Jan. 24, 2004
The Florida State women’s basketball team prepares to host Georgia Tech on Sunday, January 25th at 5 p.m. – just 46 hours ago after its devastating 82-80 overtime loss to Virginia Frida night. FSU has now lost two straight league games while Georgia Tech has lost its last five ACC games. The Yellow Jackets last and only ACC win of the season was a 66-59 victory at home vs. Florida State in the league-opener on January 2nd. The game will be televised live on Sunshine Network.
GAME 19 Florida State (10-8, 3-4) vs. Georgia Tech (10-8, 1-5) Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004 * 5:00 p.m. Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center Sunshine Network WFLA-AM 1270 * www.seminoles.com
THE TEAMS FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES 2003-04 10-8, 3-4 ACC 2002-03 Final Record 17-13 Head Coach Sue Semrau/7th Season School Record 87-103 Career Record Same Starters Returning/Lost 4/1
GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS 2003-04 Record 10-8, 1-5 ACC 2002-03 Final Record 20-11 Head Coach MaChelle Joseph/1st Season School Record 10-8 Career Record/Yrs. Same Starters Returning/Lost 4/1
Sunday’s contest will be the 30th meeting between Florida State and Georgia Tech. The Seminoles have won six out of the last 10 games with the Yellow Jackets, but Tech has won three straight and leads the series 15-14. The series dates back to the 1974-75 season. Since joining the ACC in 1991-92, FSU has recorded three sweeps over Tech – in 1997-98, 1999-00 and 2000-01 – all in the Sue Semrau era.
A COMPARISON Here's a statistical look at how the Seminoles and the Yellow Jackets match up: FSU PER GAME GT 73.8 points 65.6 .456 fg % .411 .310 3-pt fg % .302 .655 ft % .691 39.9 rebounds 39.5 13.7 assists 13.1 18.1 turnovers 15.1 9.8 steals 5.8 2.8 blocks 4.0
A CLOSER LOOK Here's an even closer look at the series with Georgia Tech... First meeting: 1974-75, FSU won 58-22 Last meeting: Jan. 2, 2004, Tech won 66-59 At home: 6-7 On road: 7-7 Neutral: 1-1 Biggest win by margin: 36 pts. 1974-75 - 58-22 in Tallahassee Biggest loss by margin: 32 pts. 97-65 on Jan. 22, 1996 in Atlanta
* FSU’s last six wins over Georgia Tech have been by an average of 13.5 ppg.
* FSU’s six wins in Tallahassee have been by an average of 21.7 ppg.
SEMRAU VS. GEORGIA TECH
Head Coach Sue Semrau is 8-6 vs. Georgia Tech since her arrival in 1997-98. FSU has won those eight games by an average of 15.5 ppg. Semrau is 4-2 vs. Tech in Tallahassee.