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‘Noles Set For No. 1 Huskies

Dec. 27, 2009

Game Notes

The Florida State women’s basketball teams opens up a four-game homestand on Monday when the defending National Champion Connecticut Huskies visit the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center for a 7 p.m. tilt.

The Seminoles battled the Huskies a year ago in Cancun, Mexico at the Caribbean Classic as UConn pulled out an 83-71 win, one of the tightest margins of its undefeated run.

FSU has won six consecutive games at home to open the 2009-10 campaign, the most since the 2006-07 squad opened with seven straight wins in the Tucker Center.

Senior forward Jacinta Monroe needs just 5 points to move into 15th place on the Seminole career scoring list ahead of Tasheika Allen (2001-04). Monroe has scored 1,225 points throughout her career.

Scouting Connecticut
• The reigning National Champions picked up where they left off 2009 and are 9-0 so far this season. The Huskies are coming off an impressive come from behind victory against No. 2 Stanford, 80-68, on Wednesday.

• Reigning National Player of the Year Maya Moore leads the offensive attack with 20.0 ppg and ranks second on the team in rebounding at 7.1 rpg.

• Tina Charles controls the paint for the Huskies with her 8.4 rpg to go along with her 16.5 ppg scoring average.

• Kalana Greene and Tiffany Hayes are both averaging better than 11 points per game for Connecticut at 12.9 and 11.3, respectively.

Against Big East Foes
• FSU is 45-20 all time against teams from the Big East Conference having dropped four straight, including a 75-60 defeat against DePaul on Dec. 20.

Last Time Out
• Florida State rebounded from its first loss of the season with a dominant performance against Hawai’i in the third-place game of the Duel in the Desert tournament hosted by UNLV.

• The Seminoles improved to 11-1 following a loss in their last 12 losses. The only defeat during the stretch was to UConn a year ago after dropping the second game of the Caribbean Classic against Washington, 62-60.

• Florida State opened the second half with an 11-0 run and added a 17-0 run in later in the stanza to run away with the 44-point win.

Jacinta Monroe led all scorers with 18, while redshirt freshman Alexa Deluzio, in her first career start, poured in 17 en route to all-tournament honors

Up Next For The Seminoles
• The Seminoles will continue their four-game homestand against Western Carolina on Wednesday at 7 p.m. before hosting Temple (Jan. 3) and then opening ACC play against Virginia (Jan. 7).

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