Nov. 16, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Fresh off a 79-50 season-opening win over North Florida the Florida State Seminoles take to the road Tuesday for a battle with the rival Florida Gators at 7 p.m. in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. The meeting will be the earliest in the season since the Seminoles and Gators met in the second game of the season in 2004-05 as well.
The Seminoles will look to answer a 15-point loss at home a year ago to the Gators when they continue a string of three-consecutive matchups against schools from the state of Florida.
FSU has won four of the last six meetings against Florida, including road wins in 2004-05 (72-62) and 2007-08 (81-78). Senior Jacinta Monore poured in 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the win at Florida in 2007.
Florida will be one of three potential SEC opponents on the Seminole non-conference schedule in 2009-10 and will provide a tough test for the Seminoles. FSU will host Auburn in the Seminoles Classic on Nov. 27 and could potentially meet the Arkansas Razorbacks on Dec. 20 in the second round of the Duel in the Desert Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev.
Florida opened its season with a commanding win over Stetson, who will visit Tallahassee on Friday, as the Gators ran past the Hatters for an 85-63 win.
Leading the way was Jennifer George who tallied a game-high 21 points on 7 of 9 shooting off the bench, including 7 of 11 from the charity stripe.
Jordan Jones chipped in 17 points, hitting three triples and dishing out a team-high fi ve assists.
Fellow guard Steffi Sorensen registered six steals in the win.
Last Time Out
The No. 15 Seminoles (1-0) held North Florida scoreless for more than 12 minutes in the fi rst half, romping to a 79-50 win. Florida State put the game away in the fi rst half with a 30-0 run and a defense that held North Florida (0-1) to just two points in the paint.
The game will be the first of 10 that will feature the Seminoles on television. Sun Sports will be producing the broadcast with Mick Hubert on the call and Mark Wise providing color commentary.