Florida State Women's Basketball - 2012-13 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Basketball - 2012-13 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Sue Semrau, Head Coach
Melissa Bruner, Director of Operations
Ronald Hughey, Assistant Coach
Kelly Mathis, Recruiting Coordinator
Josh Petersen, Graduate Assistant
Dave Plettl, Strength and Conditioning
Lance White, Associate Head Coach
Brooke Wyckoff, Assistant Coach

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2012-13 Women's Basketball


2012-13 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Cheetah Delgado, 5-2, G, Kissimmee

Jakelle King-Gilchrist, 5-9, G, Teaneck, NJ


2012-13 Roster - By Name

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 00 Chasity Clayton       F       6-0   Sr-R ***  Panama City (Edison)
* 32 Lauren Coleman        F       6-0   So-R *    Lawrenceville, GA (Parkview)
* 34 Chelsea Davis         F       6-2   Sr   ***  Middletown, DE (Middletown)
*  5 Cheetah Delgado       G       5-2   Jr        Kissimmee (West Oaks Academy/Hillsborough CC)
*  3 Alexa Deluzio         G       5-11  Sr-R ***  Orlando (First Academy)
* 33 Natasha Howard        F       6-3   Jr   **   Toledo, OH (Waite)
     Morgan Jones          G       6-2   So        Lake Mary (Lake Mary/Northwestern)
* 12 Jakelle King-GilchristG       5-9   Fr        Teaneck, NJ (Teaneck)
* 20 Kristi Mokube         F       6-2   So   *    Phenix City, AL (Phenix City Central)
* 10 Leonor Rodriguez      G       5-11  Sr   ***  Canary Islands, Spain (Guaydil)
*  1 Morgan Toles          G       5-9   Sr   *    Fayetteville, GA (Sandy Creek/Auburn)
* 31 Ebony Wells           F       6-2   Fr-R      Grovetown, GA (Grovetown)

2012-13 Roster - By Number

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Morgan Jones          G       6-2   So        Lake Mary (Lake Mary/Northwestern)
*  1 Morgan Toles          G       5-9   Sr   *    Fayetteville, GA (Sandy Creek/Auburn)
*  3 Alexa Deluzio         G       5-11  Sr-R ***  Orlando (First Academy)
*  5 Cheetah Delgado       G       5-2   Jr        Kissimmee (West Oaks Academy/Hillsborough CC)
* 00 Chasity Clayton       F       6-0   Sr-R ***  Panama City (Edison)
* 10 Leonor Rodriguez      G       5-11  Sr   ***  Canary Islands, Spain (Guaydil)
* 12 Jakelle King-GilchristG       5-9   Fr        Teaneck, NJ (Teaneck)
* 20 Kristi Mokube         F       6-2   So   *    Phenix City, AL (Phenix City Central)
* 31 Ebony Wells           F       6-2   Fr-R      Grovetown, GA (Grovetown)
* 32 Lauren Coleman        F       6-0   So-R *    Lawrenceville, GA (Parkview)
* 33 Natasha Howard        F       6-3   Jr   **   Toledo, OH (Waite)
* 34 Chelsea Davis         F       6-2   Sr   ***  Middletown, DE (Middletown)

11/7/2012 - Olivia Bresnahan will transfer to Duquesne at the end of thesemester.

2012-13 Schedules and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
11/11
Ref
H
SAMFORD W 77-42
11/15
Ref
H
FLORIDA W 98-67
11/18
Ref
H
STETSON W 76-44
11/23
Ref
N
EASTERN KENTUCKY
San Juan Shootout, San Juan, PR
W 90-51
11/24
Ref
N
VANDERBILT
San Juan Shootout, San Juan, PR
W 73-59
11/28
Ref
H
IOWA
ACC-Big 10 Challenge
W 83-69
12/02
Ref
A
UNC-CHARLOTTE W 70-54
12/08
Ref
A
NEBRASKA L 77-78
12/15
Ref
H
GRAMBLING STATE W 96-60
12/19
Ref
H
MERCER W 94-42
12/22
Ref
A
UNC-GREENSBORO W 93-63
12/30
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE W 76-70
01/03
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH W 85-78
01/06
Ref
A
MARYLAND L 64-71
01/10
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST L 72-80
01/13
Ref
H
MIAMI W 86-65
01/17
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE W 67-57
01/20
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 82-74
01/25
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH W 76-71
01/27
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH W 70-56
01/31
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA L 62-72
02/03
Ref
H
CLEMSON W 83-61
02/10
Ref
A
MIAMI W 93-78
02/14
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE L 69-76
02/17
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA W 80-73
02/22
Ref
A
DUKE L 50-61
02/24
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH L 52-71
02/28
Ref
H
MARYLAND W 72-71
03/03
Ref
A
VIRGINIA L 60-72
03/08
Ref
N
MIAMI
ACC, Greensboro, NC
W 70-58
03/09
Ref
N
DUKE
ACC, Greensboro, NC
L 66-72
03/24
Ref
N
PRINCETON
NCAA, Waco, Tx
W 60-44
03/26
Ref
A
BAYLOR
NCAA
L 47-85
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   23-10    13- 2     6- 7     4- 1


