Jan. 25, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Senior Alicia Gladden had 17 points and sophomore Britany Miller added 14 but the Florida State Seminoles fell 73-60 to No. 1 Duke Thursday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center. FSU’s record went to 15-5 overall and 4-1 in ACC play while Duke was led by Alison Bales’ 15 points as she helped the Blue Devils remain undefeated at 21-0 and 6-0 in league play.
“It was fun to see my team compete with the No. 1 team in the country tonight,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “There were a lot of positives for us in this basketball game.”
The Seminoles trailed just one point with 2:32 left in the first half but allowed the Blue Devils to close out the half on an 8-1 run, giving Duke a 36-28 advantage at halftime.
In the second half, FSU pulled to within six with 18:19 left in the game but could not get any closer. Florida State was called for 12 fouls in the final 20 minutes to Duke’s six and the Blue Devils went 16-for-18 from the charity stripe in the second half alone.
For the game, Duke went 20-for-26 from the free throw line while the Seminoles had just 12 attempts and hit eight of those shots. Duke shot 42 percent but committed 18 turnovers.
Florida State rebounded the ball well, including 16 offensive boards, but struggled to score and shot just 34 percent for the game. Sophomore Tanae Davis-Cain added 10 points off of the bench for the Seminoles while rookie Jacinta Monroe, who got the start for the second straight game, led the team with eight rebounds to go with her eight points.
Florida State hosts Virginia Sunday, January 25th at 2 p.m. The game will be televised on Sun Sports. At halftime, FSU will retire the jerseys of Seminole greats Tia Paschal and Wanda Burns.