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Regular Season Finale

Feb. 27, 2010






Game Notes


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.

 

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#9 Florida State (25-4)(11-2) at Maryland (18-10)(5-8 ACC)

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 (3:00 p.m.)

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 Stats Comparison FSU Maryland
 Points Per Game 74.6 69.0
 Scoring Margin + 15.5 + 7.9
 FG Percentage .450 .435
 3P Percentage .390 .341
 FT Percentage .703 .624
 Rebounds Per Game 42.2 44.3
 Rebound Margin + 7.3 + 9.8
 Assists Per Game 15.9 14.0
 Turnovers Per Game 19.5 19.1
 Steals Per Game 8.7 6.1
 Blocks Per Game 4.4 3.8

 

 Florida State
Stat Leaders
 Maryland
 J. Monroe 13.4 Points PG 12.4
 L. Kizer
 J. Monroe 223 Rebounds 217
 L. Kizer
 C. Ward 166 Assists 146
 D. Taylor
 C. Ward 63 Steals 37
 D. Taylor
 J. Monroe 63 Blocks 39
 D. Tchatchouang


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.


The two-headed monster of Courtney Ward and Jacinta Monroe continued their strong play as Ward poured in 18 points and Monroe posted a season-high 23.


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.


The Matchup

Series – Maryland leads 23-12

Last Meeting – February 2, 2009 – Maryland 72, at FSU 71


The Coaches

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


Scouting Maryland

• 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.

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