2013 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  DUKE                 17- 1    33- 3 
 2t NORTH CAROLINA       14- 4    29- 7 
 2t MARYLAND             14- 4    26- 8 
 4t FLORIDA STATE        11- 7    23-10 
 4t MIAMI                11- 7    21-11 
 6  VIRGINIA              8-10    16-14 
 7t NORTH CAROLINA STATE  7-11    17-17 
 7t GEORGIA TECH          7-11    14-16 
 9t WAKE FOREST           5-13    13-19 
 9t BOSTON COLLEGE        5-13    12-19 
 9t CLEMSON               5-13     9-21 
12  VIRGINIA TECH         4-14    10-20 

2013 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Greensboro, NC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
03/07/2013  (5)MIAMI 45, (12)VIRGINIA TECH 39                   Round 1
03/07/2013  (8)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 56, (9)CLEMSON 45           Round 1
03/07/2013  (10)WAKE FOREST 86, (7)GEORGIA TECH 67              Round 1
03/07/2013  (11)BOSTON COLLEGE 66, (6)VIRGINIA 57               Round 1
03/08/2013  (4)FLORIDA STATE 70, (5)MIAMI 58                    Round 2
03/08/2013  (1)DUKE 79, (8)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 65              Round 2
03/08/2013  (2)MARYLAND 92, (10)WAKE FOREST 81                  Round 2
03/08/2013  (3)NORTH CAROLINA 62, (11)BOSTON COLLEGE 57         Round 2
03/09/2013  (1)DUKE 72, (4)FLORIDA STATE 66                     Round 3
03/09/2013  (3)NORTH CAROLINA 72, (2)MARYLAND 65                Round 3
03/10/2013  (1)DUKE 92, (3)NORTH CAROLINA 73                    Round 4

2012-13 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 =================================================================================================================================== Leonor Rodriguez 33 33 1098 176 390 .451 46 130 .354 93 118 .788 491 14.9 13 106 119 3.6 50 0 104 102 3 67 Alexa Deluzio 33 25 1104 160 373 .429 54 148 .365 81 103 .786 455 13.8 39 113 152 4.6 50 1 58 63 11 36 Natasha Howard 33 31 886 157 323 .486 0 2 .000 104 170 .612 418 12.7 110 138 248 7.5 94 2 22 78 49 59 Chelsea Davis 32 29 775 151 292 .517 0 0 .000 106 136 .779 408 12.8 73 97 170 5.3 78 2 16 48 38 34 Chasity Clayton 27 9 545 108 217 .498 7 20 .350 33 51 .647 256 9.5 33 88 121 4.5 42 0 16 45 11 10 Morgan Toles 33 33 882 72 163 .442 0 0 .000 33 45 .733 177 5.4 37 74 111 3.4 50 0 127 54 1 38 Cheetah Delgado 33 5 838 61 167 .365 6 15 .400 26 39 .667 154 4.7 41 70 111 3.4 54 1 148 110 0 64 Lauren Coleman 28 0 317 26 76 .342 8 21 .381 3 7 .429 63 2.3 24 40 64 2.3 28 0 17 11 1 11 Jakelle King-Gilchrist 13 0 80 10 26 .385 1 11 .091 4 11 .364 25 1.9 5 10 15 1.2 8 0 3 7 1 5 Kristi Mokube 8 0 34 5 10 .500 0 0 .000 4 4 1.00 14 1.8 7 4 11 1.4 9 0 0 7 0 2 Ebony Wells 9 0 41 3 16 .188 0 0 .000 2 4 .500 8 0.9 2 3 5 0.6 3 0 0 5 0 1 Team 59 85 144 0.0 1 6 ============================================================================================================== FSU 33 929 2053 .453 122 347 .352 489 688 .711 2469 74.8 443 828 1271 38.5 467 6 511 536 115 327 Opp 33 845 2115 .400 157 517 .304 298 459 .649 2145 65.0 519 775 1294 39.2 572 485 647 97 239

FLORIDA STATE 77, SAMFORD 42
11/11/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Clayton Stars in Season-Opening Win.

