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Women’s Basketball Faces Nonconference-foe No. 15 Xavier on Thursday

Jan. 30, 2001

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The Game:
FSU Travels to #15 Xavier
Thursday, February 1, 2001 * 7 p.m.
Cintas Center * Cincinnati, OH
WNLS Sportsradio AM1270

FSU PROBABLE STARTERS 12 G April Traylor 14.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.8 apg 10 G Lakesha Springle 3.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.7 apg 13 C Levys Torres 9.7 ppg, 9.8 rpg 21 F Brooke Wyckoff 14.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg 20 F Katelyn Vujas 11.2 ppg, 6.5 rpg

XAVIER PROBABLE STARTERS 4 G Reetta Piipari 11.7 ppg, 9.1 apg 15 G Jennifer Parr 6.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg 40 G Nicole Levandusky 16.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg 05 C Taru Tuukanen 19.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg 20 F Jennifer Phillips 15.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg

FLORIDA STATE QUICKLY 2000-01 Record 12-7, 4-5 Head Coach Sue Semrau School Record 40-62/4th year Career Record same Starters Returning/Lost 3/2 1999-00 Record 12-17

XAVIER QUICKLY 2000-01 Record 17-2, 8-1 Head Coach Melanie Balcomb School Record 109-58/6th year Career Record 137-85/8th year Starters Returning/Lost 4/1 1999-00 26-5

THE SERIES Thursday's meeting will be the first contest between Xavier and Florida State. Xavier traveled to Tallahassee last season and won the Tallahassee-Democrat Seminole Classic after defeating Oakland and UT-Chattanooga.

ALREADY THERE With 12 wins, Florida State has already matched its win total off all of last season. FSU's four ACC wins also ties last year's total wins. FSU's best ACC record was 8-8 in 1991-92 -- the Noles first year in the league.

IN NONCONFERENCE ACTION FSU is 8-2 in non-ACC games this season, including a 3-2 record on the road. FSU's only losses to nonconference opponents this season came to the SEC's Florida by 14 and UT-Chattanooga of the Southern Conference by 10 points.

IN COMPARISON CATEGORY FSU XAVIER PPG 70.7 78.5 FG% .438 .508 3FG% .260 .405 FT% .707 .651 RPG 39.7 35.9 TO PG 19.1 17.6 STEALS PG 9.0 10.3 ASSISTS PG 13.8 21.6

WE'RE HOME Ohio natives Brooke Wyckoff, a senior, and Katelyn Vujas, a sophomore, have been looking forward to the Xavier game for quite awhile. Wyckoff is from nearby West Chester, while Vujas hails from Wadsworth. The game was scheduled primarily for Wyckoff to get a chance to play at "home."

SUPERLATIVES * Florida State has shot better than 50 percent in five games. * Florida State has outrebounded its opponent in 14 of 19 games. * FSU has had double-digit assists in 16 games, including a season-high 23 assists in the UNC-Asheville game. * FSU has won its 12 games by an average of 20.5 points per game. * FSU has won its 4 ACC games by an average of 9.5 points per game. * FSU is 8-2 at home this season.

AGAINST RANKED OPPONENTS The Xavier game will mark the sixth game FSU has played against a ranked opponent this season. FSU is currently 2-3 against ranked opponents this season.

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