Florida State Women's Basketball - 2006-07 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Basketball - 2006-07 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Sue Semrau, Head Coach
Julie Brown, Graduate Assistant
Melissa Bruner, Director of Operations
Cori Close, Associate Head Coach
Angie Johnson, Assistant Coach
Jenny Roulier, Graduate Assistant
Lance White, Assistant Coach

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2006-07 Women's Basketball


2006-07 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Angel Gray, 5-9, G, Stone Mountain, GA

Alysha Harvin, 5-10, G, Hollywood

Jacinta Monroe, 6-4, F-C, Fort Lauderdale


2006-07 Roster - By Name

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 44 Nikki Anthony         C       6-3   Jr-R **   Pickens, SC (Pickens)
   3 Tiffiny Buckelew      G       5-11  Jr   **   Cleveland, TN (Bradley)
* 20 Tanae Davis-Cain      G       5-11  So   *    Dawson, GA (Terrell County)
* 10 Mara Freshour         G       6-1   So   *    Nashville, IN (Brown County)
* 23 Alicia Gladden        G       5-11  Sr   ***  Orange Park (Orange Park)
*  1 Angel Gray            G       5-9   Fr        Stone Mountain, GA (Stone Mountain)
*  2 Alysha Harvin         G       5-10  Fr        Hollywood (South Broward)
* 21 Christie Lautsch      F       6-4   Jr   **   Smyrna, GA (Campbell)
* 33 Britany Miller        C       6-4   So   *    Tallapoosa, GA (Haralson County)
* 50 Jacinta Monroe        F-C     6-4   Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Stranahan)
*  4 Cayla Moore           F       6-2   Fr-R      Albany, GA (Westover)
* 22 Shante Williams       G       5-7   Jr-R **   Jacksonville (Ribault)

2006-07 Roster - By Number

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  1 Angel Gray            G       5-9   Fr        Stone Mountain, GA (Stone Mountain)
*  2 Alysha Harvin         G       5-10  Fr        Hollywood (South Broward)
   3 Tiffiny Buckelew      G       5-11  Jr   **   Cleveland, TN (Bradley)
*  4 Cayla Moore           F       6-2   Fr-R      Albany, GA (Westover)
* 10 Mara Freshour         G       6-1   So   *    Nashville, IN (Brown County)
* 20 Tanae Davis-Cain      G       5-11  So   *    Dawson, GA (Terrell County)
* 21 Christie Lautsch      F       6-4   Jr   **   Smyrna, GA (Campbell)
* 22 Shante Williams       G       5-7   Jr-R **   Jacksonville (Ribault)
* 23 Alicia Gladden        G       5-11  Sr   ***  Orange Park (Orange Park)
* 33 Britany Miller        C       6-4   So   *    Tallapoosa, GA (Haralson County)
* 44 Nikki Anthony         C       6-3   Jr-R **   Pickens, SC (Pickens)
* 50 Jacinta Monroe        F-C     6-4   Fr        Fort Lauderdale (Stranahan)

2006-07 Schedules and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
11/12
Ref
H
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM W 93-77
11/14
Ref
N
FORDHAM
Bronx, NY
W 84-34
11/17
Ref
A
SE MISSOURI STATE W 64-50
11/19
Ref
H
OAKLAND W 74-69
11/24
Ref
H
FLORIDA W 88-66
11/27
Ref
H
TULSA W 60-43
11/30
Ref
A
MISSISSIPPI STATE
OT
L 60-65
12/02
Ref
N
FAIRFIELD
Lady Pirate Invitational, Greenville, NC
W 69-54
12/03
Ref
A
EAST CAROLINA
Lady Pirate Invitational
W 62-44
12/06
Ref
H
STETSON W 70-44
12/09
Ref
A
CENTRAL FLORIDA W 75-66
12/17
Ref
A
WASHINGTON L 65-84
12/20
Ref
A
SAN FRANCISCO L 64-67
01/02
Ref
H
HIGH POINT W 67-39
01/04
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE W 72-53
01/07
Ref
H
MIAMI W 71-62
01/15
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH W 70-60
01/18
Ref
A
CLEMSON W 61-60
01/21
Ref
N
GEORGIA
Russell Athletic Shootout, Duluth, Ga
L 65-70
01/25
Ref
H
DUKE L 60-73
01/28
Ref
H
VIRGINIA W 63-47
02/01
Ref
A
MIAMI W 75-68
02/05
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE L 51-68
02/09
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH W 63-52
02/12
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA L 59-80
02/15
Ref
H
MARYLAND L 60-74
02/18
Ref
A
VIRGINIA W 79-77
02/22
Ref
H
CLEMSON W 73-61
02/25
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST W 74-57
03/01
Ref
N
WAKE FOREST
ACC, Greensboro, NC
W 70-53
03/02
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
ACC, Greensboro, NC
L 49-76
03/17
Ref
N
OLD DOMINION
NCAA, Stanford, Ca
W 85-75
03/19
Ref
A
STANFORD
NCAA
W 68-61
03/24
Ref
N
LOUISIANA STATE
NCAA, Sweet 16, Denver, Co
L 43-55
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   24-10    10- 3    10- 4     4- 3


2007 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  DUKE                 14- 0    32- 2 
 2  NORTH CAROLINA       11- 3    34- 4 
 3t MARYLAND             10- 4    28- 6 
 3t NORTH CAROLINA STATE 10- 4    25-10 
 3t FLORIDA STATE        10- 4    24-10 
 6  GEORGIA TECH          9- 5    21-12 
 7  VIRGINIA TECH         6- 8    19-15 
 8  VIRGINIA              5- 9    19-15 
 9  CLEMSON               4-10    12-18 
10  BOSTON COLLEGE        3-11    13-16 
11  MIAMI                 2-12    11-19 
12  WAKE FOREST           0-14     9-20 

2007 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Greensboro, NC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
03/01/2007  (5)FLORIDA STATE 70, (12)WAKE FOREST 53             Round 1
03/01/2007  (8)VIRGINIA 89, (9)CLEMSON 82                       Round 1
03/01/2007  (7)VIRGINIA TECH 60, (10)BOSTON COLLEGE 54          Round 1, OT                                                
03/01/2007  (6)GEORGIA TECH 66, (11)MIAMI 52                    Round 1
03/02/2007  (4)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 76, (5)FLORIDA STATE 49     Round 2
03/02/2007  (1)DUKE 79, (8)VIRGINIA 58                          Round 2
03/02/2007  (2)NORTH CAROLINA 90, (7)VIRGINIA TECH 60           Round 2
03/02/2007  (3)MARYLAND 75, (6)GEORGIA TECH 59                  Round 2
03/03/2007  (4)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 70, (1)DUKE 65              Round 3
03/03/2007  (2)NORTH CAROLINA 78, (3)MARYLAND 72                Round 3
03/03/2007  (2)NORTH CAROLINA 60, (4)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 54    Round 3

2006-07 EOY Stats

--3 Point--- ----REBOUNDS----- Name GP GS Min FGM FGA PCT FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT PTS AVG OFF DEF TOT AVG PF DQ AST TO BLK STL =================================================================================================================================== Alicia Gladden 34 33 1086 175 391 .448 10 27 .370 98 137 .715 458 13.5 88 114 202 5.9 70 1 80 107 24 73 Britany Miller 34 32 826 184 359 .513 0 0 .000 59 103 .573 427 12.6 87 120 207 6.1 94 4 6 42 55 28 Tanae Davis-Cain 33 25 972 118 334 .353 52 181 .287 16 23 .696 304 9.2 26 79 105 3.2 72 1 34 49 7 30 Jacinta Monroe 34 14 679 111 206 .539 1 5 .200 53 82 .646 276 8.1 79 125 204 6.0 84 2 16 45 63 27 Shante Williams 31 23 718 94 253 .372 5 21 .238 61 100 .610 254 8.2 34 91 125 4.0 42 0 116 117 3 46 Mara Freshour 34 33 1136 81 224 .362 36 104 .346 53 65 .815 251 7.4 11 95 106 3.1 36 0 109 88 6 29 Alysha Harvin 34 5 532 46 141 .326 12 38 .316 41 53 .774 145 4.3 23 44 67 2.0 43 0 41 56 4 17 Nikki Anthony 34 5 572 56 116 .483 0 1 .000 30 58 .517 142 4.2 82 100 182 5.4 69 0 12 31 2 27 Angel Gray 13 0 236 10 26 .385 0 0 .000 19 32 .594 39 3.0 5 25 30 2.3 12 0 15 25 0 9 Cayla Moore 10 0 52 3 4 .750 0 0 .000 0 2 .000 6 0.6 12 8 20 2.0 11 0 1 6 1 5 Christie Lautsch 4 0 15 1 1 1.00 0 0 .000 2 2 1.00 4 1.0 0 2 2 0.5 4 0 0 1 1 1 Team 68 82 150 0.0 1 6 ============================================================================================================== FSU 34 879 2055 .428 116 377 .308 432 657 .658 2306 67.8 515 885 1400 41.2 538 8 430 573 166 292 Opp 34 795 2021 .393 142 511 .278 352 542 .649 2084 61.3 424 755 1179 34.7 579 9 430 582 93 287

FLORIDA STATE 93, ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 77
11/12/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Dominate Boards In 93-77 Win Over UAB.

Britany Miller and Jacinta Monroe combine for 51 points in the victory.

The Florida State women's basketball team jumped out to a solid start in the 2006-07 season with a 93-77 win over UAB Sunday afternoon at the Donald L. Tucker Center in the season-opener for both teams. FSU's twin towers, sophomore Britany Miller and freshman Jacinta Monroe, combined for 51 of the team's 93 points with 28 and 23 points, respectively. Monroe made it a 20-20, adding an amazing 21 rebounds to the effort. She had as many rebounds as UAB had as a team.

"It's fun to be flanked by these two (Miller and Monroe), that's for sure," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "The way that they've developed the connection on the court and the way that they make everybody else better makes us a better basketball team. Especially as a young team, we need them to do the things that they're doing right now in order to win basketball games. We're not very satisfied with where we are defensively but because of the effort that these two put in, not only on the defensive end, but the offensive end, we were able to win a basketball game against a very tough team."

With Monroe's dominance on the boards, Florida State outrebounded UAB 62-21 and the Seminoles shot 51 percent for the game, thanks to a 63 percent second half performance.

"We talked about wanting to be plus-12 (in rebounding) and when you're plus-41, they overachieved but it was because of that, that we were able to win this basketball game," Semrau said. "You look at our shooting percentage and it was because we got second-chance shots and just the commitment that they're making to that is paying huge dividends."

Florida State recorded 35 second-chance points and scored 52 points in the paint. FSU trailed 39-38 at halftime but junior Shante Williams made a jumper just 10 seconds into the second half to give the Seminoles a lead they would never surrender. Williams also recorded double-figures with 15 points and a team-high five assists.

"Our team has a lot of confidence in these two players (Miller and Monroe) in the post and we have a lot of confidence with Shante's ability to penetrate and find people and get shots on her own," Semrau said. "I think those guys have really established themselves and it will open things up for Mara (Freshour), Tanae (Davis-Cain), Alicia (Gladden), all of those people are very capable as well."

Monroe had a double-double at halftime with 12 points and 10 boards in 14 first half minutes. She shot 77 percent (10-for-13) from the field and 75 percent (3-for-4) from the free throw line. The record for rebounds in a single game is 24, set by Levys Torres vs. Coppin State on December 28, 2000. Torres, a senior at the time, also scored 24 points in the game.

"I was just trying to get it done for my team and the coaching staff," Monroe said. "At halftime, we knew we weren't doing what we could have done as a top 10 rebounding team so our coach got after us and we pulled together at halftime and played to our capability.

"Our team did a great job of boxing out, so I was just finding the open spots, grabbing the boards and going. They made it easy for us."

Several Seminoles contributed to Sunday's victory. Gladden had eight points and eight rebounds and Nikki Anthony, who played 13 minutes, made her presence felt inside with six points and seven strong boards.

"Nikki has worked extremely hard too," Semrau said. "Nikki had three offensive boards which is something that is very normal for her. She does it in practice everyday. She defends very well. She's playing her role great to come in and spell Britany and that's exactly what we need. It's very selfless."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  35   2   4    1    2   1   2   6      2    4   6  0   3  3   0   0
22 Shante Williams       g  27   7  19    0    2   1   5  15      2    3   5  2   5  2   0   3
23 Alicia Gladden        g  25   3  11    0    0   2   5   8      7    1   8  4   1  3   0   0
33 Britany Miller        c  27  12  19    0    0   4   5  28      4    4   8  3   1  1   2   0
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  30  10  13    0    2   3   4  23      9   12  21  3   1  4   3   0
 1 Angel Gray               20   1   2    0    0   2   2   4      0    4   4  0   0  1   0   1
 2 Alysha Harvin             8   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
20 Tanae Davis-Cain         15   1   2    1    2   0   0   3      0    1   1  4   1  1   0   0
44 Nikki Anthony            13   3   6    0    0   0   2   6      3    4   7  3   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           2        2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  39  77    2    9  13  25  93     29   33  62 20  12 15   5   4
   Opp                     200  28  65    9   19  12  21  77      8   13  21 21  13  9   1   5


  1 2 Total
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
39
38
77
FLORIDA STATE
38
55
93

FLORIDA STATE 84, FORDHAM 34
11/14/2006, Bronx, NY

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Solid Team Effort Gives Florida State 84-34 Victory At Fordham.

Five Seminoles scored in double figures as 11 players saw action in the victory.

BRONX, NY - The Florida State women's basketball team didn't let the bright lights of the Big Apple distract them in any way as the Seminoles defeated Fordham 84-34, Tuesday night at Rose Hill Gym. With the victory, FSU improved to 2-0 while the Rams fell to 0-2 on the young season. It was Florida State's second game in three days and the second of four games the Seminoles will play in a seven-day stretch.

"I challenged them defensively because we felt like with our youth, we hadn't really locked into a system," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "Giving up the kind of points that we had been giving up wasn't going to get it down, so I thought they really stepped it up defensively tonight."

Sophomore Britany Miller led Florida State with 12 points as 11 Seminoles in all played, with 10 seeing 15 or more minutes of action. Joining Miller in the double figure department were senior Alicia Gladden and freshman Jacinta Monroe with 11 points each and junior Nikki Anthony and freshman Alysha Harvin with 10 points each.

"The fact that we have four games in seven days and the fact that all the kids have really been working their tails off, it really helped our basketball team to be able to do things like we were able to do tonight with four games this week," Semrau said.

After jumping out to a double-digit lead at 14-4 just six and a half minutes into the game, Florida State was able to play a lot of players and played them a lot. The Seminoles led 50-10 at halftime and had played 10 players in the first half, seven of them nine or more minutes. All 10 players scored in the first 20 minutes.

The Seminoles shot 57 percent for the game and outrebounded the Rams, 43-20. Led by sophomore Tanae Davis-Cain's hot hand with three, three-pointers, FSU hit six three-pointers in the contest. With a game-high six assists from junior Shante Williams, the Seminoles also recorded 22 assists and just 13 turnovers. Seven steals and six blocks added to the solid defensive performance.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  24   2   5    1    4   0   0   5      0    3   3  0   4  0   0   0
22 Shante Williams       g  17   3   4    0    1   0   0   6      0    3   3  2   6  4   0   2
23 Alicia Gladden        g  24   5  10    0    0   1   3  11      1    0   1  1   2  2   1   2
33 Britany Miller        c  17   6   7    0    0   0   1  12      2    1   3  0   0  0   1   0
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  17   4   6    0    0   3   4  11      3    2   5  1   1  2   2   0
 1 Angel Gray               24   2   4    0    0   2   3   6      0    3   3  1   4  2   0   1
 2 Alysha Harvin            19   4   9    2    3   0   0  10      4    1   5  1   1  1   1   0
 4 Cayla Moore              15   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      3    3   6  3   1  1   0   1
20 Tanae Davis-Cain         22   3   8    3    7   0   0   9      0    3   3  0   3  0   0   0
21 Christie Lautsch          5   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  2   0  0   1   0
44 Nikki Anthony            16   4   5    0    0   2   2  10      3    5   8  2   0  1   0   1
   Team                                                                2   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  35  61    6   15   8  13  84     16   27  43 13  22 13   6   7
   Opp                     200  13  44    2    9   6  11  34      7   13  20 12   7 19   1   4


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
50
34
84
FORDHAM
10
24
34

FLORIDA STATE 64, SE MISSOURI STATE 50
11/17/2006, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Aggressive Second Half Gives Seminoles 64-50 Win At SEMO.