The senior scored 20 points and grabbed 18 boards in the 77-42 win over Samford.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Led by senior Chasity Clayton's dominant 20-point, 18-rebound effort, the Florida State women's basketball team crashed the boards and hit the ground running in the 2012-13 season opener on Sunday, routing Samford 77-42 at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The Seminoles held a commanding 54-21 advantage on the glass and Clayton actually matched the Bulldogs in rebounds in the first half as she grabbed 12 and added 11 points for her seventh career double-double in the game's first 20 minutes. She became the first Seminole to grab 18 rebounds in a game since Jacinta Monroe snagged 21 against UAB in the 2006-07 season-opener.

"Everything was working," Clayton said. "I really wasn't worried about any (stats). All I could think about was what was going on at the time, play-by-play. When we turned the ball over, I think I was more upset running down the floor trying to stop them in transition. I was worried about executing."

Looking to run behind point guards Morgan Toles and Cheetah Delgado, the Seminoles pushed the pace on nearly every offensive possession. The fast play was partly responsible for 20 turnovers, but the Noles also made 11 steals and collected 26 points on second chance opportunities. If the Seminoles weren't running down the floor, they were either in the paint looking to collect a rebound or in the passing lane attempting to force a turnover.

"That was a really good test for us early," head coach Sue Semrau said. "Samford is a team that shoots the three extremely well. They can back cut you. They can do some things that a young defense early in the year can have trouble with. I thought even being able to play in our zone we did a good job of covering the middle and covering the shooters on the outside. I know Mike (Morris) will have a great team. They've won back-to-back SoCon championships. He does a great job with his kids and I know they will grow up. We had a lot of good things, good balanced scoring, and I love having two point guards."

Clayton's second career 20-point game led five Noles in double figures, as seniors Chelsea Davis (16), Alexa Deluzio (12) and Leonor Rodriguez (10) and junior Natasha Howard (10) also accomplished the feat.

Davis added nine boards and a career-best-tying three blocks, while Howard made a game-high three steals and drilled 5-of-6 shot attempts.

Toles, a senior, and Delgado, a junior transfer from Hillsborough Community College, both dished six assists and tallied two steals. Toles also had eight rebounds. Each player was often a blur, sprinting from one end of the court to the other before finding a teammate for an easy score.

Samford's Kendall Schwantz had a career day, scoring 19 points and bettering her previous career high (eight) in the contest's first six minutes. She scored the Bulldogs' first nine points and her layup staked the Bulldogs to a 9-6 lead at the 14:27 mark in the first half.

After Shelby Campbell made a layup to put Samford ahead 11-10 six-and-half minutes into the game, the Seminoles sprinted away from the Bulldogs with 13 consecutive points over the next four minutes.

Clayton started the run with a free throw at the 13:20 mark and soon after Toles fed Howard for a layup. Delgado knifed her way into the lane for an 'And 1' layup at the 11:20 mark. A jumper by Rodriguez and another 'And 1' layup - this time from Deluzio - made the score 21-11 midway through the first half. Rodriguez capped the spurt with a layup that put the Seminoles ahead 23-11 with 9:23 remaining in the contest.

The Seminoles extended the lead to 33-15 on layups by Clayton and Deluzio, and Delgado whipped a pass to Deluzio for the Garnet and Gold's first trey of the season to make the score 38-17 with 2:57 left in the first half. Four minutes into the second half, Delgado found Rodriguez for a wide-open trey to make the score 51-27. Delgado put the Seminoles up 30, 65-34, with a layup of her own with seven minutes remaining in the contest.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  30   2   4    0    0   0   0   4      2    6   8  0   6  4   0   2
00 Chasity Clayton       f  30   8  15    0    0   4   5  20      7   11  18  1   1  2   0   2
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  26   4   7    2    3   0   0  10      0    3   3  2   0  4   0   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  17   5   6    0    0   0   3  10      3    1   4  3   0  5   1   3
34 Chelsea Davis         f  26   6  15    0    0   4   4  16      5    4   9  1   0  0   3   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio            27   3   8    1    4   5   5  12      1    4   5  1   1  2   0   0
 5 Cheetah Delgado          21   2   3    0    0   1   1   5      0    2   2  0   6  2   0   2
12 Jakelle King-Gilchrist    9   0   3    0    3   0   2   0      0    3   3  1   0  1   0   0
31 Ebony Wells               4   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman           10   0   3    0    2   0   0   0      1    0   1  1   0  0   0   0
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  30  65    3   12  14  20  77     20   34  54 10  14 20   4  11
   Opp                     200  17  56    4   17   4   4  42      4   17  21 18   9 18   2   4


  1 2 Total
SAMFORD
23
19
42
FLORIDA STATE
42
35
77

FLORIDA STATE 98, FLORIDA 67
11/15/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Fly Past Gators, 98-67.

