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Noles Open Critical Road Swing

Jan. 28, 2010

Game Notes

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.



#13 Florida State @ #7 Duke

Friday, January 29th, 2010 (8:30pm)

Cameron Indoor Stadium


 Stats Comparison FSU Duke
 Points Per Game 75.9 73.6
 Scoring Margin + 17.2 + 18.7
 FG Percentage .455 .429
 3P Percentage .388 .301
 FT Percentage .694 .663
 Rebounds Per Game 43.4 45.2
 Rebound Margin + 9.2 + 10.9
 Assists Per Game 16.1 14.5
 Turnovers Per Game 19.5 17.3
 Steals Per Game 9.0 13.4
 Blocks Per Game 4.9 4.9


 Florida State
Stat Leaders
 J. Monroe 12.9 Points PG 15.8
 J. Thomas
 J. Monroe 148 Rebounds 148
 K. Thomas
 C. Ward 114 Assists 91
 J. Thomas
 C. Ward 44 Steals 53
 J. Thomas
 J. Monroe 50 Blocks 41
 K. Thomas

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.

The Matchup

Series – Duke leads 39-8

Last Meeting – Duke 75, FSU 57 – March 7, 2009 (ACC Tournament)

The Coaches

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.

Scouting Duke

• 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.

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