Nov. 12, 2006
Fresh off its 93-77 win over UAB in the season-opener, the Florida State women’s basketball team will depart Tallahassee early Monday morning for New York to play Fordham Tuesday night at 7 p.m. The game can be heard in Tallahassee on WNLS AM 1270 or by accessing www.seminoles.com. The game will be FSU’s second in three days and first of two straight road games.
“The way this game came about is the fact that they added two games to our schedule in late April,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “In order to get those games, we had to see who else needed games at that point in time. New York seemed like a great place to go, but it’s going to challenge us and that’s not bad. I think it great for us to be challenged early. Anytime you go on the road, it’s tough, especially with a young team. We’ll give them the scouting report on the plane and we’ll get ready for it in a one-day turnaround.”
Fordham finished 10-18 last season and return one starter and just five letterwinners from that squad. The Rams, who fell to American 78-53 Sunday in their season-opener, have a new coach in Cathy Andruzzi.
FSU will be facing Fordham for the third straight season when the Seminoles and Rams square off Tuesday night. Overall, FSU is a perfect 4-0 vs. Fordham, including a 73-50 win last year. Three of FSU’s top four scorers in last year’s game between FSU and Fordham return this season. Alicia Gladden (13), Tanae Davis-Cain (13) and Shante Williams (10) all scored in double figures for the Seminoles. Prior to last year’s 23-point win, FSU had beaten Fordham by an average of just 10.7 points per game as two of the wins have been by seven points or less.
“We did play Fordham last year so we’ve got some film on them from last year,” Semrau said. “I don’t know a ton about their new personnel and they have a new coach, so it’s not going to be like we can look at their old sets and they’re going to be similar. We’ll learn a more about them and get ready for them.”