Dec. 27, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State women’s basketball team returns home after a short holiday break to host Yale on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
The Seminoles will be looking to bounce back from last Thursday’s 64-59 loss at No. 23/25 Vanderbilt in Nashville.
FSU will also be seeking some revenge against the Ivy League Bulldogs, who upset the Garnet & Gold, 91-85, on Dec. 18, 2010 in New Haven, Conn., last season.
The Seminoles received 17 points from junior Alexa Deluzio and 15 points from sophomore Natasha Howard against Yale last year, but the Bulldogs put four players in double figures, led by Megan Vasquez’s 25.
Vasquez is the only Bulldog averaging at least 10 points per contest in 2011-12 at 15.2 ppg for the 5-5 squad that was picked to finish third in the Ivy League, but has lost three of its last four.
In Yale’s last time out it fell to Quinnipiac, 68-63, on Dec. 20 and was outrebounded by a staggering margin of 56-36.
FSU (6-6) has five players averaging at least 10 points per game in home games this season, led by senior preseason All-American Cierra Bravard (16.2 ppg). Deluzio (15.2 ppg), Howard (11.4), junior Chelsea Davis (12.6) and junior Chasity Clayton (10.0) have also been productive on the offensive end at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
The Seminoles are 3-2 at home this season and have won their last two games in Tallahassee. On Dec. 19, FSU recorded a school-record 15 blocks in a dominating 86-41 win over Alabama A&M in front of 4,499 fans.
Florida State’s close loss to the Commodores last week snapped a three-game win streak. Davis led the Noles with 16 points, while Clayton recorded her first double-double of the season (15 points and 11 rebounds).
After Wednesday’s game, FSU has just one day off before heading to Orlando to face UCF on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
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