Sophomore Tanae Davis-Cain leads the Seminoles with career-high 21 points.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - From the bright lights of the Big Apple to the hills of the great Midwest, with one day in Tallahassee in between, the Florida State women's basketball team rebounded from a sluggish first half to improve to 3-0 on the season with a 64-50 victory over Southeast Missouri State (1-2) Friday night at the Show Me Center. It was the Tanae Davis-Cain show as the sophomore, who earned her first start of the year, led the Seminoles with a career-high 21 points, including a personal-best five three-pointers, and four steals.

"That's one thing I really like about this road trip is that it's putting us in a position where we have to fight fatigue," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "That's part of growing in toughness that this young team has to do. We've got to play through fatigue and fight it and that's what we learned and we've got to carry it into Sunday (Oakland game) because it's not going to get any easier."

A 13-4 run at the start of the second half helped the Seminoles gain control of the game after just a one-point advantage at halftime. With 15:08 left in the game, Florida State had its first double-digit lead at 41-31. It was the guard play that got the Seminoles going. With their speed and aggressiveness, Alicia Gladden, Shante Williams and Davis-Cain combined for 13 of FSU's first 15 points of the second half.

Center Britany Miller scored 10 of her 18 points in the final eight minutes of the game and added six rebounds and four blocks.

"We're a really young team and we're bound to have our ups and downs," Semrau said. "I thought Southeast did a great job of boxing us out, keeping us off the offensive boards which is where we've been really good in the last couple of games. We were very pleased with the way a couple of sophomores stepped up with Tanae and Britany."

The Seminoles just never got in rhythm in the first half and led just 28-27 at the break. Paced by Davis-Cain's 11 first-half points, including three buckets from long range, Florida State led by eight three different times in the first 20 minutes. The Redhawks, however, controlled the boards, outrebounding FSU 22-16 in the first half and went on a 7-0 run in the final 1:25 to pull within a point at halftime. Britany Miller added eight points, Alicia Gladden five rebounds and Mara Freshour three assists but the Seminoles shot just 39 percent and committed nine turnovers in the first half.

"Tanae's confidence has really skyrocketed," Semrau said. "The way that she's shooting the ball is evidence in the stats but what she's doing on the defensive end of the floor is what's really making us good. She defends well in our zone and you just can't say enough when a kid is playing both ends of the floor like she is."

Gladden led the team in rebounding with seven boards and added nine points off of the bench while Freshour led the way with five assists. The Seminoles shot a much-improved 52 percent from the field in the second half but were outrebounded 42-32.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  36   1   7    1    3   0   0   3      1    5   6  0   5  4   0   0
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  31   8  11    5    6   0   0  21      0    3   3  3   2  1   1   4
22 Shante Williams       g  20   3   6    0    0   2   5   8      2    0   2  0   3  4   0   1
33 Britany Miller        c  30   8  15    0    0   2   2  18      2    4   6  3   0  1   4   1
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  15   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      0    2   2  0   0  2   1   1
 1 Angel Gray               19   1   4    0    0   0   1   2      1    0   1  1   2  1   0   2
 2 Alysha Harvin            10   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
23 Alicia Gladden           30   4   8    0    0   1   2   9      3    4   7  0   1  0   1   0
44 Nikki Anthony             9   0   2    0    1   1   4   1      0    0   0  2   1  1   0   0
   Team                                                           3    2   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  57    6   10   6  14  64     12   20  32  9  14 14   7   9
   Opp                     200  21  60    5   13   3   4  50     19   23  42 11  12 21   4   7


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
28
36
64
SE MISSOURI STATE
27
23
50

FLORIDA STATE 74, OAKLAND 69
11/19/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Gladden, Miller Lift Seminoles Past Oakland, 74-69.

Seminoles improve to 4-0 and will host Gators Friday at 4 p.m.

Senior Alicia Gladden scored a career-high 27 points while sophomore Britany Miller added 18 to lift the Florida State women's basketball team to a 74-69 victory over Oakland Sunday afternoon at the Donald L. Tucker Center. The Seminoles improved to a perfect 4-0 while the Golden Grizzlies' record went to 1-2.

"There were a lot of positives with today's game," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "First of all, I want to compliment the fight of Oakland's team. They came in and did a good job with what we had to deal with about two years ago which is a small line up and I thought they did a great job of making us defend something that was very difficult for us to defend, something we weren't used to defending.

"The positives on our side are Alicia Gladden, who in the last two games, has really stepped up back to being the player that we feel she can be. A player that should be, I think, one of the top considerations for first team All-ACC, a go-to kind of player. Alicia has been a little bit tentative with an ankle injury and has decided 'nothing's going to stop me' and we've seen that out of her the last two games. The other thing is that we got back on the rebounding track. We didn't do a very good job of that at Southeast Missouri and we did a much better job of coming up with some offensive boards in this game."

It took another strong second half effort to get Florida State back on track on the court. Playing in their fourth game in seven days, the Seminoles had to rally back from a 36-30 halftime deficit for the victory. A solid effort on the boards, in which the Seminoles had a 40-29 advantage, and 58 percent shooting in the final 20 minutes, gave FSU the momentum for the five-point win.

Oakland's Hannah Reising, who scored 23 points off of the bench, including 7-for-9 from three-point range, kept the speedy Golden Grizzlies in the lead for the first 10 minutes of the second half. A three-pointer by Tanae Davis-Cain, the only trey of the game for FSU, gave the Seminoles a 53-52 lead with 9:44 left in the game and they never trailed again. Gladden and Miller combined for 27 of Florida State's 44 second half points. Each also added seven rebounds but it was Nikki Anthony who led the team with a game-high eight rebounds. She also scored four points in 14 minutes of play off of the bench.

The Seminoles led much of the first half and were up 24-17 with under eight minutes to play when Oakland went on an 8-0 run. Paced by Reising's three-point shooting, the Golden Grizzlies outscored FSU 11-2 in the final 4:02 of the half for the six-point advantage at the break. Reising finished the half with 17 points, including five three-pointers.

Nine Seminoles played in the first half as FSU suffered 12 turnovers and shot just 12-fo-30 for 40 percent.

"We made mistakes that our players don't make; we can't afford to make them," Semrau said. "We all could have said 'well this is our fourth game in seven days and we're tired' and I know we were and it is our fourth game in seven days but because we are a young team, we're using this as an opportunity to grow up and it's not okay, even in situation like that to make those kind of mistakes on our floor."

Florida State shot a much improved 77 percent from the free throw line for the game but went just 1-for-6 from long range. Davis-Cain, who led FSU Friday at Southeast Missouri State with a career-high 23 points, added nine in Sunday's victory. Nine FSU players saw 12 or more minutes of action and all nine of those Seminoles scored.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  25   0   3    0    1   2   2   2      0    0   0  0   2  1   0   2
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  31   4  12    1    4   0   0   9      2    1   3  1   0  1   0   1
22 Shante Williams       g  22   1   3    0    0   4   7   6      1    5   6  0   4  1   0   2
23 Alicia Gladden        g  33  13  16    0    0   1   2  27      4    3   7  2   3  1   1   2
33 Britany Miller        c  23   7  12    0    0   4   4  18      3    4   7  3   0  1   3   0
 1 Angel Gray               17   2   2    0    0   0   0   4      0    2   2  1   0  6   0   1
 2 Alysha Harvin            20   1   8    0    1   0   0   2      2    1   3  1   1  3   0   1
 4 Cayla Moore               3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  1   0  0   0   0
44 Nikki Anthony            14   2   5    0    0   0   0   4      5    3   8  2   0  1   0   1
50 Jacinta Monroe           12   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      0    1   1  0   0  2   0   0
   Team                                                                2   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  30  61    1    6  13  17  74     18   22  40 11  10 17   4  10
   Opp                     200  26  62    8   23   9  10  69     14   15  29 15  20 19   2   7


  1 2 Total
OAKLAND
36
33
69
FLORIDA STATE
30
44
74

FLORIDA STATE 88, FLORIDA 66
11/24/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Williams Leads Seminoles Past Gators, 88-66.

Florida State beats Florida for third time in last four meetings.

Former Seminole Brooke Wyckoff, who had her jersey No. 21 retired at halftime of the Florida State-Florida women's basketball game Friday, met with the media during the first half of the game as the Seminoles came out firing against the Gators. During her four seasons in the Garnet and Gold, FSU wasn't able to beat the Gators. Now the Seminoles have won three out of the last four, including a convincing 88-66 victory Friday at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

"Times have changed, that's for sure," Wyckoff said. "When I was here, it was a little different so it's great to come back and see them beating up on the Gators and still be a part of it.

"It's just so great to come back and see how this program has grown," Wyckoff continued. "From their facilities to their record, which has been amazing the last couple of years, and the level of talent that is coming here now and the success they've had. It just makes me so proud to be a Seminole and to see how much has happened."

The Gators game plan in the two schools only meeting of the season was to stop FSU leading scorer Britany Miller and they succeeded as the sophomore had just two points in the first half and finished with a season-low six for the game. But the great thing about this year's Florida State team is that a different player seems to step up with each and every game. Friday's Florida contest was no different and it was junior guard Shante Williams' turn. She led all scorers with 21 points and had 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals by halftime. Her leadership helped Florida State to a 26-point halftime lead.

Miller, who had only six shot attempts, was still a force inside for the Seminoles, grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds and recording three blocks. Senior guard Alicia Gladden scored in double figures for the second straight game with 18 points and Williams's running mate, sophomore guard Mara Freshour, had one of the best games of her career with 15 points.

"The one thing that I think is really exciting about our basketball team is that they take away somebody from our team, we have other players around who respond in a big way," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "They obviously took away our inside game with Britany and the way she's been scoring, a smart thing to do and she got just six shots off which was fine because our guards really stepped up and knocked down big shots."

It was Florida State's defense that put the Seminoles ahead, and ahead for good. After Florida scored the game's first bucket, the Seminoles went on a 13-0 run and kept on running. By halftime, Florida State led 51-26, had held Florida to 28 percent shooting from the field and outrebounded the Gators, 27-17.

"Well I think that the first half, Florida State started out very aggressive with their defense," UF head coach Carolyn Peck said. "I think both teams did defensively started out aggressive just one team handled it and one team didn't and I don't think we handled it very well."

The Seminoles kept up their intensity in the first five minutes of the second half and built a 37-point lead with 15:40 left in the game but the Gators fought back and outscored FSU 20-2 to pull within 19 points. UF pulled to within 16 points with 6:32 left in the game but got no closer. Florida State made its free throws down the stretch as its final 11 points, six points from Gladden alone, were from the charity stripe. Gladden finished the game 12-for-15 from the free throw line.

Sophomore Tanae Davis-Cain and freshman Alysha Harvin also sparked the Seminoles in the first half with nine points a piece in the first 20 minutes and each finished the game with that total.

The 22-point victory is Florida State's largest margin of victory over Florida since an 89-67 win back on February 19, 1983.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  28   5   6    2    2   3   4  15      2    2   4  3   3  4   2   0
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  31   4   9    1    4   0   0   9      1    5   6  3   0  3   1   0
22 Shante Williams       g  30   8  14    0    0   5   8  21      1    5   6  0   5  3   0   3
23 Alicia Gladden        g  23   3   7    0    0  12  15  18      0    4   4  2   1  1   1   1
33 Britany Miller        c  29   3   6    0    0   0   0   6      1    9  10  1   0  3   3   2
 1 Angel Gray               20   2   4    0    0   1   3   5      2    3   5  0   0  0   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin            12   3   5    1    2   2   2   9      1    1   2  1   2  4   0   1
 4 Cayla Moore               1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
44 Nikki Anthony            17   1   2    0    0   2   4   4      1    3   4  1   1  1   0   2
50 Jacinta Monroe            9   0   1    0    0   1   4   1      0    3   3  4   0  0   1   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  54    4    8  26  40  88     11   36  47 16  12 19   8   9
   Opp                     200  27  79    4   15   8  13  66     18   19  37 29   9 17   2  12


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA
25
41
66
FLORIDA STATE
51
37
88

FLORIDA STATE 60, TULSA 43
11/27/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Davis-Cain's Career-High 22 Points Lifts FSU Over Tulsa, 60-43.

Seminole defense forces 30 Tulsa turnovers in FSU victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State may have scored its fewest points in a game thus far in the 2006-07 campaign in its 60-43 win over Tulsa (3-3), but that didn't stop sophomore Tanae Davis-Cain from taking control of the game Monday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center. The Dawson, Ga., native bettered her previous career-high of 21 points in the Southeast Missouri game with a game-high 22 points to lead the Seminoles to a 6-0 start for just the third time in program history.

Davis-Cain shot 10-of-16 from the floor, including the three-pointers FSU recorded in the game, going 2-of-5 from behind the arc. Senior Alicia Gladden, added nine points, nine rebounds and seven steals to help Florida State conclude its three-game home stand with a perfect 3-0 record.

"I was really pleased with our defensive effort in both halves," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "I thought that was the best full game of defense that we've been able to put on the floor. It just shows that you can play ugly on the offensive end and get the job done when you play defense. It all started with Tanae. I don't know that we win this basketball game without Tanae and the way that she makes things happen on the defensive end of the floor. She's made defense important to us and that is contagious."

Defensively, Florida State was at its best, forcing the Golden Hurricane into 30 turnovers, and holding Tulsa to only 13 field goals and only 29.5 percent shooting from the floor. The Tribe prevented Tulsa from scoring a single point off of a fast break, and the Golden Hurricane was limited to only five, second-chance points, as Florida State doubled up Tulsa in offensive rebounds at 20-10.

"To turn a team over 30 times, I can't remember the last time we were able to do that," Semrau said. "I think our mental game is catching up with our physical game right now and it's a good time for that to be happening. To hold a team to the kind of shooting percentage that we did is something we want to be able to do night in and night out."

For the second straight game, the Seminoles got off to a fast start and jumped out to a 9-2 lead but Tulsa came back to take the lead at 12-11 with 12:57 to go in the opening half after a Chivis Merriweather three-pointer for Tulsa. Davis-Cain and the Seminoles answered 21 seconds later to give FSU the lead for good with 12:36 remaining in the first period.

FSU led 33-18 at the break and led by at least 10 points the entire second half. Both times the Golden Hurricane pulled to within 10 points, Davis-Cain answered. She scored 14 of her game-high 22 points in the second half. Junior Nikki Anthony played a season-high 24 minutes and finished the game with a career-high 12 rebounds and six points. Shante Williams added seven points and a game-high six assists.

"We've actually as a staff really worked and talked about finding a way to get Nikki (Anthony) on the floor with Britany (Miller)," Semrau said. "Also, getting Nikki on the floor with someone like Jacinta (Monroe) so our rebounding presence is even greater and she's really responded well to that. She's had to learn a lot of new things in the last two weeks."

Jillian Robbins, the All-America candidate forward for Tulsa scored 15 points, marking her second-lowest point total for the season and pulled down 15 rebounds.

"Hats off to Florida State," Tulsa head coach Charlene Thomas-Swinson said. "Sue (Semrau) did a very good job and they did a very good job of rattling us early on with having the turnovers that we had where they were able to capitalize on them."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  29   0   3    0    2   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   5  2   0   1
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  30  10  16    2    5   0   2  22      3    2   5  2   1  1   0   2
22 Shante Williams       g  28   2  10    0    1   3   5   7      1    1   2  2   6  2   1   3
23 Alicia Gladden        g  33   4  13    0    0   1   2   9      3    6   9  1   1  4   0   7
33 Britany Miller        c  14   3  10    0    0   0   3   6      4    1   5  3   0  0   0   0
 1 Angel Gray               15   0   1    0    0   2   3   2      2    1   3  1   0  3   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin            10   0   3    0    2   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   0
 4 Cayla Moore               2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  0   0  0   0   0
44 Nikki Anthony            24   3   7    0    0   0   2   6      5    7  12  2   0  3   0   2
50 Jacinta Monroe           15   4   6    0    0   0   0   8      2    2   4  4   0  2   2   0
   Team                                                                3   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  69    2   10   6  17  60     20   26  46 16  13 18   3  15
   Opp                     200  13  44    5   14  12  20  43     10   29  39 18   7 30   2   6


  1 2 Total
TULSA
18
25
43
FLORIDA STATE
33
27
60

MISSISSIPPI STATE 65, FLORIDA STATE 60
11/30/2006, STARKVILLE, MS, OT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Suffer Season's First Loss 65-60 In OT At Mississippi State.

Alicia Gladden has 18 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

STARKVILLE, MS - In a night in which leading scorer Britany Miller fouled out with four points and two rebounds and floor leader Shante Williams played just the first half because of illness, the Florida State women's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, 65-60 in overtime, at Mississippi State (4-1) at Humphrey Coliseum Thursday night.

