Florida State Women's Basketball - 2010-11 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Basketball - 2010-11 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Sue Semrau, Head Coach
Ke'Sha Blanton, Graduate Assistant
Melissa Bruner, Director of Operations
Cori Close, Associate Head Coach
Jamey Givens, Graduate Assistant
Angie Johnson, Assistant Coach
Dave Plettl, Strength and Conditioning
Lance White, Assistant Coach

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2010-11 Women's Basketball


2010-11 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Olivia Bresnahan, 5-11, G, Fenelton, PA

Lauren Coleman, 6-0, F, Lawrenceville, GA

Natasha Howard, 6-3, F, Toledo, OH

Tay'ler Mingo, 5-7, G, South Euclid, OH


2010-11 Roster - By Name

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 54 Cierra Bravard        C       6-4   Jr   **   Sandusky, OH (Perkins)
* 22 Olivia Bresnahan      G       5-11  Fr        Fenelton, PA (Butler)
* 00 Chasity Clayton       F       6-0   So-R *    Alexandria, VA (Edison)
* 32 Lauren Coleman        F       6-0   Fr        Lawrenceville, GA (Parkview)
* 34 Chelsea Davis         F       6-2   So   *    Middletown, DE (Middletown)
*  3 Alexa Deluzio         G       5-11  So-R *    Windermere (First Academy)
* 33 Natasha Howard        F       6-3   Fr        Toledo, OH (Waite)
*  5 Christian Hunnicutt   G       5-10  Sr   ***  Jonesboro, GA (Landmark Christian)
* 14 Tay'ler Mingo         G       5-7   Fr        South Euclid, OH (Regina)
* 10 Leonor Rodriguez      G       5-11  So   *    Canary Islands, Spain (Guaydil)
* 12 Courtney Ward         G       5-7   Sr   ***  Montgomery, AL (Jefferson Davis)

2010-11 Roster - By Number

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  3 Alexa Deluzio         G       5-11  So-R *    Windermere (First Academy)
*  5 Christian Hunnicutt   G       5-10  Sr   ***  Jonesboro, GA (Landmark Christian)
* 00 Chasity Clayton       F       6-0   So-R *    Alexandria, VA (Edison)
* 10 Leonor Rodriguez      G       5-11  So   *    Canary Islands, Spain (Guaydil)
* 12 Courtney Ward         G       5-7   Sr   ***  Montgomery, AL (Jefferson Davis)
* 14 Tay'ler Mingo         G       5-7   Fr        South Euclid, OH (Regina)
* 22 Olivia Bresnahan      G       5-11  Fr        Fenelton, PA (Butler)
* 32 Lauren Coleman        F       6-0   Fr        Lawrenceville, GA (Parkview)
* 33 Natasha Howard        F       6-3   Fr        Toledo, OH (Waite)
* 34 Chelsea Davis         F       6-2   So   *    Middletown, DE (Middletown)
* 54 Cierra Bravard        C       6-4   Jr   **   Sandusky, OH (Perkins)

Kayli Keough transferred to Central Florida.
4/21/2011 - Cori Close was named head women's basketball coach for UCLA.

2010-11 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cierra Bravard           Women's Basketball Coaches Association - All-American - Honorable Mention

Natasha Howard           Full Court Press - 3rd Team Freshman All-American

All-Americans -  2

2010-11 Schedules and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
11/12
Ref
H
ALABAMA STATE W 89-39
11/15
Ref
A
AUBURN W 67-61
11/18
Ref
H
COLORADO STATE W 63-52
11/21
Ref
H
VANDERBILT W 72-66
11/26
Ref
N
ALABAMA
Junkanoo Jam, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
W 68-61
11/27
Ref
N
ARIZONA STATE
Junkanoo Jam, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
W 65-55
12/01
Ref
N
MICHIGAN STATE
ACC-Big Ten Challenge
L 64-72
12/04
Ref
A
WESTERN CAROLINA W 68-48
12/12
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE STATE W 87-39
12/15
Ref
H
CENTRAL FLORIDA W 69-51
12/18
Ref
A
YALE L 85-91
12/21
Ref
A
CONNECTICUT L 62-93
12/28
Ref
H
FLORIDA W 74-72
12/30
Ref
H
STETSON W 92-44
01/02
Ref
A
MISSOURI W 75-43
01/06
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH W 79-48
01/09
Ref
H
VIRGINIA W 61-51
01/14
Ref
H
DUKE L 70-87
01/20
Ref
A
CLEMSON W 83-73
01/24
Ref
H
MIAMI W 66-59
01/27
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE W 102-93
01/30
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 76-69
02/02
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA L 75-84
02/07
Ref
A
VIRGINIA W 78-74
02/11
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH W 73-60
02/17
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST W 82-79
02/20
Ref
H
MARYLAND W 72-66
02/24
Ref
A
MIAMI L 68-84
02/27
Ref
H
CLEMSON W 67-50
03/04
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA
ACC, Greensboro, NC
L 65-78
03/20
Ref
N
SAMFORD
NCAA, Auburn, Al
W 76-46
03/22
Ref
N
GEORGIA
NCAA, Auburn, Al
L 59-61
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   24- 8    12- 2     9- 3     3- 3


2011 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1t DUKE                 12- 2    32- 4 
 1t MIAMI                12- 2    28- 5 
 3  FLORIDA STATE        11- 3    24- 8 
 4t MARYLAND              9- 5    24- 8 
 4t GEORGIA TECH          9- 5    24-11 
 6  NORTH CAROLINA        8- 6    28- 9 
 7t BOSTON COLLEGE        5- 9    20-13 
 7t VIRGINIA              5- 9    19-16 
 7t WAKE FOREST           5- 9    15-17 
10  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  4-10    14-17 
11  CLEMSON               3-11    10-20 
12  VIRGINIA TECH         1-13    11-19 

2011 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Greensboro, NC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
03/03/2011  (5)GEORGIA TECH 81, (12)VIRGINIA TECH 58            Round 1
03/03/2011  (9)WAKE FOREST 74, (8)VIRGINIA 68                   Round 1
03/03/2011  (10)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 71, (7)BOSTON COLLEGE 70   Round 1
03/03/2011  (6)NORTH CAROLINA 78, (11)CLEMSON 64                Round 1
03/04/2011  (5)GEORGIA TECH 70, (4)MARYLAND 64                  Round 2
03/04/2011  (1)DUKE 79, (9)WAKE FOREST 50                       Round 2
03/04/2011  (2)MIAMI 93, (10)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 85            Round 2
03/04/2011  (6)NORTH CAROLINA 78, (3)FLORIDA STATE 65           Round 2
03/05/2011  (1)DUKE 74, (5)GEORGIA TECH 66                      Round 3
03/05/2011  (6)NORTH CAROLINA 83, (2)MIAMI 57                   Round 3
03/06/2011  (1)DUKE 81, (6)NORTH CAROLINA 66                    Round 4

2010-11 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 =================================================================================================================================== Cierra Bravard 32 32 784 162 297 .545 0 0 .000 156 198 .788 480 15.0 84 166 250 7.8 98 2 15 73 27 24 Courtney Ward 32 32 1030 118 297 .397 78 193 .404 73 90 .811 387 12.1 19 103 122 3.8 61 132 105 10 63 Alexa Deluzio 32 32 979 131 311 .421 41 112 .366 81 112 .723 384 12.0 51 73 124 3.9 67 3 67 74 9 30 Natasha Howard 32 32 815 134 291 .460 21 57 .368 50 91 .549 339 10.6 84 126 210 6.6 92 3 27 100 22 36 Chelsea Davis 32 549 83 156 .532 0 1 .000 68 98 .694 234 7.3 50 59 109 3.4 71 1 12 40 12 14 Chasity Clayton 32 1 614 88 236 .373 15 41 .366 31 44 .705 222 6.9 31 96 127 4.0 48 18 51 8 12 Christian Hunnicutt 31 31 958 64 176 .364 9 38 .237 32 52 .615 169 5.5 48 105 153 4.9 61 116 82 4 29 Olivia Bresnahan 30 345 22 53 .415 1 8 .125 16 37 .432 61 2.0 15 39 54 1.8 29 27 30 1 12 Tay'ler Mingo 24 195 10 34 .294 0 1 .000 18 25 .720 38 1.6 12 19 31 1.3 25 17 20 0 18 Leonor Rodriguez 10 89 10 26 .385 6 18 .333 2 2 1.00 28 2.8 4 7 11 1.1 5 3 10 0 4 Lauren Coleman 10 41 4 12 .333 2 4 .500 0 0 .000 10 1.0 1 4 5 0.5 2 1 1 0 2 Team 72 89 161 0.0 7 ============================================================================================================== FSU 32 826 1889 .437 173 473 .366 527 749 .704 2352 73.5 471 886 1357 42.4 559 9 435 593 93 244 Opp 32 741 1955 .379 179 557 .321 388 588 .660 2049 64.0 417 698 1115 34.8 614 382 563 114 247

FLORIDA STATE 89, ALABAMA STATE 39
11/12/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Opener Dominance Continues.

FSU women's basketball now a perfect 14-0 in the first game of the season under head coach Sue Semrau after Friday's 89-39 triumph over Alabama State.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 14 Florida State women's basketball team continued the program's season-opener dominance Friday night with an 89-39 victory over visiting Alabama State.

The Seminoles (1-0) are now 14-0 in the first game of a new season under head coach Sue Semrau. They have also now won 12 consecutive home openers while also extending their winning streak in Tallahassee to 11 games.

Friday's 2010-11 kick-off game not only marked the start of a new year but also the introduction of freshman sensation Natasha Howard.

Blessed with unique size and play-any-position ability, Howard has generated national headlines since starring in high school in Toledo, Ohio.

And against the Hornets (0-1), the nation's No. 2-ranked recruit from the 2010 signing class looked every bit the part. Howard finished her first contest with a game-high 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting in just 19 minutes. She also added seven rebounds, one block and one steal.

Joining Howard in the offensive onslaught were two of her veteran teammates.

Redshirt sophomore guard Alexa Deluzio posted 17 points and junior forward Cierra Bravard notched the first double-double of the year on 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds.

Redshirt sophomore forward Chasity Clayton and true freshman guard Olivia Bresnahan added seven points apiece. Clayton contributed 10 rebounds.

Bresnahan also had three steals and fellow freshman guard Tay'ler Mingo had three takeaways and three points. Senior point guard Courtney Ward led the way with four assists to go along with her six points.

For the game, FSU shot 46.7 percent compared to just 20 percent by Alabama State. The Seminoles outrebounded the Hornets 59-40.

Florida State's first points of the year came by way of something that Seminole fans are used to seeing: a Deluzio 3-pointer.

The long ball by FSU's second-year guard was then followed up by something that Seminoles will need to get used to seeing: a Howard bucket.

Up 5-0 early on, the 'Noles then raced to an 18-0 lead before the first Hornets' basket. The home team then proceeded to close out the first half by outscoring ASU 28-18 and went into the break with a 46-20 advantage.

Ironically, FSU opened the second half with another 18-point run.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  22   5  12    2    5   5   8  17      2    2   4  0   1  0   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  22   3   6    0    0   0   2   6      2    2   4  0   3  2   0   2
12 Courtney Ward         g  21   2  11    0    5   2   2   6      2    0   2  0   4  2   1   2
33 Natasha Howard        f  19   8  10    1    1   3   5  20      4    3   7  4   0  1   1   1
54 Cierra Bravard        f  25   7  12    0    0   1   2  15      4   13  17  3   1  3   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton          22   3   8    1    1   0   4   7      3    7  10  2   2  1   1   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez         15   1   3    0    1   0   0   2      2    1   3  0   0  4   0   0
14 Tay'ler Mingo            16   1   2    0    0   1   2   3      0    1   1  3   2  1   0   3
22 Olivia Bresnahan         23   2   6    0    1   3   4   7      2    2   4  3   1  1   0   3
34 Chelsea Davis            15   3   5    0    0   0   2   6      3    2   5  4   0  2   0   1
   Team                                                                2   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  35  75    4   14  15  31  89     24   35  59 19  14 17   3  12
   Opp                     200  12  60    3   14  12  20  39     14   26  40 25   2 29   1   5


  1 2 Total
ALABAMA STATE
20
19
39
FLORIDA STATE
46
43
89

FLORIDA STATE 67, AUBURN 61
11/15/2010, AUBURN, AL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Deluzio, Defense Key Win.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com.

AUBURN, AL - In a game that saw nine lead changes, the No. 14 Florida State women's basketball team closed out a nail-biting game at Auburn Monday night with a 67-61 win over the Tigers.

As a young ballclub playing its first game in a hostile environment -- while also unleashing a brand new offense -- it was the defense, free-throw shooting and rebounding that keyed the victory over the Tigers (1-1).

The Seminoles (2-0) committed 29 turnovers but outrebounded Auburn 47-29 and shot 82 percent from the charity stripe, including four clutch makes in the final seconds.

"We knew the offense was going to be a work in progress," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "We need to get better on that end. But I was very pleased with our defensive poise out there. We outrebounded them and never gave up and that is the type of ballgame that helps you moving forward."

Redshirt sophomore Alexa Deluzio continued her ascension into becoming FSU's go-to scorer Monday night. She finished the game with a career-high 23 points and made all nine of her free throws.

On the heels of her memorable 20-point first-game performance, true freshman forward Natasha Howard connected for 14 points. Howard, who was named the ACC's co-Rookie of the Week before the game, grabbed a career-best nine rebounds and two blocks despite battling foul trouble.

Junior forward Cierra Bravard added 12 points and 10 rebounds for her second consecutive double-double and sophomore forward Chelsea Davis scored eight points while catching five rebounds.

Senior guard Christian Hunnicutt was critical in the hustle department as her defense limited Tigers star guard Alli Smalley to just six points on 2-for-15 shooting.

The Seminoles began the second half by closing the gap after going into halftime down by seven.