Leo Rodriguez scored a career high 21 in the biggest win over UF since 1980.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State women's basketball team busted out of the gates looking to run on Thursday night against Florida at the Donald L. Tucker Center. The Gators hung with the Seminoles for 12 minutes, but FSU never slowed down, leaving UF in the dust en route to a 98-67 victory.

The Garnet and Gold used a 28-2 run over the last eight minutes of the first half to blow out their interstate rivals and avenge a 14-point loss in Gainesville last season. It was Florida State's biggest win over Florida since a 42-point (90-48) victory in 1980, and the second-biggest win in the history of the 74-game series that dates back to 1973.

"I felt like our heart as a team really grew tonight," head coach Sue Semrau said. "One of the things that we have spent an awful lot of time talking about is team over self. When you have 22 assists in a game, and kids diving on the floor getting loose balls was a big part of it. I think this is a young Florida team. Jennifer George has come so far in her career. I think you really have to credit their staff for her development. It's hard to go on the road if you are a 3-point shooting team, and hit shots. We wanted to make sure from the get-go that they didn't get a lot of good looks. I thought we rebounded the ball extremely well in the first half and that got our running game going, so it was a lot of fun."

Senior Leonor Rodriguez scored a career high 21 points and made four steals to lead four Seminoles in double figures. The Canary Islands, Spain, native made 9-of-14 field goals (both career highs), including 3-of-4 from behind the arc.

Junior Natasha Howard, who was named to the Naismith Award Early Season Watch List earlier on Thursday, recorded her 16th career double-double in her first game ever coming off the bench. Senior Alexa Deluzio also scored 18 off the bench, while classmate Chelsea Davis tallied 16.

The dynamic point guard duo of Morgan Toles (eight assists) and Cheetah Delgado (six assists) combined for 12 points, 14 assists and three steals.

"(Florida) pressed the entire game," Semrau said. "What we did to attack it instead was start our two point guards. When you can have an All-American like Natasha Howard on the bench and a kid like Alexa Deluzio who has been amazing in her career and had a great night tonight, that's selfless basketball and they really bought into that."

The Gators (2-1) enjoyed the Noles' uptempo style at first and led 23-14 10 minutes into the game. Florida quickly ran out of gas, however. After a layup by Kayla Lewis put Florida ahead 27-21 with 8:15 remaining in the first half, UF only made one more basket the rest of the first half.

Trailing by six, FSU scored 21 consecutive points over the next six minutes. It was a back-breaking run at a break-neck speed.

Davis got the run started with back-to-back baskets just under the eight-minute mark in the first half. After Rodriguez tied the game 27-27 with a jumper at the 6:50 mark, Delgado found Toles for a layup 30 seconds later to give the Seminoles the lead for good.

Florida State took a 33-27 lead five minutes before halftime when Rodriguez made a steal and dished a no-look pass to Toles for a fast break layup.

Moments later, Delgado had the play of the game, fooling a Florida defender with a fake pass while driving the lane before burying a tear-drop runner to make the score 35-27.

The crowd went wild, and the rout was on.

Howard followed with five straight points before Deluzio and Davis capped the run with layups that made the score 42-27 with 1:56 remaining in the half. Howard put the Noles up 20 with a putback just before the first half buzzer.

"It was the defense," Rodriguez said. "It was also the bench, and was also the fans. It was just having fun. It was running the floor. It was going hard to the basket. It was us doing our job."

The Seminoles, who shot 55 percent from the floor (39-of-71) and made 5-of-7 trey attempts, kept their foot on the gas in the second half.

