Nov. 26, 1997
TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida State scored the final nine points of the game
on its way to a 64-54 win over Ole Miss as the Seminole women’s basketball
team improved to 3-1, marking its best start since 1993-94. With the loss,
Ole Miss falls to 1-4 on the season.
Florida State trailed by three points early and were down 4-5 at the
15:45 mark but sophomore Latavia Coleman scored two of her game-high 22
points on the next possession to give the squad the lead for good. FSU led
by as many as 12 points midway through the second half, but Ole Miss pulled
to within a point at 55-54 before the Seminoles closed out the scoring and
went on for the victory. Coleman grabbed 11 rebounds to go along with her
22 points and recorded her second double-double of the year and her fifth
of her career. Freshman Brooke Wyckoff’s seven blocks broke a 14-year old
FSU record. The previous record of six blocks was set by Brenda Cliette in
1983. Wyckoff also led the way with a game-high 12 rebounds. Senior Wendy
Hampton chipped in 10 points and eight boards while junior guard Jen
Robinson picked up six assists.
Tonight’s win was the FSU program’s first win over an SEC opponent since
the third game of the 1992-93 season when the Seminoles downed LSU, 79-59.
Florida State next action will be at North Carolina State on Wednesday,
Dec. 3rd at 7 p.m.