Feb. 9, 2008
FSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Florida State at Virginia
Sunday, February 10 * 2 pm
John Paul Jones Arena (15,000) * Charlottesville, Va.
Radio: 1270 AM * ACC Select
FSU Radio: Ryan Pensy (PBP) * Melissa Bruner (Color)
The Opening Tip (What You Need To Know):
Seminoles Set For Rematch With Virginia On Sunday
For the second time in two weeks, the Florida State women’s basketball team will square off against Virginia. The Seminoles (15-8 overall, 5-3 ACC) will try to get a split of the season series when the two teams face off this Sunday (February 10) at 2 p.m. The Cavaliers (17-6, 5-2) won the first game of the year, 69-66, in overtime on January 26. The game can be heard on 1270 AM as well as Seminoles.com. It can be seen live on ACC Select.
FSU Having Success In Rematches
When it comes to playing teams for a second times during the season, the Seminoles have done a great job of making the necessary adjustments. Over the last three seasons, FSU is 10-2 during regular season rematches and the Seminoles have won their last seven rematches since falling Florida, 72-62, on Jan. 2, 2006. During that span, FSU is 5-1 when the rematch occurs on the road. When adding in the ACC Tournament, FSU is 10-5 in rematch since the 2004-05 seasons. This is the third season in a row that the Seminoles have played a team again in less than two weeks. Last season FSU played Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament four days after playing them in the final game of the regular season. During the 2005-06 season, the Seminoles and Miami squared off twice in eight days. In both instances Florida State won the game.
Lost in the shuffle of the teams ranked in the top 10 and the upstart season Georgia Tech is having, Virginia is putting together a very good season. The Cavaliers come into Sunday’s game having won 11 of their last 13 games with the only losses coming to Maryland. With three players averaging double figures, Virginia is third in the ACC at 74.3 ppg. Leading the way is sophomore guard Monica Wright, who is fourth in the conference at 17.0 ppg. Junior center Aisha Mohammed is the second in the ACC at 9.2 rpg. Even though Virginia doesn’t have a single player in the top 10 in three-point shooting percentage or three pointers made, the team is second in the conference at 38.9 percent.
FSU Falls In Overtime To UVA In First Meeting
Florida State battled back from a nine-point deficit and an eight-point margin with 8:26 remaining to push Virginia into overtime. Unfortunately, the Cavaliers were perfect from the floor in the extra session as they prevailed 66-69. Virginia had a 46.9 percent (30-of-64) to 35.9 percent (23-of-64) advantage from the floor. UVA also out-rebounded Florida State 44-to-36 with Aisha Mohammed grabbing 21 boards. FSU was sharp from the free throw line, hitting 72.7 percent (16-of-22). Four different players scored in double figures for the Seminoles, led by Jacinta Monroe with 15 to go along with a team-high nine rebounds.