January 20, 2007 - by
Seminoles, Bulldogs Square Off In Russell Athletic Shootout Sunday Afternoon

Jan. 20, 2007

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The Florida State women’s basketball team will put its 15-3 record to the test with a rare January non-conference game when they face the SEC’s No. 16 Georgia Bulldogs (15-4) Sunday, January 21st, at 12:30 p.m. in the Russell Athletic Shootout (ACC/SEC Challenge) in Duluth, Ga. The game will be televised regionally, including in Florida on Sun Sports. The game can also be heard via the Internet at www.seminoles.com.

“Georgia is going to present a great challenge for us especially as we continue to go into the ACC and play upper division teams,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “Their physical style of play is going to be very similar to what we’re going to see out of Duke and Maryland and this game will help us to prepare for those games.”

Georgia, at No. 16, will be the first ranked team the Seminoles have faced this season. FSU went 3-4 vs. AP ranked teams last season and have gone 6-7 vs. ranked opponents in the last two seasons. Florida State is 0-5 all-time vs. Georgia and head coach Sue Semrau is 0-1. FSU has five players on this year’s roster who hail from the state of Georgia while there are no Floridians on the Bulldogs’ roster.

Sunday’s game will be Florida State third road game in the last seven days. The Seminoles are 7-3 this season on the road, including 4-3 in non-conference road play. One of those losses was at Mississippi State, one of two other SEC schools FSU has already played this season. At 4-0 in the ACC, FSU is one of three teams undefeated in ACC play.

“Playing three games on the road in a seven-day span is something we’ve tried to prepare for,” Semrau said. “Obviously it’s tougher during conference play to have this stretch but you can’t really dictate how things will go in conference play. It’s nothing I would have chosen as a schedule but we’ll take it on and we’ll head straight into it and give it our best shot.”

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