Jan. 9, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 11/13 Florida State Seminoles will take to the road Sunday to face off against in-state rival Miami at 1 p.m. in their second ACC contest of the year. The Seminoles will look to extend their ACC-best 17-game road winning streak dating back to a year ago when FSU went 13-0 away from Tallahassee.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The No. 11/13 Florida State Seminoles will take to the road Sunday to face off against in-state rival Miami at 1 p.m. in their second ACC contest of the year.
The Seminoles will look to extend their ACC-best 17-game road winning streak dating back to a year ago when FSU went 13-0 away from Tallahassee.
In addition to the road streak being on the line the Seminoles will also be searching for their 10th-consecutive win in the month of January. The `Noles went a perfect 7-0 a year ago and have wins over Temple and No. 19 Virginia in 2010.
The FSU senior class will also look to continue its streak of domination against Sunshine State teams as they have posted a 20-1 record in their four years with only 2 contests remaining against Miami.
Series – FSU leads 28-7 Last Meeting – at FSU 59, Miami 58 – February 22, 2009
Florida State – Sue Semrau, 13th year
Career Record – 219-162
At Florida State – Same
Miami – Katie Meier, Fifth Year
Career Record – 138-117
At Miami – 62-72
In the Rankings
Florida State Coaches – 11, AP – 13
Miami Coaches – RV, AP – RV
On the Air
Radio – WFLA 100.7 FM Seminoles.com
Talent – Ryan Pensy, Melissa Bruner
TV – FS Florida
Talent – Mike Hogewood, Debbie Antonelli
Miami enters Sunday’s contest with the 10th-highest scoring offense in the country at 80.1 points per game and are led by Riquana Williams and Shenise Johnson who are averaging 22.1 and 18.5 points per game.
Williams enters the week ranked No. 8 in the nation in scoring and has done the majority of her damage from behind the arc ranking in the top 10 with 3.3 triples per contest.
Miami has won five of its last six games and two straight after opening the New Year with a 75-61 road win at Miami (OH).
The Hurricanes only two losses this season were to top 25 teams Nebraska (13-0) and Texas (11-3).
A year ago Florida State claimed both meetings with Miami a 75-59 road win on Feb. 8 before a narrow 59-58 win two weeks later at the Tucker Center.
Last Time Out
Chasity Clayton helped Florida State open the ACC season with a win for the fourth year in a row as the Seminoles claimed a 68-50 win over Virginia.
The FSU defense came to play in the second half as it held Virginia to just 5-of-31 from the field for a dismal 16.1 percent. The Seminoles held Virginia to just 16 second half points.
Clayton led the Seminoles with a career-high 15 points off the bench as FSU had four scorers in double-figures for the eighth time this season.
Up Next For The Seminoles
The Seminoles will continue their two-game roadswing on Thursday when they take on Clemson. The Seminoles have won 13 of the last 14 meetings against the Tigers, including seven straight in Littlejohn Coliseum.