Dec. 8, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s basketball team, 4-2 on the season, will get back to action on Sunday, December 10th when the Seminoles host Mercer at 2 p.m. at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. The game will be televised live on Sunshine Network.
The Seminoles, who are led by junior April Traylor’s 14.2 points per game, have not played since their 72-67 loss at UT-Chattanooga last Saturday.
“I’m excited to get back on the court against another opponent,” FSU Head Coach Sue Semrau said. “It’s been a good week of practice for us to really focus in on a lot of little things, but at the same time, when you don’t have that game competition, sometimes you tend to get a little rusty. I’m looking forward to getting out and playing against an opponent that is wearing different colors than we are.”
Mercer is 1-5 on the year and will play at Auburn on Friday night before making its way to Tallahassee for Sunday’s contest. The Bears hold a 6-2 all-time series advantage over the Seminoles, but FSU has won the last two straight games between the two schools. Before FSU’s 74-62 win in Macon, Ga., last season, Florida State and Mercer had not played since the 1983-84 season.
Sunday’s game will also be FSU’s last home game before Christmas and will also be “Toys for Tots Day.” Anyone who brings a new, unwrapped toy will receive free admission to the game. All the toys collected will go toward helping local needy children. The Seminoles will head to New York next weekend for games against St. Francis (Dec. 17) and Fordham (Dec. 19).
“Obviously, until after Christmas, we won’t be playing at home and we are looking forward to having a weekend game on our own court this Sunday,” Semrau said. We have the opportunity to play again on the road when we head to New York. We haven’t proven that we are an established road team by any means yet. So I’m excited that we have two road games back to back to get us prepared for our conference.”
Seminoles fans will also have the opportunity to see some faces from the past as the 2nd Annual Alumni Game will follow Sunday’s contest. Nearly 20 women’s basketball alumni will be in attendance for the game.