Rodriguez brought the crowd to its feet with back-to-back three-pointers in a 19-second span to give FSU a commanding 62-37 with 15:38 remaining in the contest.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  27   3   7    0    0   0   0   6      1    2   3  0   8  2   0   1
 5 Cheetah Delgado       g  29   3   6    0    0   0   0   6      0    6   6  1   6  6   0   2
00 Chasity Clayton       f  19   3   5    0    0   1   2   7      1    2   3  4   0  2   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  32   9  14    3    4   0   0  21      1    0   1  1   3  1   0   4
34 Chelsea Davis         f  25   7  10    0    0   2   3  16      3    2   5  2   1  3   2   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio            28   7  13    2    2   2   3  18      3    2   5  2   2  1   0   0
12 Jakelle King-Gilchrist    5   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    2   2  1   0  1   0   0
20 Kristi Mokube             1   0   1    0    0   2   2   2      1    0   1  1   0  0   0   0
31 Ebony Wells               2   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman            4   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  2   0  0   0   1
33 Natasha Howard           28   5  10    0    0   8  10  18      3    8  11  3   2  5   1   3
   Team                                                           3    5   8                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  39  71    5    7  15  20  98     16   30  46 18  22 21   3  12
   Opp                     200  26  73    2   18  13  21  67     17   19  36 20  13 21   6   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA
29
38
67
FLORIDA STATE
49
49
98

FLORIDA STATE 76, STETSON 44
11/18/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Women's Hoops Keeps Rolling.

The Seminoles defeated Stetson, 76-44, on Sunday, as Natasha Howard scored 23 points.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Junior forward Natasha Howard's 23-point performance off the bench and another stingy defensive performance led the Florida State women's basketball team to its third consecutive blowout victory to start the season, taking down Stetson, 76-44, on Sunday at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The 32-point win marks the first time the Seminoles have ever started a season with three consecutive victories of 20 points or more, following 30-point wins over Samford (77-42) and Florida (98-67). It's also the first time the Seminoles have won three-straight contests since a three-game win streak from Dec. 4 to Dec. 19 of 2011 when FSU took down Charlotte, Akron and Alabama A&M consecutively.

Led by Howard and senior post Chelsea Davis (22 points), the Noles outscored the Hatters 50-18 in the paint. FSU also held reigning Atlantic Sun Player of the Year and career 16.0 ppg scorer Victoria McGowan to just two points on a pair of free throws, as she shot 0-for-10 from field.

Despite the big win, which also included the Seminoles grabbing a 46-29 edge in rebounds and an 11-0 advantage in fastbreak points, head coach Sue Semrau said the Noles still have some work to do.

"I wasn't real pleased with our effort today, and I knew it would be a trap game," Semrau said. "I knew coming off a big win over our rivals that it would be tough. But I'm really proud of these two (Natasha Howard and Chasity Clayton). I think that they did everything that we needed them to do."

Clayton and Howard led the Noles on the glass with 10 and nine boards apiece, respectively. The pair also set the pace on defense. Howard had three steals for the third straight game, while Clayton had two steals and a block.

Senior Leonor Rodriguez continued her great start, scoring 11 points, grabbing five rebounds and making three steals in 29 minutes. Junior Cheetah Delgado - earning her second career start, didn't make a basket, but helped control the game with her pinpoint passing, dishing six assists for the third consecutive contest. Delgado and senior Morgan Toles have spearheaded the Seminoles' uptempo attack this season, taking turns at the point guard position and constantly finding open teammates on the fastbreak.

"It's fun because the players don't have to think about the ball coming up the floor," Semrau said. "They just think about getting there and getting their hands up. They've been the recipients of some fun passes. Cheetah is obviously a fan-favorite and should be. She's worked extremely hard to be playing at this level at 5-2."

Stetson hung with Florida State early on Sunday. Shanasa Sanders drilled a three-pointer to put the Hatters ahead 7-4 just under four minutes into the game, but Stetson didn't hit another trey until the 3:26 mark in the second half when Jama Sharp connected on a three with the game already decided. The Hatters came in making 7.7 three-pointers per game at a 36.5 percent clip. FSU held Stetson to 2-of-18 from long range for an 11.1 percentage, however.

The Seminoles got rolling at the 15:53 mark in the first half when Delgado found Howard for a layup to jump start a 9-0 run. Howard added a pair of putbacks during the run, which gave FSU a 13-7 lead with 14 minutes remaining in the first half.

After back-to-back layups by seniors Alexa Deluzio and Clayton pushed the Seminoles lead to 25-13 with 8:09 to play before halftime, FSU used another big run - this time 12-0 - to pull ahead 37-15 at the 1:47 mark in the first frame. Rodriguez then drilled a three at the buzzer off a dish from Delgado to make the score 42-19 at the break.

