Feb. 10, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State will take on the Clemson Tigers for the second time in less than a month on Thursday when the No. 10 Seminoles welcome Clemson to the Tucker Center for a 7 p.m. tip.
The Seminoles returned to the top 10 this week after a pair of 83-point outbursts. FSU notched an 83-73 road win to snap North Carolina’s 19-game home winning streak and followed that up with the largest ACC win in school history with an 83-38 win over Wake Forest on Sunday.
The Seminoles have been ranked in the top 25 for a school-record 29 consecutive polls.
Series – FSU leads 25-14
Last Meeting – FSU 80, at Clemson 50 – January 14, 2010
Florida State – Sue Semrau, 13th year
Career Record – 203-163
At Florida State – Same
Clemson, Christy McKinney, 5th Year
Career Record – 273-228
At Clemson – 56-89
In the Rankings
Florida State – AP – 10; Coaches – 10
Clemson – AP – NR; Coaches – NR
On the Air
Radio – WNLS 1270 AM Seminoles.com
Talent – Ryan Pensy, Melissa Bruner
Live Video – Seminoles.com
The Tigers are riding a two-game losing streak after capturing a pair of home wins over Boston College and NC State. The pair of wins snapped an eight-game losing streak.
Clemson is 11-14 on the year and 2-7 in conference play, tied with Virginia Tech for 11th place in the ACC.
Leading the way is Lele Hardy with her 13.8 ppg and 8.4 rpg, while Shaniqua Pauldo is pouring in 11.7 ppg.
Pauldo scored nearly half of Clemson’s points in the previous matchup as she tallied 21 on 7-of-15 shooting in FSU’s 80-50 win.
Last Time Out
Chasity Clayton had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 15 Florida State to an 83-38 rout of Wake Forest on Sunday.
The Seminole defense held Wake Forest to 21.8 percent shooting, matching the lowest mark allowed this season with Harvard.
The Demon Deacons connected on just one shot from distance as the team went 1-for-24 from three-point range.
The Seminoles shot 56.4 percent from the field marking the fifth time this season that FSU eclipsed 50 percent.
Up Next For The Seminoles
FSU will open a stretch of home and away contests with a trip to Atlanta on Monday to take on Georgia Tech at 7 p.m. The Yellow Jackets and Seminoles are the only teams in the ACC with 20 wins this season. FSU will then return home on Feb. 18 to host Virginia Tech.