"I thought Mississippi State did a good job of pressuring us up and they did a good job of going to the offensive rebounds," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "And they got to the free throw line a lot more than we did and I thought that was the difference in the basketball game."

The Seminoles led by as many as nine early in the second half but Mississippi State's Imesia Jackson scored a career-high 30 points, 15 of which came in the final 20 minutes, and had 11 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs to the victory. Mississippi State went to the free throw line 31 times on the night and had as many opportunities at the charity stripe in the second half (17) that Florida State had for the game.

MSU shot 75 percent from the field in the overtime and held the Seminoles to just 20 percent and outscored FSU 11-6.

Senior Alicia Gladden recorded her first double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds but the Seminoles struggled without an inside presence as the players in the post combined for just 14 points. Britany Miller, Jacinta Monroe and Nikki Anthony each played seven or fewer minutes in the first half because of foul trouble.

"We need to keep our big girls on the floor," Semrau said. "We were in pretty deep foul trouble all the way throughout. Shante was sick in the second half and she was our leading scorer and rebounder in the first half. We had an IV in her in the second half and as a young team, it's good for us to continue to grow."

Despite the adversity, the Seminoles led 28-25 at halftime. The Lady Bulldogs were in the bonus with 8:12 left in the half and had 14 free throw attempts in the first 20 minutes. FSU led early at 7-2 but MSU crept right back in with the solid play of Jackson who had 12 points and five rebounds in nine minutes of play.

The Lady Bulldogs went on a 14-4 run that put them up 16-11 with just eight minutes to play and with Miller, Monroe and Anthony all on the bench with two fouls apiece, it was a sick Shante Williams and Gladden who kept the Seminoles in the game. Williams, who didn't play in the second half, scored nine points in the final 7:58 of the half and added five rebounds and three steals in the first half and went 5-for-6 from the free throw line while Gladden added eight points, three rebounds and two blocks. Cayla Moore played a valuable nine minutes in the first half and grabbed five rebounds and had a block.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  39   3  12    1    4   2   2   9      1    1   2  4   2  3   0   0
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  39   4  13    1    6   0   0   9      0    2   2  2   1  2   0   0
22 Shante Williams       g  10   2   2    0    0   5   6   9      1    4   5  0   2  3   0   3
23 Alicia Gladden        g  38   8  17    1    3   1   3  18      4    7  11  2   2  3   2   1
33 Britany Miller        c  15   2   5    0    0   0   0   4      1    1   2  5   0  3   2   1
 1 Angel Gray               22   0   1    0    0   1   3   1      0    1   1  3   1  3   0   1
 2 Alysha Harvin             9   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
 4 Cayla Moore               9   1   1    0    0   0   2   2      4    1   5  3   0  1   1   1
44 Nikki Anthony            18   3   3    0    0   0   0   6      1    2   3  4   0  3   0   0
50 Jacinta Monroe           25   1   4    0    0   0   1   2      1    6   7  3   0  2   0   2
   Team                                                           1    4   5         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 224  24  60    3   14   9  17  60     14   30  44 26   8 25   5   9
   Opp                     224  23  58    2   12  17  31  65     14   29  43 17  11 21   2  11


  1 2 OT Total
FLORIDA STATE
28
26
6
60
MISSISSIPPI STATE
25
29
11
65

FLORIDA STATE 69, FAIRFIELD 54
12/02/2006, Lady Pirate Invitational, Greenville, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Improve To 7-1 With 69-54 Win Over Fairfield.

FSU advances to championship game of Lady Pirates Invitational.

GREENVILLE, NC - The Florida State women's basketball team improved to 7-1 with a 69-54 victory over Fairfield (2-5) in the first round of the Lady Pirate Invitational Saturday afternoon at Williams Arena. Sophomore Britany Miller led the Seminoles with a game-high 17 points while Nikki Anthony and Tanae Davis-Cain recorded double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Florida State will play East Carolina, a 73-70 double overtime winner over North Dakota State, Sunday at 3 p.m. in the championship game of the Lady Pirate Invitational. The broadcast will be available via Internet only at www.seminoles.com.

"I did think we were rusty in the first half," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "I didn't think we were doing all of the little things very well. It was an eight-point game at half and it wasn't a pretty half but we came out in the second half and did the things we wanted to do. We defended much better, stayed out of foul trouble, got the ball inside which made a huge difference in our offensive production in the second half."

The second half belonged to Miller who scored 13 of her points in 13 minutes of play in the final 20 minutes. Florida State outscored Fairfield 10-4 to open the second half and Miller scored six of those points. The Seminoles shot a much improved 54 percent from the field in the second half and led by 10 or more points the final 19 minutes of the game.

Defensively, Florida State finished the game with a 50-35 rebounding advantage and held the Stags to 37 percent shooting. Mara Freshour led all players with 10 rebounds while Alicia Gladden added nine boards of her own. The Seminoles' largest lead of the afternoon was 21 points after two free throws by freshman Angel Gray putting them ahead 62-41 with 5:03 remaining in the game but back-to-back three-pointers by Fairfield's Meka Wert and Sabra Wrice, who led the Stags with 11 and 15 points, brought Fairfield to within 15 points.

Eleven players saw action in the game and 10 of them scored. Shante Williams started the game but played just nine minutes before being sidelined for the second straight game with flu-like symptoms.

"I loved how Jacinta and Britany connected and the high-low look we had with those two and the post presence, I really loved that," Semrau said. "I also thought the play of Angel Gray sparked us in so many ways and to be able to rest our veterans and have Shante (Williams) out without a lot of problems, was a big step forward for us today."

Aggressiveness kept the Seminoles ahead in the first half despite a dismal offensive performance. Florida State was getting good looks but couldn't get the ball to drop and shot just 31 percent in the first 20 minutes. The good news is that the Seminole defense held Fairfield to just 29 percent shooting from the field. Led by Gladden's eight points, six rebounds and three steals, FSU had a 26-18 lead and a 29-20 advantage on the boards at halftime. The Seminoles never trailed jumping out to an 8-0 lead and had a lead of as much as nine points at 19-10 with 8:18 left in the first half.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  37   2   8    0    2   0   0   4      2    8  10  0   6  0   0   1
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  30   4  12    2    6   0   0  10      1    6   7  2   2  2   0   0
22 Shante Williams       g   9   0   4    0    0   2   2   2      2    1   3  0   0  1   0   1
23 Alicia Gladden        g  28   4   8    0    0   0   0   8      3    6   9  1   3  1   1   3
33 Britany Miller        c  21   7  16    0    0   3   6  17      4    2   6  3   0  2   2   1
 1 Angel Gray               27   1   3    0    0   4   8   6      0    0   0  0   1  2   0   1
 2 Alysha Harvin             7   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      1    1   2  0   1  1   0   1
 4 Cayla Moore               7   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  2   0  1   0   2
21 Christie Lautsch          2   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
44 Nikki Anthony            16   5   6    0    0   1   1  11      4    2   6  0   0  3   0   0
50 Jacinta Monroe           16   3   7    0    0   1   2   7      1    2   3  4   2  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1    2   3         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  64    2    8  15  23  69     20   30  50 13  15 15   3  10
   Opp                     200  24  65    2   14   4   8  54     13   22  35 18  14 15   1   9


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
26
43
69
FAIRFIELD
18
36
54

FLORIDA STATE 62, EAST CAROLINA 44
12/03/2006, GREENVILLE, NC, Lady Pirate Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Win Lady Pirate Invite with 62-44 Win Over East Carolina.

Britany Miller, Alicia Gladden earn all-tournament team honors.

The Seminoles had less than 24 hours to prepare but Lady Pirate Invitational Most Valuable Player Britany Miller had 13 points and five rebounds to help lead Florida State (8-1) to a 62-44 win over East Carolina (3-5) Sunday afternoon at Williams Arena in the championship game of the tournament. Senior Alicia Gladden added 14 points of her own and also earned all-tournament team honors as the Seminoles never trailed for the second straight game.

"We took this as a really strong challenge to prepare for a team that we didn't get a lot of practice or preparation for," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "It was mental preparation. It was a lot of film. It was a lot communication with a walk thru this morning. I thought the team came out with great focus and our defense really sparked our offense. This was a really good basketball team that we beat and a very important win for us today."

A 12-2 run to open the second half increased Florida State's 33-18 halftime lead to 25 points which was vital as East Carolina followed with a run of its own and outscored the Seminoles by the same margin to pull within 15 at 47-32 with 11:39 left in the game. An right ankle injury to sophomore Tanae Davis-Cain, who had seven first half points and nine for the game, forced the freshmen to fill the void. Jacinta Monroe responded with 11 second half points and finished with 13 for the game. She also led the team with seven rebounds.

Freshmen Alysha Harvin and Angel Gray also saw significant playing time and combined for seven rebounds. Gray led the team with four assists.

The Seminoles again built a lead of as many as 24 but opted to get plenty of players, plenty of playing time and the final score wasn't indicative of the dominance Florida State enjoyed. Eight different players saw 11 or more minutes of action.

FSU outrebounded East Carolina 39-33 and forced 24 Lady Pirate turnovers. Nikki Anthony grabbed six rebounds and had three steals in her first start of the season. The Seminoles also recorded 15 steals in a strong defensive effort and shot much better from the free throw line at 10-for-15 for 67 percent.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  31   1   6    0    3   0   0   2      0    3   3  1   3  3   0   1
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  20   4   7    1    3   0   0   9      2    2   4  2   2  0   0   1
23 Alicia Gladden        g  30   6  13    0    2   2   4  14      0    1   1  0   3  5   1   5
33 Britany Miller        c  24   6   9    0    0   1   2  13      2    3   5  3   0  1   2   2
44 Nikki Anthony         f  19   0   2    0    0   1   2   1      2    4   6  3   0  1   0   3
 1 Angel Gray               22   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    4   4  2   4  3   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin            11   1   6    0    3   1   2   3      1    2   3  0   1  4   0   1
 4 Cayla Moore               4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  1   0  0   0   1
22 Shante Williams          17   2   6    1    2   2   2   7      0    0   0  1   2  1   0   0
50 Jacinta Monroe           22   5   8    0    0   3   3  13      6    1   7  1   0  0   3   1
   Team                                                           2    2   4         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  58    2   13  10  15  62     16   23  39 14  15 19   6  15
   Opp                     200  18  51    4   13   4  10  44     13   20  33 10  12 24   2  12


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
33
29
62
EAST CAROLINA
18
26
44

FLORIDA STATE 70, STETSON 44
12/06/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Miller, Gladden Lead No. 25 FSU Past Stetson, 70-44.

FSU outrebounded Stetson 47-27 in the victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Seminole defense held Stetson to just six points in the final 9:44 of the game giving No. 25 Florida State a 70-44 victory over the Hatters, Wednesday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center. The Seminoles, who were led by sophomore Britany Miller's game-high 23 points, improved to 9-1 on the year while Stetson fell to 1-7.

Florida State led by just five at halftime at 26-21 and by just five at 43-38 with less than 10 minutes to play in the game and then made its run. Miller started the Seminole spurt making two free throws. The Tallapoosa, Ga., native had a banner night from the charity stripe making 9-of 11 attempts, both career-highs. Alicia Gladden, who had 18 points on the night, Mara Freshour and Jacinta Monroe all followed with buckets, giving Florida State a 13-point lead.

"Well it wasn't pretty, but I thought in a couple of areas, I saw improvement and one of the areas was from the free throw line," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "Getting there, number one, knocking down shots, number two, and I think that was a big difference for us."

FSU shot a much-improved 72 percent from the free throw line and recorded nine blocks, including a career-high five swats from Miller. She already has 24 blocks on the season.

Junior Nikki Anthony, who started for the second straight game, had 10 rebounds to lead the Seminoles who finished the game with a +20 advantage on the boards. With nine boards, Miller was just one rebound shy of her first double-double of the season and Monroe added seven big rebounds to the mix.

"The way that Britany went to the boards was huge. Britany's going to score for us but when she gets nine rebounds a game, that's what we're going to need from her. Nikki Anthony did a great job on the boards. She's just really turned it on in that area."

The Seminoles led by 21 or more points in the final 4:11 of the game and held the Hatters scoreless for nearly six straight minutes in the final 8:03 of the contest. Stetson shot 32 percent from the field and was led by Sharnesha Smith's 12 points.

In the first half, Florida State's largest lead was 10 points with 5:51 left but the Hatters outscored the Seminoles 8-3 to close out the half. Neither team scored in the final two and a half minutes.

"I just didn't think it was an effort indicative of Seminole teams of the past and what's expected and I think they agreed," Semrau said about her team's first half performance. "It was their choice to come out and play as hard as they did in the second half."

Junior Shante Williams, who suffered from the flu much of last week, played 23 minutes and led the team with five assists. For the first time this season, FSU didn't hit a three-pointer but team-leader Tanae Davis-Cain sat out of the game with a sprained ankle.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  32   2   6    0    3   0   0   4      1    3   4  1   2  3   0   0
22 Shante Williams       g  23   2   7    0    1   0   0   4      0    2   2  1   5  2   0   0
23 Alicia Gladden        g  28   7  13    0    0   4   5  18      2    2   4  2   1  4   0   1
33 Britany Miller        f  34   7  14    0    0   9  11  23      3    6   9  1   0  2   5   1
44 Nikki Anthony         f  22   3   5    0    0   3   4   9      4    6  10  2   1  1   0   0
 1 Angel Gray               20   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  1   1  2   0   2
 2 Alysha Harvin            22   3   5    0    0   0   2   6      1    2   3  1   0  2   0   0
 4 Cayla Moore               2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
50 Jacinta Monroe           17   2   4    0    0   2   3   6      2    5   7  3   1  2   4   1
   Team                                                           3    2   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  56    0    4  18  25  70     16   31  47 12  11 18   9   5
   Opp                     200  20  63    1    9   3   6  44     10   17  27 17   5 14   1   6


  1 2 Total
STETSON
21
23
44
FLORIDA STATE
26
44
70

FLORIDA STATE 75, CENTRAL FLORIDA 66
12/09/2006, ORLANDO, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 25 Seminoles Take Down UCF, 75-66.

FSU improves to 10-1 with win at UCF.

ORLANDO, FL - The No. 25 Florida State women's basketball team overcame a slow start to earn its 10th win of the season with a 75-66 victory over UCF (1-8) Saturday night at UCF Arena. Junior Shante Williams led the Seminoles (10-1) with 16 points as all five starters recorded double figures.

"We share so well and not only do they want to share the ball but they're learning where the openings are based on where the defense is," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "When they all play aggressively and they want to share the ball like that, we knock down shots and that's the way we want to play."

After being down as many as 15 points, Florida State trailed 35-33 at halftime and struggled to regain the lead in the opening minutes of the second half. UCF opened both halves with hot shooting and went back up six on the Seminoles four times before a Mara Freshour jumper at 13:32 gave FSU a 46-45 lead. There were two more lead changes before the Seminoles went up for good on Freshour free throws. She finished the game with 11 points. FSU led the final 12:12 of the game and thanks to a 20-6 run that put the Seminoles up double-digits, the closest the Golden Knights got in the final 7:09 was seven points.

"Anytime you go on the road and play an in-state school, your going to get their best shot," Semrau said. "Credit UCF for the way they shot the ball coming out of the gates but I credit our team too. I think it was a great game for us to learn fight. We played together as a team very well and I was very pleased with our continued effort on the boards. I think we're growing more as a team and that was the important thing."

Alicia Gladden had a solid second half, scoring 11 of her 14 points in the final 20 minutes. FSU went inside more in the final 10 minutes of the game and Britany Miller capitalized as she scored all seven of her second half points in the that stretch. She finished with 13 for the game and was one of three Seminoles with six rebounds.

FSU shot 67 percent in the second half and finished at 54 percent for the game. The Seminoles outrebounded the Golden Knights, who were led by Francine Houston's 18 points, by 13 at 39-26.