A pair of layups from redshirt junior forward Lauren Coleman and Howard put the Garnet and Gold up 27 (52-25) four minutes into the second half. The Seminoles pushed the lead to 30 with a minute left in the game when Rodriguez found Howard for a layup to make the score 72-42.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  29   2   3    0    0   0   2   4      2    5   7  3   3  5   0   2
 5 Cheetah Delgado       g  27   0   2    0    0   2   2   2      1    4   5  1   6  4   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton       f  30   3   9    0    1   1   2   7      2    8  10  1   3  0   1   2
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  29   5  10    1    3   0   0  11      1    4   5  1   3  3   0   3
34 Chelsea Davis         f  20   8  13    0    0   6   9  22      0    0   0  1   0  1   2   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio            28   1   4    0    1   2   2   4      1    3   4  3   3  1   0   0
12 Jakelle King-Gilchrist    4   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    0   0  1   0  2   0   0
20 Kristi Mokube             0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   0
31 Ebony Wells               2   0   0    0    0   0   2   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman            5   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    2   2  1   0  0   0   0
33 Natasha Howard           26   8  12    0    0   7  12  23      4    5   9  0   0  2   0   3
   Team                                                           3        3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  28  54    1    5  19  33  76     14   32  46 13  18 19   3  11
   Opp                     200  17  60    2   18   8  10  44     12   17  29 23   5 22   0   4


  1 2 Total
STETSON
19
25
44
FLORIDA STATE
42
34
76

FLORIDA STATE 90, EASTERN KENTUCKY 51
11/23/2012, San Juan Shootout, San Juan, PR

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Rolls Past EKU in San Juan.

Seminoles won four straight by 30 or more for first-time in school history.

SAN JUAN, P.R. - Led by the senior trio of Morgan Toles, Leonor Rodriguez and Chasity Clayton, the Florida State women's basketball team opened the San Juan Shootout with a dominant 90-51 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Friday afternoon at Mario Morales Coliseum.

The 39-point win marks the first time the FSU women's basketball program has ever won four consecutive games by 30 or more points. The Noles opened the season by defeating Samford (77-42), Florida (98-67) and Stetson (76-44).

Toles didn't score a point, but was the catalyst for a Seminole squad that shot 54 percent from the field and 62 percent from three, dishing 10 assists and committing zero turnovers.

Rodriguez didn't miss a shot, going 8-for-8 from the floor and making three treys, en route a career-best 22 points. Clayton matched her career-best with 21 points, on a mix of fastbreak layups, pull-up jumpers and her first trey of the season.

"Not since (former Nole) Courtney Ward have I seen a point guard that can distribute the ball like Morgan and Cheetah (Delgado) can," head coach Sue Semrau said. "Their poise and selflessness have been vital to our early success this season. Tonight, Morgan was dishing it where they could score. We were knocking down our shots because we took great shots. Leo went 8-for-8 because she knows what to do in our offense and what shots she can make. It was a great win."

Delgado, a second-generation Puerto Rican, dished six assists and had just one turnover, playing in front of family and friends.

Ward was the last Seminole to record double figures in assists, accomplishing the feat 83 games ago on Jan. 21, 2010 in an FSU victory against Harvard.

Junior forward Natasha Howard added 14 points, while seniors Chelsea Davis (11) and Alexa Deluzio (13) also reached double-figures off the bench.

The Seminoles led from the start and forced EKU into 24 turnovers and just 36 percent shooting.

Florida State jumped out to a 7-0 lead as Clayton made consecutive baskets and Rodriguez drilled a three-pointer, but FSU led just 9-8 six minutes into the contest.

A Deluzio three at the 12:56 mark sparked a 25-6 run for the Noles, however. The Seminoles took a 34-14 lead in a blink of an eye and a 43-18 advantage into the break.

Rodriguez and Davis had back-to-back three-point plays on "And-1" layups in the 12th minute of the game in the midst of 16 consecutive points for the Seminoles that effectively ended any threat by the Colonels, who had started the season 3-0.

In the second half, Clayton made a pair of buckets to put the Seminoles in front 49-20 with 18:30 to play. Her trey at the 14:24 mark in the second half gave the Garnet and Gold its first 30-point lead and her layup off a one-handed thread-the-needle pass from Toles put FSU in front by 40 points, 77-37, with eight minutes left.

