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Seminoles Close Out 2005 Hosting Lipscomb Friday

Dec. 29, 2005

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The Florida State women’s basketball team (8-3) doesn’t have too much time to celebrate Wednesday’s win over Fordham in the Bronx, N.Y. because the Seminoles are hosting Lipscomb (0-7) in their last game of 2005 on Friday, December 30th at 7 p.m. The game can be heard live in Tallahassee on WFLA AM 1270 or by accessing www.seminoles.com.

FSU needs to enjoy its home game vs. Lipscomb because after that, the Seminoles will not be home again until January 8th and will play six of their next eight games on the road. Ganiyat Adeduntan led all players with 16 points and had a team-high 10 rebounds at Fordham for her first double-double of the season. Adeduntan joins Alicia Gladden and Britany Miller as Seminoles who have recorded double-doubles this season.

Friday’s game will be just the second meeting between FSU and Lipscomb. The two clubs met last season in a rare nonconference February game. The Tribe took a 73-49 win in Nashville and the victory put a halt to the Seminoles’ two-game losing skid. Lipscomb is the second of two Atlantic Sun teams the Seminoles face this season. FSU defeated Florida Atlantic on December 17th. Overall, FSU is 25-12 vs. current teams from the Atlantic Sun. Lipscomb’s last game was back on Dec. 19th – which will be an 11-day break for the Lady Bisons. The contest was also on the road and happened to be against an ACC team as Wake Forest took a 101-38 win over Lipscomb. Lipscomb has played just one game at home so far this season.

Since the 1980-81 season (since dates have been kept in the records), Florida State is 13-12 in the last game of a calendar year. The Tribe has played 10 times before on December 30th and is 4-6 in those games, including 2-3 under Sue Semrau. Since 1980-81, FSU is 2-2 at home in the last game of a calendar year. Not including Friday’s Lipscomb game, FSU’s record for the year 2005 is 19-10, including 11-7 last season.

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