Dec. 3, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The No. 14 Florida State women’s basketball team will look to rebound Saturday afternoon as it plays at Western Carolina.
Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.
The Seminoles (6-1) are coming off their first loss of the season in a game that saw No. 25 Michigan State score 28 points from 24 FSU turnovers in a 72-64 win on Wednesday.
The game against the Catamounts (1-4) marks the last contest before exam week. The ‘Noles will then not play again until Dec. 12 when Jacksonville State comes to the Donald L. Tucker Center.
Florida State heads to Western Carolina following its first loss of the year. Over the course of its six consecutive NCAA Tournament seasons, FSU is 31-8 in regular season games immediately after a loss.
FSU is 3-0 all-time against the Catamounts, including an 80-47 win at home over WCU last season. In that game, Chasity Clayton led the way for the Seminoles with 13 points.
Senior Christian Hunnicutt’s younger sister, Diamond, is a starter for Western Carolina.
The Seminoles continue to be a terrific rebounding team and head to Cullowhee, NC with a staggering +111 rebounding advantage through seven games. On the flip side, FSU is averaging just over 22 turnovers per game.
Junior forward Cierra Bravard guides the ‘Noles as the team leader in both points and rebounds. Her 15.1 ppg average and 9.0 rpg average are the two best of her three-year career. She was named MVP of the Junkanoo Jam last week.
Western Carolina’s lone victory of the season came against UNC-Asheville on Nov. 17. The Catamounts are lead by Caitlin Hollifield’s 12.6 ppg and 7.2 rpg.
Saturday’s game marks the second true road contest for the ‘Noles this year after defeating Auburn, 67-61, on Nov. 15. Last year, the Seminoles were 9-2 when playing on the road.