Back-to-back Howard and Deluzio triples gave FSU a 33-32 lead. Both squads exchanged buckets back and forth before Auburn built a 54-47 lead with just under eight minutes left to play.

"We came out real aggressive to start the game but we lost that momentum," Deluzio said. "The coaches told us at halftime to come back out and regain that aggressiveness and we did."

At the five-minute mark, Davis rebounded a Howard 3-point attempt and laid the ball in to knot the score at 57-57. Two scoreless minutes later, two Bravard free throws gave FSU a 61-59 lead before a Tigers conversion retied it once again with 1:37 left.

After two more successful free throws by Bravard gave the Seminoles a 63-61 lead with 47 seconds left, Florida State's talented post player then rebounded an Auburn miss on the opposite end.

Bravard then dished it off to Deluzio who was immediately fouled with 24 seconds left. After Deluzio calmly strolled to the other end of the court and sank two free throws to extend FSU's lead to 65-61.

Florida State opened the ballgame on a nice little run as Clayton's 3-pointer pushed the early lead to 17-8.

Auburn, however, closed the half with a 22-6 run and took a 30-23 lead into the break.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  34   6  13    2    5   9   9  23      4    2   6  3   2  2   0   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  36   1   4    0    1   1   2   3      3    1   4  3   3  3   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  34   0   6    0    4   0   0   0      1    2   3  1   2  7   0   3
33 Natasha Howard        f  29   6   9    2    3   0   0  14      3    6   9  4   2  9   2   0
54 Cierra Bravard        f  23   3   6    0    0   6   8  12      3    7  10  4   1  2   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton          15   3  10    1    2   0   0   7      1    3   4  1   0  3   0   1
22 Olivia Bresnahan          9   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  1   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            20   3   4    0    0   2   3   8      1    4   5  1   0  3   0   0
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  53    5   15  18  22  67     17   30  47 18  10 29   2   6
   Opp                     200  25  66    4   10   7  13  61     12   17  29 19  12 17   6  12


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
23
44
67
AUBURN
30
31
61

FLORIDA STATE 63, COLORADO STATE 52
11/18/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Beats CSU, 62-53.

Florida State women's basketball team sets new school record for consecutive home victories with its triumph over Colorado State.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 14 Florida State women's basketball team hung on to beat Colorado State, 62-53, Thursday night and in doing so set a new school for consecutive wins at home.

Dating back to last season, the Seminoles (3-0) have now won 12 straight games at the Donald L. Tucker Center dating back to last season. The previous record of 11 was originally set by the 1988-89 squad.

Junior forward Cierra Bravard helped accomplish the feat by continuing her season-starting tear through the 'Noles' competition.

After posting a double-double in each of the first two contests of the year, Bravard nearly did the same against the Rams (0-2). The Sandusky, Ohio native finished the night with a game-nest 19 points and eight rebounds and likely would have earned another double-digit rebound night had she not had the luxury of resting on the bench at the end of the game.

True freshman Natasha Howard added night points and guards Olivia Bresnahan and Alexa Deluzio scored seven points apiece.

CSU didn't score its second basketball until just under 13 minutes into the game. That trend then continued through the rest of the first and half and into the second.

The Rams did generate a worthy run midway through the second half and into the final minutes when head coach Sue Semrau rested her starters. But because FSU had built a 33-9 halftime advantage and did enough on the defensive end the whole game, the run ultimately proved futile for the visitors.

"We are a basketball team that plays very well with a certain combination of players," Semrau said. "We have to become a good basketball team no matter who is on the floor. You saw tonight that we let them get back in the game when all the young players came in."

Despite allowing the Rams to hang around at the end of the game, the Garnet and Gold limited Colorado State to just 31.5 percent shooting from the field. In what has been a recurring them so far this year, the Seminoles also outrebounded their opponent, 44-34.

FSU also trimmed its turnovers down and gave the ball way just 16 times after committing 29 giveaways in the previous game against Auburn.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  28   3  11    1    6   0   1   7      2    1   3  0   4  1   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  25   1   3    0    1   0   0   2      3    1   4  1   4  1   1   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  20   2   5    2    4   0   0   6      2    1   3  3   3  2   0   2
33 Natasha Howard        f  21   3   8    1    1   2   4   9      1    4   5  4   0  2   0   1
54 Cierra Bravard        f  21   6  11    0    0   7   9  19      2    6   8  2   0  1   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton          20   2  10    0    0   0   0   4      0    4   4  2   1  1   0   1
10 Leonor Rodriguez         13   1   5    0    4   2   2   4      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   1
14 Tay'ler Mingo            13   1   2    0    0   1   2   3      1    3   4  2   1  2   0   0
22 Olivia Bresnahan         22   3   6    1    2   0   0   7      0    4   4  2   0  2   0   1
34 Chelsea Davis            17   0   1    0    0   2   6   2      3    3   6  4   0  3   0   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  62    5   18  14  24  63     16   28  44 21  13 16   1   6
   Opp                     200  17  54    4   19  14  20  52     12   22  34 19  10 22   1   9


  1 2 Total
COLORADO STATE
9
43
52
FLORIDA STATE
33
30
63

FLORIDA STATE 72, VANDERBILT 66
11/21/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Ward Sparks Win Over Vandy.

Courtney Ward scores a career-high 31 points on a career-best seven 3-pointers as No. 14 FSU beats No. 20 Vanderbilt, 72-66.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Courtney Ward hadn't been herself through three games.

Sunday against No. 20/23 Vanderbilt, No. 14/16 Florida State's leader returned to form in a 72-66 victory at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

Ward, a Preseason All-ACC selection, had her best game of the young season as she scored a career-high 31 points behind a career-best seven 3-pointers. Perhaps most importantly, her six successful free throws in the final minute helped the Seminoles (4-0) earn their second win of the year over a Southeastern Conference opponent.

Before Sunday's game, Ward had scored just a combined 12 points on 4-for-22 shooting.

"We talked before the game about being a team that played selfless and part of that was with Courtney forgetting the past few games," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "She is capable of scoring like that when people leave her open and she did that today. She played a complete game and it helped her teammates play well, too."

Added Ward: "I can't really describe what happened. I was just feeling good today. I guess my body was just tired of being rusty."

True freshman Natasha Howard added 11 points and redshirt sophomore guard Alexa Deluzio posted nine. Sophomore Chelsea Davis finished the day with eight points for a 'Noles team that shot 45 percent from the field.

Florida State outrebounded Vanderbilt (2-1) 36-24, marking the fourth consecutive game in which FSU grabbed more boards than its opponent.

As a team, FSU was a perfect 8-for-8 from the free-throw line after not shooting a single freebie in the first half.

Vanderbilt came out strong in the second half and regained a lead less than seven minutes in. But a Ward steal and fastbreak score quickly put FSU back in command a few seconds later at 39-38.

After the Commodores recaptured a one-point advantage, both squads exchanged buckets until the final minute when the Seminoles' defense and free-throw shooting proved to be the difference.

Ward's fourth triple of the opening half gave FSU its first lead since scoring the game's first basket. Up 16-13 at that time, the Seminoles then took a 33-25 lead into intermission.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  35   3  14    1    5   2   2   9      1    1   2  1   3  2   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  33   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      0    4   4  3   5  6   1   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  37   9  12    7    9   6   6  31      0    5   5  1   5  2   0   3
33 Natasha Howard        f  16   5   6    1    1   0   0  11      0    2   2  3   2  3   1   1
54 Cierra Bravard        f  21   3   6    0    0   0   0   6      2    3   5  4   0  3   0   2
00 Chasity Clayton          25   3  10    1    1   0   0   7      3    2   5  0   0  3   0   1
22 Olivia Bresnahan         16   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  1   3  1   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            17   4   9    0    0   0   0   8      4    1   5  4   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           6    1   7                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  60   10   17   8   8  72     17   19  36 17  18 20   2   7
   Opp                     200  25  52    8   15   8  11  66     10   14  24 16  14 21   4   6


  1 2 Total
VANDERBILT
25
41
66
FLORIDA STATE
33
39
72

FLORIDA STATE 68, ALABAMA 61
11/26/2010, Junkanoo Jam, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 14 FSU Handles Pressure, Beats Alabama 68-61 In The Bahamas.

Playing against a team known for its strong defensive press, Florida State women's basketball team earns big win at Junkanoo Jam.

FREEPORT, BAHAMAS - The No. 14 Florida State women's basketball team beat Alabama, 68-61, Friday night to advance to the championship game of the Junkanoo Jam in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island.

With the win, the Seminoles (5-0) will now take on Arizona State Saturday night at 8 p.m. in the title game on the Freeport Division side of the tournament bracket.

FSU earned its win over the Crimson Tide (5-1) despite committing a season-high 30 turnovers. Assistant coach Lance White joked in the pregame that Alabama would pressure the 'Noles the moment they stepped off the team bus and essentially that is what they did.

Despite the fact that the Seminoles had to overcome an intense Crimson Tide defensive intensity while still working out the kinks of a new offense, the scoreboard still favored the Garnet and Gold at the final buzzer.

Thanks in large part to Cierra Bravard.

FSU's junior forward posted her third double-double of the year with her season-best 24 points and 10 rebounds. Making her performance even more special was that she had to deal with foul trouble most of the night.

Bravard finished the night 6-of-12 from the field and 12-of-13 from the free throw line.

Redshirt sophomore forward Chasity Clayton added 10 points and freshman forward Natasha Howard posted nine points and seven rebounds. Senior guard Christian Hunnicutt added additional eight points.

As a team, Florida State outrebounded Alabama 54-29. FSU shot 46 percent from the field compared to the Crimson Tide's 35 percent clip.

Alabama, who was led by Tierney Jenkins' 17 points, committed just 13 turnovers.

The 'Noles are now 3-0 this season against teams from the Southeastern Conference.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  33   2   6    0    0   2   5   6      2    3   5  2   1  8   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  33   3   9    0    2   2   5   8      1    5   6  1   2  6   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  15   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    3   3  4   0  2   0   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  30   4   9    0    1   1   2   9      3    4   7  4   0  6   1   1
54 Cierra Bravard        f  28   6  12    0    0  12  13  24      1    9  10  3   0  2   3   0
00 Chasity Clayton          19   4   8    0    0   2   2  10      2    2   4  2   0  1   0   0
14 Tay'ler Mingo             6   0   0    0    0   2   3   2      1    0   1  1   0  1   0   0
22 Olivia Bresnahan         21   2   2    0    0   0   6   4      3    2   5  2   3  3   0   1
34 Chelsea Davis            15   1   2    0    0   1   2   3      1    2   3  1   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           5    5  10                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  50    0    3  22  38  68     19   35  54 20   6 30   4   4
   Opp                     200  24  67    3   13  10  22  61     13   16  29 27   6 13   0  12


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
32
36
68
ALABAMA
29
32
61

FLORIDA STATE 65, ARIZONA STATE 55
11/27/2010, Junkanoo Jam, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Capture Title.

No. 14 Florida State women’s basketball rallies to beat the Sun Devils Saturday night in the Bahamas.

FREEPORT, BAHAMAS – After four days in Freeport, Bahamas, the No. 14 Florida State women’s basketball team will return to Tallahassee with a Junkanoo Jam tournament title.

And Cierra Bravard will be bringing home a conch shell trophy yes, a conch shell most valuable player trophy.

Bravard scored 21 points against Arizona State and the Seminoles earned a come-from-behind 65-55 victory Saturday night. For her efforts against the Sun Devils (3-2) and her 24-point, 10-rebound double-double the night before, FSU’s junior post player was named MVP of the tournament.

Assisting Bravard in a win that helped the ’Noles capture the championship in the Freeport Division of the Junkanoo Jam, was true freshman forward Natasha Howard. The Toledo, Ohio native finished the night with 21 points as well.

Arizona State held a halftime lead and was on top until just over five minutes remaining in the game. A Howard 3-point shot then tied the game at 52-52 before both squads exchanged buckets until the final two minutes.

Florida State then converted two free throws and forced the Sun Devils in to some bad shots on the opposite end before running away with the 10-point victory.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  31   1   4    0    1   1   2   3      1    6   7  2   2  4   0   2
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  26   1   4    0    2   3   5   5      2    2   4  4   2  5   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  35   1   4    0    1   1   2   3      0    5   5  2   3  1   0   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  33   9  11    1    1   2   2  21      1    4   5  2   0  3   1   1
54 Cierra Bravard        f  32   9  12    0    0   3   6  21      1    4   5  1   0  2   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton          21   2   4    0    0   1   2   5      2    1   3  1   0  1   0   1
22 Olivia Bresnahan         11   0   1    0    0   2   4   2      0    1   1  2   1  2   1   0
34 Chelsea Davis            11   1   2    0    0   3   4   5      1    0   1  0   0  2   0   0
   Team                                                           2    6   8                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  42    1    5  16  27  65     10   29  39 14   8 20   2   6
   Opp                     200  22  64    3   30   8  15  55     15   13  28 20  13 13   0   9


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
23
42
65
ARIZONA STATE
26
29
55

MICHIGAN STATE 72, FLORIDA STATE 64
12/01/2010, ACC-Big Ten Challenge

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

First Loss For No. 14 FSU.

Florida State women's basketball team loses to Michigan State at home during the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, 72-64.

TALLAHASSEE, FL -Fourteenth-ranked Florida State sustained its first setback of the 2010-11 campaign with a 72-64 loss Wednesday night to No. 25 Michigan State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Despite cutting the MSU's (6-1) 12-point lead to just 64-62 with 1:14 left to play in the game, the Seminoles (6-1) would never get any closer and were ultimately done in by a 19-0 second-half Sparty run.

Not helping matters was the fact that the Spartans scored 28 points off of 24 FSU turnovers. The 'Noles also shot just 36 percent from the field.

"You can't turn the ball over that many times and expect to win a basketball game; especially against a good team like Michigan State," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "Offensively, we just didn't do what we had to do and they made us pay."

