Feb. 5, 2007
RALEIGH, NC – Seminole sophomore Britany Miller scored 22 points but she was the only bright spot as the Florida State women’s basketball team fell 68-51 at NC State Monday night at Reynolds Coliseum. FSU fell to 17-6 overall and 6-2 in the ACC while the Wolfpack, who celebrated head coach Kay Yow’s 700th career victory, improved to 17-7 and 6-3 in the league.
“I thought NC State did a great job of exploiting our weaknesses tonight,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “I’m sad it came at our expense but very happy for Coach Yow and her 700th win. What a class act she is and how big she’s been in my life as a coach and as a real figure in women’s basketball. We’ll regroup and bounce back and prepare for Friday.”
FSU was down 22 heading into the second half and could not overcome the deficit. The closest the Seminoles got in the second half was 16 points in the final 3:02 minutes of the game.
Miller had a team-high nine rebounds while senior Alicia Gladden added 11 points and six rebounds. FSU shot a dismal 37 percent for the game and suffered 17 turnovers. NC State, which was led by Gillian Goring’s 19 points and 12 rebounds, edged the Seminoles in rebounding at 36-35 and shot 47 percent for the game. The Wolfpack was 14-or-17 (82 percent) from the free throw line while the Seminoles got to the line just eight times and hit five of those attempts.
The Seminoles allowed the Wolfpack to score the game’s first eight points and Florida State never recovered and trailed 41-19 by halftime. Playing without starter Shante Williams, who was benched due to a violation of team policy, the Seminoles were simply out of sync. Gladden got in early foul trouble and played just nine first half minutes with three fouls. Only Miller managed to do anything offensively with eight points. Nikki Anthony came in off of the bench to boost the team in rebounding with five boards. She finished the game with seven rebounds. NC State went 11-for-13 from the free throw line while the Seminoles did not attempt a free throw in the first half.
Florida State will host Georgia Tech on Friday, February 9th at 7 p.m. and the game will be televised on FSN Florida.