TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The 12th-ranked Florida State Women’s Basketball team goes for its sixth consecutive road win against Miami on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.
Florida State’s road win streak at one of its state rivals began with a 93-78 win on Feb. 10, 2013. The Seminoles (20-4, 8-3) and Hurricanes (17-7, 7-4) faced off exactly one month ago on Jan. 11, which resulted in a 105-67 victory for FSU in Tallahassee. Florida State’s 38-point win over Miami bested its previous largest margin of victory in the series, which was a 29-point win at home on Feb. 17, 1990 (95-66).
Sunday’s game will be the 30th time established program builders Sue Semrau (Florida State) and Katie Meier (Miami) go head-to-head in the rivalry, with their first meeting coming in Miami on Feb. 9, 2006 (FSU won 79-54). In those 30 meetings, Semrau holds a 22-8 edge.
Sophomore guard Nausia Woolfolk had a breakthrough performance against the Hurricanes in the first matchup of the season in January. The Fort Valley, Ga., native recorded a career-high 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting in the FSU rout, one of six double-figure scorers in the contest for the Seminoles.
• Senior forward Shakayla Thomas and senior center Chatrice White have put up steady numbers against Miami. In what will be Thomas’ 10th game played vs. Miami, she is averaging 14.7 points and 5.1 rebounds on 47 percent (54-of-115) shooting.
• White is averaging 13.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and is shooting 55.9 percent (19-of-34) in four career games against the Hurricanes.
• A win over Miami on Sunday would give Florida State its seventh RPI Top 50 victory of the season. Three of FSU’s six Top 50 wins have come on the road at No. 4 Louisville (50-49), No. 20 Iowa (94-93) and No. 39 Creighton (92-82).
• Florida State tied a program record with 12 3-point field goals made in its first meeting this season with Miami. Imani Wright led the way with four 3s that game.
• Over the last 36 games, Florida State is 32-4 against opponents from the state of Florida. FSU is 5-0 this season which includes wins over UNF (109-51), Florida (84-54), Stetson (84-39), Jacksonville (82-50) and Miami (105-67).
• Florida State’s NCAA Tournament resume includes the sixth-best RPI and the 10th-ranked strength of schedule. The ACC continues to be the top RPI conference in the country.