Nov. 21, 2000
Tallahassee, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s basketball team, fresh off a 25-point win over UNC-Asheville in its season-opener, will face the 1-0 Florida Lady Gators Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the O’Connell Center on the University of Florida campus. The game can be heard live on WNLS Sportsradio AM 1270 or by accessing broadcast.com through the Florida State website, seminoles.com.
“I know we are all looking forward to having such a big game so early,” FSU Head Coach Sue Semrau said. “Florida has had a nice preseason and have a lot of talented players, a lot of great weapons and we are looking forward to going out and putting together a team effort down in Gainesville. I think it’s going to be a great match up in the paint. They’ve got really strong post players and so do we.”
Led by Levys Torres‘ 15 points, the Seminoles had four players tally double figures in the opener. Katelyn Vujas turned in an all-around impressive performance with 14 points, a team-high eight rebounds, a career-high five assists and two steals. April Traylor and Brooke Wyckoff contributed 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Florida opened the season on the road with a 76-36 victory over Fordham. The Lady Gators were led by guard Tombi Bell’s 21 points and nine assists. Tamara Stocks added 15 points while Brandi McCain and Monique Cardenas had 14 and 13 points, respectively.
Wyckoff has career averages of 12.0 points and 13.0 rebounds in three games vs. Florida while Traylor has averaged 25.5 points in her two appearances vs. the Lady Gators. UF defeated FSU 82-74 last year in Tallahassee and has won 12 straight over the Seminoles.
After weeks of practice, the Florida game will be the second game in three days for the Seminoles.
“This is what we play for,” Semrau said. “Just having the opportunity to jump in and play games, we’ve been talking about for five weeks. I think they are very mentally prepared and excited.”