UCF hit its first four three-point attempts and led FSU by 15 points at 21-6 with 12:52 left in the first half when the Seminoles decided to play. Led by Williams' six points, Florida State scored nine unanswered to get itself back in the game. While the Seminoles continued to play catch up, Tanae Davis-Cain did her part from long range, hitting two of her first three attempts from beyond the arc, on her way to an 11-point performance. FSU also started hitting the boards. The Golden Knights had an early rebounding advantage but the Seminoles recovered to have a 22-15 edge at halftime. FSU's first lead of the game was at 29-28 with 3:03 left in the half but the Seminoles trailed by a bucket at the break.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  35   4   7    1    3   2   3  11      0    1   1  0   3  0   0   1
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  29   4  10    3    5   0   0  11      1    2   3  4   0  3   0   0
22 Shante Williams       g  30   6  14    0    1   4   6  16      2    4   6  1   5  5   0   3
23 Alicia Gladden        g  29   6   9    0    0   2   3  14      2    2   4  3   1  4   1   1
33 Britany Miller        c  32   6  10    0    0   1   2  13      3    3   6  2   0  3   3   1
 1 Angel Gray                9   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    4   4  1   0  1   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin             3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   1  0   0   1
44 Nikki Anthony            14   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      2    4   6  2   0  0   0   0
50 Jacinta Monroe           19   2   3    0    0   1   4   5      3    1   4  1   1  2   4   1
   Team                                                           2    3   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  30  56    4    9  11  20  75     15   24  39 15  11 18   8   8
   Opp                     200  26  58    7   17   7  12  66     11   15  26 17  14 17   1   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
33
42
75
CENTRAL FLORIDA
35
31
66

WASHINGTON 84, FLORIDA STATE 65
12/17/2006, SEATTLE, WA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Fall At Washington, 84-65.

Shante Williams had 14 points and nine rebounds but FSU falls at UW.

SEATTLE, WA - No. 23 Florida State fell 84-65 at Washington in a hostile environment Sunday afternoon in a battle from the tip-off. The Huskies, winners of their last four straight games, including two victories over Top 25 opponents, took advantage of their home court and defeated the Seminoles to improve to 7-4. With the loss, FSU fell to 10-2. The Seminoles were led by Shante Williamsâ€TM 14 points and nine rebounds.

"I think they're the best team that we've faced so far," Williams said. "They came out clicking on all cylinders. We were a little flat starting the game out and our main focus was to stop their guards and there post players stepped up and did a great job especially on the offensive boards."

Washington had the edge on the boards the entire game and outrebounded Florida State 40-38, including 20 offensive boards. The Seminoles led 9-6 early in the game and again at 11-10 and then the Huskies went on an 8-0 run to pull ahead by seven with 13:11 left in the first half. After falling behind as much as 12, FSU pulled to within with just under five to play in the first half but trailed nine at the break at 47-38. The Huskies continued their dominance in the second half and led by double digits the final 17:33 of the ball game.

The Seminoles suffered 23 turnovers in the loss and managed just nine assists. Washington attempted 18 more shots than Florida State and had 21 assists on the afternoon. Starting guard Cameo Hicks had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Huskies while Andrea Plouffe and Cheri Craddock added 18 and 15 points, respectively, off of the bench. UW took care of the ball and had just 12 turnovers.

"I thought Washington was just extremely active," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "I just really credit the energy that they came into this game with. I thought that was the difference in this basketball game. It was the little things. The fact that they got offensive boards, that's something that makes a great basketball team. As a veteran group, I think they've learned a lot playing on the road against tough teams and that's what we need to do too. We needed to come on the road and play against a tough team and that's what we got today.

"Their execution on the offensive end was better than we've seen on film. Their patience was that of a veteran basketball team and that will take them a long way."

The game was very physical and 44 fouls were called between the two teams. Fifty-one free throws were also attempted by the two teams combined. FSU rookie Jacinta Monroe, who fouled out of the game, also scored double digits for the Seminoles with 12 points.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  35   2   6    2    3   2   2   8      0    2   2  0   2  2   1   1
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  21   2  10    0    4   0   0   4      1    3   4  2   0  3   0   1
22 Shante Williams       g  28   4  12    0    0   6   8  14      4    5   9  2   1  9   0   1
23 Alicia Gladden        g  31   3   7    1    1   2   4   9      0    3   3  4   2  3   1   2
33 Britany Miller        c  22   4   7    0    0   0   1   8      4    1   5  3   0  0   1   1
 1 Angel Gray               17   1   2    0    0   4   5   6      0    1   1  1   2  1   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin             4   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   1  1   0   0
 4 Cayla Moore               1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
21 Christie Lautsch          2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   0
44 Nikki Anthony            16   0   2    0    0   2   2   2      1    0   1  2   0  3   0   0
50 Jacinta Monroe           23   6   7    0    0   0   2  12      0    5   5  5   1  1   3   0
   Team                                                           5    2   7  1               
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  54    3    8  16  24  65     15   23  38 21   9 23   6   6
   Opp                     200  32  72    5   18  15  27  84     20   20  40 23  21 12   3   9


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
38
27
65
WASHINGTON
47
37
84

SAN FRANCISCO 67, FLORIDA STATE 64
12/20/2006, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

USF Dons Edge Seminoles, 67-64.

FSU misses game-tying shot at the buzzer.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Seminole sophomore Tanae Davis-Cain missed a three-pointer from the corner of the sideline at the buzzer that would have tied the game as the Florida State women's basketball team fell to San Francisco, 67-64, Wednesday night at War Memorial Gymnasium. Sophomore Mara Freshour led the Seminoles with 15 points, all in the first half, as Florida State suffered its second straight loss and fell to 10-3 on the year. USF improved to 4-8 on the season.

"If anybody was thinking about pointing a finger after this game, we told them not to do it," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "We need to take a good, hard look in the mirror and see what each individual is not bringing to the floor right now. We are a young team and we expected some of ups and downs but lately, obviously, there have been more downs than ups."

Junior Nikki Anthony, who made the start in the middle for the Seminoles, had 12 points and seven rebounds while senior Alicia Gladden added 10 points and five assists. Junior Shante Williams led the team with nine rebounds and six assists.

"On the defensive end of the floor, I thought Nikki Anthony did a much better job than any of our other post players and that was really the main reason she was in the basketball game because she was doing such a great job of that," Semrau said.

The Seminoles regained the lead for the first time since the 11:25 mark of the first half with five unanswered points to open the second half and led 38-37 with 18:25 left in the game but the Dons continued their hot shooting and scored the game's next 10 straight points to reassume control of the game. USF led by as many as 10 points three different times in the final 11:12 of the game. The last time was 63-53 with 7:12 left in the game. With Williams leading the charge with six points, the Seminoles outscored USF 9-2 to pull within a point with 58 seconds left in the game but they couldn't stop the Dons, who went up three again with a lay up by Shay Rollins with 21 seconds remaining. Rollins and Dominique Carter led USF with 16 points each.

FSU dominated the boards and outrebounded San Francisco 38-23 but allowed the Dons to shoot 57 percent for the game.

"Defensively, we're just like a light switch," Semrau said. "We're on again and off. We let them shoot 68 percent from the floor in the first half and that was part of our problem which is that we can't get anything going in transition when we allow them to shoot the basketball like that."

Freshour's 15 points in the first half were just one point shy of her career-high and were nearly half of the Seminoles' points in the first 20 minutes as for the third straight game, FSU trailed at halftime. This time, Florida State trailed just four at 37-33 at the break. FSU shot well at 46 percent from the field, 100 percent from the free throw line and 75 percent from three-point range and had a 17-6 rebounding advantage but suffered 12 turnovers and struggled on defense. The Dons didn't miss many shots and recorded 68 percent shooting in the first half.

"I'm glad the conference schedule is right around the corner because that's what we play for," Semrau said. "We're either going to get better quickly or we're going to be a basketball team that is searching for some answers. I think it's going to be really upon the players over break to make sure they take care of themselves physically and make sure they stay in great shape. Then we will have some time to get some reps back and hopefully get our game-rhythm back."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  38   6  12    3    6   0   0  15      0    1   1  2   3  0   0   2
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  32   3   8    1    4   0   0   7      0    1   1  3   0  2   0   0
22 Shante Williams       g  32   3   8    0    0   0   0   6      2    7   9  2   6  3   0   0
23 Alicia Gladden        g  36   3  10    0    0   4   6  10      3    3   6  2   5  6   0   1
44 Nikki Anthony         c  27   4   7    0    0   4   4  12      4    3   7  1   1  1   0   0
 1 Angel Gray                4   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin             9   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  1   2  0   0   0
33 Britany Miller           13   4  10    0    0   0   2   8      4    2   6  0   0  2   0   0
50 Jacinta Monroe            9   2   4    0    0   0   0   4      1    2   3  0   0  2   0   2
   Team                                                           3    1   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  59    4   10  10  14  64     18   20  38 11  17 16   0   5
   Opp                     200  28  49    3    9   8  14  67      5   18  23 14  19 12   3   5


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
33
31
64
SAN FRANCISCO
37
30
67

FLORIDA STATE 67, HIGH POINT 39
01/02/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Handle High Point 67-39.

Jacinta Monroe earns her second double-double of the season with 17 points and 12 rebounds in the FSU win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - When senior Alicia Gladden rebounded the ball and put it right back up and in to give the Seminoles a 30-4 lead with just over eight minutes remaining in the first half, it was clear she and the Seminoles were ready to play Tuesday night. Freshman Jacinta Monroe led the way with 17 points and 12 rebounds while Gladden added 14 points as the pair were two of four FSU players to score in double figures in leading Florida State (11-3) to a 67-39 win over High Point (6-7) at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

"I saw more understanding of each other, I saw more fight," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said of her team's performance. "It was great to be back in the friendly confines. We hadn't seen this place in a long time and it was great to be home."

Junior Nikki Anthony added 12 points and seven rebounds off of the bench for the Seminoles. An ailing Shante Williams, who is suffering from the flu, started the game but played just seven minutes, all in the first half. Rookie Alysha Harvin filled the void nicely and played a career-high 29 minutes and tied her season-high with 10 points, including 8-for-10 from the free throw line.

The Seminoles cooled off offensively in the second half and shot 35 percent for the game but continued its dominance on the boards, outrebounding the Panthers by 27. Sophomore Britany Miller added eight rebounds to her nine points in playing just 17 minutes. All available players saw action for Florida State. Freshman Angel Gray sat out with a knee injury she suffered recently in practice.

Florida State led 39-13 at halftime after shooting 46 percent from the field. It was the second lowest total of the season for an FSU opponent as the Seminoles had Fordham down 50-10 at halftime in the second game of the season. FSU was fully aware of its height advantage over the Panthers, who don't have a player who stands more than 6-1, and made good use of it as 20 of the Seminoles' 39 first half points were from post players Monroe (9), Anthony (7) and Britany Miller (4). FSU also had a 22-12 rebounding advantage at the break, held High Point to 18 percent shooting from the field and forced 11 Panther turnovers.

"I thought with the combinations that we had wanted to see on the floor that we did a much better job of defending the three-point shot in the first half and anything in the paint," Semrau said. "That's what we've really been working on. We've also been working on rebounding the basketball and we had more offensive rebounds than we did defensive rebounds which I thought was huge."

"We felt it was really important for us to get a game under our belt before we head into ACC play after a 12-day layoff," Semrau said. "I think we started to get some rhythm back. The ACC is going to be tough night in and night out. We have a lot of great teams in this conference and we're excited about the challenge."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  28   0   5    0    1   0   0   0      0    2   2  0   6  0   0   2
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  30   1   8    1    7   0   0   3      1    3   4  1   0  1   1   1
22 Shante Williams       g   7   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
23 Alicia Gladden        g  31   5  15    0    0   4   4  14      4    3   7  3   2  2   1   1
33 Britany Miller        c  17   4   9    0    0   1   2   9      4    4   8  2   0  2   0   1
 2 Alysha Harvin            29   1   6    0    0   8  10  10      0    1   1  1   1  2   0   3
 4 Cayla Moore               8   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      2    0   2  0   0  3   0   0
21 Christie Lautsch          6   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   1
44 Nikki Anthony            18   4   6    0    0   4   6  12      5    2   7  4   0  2   0   2
50 Jacinta Monroe           26   6  12    0    0   5  10  17      7    5  12  1   0  2   1   3
   Team                                                           4    4   8                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  63    1    8  22  32  67     27   25  52 12   9 16   3  14
   Opp                     200  15  45    4   23   5  10  39      5   20  25 23   9 22   3   7


  1 2 Total
HIGH POINT
13
26
39
FLORIDA STATE
39
28
67

FLORIDA STATE 72, BOSTON COLLEGE 53
01/04/2007, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Start ACC Season Victorious With 72-53 Win At Boston College.

Four players tally double digits in FSU win.

CHESTNUT HILL, Ma - The Florida State women's basketball team opened ACC play on the road Thursday night and did so in convincing fashion, defeating Boston College (10-5, 0-1 ACC) 72-53 at Conte Forum. Senior Alicia Gladden and Mara Freshour led the team with 15 points each as the Seminoles improved to 12-3 overall and 1-0 in ACC play.

"With all of the things we had to overcome tonight with the loss of Angel Gray, Shante Willliams' sickness and our bus getting into an accident on our way to the game, I thought our young team showed a great deal of maturity," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "Many players stepped into different roles and many players saw more minutes than they're accustomed to and put together a team effort that saw four players score in double figures while committing just five turnovers.

"Boston College has a very successful program and the excitement of opening the ACC at a place we've never been added to our focus and adrenaline coming into the game."

Florida State put together a solid team performance as five players scored eight or more points, four of which were in double figures. Joining Gladden and Freshour in the double figure department were freshmen Jacinta Monroe with 14 and Alysha Harvin who had 10 points for the second straight game.

The second half belonged to Freshour, who scored all of her 15 points in the final 20 minutes. FSU led by nine points at the break and by 11 or more the final 7:56 of the game. FSU's largest lead was 20 at 70-50 with 1:40 left to play. FSU shot 56 percent in the second half on the way to 48 percent to the game and had a good night at the line at 73 percent.

Freshour also led the team with six assists. Junior Nikki Anthony had eight rebounds to lead the Seminoles who had a 38-32 advantage on the boards.

The Seminoles led 34-25 at halftime and shot 41 percent in the first half. FSU had a 24-20 rebounding edge and had 10 assists and just three turnovers in the first 20 minutes.

Boston College scored the game's first six points and it looked like it was going to be a long night for the Seminoles but Coach Semrau called a 30-second timeout at the 18:23 mark of the first half and had a talk with her team. Whatever Semrau said must have worked because the Seminoles came back onto the court more focused and settled down and played Seminole basketball. FSU earned its first lead of the game at 11-10 as Alicia Gladden got her first bucket. The Seminoles fell behind again at 17-13 and then went on a 12-2 run, including nine unanswered points, to go up six points and led the rest of the half. Back-to-back three-pointers by Tanae Davis-Cain helped the Seminoles maintain that lead. She and Harvin each had two buckets from long range and finished the half with eight points apiece. Monroe, who started the game as Shante Williams was sidelined in the first half with the flu, also had eight points.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  39   6  10    1    4   2   2  15      0    0   0  2   6  0   0   1
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  30   3   9    2    7   0   0   8      1    1   2  2   2  3   0   1
23 Alicia Gladden        g  33   7  10    1    1   0   0  15      2    5   7  0   2  0   2   1
33 Britany Miller        c  22   1   7    0    0   1   2   3      2    4   6  5   1  1   1   0
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  22   6  10    0    0   2   2  14      2    3   5  3   1  0   2   1
 2 Alysha Harvin            24   3   6    2    3   2   2  10      0    7   7  1   1  1   0   1
22 Shante Williams           7   3   5    0    0   0   1   6      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   0
44 Nikki Anthony            23   0   4    0    0   1   2   1      1    7   8  3   2  0   0   2
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  61    6   15   8  11  72     10   28  38 16  16  5   5   7
   Opp                     200  20  56    4   13   9  12  53     10   22  32 15  17 11   2   2


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
34
38
72
BOSTON COLLEGE
25
28
53

FLORIDA STATE 71, MIAMI 62
01/07/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Calm The 'Canes, 71-62.

FSU improves to 2-0 in the ACC with win over Miami.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State women's basketball team earned its third straight win and its third straight win over Miami with a 71-62 victory over the Hurricanes Sunday afternoon in ACC action at the Donald L. Tucker Center. FSU was led by senior Alicia Gladden who had 18 points and improved to 13-3 overall and 2-0 in ACC play while Miami fell to 9-8 and 0-2.

"Miami's always a great rival for us," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said, "and I thought this game proved to be that - a rivalry game. Even though we were able to get a nice lead, I felt like they continued to fight back, and scratch and claw. They did a great job on the offensive boards and that's something we need to address. Alicia (Gladden) and Mara (Freshour), though, we've had three games in six days, and they have turned into two completely different players than they were before Christmas and we wouldn't be doing the things we've been doing without them."

Florida State led the final 28:06 of the game including by as many as 18 points in the second half and gave the 2,123 fans in attendance a lot to cheer about with 10 blocks and with four Seminoles scoring in double figures. Rookie Jacinta Monroe scored in double figures for the third straight game with 13 points and added four blocks while Britany Miller and Mara Freshour contributed 10 points each. Point guard Shante Williams, who played 23 minutes off of the bench as she just recovered from the flu, led the way with nine rebounds and five assists.

