Jan. 20, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State will take on Harvard in a 7 p.m. contest at the Donald L. Tucker Center in the final non-conference game of the season.
With a win the Seminoles would move to 14-2 in non-conference action, the second-best mark in school history behind the 2004-05 squad that posted a 13-1 record.
The Seminoles and Crimson have met only one other time in 2003 when Harvard visited the Donald L. Tucker Center. FSU captured a 96-82 win over Harvard in the only meeting the Seminoles have had against an Ivy League opponent.
Harvard enters with a 1-0 record against ACC opponents as it opened the 2009-10 season with an 82-81 upset win over Boston College.
The Seminoles will look to continue a three-game win streak after finishing off NC State Sunday, 74-71, thanks to an 11-0 run.
Series – FSU leads 1-0
Last Meeting – at FSU 96, Harvard 82 – November 30, 2003
Florida State – Sue Semrau, 13th year
Career Record – 221-162
At Florida State – Same
Harvard – Kathy Delaney-Smith, 28th year
Career Record – 428-304
At Harvard – Same
In the Rankings
Florida State – AP – 15; Coaches – 16
Harvard – AP – NR; Coaches – NR
On the Air
Radio – WNLS 1270 AM Seminoles.com
Talent – Ryan Pensy, Melissa Bruner
Harvard had won six of its last seven games before posting its lowest scoring output of the season in a 45-44 loss at Dartmouth this past Saturday.
Emma Markley leads the Crimson with 15.4 ppg and pulls down 8.0 rpg, while turning away 2.4 shots per game ranking in the top 25 in the country.
Point guard Brogan Berry has been distributing 6.2 assists per game this season to lead the Ivy League and rank 13th in the country. In addition to finding her teammates Berry has kept good care of the ball as well with an assist to turnover ratio that ranks No. 2 in the nation at 3.0.
Last Time Out
Cierra Bravard hit a layup with 11 seconds left and added a free throw with 5.4 seconds to go to give No. 16 Florida State a 74-71 win over North Carolina State on Sunday.
The Seminoles trailed by 9 points at the half, their largest deficit of the year and were able to overcome a 10-point deficit in the second half to claim back-to-back wins.
FSU shot above 40 percent for the sixth time this season and moved to 3-3 when doing so, while NC State shot an opponent-best 46.4 percent from the field.
Alysha Harvin led the Seminoles with a career-high 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting, including a career-high four three-pointers.
Up Next For The Seminoles
The Seminoles will wrap up a three-game homestand on Sunday when they return to ACC play and host Boston College. The Seminoles have won all five meetings between the two teams since the Eagles joined the ACC prior to the 2005-06 season. FSU scored exactly 71 points in both home meetings in the series.