Florida State Women's Basketball - 2009-10 Year In Review

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

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2009-10 Women's Basketball


2009-10 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Chelsea Davis, 6-3, F, Townsend, DE

Leonor Rodriguez, 5-10, G, Las Palmas, Spain


2009-10 Roster - By Name

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 54 Cierra Bravard        C       6-4   So   *    Sandusky, OH (Perkins)
* 00 Chasity Clayton       G-F     6-1   Fr-R      Alexandria, VA (Edison)
* 34 Chelsea Davis         F       6-3   Fr        Townsend, DE (Middletown)
*  3 Alexa Deluzio         G       5-9   Fr-R      Windermere (First Academy)
*  1 Angel Gray            G       5-9   Sr   ***  Stone Mountain, GA (Stone Mountain)
*  2 Alysha Harvin         G-F     5-10  Sr   ***  Dania (South Broward)
*  5 Christian Hunnicutt   G       5-10  Jr   **   Jonesboro, GA (Landmark Christian)
* 22 Kayli Keough          G-F     6-1   So   *    Land O' Lakes (Land O' Lakes)
* 50 Jacinta Monroe        F-C     6-4   Sr   ***  Fort Lauderdale (Stranahan)
* 10 Leonor Rodriguez      G       5-10  Fr        Las Palmas, Spain (Guaydil)
* 12 Courtney Ward         G       5-7   Jr   **   Montgomery, AL (Jefferson Davis)

2009-10 Roster - By Number

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  1 Angel Gray            G       5-9   Sr   ***  Stone Mountain, GA (Stone Mountain)
*  2 Alysha Harvin         G-F     5-10  Sr   ***  Dania (South Broward)
*  3 Alexa Deluzio         G       5-9   Fr-R      Windermere (First Academy)
*  5 Christian Hunnicutt   G       5-10  Jr   **   Jonesboro, GA (Landmark Christian)
* 00 Chasity Clayton       G-F     6-1   Fr-R      Alexandria, VA (Edison)
* 10 Leonor Rodriguez      G       5-10  Fr        Las Palmas, Spain (Guaydil)
* 12 Courtney Ward         G       5-7   Jr   **   Montgomery, AL (Jefferson Davis)
* 22 Kayli Keough          G-F     6-1   So   *    Land O' Lakes (Land O' Lakes)
* 34 Chelsea Davis         F       6-3   Fr        Townsend, DE (Middletown)
* 50 Jacinta Monroe        F-C     6-4   Sr   ***  Fort Lauderdale (Stranahan)
* 54 Cierra Bravard        C       6-4   So   *    Sandusky, OH (Perkins)

2009-10 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Jacinta Monroe           Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention

All-Americans -  1

2009-10 Schedules and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
11/13
Ref
H
NORTH FLORIDA W 79-50
11/17
Ref
A
FLORIDA W 66-62
11/20
Ref
H
STETSON W 101-35
11/22
Ref
A
GEORGIA STATE W 66-53
11/27
Ref
H
AUBURN
Seminole Classic
W 82-67
11/29
Ref
H
MISSOURI
Seminole Classic
W 73-66
12/03
Ref
A
INDIANA
ACC-Big Ten Challenge
W 82-74
12/06
Ref
H
ALCORN STATE W 78-50
12/16
Ref
A
CENTRAL FLORIDA W 70-58
12/19
Ref
N
TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO
Duel In The Desert, Las Vegas, Nv
W 65-50
12/20
Ref
N
DEPAUL
Duel In The Desert, Las Vegas, Nv
L 60-75
12/21
Ref
N
HAWAII
Dual In The Desert, Las Vegas, Nv
W 83-39
12/28
Ref
H
CONNECTICUT L 59-78
12/30
Ref
H
WESTERN CAROLINA W 80-47
01/03
Ref
H
TEMPLE W 77-64
01/07
Ref
H
VIRGINIA W 68-50
01/10
Ref
A
MIAMI L 70-78
01/14
Ref
A
CLEMSON W 80-50
01/17
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 74-71
01/21
Ref
H
HARVARD W 96-52
01/24
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE W 85-64
01/29
Ref
A
DUKE L 43-73
02/01
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA W 83-73
02/07
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST W 83-38
02/11
Ref
H
CLEMSON W 67-50
02/15
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH W 69-59
02/18
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH W 78-68
02/22
Ref
A
VIRGINIA W 59-58
02/25
Ref
H
MIAMI W 87-62
02/28
Ref
A
MARYLAND W 94-61
03/05
Ref
N
BOSTON COLLEGE
ACC, Greensboro, NC
L 60-67
03/20
Ref
H
LOUISIANA TECH
NCAA
W 75-61
03/22
Ref
H
ST. JOHN'S
OT, NCAA
W 66-65
03/28
Ref
N
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Sweet 16, NCAA, Dayton, Oh
W 74-71
03/30
Ref
N
CONNECTICUT
Elite Eight, NCAA, Dayton, Oh
L 50-90
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   29- 6    17- 1     9- 2     3- 3


2010 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1t DUKE                 12- 2    30- 6 
 1t FLORIDA STATE        12- 2    29- 6 
 3  VIRGINIA              9- 5    21-10 
 4  GEORGIA TECH          8- 6    23-10 
 5t WAKE FOREST           7- 7    18-14 
 5t NORTH CAROLINA STATE  7- 7    20-14 
 7t BOSTON COLLEGE        6- 8    17-15 
 7t NORTH CAROLINA        6- 8    19-12 
 9  MARYLAND              5- 9    20-13 
10t VIRGINIA TECH         4-10    15-15 
10t CLEMSON               4-10    13-18 
10t MIAMI                 4-10    22-14 

2010 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Greensboro, NC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
03/04/2010  (5)WAKE FOREST 66, (12)MIAMI 65                     Round 1
03/04/2010  (9)MARYLAND 83, (8)NORTH CAROLINA 77                Round 1
03/04/2010  (7)BOSTON COLLEGE 62, (10)VIRGINIA TECH 49          Round 1
03/04/2010  (6)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 59, (11)CLEMSON 54          Round 1
03/05/2010  (4)GEORGIA TECH 52, (5)WAKE FOREST 45               Round 2
03/05/2010  (1)DUKE 66, (9)MARYLAND 64                          Round 2
03/05/2010  (7)BOSTON COLLEGE 67, (2)FLORIDA STATE 60           Round 2
03/05/2010  (6)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 66, (3)VIRGINIA 59          Round 2
03/06/2010  (1)DUKE 67, (4)GEORGIA TECH 55                      Round 3
03/06/2010  (6)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 63, (7)BOSTON COLLEGE 57    Round 3
03/07/2010  (1)DUKE 70, (6)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 60              Round 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
ACC Championship, Greensboro, NC                                                                                                                                                                        
3/4/2010 - Wake Forest 66, Miami 65                                                                                                                                                                     
           Maryland 83, North Carolina 77                                                                                                                                                               
           Boston College 62, Virginia Tech 49                                                                                                                                                          
           North Carolina State 59, Clemson 54                                                                                                                                                          
3/5/2010 - Georgia Tech 52, Wake Forest 45                                                                                                                                                              
           Duke 66, Maryland 64                                                                                                                                                                         
           Boston College 67, Florida State 60                                                                                                                                                          
           North Carolina State 66, Virginia 59                                                                                                                                                         
3/6/2010 - Duke 67, Georgia Tech 55                                                                                                                                                                     
           North Carolina State 63, Boston College 57                                                                                                                                                   
3/7/2010 - Duke 70, North Carolina State 60                                                                                                                                                             

2009-10 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 =================================================================================================================================== Jacinta Monroe 35 35 914 176 348 .506 1 3 .333 108 146 .740 461 13.2 92 163 255 7.3 82 1 31 49 76 29 Alysha Harvin 35 31 826 132 354 .373 64 177 .362 56 79 .709 384 11.0 43 80 123 3.5 93 1 68 79 9 46 Courtney Ward 35 35 1086 123 303 .406 64 174 .368 64 80 .800 374 10.7 15 109 124 3.5 59 0 198 155 2 68 Alexa Deluzio 35 6 723 104 237 .439 40 99 .404 43 53 .811 291 8.3 32 58 90 2.6 34 0 50 78 11 30 Chasity Clayton 35 17 730 114 262 .435 10 27 .370 42 73 .575 280 8.0 71 115 186 5.3 61 0 14 57 3 16 Cierra Bravard 35 16 646 93 191 .487 0 0 .000 64 93 .688 250 7.1 58 101 159 4.5 102 4 13 51 20 19 Angel Gray 35 35 883 62 121 .512 16 32 .500 79 109 .725 219 6.3 42 106 148 4.2 60 0 85 83 5 36 Christian Hunnicutt 35 0 726 58 146 .397 11 35 .314 29 41 .707 156 4.5 36 58 94 2.7 48 1 63 42 12 32 Chelsea Davis 32 0 252 33 59 .559 0 0 .000 27 39 .692 93 2.9 34 31 65 2.0 43 0 3 18 8 12 Leonor Rodriguez 15 0 115 16 32 .500 1 3 .333 8 13 .615 41 2.7 3 20 23 1.5 7 0 9 30 1 2 Kayli Keough 15 0 124 7 26 .269 5 11 .455 14 18 .778 33 2.2 5 18 23 1.5 19 0 12 9 3 6 Team 75 81 156 0.0 12 ============================================================================================================== FSU 35 918 2079 .442 212 561 .378 534 744 .718 2582 73.8 506 940 1446 41.3 608 7 546 663 150 296 Opp 35 757 2095 .361 180 629 .286 435 622 .699 2129 60.8 482 748 1230 35.1 657 17 441 667 85 274

FLORIDA STATE 79, NORTH FLORIDA 50
11/13/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 15 Florida State downs North Florida, 79-50.

Seminoles opened their regular season Friday with a 79-50 win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State women's basketball team looked to be in midseason form in Friday night's season opener.

The No. 15 Seminoles (1-0) held North Florida scoreless for more than 12 minutes in the first half, romping to a 79-50 win. Florida State put the game away in the first half with a 30-0 run and a defense that held North Florida (0-1) to just two points in the paint.

"I hope you can see not just the statistics of 19 consecutive stops or a 30-0 run, but the fashion in which it happened," FSU coach Sue Semrau said. "It was a team effort. It was a ton of ball pressure. It was kids backing each other up, giving great help and doing a great job rebounding."

Jacinta Monroe led the Seminoles with 16 points, while Angel Gray added 11 points and a team-high nine rebounds. Alexa Deluzio and Courtney Ward each added 10 points. Sophomore guard Brittany Kirkland led the Ospreys with 12 points, and Dori Lansbach added 11.

The Seminoles dominated the inside for most of the game, scoring 42 points in the paint, blocking five shots and outrebounding the Ospreys 48-23. FSU led by as many as 39 points.

"They're very physical," UNF coach Mary Tappmeyer said. "They were on fire in the first half. Our kids got a little rattled, and they watched. They let someone else do it instead of playing basketball."

North Florida regained its composure in the second half, scoring 40 points after scoring just 10 in the first. The Ospreys had 28 turnovers and shot 34.7 percent from the floor compared to Florida State's 46.9 percent.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  30   2   3    1    2   6   6  11      3    6   9  1   4  2   0   2
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  23   1   7    0    2   1   3   3      0    4   4  3   3  5   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  25   4   4    2    2   0   0  10      0    2   2  1   7  5   0   2
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  24   8  13    0    0   0   0  16      2    5   7  2   2  0   2   1
54 Cierra Bravard        c  15   3   4    0    0   3   5   9      4    4   8  2   0  3   2   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio            20   4  10    2    6   0   0  10      0    2   2  0   5  2   1   2
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      22   3   6    0    0   2   3   8      3    2   5  0   0  0   0   3
00 Chasity Clayton          18   4  10    0    2   1   2   9      3    1   4  3   0  4   0   1
22 Kayli Keough             15   1   6    0    0   0   0   2      2    1   3  4   0  0   0   1
34 Chelsea Davis             8   0   1    0    0   1   2   1      0    1   1  1   0  2   0   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  30  64    5   14  14  21  79     19   29  48 17  21 23   5  13
   Opp                     200  17  49    9   21   7  12  50      5   18  23 19  12 28   0   5


  1 2 Total
NORTH FLORIDA
10
40
50
FLORIDA STATE
43
36
79

FLORIDA STATE 66, FLORIDA 62
11/17/2009, GAINESVILLE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Finish Gators with 6-0 Run.

Florida State downed Florida 66-62 by scoring the game's final six points.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Chasity Clayton scored 13 points, Christian Hunnicutt added 10 and No. 13 Florida State beat rival Florida 66-62 on Tuesday night.

The Gators (1-1) led 62-60 with 2:02 to play, but the Seminoles scored the last six points of the game. Alexa Deluzio's jumper with 37.4 seconds left made it 64-62.

Jacinta Monroe finished with nine points and 11 rebounds for Florida State (2-0).

Sharielle Smith led Florida with 18 points and 13 boards. The Gators were just 9 of 31 from behind the arc. Jordan Jones added with 13 points and five assists for Florida. She had a chance to tie the game at 65, but her shot from the top of the arc clanged off the basket with 7 seconds left.

Head Coach Sue Semrau Quotes
"It was a great rivalry game as it always is. We just have to give Florida a lot of credit. They rebounded the ball extremely well, especially in the second half. We have great depth and great complimentary players. They all stepped up tonight."

On if she made any halftime adjustments
"We felt like we were just rushing everything in the first half. We weren't reversing the basketball and when we were reversing the basketball, good things were happening."

On FSU's bench out-scoring Florida's bench 33-7
"I don't even think we have a bench. I feel like we have 11 strong players and five of them happen to start the game. I think that says a lot about who we are."

The win snapped UF's 17-game home win streak against non-conference opponents. FSU was the last non-SEC team that defeated the Gators, back on Nov. 23, 2007.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  23   3   5    2    4   0   2   8      0    2   2  1   1  1   0   1
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  15   1   8    0    2   0   0   2      4    2   6  2   4  2   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  33   2   6    0    2   1   1   5      1    5   6  1   6  5   1   2
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  19   3   9    1    1   2   4   9      4    7  11  4   0  1   1   1
54 Cierra Bravard        c  26   3   7    0    0   3   4   9      1    3   4  4   2  1   0   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio            30   3  10    1    3   1   3   8      2    2   4  0   1  6   0   2
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      29   4   5    0    0   2   3  10      1    1   2  0   2  2   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton          18   5   8    1    1   2   3  13      1    2   3  3   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis             7   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  3   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1    4   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  59    5   13  11  20  66     15   29  44 18  16 19   2   7
   Opp                     200  20  61    9   31  13  18  62     15   26  41 17  14 18   0   7


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
32
34
66
FLORIDA
35
27
62

FLORIDA STATE 101, STETSON 35
11/20/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 13 Florida State Overpowers Stetson, 101-35.