While Kalisha Keane's 22 points carried the visitors, senior point guard Courtney Ward led Florida State with 15.

Redshirt sophomore guard Alexa Deluzio added 14 points and true freshman forward Natasha Howard registered a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Howard also added team-highs in assists (two), steals (two) and blocks (one).

Michigan State was also able to do something that many teams hadn't done so well this year: limit Cierra Bravard.

The 'Noles' standout forward was held to nine points while also grabbing eight rebounds for a Seminoles team that did win the battle on the boards, 45-29.

The Seminoles led by as many as 16 points in the opening half but Michigan State chipped away at that advantage before the halftime buzzer. FSU went into the break with a 30-25 lead.

While the FSU football team gears up for Saturday's league championship game, the women's basketball squad will also be in the state of North Carolina.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  32   5  12    0    2   4   4  14      3    4   7  4   1  3   0   2
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  34   2   4    0    0   0   0   4      2    1   3  2   2  3   0   2
12 Courtney Ward         g  33   5  14    3    8   2   2  15      2    0   2  0   1  4   0   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  33   4   9    0    2   5   8  13      3    7  10  4   2  6   1   2
54 Cierra Bravard        f  26   3  11    0    0   3   4   9      4    4   8  3   0  5   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton          16   2   7    0    1   0   0   4      2    4   6  1   0  2   0   1
22 Olivia Bresnahan         12   0   3    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  3   1  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            14   2   3    0    0   1   4   5      1    0   1  1   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           3    4   7                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  63    3   13  15  22  64     20   25  45 18   7 24   1   9
   Opp                     200  22  54    9   21  19  23  72      9   20  29 19  10 20   3  19


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
30
34
64
MICHIGAN STATE
25
47
72

FLORIDA STATE 68, WESTERN CAROLINA 48
12/04/2010, CULLOWHEE, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

'Noles Get Back On Track.

FSU shakes off first loss of the year, defeats Western Carolina 68-48 Saturday afternoon on the road.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Three Seminoles scored in double figures and all 11 student-athletes participated as the No. 14 Florida State women's basketball team defeated Western Carolina, 68-48, in Cullowhee, NC Saturday afternoon.

The road win comes on the heels of FSU's (7-1) first loss of the season; a 72-64 setback at the hands of Michigan State on Wednesday.

Redshirt sophomore Alexa Deluzio led the way for the Seminoles with 12 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals. Senior Courtney contributed to the winning effort with 11 points of her own and five rebounds while nursing a sore left ankle.

Junior forward Cierra Bravard added 10 points, six rebounds and two blocks despite foul issues.

The 'Noles led 46-42 eight minutes into the second half but never could seem to shake the pesky Catamounts (1-5). That all changed with 11:13 left on the game clock when Bravard splashed back-to-back free throws and FSU closed out the matchup with a 20- "It was a fun trip coming up here to the mountains," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "And the outcome was even better. Western Carolina did a great job today. They rebounded the basketball very well on the offensive end. They missed some free throws the "We then did our job on the offensive end and closed it out."

Helping Florida State finish off Western Carolina was a plethora of youngsters. At one point late in the ballgame, three true freshmen and two sophomores were on the court at the same time.

Chasity Clayton registered nine points off the bench and Chelsea Davis and Olivia Bresnahan had six apiece.

Rookie Tay'ler Mingo added two points and was a force on the defensive end and Lauren Coleman played in her first game as a Seminole after being limited by a knee injury to start the year. The Lawrenceville, Ga. native scored on a long jumpshot late in Senior Christian Hunnicutt, whose younger sister Diamond plays for Western Carolina, added eight points and freshman Natasha Howard posted two points and five rebounds. Sophomore Leonor Rodriguez had two rebounds, a steal and an assist off the bench.

For the game, the 'Noles shot 46 percent from the field compared to 34 percent by the Catamounts. As they have done all year, FSU won the rebound battle, 42-34.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  30   5  13    1    4   1   2  12      0    2   2  2   3  1   1   2
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  31   3   6    2    5   0   0   8      0    1   1  2   4  1   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  23   4   8    3    7   0   0  11      3    2   5  0   3  2   0   5
33 Natasha Howard        f  17   1   7    0    1   0   0   2      3    2   5  4   1  4   0   0
54 Cierra Bravard        f  17   4   6    0    0   2   4  10      0    6   6  4   0  3   2   0
00 Chasity Clayton          27   3   6    0    0   3   3   9      1    6   7  3   0  1   2   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez         10   0   2    0    2   0   0   0      1    1   2  1   1  1   0   1
14 Tay'ler Mingo            15   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      2    2   4  1   0  1   0   1
22 Olivia Bresnahan         14   2   4    0    1   2   2   6      1    0   1  1   0  0   0   1
32 Lauren Coleman            3   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            13   3   4    0    0   0   0   6      3    2   5  1   0  1   0   1
   Team                                                           1    3   4         3        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  58    6   20   8  11  68     15   27  42 19  12 18   5  11
   Opp                     200  19  55    2   11   8  20  48     16   18  34 13  10 16   0   6


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
34
34
68
WESTERN CAROLINA
28
20
48

FLORIDA STATE 87, JACKSONVILLE STATE 39
12/12/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Routs JSU, 89-37.

No. 16 Florida State women's basketball team plays its most efficient game of the year in a win over Jacksonville State Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 16 Florida State women's basketball team returned to action Sunday afternoon with an 87-39 win over Jacksonville State at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The Seminoles (8-1), who had not played a game since Dec. 4 because of final exams, used the break to not only finish off the fall semester but also correct some offensive miscues that had become an issue in recent weeks.

Well, if the game against the Gamecocks (2-6) is any indication of just how hard the 'Noles worked, then expect a bunch of good grades on those end-of-year finals. FSU finished Sunday's matchup with a season-low 13 turnovers and in turn registered the most points since the 89 the team hung on Alabama State in the season opener.

It also marked the first time all season that five Seminoles scored in double figures.

"We did a great job of focusing through finals," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "That's a hard time for the players to get their minds on basketball. I thought they did a great job of doing what they needed to do in the classroom and in growing and getting better on the basketball court over the past week."

Added redshirt sophomore forward Chasity Clayton: "We took this game possession by possession and you can see that it worked out for us very well today."

True freshman forward Natasha Howard led all FSU players with 17 points on an especially-efficient 8-of-11 shooting. She also had a team-best seven rebounds.

Clayton posted a season-best 16 points with five rebounds and junior forward Cierra Bravard added 13 points with four boards.

Senior guard courtney00.html" >Courtney Ward contributed 11 points and the 11 scored by sophomore Leonor Rodriguez tied the Spanish guard's career-high.

As a team, the 'Noles accrued a season-high 21 assists and won the rebounding battle for the ninth-straight time this year, 46-26. Florida State shot 53.8 percent from the field compared to just 25.9 percent by the visitors.

FSU was on top 49-22 at halftime and never let off the gas. The Seminoles led by as many as 50 points during the game.

Florida State will be in action again at the Donald L. Tucker Center on Wednesday when UCF makes the four-hour trip north for a 6 p.m. game. The team then hits the road for games at Yale and at No. 1 UConn.

"We've got some difficult games coming up," Semrau said. "I think the players are rested and ready to go."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  20   1   5    1    3   0   0   3      0    4   4  2   2  0   0   3
12 Courtney Ward         g  20   4   7    3    5   0   0  11      0    1   1  2   5  4   2   2
33 Natasha Howard        f  23   8  11    1    1   0   0  17      3    4   7  1   0  1   1   0
54 Cierra Bravard        f  23   5   6    0    0   3   5  13      3    1   4  1   1  1   1   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt      17   2   6    1    3   0   0   5      1    5   6  2   7  1   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton          20   6  12    1    2   3   3  16      1    4   5  2   0  2   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez         17   4   6    3    4   0   0  11      0    1   1  1   0  2   0   1
14 Tay'ler Mingo            14   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      1    2   3  1   2  1   0   4
22 Olivia Bresnahan         18   1   3    0    2   1   2   3      1    3   4  0   4  1   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman           10   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   1
34 Chelsea Davis            18   2   5    0    0   0   0   4      0    1   1  1   0  0   3   1
   Team                                                           2    8  10                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   4 200  35  65   10   21   7  10  87     12   34  46 14  21 13   7  14
   Opp                     200  14  55    6   18   5   9  39      9   18  27 12   7 19   4   8
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  1 2 Total
JACKSONVILLE STATE
22
17
39
FLORIDA STATE
49
38
87

FLORIDA STATE 69, CENTRAL FLORIDA 51
12/15/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Knocks Out Knights, 69-51.

No. 14 Florida State women's basketball team defeats UCF at home on Wednesday night.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 14 Florida State women's basketball team extended its winning streak against UCF to 11 consecutive games with a 69-51 victory Wednesday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The Seminoles (9-1) are now 15-2 all-time against the in-state Knights (4-5) and still have never lost to the Orlando team during FSU head coach Sue Semrau's 14-year tenure.

"We built a lead tonight and that allowed us to play all of our kids," Semrau said. "I was pleased with how hard we played."

Junior forward Cierra Bravard led all FSU players as she posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Redshirt sophomore guard Alexa Deluzio also reached the double-digit mark on the score sheet with 11 points.

Freshman phenom Natasha Howard contributed eight points, five rebounds and two blocks while redshirt sophomore forward Chasity Clayton also posted eight points and four rebounds.

Senior guard Christian Hunnicutt, who Semrau praised in the postgame press conference for her unselfish hustle plays all season long, scored just two points but nabbed seven rebounds and dished out four assists.

Sophomore forward Chelsea Davis added nine points and freshman guard Tay'ler Mingo had seven.

Just as it did a game prior in a runaway win over Jacksonville State, the Florida State defense set the tone against UCF. The Seminoles held the visitors to just 31 percent shooting and forced 22 turnovers.

The 'Noles registered 23 points off those takeaways.

On the flip side, FSU stayed beneath the 20-turnover plateau for the second game in a row with 18 giveaways.

For the game, Florida State shot 38 percent from the field and continued its season-long trend of outrebounding its opponent. The Seminoles had 49 boards compared to the Knights' 41.

FSU built a 31-9 lead and didn't let UCF reach double digits until there was 2:37 left in the first half before taking a 37-19 advantage into the break.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  21   5   9    1    2   0   0  11      2    0   2  1   0  3   1   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  27   1   6    0    1   0   0   2      1    6   7  1   4  3   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  21   0   4    0    3   4   4   4      0    4   4  2   6  4   0   2
33 Natasha Howard        f  23   3   5    0    0   2   3   8      2    3   5  2   1  2   2   4
54 Cierra Bravard        f  22   6  12    0    0   2   4  14      3    7  10  4   1  0   1   0
00 Chasity Clayton          25   4  10    0    0   0   0   8      1    3   4  0   0  0   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez          9   1   2    1    2   0   0   3      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   1
14 Tay'ler Mingo            13   1   5    0    0   5   6   7      3    1   4  0   1  2   0   2
22 Olivia Bresnahan         16   0   2    0    0   3   6   3      1    1   2  1   0  3   0   1
32 Lauren Coleman            4   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            19   2   4    0    0   5   7   9      1    2   3  3   1  0   1   1
   Team                                                           4    3   7                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  60    2    8  21  30  69     18   31  49 15  14 18   5  11
   Opp                     200  19  61    2   18  11  19  51     17   24  41 22   6 22   5   8


  1 2 Total
CENTRAL FLORIDA
19
32
51
FLORIDA STATE
37
32
69

YALE 91, FLORIDA STATE 85
12/18/2010, NEW HAVEN, CT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Upset At Yale, 91-85.

No. 14 Florida State women's basketball team falls in a spirited contest to the Bulldogs Saturday night on the road.

NEW HAVEN, CT - The No. 14 Florida State women's basketball team was upset by Yale Saturday night in New Haven, Conn., 91-85.

The setback is just FSU's (9-2) second loss of the season as it snapped Yale's (2-7) seven-game losing streak.

Senior guard Courtney Ward led all Seminoles players with 19 points while redshirt sophomore guard Alexa Deluzio poured in 17 of her own.

Freshman forward Natasha Howard added 15 points and eight rebounds, redshirt sophomore forward Chasity Clayton and senior guard Christian Hunnicutt had eight apiece.

Junior forward Cierra Bravard battled with foul issues and had just six points but grabbed 11 rebounds.

The Bulldogs had four players in double figures, including two players that scored in the 20s.

For the game, Yale was red-hot from the field as it finished with a 50-percent shooting mark; including a 42-percent clip from 3-point range. FSU shot a nearly-as-god 44 percent on 31-70 shooting.

The 'Noles had more rebounds than Yale but had 20 turnovers compared to the home team's 15.

Combine Yale's consistent shooting and a quick-whistle group of officials and the Seminoles found themselves down 55-42 at halftime. The 13-point Bulldog lead marked FSU's largest deficit of the season.

Back-to-back triples by Ward and Deluzio then kicked off the second period as the 'Noles cut into the home team's lead.

But Yale answered right away and seemed to hit the necessary shots to keep the game around a 10-point affair.

Until halfway through the final period, that is.

Down 64-54, Florida State's defensive intensity moved up a notch and the offense in turn responded. Clayton hit a turnaround jumper and then Deluzio beat the defense for an uncontested lay-in that capped an 11-0 run and put FSU on top 65-64 with 10:44 remaining.

The lead was brief, though, as both teams traded baskets the remainder of the ballgame.

