February 14, 2010 - by
Key Test Awaits Noles

Feb. 14, 2010

Florida State will head north to take on No. 21 Georgia Tech in a battle for second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference Monday night. Tip is set for 7:05 p.m.

The Seminoles have won three straight and will look to improve on their ACC-best 9-2 conference road record in the last two years. FSU was a perfect 7-0 away from the Tucker Center a year ago and has posted a 2-2 record so far this year.



#10 Florida State (20-4)(6-2) at #19 Georgia Tech (20-5)(6-3 ACC)

Monday, February 15th, 2010 (7:00pm)

Alexander Memorial Coliseum



 Stats Comparison FSU GT
 Points Per Game 74.8 68.6
 Scoring Margin + 16.1 + 12.0
 FG Percentage .452 .417
 3P Percentage .383 .276
 FT Percentage .696 .697
 Rebounds Per Game 42.8 41.4
 Rebound Margin + 7.9 + 8.0
 Assists Per Game 16.2 16.0
 Turnovers Per Game 19.9 18.2
 Steals Per Game 9.0 11.4
 Blocks Per Game 4.8 2.4


 Florida State
Stat Leaders
 Georgia Tech
 J. Monroe 12.9 Points PG 15.0
 B. Ardossi
 J. Monroe 187 Rebounds 187
 B. Ardossi
 C. Ward 140 Assists 94
 D. Foster
 C. Ward 57 Steals 53
 2 Players
 J. Monroe 57 Blocks 17
 S. Goodlett

FSU has won seven of its last eight games and 10 of its last 12 thanks in large part to consistent shooting and stellar defense.

The Seminoles rank in the top 20 in the country in field goal percentage (19th, 45.2), three-point field goal percentage (10th, 38.3), field goal percentage defense (10th, 34.5) and three-point field goal percentage defense (20th, 27.4). FSU leads the ACC in three of the four categories.

The Matchup

Series – Tied 18-18
Last Meeting – at FSU 59, Ga. Tech 49; January 18, 2009

The Coaches

Florida State – Sue Semrau, 13th year
Career Record – 204-163
At Florida State – Same
Georgia Tech – Mechelle Joseph, 7th year

Career Record – 126-82

At Georgia Tech – Same

In the Rankings

Florida State – AP – 10; Coaches – 10

Georgia Tech – AP – 21; Coaches – RV

On the Air

Radio – WNLS • 1270 AM • Seminoles.com

Talent – Ryan Pensy, Melissa Bruner

TV – RSN (FS Florida)

Talent – Jenn Hidlreth, Debbie Antonelli

Scouting Georgia Tech

• Georgia Tech enters Monday night’s showdown riding a four-game winning streak. The Yellow Jackets have been perfect at home with an 11-0 record.

• Brigitte Ardossi leads Georgia Tech with 15.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, while Alex Montgomery and Deja Foster are both averaging 10.0-plus points per game at 12.3 and 10.0, respectively. Sasha Goodlett is also pouring in 9.9 points per game for the Yellow Jackets.

• FSU has won three of the last four meetings with Georgia Tech and are 9-8 in Atlanta against the Yellow Jackets.

Last Time Out

Jacinta Monroe had 15 points and 15 rebounds for her 20th career double-double to lead the 10th-ranked Seminoles to a 67-50 victory over Clemson on Thursday night.

• The Seminole defense held Clemson to 29.2 percent shooting, the sixth team to shoot below 30 percent this season against FSU.

• Three different Seminoles reached double-figures in scoring for the 19th time this season, including the 11th time in the last 12 games.

• The Seminoles connected on seven three-pointers in 16 attempts to shoot above 45 percent for the second straight game.

Up Next For The Seminoles

• FSU will return home on Feb. 18 to host Virginia Tech before heading to Virginia for another Monday night contest.

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