Alysha Harvin scored 19 points to help lead the Seminoles to victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Alysha Harvin scored 19 points to help No. 13 Florida State rout overmatched Stetson 101-35 on Friday night.

Florida State (3-0) forced 21 first-half turnovers against the Hatters (0-3) to pull away. The Seminoles had a 16-1 run and led by as many as 67.

Jacinta Monroe added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Seminoles, Alexa Deluzio scored 16 points, Courtney Ward had 13 and Cierra Bravard 12.

Lyllique Roman led Stetson with 12 points.

It was Florida State's first 100-point game since beating Savannah State 107-28 on Nov. 23, 2003.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  21   2   3    0    0   3   4   7      2    0   2  1   5  1   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  20   7  11    1    2   4   4  19      3    2   5  3   1  1   1   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  21   5   8    1    2   2   2  13      0    0   0  1   0  3   0   5
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  18   7  14    0    0   3   6  17      6    5  11  0   2  0   2   3
54 Cierra Bravard        c  17   4   7    0    0   4   4  12      1    1   2  3   0  1   0   2
 3 Alexa Deluzio            30   6  10    3    4   1   1  16      2    1   3  0   6  3   0   2
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      22   3   6    0    1   1   1   7      1    4   5  1   2  0   2   4
00 Chasity Clayton          18   3   6    0    1   2   4   8      2    5   7  1   1  4   0   1
22 Kayli Keough             17   1   3    0    1   0   0   2      1    3   4  3   3  1   0   1
34 Chelsea Davis            16   0   3    0    0   0   0   0      1    2   3  0   2  2   0   2
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  38  71    5   11  20  26 101     20   25  45 13  22 16   5  20
   Opp                     200  14  43    4   14   3   7  35      7   15  22 17   5 36   0   4


  1 2 Total
STETSON
19
16
35
FLORIDA STATE
52
49
101

FLORIDA STATE 66, GEORGIA STATE 53
11/22/2009, ATLANTA, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Down Georgia State, 66-53.

Alysha Harvin scored 13 points, all in the second half, and also grabbed a team-best seven rebounds for the Seminoles.

ATLANTA, GA - Jacinta Monroe scored 14 points before twisting her left knee midway through the second half, and No. 13 Florida State beat Georgia State 66-53 on Sunday.

Alysha Harvin scored 13 points, all in the second half, and also grabbed a team-best seven rebounds for the Seminoles (4-0), who were playing their third game in six days. Florida State pulled away after having its lead cut to five points with 11 minutes left.

Danyiell McKellar scored 21 points for Georgia State (1-1) before fouling out with 2:35 left. Crystal Johnson also fouled out for the Panthers, who got 10 points from Brittany Graham.

Going 5 for 10 from behind the 3-point arc, Florida State led by as many as 19 in the first half before settling for a 32-17 edge at intermission. Monroe had eight points in the half.

Georgia State, which shot just 24 percent in the first half, played without key players Jylisa Williams and Traci Haltiwanger because of undisclosed violations of team rules.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  24   2   4    1    1   2   3   7      1    3   4  3   2  2   0   1
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  31   5  12    1    3   2   2  13      2    5   7  2   2  2   1   2
12 Courtney Ward         g  28   1   5    1    3   0   1   3      0    0   0  2   4  3   0   1
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  25   6  11    0    0   2   6  14      1    3   4  2   3  1   2   0
54 Cierra Bravard        f  16   1   2    0    0   4   6   6      0    2   2  4   0  2   0   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio            17   1   4    1    3   0   0   3      0    2   2  2   2  2   0   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      28   1   5    0    1   3   4   5      2    2   4  2   2  1   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton          15   3   5    0    1   0   0   6      2    3   5  0   1  2   0   0
22 Kayli Keough              3   2   2    2    2   0   0   6      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            13   1   1    0    0   1   2   3      1    1   2  1   0  0   1   0
   Team                                                           4    2   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  51    6   14  14  24  66     13   23  36 18  16 16   4   6
   Opp                     200  20  48    3    8  10  20  53     10   22  32 21  13 17   2   9


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
32
34
66
GEORGIA STATE
17
36
53

FLORIDA STATE 82, AUBURN 67
11/27/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Big Run Powers Seminoles Past Auburn.

Florida State remains unbeaten with an 82-67 win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Alysha Harvin scored 18 points to lead No. 12 Florida State to an 82-67 win over Auburn on Friday night at the Seminole Classic.

The Seminoles (5-0) used an 11-0 run early in the second period to gain the lead and kept it. That run included FSU's first two 3-pointers of the game. Florida State hit 6 of 9 from 3-point range in the second period after missing all six first-half threes.

"We got better open looks as a result of who we were defensively," FSU coach Sue Semrau said. "They all had a lot of confidence in one another to knock shots down."

After trailing by as many as nine in the first, the Seminoles used an 11-0 run early in the second period to gain the lead and keep it. That run included FSU's first two 3-pointers of the game. The Seminoles hit six of nine threes in the second.

Auburn freshman Nicolle Thomas paced the Tigers (3-3) in the first half, scoring 18 of her game-high 27 points, including four 3-pointers. The Tigers' long distance touch faded in the second, as they missed nine of 11 3-point attempts after shooting 50 percent in the first.

"You get that break in the half and you never know what's going to happen when you come back out," Auburn coach Nell Fortner said. "We're a young team and we're still trying to learn how to play 40 minutes."

Jacinta Monroe added 17 points and seven blocks for FSU, while Courtney Ward added 12 and Alexa Deluzio added 11. Jordan Greenleaf scored 16 points with a game-high nine rebounds for Auburn, while Alli Smalley added 11 points.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  23   1   1    0    0   2   2   4      1    6   7  2   1  2   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  31   8  19    2    4   0   0  18      3    5   8  4   4  3   0   3
12 Courtney Ward         g  34   5   9    2    5   0   0  12      0    6   6  3   9  1   0   3
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  27   5  11    0    0   7  12  17      4    4   8  3   0  2   7   0
54 Cierra Bravard        c  24   3   6    0    0   1   4   7      1    3   4  4   0  1   1   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio            17   4   8    2    5   1   2  11      1    0   1  2   1  3   0   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      24   4   8    0    1   1   1   9      1    1   2  1   2  1   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton          14   2   3    0    0   0   2   4      2    0   2  0   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis             6   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  3   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           3    2   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  32  65    6   15  12  23  82     16   28  44 22  17 13   8   7
   Opp                     200  20  54    6   19  21  28  67     10   23  33 20   9 15   1   2


  1 2 Total
AUBURN
30
37
67
FLORIDA STATE
31
51
82

FLORIDA STATE 73, MISSOURI 66
11/29/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 12 Florida State Tops Missouri, 73-66.

Seminoles' Monroe led with 12 points while Hunnicutt posted 10 points in a four-minute span.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State junior Christian Hunnicutt admitted she was a little concerned during the pre-game shootaround, when nothing seemed to be falling.

Her scoring touch returned when the Seminoles needed it most.

Hunnicutt scored 10 of the No. 12 Seminoles' 16 points during a late run, leading them to a 73-66 comeback victory over Missouri on Sunday at the Seminole Classic.

Trailing by five in the middle of the second period, Hunnicutt helped put Florida State ahead to stay. She hit a pair of 3-pointers during the spurt, and by the time the Seminoles (6-0) had finished, they led 63-52.

"It felt really great, because in warm-ups, I couldn't throw a rock in the ocean," Hunnicutt said. "It felt really, really good to help my team get that spark and get the momentum going on our side."

The Tigers (3-2) cut the lead to one on Shakara Jones' jumper with 4:07 left. Jones then fouled Cierra Bravard on a layup, and Bravard made the ensuing free throw to help put the game away. The Seminoles finished 18 of 21 from the foul line.

"Free throws have been kind of thorn in our side," Missouri coach Cindy Stein said. "We're very inconsistent there. I think, too, we're trying to play pretty hard on defense and sometimes that takes away from your offense."

Missouri had no problem from 3-point range. The Tigers kept things close by hitting nine of 18 threes, including six from Amanda Hanneman.

Florida State coach Sue Semrau said her team should expect challenges all season like the one they faced against Missouri.

"I thought they did a good job of pushing our team to where it needed to go," Semrau said. "We're going to be the hunted this year. We have a target on our backs and we have to learn to play like that."

Jacinta Monroe led Florida State with 12 points, as she and Hunnicutt were FSU's only double-digit scorers. Yet the Seminoles had seven players scoring at least seven points.

Hanneman led all scorers with 20 points, while Jessra Johnson added 16 with a game high nine rebounds and Raeshara Brown added 13 points. Chastity Clayton and Alexa Deluzio both added nine.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  27   0   6    0    1   7   8   7      3    2   5  2   1  0   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  19   3   4    0    0   2   3   8      1    2   3  2   1  2   0   2
12 Courtney Ward         g  29   3   6    0    3   0   0   6      1    4   5  2   7  4   0   0
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  29   4  10    0    0   4   4  12      1    3   4  3   0  1   2   0
54 Cierra Bravard        c  18   3   8    0    0   1   1   7      3    4   7  3   0  2   0   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio            25   4  12    1    3   0   0   9      1    2   3  1   3  2   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      27   4   6    2    2   0   0  10      1    2   3  2   2  2   1   2
00 Chasity Clayton          20   3   6    0    0   3   4   9      2    2   4  1   0  2   1   0
34 Chelsea Davis             6   2   3    0    0   1   1   5      2    0   2  1   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                                3   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  61    3    9  18  21  73     15   24  39 17  14 15   4   4
   Opp                     200  24  65    9   18   9  16  66     19   20  39 18  15 15   1   9


  1 2 Total
MISSOURI
32
34
66
FLORIDA STATE
35
38
73

FLORIDA STATE 82, INDIANA 74
12/03/2009, BLOOMINGTON, IN, ACC-Big Ten Challenge

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 12 Florida St. Rolls Past Indiana 82-74.

Courtney Ward finished with 20 points.

BLOOMINGTON, IN - Courtney Ward scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures and No. 12 Florida State beat Indiana 82-74 Thursday night.

Jacinta Monroe added 17 points, Alysha Harvin 15 and Cierra Bravard 12 for the Seminoles (7-0), who outscored the Hoosiers 14-5 over the final 3 minutes in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge game.

Jori Davis scored 23 points to lead Indiana (4-3). Hope Elam had 15 points and Sasha Chaplin added a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Florida State used a 12-0 run to take a 62-54 lead with just over 8 minutes remaining.

Indiana responded with a 9-0 run and reclaimed the lead at 69-68 on Chaplin's two free throws with 3:25 to go. Bravard scored the next two baskets to put the Seminoles in front to stay.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  32   3   3    1    1   2   4   9      2    1   3  2   3  4   0   1
 2 Alysha Harvin         f  31   5  13    3    6   2   2  15      3    1   4  3   5  3   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  36   5  11    2    7   8   9  20      1    6   7  3   4  5   0   3
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  29   5  12    0    0   7   7  17      3    6   9  3   0  4   3   2
54 Cierra Bravard        f  26   5   9    0    0   2   4  12      2    2   4  4   0  1   0   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio            19   3   6    0    1   0   0   6      0    1   1  3   2  2   0   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      14   0   1    0    1   1   2   1      1    1   2  0   0  2   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton          11   0   1    0    0   2   2   2      2    3   5  1   1  1   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis             2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  56    6   16  24  30  82     15   24  39 20  15 22   3   8
   Opp                     200  23  57    9   20  19  24  74     12   17  29 19  12 20   0   6


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
39
43
82
INDIANA
36
38
74

FLORIDA STATE 78, ALCORN STATE 50
12/06/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 9 FSU Scores Win Over Alcorn State.

Monore pours in 14 and swats away five shots.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Jacinta Monroe scored 14 points to lead Florida State (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) to a 78-50 victory over Alcorn State on Sunday.

The Seminoles (8-0) held the Braves (0-5) to 27.3 percent shooting from the field and blocked eight shots, including five by Monroe.

Alcorn State stayed close early, but Florida State outscored the Braves 17-6 over a 6:22 span in the first half to pull away. The Seminoles held Alcorn State scoreless for the game's final 5:51.

The Braves hit just seven of 34 shots in the second half, including three of 17 3-point attempts.

Angel Gray and Courtney Ward both added 10 points for the Seminoles, who had seven players score at least eight points.

Carolinsia Crumbly of Alcorn State had 16 points and was 4 of 7 from 3-point range.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  19   2   3    1    1   5   7  10      0    3   3  1   2  5   0   2
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  20   2   5    2    2   1   2   7      0    3   3  3   3  2   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  26   3   7    1    3   3   3  10      0    3   3  0   5  2   0   1
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  24   5   6    0    0   4   5  14      2    2   4  0   0  1   5   1
54 Cierra Bravard        c  18   3   3    0    0   2   2   8      1    5   6  2   0  3   1   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio            28   4   9    0    4   1   2   9      0    5   5  0   5  1   1   2
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      10   1   4    1    1   0   0   3      0    0   0  5   0  3   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton          22   3   5    0    0   2   5   8      4    4   8  1   0  2   0   0
22 Kayli Keough             18   0   3    0    2   0   0   0      0    5   5  0   2  3   0   1
34 Chelsea Davis            15   3   7    0    0   3   3   9      3    3   6  0   0  1   1   2
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  52    5   13  21  29  78     11   34  45 12  17 23   8  11
   Opp                     200  18  66    9   29   5   6  50     13   16  29 22  13 21   0   9


  1 2 Total
ALCORN STATE
29
21
50
FLORIDA STATE
45
33
78

FLORIDA STATE 70, CENTRAL FLORIDA 58
12/16/2009, ORLANDO, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Knock Off Knights, 70-58.

Florida State (9-0) wins its 17th straight road game.

ORLANDO, FL - Florida State knows what it means now that the Seminoles are in the top 10 of the women's poll for the first time.

"We've got a big old target on our backs now," senior Jacinta Monroe said after No. 10 Florida State fought its way past a scrappy UCF team to win 70-58.

Cierra Brevard had 12 points and six rebounds and Courtney Ward had 12 points and six assists and Angel Gray and Alexa Deluzio also scored 12 points apiece for the Seminoles (9-0), who won their 17th straight road game.

"We tell the girls that the rankings don't mean anything, but there's no doubt it means something to our opponent," Seminoles coach Sue Semrau said. "Give UCF credit, they really took it to us and we took awhile to get used to that."

Emma Cannon had 16 points and 15 rebounds for UCF (2-5). The Knights got 12 points from Jelisa Caldwell, but lost their fourth straight.

Florida State shot 52 percent in the second half and limited UCF to 33.3 percent, breaking open what had been a close game for the first 20 minutes.

The Seminoles were playing their first game after a 10-day layoff for final exams were outrebounded for the first time this season, 40-34. They also turned the ball over 16 times.

"Ten days off equals rust and it took us awhile to shake off the rust," Semrau said. "We talked about it at halftime and finally got moving the second half, but we know we're better than what we played."

