March 6, 2004
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Florida State women’s basketball team fell 62-47 to Maryland in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Saturday night at Greensboro Coliseum. FSU went to 14-14 while Maryland improved to 17-11.
With 10 points, senior Lauren Bradley was the only Seminole who managed double figures in the game as Florida State shot just 28 percent for the game and was outrebounded 51-36.
“We couldn’t throw the beebee in the ocean tonight,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “And I thought that dictated our intensity because we couldn’t score. We got good looks but we just didn’t knock them down and that affected everything we did. We didn’t go to the boards either and it’s not like we were busting to get back in transition D. I don’t know if we were just in shock that our shots weren’t going down or what it was.”
A Florida State scoring drought of 8:55 saw the Seminoles go from a 4-1 lead to a 12-point deficit with 12:00 left on the clock in the first half. The Tribe pulled to within eight twice but the Terps ran off seven unanswered to go up 15 and led 33-22 at the half. Maryland led by double digits the final 23:51 of the game. FSU scored quickly to start the second half, but managed just four points in the first six minutes of the second half. After falling behind by 20 with 10:02 left, FSU cut it to 10 points with under five minutes to play but could get no closer.
Bradley had a team-high nine rebounds for the Seminoles. Freshman post Ronalda Pierce had eight boards and a career-high six blocks in the game. Seniors Tasheika Allen and Trinetta Moore added seven points apiece.