The Hurricanes pulled to within single digits in the final 2:12 of the game and were as close as 69-62 with 51 seconds left but the Seminoles continued their fierce defense and Miller grabbed some key rebounds down the stretch. FSU's defense held the `Canes to just 35 percent shooting from the field and caused 20 turnovers.

There were eight ties in the first half before the Seminoles seized control and went on to lead 40-28 at half. With the scored knotted at 21-21, Florida State went on a 19-1 run to go up 18 with 1:47 left in the half. Miami ran off six straight points to close out the half and went into the locker room down 12 points. Gladden and Freshour paced the Seminoles with 12 points each while Nikki Anthony grabbed six rebounds. Three of FSU's four three-pointers in the first half came in the final 3:20 of the half when Gladden, Freshour and Tanae Davis-Cain all connected from long range.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  35   5   7    2    4   0   2  12      1    1   2  0   2  2   1   2
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  32   1  11    1    6   2   2   5      1    2   3  2   1  3   0   0
23 Alicia Gladden        g  36   6  14    1    1   5   7  18      1    3   4  3   3  1   2   2
33 Britany Miller        c  21   6  10    0    0   0   0  12      4    3   7  2   0  2   1   0
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  21   5   9    0    0   3   3  13      3    1   4  2   0  2   4   1
 2 Alysha Harvin            15   0   2    0    1   1   2   1      0    1   1  1   2  2   1   0
22 Shante Williams          23   2   9    0    0   0   0   4      1    8   9  3   5  3   1   1
44 Nikki Anthony            17   3   3    0    0   0   0   6      3    3   6  2   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  28  65    4   12  11  16  71     15   24  39 15  13 16  10   6
   Opp                     200  21  60    4   18  16  20  62     16   24  40 16  11 20   1  12


  1 2 Total
MIAMI
28
34
62
FLORIDA STATE
40
31
71

FLORIDA STATE 70, VIRGINIA TECH 60
01/15/2007, BLACKSBURG, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Earn 70-60 Road Win At Virginia Tech.

Five Seminoles tally double figures in 10-point win at Virginia Tech.

BLACKSBURG, VA - Seminole sophomore Tanae Davis-Cain led a strong team effort as she scored 16 points to lead Florida State to a 70-60 ACC win over Virginia Tech Monday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum. She was one of five Seminoles who tallied double figures in the victory as the Seminoles improved to 14-3 overall and 3-0 in the ACC, including two key road victories in league play. Virginia Tech fell to 11-8 overall and 1-3 in league action.

"It's very important to get a road win in the ACC," Davis-Cain said. "It's always tough coming into anybody's gym and trying to play for the win. It's hard but it's just so important."

The final 20 minutes of the game was a back and forth battle. FSU extended its four-point halftime lead with the first bucket of the second half but then the Hokies went on a 13-2 run to regain the lead for the first time since the 17:17 mark of the first half. Virginia Tech led 44-38 with 15:35 left in the game and what followed were three ties and three lead changes. Mara Freshour hit a lay up with 4:34 on the clock to give the Seminoles the lead at 57-56 and FSU outscored the Virginia Tech 13-4 the rest of the way.

"We told our players that this was going to be a game of runs and that it was," FSU head coach Sue Semrau, who earned her 150th career victory, said. "I thought that our veterans really stepped up and we got very good bench play from Jacinta Monroe."

Joining Davis-Cain in the double figure scoring department were freshman Jacinta Monroe with 12 points, junior Shante Williams with 11 points and 10 points each from both senior Alicia Gladden and sophomore Britany Miller. Williams and Gladden led the team with seven rebounds apiece as the Seminoles finished the game with a 38-37 edge on the boards while shooting 50 percent for the contest.

The Seminoles led by as many as nine points in the first half but went into the locker room with a 34-31 halftime advantage. Williams paced the Seminoles with seven points, six rebounds and three assists while Davis-Cain added seven points. Florida State enjoyed balance in the first half with six players contributing four or more points. The Seminoles shot well at 50 percent and had a 19-14 edge in rebounding but scored just four points in the final 4:50 of the half which allowed the Hokies to claw back into the game.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  32   2   5    0    2   3   4   7      0    3   3  1   6  2   0   1
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  31   7  13    2    5   0   0  16      2    1   3  1   0  3   1   1
22 Shante Williams       g  30   5  10    0    0   1   1  11      3    4   7  1   5  8   0   2
23 Alicia Gladden        g  37   4   8    0    1   2   2  10      2    5   7  2   4  2   0   3
33 Britany Miller        c  28   5  12    0    0   0   2  10      2    4   6  2   0  1   3   0
 2 Alysha Harvin             1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
44 Nikki Anthony            12   2   4    0    0   0   0   4      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   1
50 Jacinta Monroe           29   6  10    0    0   0   0  12      1    4   5  2   0  0   1   1
   Team                                                           2    3   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  31  62    2    8   6   9  70     13   25  38  9  15 17   5   9
   Opp                     200  26  57    2   11   6   9  60      8   19  27 15  16 17   3  10


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
34
36
70
VIRGINIA TECH
31
29
60

FLORIDA STATE 61, CLEMSON 60
01/18/2007, CLEMSON, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Remain Perfect In ACC Play With 61-60 Win At Clemson.

FSU overcomes 11-point second half deficit in win at Clemson.

CLEMSON, SC - Junior Shante Williams hit two free throws with 5.5 seconds left in the game which proved to be the game winner as the Seminoles edged Clemson, 61-60, Thursday night at Littlejohn Coliseum. The Tigers, who led by as many as 11 points in the second half, got a shot off at the buzzer but the ball hit off the rim giving Florida State its 15th victory of the season. The Seminoles, now 15-3 overall, remain perfect in ACC play at a school-record 4-0.

"With a young basketball team and we go on the road and we miss shots and free throws, we tended to get down on the defensive end which allowed Clemson to get some buckets that they should not have gotten," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "That's where the deficit grew and it wasn't until Alicia Gladden, Shante Williams and Jacinta Monroe really stepped up. We found a way to win and that's something to be proud of as is to stay undefeated in the ACC but Clemson gave a great test tonight."

Senior Alicia Gladden led all scorers with 21 points and freshman Jacinta Monroe added 13 points and a team-high nine rebounds off of the bench. Sophomore Mara Freshour also recorded double digits with 11 points, including a clutch three-pointer late in the game.

Williams, who finished the game with six points, had missed two free throws in the first half as the Seminoles shot a dismal .571 from the free throw line on 16-of-28.

Clemson led the majority of the game. The Tigers increased their six-point halftime lead to 11 points, surpassing their largest lead of the first half which was 10 points, with 13:27 left in the game. Then Gladden and Monroe took over. FSU went on a 14-2 run to regain the lead at 47-46 on a Britany Miller three-point play with 8:53 left in the game. Monroe had six points and Gladden five during the stretch. Several lead changes and ties followed but then the Tigers' hit back-to-back jumpers putting them ahead 60-56 with 1:22 left to play. The Seminoles decided to foul early and it worked in their favor. Clemson missed the front end of a one-and-one and Freshour hit the Seminoles' only three-pointer of the game with 46 seconds remaining. Another missed Clemson free throw gave the Seminoles the ball with 27 seconds left and Williams was fouled going up for a jumper in the lane.

Gladden had 10 first half points but she was the only Seminole who came to play as the Florida State trailed 33-27 at the break. FSU led 10-9 at the 14:53 mark but then allowed the Tigers to scored 10 unanswered points. Clemson led by as many as 10 points three times midway through the half. The Seminoles battled back and a chance at a Shante Williams' three-point play and two technical foul shots helped FSU pull to within single digits. Down three, Jacinta Monroe rebounded a missed Williams' free throw and put the ball right back up and in to make the score 28-27 in Clemson's favor with 2:36 left in the half. The Seminoles were held scoreless for the remainder of the half.

Clemson outrebounded FSU 40-38 but shot just 33 percent from the free throw line. The Tigers were led by D'Lesha Lloyd's 17 points and nine rebounds.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  36   3  10    1    7   4   4  11      0    2   2  1   0  2   0   1
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  19   0   5    0    3   0   0   0      1    2   3  2   0  0   0   0
22 Shante Williams       g  34   2   8    0    0   2   4   6      0    5   5  4   5  5   0   2
23 Alicia Gladden        g  36   9  11    0    1   3   3  21      4    2   6  0   2  6   1   5
33 Britany Miller        c  23   3   7    0    0   1   3   7      1    1   2  2   0  1   0   1
 2 Alysha Harvin            16   0   4    0    1   2   2   2      1    0   1  3   1  1   0   1
44 Nikki Anthony            11   0   2    0    0   1   4   1      3    3   6  1   1  0   0   1
50 Jacinta Monroe           25   5   6    0    0   3   8  13      3    6   9  2   0  3   3   2
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  53    1   12  16  28  61     14   24  38 15   9 18   4  13
   Opp                     200  27  64    3   15   3   9  60     18   22  40 20  14 19   3  11


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
27
34
61
CLEMSON
33
27
60

GEORGIA 70, FLORIDA STATE 65
01/21/2007, Russell Athletic Shootout, Duluth, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Can't Hold On And Fall 70-65 To No. 16 Georgia.

Shante Williams led FSU with 19 points vs. No. 16b Georgia.

DULUTH, GA - Junior Shante Williams had 19 points but the Florida State women's basketball team fell 70-65 to No. 16 Georgia Sunday afternoon at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in the 2007 Russell Athletic Shootout. FSU's record went to 15-4 while the Bulldogs improved to 16-4.

FSU, which led the majority of the game, had a 10 point lead with just over five minutes remaining but couldn't hold on as the Bulldogs ran off 13 unanswered points to go up 63-60 with 2:02 left in the game. The Seminoles pulled to within one on free throws by Williams but had to foul down the stretch. Georgia's final seven points were from the free throw line.

"We played 35 minutes of basketball that we've played all year," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "We stepped outside of conference and faced a very physical, very athletic Georgia team and I think we made strides forward. It hurts, hurts like crazy to lead for the majority of 35 minutes and not win the basketball game. If we allow it to, it will develop our character even further as we come up on this tough stretch in the ACC."

Williams scored 15 of her team-high 19 points in the second half. Tanae Davis-Cain added 13 points, all in the first half, while Mara Freshour and Alicia Gladden tallied double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Led by Davis-Cain's nine boards, the Seminoles outrebounded Georgia 54-39 but shot 52 percent from the free throw line on 13-of-25.

"I love the way my team rebounded today," Semrau said. "I wish in the second half we could have kept Georgia off on some of those key rebounds. Their seven offensive rebounds in the second half came at critical times and that was, I thought, the difference in the game."

With 13 points and seven rebounds in the first half, Davis-Cain came off the bench to spark the Seminoles who had a 33-21 advantage at the break. Rebounding was a factor as the Seminoles outrebounded the Bulldogs 33-16. FSU trailed 0-7 in the opening minutes of the contest and scored five unanswered to get back into the game. Down 11-8, the Seminoles ran off 12 straight points to go up nine and led by at least that margin the final 4:28 of the half. A three-pointer by Freshour gave FSU its largest lead at 15 with 2:32 left in the half.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  34   4   8    3    5   0   0  11      0    3   3  4   3  1   0   0
22 Shante Williams       g  33   8  17    0    3   3   6  19      1    5   6  4   5  4   0   1
23 Alicia Gladden        g  30   4  13    0    1   2   4  10      5    2   7  5   1  8   1   2
33 Britany Miller        c  18   3   6    0    0   0   2   6      1    3   4  5   0  1   0   0
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  28   0   3    0    0   1   2   1      1    7   8  2   0  0   3   1
 2 Alysha Harvin             7   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      1    2   3  2   0  1   0   0
20 Tanae Davis-Cain         29   4  13    1    5   4   4  13      5    4   9  1   2  1   0   2
44 Nikki Anthony            21   1   3    0    0   3   7   5      3    4   7  4   2  0   0   0
   Team                                                           5    2   7         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  65    4   14  13  25  65     22   32  54 27  13 17   4   6
   Opp                     200  23  65    4   21  20  30  70     15   24  39 22  15  9   3  10


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
33
32
65
GEORGIA
21
49
70

DUKE 73, FLORIDA STATE 60
01/25/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Top-Ranked Blue Devils Defeat Seminoles, 73-60.

FSU (15-5, 4-1 ACC) plays host to Virginia Sunday at 2 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Senior Alicia Gladden had 17 points and sophomore Britany Miller added 14 but the Florida State Seminoles fell 73-60 to No. 1 Duke Thursday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center. FSU's record went to 15-5 overall and 4-1 in ACC play while Duke was led by Alison Bales' 15 points as she helped the Blue Devils remain undefeated at 21-0 and 6-0 in league play.

"It was fun to see my team compete with the No. 1 team in the country tonight," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "There were a lot of positives for us in this basketball game."

The Seminoles trailed just one point with 2:32 left in the first half but allowed the Blue Devils to close out the half on an 8-1 run, giving Duke a 36-28 advantage at halftime.

In the second half, FSU pulled to within six with 18:19 left in the game but could not get any closer. Florida State was called for 12 fouls in the final 20 minutes to Duke's six and the Blue Devils went 16-for-18 from the charity stripe in the second half alone.

For the game, Duke went 20-for-26 from the free throw line while the Seminoles had just 12 attempts and hit eight of those shots. Duke shot 42 percent but committed 18 turnovers.

Florida State rebounded the ball well, including 16 offensive boards, but struggled to score and shot just 34 percent for the game. Sophomore Tanae Davis-Cain added 10 points off of the bench for the Seminoles while rookie Jacinta Monroe, who got the start for the second straight game, led the team with eight rebounds to go with her eight points.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  30   1   4    0    2   2   2   4      0    5   5  3   2  4   0   2
22 Shante Williams       g  31   2  13    0    1   1   2   5      1    2   3  4   6  5   0   0
23 Alicia Gladden        g  36   7  18    0    1   3   6  17      5    2   7  3   3  2   0   0
33 Britany Miller        c  35   6  10    0    0   2   2  14      2    4   6  3   1  1   1   0
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  24   4   7    0    0   0   0   8      3    5   8  4   1  1   4   2
 2 Alysha Harvin             6   0   3    0    2   0   0   0      0    1   1  2   0  2   0   0
20 Tanae Davis-Cain         29   4  16    2    9   0   0  10      0    3   3  3   0  3   0   4
44 Nikki Anthony             9   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      2    2   4  2   0  0   0   1
   Team                                                           3        3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  73    2   15   8  12  60     16   24  40 24  13 18   5   9
   Opp                     200  24  57    5   13  20  26  73      9   32  41 16  16 18   8   9


  1 2 Total
DUKE
36
37
73
FLORIDA STATE
28
32
60

FLORIDA STATE 63, VIRGINIA 47
01/28/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Clip The Cavs, 63-47.

Florida State improved to 5-1 in ACC play with win over Virginia.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State women's basketball team had a lot to celebrate Sunday afternoon at the Donald L. Tucker Center. Not only did FSU retire the jerseys of Seminole greats Tia Paschal and Wanda Burns-Jackson at halftime and honor head coach Sue Semrau throughout the game for her 10th anniversary at Florida State, but the Seminoles also beat Virginia for the third straight time in the series and with the 63-47 victory, improved to 16-5 overall and 5-1 in ACC play. UVA fell to 12-9 overall and 2-5 in the league.

"This was a great win for us," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "We were being outrebounded by 10 at halftime which is something we are not used to but we came out much more aggressive on the boards in the second half and also shot much better."

Senior Alicia Gladden led all scorers with 21 points while freshman Jacinta Monroe recorded her third double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds. While the Seminoles shot just 38 percent from the field, they were solid from the free throw line with a 78 percent showing.

Except for two ties, the Seminoles led practically the entire second half. Gladden continued her fine play with the first bucket of the second half giving the Seminoles, who trailed a point at halftime, the lead once again at 29-28. Virginia tied the game at 32-32 and 34-34 but Gladden's bucket lay up with 12:36 left in the game gave the Seminoles the lead for good.

Ahead just one point, Florida State ran off eight straight points and ran away with the game. Virginia closed the gap to four at 46-42 but baskets by Shante Williams, who finished the game with 10 points, seven assists and four steals, and Mara Freshour and two free throws by Britany Miller, who added 10 points off of the bench, put the Seminoles up double digits and FSU led by at least eight points the rest of the way.

FSU led nine with 1:05 to play and scored the game's final nine points, including a three-pointer by Williams at the buzzer.

