Dec. 5, 2005
The Florida State women’s basketball team (6-1), winners of five straight since a two-point loss to Washington, will hit the road for the first time this season when they face the Golden Hurricane of Tulsa (4-1) Tuesday, December 6th. The game can be heard on WFLA AM 1270 in Tallahassee or by accessing www.seminoles.com. Starting with the Tulsa game, FSU will play 10 of its next 13 games on the road.
“The best thing about that we’ve been able to do with seven home games is to get to know each other which has been important as a young team with a lot of different freshmen and even sophomores who are coming back into the fold,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “Now we need we the challenge of the road and that opportunity to come together in a different kind of way. Tulsa’s a great basketball team. They went to Arkansas and won and beat Oklahoma State. It’s going to be an epic challenge but we’re ready.”
Florida State is 2-0 vs. Tulsa but the two teams haven’t met since November 19, 1999. Sue Semrau is 2-0 vs. Tulsa. The Seminoles have won the two contests vs. Tulsa by an average of just 8.0 points per game. Tulsa is the second of two straight Conference USA teams the Seminoles will face this season as the Tribe topped UCF 81-49 Sunday. Overall, FSU is 41-45 against current teams from Conference USA.
So far this season, FSU has played teams from six different conferences including the Southern, Pac-10, SEC, Horizon League, Big Sky and Conference USA. Florida State is led by a freshman this season as Britany Miller is averaging 12.0 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. She is the only Seminole to start all seven games this season. After starting three freshmen and two sophomores in two straight games, FSU went back to it usual line up vs. UCF and will start those five again at Tulsa.
FSU’s 6-1 start marks the sixth time in FSU history that a women’s basketball team has started a season 6-1 or better. Four of those times have come under Sue Semrau’s direction.