All 11 Seminoles played at least six minutes and freshman Jakelle King-Gilchrist made the first field goal of her career at the 11:34 mark in the second half.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  23   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0  10  0   0   0
 5 Cheetah Delgado       g  24   1   6    0    0   0   0   2      1    3   4  1   6  1   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton       f  26  10  15    1    1   0   1  21      0    3   3  1   2  3   0   1
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  27   8   8    3    3   3   3  22      0    2   2  1   1  4   0   3
33 Natasha Howard        f  22   4  11    0    0   6   6  14      1    2   3  2   0  2   0   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio            24   5   9    3    5   0   0  13      0    5   5  1   1  0   0   0
12 Jakelle King-Gilchrist   15   1   3    0    2   0   0   2      2    1   3  2   2  1   0   1
20 Kristi Mokube             9   0   1    0    0   2   2   2      3    0   3  1   0  2   0   1
31 Ebony Wells               7   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman           13   1   3    1    2   0   0   3      0    3   3  2   1  1   0   1
34 Chelsea Davis            10   5   6    0    0   1   2  11      0    3   3  3   0  1   0   1
   Team                                                           2    3   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  35  65    8   13  12  14  90      9   27  36 14  23 15   0  10
   Opp                     200  20  55    4   18   7  10  51      8   23  31 14  10 24   4   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
43
47
90
EASTERN KENTUCKY
18
33
51

FLORIDA STATE 73, VANDERBILT 59
11/24/2012, San Juan Shootout, San Juan, PR

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Moves to 5-0 with Win over #17 Vanderbilt.

Cheetah Delgado dished nine assists in front of friends and family.

SAN JUAN, PR - Senior Leonor Rodriguez (16 points) led five Seminoles in double figures as Florida State improved to 5-0 with a 73-59 victory over No. 17/19 Vanderbilt (3-3) on Saturday at Mario Morales Coliseum on the second day of the San Juan Shootout.

The Seminoles have won five straight games for the first time since beating Florida, Stetson, Missouri, Virginia Tech and Virginia from Dec. 28, 2010 to Jan. 9, 2011. FSU also remains undefeated (5-0) in the San Jan Shootout all-time.

"We talked about integrity in our pregame tonight," head coach Sue Semrau said. "What integrity means is you are who you say you are. This was a test for us today to find who we are. Are we a team that fights? Are we a team that does the little things? Do we value team over self? In every category, we did all of those things tonight."

Joining Rodriguez in double figures were junior forward Natasha Howard (15 points), senior guard Alexa Deluzio (14), senior forward Chasity Clayton (13) and senior post Chelsea Davis (10).

Junior guard Cheetah Delgado, a second generation Puerto Rican, dished a career-best nine assists and made four steals in front of a group of family members and friends. Davis added three blocks, while Clayton pulled down seven rebounds.

Rodriguez followed up her perfect 8-of-8 performance against EKU on Friday with another stellar game, making 4-of-7 shots and sinking two treys. She drilled all six of her free throw attempts, including four in the final 50 seconds to ice the game.

"You can look at her scoring, and it's great," Semrau said. "But her intangibles are where she really shines - the way she thinks the game and puts people into position. She's great on the defensive end, too. Leo has been our MVP so far this season."

Vanderbilt was led by junior point guard Jasmine Lister, who scored 16 points and made 3-of-4 from three-point range. Vanderbilt forward Tiffany Clarke came into the San Juan event averaging 17.3 ppg, but the Seminoles held her to just two points and she didn't make a field goal. The Commodores' star shooting guard, Christina Foggie, went down with a turned ankle midway through the first half.

The Seminoles trailed 17-16 eight minutes into the game, but a layup by Davis sparked seven consecutive points for FSU, as Rodriguez hit a jumper, Deluzio made a free throw and Clayton connected on a bucket from the block.

A three-pointer by Rodriguez from the corner capped another quick 7-0 spurt by the Seminoles and gave them a 12-point lead, 36-24, with two minutes remaining in the first half.

FSU went to the locker room with a 10-point advantage and extended it to 12 points on a layup by Clayton nine seconds into the second half.

Vanderbilt kept clawing back, however. A three-pointer by Elan Brown cut the Noles' lead to just 4, 43-38, with 15:36 remaining in the game.

FSU answered right back.

Delgado found Howard for a layup and then stole the ball from Kady Schrann and dished another pass to Deluzio for a transition layup to put the Seminoles back up by 8 with 15 minutes to go.

A putback layup by Deluzio with 9:46 left gave the Noles a 10-point lead, 57-47.

Davis answered another run by Vanderbilt with a block of Lister at the 5:36 mark in the final frame and scored from the block to put FSU ahead 65-55 with five minutes remaining. Howard added a block of her own on Vanderbilt's next possession, and Clayton split a pair of free throws to bring FSU's lead up to 11 with four minutes left.

Rodriguez iced the game with four free throws in the final 50 seconds.