Down 28-27, Florida State trailed at halftime for the second straight game. Monroe scored 10 of Florida State's first 14 points as the Seminoles took a 6-0 lead in the opening minutes of the game. Monroe, however, picked up her second foul with 13:02 left in the half and had to sit the rest of the way. And so did the Seminoles. FSU led 14-6 when Monroe went out of the game and scored just one point over the next five minutes and by that time, the Seminoles trailed the Cavaliers 18-15. UVA went up by as many as seven points at 26-19 with 3:07 on the clock but Gladden wouldn't have it. The senior scored six of FSU's next eight points as the Seminoles regained the lead 27-26 with under a minute to go but Virginia got the last bucket for the one-point advantage at the half.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  34   1   9    0    6   0   0   2      2    2   4  2   2  0   1   1
22 Shante Williams       g  34   4   9    1    2   1   2  10      1    1   2  1   7  7   0   4
23 Alicia Gladden        g  37   8  17    0    0   5   6  21      2    5   7  1   1  3   0   3
44 Nikki Anthony         c  16   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  1   0  0   0   0
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  20   7  11    0    0   1   2  15      3    7  10  4   0  2   2   2
 2 Alysha Harvin             4   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
10 Mara Freshour            33   2   8    0    4   1   2   5      0    6   6  1   0  1   0   1
33 Britany Miller           22   2   7    0    0   6   6  10      0    3   3  1   0  2   4   0
   Team                                                           5    1   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  63    1   12  14  18  63     14   26  40 12  10 15   7  11
   Opp                     200  19  62    1   12   8  11  47     18   26  44 14   8 22   4   9


  1 2 Total
VIRGINIA
28
19
47
FLORIDA STATE
27
36
63

FLORIDA STATE 75, MIAMI 68
02/01/2007, CORAL GABLES, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Miller, Gladden Lead Seminoles Past Hurricanes, 75-68.

FSU improves to program-best 6-1 in the ACC with 75-68 win at Miami.

CORAL GABLES, FL - The Florida State women's basketball team improved to a program-best 6-1 in the ACC as sophomore Britany Miller recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds and senior Alicia Gladden added 19 points, to lead Florida State to a 75-68 victory at Miami Thursday night at the BankUnited Center. FSU improved to 17-5 overall while the Hurricanes fell to 10-13 overall and 1-7 in league play.

"We really had an emphasis in the second half of getting the ball inside," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "We had a huge height advantage against this team. Our guards did a much better job of feeding the ball to both Britany (Millere) and Cint (Monroe) and Britany delivered. I thought she was a huge part of this basketball game and not to mention Alicia Gladden who shot the ball extremely well from outside so they had to step out and defend which opened things up for Britany."

It was a happy homecoming for freshmen Jacinta Monroe (Ft. Lauderdale) and Alysha Harvin (Dania) as both rookies recorded double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Monroe also recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 12 rebounds.

The Seminoles turned a two-point halftime deficit into a 10-point lead with 11:12 left in the game as Harvin featured a good old-fashioned three-point play to put FSU up 53-43 but the Hurricanes, as they did all night long, refused to go away. Led by Maurita Reid's six points, Miami went on a 13-3 run, including two three-pointers, and tied the game at 56-56 with 7:21 to go. Miller and the Seminoles responded with a 10-0 run of their own and this time, held on for the victory. The Hurricanes pulled to within seven but the Seminoles began milking the clock with just under four minutes to play and took high percentage shots. With 23.2 seconds left, Miami's LaToya Cunningham hit a three-pointer and was fouled. She turned the four-point play to pull UM within three points but was forced to foul and the Seminoles made their free throws.

Despite being ahead by as many as seven points at the 11:39 mark of the first half, the Seminoles trailed Miami 32-30 at halftime. Florida State dominated the boards, outrebounding the Hurricanes 27-19 in the first half, but struggled from the field, shooting just 34 percent. The Seminoles, who hadn't attempted more than 15 three-pointers in a game this season, decided to go with the long ball half way through the first half and it wasn't successful. FSU attempted 12 from long range in the first half and made just three of them.

For the game, FSU shot 41 percent and outrebounded Miami 51-32. The Hurricanes were led by Reid's 26 points and Renee Taylor's 21 and shot 40 percent for the game.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  25   0   3    0    3   0   0   0      0    2   2  0   3  5   0   0
22 Shante Williams       g  28   2   7    0    1   5   6   9      2    3   5  3   6  8   1   3
23 Alicia Gladden        g  39   8  11    3    3   0   0  19      4    2   6  2   4  2   0   3
33 Britany Miller        c  33   8  16    0    0   4   6  20      6    4  10  2   0  1   2   1
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  26   5  14    0    0   1   2  11      4    8  12  4   0  1   1   0
 2 Alysha Harvin            17   3   7    1    4   3   3  10      1    2   3  1   0  0   0   1
20 Tanae Davis-Cain         27   1   8    1    7   3   4   6      0    6   6  1   1  0   0   1
44 Nikki Anthony             5   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           4    2   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  66    5   18  16  21  75     21   30  51 13  14 17   4   9
   Opp                     200  27  67    8   22   6  12  68     13   19  32 16  11 13   1  10


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
30
45
75
MIAMI
32
36
68

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 68, FLORIDA STATE 51
02/05/2007, RALEIGH, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls 68-51 at NC State.

Seminole Britany Miller leads all scorers with 22 points.

RALEIGH, NC - Seminole sophomore Britany Miller scored 22 points but she was the only bright spot as the Florida State women's basketball team fell 68-51 at NC State Monday night at Reynolds Coliseum. FSU fell to 17-6 overall and 6-2 in the ACC while the Wolfpack, who celebrated head coach Kay Yow's 700th career victory, improved to 17-7 and 6-3 in the league.

"I thought NC State did a great job of exploiting our weaknesses tonight," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "I'm sad it came at our expense but very happy for Coach Yow and her 700th win. What a class act she is and how big she's been in my life as a coach and as a real figure in women's basketball. We'll regroup and bounce back and prepare for Friday."

FSU was down 22 heading into the second half and could not overcome the deficit. The closest the Seminoles got in the second half was 16 points in the final 3:02 minutes of the game.

Miller had a team-high nine rebounds while senior Alicia Gladden added 11 points and six rebounds. FSU shot a dismal 37 percent for the game and suffered 17 turnovers. NC State, which was led by Gillian Goring's 19 points and 12 rebounds, edged the Seminoles in rebounding at 36-35 and shot 47 percent for the game. The Wolfpack was 14-or-17 (82 percent) from the free throw line while the Seminoles got to the line just eight times and hit five of those attempts.

The Seminoles allowed the Wolfpack to score the game's first eight points and Florida State never recovered and trailed 41-19 by halftime. Playing without starter Shante Williams, who was benched due to a violation of team policy, the Seminoles were simply out of sync. Gladden got in early foul trouble and played just nine first half minutes with three fouls. Only Miller managed to do anything offensively with eight points. Nikki Anthony came in off of the bench to boost the team in rebounding with five boards. She finished the game with seven rebounds. NC State went 11-for-13 from the free throw line while the Seminoles did not attempt a free throw in the first half.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  37   0   9    0    4   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   1  6   0   1
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  38   2   8    0    4   0   0   4      0    0   0  3   1  0   0   0
23 Alicia Gladden        g  26   5  10    0    0   1   2  11      2    4   6  4   2  3   0   3
33 Britany Miller        c  33  10  18    0    0   2   2  22      4    5   9  3   0  1   1   2
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  27   3   8    1    2   0   0   7      2    2   4  0   0  1   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin            22   2   7    1    2   2   2   7      1    0   1  3   3  4   0   1
44 Nikki Anthony            17   0   0    0    0   0   2   0      2    5   7  2   1  2   0   1
   Team                                                           3    5   8                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  60    2   12   5   8  51     14   21  35 17   8 17   1   8
   Opp                     200  26  55    2   10  14  17  68     10   26  36 11  13 13   4   9


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
19
32
51
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
41
27
68

FLORIDA STATE 63, GEORGIA TECH 52
02/09/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Take Down Tech, 63-52.

Seminoles Improve to 18-6 and 7-2 in the ACC with victory over Georgia Tech.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State women's basketball team may not have had its prettiest win, but it was certainly an important win as the Seminoles improved to 18-6 overall and 7-2 in the ACC with a 63-52 victory over Georgia Tech (14-10, 5-5 ACC) Friday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center. FSU outrebounded Tech 40-32 but suffered a season-high 30 turnovers.

"Obviously, a very ugly win but I'm very pleased with the fact that our inaccuracy offensively did not affect us on the defensive end of the floor and that was huge for us tonight," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "If we can continue to do that when our offense doesn't affect our defense, then we will always have a chance."

Senior Alicia Gladden led the Seminoles with 14 points while Shante Williams and Mara Freshour added 13 and 10 points, respectively. Williams scored 11 of her points in the second half and went 9-for-10 from the free throw line for the game as the Seminoles shot a season-high 80 percent from the line. Britany Miller added eight points, a team-high eight rebounds and three blocks to the Florida State effort.

"This was a season-high for us percentage-wise from the free throw line and when people step up with confidence and hit those shots, it's huge for us," Semrau said. "Shante (Williams) wanted to step up and hit those shots which I thought showed a lot of poise after not having probably her best shooting night."

A 50 percent second half shooting performance helped the Seminoles increase their six-point lead to double digits with 18:03 left in the game. FSU came out of the locker room for the second half and scored eight of the first 10 points. Free throws by Jacinta Monroe gave the Seminoles their largest lead at 42-25 but as they did in the first half, the Yellow Jackets made a run. A three-pointer by Jill Ingram with 9:16 left in the game pulled Georgia Tech to within 14 points and it was Ingram again who hit a lay up to make the score 44-38, capping off a 13-2 run for the Yellow Jackets. The six points was the closest Tech would get because in the final 6:01 of the game, the Seminoles made their free throws and went 15-for-18 from the from the charity stripe in that stretch.

Florida State had a 25-19 lead at halftime but judging on how the game started, it could have been a much larger margin. The Seminoles had a 15-4 lead at the 10:39 mark and then fell apart. Georgia Tech went on 13-0 run to go up by two points with 6:20 left in the half. A steal by Gladden, which resulted in a lay up and the fourth tie of the half, sparked the Seminoles who outscored the Yellow Jackets 8-2 the rest of the way. While FSU had a 22-10 rebounding advantage at the break, the story of the first half was turnovers. With 17 mishaps, the Seminoles had more turnovers in the first half than they average per game. Tech added 13 turnovers itself which made for a very sloppy 20 minutes.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  36   2   4    1    3   5   6  10      0    4   4  0   0  5   0   1
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  25   2   9    2    8   1   2   7      0    1   1  5   1  2   0   0
23 Alicia Gladden        g  37   6   8    0    1   2   2  14      4    2   6  1   2  7   0   4
33 Britany Miller        c  31   3   6    0    0   2   4   8      3    5   8  4   0  1   3   2
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  19   0   1    0    0   2   2   2      2    5   7  2   1  0   2   1
 2 Alysha Harvin            11   2   3    0    0   3   4   7      0    0   0  1   0  2   0   0
22 Shante Williams          31   2   9    0    0   9  10  13      1    5   6  1   5 13   0   2
44 Nikki Anthony            10   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      1    1   2  2   0  0   0   1
   Team                                                                6   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  18  41    3   12  24  30  63     11   29  40 16   9 30   5  11
   Opp                     200  16  61    2   11  18  23  52     18   14  32 23   5 21   1  14


  1 2 Total
GEORGIA TECH
19
33
52
FLORIDA STATE
25
38
63

NORTH CAROLINA 80, FLORIDA STATE 59
02/12/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Fall 80-59 To No. 2 North Carolina.

Mara Freshour led FSU with 12 points.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State women's basketball team fell behind early to No. 2 North Carolina and never recovered as the Seminoles fell 80-59 Monday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center. FSU's record went to 18-7 and 7-3 in the ACC while the Tar Heels improved to 25-1 overall and 9-1 in league action.

"North Carolina is a great basketball team and they use their athleticism very, very well," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "We hadn't seen a team like that all year. Someone that pressed the entire game, used their length, used their quickness and we attacked it and got good shots but we couldn't knock them down at a high speed and that's something that we are going to have to continue to get better with if we are going to compete at that level."

For Florida State, Mara Freshour had a team-high 12 points, followed by Shante Williams and Alicia Gladden's 11 points apiece. Tanae Davis-Cain also managed double figures with 10 points. UNC was led by Ivory Latta's 21 points as all five Tar Heel starters recorded double figures.

A 10-point halftime deficit quickly turned into a 23-point deficit as the Tar Heels outscored the Seminoles 19-6 in the first seven minutes of the second half. Florida State continued to struggle offensively but didn't go down without a fight. Trailing 22 with 9:51 left in the game, the Seminoles gave it one more run and pulled to within 14 thanks to a three-pointer by Davis-Cain and back-to-back lay ups by freshman Alysha Harvin, who finished the game with eight points, but could get no closer. Down 15 and with 5:42 left, FSU center Britany Miller fouled out of the game with five points and five rebounds and North Carolina outscored FSU 15-9 the rest of the way.

Florida State shot 25 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes and trailed 36-26 at halftime. After scoring the game's first bucket, the Seminoles fell behind 15-4 with 12:57 on the clock and when they finally reached the 10-point mark, they found themselves down 16. UNC built a 20-point lead at 30-20 with 5:44 left in the half. Freshour, who had been all over the place in the first half, scored six of her 10 first half points in the final 2:34 to help the Seminoles pull within 10 at the break. Freshour also led the team with four rebounds and was 5-for-6 from the free throw line.

FSU finished the game shooting just 30 percent while the Tar Heels shot 67 percent in the second half on their way to a 55 percent shooting night. Florida State got the upper hand in the rebounding department with a 37-35 edge. For the second straight game, turnovers were a factor as both teams combined for 51 mishaps.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  36   3  11    1    4   5   6  12      1    4   5  0   4  4   0   1
22 Shante Williams       g  30   4  12    0    1   3   5  11      0    3   3  1   7  8   0   0
23 Alicia Gladden        g  24   3  12    0    1   5   6  11      3    1   4  3   0  2   0   3
33 Britany Miller        c  20   2   6    0    0   1   2   5      3    2   5  5   0  0   1   0
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  26   1   6    0    1   0   0   2      1    2   3  2   1  1   1   0
 2 Alysha Harvin            18   4   5    0    0   0   0   8      1    1   2  2   0  3   0   1
20 Tanae Davis-Cain         24   4  14    2    7   0   0  10      0    0   0  3   0  3   0   1
44 Nikki Anthony            22   0   3    0    0   0   1   0      7    1   8  1   0  2   0   1
   Team                                                           4    3   7                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  21  69    3   14  14  20  59     20   17  37 17  12 23   2   7
   Opp                     200  27  49    6   16  20  23  80      6   29  35 17   9 28   6  14


  1 2 Total
NORTH CAROLINA
36
44
80
FLORIDA STATE
26
33
59

MARYLAND 74, FLORIDA STATE 60
02/15/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Suffer 74-60 Loss To No. 6 Maryland.

FSU will play two of its final three regular-season games on the road.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State led at halftime and was within five with under five minutes to play but the No. 6 Maryland Terrapins proved to be too strong as the Seminoles fell 74-60 in front of a record 4,732 fans at the Donald L. Tucker Center Thursday night. FSU fell to 18-8 overall and 7-4 in the ACC while the Terrapins improved to 25-3 and 9-3 in league play.

"It was a disappointing game for us," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "We had been doing such a nice job rebounding and tonight they really took us out of our rhythm on the boards. Maryland has gained great experience over the last year or so and they took their seasoned players and did a great job in the second half of really hitting the boards and keeping us off of them."

Alicia Gladden led the Seminoles with 13 points while Britany Miller and Alysha Harvin added 12 and 10 points, respectively. Maryland shot 62 percent in the second half on its way to 50 percent for the game and outrebounded FSU 44-33.

The Seminoles led 35-33 with 17:55 left in the game but it would be their last lead of the evening. A three-pointer by Kristi Toliver, who was one of three Terrapins with 14 points in the game, at the 17:25 mark gave the Terrapins the lead for good. While Florida State got good looks at the basket, the ball just wouldn't drop and Maryland had its first double digit lead at 51-41 at the halfway mark of the second half.

Maryland led by 12 with 7:29 left in the game when the Seminoles made a run. A three-pointer by Mara Freshour started a 11-4 Florida State spurt that put the Seminoles within five points with 4:39 remaining. Gladden scored six points and had an assist in the stretch and could have brought the Seminoles within three points but on a break-away, the ball went through her hands and out of bounds. The Terps outscored FSU 11-2 the rest of the way for 14-point victory.

