Feb. 1, 2008
FSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Florida State at Georgia Tech
Sunday, February 3 * 4 pm
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (9,119) * Atlanta, Ga.
Radio: 100.7 FM * Fox Sports Net
FSU Radio: Ryan Pensy (PBP) * Melissa Bruner (Color)
TV: Mike Hogwood (PBP) * Charlene Curtis (Color)
The Opening Tip (What You Need To Know):
Seminoles Back On The Road At Georgia Tech
Finishing up a stretch of three out of four games on the road, the Florida State women’s basketball team travels to Georgia Tech on Sunday. The Seminoles (14-7, 4-2 ACC) are coming off a tough 66-69 overtime loss to Virginia in their last outing. They will face a Yellow Jacket squad (17-4, 4-3 ACC) that’s only home loss of the year was to No. 10 Duke. The game can be heard on 100.7 FM and Seminoles.com. It will be televised live on Fox Sports Net, which is channel 29 on Tallahassee Comcast cable, channel 630 on DirecTV and channel 420 on Dish Network.
Seminoles Looking To Be Super On Sunday
Taking the court the same day that two teams step onto the gridiron to play for the Super Bowl has not been a good omen of late for Florida State. The Seminoles hold a 2-8 mark when they play on Super Bowl Sunday, but they did win their last game, 75-61, over NC State on the same February 5, 2006, day as when the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks. Prior to 2006, Florida State had lost its last seven Super Bowl Sunday games. The first win was a 72-62 triumph against Memphis when FSU was in the Metro Conference. The Seminoles are 0-3 on the road on Super Bowl Sunday.
Scouting Georgia Tech
Much like Florida State, Georgia Tech has had to wait its turn behind the Big Four in the league. The Yellow Jackets have made some headway this year when they received their first Association Press national ranking since 1992-83 at No. 23. All four of Georgia Tech’s losses have come to ranked opponents and it had won its first 10 games at home prior to the 73-47 loss to Duke. The Yellow Jackets are very similar to Florida State, scoring 71.2 ppg. while giving up 60.3 ppg. Sixty percent of Georgia Tech’s offense comes from a trio of players, led by Janie Mitchell at 16.9 ppg. GT leads the league in turnover margin (+6.00) thanks to 13.9 steals per game that is second in the conference.
Welcome To Atlanta
Unlike most of the series within the league, Florida State actually has a winning record at Georgia Tech. The Seminoles have won their last two in Alexander Memorial Coliseum for a 9-7 record in Atlanta. Add in last year’s 63-52 victory and the Seminoles have won the last three contests. Florida State’s three-game streak stopped a five-game slide to the Yellow Jackets. The Seminoles’ best winning streak over Georgia Tech is five from 1999-00 to 2001-02.