The Seminoles finished the first half with a 12-7 run to take 31-26 halftime lead. Deluzio stole a pass and beat the UCF defense down the court to score at the buzzer for a small cushion after an up-and-down performance kept things close.

In the second half, Florida State ran off nine straight points to go up 55-41 with 5:49 to play. Deluzio's driving layup finished off the run and UCF couldn't get the deficit under 10 until 50 seconds remained.

"We didn't make them pay for their mistakes," UCF coach Joi Williams said. "We got 23 offensive rebounds and forced enough turnovers, but we didn't make them pay for not boxing us out or turning the ball over. We've got to do that to play on their level."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  25   5   5    0    0   2   3  12      0    1   1  2   1  0   1   0
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  29   2   8    1    5   0   0   5      1    1   2  2   1  2   0   6
12 Courtney Ward         g  30   3   6    2    3   4   5  12      2    2   4  0   6  6   0   4
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  27   4   7    0    0   1   2   9      1    7   8  1   1  0   3   1
54 Cierra Bravard        c  23   4   6    0    0   4   4  12      2    4   6  4   0  1   2   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio            27   3  11    0    3   6   6  12      2    1   3  2   0  4   3   2
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      19   0   3    0    2   0   1   0      2    0   2  1   3  1   1   2
00 Chasity Clayton          15   2   6    0    0   2   2   6      1    2   3  0   1  1   0   0
22 Kayli Keough              3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis             2   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           3    1   4         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  53    3   13  19  23  70     15   19  34 12  13 16  10  15
   Opp                     200  21  63    4   15  12  12  58     23   17  40 18  10 19   1  10


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
31
39
70
CENTRAL FLORIDA
26
32
58

FLORIDA STATE 65, TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO 50
12/19/2009, Duel In The Desert, Las Vegas, Nv

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 10 Florida State Remains Undefeated With Win Over Texas-San Antonio.

Deluzio came off the bench to make 4 of 5 shots starting a 12-0 run.

LAS VEGAS, NV - Alexa Deluzio helped Florida State weather a rough first half to stay undefeated.

She came off the bench and scored 10 of her 12 points in the first half to lead the 10th-ranked Seminoles to a 65-50 victory over Texas-San Antonio in the first game of the Duel in the Desert tournament on Saturday.

Deluzio came in and made 4 of 5 shots, including a 3-pointer to start a 12-0 run that gave FSU the lead for good.

"Alexa Deluzio continues to come in and be a huge spark for us," Seminoles coach Sue Semrau said. "Not only did she score well, but she was so quick to the basketball. For her to come in and do that for us is important."

Florida State (10-0) outrebounded the Roadrunners 56-39. Angel Gray led Florida State with 10 rebounds and six assists while Chastity Clayton had nine.

Kelsey Ansley, playing in her first game for the Roadrunners after transferring from New Mexico last season, led Texas-San Antonio (4-4) with 11 points.

The Roadrunners got within six points when they made it 48-42 midway through the second half, but the Seminoles responded with a 17-8 run to end the game.

"I think that we didn't back down," Roadrunners coach Rae Rippetoe-Blair said. "I think the key for us was making free throws. When you miss that many from the freethrow line...and I know we went 0 for 10 from the three-point line in the second half and that just killed us right there."

The Seminoles, too, had their struggles, shooting just 38 percent in the first half.

"I don't think we got nervous at all," Deluzio said. "We just had to come together as a team. Everybody contributes on our team, so we were fine; we were composed."

Texas-San Antonio missed 12 of 18 free throws in the second half.

The Seminoles will play DePaul on Sunday. The Blue Demons beat Arkansas 46-45.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  31   2   4    0    0   1   3   5      3    7  10  2   6  5   0   1
 2 Alysha Harvin         f  26   1   9    0    3   5   8   7      5    1   6  4   3  4   1   2
12 Courtney Ward         g  25   3   9    2    6   1   2   9      0    7   7  4   3  3   0   0
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  16   3  10    0    0   3   6   9      1    2   3  4   0  3   0   1
54 Cierra Bravard        f  13   3   5    0    0   0   1   6      3    1   4  5   0  3   0   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio            25   5   8    2    5   0   0  12      0    5   5  1   0  2   2   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      24   1   4    0    1   1   2   3      0    1   1  2   0  0   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton          22   2   6    0    0   1   1   5      5    4   9  0   0  0   0   1
34 Chelsea Davis            18   2   2    0    0   5   8   9      2    2   4  3   0  2   0   1
   Team                                                           3    4   7         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  57    4   15  17  31  65     22   34  56 25  12 23   3   8
   Opp                     200  17  60    5   24  11  26  50     18   21  39 23  12 18   3   7


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
38
27
65
TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO
30
20
50

DEPAUL 75, FLORIDA STATE 60
12/20/2009, Duel In The Desert, Las Vegas, Nv

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Upset By Blue Demons, 75-60.

Monroe scores 16 points in Florida State's first loss of the season.

LAS VEGAS, NV - Sam Quigley scored 17 points, Anna Martin had 14, Keisha Hampton 13 to lead DePaul to a 75-60 victory over previously unbeaten No. 10 Florida State on Sunday night in the second round of the Duel in the Desert Tournament.

Quigley, a 5-foot-6 junior guard, scored 12 of the Blue Demons' first 24 points and helped propel them to a 24-15 lead with 8:04 left in the opening half.

DePaul (9-3) led 37-29 at halftime, and the Blue Demons' largest lead of the game was 19 points, 75-56, in the closing minutes of the second half. The Blue Demons will face the UNLV-Hawaii winner in the title game Monday night.

Martin made her biggest impact during the second half, when she scored eight consecutive points for the Blue Demons after the Seminoles cut it to 44-40.

Martin's jumper and two consecutive 3-pointers gave DePaul a 52-42 lead. After that, the Blue Demons led by at least seven points for the final 10 minutes.

Florida State (10-1) was led by Jacinta Monroe with 16 points and eight rebounds. Alexa Deluzio had 13 points and four assists, and Courtney Ward added 10 points.

The last time the Blue Demons beat a top-10 team was on Dec. 11, 2002, when they beat No. 8 Notre Dame 75-59.

The victory over Florida State, occurred in Blue Demons coach Doug Bruno's 700th game. He is 446-254 over 24 seasons at DePaul.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  22   2   6    0    2   3   4   7      3    4   7  3   1  1   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  15   0   8    0    1   0   0   0      2    0   2  2   2  1   0   2
12 Courtney Ward         g  36   4  15    2   10   0   0  10      2    1   3  2   1  4   0   1
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  32   7  17    0    1   2   2  16      6    2   8  2   1  5   0   0
54 Cierra Bravard        c  26   3   6    0    0   2   2   8      3    3   6  4   1  1   0   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio            30   5  11    3    6   0   0  13      0    2   2  1   4  3   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      21   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      3    3   6  2   2  0   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton           9   1   4    1    1   1   3   4      3    1   4  3   0  1   0   0
22 Kayli Keough              2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis             7   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  2   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           3    5   8                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  70    6   21   8  11  60     25   22  47 21  12 16   0   4
   Opp                     200  24  57    6   20  21  27  75     14   24  38 15  13 12   6   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
29
31
60
DEPAUL
37
38
75

FLORIDA STATE 83, HAWAII 39
12/21/2009, Dual In The Desert, Las Vegas, Nv

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Bounce Back.

Monroe leads all scorers with 18.

LAS VEGAS, NV - Jacinta Monroe scored 18 points and Alexa Deluzio added 17 points to help Florida State (No. 6 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) bounce back from its first loss of the season and beat Hawaii 83-39 Monday night.

Florida State (11-1) won the third-place game of the Duel in the Desert tournament after losing to DePaul on Sunday night.

Deluzio made all four of her 3-pointers and the Seminoles shot 10-for-15 from long range.

Breanna Arbuckle led Hawaii (4-7) with nine points and nine rebounds.

Florida State's Alysha Harvin added 12 points and two blocked shots while Courtney Ward had 11 assists for the Seminoles.

The Seminoles held Hawaii scoreless for the first 6 1/2 minutes of the second half. Allie Patterson's jumper ended the drought with 13:31 to play, but Florida State was still up 50-26.

Florida State outrebounded the Rainbow Wahine 50-36.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  18   1   3    1    2   1   2   4      1    1   2  1   2  0   1   3
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  29   6   7    4    4   1   2  17      1    4   5  1   3  4   1   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  28   1   4    1    4   0   0   3      0    5   5  2  11  3   1   0
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  17   6  10    0    0   6   6  18      0    8   8  3   2  1   1   0
54 Cierra Bravard        f  14   1   8    0    0   1   2   3      1    3   4  5   1  2   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin            16   4   8    2    3   2   2  12      0    1   1  2   1  2   2   2
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      20   2   5    0    0   0   0   4      2    1   3  1   1  0   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton          23   2   7    0    0   0   6   4      2    0   2  4   2  2   0   3
22 Kayli Keough             18   2   3    2    2   3   4   9      2    4   6  1   3  3   2   0
34 Chelsea Davis            17   4   7    0    0   1   1   9      3    5   8  1   0  4   2   0
   Team                                                           3    3   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  62   10   15  15  25  83     15   35  50 21  26 21  10   9
   Opp                     200  13  59    3   16  10  16  39     14   22  36 18   6 27   3   5


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
37
46
83
HAWAII
24
15
39

CONNECTICUT 78, FLORIDA STATE 59
12/28/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Can't Contain No. 1 Huskies, Lose 78-59

Jacinta Monroe led Florida State with 14 points and freshman Chasity Clayton added 12.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Tina Charles and Connecticut were too much for Florida State.

Charles scored 16 of her 24 points in the second half Monday night to lead the top-ranked Huskies to a 78-59 victory over 12th-ranked Florida State for their 50th straight win.

"Spectacular," UConn coach Geno Auriemma said about his 6-4 senior center's strong finish.

"We had plenty of chances in the first half, but Tina just didn't make them (shots)," Auriemma said.

She didn't let her coach down in the second half, hitting 8 of 13 shots and grabbing six of her game-high nine rebounds.

"When she brings it, we're a whole other team," said Maya Moore, who added 16 points for the Huskies. "She steps up and takes ownership of the paint. It really sparked us in the second half."

Moore got things rolling for the Huskies with 12 points in the game's first seven minutes, keying a 17-0 run that gave UConn an early 12-point on its way to a 41-35 halftime advantage.

The Huskies (11-0) led the rest of the way, opening a double-digit lead just four minutes into the second half and won going away.

"We totally dominated the game in the second half," Auriemma said. "When we play our 'A' game we're not going to lose."

And UConn was far from playing its best. The Huskies didn't shoot a free throw in the second half and only eight in the game and was only 5 of 21 from behind the 3-point line.

Florida State (11-2) pulled within 31-29 on Courtney Ward's jumper with 4:26 in the first half, but never got closer without an answer for Charles.

"She is an offensive rebounding beast and that's what she did," Florida State coach Sue Semrau said. "She had most of her offensive rebounds in the second half and that was the difference in the game."

Jacinta Monroe led Florida State with 14 points and freshman Chasity Clayton added 12.

Courtney Ward scored 11 points, all in the first half, but committed eight of the Seminoles 21 turnovers.

Tiffany Hayes added 13 points and Caroline Doty 10 for the Huskies, who failed to score 80 or more points for the first time this season.

"Everyone is going to come after us," Charles said. "It's something we need to really take personal."

It was the second win in five days over ranked teams for UConn, which defeated second-ranked Stanford 80-68 last Wednesday.

The Huskies won their first nine games this season by an average of 46 points and no team was closer than 25 before its win over Stanford.

UConn is now 5-0 against Florida State, defeating the Seminoles 83-71 in a holiday tournament in Mexico last season.

Coincidentally, the Huskies also defeated Florida State in 2002 for its 50th straight win during its NCAA record 70-game streak.

Auriemma said he didn't think the winning streak was putting pressure on his team.

"Whoever we're playing against is probably thinking about the streak more than us," he said. "They want to stop us."

And while that's what a record Florida State crowd of 6,440 had hoped for, it was a game Florida State's Semrau knows she has to have to get the Seminoles among the elite.

"It was for us a game we needed to grow," she said. "They really outworked us on the offensive board in the second half."

Florida State's only other loss this season was eight days ago to DePaul, 75-60.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  30   3   3    0    0   1   5   7      0    5   5  1   3  1   0   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  26   1   8    0    3   2   2   4      1    2   3  0   1  4   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  32   3  11    1    4   4   5  11      2    5   7  1   7  8   0   2
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  34   6  13    0    1   2   2  14      2    4   6  0   1  2   5   2
54 Cierra Bravard        c  15   3   7    0    0   0   0   6      0    1   1  4   0  2   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin            14   0   4    0    4   0   0   0      0    1   1  3   1  1   0   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      27   1   3    1    1   2   2   5      3    2   5  0   1  0   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton          22   5  10    2    4   0   0  12      1    3   4  2   0  3   0   0
   Team                                                           2    4   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  59    4   17  11  16  59     11   27  38 11  14 21   5   6
   Opp                     200  33  73    5   21   7   8  78     12   29  41 15  21 12   4   9


  1 2 Total
CONNECTICUT
41
37
78
FLORIDA STATE
35
24
59

FLORIDA STATE 80, WESTERN CAROLINA 47
12/30/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 12 Florida State Defeats Western Carolina, 80-47.

The Seminoles improve to 12-2.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Alysha Harvin and Chasity Clayton each scored 13 points, leading No. 12 Florida State to an 80-47 win over Western Carolina on Wednesday night.

The Seminoles (12-2) started sluggishly, allowing the Catamounts to stay within single digits for much of the first half. WCU (2-10) led 7-6 five minutes into the game, but trailed the rest of the way. It was the sixth time this season FSU held an opponent to 50 or fewer points.

Harvin and Clayton led a balanced scoring attack, with five Seminoles in double figures. Cierra Bravard scored 12, while Alexa Deluzio scored 11 and Chelsea Davis added a career-high 10.

Emily Clarke led Western Carolina with 19 points, while Kendra Carroll added 10.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  25   2   3    1    2   2   2   7      2    2   4  1   1  1   1   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  22   4   7    2    4   1   2  11      2    1   3  1   2  1   1   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  26   2   5    1    2   0   0   5      1    3   4  1   5  4   0   1
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  15   3   3    0    0   3   4   9      1    4   5  2   2  1   0   0
54 Cierra Bravard        c  22   5   8    0    0   2   5  12      2    5   7  1   0  1   3   1
 2 Alysha Harvin            16   4  11    3    7   2   2  13      1    1   2  3   1  1   0   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      27   0   5    0    2   0   0   0      0    2   2  3   8  2   2   2
00 Chasity Clayton          19   5   9    2    3   1   2  13      0    5   5  2   0  0   0   1
22 Kayli Keough             14   0   2    0    0   0   1   0      0    1   1  3   1  0   0   1
34 Chelsea Davis            14   2   3    0    0   6   6  10      3    2   5  1   0  0   1   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  56    9   20  17  24  80     13   27  40 18  20 11   8   7
   Opp                     200  16  51    3   13  12  20  47     12   19  31 16   8 17   2   3


  1 2 Total
WESTERN CAROLINA
26
21
47
FLORIDA STATE
40
40
80

FLORIDA STATE 77, TEMPLE 64
01/03/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 12 FSU Defeats Temple, 77-64.