It was anybody's game in the first half. With a 30-29 lead, the Seminoles had the Terrapins down at half for just the fourth time this season. Williams led FSU with seven points and five rebounds as starters Alicia Gladden and Jacinta Monroe played just five minutes with two fouls apiece.

Florida State put the first two points on the board but then fell behind by six at 11-5 at the 13:40 mark and it was the Seminoles who came off the bench, and scored 12 of 30 points, that kept FSU in the contest. Harvin, who had six first-half points, drained a three-pointer and after a failed Maryland possession, the Seminoles had a chance to tie the game but missed the three-point attempt. The Terrapins went up by five twice before the Seminoles forced four ties, with shots by Nikki Anthony and Shante Williams, and finally regained the lead at 26-24 on a Tanae Davis-Cain jumper with 3:50 left in the half. There would be three more lead changes in the final three minutes but Mara Freshour put FSU ahead at the break with a jumper with 31 seconds left.

FSU took much better care of the ball, committing just five turnovers in the first half and 13 for the game.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  36   3   6    1    2   0   0   7      0    2   2  1   0  2   2   0
22 Shante Williams       g  35   3  13    1    2   0   2   7      1    5   6  2   3  4   0   0
23 Alicia Gladden        g  22   3  11    0    2   7   8  13      3    0   3  4   1  5   0   0
33 Britany Miller        c  26   6  11    0    0   0   0  12      1    3   4  4   0  0   0   0
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  13   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      0    4   4  2   0  1   4   0
 2 Alysha Harvin            21   3   8    2    2   2   4  10      2    0   2  0   2  0   0   0
20 Tanae Davis-Cain         28   3   8    1    4   0   0   7      1    2   3  2   3  1   0   1
44 Nikki Anthony            19   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      1    5   6  3   1  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  63    5   12   9  14  60     10   23  33 18  10 13   6   1
   Opp                     200  31  62    3   11   9  18  74     13   31  44 16  14 16   5   6


  1 2 Total
MARYLAND
29
45
74
FLORIDA STATE
30
30
60

FLORIDA STATE 79, VIRGINIA 77
02/18/2007, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Hold On For 79-77 Victory At Virginia.

With 21 points, Alicia Gladden leads FSU in scoring for second straight game.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - In a see-saw battle second half, Florida State senior Alicia Gladden scored 16 of her team-high 21 points in the final 20 minutes to lead the Seminoles to a 79-77 win at Virginia Sunday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena. FSU improved to 19-8 overall and 8-4 in the ACC while Virginia went to 15-12 on the year and 4-8 in league action.

"Virginia's a very, very good basketball team and very young as well," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "They're not losing much this next year and for us to be able to step up and answer the shots that they were able to knock down, I'm really proud of our basketball team."

Florida State shot 47 percent and committed just four turnovers in the second half to earn its fourth straight win over the Virginia Cavaliers. Sophomores Britany Miller and Tanae Davis-Cain added 17 and 15 points, respectively in the game while Miller led all Seminoles with eight rebounds.

Down three at the break, the Seminoles came out firing in the second half and scored the first four points to regain the lead but it would be a battle the remainder of the game with five lead changes and 11 ties. FSU built a six-point lead but the Cavaliers came back. Then, with the game tied at 49-49 with 11:39 to go, the Seminoles ran off seven unanswered points thanks to buckets by Miller and Nikki Anthony and a three-pointer by Mara Freshour but the Cavaliers came back. A jumper with 1:41 left by Shante Williams, who had seven points, a game-high six assists and just one turnover in 35 minutes of play, put the Seminoles up for good.

The Seminoles went 16-for-20 from the free throw line and tied their season-high at 80 percent. Virginia shot 94.4 percent from the charity stripe and outrebounded FSU 47-39 but the Seminole defense forced 17 Cavalier turnovers.

Davis-Cain sparked the Seminoles off of the bench in the first half with 10 points but FSU trailed 35-32 at the break. The Seminoles had just two leads in the half and they were in the final seven minutes and by just two points each time. The Cavs took an early 11-4 lead and Florida State played catch up most of the half. Long-range shooting kept the Seminoles in the game as they hit four straight treys and went 4-for-10 for the half. Miller had eight points and led the team with five rebounds but Virginia dominated the boards in the first 20 minutes with a 27-16 advantage.

UVA was led by Lyndra Littles' 22 points and 14 rebounds.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  24   1   4    1    2   2   2   5      0    2   2  2   2  2   0   0
22 Shante Williams       g  35   3  12    1    1   0   0   7      0    4   4  4   6  1   0   2
23 Alicia Gladden        g  32   6  15    1    2   8  10  21      2    6   8  4   2  2   0   2
33 Britany Miller        c  30   7  14    0    0   3   4  17      3    5   8  4   1  1   2   3
50 Jacinta Monroe        f   5   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  0   0  0   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin            22   3   8    0    0   2   2   8      1    1   2  3   2  3   1   0
20 Tanae Davis-Cain         36   6  14    2    7   1   2  15      0    5   5  1   1  0   0   1
44 Nikki Anthony            16   3   4    0    0   0   0   6      4    1   5  0   1  1   1   2
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  72    5   12  16  20  79     12   27  39 18  15 10   4  10
   Opp                     200  28  70    4   15  17  18  77     13   34  47 16  12 17   2   4


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
32
47
79
VIRGINIA
35
42
77

FLORIDA STATE 73, CLEMSON 61
02/22/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Improve to 20-8 With 73-61 Victory Over Clemson.

Five Seminoles score in double figures as Florida State earns 20th victory of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State women's basketball team had never recorded three straight 20-win seasons before but that all changed Thursday night on Senior Night when the Seminoles improved to 20-8 overall and 9-4 in ACC play with a 73-61 win over Clemson at the Donald L. Tucker Center. FSU finished 24-8 in 2004-05 and 20-10 last season. Clemson fell to 12-16 overall and 4-9 in league play.

Sophomores Britany Miller and Tanae Davis-Cain led the Seminoles with 18 and 16 points, respectively. Five Seminoles in all recorded double figures as senior Alicia Gladden, sophomore Mara Freshour and freshman Jacinta Monroe each added 10 points.

"It was a great night to honor Alicia (Gladden)," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "Our team stepped up in different ways. Not only did our perimeter game step up and shoot the ball really well but Britany Miller was really strong for us on the inside and I thought that inside-outside game was the difference for us offensively. For Alicia, another 20-win season was really something special for someone who came into the program when she did. She had a lot of courage in saying 'I'm going to change things' and she's done just that."

Clemson cut FSU's 15-point halftime lead in half in the first two minutes of the second half scoring the first eight points of the half but Gladden answered for the Seminoles and stopped the Tiger run. Florida State led by at least seven points, and by as many as 14, until 4:13 left in the game when Clemson cut the advantage to just six points but Monroe hit back-to-back shots to put the lead back at 10 and the Seminoles controlled the remainder of the game.

The Seminoles used the long ball to open up a 15 points halftime lead. Davis-Cain scored 16 first half points, including 4-for-4 in three-pointers and hit three straight, beginning a stretch in which the Seminoles made five straight three-pointers. FSU led 9-8 and the Seminoles ran off 16 of the game's next 20 points and took a 25-12 lead at the 10:46 mark. Florida State pulled ahead by 16 points and then Clemson's D'Lesha Lloyd hit two straight buckets to pull the Tigers within 12 at 36-24. FSU held the Tigers scoreless for the final 3:27 of the half and went into the locker room leading 39-24. The Seminoles shot 54 percent from the field and had a 20-12 rebounding advantage but did have 12 turnovers.

FSU finished the game with a 40-28 advantage on the boards and shot 48 percent for the game. The Seminoles' six three-pointers were the most Florida State made in a home game this season.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  35   2   8    1    3   5   6  10      0    5   5  2   6  3   0   4
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  36   6   8    4    5   0   2  16      1    4   5  1   1  2   0   2
22 Shante Williams       g  12   2   2    1    1   0   0   5      0    2   2  0   1  4   0   0
23 Alicia Gladden        g  38   4  14    0    0   2   2  10      1    4   5  0   5  7   1   4
33 Britany Miller        c  31   7  11    0    0   4   8  18      4    3   7  2   0  1   1   3
 2 Alysha Harvin            17   0   2    0    1   2   2   2      0    3   3  3   3  3   0   0
44 Nikki Anthony            16   1   1    0    0   0   2   2      2    2   4  3   0  2   0   0
50 Jacinta Monroe           15   5  10    0    0   0   1  10      2    3   5  5   0  0   1   0
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  56    6   10  13  23  73     11   29  40 16  16 22   3  13
   Opp                     200  24  60    6   18   7  13  61      7   21  28 21  11 20   2  12


  1 2 Total
CLEMSON
24
37
61
FLORIDA STATE
39
34
73

FLORIDA STATE 74, WAKE FOREST 57
02/25/2007, WINSTON-SALEM, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

With A Career-High 29 Points, Miller Leads Seminoles Past Wake Forest, 74-57.

With 17-point win at Wake Forest, Florida State finishes 10-4 in the ACC for the second straight season.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Seminole sophomore Britany Miller scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Florida State women's basketball team (21-8, 10-4 ACC) to a 74-57 win over Wake Forest (9-19, 0-14 ACC) in the regular-season finale Sunday afternoon at Joel Coliseum.

"In blocks, steals, the whole bit, Britany, I thought was maybe at the top of her game at a great time for us today," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "I thought our guards did a much better job in the second half getting her the basketball. Getting her 18 touches is exactly what we need to do."

Also in double figures for Florida State were freshman Alysha Harvin with a career-high 12 points and sophomore Tanae Davis-Cain with 11 points. Senior Alicia Gladden scored her first points of the game with 15:28 left to give the Seminoles a 41-39 lead and the lead for good. Gladden followed the bucket up with a three-pointer and FSU was amidst a 7-0 run. Harvin hit a three-pointer of her own at the 11:12 mark giving the Seminoles their first double-digit lead at 51-41 and FSU led by at least eight points the rest of the way.

"Something Alysha brings to the floor is an aggressiveness that not a lot of our players bring at this point," Semrau said. "Shante Williams, being without her, we lose that penetration, we lose that aggressiveness and I thought Alysha Harvin stepped in and did that for us today."

Gladden finished the game with nine points and nine rebounds and moved into 9th place at FSU in all-time scoring.

FSU shot 47 percent for the game and for the second straight game, made six three-pointers, and finished the game with a 41-35 rebounding advantage. The squad also finished with a season-high 18 assists and had just 11 turnovers.

"I do like the way my team shared the basketball in today's game," Semrau said. "Eighteen assists to 11 turnovers may be the best assist-to-turnover ratio we've had this year."

Despite leading by as many as seven points late in the first half, the Seminoles had a slim 30-29 halftime lead as there were 10 lead changes in the first 20 minutes. Florida State played the game without Shante Williams who was held out with a hip sprain but also felt the void Gladden who was held scoreless in the first half. Miller was unstoppable for the Seminoles with 14 points and six rebounds and she gave Florida State the advantage at the break. The Seminoles continued their strong long-range shooting, going 4-for-7 from three-point range. Davis-Cain hit three of the shots and finished the half with nine points.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Mara Freshour         g  37   2   6    1    2   2   2   7      0    3   3  0   5  3   0   1
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  37   4   9    3    7   0   0  11      0    1   1  1   3  1   0   1
23 Alicia Gladden        g  37   4  14    1    1   0   0   9      3    6   9  0   4  3   1   1
33 Britany Miller        c  29  13  18    0    0   3   4  29      5    8  13  1   0  1   2   3
44 Nikki Anthony         f  19   1   4    0    0   0   0   2      2    3   5  2   0  0   1   0
 2 Alysha Harvin            26   3   7    1    1   5   6  12      2    1   3  3   5  2   1   2
50 Jacinta Monroe           15   2   4    0    0   0   1   4      2    1   3  4   1  1   1   0
   Team                                                           3    1   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  62    6   11  10  13  74     17   24  41 11  18 11   6   8
   Opp                     200  20  59    8   20   9  12  57     17   18  35 12  13 16   2   4


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
30
44
74
WAKE FOREST
29
28
57

FLORIDA STATE 70, WAKE FOREST 53
03/01/2007, ACC, Greensboro, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 5 Seed Florida State Tops No. 12 Seed Wake Forest in ACC Tournament Opener.

Seminoles advance to face No. 4 seed NC State on Friday.

GREENSBORO, NC - Mara Freshour is developing into a complete point guard for Florida State, and her ability to score is part of the equation.

Freshour delivered a career-high 18 points on 5-of-5 shooting from 3-point range, keying the fifth-seeded Seminoles to a 70-53 win over 12th-seeded Wake Forest in Thursday's opening game of the 30th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Tournament.

With the first-round victory, FSU (22-8) advances to Friday's 11 a.m. quarterfinal game against fourth-seeded N.C. State. Wake Forest ended its season with a 9-20 record.

In addition to her hot shooting hand, the 6-foot-1 Freshour tied another career high with six assists. The Nashville, Ind., sophomore committed just three turnovers in 35 minutes.

"I don't think it's any coincidence that Mara is from Indiana," FSU coach Sue Semrau said. "Indiana basketball is very fundamental, very team oriented, and she brings just that to our team day-in and day-out."

Jacinta Monroe, a 6-foot-4 freshman, complemented Freshour's scoring effort with 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to key FSU to a 42-25 edge on the boards.

Tanae Davis-Cain added 12 points, including a 3-pointer at the first-half buzzer that left the Seminoles leading 39-26 at the break. Britany Miller, who scored a career-high 29 points against Wake Forest in last Sunday's regular-season finale, chipped in 10.

"I was really pleased with our offensive balance on the offensive end of the floor and our sharing of the basketball," Semrau said.

Wake Forest, with seven freshmen and sophomores among its eight-player rotation, saw FSU race to a 25-11 lead before the game was 10 minutes old.

"One of our biggest goals was to push it out on them and get to running in transition," Freshour said. "Obviously, when your transition game is going well it just brings a lot more fire."

Alex Tchangoue's 13 points led Wake Forest, and Mekia Valentine scored 10. Yolanda Lavender added 11 but struggle through a 3-of-19 shooting day from the floor. The Demon Deacons finished the day shooting 32 percent as a team.

"That game was very similiar to a lot of games we've played," said Wake coach Mike Petersen, whose team finished 0-14 in ACC play during the regular season. "I thought our effort was good, and our execution was all right. We only turned it over 10 times.

"We just don't make enough shots. That's a pretty important thing to do in this sport - to make shots."

Petersen pointed specifically to a three-minute stretch at the outset of the second half, when FSU failed to score but maintained a double-digit lead.

"We had really good looks at that point, and the ball didn't go in the basket," Petersen said. "It's been my exprience that when a team starts making baskets, everyone feeds off that. And, unfortunately, if a team starts missing some baskets everyone kind of feeds off that, too."

Friday's quarterfinal game between FSU and N.C. State will feature two of three teams that finished tied for third place in ACC regular-season standings with 10-4 league records. The Wolfpack got the higher seed (and Thursday's first-round bye) by virtue of a 68-51 win over the Seminoles during the regular season.

Semrau said FSU hopes to have junior guard Shante Willaims available for Frirday's game. Williams missed the past two games due to a torn hip flexor.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  31   3   6    0    1   0   0   6      0    6   6  1   4  5   0   0
10 Mara Freshour         g  35   6   7    5    5   1   2  18      0    4   4  0   6  3   0   0
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  35   4  11    2    8   2   2  12      0    5   5  2   1  1   1   2
23 Alicia Gladden        g  36   1   7    0    1   0   0   2      1    6   7  1   1  4   2   1
33 Britany Miller        c  24   3   7    0    0   4   7  10      1    1   2  2   1  1   2   1
44 Nikki Anthony            19   3   5    0    0   0   0   6      1    3   4  0   0  1   0   1
50 Jacinta Monroe           20   3   6    0    0  10  11  16      5    5  10  4   2  1   1   0
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  49    7   15  17  22  70      9   33  42 10  15 16   6   5
   Opp                     200  20  62    5   24   8  11  53     10   15  25 17  12 10   2  10


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
39
31
70
WAKE FOREST
26
27
53

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 76, FLORIDA STATE 49
03/02/2007, ACC, Greensboro, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State falls to NC State in the ACC Quarterfinals.

The Seminoles are eliminated from the ACC Tournament as the Wolfpack win 76-49.

GREENSBORO, NC - North Carolina State closed the regular season as one of the nation's hottest basketball teams. The 24th-ranked Wolfpack saw no reason to depart from form on Friday.

Hitting its stride after a rugged first half, N.C. State pulled away from Florida State in the final 20 minutes to post a 76-49 win in the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Tournament quarterfinals.

