Dec. 27, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
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.
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.
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).