Jan. 28, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Riding a four-game winning streak the Florida State women’s basketball team opens a critical road swing Friday when they take on No. 7/7 Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium at 8:30 p.m.
The Seminoles and Blue Devils split the two meetings a year ago with FSU claiming an 82-75 overtime win in Tallahassee before falling 75-57 to Duke in the ACC tournament.
It will be a battle of the boards on Friday as both teams rank in the top 10 in the nation in rebounding margin with Duke ranking 6th (10.9) and FSU ranking 10th (9.2).
The Seminoles will take on their third top 25 opponent of the season posting a 68-50 win over Virginia on Jan. 7 after falling to No. 1 Connecticut, 78-59, on Dec. 28. The 19-point loss was the second-closest of any UConn opponent this year. Clemson, Duke and North Carolina all took on the Huskies this year and lost by a combined 33.7 ppg.
Series – Duke leads 39-8
Last Meeting – Duke 75, FSU 57 – March 7, 2009 (ACC Tournament)
Florida State – Sue Semrau, 13th year
Career Record – 223-162
At Florida State – Same
Duke – Joanne McCallie, Third year
Career Record – 368-164
At Duke – 52-16
In the Rankings
Florida State – AP – 13; Coaches – 14
Duke – AP – 7; Coaches – 7
On the Air
Radio – WNLS 1270 AM Seminoles.com
Talent – Ryan Pensy, Melissa Bruner
TV – RSN (FS Florida)
Talent – Mike Hogewood, Debbie Antonelli
The game will be televised live on FS Florida in the Northern and Central Florida regions.
The Blue Devils enter Friday’s contest riding a two-game win streak and have won 10 of their last 11. Two of Duke’s three losses have come to the top two teams in the country in No. 1 Connecticut and No. 2 Stanford.
Duke ranks first in the ACC with a 5-0 record having beaten Clemson, Wake Forest, Miami, Virginia Tech and most recently Maryland.
Jasmine Thomas is the leader of the Blue Devils ranking in the top 5 in the ACC in scoring, assists, free throw percentage, steals and assist to turnover ratio.
Last Time Out
Alysha Harvin led the Seminoles (18-3, 4-1 ACC) with a career-high 22 points. Three of her six three-pointers came in a span of 9:29 in the first half when Florida State outscored Boston College (11-9, 2-3) 23-5.
Chasity Clayton recorded her second double-double in as many games with a career-high 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Harvin connected on 6 three-pointers setting a new career high in the process.
The 11 three-pointers were a season high for the Seminoles and the most since FSU notched 11 against Boston College in the ACC Tournament a year ago.
Up Next For The Seminoles
The Seminoles continue a brutal road stretch as they will stay in the Triangle and take on No. 12/13 North Carolina on Monday at 7 p.m. on RSN. The matchup will be the fourth top 25 showdown of the year for the Seminoles.