January 12, 2013 - by
No. 18 Seminoles Look to Bounce Back Versus Miami

Jan. 12, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 18-ranked Florida State women’s basketball team will look to bounce back from a pair of losses against No. 24 Miami on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

As part of the ACC’s Regional Sports Network deal, the game will be televised live on FS South, FS Florida, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, NESN, FS Arizona Plus, FS Detroit Plus, FS North Plus, FS San Diego and FSU Prime Ticket. Tom Herme and Christy Winters Scott will be on the call.

Despite a career-best-matching 25 points from senior forward Chelsea Davis, the Seminoles fell to Wake Forest, 80-72, on Thursday night. FSU also lost at No. 8 Maryland, 71-64, on Jan. 6.

“It’s issues of what we will and won’t do,” Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. “I know this team has heart. This team has passion and a desire to be better. They just have to understand that we can’t have as many lapses for long periods of time.”

Florida State (12-3, 2-2 in the ACC) welcomes a Miami squad (12-3, 3-1) that has had success against the Noles in recent years. The Hurricanes have won three straight against the Garnet & Gold, but are a much different team than years past with the departure of All-Americans Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams.

“They’re a much different team than recent years, but also one of the most disciplined Miami teams I’ve seen,” Semrau said. “They do a great job executing and playing hard defensively. They are a very good basketball team.”

Miami is led by senior shooting guard Stefanie Yderstrom (13.4 ppg) and senior forward Morgan Stroman (12.5 ppg). Yderstrom hit the game-winning three-pointer in the Hurricanes’ 60-57 win in Tallahassee last season.

Fans can get into the game for just $3 with a church bulletin as part of “Faith and Family Day.” Fans can also attend for $3 with a ticket from Saturday’s men’s basketball game. All fans are invited to an FCA rally following the game at the south end of the court.

“We’ve been given so much and God has been such a vital part of my life and the lives of so many,” Semrau said. “It’s important to take an opportunity and honor that. We’ll have a big program with FCA after the game. I hope everybody can stay for it.”

For more information on Florida State women’s basketball, follow the Seminoles on Twitter @FSU_WBasketball and like their official Facebook page.


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