — also a season-high.


FROM BEYOND THE ARC

Sophomore April Traylor hit a career-high four three-pointers against Florida as the Tribe (5-16) outshot the Lady Gators (4-7) from three point land.


THE SUTTON-TRAYLOR SHOW

The guard duo of Angela Sutton and April Traylor put on a show in the second half of the Mercer game. The two combined for 25 of FSU’s 49 second half points and went 10-16 from the field.


SEMINOLES FROM THE STATE OF FLORIDA

Florida State has three players on its roster from the state of Florida. Vanessa Fuchs hails from Pompano Beach, freshman Shinikki Whiting, the 1999 Miss Florida Basketball and state Class 5A player of the year is from Clearwater and freshman Lauren Bradley, the state Class 6A player of the year and runner up to Whiting for Miss Florida Basketball, is from Lake Mary. Each have started this season.


THE STARTING LINE-UP

Florida State has had eight different starting lineups…































TulsaTraylor-Sutton-Whiting-Bradley-Coleman
USFTraylor-Sutton-Whiting-Bradley-Coleman
UT-Chatt.Traylor-Sutton-Whiting-Bradley-Coleman
OaklandSpringle-Sutton-Fuchs-Torres-Coleman
MercerTraylor-Sutton-Fuchs-Torres-Coleman
FloridaTraylor-Sutton-Fuchs-Bradley-Coleman
LoyolaTraylor-Sutton-Wyckoff-Bradley-Coleman
Chicago St.Traylor-Sutton-Wyckoff-Vujas-Coleman
St. John’sTraylor-Sutton-Wyckoff- Bradley-Coleman
FIUTraylor-Sutton-Wyckoff-Bradley-Coleman
Wake ForestTraylor-Fuchs-Wyckoff-Bradley-Coleman
NC StateTraylor-Sutton-Wyckoff-Bradley-Coleman
VirginiaTraylor-Sutton-Wyckoff-Torres-Coleman
MarylandTraylor-Sutton-Wyckoff-Torres-Coleman
Ga. TechTraylor-Sutton-Wyckoff-Torres-Coleman
UNCTraylor-Sutton-Wyckoff-Torres-Coleman
DukeTraylor-Sutton-Wyckoff-Torres-Coleman
ClemsonTraylor-Sutton-Wyckoff-Torres-Coleman
AuburnTraylor-Sutton-Wyckoff-Torres-Coleman
Wake ForestTraylor-Sutton-Wyckoff-Torres-Coleman
NC StateTraylor-Sutton-Wyckoff-Torres-Coleman
VirginiaTraylor-Sutton-Wyckoff-Torres-Coleman
MarylandTraylor-Sutton-Wyckoff-Vujas-Coleman
Ga. TechTraylor-Sutton-Wyckoff-Vujas-Coleman
UNCTraylor-Sutton-Wyckoff-Vujas-Coleman
DukeTraylor-Sutton-Wyckoff-Vujas-Coleman
ClemsonTraylor-Sutton-Wyckoff-Torres-Coleman


SUTTON HAS CAREER HIGH

Sophomore Angela Sutton was unstoppable in the second half of the Oakland game. The guard scored 15 of her career-high 19 points in the second half. She added five rebounds, five steals and three assists to her effort.


SPRINGLE SPRINGS IT ON’ EM

Lakesha Springle not only scored a career-high 16 points against Oakland, but the total was the first time in her career that she has scored in double digits and she doubled her previous high of eight points vs. USF last year.


COLEMAN EARNS SEASON’S FIRST ACC HONOR

Latavia Coleman was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday, November 22, after scoring a game-high 32 points and grabbing a team-high nine rebounds in FSU’s 77-70 win over visiting Tulsa. Coleman shot 80 percent from the field on 12-of-15 shooting, 62 percent from the free throw line on 8-of-13 and had nine rebounds.


30-POINT CLUB AGAIN

Latavia Coleman’s 32 points vs. Tulsa makes it the third time the forward has earned 30-Point Club honors. Coleman did it twice last season with 30 vs. No. 3 La. Tech and a career-high 38 vs. No. 8 North Carolina.

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