The Bulldogs then built an 86-82 lead before Bravard went to the free-throw line with 39 seconds left and converted both freebies to make it a two-point game. Yale scored on the ensuing possession and hit most of its free throws down the stretch to hold to win.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  34   7  10    1    2   2   3  17      2    1   3  4   2  3   0   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  37   4  13    0    2   0   0   8      3    5   8  4   2  2   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  33   5  10    3    6   6   8  19      1    3   4  2   7  4   1   2
33 Natasha Howard        f  24   5  11    1    2   4   6  15      2    6   8  5   0  5   1   0
54 Cierra Bravard        f  19   1   6    0    0   4   4   6      5    6  11  5   3  3   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton          18   4   7    0    0   0   0   8      0    3   3  4   1  3   0   0
14 Tay'ler Mingo             4   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
22 Olivia Bresnahan          8   2   3    0    1   1   2   5      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            23   2   7    0    0   1   3   5      2    2   4  4   2  0   0   2
   Team                                                           3    1   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  31  70    5   13  18  26  85     18   28  46 29  17 20   2   6
   Opp                     200  31  62    8   19  21  35  91      9   26  35 21  26 15   5   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
42
43
85
YALE
55
36
91

CONNECTICUT 93, FLORIDA STATE 62
12/21/2010, STORRS, CT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls In Historic Bout.

Florida State women's basketball team can't prevent Connecticut from reaching milestone win No. 89 in a row.

HARTFORD, CT - The No. 20 Florida State women's basketball team fell to No. 1 Connecticut, 93-62, Tuesday night at the XL Center in downtown Hartford, Conn.

The outcome marked the Huskies' (11-0) college basketball record-setting 89th consecutive victory. After falling to Yale on Saturday, the Seminoles' (9-3) defeat occurred a full two years to the day of the team's last two-game regular-season losing streak.

In front of a capacity crowd of 16,294, junior forward Cierra Bravard paced the 'Noles with 19 points. Redshirt sophomore guard Alexa Deluzio added 16 for FSU.

Down 54-27 at halftime, the Seminoles never gave up were outscored by just four in the second period despite the growing excitement of a home crowd watching its team approach an improbable milestone.

"This was such a tremendous atmosphere," FSU head coach Sue Semrau. "I congratulate UConn for accomplishing something so incredible; something I didn't think we would ever see. I thought that we were a little nervous to start the game but I was proud of the way we came together and fought until the end.

"At one point I looked on to the court and we had all sophomores and freshmen out there against the best in the country ... this was a great experience for everyone."

While FSU battled as hard as possible, in the end there was just too much Maya Moore to handle.

UConn's star came out firing and never stopped. She finished the night with a career-high 41 points.

For the game, the Huskies did something that no team had been able to do against Florida State all year; they won the rebound battle, 35-23. The Seminoles committed less turnovers.

The 'Noles shot 41 percent from the field compared to 61 percent from the home team.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  31   7  16    2    5   0   2  16      3    0   3  2   0  2   0   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  22   2   8    1    3   0   0   5      0    1   1  4   2  1   0   2
12 Courtney Ward         g  34   3   9    1    5   1   1   8      0    1   1  3   3  3   0   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  36   3  10    0    3   0   0   6      3    2   5  1   0  5   2   1
54 Cierra Bravard        f  28   7  11    0    0   5   6  19      2    4   6  3   0  1   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton          10   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      0    2   2  4   0  2   0   0
14 Tay'ler Mingo             6   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   2  0   0   1
22 Olivia Bresnahan         20   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  1   2  3   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            13   1   2    0    0   2   2   4      0    0   0  2   0  1   0   1
   Team                                                           3        3         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  60    4   16   8  11  62     11   12  23 20   9 19   2   7
   Opp                     200  33  54    8   16  19  24  93     11   24  35 14  22 20   6   9


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
27
35
62
CONNECTICUT
54
39
93

FLORIDA STATE 74, FLORIDA 72
12/28/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

'Noles Get By Gators, 74-72.

Florida State women's basketball team defeats rival Florida in thrilling fashion Tuesday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - When they needed it most, the No. 23 Seminoles leaned on All-America candidate Cierra Bravard.

Then Courtney Ward and the defense did its job, too.

The Florida State women's basketball team earned a come-from-behind 74-72 win over the Gators Tuesday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center. Trailing 72-71, Bravard calmly drained two free throws with 30 seconds left and then Ward came up with a game-sealing save with just a tenth of a second remaining on the game clock.

"It feels good to beat our top rival," said Ward, who added a free throw after her clutch defensive play. "I think in the past, we would have been down on ourselves after trailing late in the game. But not this year. We had confidence and we never gave up."

Added Seminoles head coach Sue Semrau: "Throw everything out when Florida State and Florida play each other. UF shot the ball tonight better than it has all year long. For our kids to stay composed the way they did until the last possession is huge for us."

FSU's never-give-up attitude proved vital in withstanding a 20-5 Florida (10-4) run midway through the final period.

It also meant doing whatever necessary to not experience what could have been the program's first three-game losing streak since the 2003-04 season.

For the game, Ward led all FSU (10-3) players with 20 points while adding four assists and four steals.

Freshman forward Natasha Howard earned her second double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Bravard, who concluded the night 4-for-4 from the free-throw line, finished with 10 points and three blocks.

Redshirt sophomore guard Alexa Deluzio also added 10 points and redshirt sophomore forward Chasity Clayton had nine. Senior guard Christian Hunnicutt dished out a team-best six assists.

As a team, Florida State shot 44 percent from the field compared to Florida's 58 percent. The Seminoles were outrebounded for just the second time all season, 39-31.

Perhaps more important than all of that, however, was the fact that FSU committed a season-low 13 turnovers to go along with 17 assists in front of what was the loudest and largest home crowd of the year.

"The crowd was fantastic tonight," Bravard said. "It was great. This is our court and we have to take care of it. The crowd helped us do that."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  35   4  11    1    5   1   1  10      0    2   2  1   2  1   0   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  33   1   6    0    2   0   0   2      1    3   4  0   6  2   0   3
12 Courtney Ward         g  38   8  15    2    6   2   4  20      0    3   3  1   4  3   0   4
33 Natasha Howard        f  30   6  13    0    0   5   8  17      4    6  10  3   2  1   1   1
54 Cierra Bravard        f  28   3   8    0    0   4   4  10      1    2   3  2   0  2   3   2
00 Chasity Clayton          17   4   8    0    0   1   1   9      1    1   2  0   1  3   1   0
14 Tay'ler Mingo             4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
22 Olivia Bresnahan          3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   1  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            12   2   2    0    0   2   2   6      1    0   1  0   1  0   0   1
   Team                                                           2    3   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  28  63    3   13  15  20  74     10   21  31  8  17 12   5  12
   Opp                     200  30  62    8   15   4   6  72     12   27  39 15  15 18   5   3


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA
37
35
72
FLORIDA STATE
39
35
74

FLORIDA STATE 92, STETSON 44
12/30/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Hangs 92 On The Hatters.

No. 23 Florida State women's basketball team takes down Stetson, 92-44, Thursday at home.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - With a road trip to Missouri and the start of conference play on the horizon, Florida State women's basketball coach Sue Semrau was worried Thursday's contest against Stetson might be a trap game.

Ninety-two points later, that concern was erased.

The Seminoles (11-3) blasted the visiting Hatters (5-6) 92-44 at the Donald L. Tucker Center as three players scored in double figures. Like they did in Tuesday's thrilling win over Florida, the 'Noles also posted more assists (a season-best 25) than turnovers (19) against Stetson.

"This certainly could have been a trap game," Semrau said afterwards. "I was pleased that the players were able to move past the win over our biggest rival and stay focused tonight. We were able to get a lot of our young players in and let them get some good minutes tonight."

One of the few student-athletes that isn't one of those "young" players on a Seminoles team that features eight underclassmen, junior forward and All-America candidate Cierra Bravard registered a game-high 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting while also grabbing seven rebounds and a steal.

Senior guard Courtney Ward and redshirt sophomore forward Chasity Clayton combined to score 14 points apiece.

Ward, FSU's all-time career and single-season assists leader, finished the game just eight points shy of becoming the 24th player in Florida State women's basketball history to eclipse the 1,000 points-scored mark for a career.

As for Clayton, who also dished out a season-high five assists, Semrau was very complimentary of the game played by her top reserve off the bench.

"Chasity did such a great job tonight," Semrau said. "For a player that is best known as someone that slashes to the basket and looks to score, she was really doing a fantastic job of finding her teammates and creating offense."

In addition to Clayton, another youngster, freshman forward Natasha Howard, contributed nine points and nine rebounds. Redshirt sophomore guard Alexa Deluzio and sophomore forward Chelsea Davis also had nine points each.

True freshman Olivia Bresnahan concluded the game with eight points and senior guard Christian Hunnicutt had six.

All 11 FSU players entered the ballgame.

On the night, the Seminoles shot an efficient 57 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3-point range. For the 12th time this year, FSU won the rebounding battle, 47-32, while also holding the Hatters to just 25 percent shooting.

In the "cool stats" category, Florida State made 36 of its 63 shots while Stetson took just one less shot at 62 but found the net just 16 times on those attempts.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  23   4   9    1    4   0   0   9      1    2   3  1   2  1   0   2
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  23   3   5    0    0   0   0   6      2    3   5  0   4  2   1   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  23   5   8    3    6   1   1  14      0    3   3  2   6  3   0   2
33 Natasha Howard        f  23   3   4    0    1   3   4   9      2    7   9  2   1  0   0   1
54 Cierra Bravard        f  20   7  10    0    0   2   4  16      1    6   7  3   0  3   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton          21   6  10    2    3   0   1  14      0    4   4  2   5  2   1   2
10 Leonor Rodriguez          9   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   1  1   0   0
14 Tay'ler Mingo             8   0   1    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  1   3  1   0   0
22 Olivia Bresnahan         19   3   5    0    1   2   4   8      1    4   5  1   3  2   0   2
32 Lauren Coleman            8   2   4    1    1   0   0   5      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   1
34 Chelsea Davis            23   3   5    0    0   3   4   9      1    5   6  3   0  4   0   0
   Team                                                           4    1   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  36  63    7   17  13  20  92     12   35  47 15  25 19   2  12
   Opp                     200  16  62    4   23   8  15  44     13   19  32 17  11 23   1   6


  1 2 Total
STETSON
29
15
44
FLORIDA STATE
49
43
92

FLORIDA STATE 75, MISSOURI 43
01/02/2011, COLUMBIA, MO

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Ward Hits 1,000; FSU Mauls MU.

Senior Courtney Ward records her 1,000th career point as the No. 23 Florida State women's basketball team defeats Missouri.

COLUMBIA, MO - Senior guard Courtney Ward became the 24th player in Florida State women's basketball history to score 1,000 points in a career and the No. 23 Seminoles mauled the Missouri Tigers, 75-43, at Mizzou Arena.

Ward's milestone point occurred on a pretty 3-point jumper late in the first half Sunday. The long ball was part of a 25-10 opening-period run by the 'Noles (12-3), who rode that early momentum the rest of the game and stifled the Missouri (8-5) offense.

The Seminoles gave the Tigers their first home loss of the year by holding them to just 26 percent shooting and forcing 15 turnovers.

As for Ward, she finished with 14 total points in a game that saw three Seminoles score in double figures.

Junior forward and all-star candidate Cierra Bravard scored just two points in the first half but exploded in the final 20 minutes. She concluded the afternoon with a game-best 17 points on 7-for-9 shooting.

"This is a big-time school and big-time conference," Bravard said. "We knew we had to be focused."

Redshirt sophomore guard Alexa Deluzio added 11 points for FSU and sophomore forward Chelsea Davis contributed with nine points. Redshirt sophomore Chasity Clayton scored six points off the bench.

As a team, FSU shot 50 percent from the field and committed a season-low eight turnovers to go along with nine assists.

"Having more assists than turnovers is certainly a great trend for us and we have done that for three straight games," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "Defensively, we have to give Christian Hunnicutt a lot of credit. She played a lot of minutes guarding their best player and the team around her made it that much easier."

The Tigers led 11-7 early on before the FSU's early run. Florida State went into the halftime break up 32-21.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  33   5   8    1    1   0   1  11      0    0   0  1   1  3   0   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  29   3   7    0    0   0   1   6      2    4   6  6   3  0   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  30   6  10    2    4   0   0  14      1    3   4  2   2  0   0   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  22   2   6    1    2   0   0   5      2    2   4  5   0  1   1   0
54 Cierra Bravard        f  20   7   9    0    0   3   3  17      0    5   5  2   0  1   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton          18   3   7    0    1   0   0   6      0    3   3  2   0  0   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez          3   1   2    1    1   0   0   3      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
14 Tay'ler Mingo            13   0   5    0    0   0   0   0      0    3   3  2   2  2   0   1
22 Olivia Bresnahan         12   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      0    1   1  0   1  0   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman            3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            17   3   6    0    0   3   3   9      2    5   7  1   0  0   2   2
   Team                                                           2    4   6         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  32  63    5    9   6   8  75      9   32  41 21   9  8   3   5
   Opp                     200  14  53    7   22   8  18  43     12   24  36 13   9 15   5   2


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
32
43
75
MISSOURI
21
22
43

FLORIDA STATE 79, VIRGINIA TECH 48
01/06/2011, BLACKSBURG, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Semrau Gets 100th ACC Win.

FSU women's basketball coach hits triple-digit league wins as the Seminoles blast Virginia Tech,79-48, in the ACC opener for both teams.

BLACKSBURG, VA - She's got over 200 career victories and is the all-time wins leader in Florida State women's basketball history.

Now Sue Semrau has 100 Atlantic Coast Conference victories on her resume.

The No. 19 Seminoles gave their head coach that milestone win Thursday night against Virginia Tech at Cassell Coliseum, 79-48, in the ACC opener for both squads. Under Semrau, who has still never lost to Virginia Tech on the road, FSU (13-3) is now 9-5 in its first league game of the year and has won the last five straight.

The win over the Hokies (9-6) also moves the 'Noles' current winning streak to four games as a regionally-televised home contest against Virginia looms on Sunday.

"The fan in me loves that we stopped them on defense," Semrau said. "The coach in me says that I hope that these players go back home and stay focused on building off this and getting better and better as we move forward in ACC play."

