Jan. 13, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
After their first road loss since February of 2008 the Florida State women’s basketball team will look to rebound at Clemson on Thursday as the teams do battle at 7 p.m.
The Seminoles have won 13 of the last 14 against the Tigers, including a pair of wins a year ago by 80-54 and 75-58 margins.
FSU has fared even better on the road in the series with seven straight wins in Clemson, dating back to a 59-57 win in 2003 that snapped a string of 21 straight wins by the Tigers.
FSU has been ranked in the AP Top 25 Poll for the last 19 consecutive polls and since the beginning of the 2008-09 season has been in 20 of 23 polls with its highest ranking coming on Dec. 14 when the Seminoles reached No. 10. The Seminoles have reached as high as No. 6 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. FSU is ranked No. 16 in both polls this week.
Series – Clemson leads 24-14
Last Meeting – FSU 75, at Clemson 58 – February 19, 2009
Florida State – Sue Semrau, 13th year
Career Record – 219-162
At Florida State – Same
Clemson – Christy McKinney, 5th Year Career Record – 271-223 At Clemson – 54-84
In the Rankings
Florida State AP – 16; Coaches – 16
Clemson AP – NR; Coaches – NR
On the Air
Radio – WNLS 1270 AM Seminoles.com
Talent – Ryan Pensy, Melissa Bruner
Clemson is coming off its fifth consecutive loss and second consecutive ACC game at Georgia Tech on Monday, 72-58.
Lele Hardy is the leader for the Tigers as she is averaging 14.2 ppg and 8.2 rpg and ranks second in the ACC in steals with 3.3 per game.
Four of the last five losses by the Tigers have come against teams ranked in this week’s top 25 poll.
Last Time Out
Riquna Williams scored 27 points to lead Miami to a 78-70 victory over No. 13 Florida State in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener Sunday.
The loss was the third of the season for the Seminoles. The teams that FSU has lost to this year have a combined 40-7 record entering Thursday night.
The Seminoles had three different scorers in double-digits for the fourth consecutive game and were led by Alysha Harvin’s 16.
Up Next For The Seminoles
The Seminoles will return home to host the NC State Wolfpack on Sunday at 2 p.m. FSU has won the last two meetings between the teams as the Wolfpack have dominated the series 24-9 overall.
`Noles Look To Start New Streak
After suffering their first road loss in more than 22 months at Miami on Sunday, the Seminoles will look to begin a new streak on Thursday at Clemson.
FSU won all 13 road games a year ago before opening the seson with four consecutive wins away from the Tucker Center.
The 17-game road winning streak was the longest in school history.