Nov. 18, 2006
The 3-0 Florida State women’s basketball team, fresh off its 64-50 win at Southeast Missouri Friday night, will host Oakland (1-1) Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center. It will be the fourth game in the last seven days for the Seminoles. Oakland returns three starters from last year’s NCAA Tournament team. The game will be video-streamed through ACC Select.
“We’re looking forward to playing another NCAA Tournament team in Oakland,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “They are very well coached. Beckie Francis is an excellent coach. They’re a small team that runs a lot of motion and it’s going to be a great match up for us on the perimeter. It will be interesting to see how we defend their post players because they are small and like to step out much like we did two years ago. It will be a great test for us with our fourth game in a seven-day period and fighting fatigue and we need to be ready to play.”
Florida State is 4-1 all-time vs. current members of the Mid-Continent Conference. Sunday will be the first meeting between FSU and Oakland. The last time the Seminoles played a Mid-Continent team was December 21, 2001 vs. IUPUI in Indiana. The Seminoles won that game 78-68. Through the first five games this season, Florida State will have played schools representing five different conferences including Conference USA, Atlantic 10, Ohio Valley, Mid-Continent and the SEC.
Sophomore guard Tanae Davis-Cain, in her first start of the season, scored a career-high 21 points including a career-high five three-pointers in the SEMO win. She nearly doubled her scoring average (from 6.0 to 11.0 ppg) with her outstanding performance. Her previous career-high was 15 points vs. Washington on November 20, 2005. The 21 points marked Davis-Cain’s 10 double-digit scoring game of her career. She already has nine three-pointers on the year after having 20 in 30 games last year.