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FSU Set For Tigers

Feb. 10, 2010

Florida State will take on the Clemson Tigers for the second time in less than a month on Thursday when the No. 10 Seminoles welcome Clemson to the Tucker Center for a 7 p.m. tip.



#10 Florida State (20-4)(6-2) vs. Clemson (11-14)(2-7 ACC)

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 (7:00pm)

Donald L. Tucker Center | Buy Tickets



     Stats Comparison FSUClemson
     Points Per Game75.164.1
     Scoring Margin+ 16.1– 5.1
     FG Percentage.453.383
     3P Percentage.380.284
     FT Percentage.697.633
     Rebounds Per Game42.840.3
     Rebound Margin+ 8.2– 0.1
     Assists Per Game16.315.1
     Turnovers Per Game19.920.4
     Steals Per Game9.19.9
     Blocks Per Game4.75.1


     Florida State
    Stat Leaders
     J. Monroe12.8Points PG13.8
     L. Hardy
     J. Monroe172Rebounds209
     L. Hardy
     C. Ward130Assists116
     K. Gillespie
     C. Ward53Steals88
     L. Hardy
     J. Monroe53Blocks30
     L. Mason

    The Seminoles dominated the Tigers on Jan. 11 with a 30-point win in Clemson as Jacinta Monroe poured in 18 points and Chasity Clayton fell two points shy of a double-double.

    The Seminoles returned to the top 10 this week after a pair of 83-point outbursts. FSU notched an 83-73 road win to snap North Carolina’s 19-game home winning streak and followed that up with the largest ACC win in school history with an 83-38 win over Wake Forest on Sunday.

    The Seminoles have been ranked in the top 25 for a school-record 29 consecutive polls.

    The Matchup

    Series – FSU leads 25-14
    Last Meeting – FSU 80, at Clemson 50 – January 14, 2010

    The Coaches

    Florida State – Sue Semrau, 13th year
    Career Record – 203-163
    At Florida State – Same
    Clemson, Christy McKinney, 5th Year
    Career Record – 273-228
    At Clemson – 56-89

    In the Rankings

    Florida State – AP – 10; Coaches – 10
    Clemson – AP – NR; Coaches – NR

    On the Air

    Radio – WNLS • 1270 AM • Seminoles.com
    Talent – Ryan Pensy, Melissa Bruner
    Live Video – Seminoles.com

    Scouting Clemson

    • The Tigers are riding a two-game losing streak after capturing a pair of home wins over Boston College and NC State. The pair of wins snapped an eight-game losing streak.

    • Clemson is 11-14 on the year and 2-7 in conference play, tied with Virginia Tech for 11th place in the ACC.

    • Leading the way is Lele Hardy with her 13.8 ppg and 8.4 rpg, while Shaniqua Pauldo is pouring in 11.7 ppg.

    • Pauldo scored nearly half of Clemson’s points in the previous matchup as she tallied 21 on 7-of-15 shooting in FSU’s 80-50 win.

    Last Time Out

    Chasity Clayton had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 15 Florida State to an 83-38 rout of Wake Forest on Sunday.

    • The Seminole defense held Wake Forest to 21.8 percent shooting, matching the lowest mark allowed this season with Harvard.

    • The Demon Deacons connected on just one shot from distance as the team went 1-for-24 from three-point range.

    • The Seminoles shot 56.4 percent from the field marking the fifth time this season that FSU eclipsed 50 percent.

    Up Next For The Seminoles

    • FSU will open a stretch of home and away contests with a trip to Atlanta on Monday to take on Georgia Tech at 7 p.m. The Yellow Jackets and Seminoles are the only teams in the ACC with 20 wins this season. FSU will then return home on Feb. 18 to host Virginia Tech.

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