Feb. 24, 2010
The Florida State women’s basketball team will look to make it seven straight wins Thursday night when the Seminoles take on in-state rival Miami at 7 p.m. on FS Florida. Seminole seniors Angel Gray, Alysha Harvin and Jacinta Monroe will be honored before the game.
The Seminoles are coming off a nail-biting 59-58 win at No. 18 Virginia on Monday and will be looking to exact some revenge on the visiting Hurricanes as Miami delivered one of the two ACC losses to the Seminoles this season.
Courtney Ward broke away from her impressive assist numbers (29 in 3 games) to produce a season-high 29 points on 10-of-14 shooting, including six three-pointers at Virginia. Ward needs just 17 more assists to become FSU’s all-time assists leader.
Jacinta Monroe was the hero Monday night as she sank a pair of crucial free throws with 5.1 seconds left to provide the one-point margin.
The Seminoles have won the last seven home meetings with the Hurricanes and the loss in January snapped a streak of 8 straight wins overall.
Series – FSU leads 28-8
Last Meeting – January 10, 2010, at Miami 78, FSU 70
Florida State – Sue Semrau, 13th year
Career Record – 206-163
At Florida State – Same
Miami – Katie Meier, 5th year
Career Record – 142-124
At Miami – 66-81
In the Rankings
Florida State – AP – 9; Coaches – 10
Miami – AP – NR; Coaches – NR
On the Air
Radio – WNLS 1270 AM Seminoles.com
Talent – Ryan Pensy, Melissa Bruner
TV – FS Florida
Talent – Tom Block, Robin Muller
The Hurricanes have been mired in a tough stretch since upsetting the Seminoles in South Florida in January, winning back-to-back games just once.
Miami has lost four straight games and are currently tied for 10th place in the ACC with a 3-9 conference mark.
The duo of Riquna Williams and Shenise Johnson lead the Hurricanes in scoring with 19.1 and 19.0 points per game, respectively. The pair both rank among the top 20 scorers in the country this season.
Johnson is doing it on the defensive end with her 3.2 steals per game, ranking 10th in the country.
Williams ranks 24th in the country with her 2.7 three-pointers per game.
Last Time Out
Florida State senior Jacinta Monroe sunk two free throws with 5.1 seconds left to give Florida State a 59-58 win at No. 18 Virginia Monday night.
Courtney Ward erupted for a career-high 29 points in the win, including a career-high 6 three-pointers.
The 29 points was the most scored by a Seminole since Britany Miller scored 29 against Wake Forest in 2007.
The Seminoles won the rebounding battle for the the fifth time in the last six games with their 35-28 triumph over Virginia.
Up Next For The Seminoles
FSU will wrap up the regular season at Maryland on Sunday, Feb. 28 in a nationally televised game on ESPN2. The Seminoles dropped the lone matchup with the Terps a year ago by just one point 72-71 in the Tucker Center. FSU is just 3-12 in College Park.