Feb. 27, 2010
Riding a seven-game winning streak and having already won the most regular season games in school history the Florida State Seminoles will look to close out the 2009-10 regular season campaign on a high note Sunday when they take on Maryland at 3 p.m.
The Terps have won four straight in the series including the devastating, 72-71, buzzer-beater from a year ago.
The Seminoles are coming off an impressive 87-62 win over in-state rival Miami on Thursday as the senior class was honored prior to tip and then ran their record to 21-2 against in-state opponents in their four-year careers.
Ward and Monroe are scoring nearly 40 percent of the team’s points during the recent 7 game winning streak as the pair are averaging 15.9 (Monroe) and 13.6 (Ward), respectively.
Series – Maryland leads 23-12
Last Meeting – February 2, 2009 – Maryland 72, at FSU 71
Florida State – Sue Semrau, 13th year
Career Record – 208-163
At Florida State – Same
Maryland – Brenda Frese
Career Record – 251-100
At Maryland – 194-70
In the Rankings
Florida State – AP – 9; Coaches – 9
Maryland – AP – NR; Coaches – NR
On the Air
Radio – WNLS 1270 AM Seminoles.com
Talent – Ryan Pensy, Melissa Bruner
TV – ESPN2
Talent – Pam Ward, Rebecca Lobo
The Terps are coming off a 13-point setback at Boston College on Thursday that dropped them into a tie for eighth place in the ACC.
Lynetta Kizer leads Maryland in scoring this season with her 12.4 points per game, while pulling down an average of 7.8 boards per game.
Maryland is the top rebounding team in the ACC with a 9.8 rebound margin, which also ranks among the top 10 in the country at 7th this week.
The Terps have struggled hanging onto the ball this season ranking 10th in the ACC in assist to turnover ratio and dead last in turnover margin as they are committing 3.64 more turnovers per game than their opponents.
Last Time Out
For the second time in four nights, the ninth-ranked Seminoles fell behind by double digits in the first half before winning their seventh straight game with an 87-62 victory over Miami on Thursday.
Jacinta Monroe scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Seminoles, keeping their hopes alive for a second straight Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title.
It was the first time this season that three Seminoles scored 18 or more points as Courtney Ward and Alysha Harvin each chipped in 18 points.
The Seminoles shot above 50 percent for the 6th time this season and above 50 percent from three-point range for the fifth time this season.
Up Next For The Seminoles
FSU will open up the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Friday at 6:30 p.m. when they take on the winner of the 7 vs. 10 matchup from Thursday evening. Heading into Sunday’s games the Seminoles would face the winner of NC State and Virginia Tech.