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Seminoles Go Back On The Road

Nov. 16, 2006

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The Florida State women’s basketball team (2-0) is going on the road again. FSU is amidst a stretch in which the Seminoles will play four games, including two on the road, in seven days. So far, FSU is 2-0, including a dominating 84-34 win at Fordham Tuesday night, and will travel to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, for an 8:30 p.m. tilt at Southeast Missouri State (1-1) on Friday, November 17th. The game can be heard in Tallahassee on WNLS AM 1270 or by accessing www.seminoles.com. The contest will also be video-streamed through www.ovcsports.tv .


 


 “I’m really excited about the challenge for this team,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “Not only are we seeing a lot of different styles early but the challenge of going on the road early is very good for us as a young basketball team. I think it’s helping us to grow more quickly than we would have had we been at home or if we didn’t have this many games in this many days. It’s something that difficult, it’s a challenge and I think it’s going to pay off in the long run.”


 


Southeast women’s basketball had its best Division I season last year, finishing 22-9 after tying for the Ohio Valley Conference’s regular-season title, winning the conference tournament and securing the program’s first NCAA tournament berth. Southeast was at the Denver Regional last year with the Seminoles but lost to Stanford 72-45 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. FSU fell to the Cardinal in second round action, 88-70. SEMO Acting Head Coach John Ishee is in his first year back at Southeast Missouri State after serving as a volunteer assistant coach in 2002-03. SEMO is one of 12 teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament that the Seminoles will have the opportunity to face this season.


 


“That’s one thing we talked about,” Semrau said. “This is our first opportunity against an NCAA Tournament team from last year and it’s at their place. They’re a team that is known as a pressing team. We haven’t seen that yet but we’ll see it again when we play Florida. It will be a new style and a new challenge for us.”


 


Friday will be the first meeting between Florida State and Southeast Missouri State. The Seminoles are 5-0 all-time vs. current Ohio Valley schools. The last time FSU faced a team from the Ohio Valley was November 26, 2004 when the Seminoles topped Eastern Kentucky 70-53 in the first round of the Seminole Classic.


 


FSU’s 50-point win over Fordham Tuesday ranks tied for sixth among FSU’s Top 10 biggest wins by margin. Last year, FSU’s biggest win was also 50 points (92-42 over Lipscomb). Before the Fordham game, the last time the Seminoles recorded a 50-point or more victory on the road was a 100-45 victory at Tulane on November 8, 1990.


 

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