Feb. 17, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s basketball team returns home Thursday to take on Virginia Tech at 7 p.m.
The Seminoles are coming off an impressive 69-59 road win over Georgia Tech that snapped the Yellow Jackets’ 12-game winning streak in the Alexander Coliseum.
FSU is riding a four-game winning streak and have won eight of its last nine, including eight straight in the friendly confines of the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. The Seminoles have held their opponents to an average of 54.5 points per game during the stretch.
With a win the Seminoles would carry a one-game advantage over Virginia when the two hook up Monday night in Charlottesville.
Series – FSU leads 16-9
Last Meeting – January 8, 2009 – FSU 67, at Virginia Tech 63
Florida State – Sue Semrau, 13th year
Career Record – 205-163
At Florida State – Same
Virginia Tech – Beth Dunkenberger, 5th year
Career Record – 162-132
At Virginia Tech – 97-82
In the Rankings
Florida State – AP – 10; Coaches – 10
Virginia Tech – AP – NR; Coaches – NR
On the Air
Radio – WNLS 1270 AM Seminoles.com
Talent – Ryan Pensy, Melissa Bruner
TV – FS Florida
Talent – Tom Block, Robin Muller
Scouting Virginia Tech
The Hokies come to Tallahassee with a 13-12 record and will face their second straight top 10 opponent after falling to Duke at home on Sunday by a 65-53 margin.
Utahya Drye leads Virginia Tech in scoring and rebounding with 11.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per contest.
Virginia Tech has lost five of its last six games and have struggled on the road this year posting a 2-7 road record, including a 1-4 mark in conference play.
The Seminoles have 10-2 at the Tucker Center against Virginia Tech and have won 11 of the last 12 meetings.
Last Time Out
Jacinta Monroe and Alysha Harvin led a second-half rally as Florida State (22-4, 8-2) defeated No. 19 Georgia Tech 69-59 to hand the Yellow Jackets their first home loss of the season.
Monroe had 12 of her 14 points in the second half and Harvin scored 11 of her 14 after intermission as Florida State shot 45.5 percent compared to just 29.2 percent in the first half.
Courtney Ward dished out 10 assists for the second straight game and has now doled out 10 or more assists four times this season.
The Seminoles snapped Georgia Tech’s 12-game home winning streak and improved on their ACC-best road record the past two years and are now 10-2 in ACC road games.
Up Next For The Seminoles
FSU heads to Virginia for a key matchup with the Cavaliers who own an 8-3 conference mark. The Seminoles claimed a 68-50 win over Virginia to open the ACC season on Jan. 7 at home. Four different Seminoles reached double figures in scoring led by Chasity Clayton who poured in 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds off the bench.