Feb. 25, 2006
The Florida State women’s basketball team will try to do something no other Seminole women’s basketball team has ever done when they host No. 19 Boston College (19-9, 6-7 ACC) Sunday, February 26th at 1 p.m. at the Tucker Center. At 18-8 overall and 9-4 in ACC play, the Seminoles could earn the program’s most ACC wins at 10 with a win. FSU will honor the Class of 2006, one of the most successful classes in FSU history, 10 minutes before tip-off. The game will be televised on Sun Sports and the Seminoles are hoping to set an attendance record after head coach Sue Semrau camped out in a tent to help the cause.
“Boston College is a very disciplined, very physical team, one of the best teams we’ll have seen all year,” Semrau said. “They’re very different than the teams in the ACC and obviously, having never played against them, it will be a different look for us. We feel like we’ve got to be able to push tempo, get out and be able to defend very well because they’re going to want to be patient. They are ranked 19th in the country and are a very solid basketball team. It will be a great basketball game.”
The Tribe has already clinched fourth place in the ACC with its win over Wake Forest. FSU has won three straight games and seven of the last eight. Since falling in its first three ACC road games, the Seminoles became road warriors and won their next four road contests. Florida State is 8-2 in its last 10 games. Rookie Britany Miller had a career game with 22 points in the Wake Forest game. FSU has won seven straight games over the Demon Deacons. Alicia Gladden has scored in double figures in the last 10 straight games while Holly Johnson is right behind at eight games. Ganiyat Adeduntan has managed double figures in the last five straight contests. Since joining the ACC in 1991-92, FSU has concluded the ACC regular season at home eight times and is 3-5 in those games.
Sunday’s game will be the first meeting between Florida State and Boston College. BC took Maryland to overtime in its first ever ACC game but fell to the Terrapins. The Eagles started the ACC season 0-3 and won seven straight games before losing the last three contests. Boston College is 2-4 on the road in the ACC. Both FSU and BC have fallen to Duke, North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia Tech this season. BC also lost to NC State and Miami – teams FSU went 3-0 against this season. BC will be the highest ranked team to visit Tallahassee this season.
The game can also be heard in Tallahassee on WFLA AM 1270 or via the Internet at www.seminole.com.