Feb. 11, 2007
Monday, February 12th at 7 p.m. will feature the ACC’s second and third place teams as the Florida State women’s basketball team (18-6, 7-2 ACC) hosts No. 2-ranked North Carolina at 7 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center. It will be “Seminoles Salute the Cause” night as $1 from every ticket purchased will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of fellow ACC coach, Kay Yow of NC State, who is currently fighting the disease.
“What a huge game for us and what a great chance for us to support one of very own,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “Coach Yow has suffered from breast cancer and she’s one of all of our favorite coaches. We’ve been personally touched in our program too as Christie Lautsch lost her mother to breast cancer and to be able to help find a way so that other people won’t have to be touched by this is very important to our program. I’m confident our fans will come out in strong support of this cause.”
FSU maintained its third-place standing in the ACC with a 63-52 win over Georgia Tech Friday night. It was FSU’s third straight win over the Yellow Jackets and with a 7-2 ACC mark, Florida State has now earned seven or more ACC victories for the fifth straight season and for the seventh time since joining the league in 1991-92.
Much of why the Seminoles are having success this season is the play of senior Alicia Gladden who has led FSU in scoring a team-high nine times. Gladden became the 20th member of the 1,000 point club at FSU in the second game of the season and now has 1,288 career points which ranks 11th all-time at FSU. She is just one point shy of moving into the Top 10 in scoring at Florida State. With 255 career steals, including a team-high 53 steals this season, she is second all-time in career steals at FSU and is just 14 steals shy of tying Tia Paschal for the school leader.
North Carolina has a 25-7 series advantage over Florida State, dating back to the 1981-82 season. Since FSU joined the ACC in 1991-92, UNC is 24-5 vs. the Seminoles. Florida State pulled an upset over then No. 6-ranked North Carolina the last time these two teams met in Tallahassee. FSU’s overtime win over UNC in 2005 in Tallahassee snapped a five-game losing streak to the Tar Heels. Three of FSU’s seven wins over UNC have been in Tallahassee.