Nov. 13, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Head Coach Sue Semrau and the Florida State Seminoles will host Norrkoping of Sweden in their final exhibition of the season on Tuesday, November 14th at 7 p.m. at the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center. The Tribe will open the regular season at home vs. UNC-Asheville on Sunday, November 19th at 2 p.m.
“It’s a hard thing for a basketball team to practice four weeks and have only one game,” Semrau said. “We are in our fifth week of practice now and have our second game on Tuesday and then we have to wait until Sunday to play again. After Sunday though, it becomes fast and fury.”
The Seminoles have been working specifically on their defense in practice since their last exhibition game as well as putting in more of their offensive system.
“The players just want to play and we’ve been working on keeping them sharp and focused in practice,” Semrau said. “We’ve been concentrating on our defense and intensity level because defense is a real emphasis for us.”
Led by Brooke Wyckoff’s 27 points, the Seminoles had four players tally double figures in their 93-78 overtime win over the Premier Players on November 4th. Joining Wyckoff were April Traylor with 24 points and a team-leading seven assists, Katelyn Vujas with 15 points while Levys Torres added 14 points and a career-high 17 rebounds. The Seminoles trailed 45-36
at halftime and then rallied to force overtime when Vujas hit a 10-foot jumper at the buzzer. The Seminoles were a perfect 7-for-7 from the field in the five-minute overtime and outscored Premier, 19-4.
“I was obviously pleased with the way we fought back against Premier,” Semrau said. “Norrkoping is a foreign team and you don’t always know what to expect from foreign teams. They are usually good in transition and good shooting teams which will give us the opportunity to work on those areas of our game.”