Alysha Harvin led the Seminoles with 17 points in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Alysha Harvin scored 17 points to lead No. 12 Florida State to a 77-64 win over Temple on Sunday.

The Owls (10-4) rebounded from an early 13-point deficit against the Seminoles (13-2) and took a 46-44 lead with under 11 minutes to play on Victoria Macaulay's jumper.

Courtney Ward and Alexa Deluzio hit back-to-back 3-pointers and the Seminoles regained control.

Harvin also had nine rebounds before fouling out with 1:46 left in the game. Ward scored 15 points and Jacinta Monroe added 13 points for the Seminoles.

Kristen McCarthy led Temple with 19 points.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  26   0   1    0    0   8  10   8      2    2   4  1   2  3   0   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  26   4   8    3    3   0   0  11      0    1   1  2   0  3   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  33   4   7    3    5   4   4  15      0    1   1  3   5  4   0   5
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  28   6  11    0    0   1   3  13      3    2   5  3   1  1   3   1
54 Cierra Bravard        c   6   0   3    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  3   0  2   1   1
 2 Alysha Harvin            29   6  13    2    5   3   7  17      1    8   9  5   1  2   0   3
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      21   1   2    0    0   1   3   3      1    2   3  1   1  2   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton          16   2   5    0    0   1   2   5      0    4   4  0   0  0   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez          8   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  0   0  2   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis             7   1   2    0    0   1   4   3      2    1   3  2   1  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1    5   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  53    8   13  19  33  77     11   27  38 20  11 20   4  12
   Opp                     200  21  65    6   25  16  25  64     21   22  43 25   9 21   1  10


  1 2 Total
TEMPLE
27
37
64
FLORIDA STATE
35
42
77

FLORIDA STATE 68, VIRGINIA 50
01/07/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 13 Seminoles Drop No. 21 Cavs, 68-50.

Chasity Clayton led Florida State in its ACC opener.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Chasity Clayton chose to sit out her first year at Florida State to improve her skills while she studied the college game.

It's already paying off.

The 6-foot freshman scored a career-high 15 points and had four of her eight rebounds on offense Thursday to lead 13th-ranked Florida State to a 68-50 win over No. 21 Virginia in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both schools.

"She was kind of Johnny-on-the-Spot," Virginia coach Debbie Ryan. "She made the biggest impact on the offensive boards."

Rebounding was one of the areas that Clayton concentrated on while sitting out last season to sharpen her game.

"I'm physical and can help my team out a lot rebounding," she said Thursday. "Just give 'em a spark."

Florida State, which shared last year's regular-season ACC title with Maryland, charged into command of the game with a 16-2 run midway through the contest that wiped out a 34-28 Virginia lead.

Alysha Harvin added 13 points and Courtney Ward had 12 for the Seminoles (14-2).

Monica Wright led Virginia (10-4) with 19 points, but was just 7 of 20 from the floor and committed six turnovers. Chelsea Shine added 10 points for the Cavaliers, who shot just 16.1 percent in the second half.

"That's the best defensive half we've had," Florida State coach Sue Semrau said.

Florida State's pressure defense and 48-34 edge in rebounds helped the Seminoles overcome 24 turnovers and 39.2 percent shooting. Jacinta Monroe also had eight rebounds for Florida State.

Courtney Ward added 12 points and Monroe 10 (along with four blocked shots) for the Seminoles, who were denied the outright regular-season ACC title last year after losing a 68-63 at Virginia late in the season.

Virginia, which led by as many as six points in the first half, had a 34-32 lead at halftime but fell behind after going scoreless the first 4:08 of the second half. The Cavaliers managed just two points over a span of 9:55 midway through the game and finished with their lowest scoring total of the season.

Virginia made one last challenge, closing to 49-45 on Wright's layup with 6:15 left, but a pair of free throws by Florida State's Ward and Harvin's 3-pointer stopped the run.

"I have no idea how you cut it to four and you don't continue to make that run," Ryan said. "I was very disappointed the way we let it go at that point. We basically just yielded to what they were doing."

Wright, who came into the game averaging 21.1 points a game, was tagged with her third foul with 2:50 left in the first half and had just six points at the break while sitting for eight minutes.

"We got 68 shots to their 51 and just didn't convert," Ryan said. "Our team is going to have to step up and play a whole lot better."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  29   0   2    0    0   2   3   2      1    6   7  4   3  3   1   1
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  33   3  12    2    7   5   6  13      1    6   7  2   5  3   0   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  15   2   3    0    1   2   2   6      0    1   1  1   1  3   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  28   2   8    1    3   7   8  12      0    4   4  3   1  7   0   3
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  29   3   6    0    0   4   5  10      1    7   8  2   0  1   4   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      15   1   2    1    2   0   0   3      0    1   1  1   1  1   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton          23   6  12    1    2   2   4  15      4    4   8  1   0  2   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez         15   3   6    0    0   1   2   7      0    4   4  2   1  4   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis             2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
54 Cierra Bravard           11   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  1   0  0   1   1
   Team                                                           3    3   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  20  51    5   15  23  30  68     10   38  48 17  12 24   6   8
   Opp                     200  21  68    2   14   6  13  50     12   22  34 22   7 17   2  13


  1 2 Total
VIRGINIA
34
16
50
FLORIDA STATE
32
36
68

MIAMI 78, FLORIDA STATE 70
01/10/2010, CORAL GABLES, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Fall To Miami, 78-70.

Alysha Harvin scored 16 points on Sunday.

CORAL GABLES, FL - Riquna Williams scored 27 points to lead Miami to a 78-70 victory over No. 13 Florida State in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener Sunday.

The Hurricanes (13-2) withstood a late Florida State rally for their first win over a top-15 team since beating No. 10 Purdue in Dec. 19, 1991. The win also snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Seminoles.

The Hurricanes went on a 14-2 run midway through the second half, taking a 55-41 lead on Shenise Johnson's basket with 10:17 left. Stefanie Yderstrom's 3 with 9:55 remaining gave Miami its biggest lead, 58-43.

But the Seminoles went on a 13-2 run and Angel Gray's two free throws with 4:20 remaining cut Miami's lead to 62-58 before the Hurricanes countered with eight unanswered points.

Alysha Harvin scored 16 points for Florida State (14-3).

Williams' steal and layup with 26.9 left tied it 30-30 at halftime.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  34   3   4    0    0   3   3   9      1    2   3  2   5  3   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  28   6  16    1    9   3   3  16      1    3   4  4   2  2   1   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  18   2   5    0    2   0   0   4      3    0   3  3   3  5   1   2
12 Courtney Ward         g  31   2  13    1   10   3   4   8      0    5   5  4   5  4   0   1
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  31   4  11    0    0   5   7  13      2    5   7  4   0  2   3   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      20   6   8    1    1   0   1  13      2    1   3  1   0  1   0   2
00 Chasity Clayton          14   1   3    0    1   0   0   2      2    2   4  3   1  2   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez          6   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    3   3  0   0  3   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis             3   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      1    0   1  0   0  1   0   0
54 Cierra Bravard           15   1   1    0    0   2   2   4      0    6   6  4   0  2   0   0
   Team                                                           3    2   5         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  62    3   23  17  22  70     15   29  44 25  16 26   5   7
   Opp                     200  24  60    7   21  23  32  78     14   26  40 18  17 20   2  12


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
30
40
70
MIAMI
30
48
78

FLORIDA STATE 80, CLEMSON 50
01/14/2010, CLEMSON, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Rout Clemson.

FSU won 80-50.

CLEMSON, SC - Courtney Ward thought Florida State had something to prove, especially after its disappointing performance last time out.

The 16th-ranked Seminoles not only lost a game at Miami, but saw the end of a 17-game road winning streak that lasted nearly two years.

"I think the lineup that came out tonight said 'We've got to put them away early and prove we're one of the best teams in the ACC,'" Ward said.

Florida State certainly did that with an 80-50 victory over Clemson on Thursday night.

Jacinta Monroe scored 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting, Ward had three 3-pointers for 11 points and the Seminoles (15-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) defeated Clemson for the 14th time in 15 meetings.

Monroe and her teammates took pride in the streak, which helped them share an ACC regular-season title with Maryland in 2009.

"At the same time, we knew were weren't playing the basketball that we could and we suffered from that at Miami," Monroe said. "The mood after that was disappointment and motivation at the same time."

Monroe and Ward said practices leading up to the Clemson trip were focused and intense.

"When you lose basketball games, I think sometimes the coach gets more attention" from players, Florida State coach Sue Semrau said. "I think we came back very humble, very focused and understanding that any team can beat you on any given night."

The Seminoles quickly ensured that wouldn't happen for a second straight road game.

The 6-foot-5 Monroe scored Florida State's first two baskets during a 16-2 run over the first 5 minutes that all but put Clemson away. Monroe continued hurting the Tigers underneath as the Seminoles continued to stretch the lead.

They wasted little time in getting a new streak started, connecting on seven of their first nine shots for a commanding lead with less than 6 minutes gone.

By the time Monroe scored her third basket, Florida State was up by 14 points and cruising.

April Parker scored the first basket of the second half to cut Florida State's lead to 33-20. But then the Seminoles made seven of 10 shots and all eight free throws over the next 8 minutes to go up 57-34.

Florida State's lead eventually grew to 33 points in the final minutes.

For Clemson (9-10, 0-3), it was their sixth straight defeat this season and the 40th consecutive loss to a ranked opponent.

Shaniqua Pauldo led the Tigers with 21 points.

The loss was Clemson's latest disappointing effort against a ranked ACC opponent. The Tigers had already lost to No. 7 Duke and No. 21 Georgia Tech in their previous two games. They head next to No. 12 North Carolina, a team they haven't beaten since 2001.

The Tigers have not started 0-3 in the ACC since 1986-87.

Fifth-year coach Cristy McKinney saw a spirited team at practices this week and expected a stronger effort. She worries the lopsided losses--Clemson's five defeats to ranked opponents this season have been by an average margin of more than 24 points--might demoralize her players with about two months left in the regular season.

"I don't want it to break us. I've said that from day one," McKinney said. "Somehow they have to come through this stretch still intact, still confident."

Clemson's top scorer, Lele Hardy, continued her recent struggles from the field. She was just 16 of 82 over her past four games. The senior missed her first six shots in this one before hitting two baskets.

Hardy ended with seven points on 3-of-13 shooting and had 12 rebounds before fouling out in the final minute.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  19   2   2    0    0   0   0   4      0    5   5  1   2  2   0   1
 2 Alysha Harvin         f  23   3   7    1    5   0   2   7      2    2   4  1   1  3   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton       f  29   3   8    0    0   2   2   8      2    8  10  3   1  4   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  25   3   5    3    5   2   2  11      0    0   0  1   9  5   0   6
50 Jacinta Monroe        c  26   7   8    0    0   4   4  18      0    4   4  0   1  1   1   2
 3 Alexa Deluzio            18   3   8    1    3   3   3  10      1    1   2  0   0  1   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      15   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  4   1  1   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez         15   4   6    0    1   3   4  11      1    0   1  1   1  1   0   0
22 Kayli Keough              5   0   0    0    0   5   6   5      0    1   1  3   0  0   0   1
34 Chelsea Davis             6   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  0   0  0   0   0
54 Cierra Bravard           19   2   9    0    0   2   4   6      2    4   6  2   0  1   1   0
   Team                                                           2    2   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  53    5   14  21  27  80     10   30  40 16  16 19   2  11
   Opp                     200  20  58    0    6  10  18  50     15   18  33 21  15 23   1  11


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
33
47
80
CLEMSON
18
32
50

FLORIDA STATE 74, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 71
01/17/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Bravard Lifts No. 16 FSU Over NC State.

Alysha Harvin led the Seminoles with 21 points in 74-71 win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Cierra Bravard hit a layup with 11 seconds left and added a free throw with 5.4 seconds to go to give No. 16 Florida State a 74-71 win over North Carolina State on Sunday.

N.C. State (11-7, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) had a chance to tie it, but Christian Hunnicut intercepted a pass at half-court for FSU (16-3, 3-1) to preserve the win.

The Wolfpack tried to tie the game after Bravard's basket, but Amber White was called for an offensive foul on her drive to the hoop with six seconds remaining. Bravard's go-ahead layup gave Florida State its first lead since midway through the first half.

Alysha Harvin led FSU with 21 points, while Bravard added 13 and Courtney Ward and Angel Gray each added 11. The Seminoles overcame 22 turnovers.

Feshman Marissa Kastanek scored 18 points for N.C. State.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  33   3   5    1    1   4   4  11      1    6   7  1   2  2   0   2
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  24   8  11    4    6   1   2  21      1    2   3  3   0  5   0   2
00 Chasity Clayton       f  31   3   6    0    1   0   0   6      3    1   4  0   0  0   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  32   4  12    3    7   0   0  11      0    2   2  3   5  8   0   3
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  31   3   8    0    0   0   0   6      4    4   8  3   2  2   1   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio             9   1   5    0    0   0   0   2      0    2   2  0   0  2   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      18   2   7    0    2   0   0   4      0    3   3  2   1  0   0   4
10 Leonor Rodriguez          6   0   3    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  2   0   0
54 Cierra Bravard           16   4   5    0    0   5   6  13      3    3   6  3   0  1   0   1
   Team                                                                1   1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  28  62    8   17  10  12  74     12   24  36 15  10 22   1  13
   Opp                     200  26  56    6   14  13  16  71      8   22  30 20  14 19   3  10


  1 2 Total
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
44
27
71
FLORIDA STATE
35
39
74

FLORIDA STATE 96, HARVARD 52
01/21/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Rout Harvard, 96-52.

Clayton's 17 points led the Seminoles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Chasity Clayton scored 17 points and No. 15 Florida State beat Harvard 96-52 on Thursday night.

Courtney Ward and Alexa Deluzio hit back-to-back 3-pointers to key a 14-0 run that helped FSU pull away late in the first half. The Seminoles (17-3, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) led by as much as 47 in the game, smothering the Crimson (9-6, 0-1 Ivy League) on defense.

FSU held Harvard to a season-low 21.8 percent shooting, the fifth time in seven games the Seminoles held their opponent under 35 percent. Florida State blocked seven shots, led by Jacinta Monroe's four, and outrebounded Harvard 55-34.

Deluzio added 12 points for the Seminoles and Alysha Harvin had 13.

