Nov. 19, 2007
#18/19 Florida State vs. Fordham
Tuesday, November 20 l 11 am
Donald L. Tucker Center (12,100) l Tallahassee, Fla.
Radio: 1270 AM l ACC Select
Ryan Pensy (PBP) l Melissa Bruner (Color)
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The Opening Tip (What You Need To Know):
Seminoles Back In Action Tuesday Against Fordham
Before it sits down for some turkey and all the dressing on Thursday, the No. 18 Florida State women’s basketball team is looking to feast on its next opponent Tuesday. The Seminoles play their only home game between now and the middle of December when they play host to Fordham at 11 a.m. Fans can get into the game free by bringing two nonperishable food items or toiletries. All collected items will be donated to Chelsea’s House and Haven of Rest. The game can be heard live on 1270 AM and online at www.seminoles.com. It can also been seen on ACC Select.
Florida State Tries To Continue Big Wins
So far this season Florida State has been able to produce some wide margins of victory. In their three victories this year, the Seminoles are winning by an average of 29 points per game. The narrowest margin of victory this season was the 20-point triumph, 70-50, over Florida International during the second game of the DePaul Invitational. Florida State rates fifth in the conference at 76.5 points per game and sixth with a 19.0 ppg scoring margin.
Fordham Series Has Been One Sided Affair
In the last four meetings, the series between Florida State and Fordham has been lopsided, the last two games in particular. The Seminoles have won the last two contests by an average of 36.5 points per game, including last season’s 84-34 triumph – which is tied for the sixth-largest victory in school history. During the last four contests, Florida State is winning by an average of 24.5 ppg.
The Rams come into Tuesday’s game looking for their first victory of the year after an 0-3 start. Fordham has been struggling on the offensive end of the court, averaging just 47.0 ppg., while giving up 62.0 ppg. While this is the fifth meeting between the two programs since 2000, it will be the first game contested in Tallahassee as three of the four have been in the Bronx and the other was at the San Jaun Shootout. The Rams have had an infusion from freshman guard Megan Mahoney, who leads the team at 15.0 ppg. Fellow rookie Kristina Bell is pulling in 10.3 rebounds per game.
Seminoles Split Weekend In Chicago
Florida State came away from its trip to the Windy City with a split during the DePaul Invitational. After taking an early lead against the No. 24 host Blue Demons, the Seminoles could not solve DePaul on the inside as they dropped a 79-68 decision on Friday night. The next night it took Florida State some time to find its rhythm on the offensive end of the floor, but once it did it put away Florida International fairly easily, 70-50. The Seminoles shutout FIU for a five-minute stretch that spark a 9-0 run that allowed FSU to pull away.
Freshour Named To DePaul Invite All-Tournament Team
A pair of double-digit scoring nights got guard Mara Freshour on the all-tournament team at the DePaul Invitational. On Saturday against Florida International, the 6-foot-1 guard scored a season-high 15 points, including three three-pointers. Versus DePaul it was the free throw line where she did her damage, hitting 7-of-7 that accounted for half of her 14 points. Freshour needs to hit just one of her next six free throws to take over the school record for free throw percentage.
Rookies Getting Into The Scoring Column
In each of the first four games, either freshmen Courtney Ward (Montgomery, Ala.) or Antionette Howard (Snellville, Ga.) has scored in double figures. Each reached twin digits at the DePaul Invitational, including a game-high 16 from Howard against Florida International. Howard is second on the team at 11.5 ppg. Ward rates 15th in the ACC at 3.5 assists per game.
News and Notes…
Forward Jacinta Monroe (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) had one of the best stat lines against FIU. The junior scored 11 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had two blocks in just 12 minutes of play … The majority of Thursday’s crowd will be made up of Leon County school kids as an estimated 1,700 students will be in attendance … Under Sue Semrau, Florida State is 8-3 against the Atlantic 10 conference. The last loss was a 68-75 defeat at Xavier on December 21, 2005.