Dec. 30, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
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.
FSU leads 2-0
at FSU 75, W. Carolina 67 – November 26, 2005
Florida State – Sue 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 • Seminoles.com
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).