Elle Hagadorn led Harvard with 11 points.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  22   2   4    1    1   4   6   9      3    6   9  0   1  3   0   1
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  21   5   8    3    5   0   0  13      1    0   1  1   4  2   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton       f  26   7  11    0    0   3   4  17      3    7  10  2   1  2   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  24   4   6    2    3   0   1  10      0    2   2  0  10  3   0   1
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  24   4   7    0    0   2   4  10      2    9  11  4   0  2   4   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio            16   5   7    2    3   0   0  12      1    0   1  0   1  0   1   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      16   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      0    1   1  2   1  0   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez         15   3   5    1    1   1   2   8      0    4   4  1   2  3   0   1
22 Kayli Keough             10   0   1    0    1   1   2   1      0    2   2  2   2  1   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis             9   3   4    0    0   0   0   6      2    3   5  0   0  1   1   0
54 Cierra Bravard           17   1   4    0    0   8   8  10      1    4   5  0   0  1   1   0
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  34  59    9   15  19  27  96     14   41  55 12  22 18   7   5
   Opp                     200  17  78    8   28  10  13  52     20   14  34 21  12 13   0   7


  1 2 Total
HARVARD
24
28
52
FLORIDA STATE
40
56
96

FLORIDA STATE 85, BOSTON COLLEGE 64
01/24/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 15 Seminoles Beat BC, 85-64.

Harvin's six 3-pointers leads Florida State.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Alysha Harvin led Florida State's latest 3-point barrage.

Harvin made six of No. 15 Florida State's season-high 11 long-range jumpers in an 85-64 win over Boston College on Sunday.

Harvin led the Seminoles (18-3, 4-1 ACC) with a career-high 22 points. Three of them came in a span of 9:29 in the first half when Florida State outscored Boston College (11-9, 2-3) 23-5.

Harvin's role has recently changed, moving to guard after playing so much in the low post. Moving to the wing, she felt very confident with her outside shot.

"I work on that shot before practice and after practice, knowing I'm the three-guard now, knowing I can shoot the ball," she said. "Practicing that shot is going to help the team, and it did."

The Seminoles' early streak turned their 8-7 deficit into a 30-13 lead. Florida State led by as many as 26 on Sunday, and made 11 of 22 3-pointers against the Eagles.

Florida State coach Sue Semrau said Harvin's success has come in part from redshirt freshman Chasity Clayton's emergence as a potent post player.

Clayton notched career highs with 21 points and 11 rebounds and led the team down low as Jacinta Monroe and Cierra Bravard both were in foul trouble.

Semrau appreciates her team's abilities from the 3-point line, but said the Seminoles still have room for improvement in several areas.

Florida State committed 25 turnovers against Boston College and shot just 66.7 percent from the free throw line.

"We are confident enough in enough areas that we can go out and compete with anybody right now," Semrau said. "It's really, though, our goal to improve in a lot of different areas. We can't always rely on 3-point shooting."

Boston College fell short in several categories Sunday. The Eagles lead the ACC in free throw percentage and sit third in 3-point percentage, but shot just 66.7 percent from the line and made just two of their 16 attempts from 3-point range.

"This was a tough atmosphere to play in," Boston College coach Sylvia Crawley said. "It was a very tough game and a very intense game. It was just so physical, we weren't able to make shots tonight."

Courtney Ward scored 13 points and Monroe added 10 for Florida State. Carolyn Swords led Boston College with 19 points.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  29   2   5    1    2   0   1   5      1    4   5  1   6  4   0   3
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  34   8  16    6   11   0   0  22      0    3   3  2   1  3   1   1
00 Chasity Clayton       f  24   9  13    1    1   2   3  21      4    7  11  3   2  0   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  34   5  11    1    5   2   3  13      0    5   5  0   4  7   0   0
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  22   4  11    0    0   2   2  10      5    4   9  4   0  2   1   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio            11   2   4    2    3   2   2   8      1    1   2  2   2  3   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      10   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   1  1   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez          6   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  0   1  3   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            10   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   0  0   0   0
54 Cierra Bravard           20   3   5    0    0   0   1   6      2    2   4  5   0  2   0   2
   Team                                                           2    2   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  33  67   11   22   8  12  85     15   30  45 19  17 25   2   7
   Opp                     200  23  57    2   16  16  25  64      9   21  30 14  12 21   1   9


  1 2 Total
BOSTON COLLEGE
22
42
64
FLORIDA STATE
34
51
85

DUKE 73, FLORIDA STATE 43
01/29/2010, DURHAM, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 13 Noles Can't Stop No. 7 Duke.

Florida State loses 73-43 to Blue Devils.

DURHAM, NC - Jasmine Thomas scored 23 points to help No. 7 Duke beat No. 13 Florida State 73-43 on Friday night.

Krystal Thomas added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (18-3, 6-0). The only team unbeaten in Atlantic Coast Conference play went up by double figures to stay before Florida State hit its second field goal, and cruised to its 11th straight league victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Courtney Ward scored 11 points, but the Seminoles (18-4, 4-2) had a season-high 27 turnovers and had their four-game winning streak snapped with their most lopsided loss of the season. After falling behind by 19 in the first half, they didn't get closer than 15 after the break.

Allison Vernerey had 11 points for Duke, which dominated the boards in a meeting of two of the nation's top rebounding teams. The Blue Devils, who entered with an ACC-best rebounding margin of plus-10.6, held a 51-30 edge on the glass.

Jasmine Thomas was 4 for 5 from 3-point range, had her second straight 20-point game and reached double figures for the 10th straight time. Joy Cheek scored her 1,000th career point, helping the Blue Devils win their third straight and 11th in 12 games. The only loss in that stretch came against unbeaten No. 1 Connecticut.

Duke has won 29 of 32 against the Seminoles, though this was only the third time both teams were ranked at the time. The Blue Devils haven't lost to an ACC team at home since coach Joanne P. McCallie's first season in 2007-08.

This was supposed to be their toughest ACC test to date, but their aggressive play at both ends of the floor turned this top-15 matchup into no contest.

Duke generated layups seemingly at will early and frustrated Florida State with its full-court press, taking control with a game-opening 20-2 run capped by Shay Selby's layup with 9:41 left.

The start couldn't have gone much worse for the Seminoles, who missed 12 of their first 13 shots. They didn't crack double figures until Jacinta Monroe's jumper with 1:22 left in the half made it 30-11 and were held to a season-low 13 first-half points. They had 13 turnovers at the break.

Monroe, who entered averaging 13 points, finished with six on 3-of-11 shooting. Florida State fell to 1-2 against Top 25 teams this season and faces another one - No. 12 North Carolina - on Monday night down the road in Chapel Hill.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  23   1   2    1    2   0   0   3      1    3   4  2   3  5   0   1
 2 Alysha Harvin         f  19   3  10    1    6   1   2   8      1    1   2  3   2  4   0   2
00 Chasity Clayton       f  28   2  11    0    3   0   0   4      3    3   6  1   0  2   1   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  33   3   7    2    4   3   4  11      0    3   3  2   5  9   0   3
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  24   3  11    0    0   0   0   6      0    4   4  1   1  0   0   2
 3 Alexa Deluzio            20   2   5    0    2   0   1   4      1    0   1  0   0  2   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      20   2   5    0    0   1   1   5      1    1   2  0   1  3   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez          5   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   1  2   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis             5   0   0    0    0   2   4   2      0    1   1  3   0  0   0   0
54 Cierra Bravard           23   0   3    0    0   0   2   0      2    1   3  3   0  0   2   1
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  16  54    4   17   7  14  43     10   20  30 15  13 27   3   9
   Opp                     200  27  66    4   11  15  17  73     20   31  51 17  17 21   5  16


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
13
30
43
DUKE
30
43
73

FLORIDA STATE 83, NORTH CAROLINA 73
02/01/2010, CHAPEL HILL, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 15 Florida State Defeats No. 9 North Carolina, 83-73.

The Seminoles now stand at 19-4; 5-2 in the ACC.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - First came a humbling 30-point loss at Duke. Then came a snowstorm that left Florida State's players and coaches stuck in their hotel to stew over everything that went wrong the night before.

And yet, the 15th-ranked Seminoles managed to turn a miserable trip into a memorable one Monday night.

Jacinta Monroe had 16 points and 17 rebounds, and Florida State held on to beat No. 9 North Carolina 83-73 after nearly blowing a 19-point lead. The victory put the Seminoles alone in second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Courtney Ward added 13 points for the Seminoles (19-4, 5-2 ACC), who had their big second-half lead whittled all the way down to a point three times in the final 5 1/2 minutes. But Florida State started an eight-point spurt with about 3 minutes left to finally pull away from the Tar Heels (16-4, 4-2), sealing their first win in Chapel Hill since the 2000-01 season.

"We talked about it before the game - the team that was more mentally tough was the team that was going to win the basketball game," Florida State coach Sue Semrau said. "They put their mind to it. It was good for them to be rewarded."

They certainly earned it after the past few days.

Florida State fell behind 20-2 to start Friday night's game at Cameron Indoor Stadium before losing 73-43 to the league-leading Blue Devils. The numbers were ugly all around for the Seminoles; they committed a season-high 27 turnovers, shot a season-low 30 percent and were outrebounded 51-30.

As if that wasn't enough, the storm that dumped about 6 inches of snow in the area left a slushy mess on area roads and prevented the team bus from taking the Seminoles to Carmichael Arena for Saturday's practice. Instead, Semrau said, the squad reviewed game film, then broke into smaller groups to talk about the game.

Roads improved Sunday and allowed the Seminoles to get to practice. From there, they could only wait for the chance to prove they weren't the team that got blown out at Cameron.

"We were extremely anxious, especially after a loss like that where it's not our team," Monroe said. "That's not how we play. We just had to move forward immediately after that game. We couldn't sulk after that loss."

Monroe was huge for the Seminoles all night, finishing with two blocked shots in 34 minutes. She hit a pair of free throws with Florida State clinging to a 66-65 lead with 3:04 left to start the decisive run. Ward followed by assisting on Cierra Bravard's layup, then scoring her own driving basket on the next possession with about 2 minutes remaining.

Angel Gray followed with a long jumper to make it 74-65 with 1:28 left. North Carolina got no closer than six in the final seconds.

"When they jumped on us early in the Duke game, we didn't fight back," said Bravard, who had 11 points and seven boards. "Today, if they threw something at us, we figured out another way to do what we needed to do."

Florida State also helped itself by taking a 47-32 rebounding advantage, which helped the Seminoles score 16 second-chance points. That was particularly irksome for rebounding-obsessed North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell, who promised her team would get an early start on their rebounding work at practice Tuesday.

"The rebounding, I can't live with that, so the earliest we can practice is 6 o'clock in the morning and if y'all are up, you're welcome to come," Hatchell said. "We'll be here rebounding at 6 o'clock.

"We'll see what (the outcome) means to our players. I'm not sure how much it means to them. So we're going to see how much it means to them and how bad this team wants to go to the NCAA tournament - and what they're going to do with it."

Hatchell was also irritated by the Tar Heels' slow start. The Seminoles frustrated the Tar Heels with zone defense and turned the game into a grind-it-out halfcourt pace, exactly the opposite of how North Carolina likes to play.

Florida State led 36-24 at the break, then took its biggest lead when Monroe drove by Chay Shegog to make it 47-28 with 17:09 left. The Tar Heels responded with a 17-2 run behind Shegog, who scored 10 points in the 6 1/2-minute spurt before closing it with two free throws to cut the deficit to 56-54 with 8:41 left.

Italee Lucas scored 20 points to lead the Tar Heels.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  22   5   8    0    1   1   2  11      0    2   2  3   1  3   1   0
 2 Alysha Harvin         f  28   3  11    2    7   0   0   8      3    4   7  1   5  3   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton       f  17   2   8    0    0   0   0   4      0    1   1  3   0  0   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  33   4   8    1    4   4   4  13      0    2   2  2   6  5   0   1
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  34   5  12    0    0   6   7  16      5   12  17  2   1  2   2   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio             9   3   6    0    2   2   2   8      1    2   3  0   0  1   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      25   4   7    1    2   1   2  10      0    3   3  1   7  1   1   2
10 Leonor Rodriguez          3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            10   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   2
54 Cierra Bravard           19   5   7    0    0   1   2  11      4    3   7  4   1  3   1   2
   Team                                                           2    3   5         2        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  32  69    4   16  15  19  83     15   32  47 18  21 21   5   8
   Opp                     200  28  69    6   22  11  18  73     10   22  32 22  18 17   5   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
36
47
83
NORTH CAROLINA
24
49
73

FLORIDA STATE 83, WAKE FOREST 38
02/07/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Down Wake Forest, 83-38.

Florida State opened the game on a 10-2 run.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Chasity Clayton had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 15 Florida State to an 83-38 rout of Wake Forest on Sunday.

The Seminoles (20-4, 6-2 ACC) held the Demon Deacons (14-9, 5-4 ACC) to 21.8 percent shooting, the 13th time this season they held an opponent to under 35 percent from the floor.

Florida State opened the game on a 10-2 run, holding the Demon Deacons to just one basket in their first 10 attempts. Wake Forest made just five baskets in the first half and trailed 36-15 at the break.

The Seminoles led by as many as 45, hitting four of their first five 3-pointers and six of 10 overall. Jacinta Monroe added 15 points for FSU, while Brittany Waters led Wake Forest with 15 points.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  20   1   3    0    0   2   2   4      0    5   5  2   2  0   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  17   2   2    1    1   0   0   5      0    0   0  3   1  4   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton       f  23   8  12    0    0   0   1  16      3    7  10  1   0  1   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  26   3   9    2    5   2   2  10      0    2   2  0   5  4   0   5
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  25   6   9    0    0   3   3  15      1    2   3  1   2  2   1   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio            17   3   3    3    3   0   0   9      0    0   0  0   0  2   0   2
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      20   1   5    0    0   1   2   3      0    4   4  1   4  1   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez         15   2   2    0    0   2   2   6      0    4   4  1   3  7   0   0
22 Kayli Keough              9   0   3    0    1   2   2   2      0    0   0  2   0  0   1   1
34 Chelsea Davis            11   2   4    0    0   0   0   4      2    2   4  3   0  0   0   2
54 Cierra Bravard           17   3   3    0    0   3   4   9      0    4   4  2   1  0   0   1
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  31  55    6   10  15  18  83      7   32  39 16  18 21   2  14
   Opp                     200  12  55    1   24  13  15  38     12   19  31 16   7 29   2  15


  1 2 Total
WAKE FOREST
15
23
38
FLORIDA STATE
36
47
83

FLORIDA STATE 67, CLEMSON 50
02/11/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 10 Noles Drop Clemson, 67-50.

Jacinta Monroe's 15 points and 15 boards led the Seminoles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Clemson coach Cristy McKinney has seen all she wants of Florida State's Jacinta Monroe.

Monroe had 15 points and 15 rebounds for her 20th career double-double to lead the 10th-ranked Seminoles to a 67-50 victory over McKinney's Tigers on Thursday night.

"It does seem time for her to be a senior," McKinney said. "She's very long, athletic and plays hard. She goes after the ball. A lot of big kids don't go after it like she does."