Four FSU players scored in double figures with redshirt sophomore forward Chasity Clayton's season-high 16 points leading the way. The Alexandria, Va. native also had five boards.

Senior guard Courtney Ward contributed 11 points on 3-for-5 shooting from 3-point range. All-star candidate Cierra Bravard posted 10 points to go along with five rebounds before fouling out with just over eight minutes remaining on the clock.

Redshirt sophomore guard Alexa Deluzio scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds while freshman forward Natasha Howard added eight points and three rebounds.

Thursday's game was close in the opening minutes as both teams tried to find their shot. Up 6-4 in the first few minutes, the Seminoles then raced ahead and took a 39-20 lead into halftime behind 10 Clayton points.

They never looked back after that.

A game after holding Missouri to sub-30-percent shooting, FSU limited Virginia Tech to just a 35 percent clip from the floor and just 25 percent from the 3-point line.

On the other end, Florida State shot 54 percent and had more assists (20) than turnovers (17). The Seminoles, who had all 11 players score, outrebounded the Hokies, 43-31.

"I think it's very important to come out strong defensively," Ward said.

FSU's game against UVa will tip-off at 3:05 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center on Sunday.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  26   7  12    0    1   1   2  15      4    1   5  1   4  1   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  25   1   4    0    0   0   1   2      0    1   1  0   6  2   0   4
12 Courtney Ward         g  30   3   6    3    5   2   3  11      0    5   5  1   2  4   0   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  22   4   5    0    0   0   1   8      2    1   3  1   1  3   0   0
54 Cierra Bravard        f  12   4   5    0    0   2   2  10      1    4   5  5   1  1   2   0
00 Chasity Clayton          22   6  10    0    0   4   5  16      0    5   5  1   1  0   0   2
10 Leonor Rodriguez         10   2   4    1    3   0   0   5      0    3   3  2   1  0   0   0
14 Tay'ler Mingo            10   1   3    0    0   1   2   3      1    1   2  1   1  2   0   2
22 Olivia Bresnahan         14   1   1    0    0   0   2   2      0    1   1  0   1  1   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman            6   1   2    1    1   0   0   3      1    2   3  0   1  1   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            23   1   5    0    0   2   4   4      3    1   4  4   1  2   0   1
   Team                                                           1    5   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  31  57    5   10  12  22  79     13   30  43 16  20 17   2  10
   Opp                     200  18  51    4   16   8  19  48     10   21  31 16  10 20   6   5


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
39
40
79
VIRGINIA TECH
20
28
48

FLORIDA STATE 61, VIRGINIA 51
01/09/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Davis Leads FSU By UVa, 61-51.

Sophomore Chelsea Davis' career-high 18 points is enough to help FSU move to 2-0 in the ACC with Sunday's victory over Virginia.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - When they needed her most, Chelsea Davis came through with her best performance as Seminole.

Davis scored a career-best 18 points Sunday and the No. 19 Florida State women's basketball stayed undefeated in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 61-51 win at home over Virginia.

A sophomore forward from Delaware, Davis has shown steady signs of her rapid development in year No. 2 in Tallahassee and against the Cavaliers (10-7, 0-2 ACC), that growth took another step. Davis finished the game a perfect 6-for-6 from the field and 6-for-7 from the free throw line despite playing just 14 minutes off the bench in what was a hard fought game until the very end.

She helped FSU (14-3, 2-0 ACC) earn its third-straight win over UVa by also grabbing four rebounds in contribution with the Seminoles' 39-33 advantage on the boards.

"We knew we would need production in the paint," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "And Chelsea did a terrific job making the most of her opportunity today. You can she is getting more comfortable out there each game."

Helping Davis and the 'Noles on Sunday was the student-athlete that has served as her mentor over the past year-and-a-half: all-star candidate Cierra Bravard.

The Seminoles' points and rebounds leader scored 14 on 5-for-6 shooting and also snared five rebounds.

Redshirt sophomore guard Alexa Deluzio also had nine points and senior guard Courtney Ward posted six to go along with her seven rebounds. Senior guard Christian Hunnicutt dished out a team-best five assists and scored six points.

Freshman forward Natasha Howard had six points, too. Howard grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and four steals.

Florida State shot just 39 percent from the field in a defense-charged ballgame but made up for that lower clip by nailing 22 of its 26 foul-shot attempts.

FSU held the Cavaliers to just 32 percent shooting in what has become a trend of terrific defensive play over the course of the team's current five-game winning streak.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  34   2   9    1    4   4   5   9      1    2   3  2   1  2   1   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  29   1   4    0    0   4   4   6      0    2   2  4   5  2   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  36   2   9    2    6   0   2   6      1    7   8  3   3  1   0   2
33 Natasha Howard        f  31   2   7    0    2   2   2   6      2    8  10  1   1  6   0   4
54 Cierra Bravard        f  26   5   6    0    0   4   4  14      2    3   5  3   0  5   1   2
00 Chasity Clayton          15   0   3    0    0   2   2   2      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
14 Tay'ler Mingo             3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
22 Olivia Bresnahan         12   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      1    4   5  1   0  2   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            14   6   6    0    0   6   7  18      2    2   4  0   0  1   0   0
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  18  46    3   12  22  26  61      9   30  39 14  10 21   2   9
   Opp                     200  20  61    5   17   6  10  51     12   21  33 23   7 18   3  10


  1 2 Total
VIRGINIA
19
32
51
FLORIDA STATE
27
34
61

DUKE 87, FLORIDA STATE 70
01/14/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls To Duke, 87-70.

No. 15 Florida State women's basketball team never gives up but the No. 3 Blue Devils prove to be too much Friday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 15 Florida State women’s basketball team sustained its first conference loss of the season Friday night in an 87-70 defeat at the hands of No. 3 Duke at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The Seminoles (14-4, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed most of the first half but cut the Blue Devils' (16-0, 2-0) lead to just three points with 12:48 remaining. Much to the delight of the raucous home crowd, it appeared as if the 'Noles then had enough to overtake Duke but the visitors answered with a 20-7 run thatclosed the game.

"We didn't have enough in our tank," Seminoles coach Sue Semrau said. "It was too much, too late."

Senior point guard Courtney Ward had five assists and scored a game-high 25 points, thanks to 6-of-9 shooting from 3-point range. Ward’s six triples were enough to move her into a tie for second place all-time in FSU history for 3-pointers made.

Three other FSU players scored in double figures. Redshirt sophomore guard Alexa Deluzio finished with 17 points and freshman forward Natasha Howard had 14 points and five rebounds.

Junior forward Cierra Bravard had 12 points and six rebounds.

Florida State struggled with the basketball in the opening half as the team committed 14 turnovers in the game's first 20 minutes. The Seminoles committed just 6 turnovers in the second half.

Duke, which was led by Jasmine Thomas’ 22 points, won the rebounding battle 40-34.

As a team, FSU shot 40 percent from the field compared to the Blue Devils' 52-percent clip. Duke had 42 points in the paint and FSU had 28.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  37   5  13    2    5   5   7  17      3    1   4  1   1  3   0   2
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  34   0   5    0    0   0   0   0      2    4   6  2   4  5   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  37   8  13    6    9   3   4  25      0    5   5  1   5  3   1   2
33 Natasha Howard        f  29   6  15    1    4   1   2  14      3    2   5  4   0  2   0   1
54 Cierra Bravard        f  31   4   7    0    0   4   4  12      1    5   6  3   2  3   1   1
00 Chasity Clayton          13   1   4    0    1   0   2   2      0    0   0  2   0  2   1   0
14 Tay'ler Mingo             2   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
22 Olivia Bresnahan          2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            15   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      1    2   3  1   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  60    9   19  13  19  70     12   22  34 14  12 19   3   6
   Opp                     200  34  65    8   17  11  16  87     11   29  40 16  17 13   3   6


  1 2 Total
DUKE
40
47
87
FLORIDA STATE
30
40
70

FLORIDA STATE 83, CLEMSON 73
01/20/2011, CLEMSON, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Beats Clemson 83-73.

The No. 16 Seminoles make it five in a row over the Tigers with Thursday night's road win at Littlejohn Coliseum.

CLEMSON, SC - It may be a new season but the end result was the same for the No. 16 Florida State women's basketball team.

Just like the Seminoles did last year when they traveled to Clemson after a loss, FSU came out on top against the Tigers Thursday night at Littlejohn Coliseum. This time around it was an 83-73 victory that extended Florida State's winning streak to five The outcome pushed the 'Noles' record to 15-4 overall and 3-1 in conference play. In-state and in-conference rival Miami is FSU's next opponent as the 'Canes come to the Donald L. Tucker Center Monday night.

Against the Tigers (8-12, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), senior guard Courtney Ward's team-high 21 points paced a Seminoles team that had four players score in double figures.

Junior forward Cierra Bravard registered her team-high fifth double-double of the year with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Redshirt sophomore guard Alexa Deluzio contributed with 17 points and seven rebounds while freshman forward Natasha Howard had 16 points and nine rebounds.

Redshirt sophomore forward Chasity Clayton added eight points and senior guard Christian Hunnicutt dished out a team-best five assists to go along with her six points.

"It's always good to get a win on the road in the ACC," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said.

Unlike last season when Clemson couldn't compete in an 80-50 FSU victory, the Tigers proved harder to put away in 2011.

Florida State, which has now beat Clemson 16 of the last 17 meetings, boasted a 36- 31 lead at halftime following Ward's buzzer-beating 3-pointer but never could build a substantial lead in the second period.

After Clemson tied the game at 51-51, the Seminoles found a rhythm and generated a 68-57 lead with just under six minutes left to play. Another Ward 3-pointer after a Tigers' bucket then put FSU on top 71-59 with 4:49 on the game clock.

It was a double-digit lead that wouldn't last, though, as Clemson battled back to 76-68 with 2:04 left to play.

Following an FSU timeout, Ward answered with a lay-in off the glass before the Tigers scored on the other end. Down 78-70 in the final minute-and-change, Clemson was then forced to foul and the 'Noles made them pay by making five of their final six free "We went cold there for awhile," Semrau said. "Clemson took advantage of that and they have great 3-point shooters. We got burned a couple of times. They use their weapons real well but we found a way to win."

For the game, the Seminoles shot 36 percent from the floor while Clemson shot 44 percent. FSU won the rebound battle 51-43 and forced 14 turnovers and gave it away just 10 times.

Monday's top-25 showdown with Miami not only serve as a big game between rivals but it will also be the contest that Semrau coaches barefoot as part of the partnership between Samaritan's Feet and the FSU women's basketball program.

In the two previous years that the Seminoles have been involved, the team has been responsible for the collection of more than $25,000, and more than 1000 pairs of shoes that have been distributed to the homeless in Tallahassee and needy children in Hai Fans that attend the game are encouraged to donate a pair of new shoes upon entrance to the Tucker Center.

"We are excited for the fans to come out and see a great game," Semrau said. "It's really fun to watch the looks on kids faces when they get these new shoes and we encourage everyone to bring a new pair of shoes to the Tucker Center when you come."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  35   5  12    2    7   5   5  17      3    4   7  1   1  2   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  36   2   6    0    2   2   2   6      6    2   8  1   5  2   0   2
12 Courtney Ward         g  37   7  15    5   12   2   3  21      1    4   5  3   2  2   1   2
33 Natasha Howard        f  25   6  22    0    0   4  10  16      4    5   9  2   1  0   1   0
54 Cierra Bravard        f  29   5  13    0    0   2   6  12      6    5  11  3   1  3   1   3
00 Chasity Clayton          19   1   5    0    1   6   6   8      2    1   3  2   0  0   1   0
14 Tay'ler Mingo             2   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
22 Olivia Bresnahan          5   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  0   1  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            12   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  1   1  1   1   0
   Team                                                           4    1   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  74    7   22  22  34  83     26   25  51 13  12 10   5   7
   Opp                     200  31  70    6   16   5   6  73     14   29  43 20  17 14   5   7


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
36
47
83
CLEMSON
31
42
73

FLORIDA STATE 66, MIAMI 59
01/24/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

'Noles Halt Hurricanes 66-59.

The No. 16 FSU women's basketball team ends No. 22 Miami's 17-game winning streak Monday night at home.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - That's how you halt a Hurricane.

The No. 16 Florida State women's basketball team successfully ended No. 22 Miami's 17-game winning streak Monday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center with a 66-59 victory.

Thanks to a 16-4 run to start the second half and the perseverance to end it later on, the Seminoles (16-4, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) overcame 29 turnovers in giving the Hurricanes (18-2, 4-1) their first loss since Nov. 17.

Blanketed by Alexa Deluzio and Christian Hunnicutt all night, Miami's prolific scoring tandem of Riguna Williams and Shenise Johnson went a combined 13-of-42. The FSU defense limited the Hurricanes to a season-low 59 points on just 30 percent shooting.

The 'Noles also outrebounded their rivals 47-28.

"We went into it knowing that our defense was going to win us the game," Deluzio said. "We made very few mental errors on matchups."

Added FSU head coach Sue Semrau: "We did what we had to do."

Offensively, Deluzio and freshman forward Natasha Howard led all FSU players with 12 points apiece. Deluzio also had six rebounds and Howard, who was hampered slightly by an MCL sprain she sustained in the first half, grabbed four rebounds.

Junior forward Cierra Bravard added 11 points and nine rebounds as she came within one board of her sixth double-double of the year.

Senior guard Courtney Ward had nine points and six rebounds and sophomore forward Chelsea Davis had nine points, too. Hunnicutt finished the night with seven points and redshirt sophomore forward Chasity Clayton had five of her own.

Florida State shot 48 percent from the field.

Monday night's game marked the third time that the program has worked in conjunction with Samaritan's Feet as the Seminoles' coaching staff went barefoot for the ballgame and fans donated new shoes at the Tucker Center doors.

FSU has now won all three of its Samaritan's Feet games.

