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Women’s Basketball Hosts UCF On Sunday At 3 p.m.

Jan. 4, 2003


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The 8-3 Florida State women’s basketball team, fresh off its 63-61 win at Wake Forest in the ACC opener, returns home to host non-conference opponent UCF (4-6) on Sunday, January 5th at 3 p.m. The game, which will be played at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center, will be televised on Sunshine Network and can also be heard via the Internet on www.seminoles.com.

Florida State Seminoles
2002-03 Record	8-3
2001-02 Record	13-15
Head Coach	Sue Semrau
School Record/Year	68-85/6th
Career Record/Year	Same
Starters Returning/Lost	2/3

UCF Golden Knights 2002-03 Record 4-6 2001-02 Record 17-13 Head Coach Gail Strieigler School Record/Yrs. 40-57/4th Career Record/Yrs. Same Starters Returning/Lost 5/0

Florida State has an 8-2 advantage in the series with UCF, including four straight wins. Sue Semrau is 2-0 vs. the Golden Knights and the Seminoles have won by an average of 33.5 points per game in those two victories. Overall, in its eight wins vs. UCF, FSU has won by an average of 19.4 points per game. Since location records were kept (1980-81), FSU is 6-1 vs. UCF when playing in Tallahassee.

Here’s a statistical comparison between FSU and UCF:

71.6	points     57.2
.438	fg %       .383
.264	3-pt fg %  .253
.684	ft %       .696
41.9	rebounds   41.7
11.5	assists	   13.5
19.7	turnovers  20.5
10.7	steals     7.5
4.3	blocks     3.2

A CLOSER LOOK: Here's an even closer look at the series with UCF... First meeting: 1976-77, FSU won 77-63 Last meeting: 2001-02, FSU won 78-42 At home: 6-1 On road: 1-1 Location N/A: 1-0 Biggest win by margin: 36 pts 78-42 on December 2, 2001 in Tallahassee Biggest loss by margin: 17 pts 93-76 on December 3, 1984 in Orlando

UCF will be Florida State’s fourth opponent this season from the state of Florida. This season, FSU is 2-1 against in-state foes. FSU is 140-70 all-time vs. opponents from the state of Florida (four-year institutions).

UCF will be Florida State’s last non-conference regular-season opponent of the season and the Seminoles are 7-3 in non-conference action so far. Here’s a look at FSU in non-conference play

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