The 6-5 Monroe said the double-doubles have been tougher to come by in her final season.

"It's a lot harder this year especially since everybody knows I like to go to the boards," Monroe said. "It was easier when nobody knew who I was. I have to work harder."

Monroe also had four blocked shots while helping the Seminoles shake off a sluggish start to defeat Clemson for the second time in a month.

"She's not going to turn a lot of heads, but she gets it done at both ends of the floor," Florida State coach Sue Semrau said. "That's what you hope your seniors will do."

Alysha Harvin and freshman Chasity Clayton added 12 points each for Florida State, which has won seven of its last eight games. Harvin got all of her points in the second half when she made 3 of 4 from 3-point distance.

The Seminoles (21-4, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) managed a 23-20 halftime lead despite shooting just 31 percent after a 1-for-9 start. They shot 53 percent in the second half.

Shaniqua Pauldo led Clemson (11-15, 2-8) with 12 points while Lele Hardy and Sthefany Thomas added 10 each. Pauldo scored the Tigers' first six points of the game and had eight of the first 10, but was held to just four points over the final 32 minutes.

The Seminoles, back in The Associated Press' Top 10 for the first time since mid-December, started their recent strong stretch with an 80-50 victory at Clemson four weeks ago.

Monroe's free throw that converted a three-point play gave the Seminoles their first double digit lead at 32-22 about 4 minutes into the second half.

Monroe's putback with an offensive rebound 33 seconds before halftime pushed the cold-shooting Seminoles into a 21-20 lead and Christian Hunnicutt drained a jumper that beat the buzzer for the three-point halftime lead.

"It was a big momentum shift for us going into the locker room," Monroe said. "Going into the locker room we had to talk about getting things turned around."

Semrau wasn't pleased with the Seminoles' first half.

"It's human nature sometimes when you know you've beaten a team at their place by 30 to come out and think things are going to be a little easier than they are," Semrau said. "You can't do that in the ACC. Clemson showed that and I think that got our attention."

Florida State began the game 1 for 9 from the field, falling behind 10-6, before warming up slightly to 31-percent shooting at halftime.

Clemson struggled even more.

The Tigers shot just 31 percent in the first half and failed to get off a shot before the shot clock expired on three occasions. They fared worse in the second half, shooting just 28 percent to finish at 29 percent for the game.

Keyrra Gillespie had 10 rebounds for Clemson.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  25   2   4    1    1   3   3   8      2    1   3  1   1  5   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  29   4  12    3    6   1   2  12      1    1   2  2   0  2   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  29   1   8    0    3   0   1   2      1    1   2  1  10  4   0   4
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  34   7  14    0    0   1   2  15      4   11  15  1   0  2   4   1
54 Cierra Bravard        c  20   1   5    0    0   0   0   2      1    7   8  3   0  0   2   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio             3   1   1    1    1   0   0   3      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      27   4   7    1    3   0   0   9      1    4   5  2   2  2   1   1
00 Chasity Clayton          21   5   8    1    1   1   2  12      2    1   3  3   0  2   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez          6   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   0  2   1   0
22 Kayli Keough              2   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis             4   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           4    1   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  62    7   16   8  12  67     16   27  43 14  13 20   8   7
   Opp                     200  19  65    1   14  11  13  50     19   23  42 18   8 19   5   8


  1 2 Total
CLEMSON
20
30
50
FLORIDA STATE
23
44
67

FLORIDA STATE 69, GEORGIA TECH 59
02/15/2010, ATLANTA, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Sting Jackets, 69-59.

The Seminoles improve to 22-4; 8-2 in the ACC.

ATLANTA, GA - Florida State didn't play like one of the ACC's best shooting teams in the first half Monday night. Then the No. 10 Seminoles got their offense going.

Jacinta Monroe and Alysha Harvin led a second-half rally as Florida State (22-4, 8-2) defeated No. 19 Georgia Tech 69-59 to hand the Yellow Jackets their first home loss of the season.

Monroe had 12 of her 14 points in the second half and Harvin scored 11 of her 14 after intermission as Florida State hot 45.5 percent compared to just 29.2 percent in the first half.

"She put the first in us and told us to go out and play," said Monroe of coach Sue Semrau's halftime talk. "We had to adjust our heart and our effort."

The Seminoles, down by 10 points in the first half, broke the game open with a 14-4 run midway in the second half, taking a 56-45 lead with six minutes left. The Yellow Jackets, who had won 12 straight at home, never got closer than five points the rest of the game.

"Georgia Tech is one of the most athletic, best defensive teams we've seen," Semrau said. "They came out throwing the first punches, we responded."

Brigitte Ardossi scored 23 points to lead Georgia Tech (20-6, 6-4). Sasha Goodlett added 16 points and Alex Montgomery, who reached 1,000 points for her career, had 13 rebounds to go with 10 points.

Florida State gave up 13 offensive rebounds to the Yellow Jackets in the first half and couldn't get the ball inside itself. But the Seminoles had 20 points in the paint during the second half and also hit 4 of 9 shots from behind the 3-point arc.

"We were on our heels a little bit," Semrau said of the first-half offensive struggles. "Sometimes pressure (defense) will do that. In the second half, we figured out how to attack it and the kids did a great job in the offense."

Courtney Ward had 10 assists and joined Florida State teammate Chasity Clayton with nine points. The 6-foot-5 Monroe had nine rebounds and three blocks.

Georgia Tech shot just 32.8 percent, with Montgomery going 2 of 14, and was 2 of 13 on 3-pointers. Deja Foster shot 1 of 7 and had only two points.

"Our bigs played well, but I thought our perimeter players needed to step up," Yellow Jackets coach MaChelle Joseph said. "Alex did a tremendous job on the boards, but her shot just wasn't falling. We can't win a game without our key players, especially against a team like Florida State."

Georgia Tech was ahead 22-12 with less than five minutes left in the first half thanks to a 15-2 spurt, but Florida State cut the Yellow Jackets' lead to 26-23 at halftime with an 11-4 run.

Ardossi, who scored nine consecutive Georgia Tech points during one stretch, had 13 points at intermission, while Goodlett had eight before picking up her third foul.

"That was unfortunate because Sash was on a role," Joseph said. "That third foul was key to the outcome of the game."

Clayton had seven first-half points for Florida State, which was outrebounded 28-14 before intermission.

Georgia Tech, which had a week off before playing Florida State, hosts No. 8 Duke, the ACC leader, on Friday. The Seminoles' next game is Thursday at home against Virginia Tech.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  19   0   1    0    0   2   2   2      0    4   4  3   0  3   0   2
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  26   4  15    3    9   3   4  14      0    0   0  3   1  2   0   2
00 Chasity Clayton       f  30   3  11    1    2   2   2   9      1    5   6  1   1  1   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  39   3   8    2    4   1   3   9      0    4   4  2  10  2   0   0
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  25   4  10    0    0   6   8  14      4    5   9  3   1  1   3   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio            14   2   3    0    0   2   2   6      0    0   0  0   0  2   0   2
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      26   3   5    0    2   3   3   9      2    3   5  3   1  1   1   1
34 Chelsea Davis             5   2   2    0    0   0   0   4      1    0   1  3   0  0   1   1
54 Cierra Bravard           16   1   2    0    0   0   1   2      1    2   3  1   1  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1    3   4         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  57    6   17  19  25  69     10   26  36 19  15 14   5   9
   Opp                     200  20  61    2   13  17  23  59     17   28  45 21  14 17   1   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
23
46
69
GEORGIA TECH
26
33
59

FLORIDA STATE 78, VIRGINIA TECH 68
02/18/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Top Hokies.

FSU goes to 23-4 with the victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Jacinta Monroe is warming up down the stretch.

The Florida State senior had a season-high 20 points and 11 rebounds Thursday night to lead the 10th-ranked Seminoles to a 78-68 win over Virginia Tech.

"She's really using all her tools right now," Virginia Tech coach Beth Dunkenberger said. "She's tough because she can hit the high-post jumper, she can take you off the bounce and she can really go to the boards."

It was the 6-foot-5 Monroe's third double-double in five games as the Seminoles (23-4, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) stayed within a game of league-leading Duke in their bid for a second straight regular season title.

"I've been playing kind of stagnant throughout the season, and that's my fault," said Monroe, who became the first Seminoles player to record 200 rebounds in four straight seasons. "I've been kind of sitting back and letting things happen. I have to make sure I step up for my teammates and play better basketball, because we need that from everybody."

Florida State has won nine of 10 games since a loss at Miami on Jan. 10. Aside from a 73-43 loss Jan. 29 at Duke, the Seminoles have won by an average of 21.1 points a game.

"When we get comfortable, we're not very good," Florida State coach Sue Semrau said. "We've got to put pressure on ourselves so we don't get comfortable."

Monroe shot 8 for 13 and had five offensive rebounds. Courtney Ward had 14 points, including 4 for 5 on 3-pointers, Cierra Bravard scored 13 points and redshirt freshman Alexa Deluzio had 11.

Deluzio had a spectacular basket where she flipped a shot blindly up over her head after being knocked to the floor.

"She's extremely athletic," Semrau said. "She has a great knack for things."

Lindsay Biggs led Virginia Tech (13-13, 2-9) with 23 points and Porschia Hadley added 15.

Dunkenberger's attempts to find the right matchups against the balanced Florida State attack were overcome by the Seminoles' outside shooting.

"We didn't get out on the shooters," Dunkenberger said.

With Ward leading the way, Florida State shot 7 for 14 from long distance.

The Seminoles built their largest lead 6 minutes into the second half at 51-35 on two free throws by Monroe. Virginia Tech pulled to 68-59 with 4:15 left on Biggs' 3, but could get no closer.

Deluzio's 3 with 6 seconds left in the half gave the Seminoles a 32-37 lead at the break.

Biggs and Hadley combined for nine consecutive points as the Hokies tied the score at 18-18 with 5:46 left in the half, but Monroe's layup gave the Seminoles the lead for good.

Florida State shot 44.3 percent and had a 40-28 advantage in rebounds.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  22   2   3    0    0   1   2   5      1    2   3  0   3  0   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  15   2  10    2    7   1   2   7      1    2   3  3   3  0   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton       f  19   0   4    0    1   0   0   0      1    1   2  2   0  0   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  37   4   8    4    5   2   2  14      0    3   3  2   9  2   0   2
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  34   8  13    0    0   4   6  20      5    6  11  2   1  4   1   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio            21   4  10    2    6   1   2  11      2    2   4  2   2  3   0   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      19   2   6    0    2   0   0   4      2    1   3  2   1  1   0   1
10 Leonor Rodriguez          4   0   1    0    0   0   1   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
22 Kayli Keough              1   1   1    1    1   0   0   3      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis             4   0   1    0    0   1   2   1      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
54 Cierra Bravard           24   4   4    0    0   5   5  13      3    2   5  2   0  2   1   1
   Team                                                           4    2   6         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  61    9   22  15  22  78     19   21  40 16  19 13   2   6
   Opp                     200  27  58    7   14   7  11  68     12   16  28 15  18 16   0   1


  1 2 Total
VIRGINIA TECH
27
41
68
FLORIDA STATE
32
46
78

FLORIDA STATE 59, VIRGINIA 58
02/22/2010, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Monroe Finishes Off Cavs.

Ward scores a career-high 29 points as FSU holds on to beat Virginia.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Jacinta Monroe had just made the two free throws that gave No. 9 Florida State the lead with 5.9 seconds to play, and there she was, back on defense, seeing Ariana Moorer driving into the lane for an open 6-foot chance at a game-winner.

"Oh no," Monroe said she was thinking.

She needn't have worried. Moorer's shot bounced off the front of the rim and harmlessly fell off, allowing the Seminoles to escape with a 59-58 victory highlighted by Monroe's two free throws and Courtney Ward's career-high 29 points, but also pocked by 22 turnovers.

"A win is a win," Monroe said, "but at the same time, we have to tighten up defensively, continue to gel and put things together, put teams away and not leave it to chance."

They certainly did that at the end, when the 6-foot-5 Monroe said she tried to get a hand in Moorer's face, but didn't want to foul her, leaving Moorer just one chance to win it.

Moorer, who finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists, said, "In my head, I was thinking, 'Don't leave it short. Don't leave it short.' I left it short."

The Seminoles (24-4, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) would not have been in position to win if not for Ward, who averaged 9.9 points coming into the game. She topped her career high by nine and was 6 for 8 from 3-point territory. Ward was 10 for 14 overall, and had three assists and 10 turnovers.

"It just happened," she said of the scoring. "When I'm open, I shoot. I'm not really worried about that right now. I'm worried about these 10 turnovers."

The victory was the sixth in a row for Florida State and 10th in 11 games, while the loss ended Virginia's winning streak at five. The outcome also left the Seminoles two games ahead of Virginia in the standings and all but assured them of finishing second in the ACC behind Duke.

The Cavaliers (20-7, 8-4) rallied from a 57-50 deficit to go ahead by a point on Monica Wright's layup off a steal by Chelsea Shine with 25 seconds left. But after failing to come up with a loose ball before Monroe was fouled, they had time only for Moorer's one shot.

"We can't let teams back in the game with us," said Wright, who led Virginia with 23. "We have to recognize when we have teams like Florida State, ranked teams, on the ropes."

The game was close throughout the second half until the Seminoles used a 9-2 run to take a 57-50 lead. Ward hit her sixth 3-pointer in the spree, and two free throws with 2:10 left.

But the Cavaliers rallied, with layups by Wright and Paulisha Kellam making it 57-54 and Wright's steal and two free throws making it a one-point game with 46 seconds left.

After another steal by Wright, Chelsea Shine had her shot blocked by Monroe and Ward came up with the ball, but Shine took it back and fed Wright for the go-ahead layup with 21 seconds to play, setting up the free throws by Monroe and then Moorer's missed chance.

"I couldn't have asked for a better situation," Virginia coach Debbie Ryan said of the final shot. Told of Moorer's confession that she was telling herself during the play not to leave it short, Ryan added: "If that's what you're thinking, that's what's going to happen."

Florida State led 28-26 at halftime after closing with a flourish. The Seminoles trailed 22-6 after 13 minutes and had 11 turnovers before the fortunes of both teams changed.

After missing 14 of 17 shots to start the game, Florida State hit 9 of 12 the rest of the half. Over a span of 6 minutes, Gray hit three 3-pointers to spark a 22-2 run, giving the Seminoles a 28-24 lead with 1:05 left before Wright hit a pair of free throws.

