Jan. 26, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 21-ranked Florida State women’s basketball team will look to stretch its win streak to five games on Sunday when it hosts Virginia Tech at 2 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
The game will be streamed live on ESPN3.com.
The matchup between the Seminoles and Hokies will feature the ACC’s top scoring team (FSU, 80.8 ppg) against the league’s lowest scoring squad (VT, 49.3 ppg).
“Virginia Tech is very different from us,” Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. “They’re going to milk the clock. They want to score in the 40s; we want to score in the 80s. It’s really going to be more about strategy than just coming out and playing hard. We are going to need to be ready.”
Virginia Tech fell to 7-11 overall and 1-6 in the ACC on Thursday night with a 58-39 loss at NC State.
The Hokies, who are 0-6 on the road, are led by Monet Tellier (12.8 ppg) and junior college transfer post Uju Ugoka, who scored 28 points in her season debut versus Wake Forest on Dec. 22 and grabbed ACC Player of the Week honors following the effort.
The Seminoles are coming off back-to-back come-from-behind victories. On Friday night, Florida State (16-3, 6-2) quickly erased a five-point deficit with 7:34 left in the game to defeat Georgia Tech, 76-71.
The victory clinched FSU’s 10th winning season under Semrau and another win on Sunday will give the Seminoles 17 wins in its first 20 games for just the fifth time in school history.
Senior forward Chelsea Davis has been the catalyst of the Garnet and Gold success in the four-game win streak, averaging 15.0 points and 8.5 rebounds while shooting 57 percent from the floor and 86 percent from the free throw line.
Davis had 23 points on 10-for-13 shooting to go along with a career-best-matching three blocks in a career-high 30 minutes of play against the Yellow Jackets.
Last season, FSU cruised past Virginia Tech in both meetings, routing the Hokies, 78-60, in Tallahassee and picking up a 75-40 win in Blacksburg, Va.
Junior forward Natasha Howard had 16 points in both matchups a year ago and 14 rebounds, including 10 offensive, in Tallahassee.
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