Feb. 22, 2008
FSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Florida State at No. 4/5 Maryland
Sunday, February 24 * 2 pm
Comcast Center (17,950) * College Park, Md.
Radio: 1270 AM * ACC Select
FSU Radio: Ryan Pensy (PBP) * Melissa Bruner (Color)
The Opening Tip (What You Need To Know):
FSU Looking To Pull Off Road Upset At No. 5 Maryland
Going on the road for its fourth weekend contest away from home during the month of February, the Florida State women’s basketball team plays its final Atlantic Coast Conference road game during the regular season on Sunday (February 24). The Seminoles (16-10 overall, 6-5 ACC) will try to spoil Senior Day for Maryland when the two teams tip off at 2 p.m. The Terrapins (27-2, 11-1) are still in the hunt for the regular season ACC title. The game can be heard on 1270 AM and Seminoles.com. It will also be broadcast on ACC Select.
FSU Trying To Break Through Vs Ranked Teams
To prepare for the tough ACC schedule, Florida State put together a challenging non-conference slate that featured four ranked teams. Unfortunately, the Seminoles couldn’t pick up a win over a ranked foe. Florida State has lost its last seven games to ranked teams since beating No. 5 Stanford in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
After getting bounced in the second round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament, Maryland appears to be back in the form that won it the 2006 National Championships. Leading the country with 27 victories, the Terrapins are ranked in the NCAA top 10 in five offensive categories, including leading the country with a 49.9 shooting percentage. Maryland also has the third-best offense at 82.3 ppg. Junior guard Kristi Toliver leads the team at 17.1 ppg. and is third in the country at 7.8 assists per game. Senior All-American Crystal Langhorne is the second-most accurate shooter in the country (64.3 percent) while scoring 16.1 ppg.
Seminoles Have Been Fearing The Turtle
Over the last four years, Maryland has grabbed control of the series with the Seminoles, winning four of the five meetings, including the last two. Prior to the 2003-04 season, Florida State had won seven of the last 10. The Seminoles’ three losses have been pretty significant, by an average of 15.6 ppg., with FSU only having a 95-91 overtime victory show. FSU has lost its last two trips to College Park.