The Wolfpack (22-8), winners of four straight games and nine of its last 10, faces the Duke-Virginia winner in Saturday's 2 p.m semifinal game. N.C. State is seeded fourth in the tournament field. The fifth-seeded Seminoles (22-9) returned home to await an all but certain NCAA Tournament bid.

N.C. State coach Kay Yow, whose fight against breast cancer has received national attention, acknowledged a standing ovation as she took the Greensboro Coliseum floor prior to the game. Her supporters included a large contingent of Duke fans directly behind the Wolfpack bench, and a rival North Carolina fan who sported a homemade sign that declared: "Carolina loves you, Coach Yow."

"I cried for a few minutes after I walked out because I appreciate the support," Yow said. "I wish I had the time to tell you what every coach, what so many fans from every team have written me. And I know there are a lot of them in the stands that have prayed for me fervently.

"When I walked out and all of the fans from the different schools stood, it was just overwhelming."

Six-foot-7 center Gillian Goring, who said Yow's cancer battle has been her season-long source of inspiration, led the Wolfpack's scoring with 22 points, and her 19 rebounds were just two off the tournament's single-game record.

"I've committed my whole life to coming out and playing and being the most dominate player for Coach Yow and try to give her my all," Goring said. "I'm not going to be (a) baby no more. I'm going to grow up and play hard for Coach Yow and keep my promise."

While things started with Goring for the N.C. State on Friday, they certainly didn't end there. Shayla Fields added 16 points, while Ashley Key added 14 and Marquettea Dickens had 12. Khadija Whittington pulled down 10 rebounds, joining Goring to key the Wolfpack to a 46-38 edge on the boards.

Britany Miller scored 10 points to lead Florida State, which finished 19-of-65 from the floor. The Seminoles shot 27 percent in the second half and checked out at 29 percent for the game.

"I think we saw today that N.C. State is just a tougher basketball team than we are," Florida State coach Sue Semrau said. "They really played through a lot of physical play. They finished shots with a lot of contact, and we couldn't finish our shots with the same kind of contact.

"Congratulations to them. They are a very good basketball team."

Goring had 14 points and 12 rebounds by the halftime break, but the Wolfpack shot just 37.5 percent as a team and clung to a 27-25 lead. N.C. State heated up in the second half, shooting 57 percent while applying the clamps defensively.

The Seminoles remained within striking distance with 6:50 remaining, when Miller's follow shot brought Florida State within 54-45. But the Seminoles managed just two field goals the rest of the way.

"I hesitate to say we're 'peaking,' because you don't want to peak at the wrong time," the Wolfpack's Key said. "But I think we are playing good, getting better every game. It's March Madness, (and) I think everything is going our way right now."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  29   3   6    1    2   2   2   9      1    1   2  1   3  3   0   1
10 Mara Freshour         g  37   1   7    1    2   0   0   3      0    3   3  4   3  5   0   1
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  33   2  13    0    6   1   1   5      0    1   1  3   2  2   1   0
23 Alicia Gladden        g  33   2   8    0    1   3   4   7      3    2   5  2   1  0   0   2
33 Britany Miller        c  17   5  16    0    0   0   0  10      2    5   7  3   0  2   0   0
22 Shante Williams           9   0   2    0    1   0   2   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   1
44 Nikki Anthony            20   3   7    0    0   1   1   7      0    6   6  4   0  0   0   0
50 Jacinta Monroe           22   3   6    0    0   2   2   8      2    4   6  4   0  0   4   2
   Team                                                           3    4   7                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  19  65    2   12   9  12  49     12   26  38 21   9 12   5   7
   Opp                     200  28  60    4   11  16  26  76     11   35  46 12  14 11   4   7


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
25
24
49
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
27
49
76

FLORIDA STATE 85, OLD DOMINION 75
03/17/2007, NCAA, Stanford, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Victorious in NCAA First Round Action.

STANFORD, CA - Britany Miller scores 20 points and leads the tenth-seeded Seminoles to an 85-75 NCAA first round win over perrenial power and seventh-seeded Old Dominion Monarchs.

STANFORD, CA - Florida State took care of one tradition-rich program and will have an even bigger task ahead in the next round.

Britany Miller scored 20 points and the Seminoles shot 58 percent to beat Old Dominion 85-75 in a physical first-round game of the Fresno Regional on Saturday.

Tenth-seeded Florida State (23-9), making a third straight tournament trip for the first time in school history and seventh appearance overall, waited as second-seeded Stanford beat Big Sky champion Idaho State 96-58 in the second game to set up a rematch of last year's second-round matchup won 88-70 by the Pac-10 champion Cardinal.

Tanae Davis-Cain and Alicia Gladden each scored 11 points in the first 13 minutes, with Davis-Cain knocking down three 3-pointers during that span and Gladden making all five of her first-half shots. Davis-Cain finished with 24 points, Gladden added 18 points, six assists and two steals and Mara Freshour had 12 points and six assists. Florida State converted 11 of 12 free throws over the final 3:10.

Tiffany Green had 17 points and seven rebounds as seventh-seeded Old Dominion (24-9) had its 12-game winning streak snapped and lost in the first round for the fifth straight March since advancing to the regional finals in 2002. The Lady Monarchs lost for only the second time since a 75-59 loss to Tennessee on Dec. 22. Shahida Williams added 16 points and six rebounds.

Miller shot 10-for-13, scored six straight during one stretch, pulled down six rebounds and blocked two shots for the Seminoles, who didn't allow Old Dominion to get closer than four points down the stretch. Sherida Triggs converted two free throws with 5:21 to play to pull Old Dominion within 69-65, but the Lady Monarchs missed two shots beneath the basket the next time down.

Old Dominion used a 13-4 run over the final 4:33 of the first half, getting five points from Williams, to pull within 40-39 at the break in a matchup that allowed both teams to showcase their strong defenses and make open shots tough to come by.

The Lady Monarchs, the school from Norfolk, Va., that won the Colonial Athletic Association title to reach their 16th straight NCAA tournament and 24th overall, shot 1-for-13 from 3-point range and made too many mistakes in crunch time such as silly turnovers and missed free throws.

They had faced two of the tournament's No. 1 seeds this season in Duke and Tennessee - losing both handily - but were challenged every possession by Florida State's pressure.

The Seminoles, with their scrappy starting lineup featuring just one senior, three sophomores and a freshman, hit five of their first seven 3-point tries and pounded the glass to create multiple chances on offense.

Florida State, which posted a third straight 20-win season for the first time in school history, hit 13 of its first 20 field-goal tries and forced six turnovers in the first 10 minutes.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  24   1   5    0    1   2   2   4      1    1   2  3   2  1   0   0
10 Mara Freshour         g  37   3   6    1    1   5   6  12      0    2   2  1   6  3   0   0
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  35   9  14    4    7   2   2  24      0    1   1  4   0  3   0   2
23 Alicia Gladden        g  31   6  10    1    2   5   6  18      0    4   4  4   6  6   0   2
33 Britany Miller        c  27  10  13    0    0   0   2  20      1    5   6  4   1  1   2   0
22 Shante Williams           8   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  0   1  0   0   0
44 Nikki Anthony            18   0   2    0    0   1   2   1      2    2   4  3   0  0   0   2
50 Jacinta Monroe           20   1   2    0    0   4   4   6      1    4   5  2   1  3   5   0
   Team                                                                3   3         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  30  52    6   11  19  24  85      6   23  29 21  17 18   7   6
   Opp                     200  27  67    1   13  20  28  75     23   19  42 23  13 17   4   7


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
40
45
85
OLD DOMINION
39
36
75

FLORIDA STATE 68, STANFORD 61
03/19/2007, STANFORD, CA, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Shock Stanford, Punch Ticket to First Sweet 16.

Florida State knocked off the second-seeded Cardinal 68-61.

STANFORD, CA - Stanford had the pedigree, the experience and the home court.

None of that mattered to Florida State.

"We saw on ESPN, from point one they knew Stanford was coming out (of this bracket)," Tanae Davis-Cain said. "But as underdogs, we don't care about TV. We play hard for ourselves. Once we saw the brackets come out, we knew we'd get Stanford. This was payback."

Stanford got shocked right out of the NCAA tournament on its home floor again.

Alicia Gladden scored the final seven points of an 11-0 run that frustrated the Cardinal and sent Florida State to the first second-round win in school history, 68-61 on Monday night.

After Candice Wiggins' 3-pointer gave Stanford a 50-49 lead with 8:40 left, the 10th-seeded Seminoles (24-9) took charge to avenge an 18-point loss in the same round last March.

And Sue Semrau's in-your-face squad featuring one senior -- Gladden -- gets to play out West in the Fresno Regional later this week.

"Ten years ago, this program was 0-16 in our conference," Semrau said. "It took a lot of players to come and believe that this could be a good basketball school, and not just a football school. These are three of them right here (Williams, Gladden, Freshour). It was fun to see them succeed tonight. These players all have a lot of courage."

Shante Williams scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting, Mara Freshour had 15 and Gladden added 12 points, six rebounds and four steals, scoring the first of her seven consecutive points with 6:46 left. Second-seeded Stanford (29-5) never recovered, making an early exit in Maples Pavilion just the way the Cardinal did four years ago against Minnesota in a heartbreaking defeat that kept them from playing on campus the next week in the regionals.

This time, they were hoping to make the short three-hour drive to Fresno for the next round.

"Florida State just had us from the get go," coach Tara VanDerveer said. "They made a lot of big shots while we struggled. They broke us down off the dribble. They are very physical...We seemed to play the whole game extremely tight, and didn't have good shot selection. We're just really, really disappointed."

VanDerveer sat outside the locker room stone-faced staring at the boxscore, seemingly unable to believe what she was reading.

Florida State beat a top-25 team for the first time in six tries this season -- eliminating another storied program after taking out Old Dominion in its opener.

"I don't think it was nerves or anything that got to us," Wiggins said. "They just kept making the shots, and we didn't get it done."

Wiggins had 19 points, five assists and five rebounds for the seven-time defending Pac-10 champions, Jayne Appel added 14 points and eight rebounds before fouling out, but Stanford shot 4-for-18 from 3-point range to fall short in a season when expectations were to reach the school's first Final Four since 1997.

Cissy Pierce was a cold 1-for-8, and 0-for-4 on 3s, after scoring 14 during a first-round win over Idaho State and Brooke Smith was held to 12 points and eight rebounds in her final college game after scoring a season-high 29 in Saturday's win.

Stanford's fans began their exit before the final buzzer sounded.

Wiggins held a bawling Smith in a long embrace by the baseline, then Florida State's players shed tears of joy when they came together at midcourt and waved to their fans.

"We had such high expectations for ourselves," freshman Melanie Murphy said. "We thought we were going to the Final Four. Losing tonight is such a big disappointment."

Florida State overcame foul trouble by all of its key players.

The Seminoles went more than six minutes without a field goal in the first half and had three starters in foul trouble at the break.

Stanford, which had lost just once since back-to-back defeats in late November, had its 10-game winning streak snapped.

Florida State scrapped and came at the Cardinal from all directions.

"We knew from the beginning what we had to do: We had to contest every shot they put up," said Florida State center Britany Miller, who videotaped her dancing teammates afterward. "Coming into this game we knew we had nothing to lose. We treated this as a regular-season game where you have to go into somebody else's home court and win."

Wiggins followed two free throws by swishing a long 3-pointer that cut Florida State's lead to 46-45 with 10:38 to play, then she jumped and down waving her arms to get the crowd into it when the Seminoles used a timeout.

Williams and Appel traded three straight baskets each during one second-half stretch, but the Seminoles made all the crucial plays and key shots down the stretch.

The Seminoles graduated five players from the team that lost 88-70 to Stanford during the 2006 second round in Denver, and they were determined to have a different ending this time.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  29   2   9    1    3   0   0   5      0    4   4  3   1  1   0   0
10 Mara Freshour         g  36   4   8    3    4   4   4  15      0    5   5  0   3  3   0   0
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  28   2   8    1    3   0   0   5      0    3   3  4   1  1   0   0
23 Alicia Gladden        g  29   2   9    0    0   8  11  12      2    4   6  3   3  2   1   4
33 Britany Miller        c  19   4   7    0    0   1   4   9      0    4   4  4   0  1   0   1
22 Shante Williams          19   7  10    0    0   2   5  16      1    0   1  0   1  0   0   2
44 Nikki Anthony            21   1   4    0    0   0   0   2      4    2   6  2   0  0   0   0
50 Jacinta Monroe           19   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      2    3   5  4   0  3   0   0
   Team                                                                3   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  58    5   10  15  24  68      9   28  37 20   9 11   1   7
   Opp                     200  25  58    4   18   7  14  61      8   27  35 21  17 13   5   5


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
25
43
68
STANFORD
29
32
61

LOUISIANA STATE 55, FLORIDA STATE 43
03/24/2007, NCAA, Sweet 16, Denver, Co

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

LSU Defense Trumps Seminoles In Sweet 16.

Florida State couldn't recover from a pair of dry spells, and fell 55-43.

FRESNO, CA - Quianna Chaney scored eight of her 22 points during a 10-0 run to open the second half, and third-seeded LSU moved into the Fresno Regional final with a 55-43 victory over 10th-seeded Florida State on Saturday night.

The Lady Tigers (29-7) have the stingiest defense in the nation, allowing fewer than 50 points per game. And they were at the top of their game against the overmatched Seminoles (24-10).

Florida State was held to a season-low 18 points in the first half and then went nearly 5 minutes at the start of the second half without scoring, falling behind 37-18 on Chaney's fastbreak layup. She also hit two of her four 3-pointers in the run, finishing 9-for-16 from the field.

The Lady Tigers coasted from there and advanced to play top-seeded Connecticut (32-3) in Monday night's regional final. The Huskies beat fourth-seeded North Carolina State 78-71 in the opening game.

Earlier this season, UConn snapped LSU's 43-game home winning streak with a 72-71 victory Feb. 11.

Acting coach Bob Starkey, who took over the team after Pokey Chatman abruptly resigned March 7 amid allegations of improper conduct with a former player, has the Lady Tigers within one win of their fourth straight trip to the Final Four.

Star center Sylvia Fowles had 20 points, nine rebounds and anchored LSU's defense. The only thing Fowles didn't do well was shoot free throws, going just 6-for-13. But that's fitting since Starkey compares her to a player he used to coach on LSU's men's team: Shaquille O'Neal.

Jacinta Monroe scored 15 points and Alicia Gladden added 12 for the Seminoles, who had never made it past the second round of the NCAA tournament before shocking second-seeded Stanford 68-61 on the Cardinal's home floor Monday night.

Florida State was trying to join Lamar as the only double-digit seeds to make it to the regional final. Lamar did it as a No. 10 seed in 1991.

The Seminoles shot just 35 percent for the game, turned the ball over 21 times and scored their fewest points of the season. Fowles, the leading shot blocker in LSU history, had only three but altered many other shots.

The game was played in front of a mostly empty arena as few fans from the four schools from the eastern half of the country made the long trip to California. When Florida State knocked off Stanford, there was no local team in the regional.

Florida State couldn't solve LSU's stingy defense with Fowles patrolling the middle. The Seminoles hit their first shot of the game, then missed 18 of their next 21 - going nearly 11 minutes without a basket at one point.

Chaney hit consecutive 3-pointers to start a 13-2 run that gave the Lady Tigers a 20-8 lead with 8 minutes left in the half. But LSU then went nearly 6 minutes without scoring, with Fowles missing three free throws in that span.

Allison Hightower made a pair of baskets in the final 2 minutes to put the Lady Tigers up 27-18 at the break.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  19   0   3    0    1   0   2   0      0    2   2  0   1  1   0   1
10 Mara Freshour         g  34   1   3    1    2   0   0   3      0    3   3  1   2  7   0   1
20 Tanae Davis-Cain      g  25   1   8    0    4   0   0   2      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
23 Alicia Gladden        g  38   6  14    0    1   0   0  12      3    4   7  1   5  3   2   1
33 Britany Miller        c  19   1   8    0    0   0   2   2      1    3   4  4   0  1   1   0
22 Shante Williams          19   2   5    0    0   0   0   4      2    2   4  1   2  6   0   4
44 Nikki Anthony            18   1   2    0    0   3   4   5      2    3   5  4   0  1   0   3
50 Jacinta Monroe           28   6   8    0    0   3   3  15      4    1   5  2   1  1   0   3
   Team                                                                3   3         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  18  51    1    8   6  11  43     12   22  34 13  11 21   3  13
   Opp                     200  22  55    5   11   6  13  55     14   25  39 11  16 19   3  14


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
18
25
43
LOUISIANA STATE
27
28
55