Semrau and her staff now put their shoes back on and maybe a pair of snow boots. The 'Noles next play at Boston College on Thursday night before traveling to Raleigh, NC to take on NC State Sunday afternoon.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  36   4   6    0    0   4   7  12      1    5   6  3   2  3   1   3
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  37   3   4    0    1   1   2   7      1    4   5  2   1  5   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  33   1   8    0    4   7   8   9      1    5   6  3   3  9   0   3
33 Natasha Howard        f  21   5   9    0    1   2   4  12      1    3   4  2   2  4   0   0
54 Cierra Bravard        f  18   4   4    0    0   3   3  11      1    8   9  4   0  0   1   2
00 Chasity Clayton          20   1   4    1    2   2   2   5      1    2   3  2   0  4   0   0
14 Tay'ler Mingo             0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
22 Olivia Bresnahan         12   0   2    0    0   1   2   1      0    2   2  1   1  1   0   1
32 Lauren Coleman            1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            22   4   8    0    0   1   2   9      3    3   6  3   1  3   0   0
   Team                                                           2    4   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  45    1    8  21  30  66     11   36  47 20  10 29   2   9
   Opp                     200  19  63    4   19  17  22  59     12   16  28 21   4 19   1  13


  1 2 Total
MIAMI
34
25
59
FLORIDA STATE
34
32
66

FLORIDA STATE 102, BOSTON COLLEGE 93
01/27/2011, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

It's Raining 3s!.

No. 15 Florida State ties a school record with 12 3-pointers in a record-setting 102-93 win at Boston College.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - It may have been snowing outside, but it was raining triples inside Conte Forum Thursday night in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

No. 15 Florida State and Boston College combined for 23 3-pointers in a shootout that saw the Seminoles push their conference road-record to 3-0 in a 102-93 victory.

FSU (17-4, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) tied a school record with 12 3-pointers to reach the seventh highest scoring output in school history. Senior point guard Courtney Ward was responsible for six of those long-distance shots. The Montgomery, Ala. native finished the evening with 20 points.

And she wasn't alone.

A season-high six players scored in double figures - including three in the 20s -- for a 'Noles team that shot 58 percent from the field and a season-high 77 percent from behind the 3-point line against the Eagles (15-4, 2-4).

Junior forward Cierra Bravard scored a team-high 21 points behind a career-best 15 free-throws (most of which occurred in the final minutes). Redshirt sophomore guard Alexa Deluzio added 20 points of her own.

Freshman forward Natasha Howard finished with 13 points while redshirt sophomore forward Chasity Clayton and sophomore forward Chelsea Davis had 11 apiece.

"We knew Boston College has been scoring well and we just wanted to limit them," FSU coach Sue Semrau said. "Obviously we didn't do that but we were able to match them offensively and that was the difference."

As would be expected of a ballgame featuring two sharp-shooting squads, the scoreboard was close until the very end.

Bravard made several clutch free throws in the final minutes and Deluzio drained a 3-pointer but FSU never built more than a seven-point lead in the waning moments.

Then Bravard was fouled on a turn-around jumper and made the resulting free-throw before Boston College answered with a 3-pointer on the opposite end.

Up 92-88 with 1:53 left to play, Deluzio nailed yet another three and the Eagles made one free throw with just under a minute to play. The 95-89 score would be as close the hosts would get.

"That was incredible," Deluzio said afterwards. "Cierra made some big free throws at the end. I can't believe she went to the line 18 times."

The Seminoles took a 49-48 lead into halftime thanks to two late 3-pointers by Howard and Davis. The Eagles had led nearly all of the opening period behind nine converted triples in the first half.

Florida State now travels to Raleigh, NC on Friday afternoon.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  33   6   7    3    3   5   7  20      0    3   3  4   6  3   0   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  35   2   5    0    1   2   2   6      1    6   7  1   5  3   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  37   6  11    6    7   2   2  20      0    1   1  2   7  1   0   3
33 Natasha Howard        f  25   5  12    2    4   1   4  13      1    1   2  2   1  4   1   0
54 Cierra Bravard        f  15   3   4    0    0  15  18  21      1    2   3  3   0  0   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton          24   5   8    1    2   0   0  11      0    3   3  2   1  0   0   0
14 Tay'ler Mingo             2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
22 Olivia Bresnahan          8   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   1
34 Chelsea Davis            21   4   5    0    0   3   3  11      1    3   4  3   2  1   1   1
   Team                                                           1    5   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  31  53   12   17  28  36 102      5   25  30 19  22 13   2   7
   Opp                     200  32  68   11   20  18  19  93     11   21  32 24  22 17   2   5


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
49
53
102
BOSTON COLLEGE
48
45
93

FLORIDA STATE 76, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 69
01/30/2011, RALEIGH, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Beats Pesky 'Pack, 76-69.

No. 15 Florida State stays unbeaten on the road in conference play behind a total team effort Sunday at NC State.

RALEIGH, NC - Early on Sunday, it looked as though Florida State was going to run away with a win at NC State.

But with a pink-clad crowd full of enthusiasm as it celebrated the program's Hoops for Hope initiative, the Wolfpack (9-12, 1-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) proved to be a tough put-out in FSU's 76-69 win at Reynolds Coliseum.

"We are pleased after this one," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "This was a team win. It was a hard-fought game."

The Seminoles (18-4, 6-1) held NC State without a field goal for over four minutes to start the game and built a double-digit lead in the opening half. But the pesky 'Pack battled back and FSU had a 40-33 lead at intermission.

NC State then came out just as energized as its crowd and eventually took the lead a few minutes into the second period.

With just 1:50 left to play in the game after both squads traded baskets for the duration of the final half, FSU found itself on top 69-66 before NC State star player Bonae Holston went to the free-throw line. After Holston made one of her two from the charity stripe, junior forward Cierra Bravard hit a shot to make it 71-67.

Bravard, who had four fouls at the time, then grabbed a rebound on the opposite end and sank two free throws with just 49 seconds left to put Florida State up 73-67 and the Seminoles made enough free throws and played stout enough defense at the end to hang on.

Redshirt sophomore forward Chasity Clayton led the way off the bench with 16 points while adding two rebounds and a steal.

"The thing that most people don't know about here is that she brings such energy to us," Semrau said. "We needed that today."

While Bravard finished with 14 points and eight rebounds, freshman forward Natasha Howard achieved the third double-double of her career with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Senior guard Christian Hunnicutt had her first career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. More importantly, she helped hold the NC State guard Marissa Kastanek to six points.

FSU shot 42 percent from the field and won the rebounding battle 50-45.

"The reason we won this game was because of our rebounding in the second half," Semrau said.

With the win, FSU is now 4-0 on the road in the ACC this year.

Florida State now returns home to the Donald L. Tucker Center for a big-time matchup against North Carolina. The Seminoles and Tar Heels will tussle on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in a game that will air live on Fox Sports South.

The athletics department will be offering a free youth ticket with the purchase of any adult ticket for Wednesday's game.

"We need the fans to come out and be our sixth man against UNC," Semrau said.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  22   2   7    1    2   2   4   7      1    4   5  5   3  1   1   2
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  38   3   5    1    1   3   4  10      2    9  11  2   3  0   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  36   2   7    2    5   3   6   9      0    0   0  1   3  2   0   2
33 Natasha Howard        f  28   5  12    0    0   0   0  10      7    5  12  3   2  2   2   1
54 Cierra Bravard        f  22   5  12    0    0   4   4  14      1    7   8  4   0  2   1   0
00 Chasity Clayton          28   6  14    2    6   2   2  16      1    1   2  0   0  3   0   1
14 Tay'ler Mingo             0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
22 Olivia Bresnahan          6   1   1    0    0   0   1   2      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            20   3   5    0    0   2   2   8      1    0   1  1   1  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    4   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  63    6   14  16  23  76     14   31  45 16  12 11   4   7
   Opp                     200  27  76    2   18  13  20  69     23   27  50 17  13 10   7   2


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
40
36
76
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
33
36
69

NORTH CAROLINA 84, FLORIDA STATE 75
02/02/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls To UNC, 84-75.

The No. 14 Florida State women's basketball team gets to within two late against No. 12 North Carolina but can't achieve the victory Wednesday night at home.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 14 Florida State women's basketball fell to No. 12 North Carolina Wednesday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center by a score of 84-75.

The Seminoles (18-5, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed the Tar Heels (20-3, 6-2) the entire second half but after a Courtney Ward 3-pointer found themselves down just 70-68 with three minutes left to play.

But North Carolina -- the ACC's top scoring team - seemed to always have an answer on the offensive end. UNC scored 14 of the game's final 19 points.

"We had some looks at the end," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "They just didn't fall. The made some stops and we couldn't when it counted."

Sophomore forward Chelsea Davis and freshman forward Natasha Howard led FSU's scoring effort with 15 points apiece. Howard also had eight rebounds, three assists and four steals.

Junior forward Cierra Bravard, who had four fouls late in the game, added 11 points. Redshirt sophomore forward Chasity Clayton had 11 points, too. Ward finished with nine points on an off-shooting night.

The difference on the evening was certainly foul shooting. While FSU went to the free-throw line 12 times and made nine of those attempts, North Carolina was at the charity stripe 25 times and converted 22.

For the game, the Seminoles shot 40 percent from the field and the Tar Heels shot at a 50-percent clip. UNC finished with 42 rebounds compared to FSU's 32.

The 'Noles forced 23 Tar Heels turnovers.

North Carolina took a 43-41 lead into halftime before scoring seven straight to start the second period.

FSU will now travel to Virginia Sunday evening before taking on the Cavaliers Monday night.

"We have to go up there and get a win," Bravard said. "We can't lose two in a row. Virginia will be coming for us with everything they have just like North Carolina did tonight and we have to be ready."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  25   2   7    2    3   0   0   6      0    2   2  2   1  0   0   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  38   3   5    0    2   0   0   6      1    3   4  2   5  2   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  33   3  16    3   14   0   0   9      1    0   1  2   5  5   0   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  21   6  13    2    4   1   2  15      3    5   8  3   3  3   0   4
54 Cierra Bravard        f  24   4   8    0    0   3   4  11      1    2   3  4   0  3   1   2
00 Chasity Clayton          26   5  14    1    5   0   0  11      0    4   4  1   1  2   0   0
22 Olivia Bresnahan         14   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      2    2   4  1   2  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            19   5   8    0    0   5   6  15      2    0   2  4   0  3   0   0
   Team                                                           4        4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  72    8   28   9  12  75     14   18  32 19  17 18   1   8
   Opp                     200  30  60    2    8  22  25  84     12   30  42 18  12 23   6   5


  1 2 Total
NORTH CAROLINA
43
41
84
FLORIDA STATE
41
34
75

FLORIDA STATE 78, VIRGINIA 74
02/07/2011, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Hangs On, Beats UVa 78-74.

The No. 14 Florida State women's basketball team withstands Virginia' rally to move to 5-0 on the road in ACC play with Monday's win.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - There may be no place like home, but the Florida State women's basketball program sure is comfortable on the road when it comes to conference play.

Even when the host refuses to go away.

The 14th-ranked Seminoles (19-5, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) survived a furious Virginia rally and extended their league road-record to a perfect 5-0 this year with a 78-74 win in Charlottesville, Va. Monday night.

FSU is now a remarkable 17-2 on the road in ACC ballgames the last two-and-a-half seasons.

Getting to that impressive mark meant weathering the storm of a Cavaliers (13-12, 2-7) squad that wasn't deterred by a second-half 17-point Seminoles' lead. In the waning moments, FSU needed two Cierra Bravard free throws with just three seconds left to preserve the win.

"This was an exciting game," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said with a laugh afterwards. "We had to hold them off. Cierra did such a great job of dealing with the pressure and hitting her free throws. You have to credit Virginia. They could have thrown in the towel."

In addition to those game-saving free throws, Bravard did it all for the 'Noles. The Sandusky, Ohio native finished the night with 22 points and nine rebounds. She was 6-of-6 from the free-throw line.

Redshirt sophomore guard Alexa Deluzio registered 15 points, two rebounds and two assists despite fouling out with just over five minutes remaining in the game.

Senior guard Courtney Ward added 13 points, four assists and three rebounds while fellow senior guard Christian Hunnicutt had nine points, five assists and eight rebounds.

Sophomore forward Chelsea Davis followed up her career-high 18-point performance in the Seminoles' win over Virginia earlier this season with eight points Monday night.

FSU dominated UVa in the paint, 40-22, and had 32 rebounds compared to 31 by the Cavs. The Seminoles also shot 91 percent from the free-throw line and 50 percent from the field.

The Seminoles led by 12 late in the first period before Virginia closed the gap to 39-32 at the halftime buzzer.

The 'Noles then answered in the second half by generating their big double-digit lead. But the Cavaliers clawed back to within seven with 3:30 remaining in the game before Bravard went to the free-throw line and drained two shots.

Virginia then quickly scored on the other end to make it a 71-64 game. Once again, Bravard had an answer with 2:43 left when her jumper found pay-dirt. Following back-to-back defensive stops by both squads, the Cavs hit a 3-pointer to cut the score to 73-67 with 1:46 on the clock.

An Olivia Bresnahan free throw was then followed by yet another Virginia triple and FSU found itself with just a 74-70 advantage with 1:22 left. UVa hit a basket to make it 74-72 before a clutch Natasha Howard make with 15 seconds left.

Up 76-72, the Seminoles then allowed a Cavaliers bucket before Bravard was fouled and made her free throws with just a few ticks left.

Florida State now welcomes Georgia Tech to the Donald L. Tucker Center for a 7 p.m. game this Friday. For the first time ever, FSU will wear all-pink uniforms as the program helps raise awareness for breast cancer prevention.

