Jan. 19, 2008
FSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Florida State at Clemson
Saturday, January 20 * 2 pm
Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000) * Clemson, S.C.
Radio: 100.7 FM * CSS TV
FSU Radio: Ryan Pensy (PBP) * Melissa Bruner (Color)
TV: Pete Yanity (PBP) * Robin Muller (Color)
The Opening Tip (What You Need To Know):
Seminoles Go For First ACC Road Win At Clemson
Having successfully bounced back from its first Atlantic Coast Conference loss with an 80-54 win over Wake Forest, the Florida State women’s basketball team will take another crack at getting its first conference road win. The Seminoles (12-6 overall, 2-1 ACC) travel to Clemson for a 2 p.m. contest with the Tigers (9-10, 2- 2) on Sunday (January 20). The game can be heard on 100.7 FM and Seminoles. com. It will also be broadcast CSS, which is channel 26 on Tallahassee Comcast cable.
FSU Making Improvement On The Road In The ACC
There was a time whenever Florida State went on the road it was virtually an automatic victory for the home team, but those days are long gone. Last season the Seminoles posted a 6-1 record on the road in the ACC, which is one less victory than a sevenyear period from 1993-2000. The last three years – which has coincided with FSU’s three trips to the NCAA Tournament, have been the most prolific on the road in the ACC. The 14 ACC road wins in the last three years under Sue Semrau are four more than FSU had in the six years prior to her arrival. Last season, only Duke had a better record on the road in the conference.
The Tigers have had an up and down season, but have been on the up swing their last two games. After losing five-straight games, including its first two conference games, Clemson has won back-to-back ACC contests on the road. CU has had problems at both ends of the floor, ranking last in scoring defense (68.8 ppg.) and 11th in scoring offense (58.7 ppg.). They are one of the better free throw shooting teams in the league at 71.7 percent. Forward D’Lesha Lloyd – the only Tiger averaging double digits (10.8 ppg.) – put up 31 points in the win at Virginia Tech.
Seminoles Riding 10-Game Winning Streak Over Clemson
A win over Clemson on Sunday would equal Florida State’s longest winning streak over a single school. FSU comes into the contest having won 10-straight games. The Seminoles’ longest winning streak against one school is a pair of 11-game streak over South Florida. FSU has won five games in a row in Littlejohn Coliseum but the games have been close as only one game has been decided by eight points or more. Clemson hasn’t beaten the Seminoles since a 56-43 decision in Tallahassee on January 31, 2002. Florida State’s streak came after a 21-game losing streak to Clemson, which is the longest to a single opponent in school history.