February 6, 2008 - by
Florida State Women’s Basketball Plays NC State Thursday Night In Think Pink Game

Feb. 6, 2008





 FSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL


Florida State vs. NC State


Thursday, February 7 l 7 pm


Donald L. Tucker Center (12,100) l Tallahassee, Fla.


Radio: 1270 AM l ACC Select


FSU Radio: Ryan Pensy (PBP) l Melissa Bruner (Color)


 


FSU Radio & Gametracker Links



  


The Opening Tip (What You Need To Know):


l Trying to snap a two-game losing streak, the Florida State women’s basketball team returns to Tallahassee to take on NC State Thursday (Feb. 7) at 7 p.m.


 


l Thursday’s game is the Seminoles’ “Think Pink” game. FSU’s goal is to raise $10,000 through ticket sales, a silent auction and a Shots For A Cure Fundraiser after the game. All monies raised will go to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.


 


l Guard Tanae Davis-Cain (Dawson, Ga.) scored a career-high 28 points against Georgia Tech. Her personal-best six three-pointers moved her up to sixth in school history at 100 three pointers.


 


l Over her last four games, forward Jacinta Monroe (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) is averaging 14.8 points per game and 9.0 rebounds per game.


 


l The Seminoles were 18-of-23 from the stripe (78.3 percent) at Georgia Tech for their 11th game of 70 percent or better in their last 12 outings.


 


Florida State Tries To Stop Two-Game Slide Against NC State


Having lost two games in a row for just the second time this season – and the first time to unranked teams since the start of last season – the Florida State women’s basketball team is back in action this Thursday (February 7). The Seminoles (14-8 overall, 4-3 ACC), play host to NC State in a 7 p.m. tip. The Wolfpack (14-8, 2-5) have won two of their last three after losing their first-four ACC contests. The game can be heard on 1270 AM and Seminoles.com as well as seen on ACC Select.


 


Seminoles Asking Fans To Think Pink


When the Seminoles take the court on Thursday against the Wolfpack, fans can do their part to help Florida State in the fight against breast cancer. With Kay Yow on the opposite bench, Thursday night was the perfect opportunity for the Seminoles to host their Think Pink game.


 


The Seminoles have a goal of raising $10,000 for the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund through three ways. One dollar from every ticket sold will be donated, a silent auction will be held during the first half and following the contest fans, coaches and players will take part in the Shots For A Cure.


 


Scouting NC State


Following an emotion-filled run to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 last year, NC State has had its struggles come conference play. The Wolfpack came into the ACC slate with a 12-3 record, but have gone 2-5 during conference play and have not won a league game on the road. NC State has just two upperclassmen and they are the Wolfpack’s leading scorers. Senior Khadijah Whittington is second in the ACC in scoring (17.5 ppg.) and leads the league in rebounding (11.6 rebounds per game). Junior Shayla Fields is putting up 11.9 ppg. and dishing out 3.68 assists per game. The duo rates first (Field) and third (Whittington) in minutes played with FSU’ Mara Freshour sandwiched in the middle at No. 2.


 


Seminoles Try To Snap Three-Game Slide With Wolfpack


The last four seasons, NC State has been a big hurdle for the Seminoles, particularly in the postseason. The Wolfpack have sent Florida State home from each of the last two ACC Tournaments – including a 76-49 thumping last year – and have won the last three games. Since the second meeting of the 2002-03 campaign, NC State has won seven of the last eight by an average margin of 11.1 ppg. FSU’s lone win during that stretch was a 75-61 triumph in 2005-06.


 


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