Jan. 5, 2006
The 9-4 Florida State women’s basketball team will tip off its ACC season with a 7 p.m. tilt at No. 2 Duke (12-0, 1-0 ACC) Thursday at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The game can be heard in Tallahassee on WFLA Sports Radio AM 1270 or by accessing www.seminoles.com.
Duke holds a 24-7 series advantage over Florida State. The series dates back to FSU’s first season in the ACC – 1991-92. FSU won the first five out of six meetings between the two schools, including the first four straight contests, but has won just twice since. Overall, FSU is 3-11 in ACC openers while head coach Sue Semrau is 3-5. In ACC openers, FSU is 1-3 at home and 2-8 on the road. This season will mark the 11th time in 15 seasons that the Seminoles will open an ACC season on the road.
Despite an 11-point lead in the second half, the Seminoles fell 72-62 at rival-Florida in the first game of the New Year for both teams on January 2nd. This season is the first time FSU and UF have split the season series since the 1983-84 season when the Seminoles took a 74-70 win in Tallahassee and the Gators won 65-57 in Gainesville. For the fourth time in the last five games, senior Ganiyat Adeduntan led the Seminoles in scoring with 17 points at Florida. She recorded her season-high of 20 points in the win over Florida back in November. Alicia Gladden is on a five-game double figure scoring streak – the longest of any player this season. Gladden, Britany Miller and Ganiyat Adeduntan have scored in double figures a team-high nine times this season.
Not only do the Seminoles open an ACC season on the road for the 11th time in 15 years, but five of their first seven league contests are away from Tallahassee and the first three of those five road tilts are against Top 10 opponents.