Virginia was 1 for 6 from the field and had six turnovers during the Seminoles' surge.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  28   1   2    0    0   3   4   5      0    0   0  0   3  3   0   2
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  19   1   8    0    4   2   2   4      0    2   2  3   0  2   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton       f  23   3   9    0    1   1   2   7      2    4   6  3   0  1   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  37  10  14    6    8   3   4  29      0    5   5  1   3 10   0   2
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  34   3   7    0    0   2   2   8      2    3   5  4   0  0   1   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio            28   1   7    0    2   2   2   4      0    3   3  2   3  1   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      13   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      3    0   3  2   2  3   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis             3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   0  0   0   1
54 Cierra Bravard           15   1   1    0    0   0   1   2      2    3   5  2   0  0   0   1
   Team                                                           4    2   6         2        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  20  49    6   15  13  17  59     13   22  35 19  11 22   1   7
   Opp                     200  19  50    2   10  18  23  58     10   18  28 20  12 16   4  11


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
28
31
59
VIRGINIA
26
32
58

FLORIDA STATE 87, MIAMI 62
02/25/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 9 Florida State Tops Miami, 87-62.

Jacinta Monroe scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Thursday night to lead ninth-ranked Florida State to an 87-62 win over Miami.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Slow starts make Florida State coach Sue Semrau more than a little nervous.

For the second time in four nights, the ninth-ranked Seminoles fell behind by double digits in the first half before winning their seventh straight game with an 87-62 victory over Miami on Thursday.

"I guess we're a team that really feels things out," Semrau said. "I don't like it, they (players) don't like it. We'll keep trying to solve the problem."

Senior center Jacinta Monroe and a pair of hot-shooting guards provided the answers this time.

Monroe scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Seminoles, keeping their hopes alive for a second straight Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title.

Florida State (25-4, 11-2 ACC) needs to win Sunday at Maryland and have first-place Duke lose one of its final two games to catch the Blue Devils.

"All we're worried about is taking care of business Sunday," Semrau said.

Monroe left Thursday's game with 2:31 remaining with her 22nd career double-double and sixth this season, but a point shy of her career high.

"It didn't bother me," Monroe said. "Points don't really matter to me, I just want to win."

Semrau, however, didn't know that her star player was a field goal shy.

"I wish I'd have known," Semrau said. "I wanted her to have an ovation, that's for sure. It's kind of cool, it's about team and for her. She could care less."

Monroe dominated the defensive boards with nine of her rebounds and she hit 10 of 13 shots, including several mid-range jumpers.

"Monroe earned hers," Miami coach Katie Meier said. "Monroe adjusted her game and you've got to tip your hat to that."

Courtney Ward and Alysha Harvin added 18 points each for the Seminoles, combining to make nine of 15 shots from 3-point range.

The Seminoles rallied from a 12-point deficit, 24-12, in the first half to lead 41-37 at halftime on their way to avenging a 78-70 loss in Miami, Jan. 10.

Riquana Williams came off the bench to lead Miami (16-12, 3-10) with 22 points. Stefanie Yderstrom added 16 and Shenise Johnson had 11.

Florida State has won seven straight and 11 of 12 since being upset by the Hurricanes, with an average margin of victory just under 20 points a game during that span.

The Hurricanes built their early lead on a 15-point outburst by Williams in just 3:29 that keyed a 22-6 run.

"She's special," Semrau said. "She got 27 on us down there."

But then Florida State took over behind the outside marksmanship of Ward and Harvin and the steady inside play of the 6-foot-5 Monroe.

Ward and Monroe led a 27-9 run by Florida State that gave the Seminoles their largest lead of the half at 39-33. Ward scored 15 points and Monroe 11 in the half, missing just once between them.

Despite sitting out seven minutes after getting two early fouls, Ward drilled all five of her field goal tries, including three from 3-point range while Monroe was 4 for 5 from the floor.

Ward, who scored 29 points in Monday's win at Virginia, led the Seminoles with four assists.

Chasity Clayton's steal and layup gave the Seminoles the lead for good at 31-29. She had tied it seconds earlier hitting the second of two free throw tries.

"We've been a great team of staying together when things get tough," Harvin said. "We try to stay together and keep motivating each other."

The Seminoles trailed Virginia by 16 Monday before rallying for a 59-58 win.

Florida State's three seniors--Monroe, Harvin and Angel Gray--were honored in pregame ceremonies in their final regular-season game.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  22   1   4    0    0   3   4   5      1    1   2  2   1  2   0   2
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  28   5  10    5    9   3   4  18      1    0   1  3   1  1   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton       f  23   3   6    0    0   3   4   9      1    6   7  1   0  3   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  30   6   9    4    6   2   2  18      1    2   3  2   4  5   0   2
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  32  10  13    0    0   3   5  23      2    9  11  1   1  0   1   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio            18   0   5    0    1   2   2   2      1    1   2  2   0  2   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      19   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    2   3  0   3  2   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez          4   1   2    0    0   1   2   3      1    1   2  1   0  0   0   0
22 Kayli Keough              3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis             4   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
54 Cierra Bravard           17   2   7    0    0   3   3   7      1    4   5  2   1  3   0   0
   Team                                                                5   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  58    9   16  20  26  87     10   33  43 14  11 18   1   5
   Opp                     200  24  71    9   26   5   7  62     15   22  37 23   6 18   1   8


  1 2 Total
MIAMI
37
25
62
FLORIDA STATE
41
46
87

FLORIDA STATE 94, MARYLAND 61
02/28/2010, COLLEGE PARK, MD

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 9 Seminoles Breeze By Terps, 94-61.

It's the eighth straight win for Florida State.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Ninth-ranked Florida State cruised to its eighth straight victory Sunday, getting 15 points apiece from Courtney Ward and Christian Hunnicutt in a 94-61 rout of Maryland.

Angel Gray scored 14 points and Jacinta Monroe had 13 for the Seminoles (26-4, 12-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). Florida State shot 59 percent, went 12 for 16 from beyond the arc and forced 23 turnovers.

The Seminoles went 8-0 in February and will enter the ACC tournament this week as the No. 2 seed behind Duke.

Diandra Tchatchouang led Maryland with 23 points and Lynetta Kizer added 17. The Terrapins (18-11, 5-9) have lost five of seven and are 6-9 since starting 12-2.

Florida State shot 62 percent from the floor in taking a 47-32 halftime lead, then opened the second half with a 15-4 run to go up by 26. The margin reached 30 with 12:17 remaining.

The Seminoles were 0-4 against the Terps since January 2005, but this is a young Maryland squad in danger of missing the NCAA tournament for the first time in seven seasons.

On Senior Day at Comcast Center, Terrapins coach Brenda Frese bid farewell to only one player: Illinois transfer Lori Bjork, who played one season at Maryland.

Hunnicutt scored 11 points, and Florida State went 7 for 10 from 3-point range in taking a 47-32 halftime lead.

After Maryland made the game's first three baskets, Seminoles coach Sue Semrau called timeout. Florida State responded with a 10-4 spurt that tied it, and minutes later, Hunnicutt and Gray hit successive 3-pointers to cap a 12-2 run that the Seminoles in front 22-17.

The lead would not change hands again. It was 33-29 before Hunnicutt connected twice from beyond the arc during a 13-3 spree at the end of the half.

Monroe began the second half by hitting a jumper, Gray drilled a 3-pointer and Chasity Clayton followed with two free throws for a 22-point lead.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  28   4   5    3    3   3   4  14      0    4   4  0   6  2   0   5
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  22   3   6    2    3   1   2   9      0    4   4  2   2  2   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton       f  21   2   6    0    0   2   2   6      0    2   2  3   1  5   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  29   6   8    3    4   0   0  15      0    5   5  0   3  1   0   1
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  21   4   6    0    0   5   6  13      2    2   4  4   1  1   1   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio            14   2   4    1    1   2   2   7      2    2   4  0   0  2   0   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      23   5   9    3    4   2   2  15      0    1   1  1   2  2   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez          5   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   1
22 Kayli Keough              4   0   1    0    0   3   3   3      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis             9   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  1   0  2   0   0
54 Cierra Bravard           24   4   6    0    0   0   0   8      1    2   3  2   3  1   0   1
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  32  54   12   16  18  21  94      7   25  32 13  19 18   1  11
   Opp                     200  24  60    7   22   6  11  61     13   15  28 16  10 23   4   5


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
47
47
94
MARYLAND
32
29
61

BOSTON COLLEGE 67, FLORIDA STATE 60
03/05/2010, ACC, Greensboro, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

BC Upsets FSU.

Seminoles fall for just the fifth time this season.

GREENSBORO, NC - Jasmine Gill came home and played like she plans on sticking around for a while.

The Greensboro native led Boston College to its most significant upset in a late-season string of them, scoring six of her 13 points during the run that lifted the Eagles past No. 8 Florida State 67-60 on Friday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinal.

"Nothing like a home atmosphere," Gill said. "I feel like everybody in the stands was on our side."

Stefanie Murphy had 14 points for seventh-seeded BC (17-14), which shot nearly 49 percent and overcame a huge rebounding deficit by forcing the second-seeded Seminoles to a season-worst 27.6 percent shooting.

Cierra Bravard had 13 points for Florida State (26-5), and her three-point play tied it at 46 with 6:04 to play before Gill took over. She knocked down a jumper with the shot clock winding down, then went coast-to-coast for a layup after a steal to start the 13-3 run that put the Eagles in control.

"I think we faced every situation during the regular season," BC coach Sylvia Crawley said. "We had some games where a team would make a strong run at us, and we would not fight back at that moment...We would string together back-to-back negatives. I think our team has learned from that situation...They were very, very determined to fight back and stop their momentum."

Ayla Brown and Carolyn Swords had 11 points apiece while Jaclyn Thoman capped the decisive run with a free throw that made it 59-49 with 1:41 left. Murphy, who fouled out with 6:04 left, had an otherwise perfect night for Boston College: She hit all five of her shots, both of her 3s and both of her free throws.

The Eagles, who reached the ACC semifinals for the first time, have won three straight against nationally ranked teams, last month knocking off both Duke and then-ranked North Carolina in consecutive games. Next up: either No. 24 Virginia or North Carolina State on Saturday.

Alysha Harvin had 13 points and Chastity Clayton added 10 for the Seminoles, who had trouble making up for the loss of all-ACC forward Jacinta Monroe, who averages a team-best 13.4 points.

She suffered what team officials said was a sprained right ankle roughly 4 minutes into the game, and she limped off the court with help from trainers, was taken to a hospital for X-rays that coach Sue Semrau said showed no broken bones.

But in Monroe's absence, Florida State turned to its perimeter game with poor results -- the Seminoles hoisted a season-high 28 3-pointers and made just four -- and lured Swords, Murphy and Brittanny Johnson into foul trouble, but couldn't take full advantage.

"It was very hard to play without one of your leaders on the floor, especially (Monroe)," Clayton said. "She has a big impact for us. Getting them in foul trouble, the coaches kept telling us to attack, attack, attack. Really, that's what we needed to do, especially since Cint was out, to be effective on the floor."

For a while, though, it appeared that they figured out how to play without Monroe, using a 21-5 run that spanned halftime to seemingly take control. The Seminoles, who trailed by nine early, pushed their lead to 36-27 on Clayton's jumper with 16:40 left, before managing just one field goal during the 8 1/2 minutes that followed.

"We just couldn't buy one," Semrau said. "It's not like our team, but it is what it is."

Cold shooting was a frequent problem in this one for the Seminoles, who missed 20 of their first 24 shots. Courtney Ward, whose 11-point scoring average was second only to Monroe on her team, missed her first seven attempts and finished 3 for 20 -- 2 for 17 from 3-point range -- while Harvin was 4 for 17.

Florida State attempted 33 more shots than Boston College, but the Eagles made them significantly more often. No team this season shot a higher percentage against the Seminoles than BC, and that more than offset a 44-34 rebounding advantage and the Eagles' 18 turnovers.

"I just don't think we shot the ball well," Semrau said. "I thought Boston College did a great job of giving us tough looks. But we got second-chance shots, so there's really no excuse for that."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  28   0   2    0    1   1   2   1      1    1   2  2   1  5   0   1
 2 Alysha Harvin         f  25   4  17    2    8   3   3  13      1    6   7  4   1  1   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton       f  30   4  10    0    0   2   4  10      6    4  10  4   0  1   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  37   3  20    2   17   0   0   8      2    2   4  2   4  2   0   2
50 Jacinta Monroe        c   3   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      2    0   2  0   0  0   1   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio            19   2   6    0    2   0   0   4      2    0   2  1   0  0   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      22   0   2    0    0   1   2   1      0    2   2  0   1  0   0   1
10 Leonor Rodriguez          2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            13   3   6    0    0   2   2   8      6    1   7  4   0  0   0   1
54 Cierra Bravard           21   4  12    0    0   5   5  13      4    0   4  5   0  0   0   2
   Team                                                           3        3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  21  76    4   28  14  18  60     28   16  44 22   7  9   1  10
   Opp                     200  21  43    8   20  17  20  67      5   29  34 19  14 18   7   6


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
28
32
60
BOSTON COLLEGE
24
43
67

FLORIDA STATE 75, LOUISIANA TECH 61
03/20/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Down LaTech, 75-61.

Chasity Clayton and Alexa Deluzio each added 10 points for Florida State (27-5).

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Once Florida State figured out a way to keep Shanavia Dowdell in check, things finally started clicking for the Seminoles.

It just took a lot longer than they planned.

Jacinta Monroe and Courtney Ward each scored 16 points, and third-seeded Florida State clamped down defensively in the second half to escape with a 75-61 win over 14th-seeded Louisiana Tech on Saturday in the NCAA women's tournament.

Chasity Clayton and Alexa Deluzio each added 10 points for Florida State (27-5), which will play St. John's in the second round of the Dayton Regional on Monday night.

Shanavia Dowdell scored 22 of her 28 points in the first half, and Jasmine Bendolph added 11 for Louisiana Tech (23-9), which was back in the NCAAs for the first time since 2006 and led by nine after 15 minutes.

The highlights stopped there for Teresa Weatherspoon's club.

Weatherspoon, just as she was during her playing days, was fiery throughout, shaking her fist, giving high-fives and even kicking the side of the scorer's table once.

It gave her team a boost. Just not enough of one to hold off the deeper Seminoles.

Florida State kept two people near Dowdell throughout the second half, daring Louisiana Tech to have someone else step up and make shots.

No one did.

The Lady Techsters shot 50 percent in the first half - and almost unbelievably, shot 5 of 30, just 17 percent, after intermission.

Keeping the ball out of Dowdell's hands was the reason why.

Dowdell got her second foul just 2:42 into the game, and Weatherspoon didn't waver. Her star stayed on the floor.

The two-time WAC player of the year rewarded Weatherspoon's faith by putting on a show.

Dowdell was a perfect 10-of-10 from two-point range in the first half, her only miss coming on a 3-pointer with 12:47 left. If they stopped keeping score after 11 minutes, Dowdell alone would have beaten Florida State, 17-16. When she scored with 6:03 remaining until halftime, she had 22 of Louisiana Tech's 32 points, and the Lady Techsters held a seven-point lead.

A minute and a half later, she was on the bench.

Monroe stepped in front of Dowdell, drawing an offensive foul - the break the Seminoles needed. With Dowdell playing the role of cheerleader the rest of the half, NCAA-logo towel across her shoulders, Florida State went on a 13-6 run and the teams went into the break tied at 40.

