Feb. 20, 2008
FSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Florida State vs. Boston College
Thursday, February 21 * 7 pm
Donald L. Tucker Center (12,100) * Tallahassee, Fla.
Radio: 1270 AM * ACC Select
FSU Radio: Ryan Pensy (PBP) * Melissa Bruner (Color)
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The Opening Tip (What You Need To Know):
Seminoles Back At Home To Face Boston College
At home for just the second time in 26 days, the Florida State women’s basketball team is back at home this Thursday (February 21). The Seminoles (15-10 overall, 5-5 ACC) will try to stop a two-game losing streak when they take on Boston College at 7 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center. The Eagles (18-8, 6-5) took over sole possession of fifth place in the ACC with their victory over Georgia Tech on Monday. The game can be heard on 1270 AM and Seminoles.com. It will also be broadcast on ACC Select.
Tucker Center Becoming Tough Place To Play In The ACC
Over the last four years, Florida State has made the Tucker Center one of the tougher arenas in the conference. After only one winning season in Sue Semrau’s first five years, the Seminoles have been at least .500 at home each of the last five seasons. Since the 2002-03 season, Florida State is 27-14 at home during ACC games. The Seminoles have done well against unranked conference teams at home having won 10 of their last 11 ACC games.
Scouting Boston College
After an initial great first year in the ACC, last year took a turn down for Boston College, but the Eagles appear to have gotten their feet set in the new league. Along with Wake Forest, Boston College has had the best turnaround in the conference as BC is already five wins better than last year. A big reason for that is the play of two talented freshmen on the inside in 6-foot-4 Stefanie Murphy and 6-foot-6 Caryolyn Swords. The duo lead the team and are second and third amongst ACC rookies at 15.3 and 13.5 ppg., respectively. With such talent in the middle, the Eagles have not been as strong from behind the arc where they rate 10th in three-point percentage (27.9%) and 11th for three-point defense (33%).
Seminoles Have Dominated Young Series With Eagles
In the two meetings between Florida State and Boston College, the Seminoles have come out on top in both. Last year the Seminoles went to Beantown and laid a 19-point victory on the Eagles, 72-53. FSU’s last regular-season win over a ranked team came against BC when it beat No. 17/19 Boston College 71-60 on February 26, 2006, in the first meeting between the two schools.