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‘Noles Continue Homestand

Dec. 30, 2009

Florida State will take on Western Carolina in a non-conference matchup Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Donald L. Tucker Center.

• The Seminoles hold the overall series against the Lady Catamounts by a 2-0 margin with the last meeting coming in 2005 when FSU claimed a 75-67 win.

• FSU is coming off just its second loss of the season and will look to bounce back once again. The Seminoles will look to answer the loss with a win for the 12th time in the last 13 losses.

Courtney Ward needs just seven assists to move into 7th place on the FSU career assists chart. The junior moved into a tie for 8th place on Monday when she reached 342 assists for her career. Ward ranks third in the ACC with 5.4 assists per game.

The Matchup

FSU leads 2-0
Last Meeting
at FSU 75, W. Carolina 67 – November 26, 2005

The Coaches

Florida StateSue Semrau, 13th year
Career Record
– 216-162
At Florida State
– Same

Western Carolina – Karen Middleton, 1st Year
Career Record – 2-9
At Western Carolina –  Same

In the Rankings
Florida State Coaches – 11, AP – 12 Western Carolina Coaches – NR, AP – NR

On the Air
Radio WNLS • AM 1270 •
Talent Ryan Pensy, Melissa Bruner

Scouting Western Carolina
• The Lady Catamounts are off to a slow start in 2009 with a 2-9 record and have lost four straight entering Wednseday’s matchup.
• Emily Clarke is leading WCU in scoring and rebounding at 12.0 points and 6.1 rebounds per game through the first 11 games.
• Alabama transfer Caitlin Hollifield made a good first impression against College of Charleston as the sophomore posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 reobounds in her first action after sitting out the fall semester.

Against SoCon Foes
• FSU is 12-11 all time against teams from the Southern Conference having won the past four meetings.

Last Time Out
• Florida State’s upset bid of No. 1 UConn fell short on Monday night as the Huskies claimed a 78-59 victory over the No. 11 Seminoles.
Jacinta Monroe led the Seminoles in scoring for the third consecutive game with 14 points to go along with six rebounds and five blocks.
• The Seminoles held a five-point lead early in the contest setting the largest deficit that UConn had faced all season.
Courtney Ward tallied 11 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists.
• Freshman Chasity Clayton poured in 12 points, 10 of which came in the second half, for her second career double-scoring game.
• The crowd of 6,440 was the largest in Tucker Center history to see a women’s basketball game.

Up Next For The Seminoles
• The Seminoles will continue their four-game homestand against Temple on Sunday at 2 p.m. before opening ACC play against Virginia (Jan. 7).

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