Nov. 28, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State will close out the Seminole Classic on Sunday when it takes on Missouri (3-1) at 2 p.m. in the Tucker Center. Florida State is 16-3 in the Seminole Classic under head coach Sue Semrau and have won 14 straight in Seminole Classic games after its opening round win over Auburn on Friday.
FSU is 4-7 all time against Big XII opponents, while Sue Semrau owns a 1-3 mark. The win came a year ago at the Tucker Center won FSU beat Texas A&M, 60-53.
The Seminoles will look to improve to 6-0 on the season and to equal the best start since the 2006-07 squad opened the year with six consecutive victories.
The 6-0 start would be just the fourth in school history as the 2006-07 team started 6-0, in 2004-05 FSU began with 12 straight wins and the 1981-82 team also started 6-0.
Missouri opened the Seminole Classic with a 69-65 win over Florida A&M on Friday. Shakara Jones led the Tigers with 17 points, while RaeShara Brown and Amanda Hanneman added 16 and 13, respectively.
Hanneman has been leading the Tigers in the early going by pouring in an average of 16.0 points per game, doing it mainly from the outside with 14 triples in four game.
The Tigers tend to play with a short bench as only six players are averaging 13 minutes or more per contest. Hanneman and Brown are each averaging more than 30 minutes of floor time this year.
Last Time Out
Alysha Harvin scored 18 points to lead No. 12 Florida State to an 82-67 win over Auburn on Friday night at the Seminole Classic. The Seminoles (5-0) used an 11-0 run early in the second period to gain the lead and kept it. That run included FSU’s first two 3-pointers of the game. Florida State hit 6 of 9 from 3-point range in the second period after missingall six first-half threes.