Jan. 4, 2003
The 8-3 Florida State women’s basketball team, fresh off its 63-61 win at Wake Forest in the ACC opener, returns home to host non-conference opponent UCF (4-6) on Sunday, January 5th at 3 p.m. The game, which will be played at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center, will be televised on Sunshine Network and can also be heard via the Internet on www.seminoles.com.
Florida State Seminoles 2002-03 Record 8-3 2001-02 Record 13-15 Head Coach Sue Semrau School Record/Year 68-85/6th Career Record/Year Same Starters Returning/Lost 2/3
UCF Golden Knights 2002-03 Record 4-6 2001-02 Record 17-13 Head Coach Gail Strieigler School Record/Yrs. 40-57/4th Career Record/Yrs. Same Starters Returning/Lost 5/0
THE SERIES WITH UCF:
Florida State has an 8-2 advantage in the series with UCF, including four straight wins. Sue Semrau is 2-0 vs. the Golden Knights and the Seminoles have won by an average of 33.5 points per game in those two victories. Overall, in its eight wins vs. UCF, FSU has won by an average of 19.4 points per game. Since location records were kept (1980-81), FSU is 6-1 vs. UCF when playing in Tallahassee.
Here’s a statistical comparison between FSU and UCF:
FSU PER GAME UCF 71.6 points 57.2 .438 fg % .383 .264 3-pt fg % .253 .684 ft % .696 41.9 rebounds 41.7 11.5 assists 13.5 19.7 turnovers 20.5 10.7 steals 7.5 4.3 blocks 3.2
A CLOSER LOOK: Here's an even closer look at the series with UCF... First meeting: 1976-77, FSU won 77-63 Last meeting: 2001-02, FSU won 78-42 At home: 6-1 On road: 1-1 Location N/A: 1-0 Biggest win by margin: 36 pts 78-42 on December 2, 2001 in Tallahassee Biggest loss by margin: 17 pts 93-76 on December 3, 1984 in Orlando
AGAINST THE STATE
UCF will be Florida State’s fourth opponent this season from the state of Florida. This season, FSU is 2-1 against in-state foes. FSU is 140-70 all-time vs. opponents from the state of Florida (four-year institutions).
UCF will be Florida State’s last non-conference regular-season opponent of the season and the Seminoles are 7-3 in non-conference action so far. Here’s a look at FSU in non-conference play