Jan. 10, 2003
Join the Hoop Troop on January 12th at 1:00 pm for a rocking and roaring
Tailgate party outside the Leon County Civic Center and then watch the Seminoles and the Tar Heels at 2:00 pm. Florida State is 10-3 overall and 2-0 in the ACC while 10th-ranked North Carolina is 13-1 overall and 3-0 in the league.
A Closer Look: Florida State Seminoles 2002-03 Record 10-3, 2-0 2001-02 Record 13-15 Head Coach Sue Semrau School Record/Year 70-85/6th Career Record/Year Same Starters Returning/Lost 2/3
#10 North Carolina Tar Heels 2002-03 Record 12-1, 2-0* 2001-02 Record 26-9 Head Coach Sylvia Hatchell School Record/Yrs. 342-170/17th Career Record/Yrs. 614-250/28th Starters Returning/Lost 4/1 *record does not include Wake Forest game on 1/9.
North Carolina has a 20-6 series advantage over Florida State, dating back to the 1981-82 season. Since FSU joined the ACC in 1991-92, UNC is 19-4 vs. the Seminoles. Overall vs. UNC, FSU is 2-9 in Tallahassee, 2-10 in Chapel Hill and 2-1 at neutral sites. Florida State
FLORIDA STATE Probable Starters: G 11 Angela Sutton 4.9 ppg, 1.5 rpg G 33 Tasheika Morris 14.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg G 2 LaQuinta Neely 7.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.5 apg C 5 Trinetta Moore 6.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg F 20 Katelyn Vujas 7.8 ppg, 6.5 rpg
NORTH CAROLINA Probable Starters: G 25 Leah Metcalf 8.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg G 14 Coretta Brown 12.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 4.2 apg C 15 Candace Sutton 11.5 ppg, 6.1 rpg F 30 Nikita Bell 10.6 ppg, 6.2 rpg F 10 Jennifer Thomas 4.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg
A COMPARISON: Here's a statistical look at how the Seminoles and the Tar Heels match up:
FSU PER GAME UNC 71.5 points 79.0 .433 fg % .473 .287 3-pt fg % .331 .682 ft % .576 41.5 rebounds 47.5 12.0 assists 18.1 18.8 turnovers 20.0 10.7 steals 11.9 4.3 blocks 3.7
DEFENSE HOLD ‘EM
While the Florida State defense caused 24 NC State turnovers, the Seminoles were careful and committed just 14 fouls and sent NC State to the free throw line just three times the entire game. The Wolfpack were averaging 23 free attempts per game coming into the contest. Also, in the last 27:16 of the game vs. NC State, the Seminole defense allowed only 27 Wolfpack points.
While the Seminoles average better than 71 points per game, Florida State has won three games by 64 points or less, including both of its ACC wins. FSU’s lowest output in a win this season was in its 58-47 victory over defending Big Ten champion Indiana. The most points Florida State has scored in a game this season is 89 points while the least amount of points the Tribe has scored is 55.
DID YOU KNOW THAT…
Genesis Choice ranks among the ACC’s top 15 in five statistical categories while Tasheika Morris ranks among the top 10 in three statistical categories… FSU has three of the top five free throw shooters in the ACC… FSU has shot 41 percent or better in its 10 wins… FSU has had 43 or more rebounds in seven games… FSU has had double-digit assists, including a season-high 20 vs.UCF, in nine games… FSU has had double-digit steals, including a season-high 22 vs. Wright State, in six games… FSU has started 2-0 in the ACC just one other time (2000-01 season).