Dowdell didn't get her first shot of the second half until missing a jumper with 11:45 left, and didn't get a field goal after halftime until making a jumper with 3:15 remaining.

Florida State was up by 10 before that score by Dowdell gave the Lady Techsters one last spark. They scored the next six points, getting within 65-61 on a 3-pointer by Bendolph with 1:57 left.

Dowdell fouled out on the ensuing Florida State possession, Deluzio made two free throws to push the lead back to six, and the Seminoles survived.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  22   0   3    0    1   0   0   0      3    6   9  3   4  2   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin         f  14   3   6    1    3   2   2   9      0    1   1  4   0  2   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton       f  30   4  13    0    1   2   3  10      4    5   9  3   0  3   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  36   6  13    2    7   2   2  16      0    2   2  1   3  4   0   1
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  25   5  10    0    0   6   6  16      4    3   7  3   1  2   0   2
 3 Alexa Deluzio            22   2   6    0    2   6   7  10      3    3   6  2   1  1   0   3
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      28   1   6    0    1   4   4   6      1    4   5  2   3  2   2   0
34 Chelsea Davis             5   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   0  0   0   0
54 Cierra Bravard           18   4   6    0    0   0   2   8      0    0   0  1   1  1   1   0
   Team                                                           5    3   8                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  63    3   15  22  26  75     20   27  47 21  13 17   3   8
   Opp                     200  21  62    2   20  17  22  61     16   21  37 24  13 16   4   5


  1 2 Total
LOUISIANA TECH
40
21
61
FLORIDA STATE
40
35
75

FLORIDA STATE 66, ST. JOHN'S 65
03/22/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL, OT, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Edge Red Storm In OT, 66-65.

Monroe hits for 16 points in a winning effort.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Jacinta Monroe wasn't ready for her Florida State career to end.

And the Seminoles never needed her more, either.

Monroe scored Florida State's final four points of regulation to spark a last-ditch rally, then scored the gamewinner with 28.9 seconds left as the Seminoles beat St. John's 66-65 in the second round of the NCAA women's tournament on Monday night - a game featuring 19 ties and 19 lead changes.

Monroe scored a game-high 16 points for Florida State (28-5), which got 15 from Alysha Harvin and 10 each from Chasity Clayton and Alexa Deluzio.

Nadirah McKenith scored 15 for St. John's (25-7), which was trying to reach the NCAA round of 16 for the first time. Stevens had 14 points and 10 rebounds despite spending much of the second half and overtime battling leg cramps, and Joy McCorvey added 13 for the Red Storm.

St. John's had a chance at the buzzer to win it. Stevens had a good look from the left wing, but her bank shot bounced off the rim as the horn sounded, and the Seminoles stormed their home floor in celebration.

Florida State coach Sue Semrau grabbed the house microphone moments later, telling the home crowd that they couldn't have gotten "there" without them.

"There" for Florida State is defined as Dayton: The Seminoles next play in Sunday's Dayton Regional semifinals, where they'll meet the winner of Tuesday's game in Pittsburgh between Ohio State (31-4) and Mississippi State (20-12).

To say it was close throughout would be a bit of an understatement.

Neither team ever went on a big run, nor was there ever a moment where it seemed like one team was on the cusp of taking control.

And that won't make losing any easier to accept for St. John's either.

There were 10 ties and 12 lead changes in the first half, St. John's never leading by more than three, Florida State never by more than four.

Harvin scored 13 of her points before the break for the Seminoles, taking charge after Monroe drew her second foul with 5:45 left until halftime. Harvin scored eight of Florida State's final 10 points of the half, including a baseline jumper that rattled in with no time remaining.

It was tied five more times in a three-minute stretch early in the second half, after the Red Storm seemed to survive a scare.

Just after Shenneika Smith made a jumper with 17:19 left to get St. John's within 37-36, she tried to make a steal on the other end, slipping awkwardly and falling to the court clutching her left knee.

Smith was carried off and tended to by a trainer, then returned about 2 minutes later and quickly got back into the scoring column, rebounding her own miss and laying it in with 14:38 left to knot the game at 43.

Florida State scored six straight points over a 3 1/2-minute stretch, the last four of those points coming from Cierra Bravard, to take a 55-53 lead with 6:18 remaining.

Then it was the Seminoles' turn to go scoreless, at the absolute wrong time.

Florida State didn't score for the next 4:39, falling behind 60-55 before Deluzio's 3-pointer from the right corner cut the margin to two with 1:39 to play. Monroe did the rest, tying the game at 60 a half-minute later, and after St. John's hit two free throws, Monroe delivered again with 16.7 seconds left in regulation and sending the teams to OT tied at 62.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  34   1   1    0    0   2   2   4      1    0   1  4   3  4   0   2
 2 Alysha Harvin         f  33   6  13    3    7   0   0  15      2    3   5  3   3  3   0   2
00 Chasity Clayton       f  23   4  10    0    0   2   2  10      0    5   5  1   0  4   1   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  36   1   5    1    4   0   1   3      0    3   3  3   9  6   0   1
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  33   7  12    0    0   2   2  16      3    0   3  3   0  1   4   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio            26   3   7    2    4   2   2  10      1    4   5  2   1  1   0   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      16   0   2    0    1   2   2   2      0    0   0  1   1  0   1   1
34 Chelsea Davis             4   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      2    0   2  0   0  0   0   0
54 Cierra Bravard           20   3   7    0    0   0   1   6      2    5   7  3   0  2   0   0
   Team                                                           3    1   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 225  25  58    6   16  10  12  66     14   21  35 20  17 21   6   7
   Opp                     225  24  62    0    4  17  24  65     18   18  36 14  11 16   2   7


  1 2 OT Total
ST. JOHN'S
30
32
3
65
FLORIDA STATE
30
32
4
66

FLORIDA STATE 74, MISSISSIPPI STATE 71
03/28/2010, Sweet 16, NCAA, Dayton, Oh

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Knock Down Mississippi State, 74-71.

The Seminoles (29-5) advance to meet No. 1-seeded Connecticut (36-0).

DAYTON, OH - Moments after her team had pulled off the biggest win in Florida State history, coach Sue Semrau was already facing questions about her team's next opponent.

So, Semrau was asked, is Connecticut the greatest team of all time?

"I haven't been around for all-time, so I can't tell you if they're the greatest team of all-time," she said, clearly put off.

Courtney Ward scored the third-seeded Seminoles' last six points in the final 38 seconds, leading the way to a 74-71 victory over No. 7 seed Mississippi State on Sunday in the Dayton Regional semifinal.

Florida State (29-5) advanced to meet No. 1-seeded UConn (36-0), which beat Iowa State in the earlier semi, in Tuesday night's regional final. The Huskies rolled to a 78-59 win when they met earlier in the season.

After Semrau and her players spoke briefly about their big victory, Semrau was asked about that earlier game against the Huskies and whether it might leave the Seminoles intimidated.

"If I put myself in the heads of 18- to 22-year-olds who have watched Connecticut annihilate people, I think there'd be trepidation," she said. "We haven't just watched it; we've been there in a game with UConn. And that will help us in our approach."

To reach the showdown with Connecticut, Florida State had to summon up a gutsy effort, particularly in the closing moments. Then the Seminoles, who got 21 points from Alysha Harvin and 14 from Ward, celebrated by dousing their coach with water in the dressing room.

"Actually, the whole team got Coach," Ward said with a guilty grin.

The Seminoles, who set a school mark with their 29th win, earned their first spot ever in a regional title game.

"It means a lot," said Jacinto Monroe, who added 11 points. "I can barely put it into words."

Chanel Mokango scored 20 points and Mary Kathryn Govero had 19 for the Lady Bulldogs (21-13), who went deeper in the tournament this year than ever before. Alexis Rack had 13 points and Armelie Lumanu added 11 points and 15 rebounds.

After 11 ties and 14 lead changes, the Seminoles finally got the lead for good with 1:40 left when Harvin was fouled during a loose-ball scrum and broke a tie at 66 by hitting both foul shots.

"It was back and forth," said Mississippi State coach Sharon Fanning-Otis. "It was whoever made the best play late."

Rack lost control of the ball on a drive as the shot clock was ticking down on the ensuing possession, with the Seminoles' Christian Hunnicutt batting the ball forward to Ward who was all alone for a layup with 38 seconds left to give FSU a 70-66 lead.

The Seminoles then ended up with the ball after a jump ball and Ward was fouled with 18.5 seconds left. She hit both ends of the bonus situation.

The Lady Bulldogs answered with a 3 by Tysheka Grimes with 9 seconds left that cut the lead in half. On the play, a foul was called away from the ball. After a brief discussion by the officials, it was determined that Lumanu was fouled while getting ready to rebound. Florida State coach Sue Semrau laughed when a referee explained the call to her.

Lumanu made both foul shots, cutting the lead to 72-71. But Florida State was able to inbound to Ward and she was fouled almost immediately. Again she stepped to the line and the 80-percent foul shooter made both.

Rack took the inbounds and dribbled 50 feet to near her own bench before letting fly with a desperation 3. It was on line but just long as the buzzer sounded.

"We came a long way," Rack said of her team. "We left it all on the court. We played our hardest."

Semrau chose to think about what the victory meant to her program, instead of what it would mean come Tuesday night.

"We've been trying to establish something stronger than just one year," she said. "This win, this appearance in the Elite Eight, helps us establish ourselves as a national contender in women's basketball."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  27   2   5    0    2   0   0   4      0    1   1  2   3  3   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  31   7  13    4   10   3   4  21      0    1   1  1   2  1   2   2
00 Chasity Clayton       f  13   1   4    0    0   0   0   2      0    2   2  0   1  0   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  32   4  10    2    4   4   4  14      1    4   5  3   7  2   0   0
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  35   4   8    0    0   3   4  11      3    5   8  3   3  0   5   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio            25   5   7    0    1   0   0  10      0    3   3  1   1  3   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      19   1   3    0    1   0   0   2      1    1   2  2   3  2   0   2
54 Cierra Bravard           18   5   7    0    0   0   0  10      4    5   9  3   0  2   0   0
   Team                                                           2        2         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  57    6   18  10  12  74     11   22  33 15  20 14   7   5
   Opp                     200  27  65   10   24   7  11  71     19   19  38 17  21 14   4   4


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
32
42
74
MISSISSIPPI STATE
34
37
71

CONNECTICUT 90, FLORIDA STATE 50
03/30/2010, Elite Eight, NCAA, Dayton, Oh

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Fall To Top-Seeded Huskies.

Jacinta Monroe had 15 points for the Seminoles (29-6).

DAYTON, OH - Maya Moore and Connecticut are just two steps away from their ultimate goal after another rout in the NCAA tournament.

Moore scored 22 points to lead the Huskies past Florida State 90-50 on Tuesday night, sending the defending champions back to the Final Four and stretching their unprecedented win streak to 76 games.

Tina Charles controlled the paint with 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Huskies (37-0), who advance to their eighth Final Four since 2000 where they will meet Baylor in the semifinals Sunday night.

The 40-point victory was the largest margin ever in a regional final.

Jacinta Monroe had 15 points for the Seminoles (29-6), who set a school record for victories while going deeper in the NCAA tournament than any FSU team before.

Moore, selected as the regional's most outstanding player, had 11 points early then watched from the bench with foul trouble as Charles and her supporting cast stretched the lead. Moore then returned with eight quick points after the break as the Huskies sealed the deal.

Kalana Greene added 15 points and Tiffany Hayes had 13 points, seven assists and five rebounds for UConn. The Huskies shot 61 percent in the second half to pull away while limiting the Seminoles to 25 percent.

The Huskies are dominating unlike any team ever. No team has come within 12 points of them all season. They have won their first four games of the 2010 NCAA tournament by a record 188 points--a margin of 47 points a game. They are now 11-5 in regional championship games.

Moore, perhaps itching to play after sitting out the last 12 minutes of the first half with two fouls, quickly helped put the game away at the outset of the second half.

On the opening possession, the Huskies went to their high-low game, with Charles wheeling to throw a perfect pass to Moore for a three-point play. Greene then stole the ball in the FSU backcourt and fed Moore for a breakaway layup.

After two baskets by the Seminoles, Hayes hit a drive and Moore swished a 25-footer 3. That made it 52-32 and the rout was on.

"Boy, they make you play ugly," FSU coach Sue Semrau said, shaking her head. "We missed a ton of shots but that's because they did such a great job in every area."

The University of Dayton Arena crowd's allegiance was almost evenly split between the teams. One underdog-lover did wear a white shirt with red letters that said, "Any 1 But UConn."

Unlike so many of the wins during the streak, this one was not a runaway from the outset. Moore scored 11 points and was nearly perfect from the field, but also picked up her second foul during a rebound scrum at the 14:29 mark with UConn leading 15-9. Coach Geno Auriemma then brought in his second big center, Kaili McLaren to pair with Charles, and also went to a trapping zone defense.

The Huskies built the lead to 22-9 only to have the Seminoles bounce back to cut it to 22-19 on back-to-back 3s by Courtney Ward and Alysha Harvin.

A 10-1 run by Connecticut--Charles scoring six points and Hayes adding four, along with two assists on Charles buckets--pushed the lead to 35-22, the Huskies hanging on for a 42-28 lead at the break.

Charles had 16 points and 11 boards, while Moore had 11 in just over 8 minutes on the court. She had scored 25 points in 25 minutes in the semifinal win over Iowa State.

The teams met in Tallahassee, Fla., on Dec. 28, with top-ranked Connecticut winning 78-59. Charles scored 16 of her 24 points in the second half of that game as UConn pulled away while shooting 49 percent from the field to FSU's 31 percent. The teams were evenly matched on the boards, but the Seminoles had 21 turnovers that the Huskies turned into 26 points.

This time the Huskies forced 19 turnovers while harassing the Seminoles on every single shot.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Angel Gray            g  21   0   3    0    1   0   0   0      2    2   4  3   0  1   0   0
 2 Alysha Harvin         g  22   3  11    1    5   3   4  10      1    2   3  2   1  1   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton       f  20   2   6    0    0   0   0   4      0    1   1  2   0  2   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  36   1   8    1    5   0   1   3      0    3   3  1   6  5   0   0
50 Jacinta Monroe        f  28   6  14    0    0   3   4  15      4    4   8  5   1  1   2   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio            29   2   6    2    3   3   4   9      1    2   3  0   0  2   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      20   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      1    1   2  0   1  2   0   1
34 Chelsea Davis             7   2   4    0    0   0   0   4      2    0   2  2   0  0   1   0
54 Cierra Bravard           17   1   8    0    0   1   2   3      0    1   1  2   1  3   0   0
   Team                                                           3    1   4         2        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  18  63    4   14  10  15  50     14   17  31 17  10 19   3   2
   Opp                     200  32  60    6   12  20  25  90     13   33  46 16  23 18   8   7


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
28
22
50
CONNECTICUT
42
48
90