"Tallahassee has always done a great job of coming out and helping support this cause," Semrau said. "We look forward to seeing everyone Friday night as they help us take on the Yellow Jackets."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  22   5   9    1    3   4   4  15      0    2   2  5   2  1   1   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  39   2   9    0    1   5   6   9      3    5   8  2   5  3   0   2
12 Courtney Ward         g  39   4   6    3    5   2   2  13      1    2   3  3   4  3   0   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  21   3   6    0    2   0   0   6      2    0   2  4   1  3   0   2
54 Cierra Bravard        f  30   8  12    0    0   6   6  22      4    5   9  3   0  4   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton          13   2   3    0    0   0   0   4      0    1   1  0   0  4   0   0
22 Olivia Bresnahan         14   0   2    0    0   1   2   1      1    1   2  1   1  0   0   1
34 Chelsea Davis            22   3   7    0    0   2   2   8      2    1   3  3   1  0   0   2
   Team                                                                2   2         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  54    4   11  20  22  78     13   19  32 21  14 19   1   9
   Opp                     200  23  54    5   12  23  28  74     15   16  31 20  10 18   2   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
39
39
78
VIRGINIA
32
42
74

FLORIDA STATE 73, GEORGIA TECH 60
02/11/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

20 Wins Once Again.

The Florida State women's basketball team beats Georgia Tech 73-60 Friday night, marking a third season in a row with at least 20 victories.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It's not how you start. It's how you finish.

No. 15 Florida State's Alexa Deluzio scored just five points while picking up two fouls in the first half of Friday's home game against Georgia Tech but exploded in the second period. The redshirt sophomore guard scored 15 of her total 20 points in the second half and the Seminoles (20-2, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned a 73-60 win over the Yellow Jackets.

FSU has now won at least 20 games in three consecutive seasons.

In front of the season's largest home crowd, Deluzio made seven of her 13 shots from the field, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range. She also added five rebounds and four assists despite - like her teammates -- hitting the floor on multiple occasions.

"It's like this every time we play Georgia Tech," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "The great thing is that we have a physical team that can compete like this. This is as physical a game as we have played all year."

Senior point guard Courtney Ward poured in 15 points to go along with her nine rebounds and five assists against Georgia Tech (18-8, 6-4).

Junior forward Cierra Bravard also had 15 points and freshman forward Natasha Howard added 11 of her own. Senior guard Christian Hunnicutt had nine points, seven rebounds and four assists.

"We came into this game knowing that it was going to be a battle," Deluzio said. "We have so much respect for Georgia Tech and we worked hard this week in preparation for them."

That preparation saw the 'Noles shoot 52 percent from the field and 53 percent from behind the 3-point line. They held Georgia Tech to 34 percent shooting.

Both teams scored 30 points apiece in the paint.

Friday's game not only saw FSU pull out a win but it also served as the team's annual "Paint It Pink" contest as the program continued to raise awareness for breast cancer research and prevention.

Thousands of Seminole fans donned pink shirts and the entire team wore all-pink uniforms for the first time in school history.

"The crowds all year have been fantastic and tonight was no exception to that," Semrau said. "The atmosphere was great and the fans that came out were not just here to see women's basketball but to help a great cause."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  31   7  13    3    6   3   4  20      1    4   5  2   4  4   1   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  36   3   5    1    1   2   2   9      1    6   7  3   4  3   1   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  39   4   9    2    4   5   6  15      0    9   9  2   5  3   1   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  33   3   6    2    3   3   7  11      2    4   6  1   0  1   0   2
54 Cierra Bravard        f  31   7  10    0    0   1   1  15      2    2   4  0   1  4   1   1
00 Chasity Clayton          10   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   1  1   0   0
22 Olivia Bresnahan          8   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  2   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            12   1   3    0    0   1   2   3      0    0   0  2   0  2   0   0
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  48    8   15  15  22  73      7   28  35 11  15 20   4   5
   Opp                     200  24  70    4   17   8  10  60     17   21  38 18  13 15   2   8


  1 2 Total
GEORGIA TECH
28
32
60
FLORIDA STATE
29
44
73

FLORIDA STATE 82, WAKE FOREST 79
02/17/2011, WINSTON-SALEM, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Beats Wake Forest, 82-79.

The No. 12 Florida State women's basketball team moves to 7-0 on the road in ACC games with Thursday's outcome in Winston-Salem, NC.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The No. 12 Florida State women's basketball team has been perfect on the road in the Atlantic Coast Conference all season long and that trend continued Thursday night in Winston-Salem.

FSU withstood a surprisingly strong early start and then finish by Wake Forest before achieving an 82-79 win inside Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum.

The Seminoles (21-5, 9-2 ACC) are now a flawless 7-0 in league road-games and are 18-2 in those type of contests since the 2008-09 season. The win is also the 'Noles' 14th in a row over the Demon Deacons (12-15, 3-8).

Florida State has now reached 21 overall wins in a season for the fifth time in head coach Sue Semrau's tenure and for the third consecutive year.

Getting to that 21st victory meant holding on against a spirited Wake Forest squad that played better than its record would suggest. It appeared on multiple occasions that Florida State would run away with the win but with just under 1:30 to play, the 'Noles were up just 77-75.

After both teams traded two points, senior guard Christian Hunnicutt rebounded a Cierra Bravard miss and quickly scored to extend FSU's lead and give her team the win.

"This is always a tough place to play," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "They had their backs against the wall a bit and played that way. I was proud of the way that we kept at it and came away with a win."

Bravard, who hit double figures for the 15th game in a row while also recording her sixth double-double of the season, led FSU in scoring. The Sandusky, Ohio native finished the night with 21 points and 15 rebounds.

Redshirt sophomore guard Alexa Deluzio, who has been on a tear the last three games, had 18 points - all of which came in the second half. She and Bravard went a combined 13-of-14 from the free-throw line.

"I have always been an OK free-throw shooter," said Bravard, who is the team's top free-throw shooter this year. "I have just made sure all year to lock in and focus every time I go to the line. They fell tonight."

Senior guard Courtney Ward added 13 points, five rebounds and five assists while freshman forward Natasha Howard had nine points and seven rebounds.

Hunnicutt also had nine points to go along with five assists and three rebounds and sophomore forward Chelsea Davis had eight points and four rebounds.

The Seminoles dominated the game at the free-throw line, connecting on 26 of their 30 attempts while Wake Forest went to the charity stripe just 12 times and made nine of those attempts.

FSU also came out on top on the glass, grabbing 41 rebounds compared to the Demon Deacons' 24 boards. The Seminoles shot 43 percent from the field.

Wake Forest built a 15-5 lead just five minutes into the game before reality set in. The Seminoles scored 20 in a row and took a 35-27 lead into intermission.

Florida State's next matchup is a big one.

The Seminoles host No. 17 Maryland at home on Sunday at 3 p.m. in a game that will air live nationally on ESPN2. Sunday is youth day so any adult ticket purchase comes with a free children's ticket.

Kids in attendance will also have a chance to participate in promotions and win prizes throughout the ballgame.

Following Sunday's game, FSU travels to play at Miami before returning home for Feb. 27's home finale against Clemson. That contest will serve as Senior Day and the program will honor fourth-year players Courtney Ward and Christian Hunnicutt.

In addition to thanking the Seminole seniors for their hard work over the years, the women's basketball program will thank the devoted fans.

Dubbed the "Thank You, Thank Them" game, Semrau will be out in the community next week distributing free tickets for all those that wish to come celebrate. Seminoles.com will have more information on the final home game early next week.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  37   5   7    4    4   4   4  18      3    0   3  1   3  2   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  37   3   6    1    1   2   3   9      1    2   3  2   5  4   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  28   4   8    2    6   3   4  13      0    5   5  4   5  2   1   3
33 Natasha Howard        f  28   3   6    1    2   2   2   9      2    5   7  3   0  4   0   0
54 Cierra Bravard        c  31   6  15    0    0   9  10  21      8    7  15  2   0  3   2   1
00 Chasity Clayton          12   1   3    0    0   2   3   4      1    2   3  1   0  2   0   1
14 Tay'ler Mingo             5   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
22 Olivia Bresnahan          4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            18   2   8    0    1   4   4   8      1    3   4  2   0  1   1   0
   Team                                                                1   1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  55    8   14  26  30  82     16   25  41 16  13 20   4   6
   Opp                     200  30  61   10   21   9  12  79      6   18  24 22  18 16   4  10


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
35
47
82
WAKE FOREST
27
52
79

FLORIDA STATE 72, MARYLAND 66
02/20/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 12 FSU Still On Top.

The Florida State women's basketball team stays perched atop the Atlantic Coast Conference with Sunday's 72-66 win over visiting Maryland.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - They're that much closer to another regular-season conference title.

Two games away to be exact.

The No. 12 Florida State women's basketball defeated No. 17 Maryland, 72-66, Sunday afternoon at home. By doing so, the Seminoles, who control their own destiny as far as a regular-season Atlantic Coast Conference championship is concerned, now just need a win at Miami and at home against Clemson to finish in at least a tie at the top of the league pile.

FSU's victory also moves its record to 22-5 overall and to 10-2 in league play. The 'Noles have now won at least 10 ACC contests in a school-record three consecutive seasons.

"That really is an accomplishment and it's all because of them," FSU head coach Semrau said, referring to her players.

It was the balanced effort of those student-athletes Sunday that helped the Seminoles get past a Terrpains squad (21-6, 7-5 ACC) feeling good after a monster win over Duke in their last outing.

FSU got double-figure scoring from five different players as junior forward Cierra Bravard and sophomore forward Chelsea Davis led the charge with 14 points apiece. Both post players also combined for eight rebounds.

Redshirt sophomore Chasity Clayton -- like Davis -- came off the bench to reach double figures. Clayton finished the day with 12 points and six rebounds. Freshman forward Natasha Howard added 10 points and eight rebounds while senior guard Courtney Ward had 10 points and six assists.

Florida State's second-leading scorer, Alexa Deluzio, was limited to four points but she grabbed a career-high nine rebounds.

Senior guard Christian Hunnicutt had six points, four rebounds and three assists.

As a team, the Seminoles shot 34 percent from the field and committed just 13 turnovers. FSU's bench outscored Maryland, 26-7.

"We have quality depth," Semrau said. "That was a very physical game against probably the biggest team we have played all season. They have height and size at every position and I was proud of the way we stayed aggressive both on offense and defense."

The Seminoles closed the first half with a 30-14 run before taking a 36-28 lead into halftime. In the second half, the Terrapins closed the gap to 45-42 with just over 13 minutes to play but would get any closer.

Florida State now travels to Miami to face a top-15 Hurricanes team that is tied with FSU and Duke at the top of the ACC. The two in-state rivals will meet on Thursday night at 7 p.m.

The 'Noles then return to Tallahassee for the home and season finale on Sunday, Feb. 27 against Clemson. That contest will serve as Senior Day and the program will honor fourth-year players Ward and Hunnicutt.

In addition to thanking the Seminole seniors for their hard work over the years, the women's basketball program will thank the devoted fans.

Dubbed the "Thank You, Thank Them" game, Semrau will be out in the community this week distributing free tickets for all those that wish to come celebrate.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         d  34   1   6    1    2   1   2   4      3    6   9  3   2  1   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  29   2   4    0    1   2   4   6      0    4   4  2   3  1   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  40   1  10    1    5   7   8  10      0    3   3  2   6  3   0   3
33 Natasha Howard        f  30   5  12    2    4   0   2  12      4    4   8  2   1  3   0   1
54 Cierra Bravard        f  27   3  11    0    0   8  10  14      1    3   4  4   1  3   1   0
00 Chasity Clayton          21   5  14    2    4   0   0  12      1    5   6  1   1  2   1   0
32 Lauren Coleman            1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            18   5   7    0    0   4   5  14      2    2   4  5   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    6   7                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  64    6   16  22  31  72     12   33  45 19  14 13   2   4
   Opp                     200  26  70    3   13  11  24  66     18   33  51 23  12 16   8   6


  1 2 Total
MARYLAND
28
38
66
FLORIDA STATE
36
36
72

MIAMI 84, FLORIDA STATE 68
02/24/2011, CORAL GABLES, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Loses to Miami 84-68.

The No. 12 Florida State women's basketball team can't prevent No. 14 Miami from moving to 20-0 at home Thursday night.

CORAL GABLES, FL - The No. 12 Florida State women's basketball dropped a hard-fought ballgame to No. 14 Miami Thursday night in Coral Gables, 84-68.

Undefeated on the road in the Atlantic Coast Conference but going up against a Hurricanes (25-3, 11-2 ACC) squad that came into the game 19-0 at home, FSU (22-6, 10-3) looked to be in position to put an end its host's streak midway through the second period.

But foul trouble, Miami's offensive rebounding ability and the loss of two starters didn't help. Senior guard Christian Hunnicutt went down with a sprained left knee in the first half and didn't return and freshman forward Natasha Howard fouled out just prior to a late 'Canes run to victory.

"That was a battle just like any FSU-Miami game is in any sport," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "Losing Christian put us out of rhythm a bit but credit Miami for getting a big win."

All-ACC candidate Courtney Ward put the Seminoles on her back, playing a complete game without checking out for the second contest in a row.

Ward finished the evening with a team-best19 points and team-best six rebounds. Junior forward Cierra Bravard scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the year.

Sophomore forward Chelsea Davis registered 12 points and six rebounds and true freshman guard Tay'ler Mingo played the most minutes of her career as she came in for relief of Hunnicutt. Mingo scored two points and had a steal and rebound.

Redshirt sophomore guard Alexa Deluzio posted seven points, four rebounds and three assists while Howard scored six points and had four rebounds before fouling out.

Miami had just 19 fouls compared to FSU's 32. The Hurricanes had 21 offensive rebounds and won the overall rebounding battle 47-45. Florida State shot 37 percent from the field and held Miami to the same shooting clip.

The 'Noles built a 52-44 advantage midway through the second period and looked to be on the way to victory thanks to a hot-shooting hand by Ward.

