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Noles Host Charlotte

Dec. 3, 2011

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ( – The Florida State women’s basketball team will look to get back on the winning track on Sunday at 2 p.m. when it hosts Charlotte at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The Seminoles are coming off a heartbreaking 78-75 overtime loss at Ohio State on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Senior center Cierra Bravard, who was named to the Naismith Watch List earlier this week, matched a career high with 27 points and grabbed a season-best 12 boards versus the Buckeyes.

The preseason All-American is averaging 24.0 ppg and 8.1 rpg in her last three games. All three of those contests have been losses for the Seminoles, however, who are looking to snap their skid against a 5-2 49ers team.

Charlotte won its first five games of the season but has since lost two straight to Long Island (81-72) and Florida (82-73). The 49ers, who are led by preseason All-Atlantic 10 guard Epiphany Woodson (16.7 ppg), defeated ACC foe, Virginia Tech, 71-65, in overtime in Blacksburg, Va. on Nov. 16.

Expected to start alongside Bravard are juniors Alexa Deluzio, Chasity Clayton and Leonor Rodriguez and sophomore Natasha Howard.

Deluzio is averaging 12.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg and a team-best 3.2 apg. She scored 17 points against Ohio State, making a career-best eight field goals. In four starts, Rodriguez is averaging 4.3 ppg and 4.8 apg and the Noles are scoring 17 more points per game as a team.

This is the third meeting between the two schools with the series tied 1-1. FSU defeated the 49ers in the championship game of the 2004 San Juan Shootout, 83-72. Charlotte beat FSU, 63-50, in Tallahassee on Dec. 2, 1989.

FSU is 10-7 all-time against the current Atlantic 10, while Charlotte is 26-50 all-time versus the ACC.

For more information on Florida State women’s basketball, follow the Seminoles on Twitter at: @FSU_WBasketball.


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