Jan. 26, 2007
Florida State (15-5, 4-1 ACC) plays host to the Virginia Cavaliers (12-8, 2-4 ACC) Sunday, January 25th at 2 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center. The game will be televised on Sun Sports and can be heard in Tallahassee on WNLS AM 1270 and via the internet on www.seminoles.com.
Florida State will celebrate Sue Semrau’s 10th Anniversary as head coach of the Seminoles in a “Salute to Sue” and Alumni Weekend at the Tucker Center. The first 1,000 fans will receive free white t-shirts courtesy of Hancock Bank, as Florida State’s looks to create white-out conditions for the Cavaliers. Fans are encouraged to wear white to the game. Following the game, there will be a reception open to all fans to honor Coach Sue.
A 13-point loss to No. 1 Duke Thursday is Florida State’s only blemish on its home record this season as the Seminoles sport a 7-1 record at the Tucker Center in 2006-07.
Only two other teams have gotten closer to the Blue Devils than the Seminoles this season. Then-No. 25 Bowling Green (now No. 16) fell by just nine (55-46) back in mid-December while No. 4 Tennessee lost by just four points (74-70) on January 22nd. Before playing at Florida State, Duke has been beaten ACC opponents by an average of 25.4 points, including a 19-point win over defending national champion Maryland.
FSU and Virginia meet for the 34th time Sunday and the Cavaliers have a 27-6 series advantage but the Seminoles swept UVA last season. All six FSU victories over Virginia have occurred since 2001, meaning all six wins are to Sue Semrau’s credit.
Virginia is coming off a 71-60 loss at NC State and has dropped five of its last seven games, including the last three straight.
The Seminoles have lost their last two games, both against nationally-ranked opponents. It’s the second time FSU has lost two straight this season. Florida State has not lost three straight games since the 2003-04 season. With a win over UVA, FSU will sport a 6-2 record in the month of January.
During Sunday’s game, FSU will welcome back its women’s basketball alumni. At halftime, FSU will retire the jerseys of Seminole greats Tia Paschal and Wanda Burns-Jackson. After the game, everyone is invited to join us for a reception celebrating Head Coach Sue Semrau and Assistant Coach Angie Johnson’s 10 years at Florida State.