But Miami chipped away and took the 59-58 lead with 6:32 left to play. The Seminoles would keep it within a few points for a few more moments but couldn't stop Miami's final push.

Miami held a 30-28 lead at halftime.

Florida State's next game is the regular-season finale against Clemson on Sunday at 2 p.m. Fans are encouraged to come out and celebrate the careers of seniors Ward and Hunnicutt.

In addition to thanking the two senior four their four years of hard work, the program is also thanking the fans for their support. Semrau has been out in the community in recent days distributing free tickets. Fans can still pick up free tickets in the marketing office at FSU or at the women's basketball offices.

"Our crowds are so great," Semrau said. "I would love to see the stands packed for these two seniors on Sunday."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  31   3  10    0    2   1   1   7      2    2   4  5   3  3   1   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  16   2   7    0    1   1   2   5      0    2   2  1   2  2   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  40   6  15    3    6   4   4  19      1    5   6  4   6  9   1   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  27   2   5    1    2   1   2   6      1    3   4  5   0  3   0   2
54 Cierra Bravard        f  25   4   4    0    0   7  10  15      4    6  10  4   0  2   1   0
00 Chasity Clayton          25   0   9    0    2   2   2   2      2    1   3  4   1  0   0   0
14 Tay'ler Mingo            14   0   2    0    1   2   2   2      1    0   1  4   1  1   0   1
22 Olivia Bresnahan          4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            18   6   9    0    0   0   1  12      3    3   6  3   0  1   1   0
   Team                                                           4    5   9                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  61    4   14  18  24  68     18   27  45 32  13 21   4   6
   Opp                     200  25  67    8   25  26  37  84     21   26  47 19  16 16   6  11


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
28
40
68
MIAMI
30
54
84

FLORIDA STATE 67, CLEMSON 50
02/27/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Deluzio Stars On Senior Day.

Alexa Deluzio's 22 points helps the No. 12 Florida State women's cap off the regular season in style Sunday at home with a win over Clemson.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - On a day of a celebration for the Seminole seniors, it was a sophomore that stole the show.

Alexa Deluzio came within one point of tying her career high as her 22 points helped propel the No. 12 Florida State women's basketball team to a 67-50 Senior-Day win over Clemson in the regular-season finale for both squads.

Deluzio tied her career high with four 3-pointers and shot 6-of-10 from the field overall. She also added three rebounds and three assists for FSU (23-6, 11-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).

With star defender Christian Hunnicutt out nursing a sprained left knee, Chasity Clayton started in her place. Prior to Sunday, the Seminoles had utilized the same starting five in all 28 games.

Against the Tigers (10-19, 3-11), it wasn't just Deluzio that picked up the slack.

Junior forward Cierra Bravard registered 15 points to go along with eight rebounds. The All-ACC candidate's streak of double-digit scoring games is now at 18 and with 998 points Bravard is just one basket away from becoming the 25th player in program history to reach 1,000 points.

While Bravard is on the cusp of updating the record book, senior Courtney Ward officially moved into a tie for most 3-pointers in a career in her final game at the Donald L. Tucker Center. With 198 triples to her credit, Ward is even with former FSU player Tanae Davis-Cain in the category.

Ward finished the day Sunday with seven points, six rebounds and five assists. ACC Sixth-Player of the Year candidate Chelsea Davis was once again strong off the bench, scoring 12 points and securing seven rebounds.

Freshman forward Natasha Howard added nine points, nine rebounds, two block and two steals.

The Seminoles had 47 rebounds and Clemson managed just 34. FSU held its opponent to 30 percent shooting.

Florida State now travels to the 2011 ACC Tournament in Greensboro, NC as a No. 3 seed. The Seminoles will play Friday night against the Thursday-evening winner of North Carolina vs. Clemson.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  31   6  10    4    7   6   8  22      2    1   3  0   3  2   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton       g  26   1   5    0    1   0   2   2      2    2   4  2   2  1   0   0
12 Courtney Ward         g  35   2   9    1    5   2   2   7      0    6   6  0   5  5   0   3
33 Natasha Howard        f  36   4  14    0    5   1   2   9      4    5   9  1   1  5   2   2
54 Cierra Bravard        f  22   5  12    0    0   5   5  15      3    5   8  3   0  0   1   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez          1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
14 Tay'ler Mingo            16   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      1    2   3  3   0  3   0   3
22 Olivia Bresnahan         10   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  2   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman            3   0   3    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            20   4   5    0    0   4   7  12      2    5   7  4   1  2   1   0
   Team                                                           2    3   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  60    5   19  18  26  67     18   29  47 13  12 20   4   8
   Opp                     200  18  60   10   21   4   9  50     13   21  34 19   9 23   3   6


  1 2 Total
CLEMSON
26
24
50
FLORIDA STATE
34
33
67

NORTH CAROLINA 78, FLORIDA STATE 65
03/04/2011, ACC, Greensboro, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Drops Game to UNC.

The third-seeded Florida State women's basketball team falls to fifth-seeded North Carolina, 78-65, Friday night in Greensboro, NC.

GREENSBORO, NC - The sixth-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament with a 78-65 victory over the third-seeded Florida State Seminoles Friday night in the Greensboro Coliseum.

After trailing by 15 at halftime, the Seminoles used a 12-1 run to pull to within one with nine minutes remaining. But they could do no more. Florida State did not make a field goal in the game's final 10 minutes and 52 seconds as the Tar Heels advanced to the tournament semifinals for the ninth time in the last 10 years.

Laura Broomfield posted her seventh double-double of the year with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Jessica Breland and Cetera DeGraffenreid added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Tar Heels.

Cierra Bravard notched her eighth double-double of the year with 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Seminoles. Courtney Ward added 11 points and Alex Deluzio scored 10 in the losing effort.

"I thought we got really good shots," FSU coach Sue Semrau said. "We hit a bunch to close the gap. I think our legs were tired with (Natasha Howard) in foul trouble, but that's part of the game."

The teams combined for a tournament-record 56 free throws, led by Bravard's 12-for-15 performance.

Game 8 Notes:

North Carolina leads the series against Florida State 29-9, including victories in 12 of the last 15 meetings. North Carolina won the teams' lone meeting of the regular season, 84-75 in Tallahassee, Fla. Friday's game was just the second tournament meeting between the teams. UNC won the first one, in 1992, Florida State's first year in the league.

Florida State has played in 20 ACC Tournaments. The Seminoles' record in the tournament is 6-20. Under coach Sue Semrau, the Seminoles are 5-14. Florida State has lost three consecutive games in the tournament dating to the 2009 semifinals. Both previous losses came as the No. 2 seed.

Junior post player Cierra Bravard led Florida State with 20 points and 12 rebounds. It was her eighth double-double of the year. Bravard's points were four off her season high and five off her career high, set in November 2008, her freshman season.

The teams combined for a tournament record of 56 free throws made. The previous record was 53 established three times, most recently in 1997.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  37   2  11    0    6   6   6  10      2    3   5  3   1  5   0   0
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  38   2   7    0    0   2   2   6      1    8   9  3   3  3   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  40   3  12    3   12   2   2  11      0    3   3  2   4  5   1   2
33 Natasha Howard        f  13   2   5    0    1   3   4   7      2    3   5  4   1  3   1   1
54 Cierra Bravard        f  32   4  12    0    0  12  15  20      9    3  12  4      2   2   0
00 Chasity Clayton          10   2   8    1    3   0   0   5      3    2   5  0   0  2   0   1
14 Tay'ler Mingo             8   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   1  0   0   0
22 Olivia Bresnahan          2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            20   1   6    0    0   4   4   6      1    0   1  3   0  3   1   0
   Team                                                           3    2   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  16  61    4   22  29  33  65     21   24  45 21  10 23   5   5
   Opp                     200  23  60    5   15  27  34  78     16   24  40 27  13 18   8   9


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
24
41
65
NORTH CAROLINA
39
39
78

FLORIDA STATE 76, SAMFORD 46
03/20/2011, NCAA, Auburn, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Bravard Bullies the Dogs.

In a 76-46 win over the Samford Bulldogs, Cierra Bravard's dominant performance helps the Florida State women's basketball team advance in NCAA Tournament play Sunday.

AUBURN, AL - The Florida State women's basketball program is used to winning ballgames in NCAA Tournament play. The team is also accustomed to something else: strong play by star forward Cierra Bravard.

The opening round of the Big Dance Sunday in Auburn, Ala. saw FSU get both.

In a 76-46 smackdown of No. 14-seed Samford, Bravard registered game highs in both points (23) and rebounds (13). It was the 20th consecutive game in which the third-seeded 'Noles' (24-7) All-America nominee and All-ACC first teamer scored in double figures.

It was Bravard's ninth double-double of what is undoubtedly the best season of her Seminole career.

"Cierra has matured so much this season and you keep seeing the results of all her hard work," FSU head coach Sue Semrau. "I thought we did a great job tonight of getting the ball inside to her and using our athleticism and length to create problems for a very good Samford team."

Joining in on an effort that propels FSU to a Tuesday-night matchup with either Georgia or Middle Tennessee State were senior Courtney Ward and sophomore Chelsea Davis.

A native of nearby Montgomery, Ala., Ward put on a show for the plethora of family members and friends inside Auburn Arena. Ward finished the game with 13 points while Davis notched 13 points of her own.

Senior guard Christian Hunnicutt contributed eight points and redshirt sophomore guard Alexa Deluzio added six. Freshman forward Natasha Howard snagged 10 rebounds.

FSU turned the ball over 16 times but only five of those giveaways took place in the second half against an opponent that had won 14 of its last 15.

The Seminoles shot 47 percent from the field but held the Southern Conference champion Bulldogs (25-8) to a 26 percent clip.

The Seminoles grabbed 52 rebounds compared to just 23 by Samford.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  28   3   9    0    2   0   0   6      0    3   3  2   2  3   0   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  28   3   6    2    3   0   2   8      1    2   3  3   5  1   0   2
12 Courtney Ward         g  34   3   7    3    5   4   4  13      0    3   3  3   4  3   0   0
33 Natasha Howard        f  25   1   6    0    1   2   4   4      4    6  10  3   1  3   0   1
54 Cierra Bravard        f  27   9  14    0    0   5   7  23      4    9  13  2   1  3   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton          15   1   4    0    0   0   0   2      0    7   7  3   0  0   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez          3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
14 Tay'ler Mingo            19   1   1    0    0   3   4   5      1    2   3  3   1  1   0   0
22 Olivia Bresnahan          6   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman            2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            13   4   7    0    0   5   7  13      2    3   5  0   0  2   0   0
   Team                                                           4    1   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  55    5   11  19  28  76     16   36  52 19  15 16   0   5
   Opp                     200  14  52    5   19  13  19  46      7   16  23 21   7 12   2   3


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
34
42
76
SAMFORD
21
25
46

GEORGIA 61, FLORIDA STATE 59
03/22/2011, NCAA, Auburn, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Can't Put Away UGA.

A Georgia putback in the final seconds prevents the Florida State women's basketball team from reaching its second consecutive Sweet 16.

AUBURN, AL - The No. 15 Florida State women's basketball team was just seconds away from its second straight trip to the Sweet 16.

But a putback by Georgia (23-10) and subsequent free throw with under three seconds to play dashed those hopes and the Seminoles fell to the Bulldogs, 61-59, Tuesday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Auburn, Ala.

FSU (24-8) had a 59-58 lead with just 10 seconds left. But after the team thought they heard an official's whistle and paused, Jasmine Thomas putback a missed shot and was fouled.

With just 2.9 seconds left, the Seminoles couldn't push the ball up court in time in shoot a potential last-second 3-pointer for the win.

Cierra Bravard once again starred for the 'Noles as she continued her 21-game double-digit-scoring streak. She scored 19 points to go with her 10 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the season.

Playing in her final game as a Seminole, Courtney Ward added 12 points and Alexa Deluzio had 10. Chasity Clayton and Natasha Howard combined for 18 rebounds.

The Seminoles had 19 turnovers and the Bulldogs turned those giveaways into 26 points. On the flipside, Florida State had just five points off Georgia's 12 turnovers.

FSU built a 51-41 in the second half before Georgia answered with a 7-0 run. Up 51-48 with just under six minutes to play, Bravard drew the foul and sank two free throws to halt the FSU scoring drought.

The Bulldogs answered and took a 55-53 lead with 3:38 left to play. By the time there was just two minutes on the game clock, the Seminoles were down 58-57 after a UGA 3-pointer and some Bravard free throws.

Bravard then went 1-of-2 at the charity stripe to tie the game at 58-58 before she stole the basketball on the defensive end.

With 34 seconds left, Deluzio was fouled chasing down a rebound and made one of her two free-throw attempts.

On the opposite end, it appeared as though Bravard was fouled after grabbing a Georgia miss but instead the officials ruled it a jump ball and the possession arrow favored a Bulldogs team that would then get its putback win.

Florida State trailed 9-2 early on but erased that deficit with an 8-0 run. The 'Noles boasted a 33-27 lead at halftime.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  38   3  10    2    5   3   6  11      2    0   2  1   2  4   1   1
 5 Christian Hunnicutt   g  35   2   5    0    0   0   1   4      5    1   6  3   2  6   0   1
12 Courtney Ward         g  39   4  11    4   10   0   0  12      1    4   5  0   9  2   0   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  21   2   7    1    2   0   1   5      4    4   8  3   0  2   0   1
54 Cierra Bravard        f  29   5  10    0    0   9  13  19      3    7  10  3   1  3   1   1
00 Chasity Clayton          21   1   7    1    2   1   2   4      1    9  10  1   0  2   0   0
14 Tay'ler Mingo             2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            15   2   4    0    0   0   0   4      0    0   0  2   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           2    2   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  19  54    8   19  13  23  59     18   27  45 13  14 19   2   5
   Opp                     200  24  66    8   19   5   8  61     15   21  36 18   9 12   0  11


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FLORIDA STATE
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26
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GEORGIA
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34
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