The Noles shot 50 percent from the floor (25-50) and held Vanderbilt to just 29.5 percent (18-61), while also holding a 42-33 edge on the glass.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  23   2   2    0    0   1   2   5      1    5   6  1   4  1   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton       f  28   5  11    0    1   3   4  13      0    7   7  3   2  4   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  36   4   7    2    5   6   6  16      1    2   3  2   1  1   0   0
33 Natasha Howard        f  31   6  11    0    0   3   4  15      1    2   3  2   1  3   1   2
34 Chelsea Davis         f  27   3   7    0    0   4   5  10      0    5   5  2   0  2   3   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio            32   5  11    1    4   3   4  14      3    2   5  2   0  5   0   1
 5 Cheetah Delgado          23   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    4   5  2   9  3   0   4
   Team                                                           3    5   8                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  50    3   10  20  25  73     10   32  42 14  17 19   4   9
   Opp                     200  18  61    6   13  17  24  59     14   19  33 18  10 13   0  10


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
36
37
73
VANDERBILT
26
33
59

FLORIDA STATE 83, IOWA 69
11/28/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL, ACC-Big 10 Challenge

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Can't Stop, Won't Stop.

Leo Rodriguez continued her great start by scoring a career-high 28 as FSU moved to 6-0.

TALLAHASSE, FL - Florida State women's basketball head coach Sue Semrau called senior guard Leonor Rodriguez the Seminoles' MVP so far this season following FSU's 5-0 start.

The Canary Islands, Spain star proved just how valuable she is on Wednesday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center, carrying Florida State past Iowa, 83-69, in this season's ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup.

Rodriguez, the reigning ACC Player of the Week, scored a career-best 28 points on 11-of-15 field goals, including 4-of-6 from three. Her 11 field goals, four treys in 39 minutes are all career bests.

"She wasn't cocky - she shows humility," Semrau said. "That kid has put in hours, and hours, and hours of work. She and (Alexa Deluzio) - they are the ones that are in the gym together shooting, shooting, shooting and that's really the difference in why they both are so critical to our success."

Deluzio, a senior guard, added 14 points and five boards for a Seminole team that moved to 6-0 for the third time in four years.

Junior forward Natasha Howard scored 12 points and senior post Chelsea Davis tallied 10 while battling foul trouble.

Rodriguez gave the Seminoles a narrow lead at halftime, 33-30, by hitting 5-of-7 shots, scoring 11 points and dishing three assists before the break.

In the second half, the 5-11 guard made big play, after big play.

When Iowa cut the FSU lead to 4, Rodriguez took a pass from junior point guard Yashira "Cheetah" Delgado and buried a three at the 8:22 mark to put the Seminoles comfortably ahead 58-51.

Three minutes later, the Hawkeyes inched to within 5, 66-61, but there was Rodriguez again. This time, she found Howard for a layup underneath the hoop to stave off the threat and notch her season-high sixth assist.

Rodriguez further extended the Florida State lead to 74-65 by rattling in a pull-up 15-footer with 3:10 left in the game.

Delgado put the Seminoles up 11, 76-65, 40 seconds later when she dribbled through the entire Iowa defense and scooped in a layup.

Rodriguez's steal with 50 seconds left was the back-breaker, as she found Delgado for a layup that put the Noles up 81-69.

"I'm just happy for the team, happy for the victory," Rodriguez said. "I couldn't have done it without them. I think everybody played their role. Cheetah [Delgado] and Morgan [Toles] found me. They did it for me. I just have to shoot it. I'm happy for the win and I hope we keep working hard."

The Seminoles held Iowa's Morgan Johnson (18.1 ppg & 7.6 rpg) to just two points and one board in the first half, but the 6-5 preseason All-Big Ten honoree got rolling with back-to-back layups the first minute following halftime to give the Hawkeyes a 34-33 lead.

Johnson's free throws at the 15:49 mark in the second half gave her double figures for the game and tied the contest at 40-40.

Following a gritty putback by Deluzio, Delagado made a steal and tried to whip a one-handed pass back to Deluzio. The pass was too long, but Deluzio saved it to Delgado, who tossed a pass cross court to a wide open Rodriguez. In what was no surprise to anybody in the arena, she swished in the trey to put the Seminoles ahead, 47-42 and forced Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder to burn a timeout with 12:42 left in the game.

Johnson finished with 20 points, including 18 in the second half, to lead Iowa, who shot 60.7 percent after halftime and 49.2 percent for the game.

The Noles also made 49.2 percent of their shots and connected on 56.2 percent in the second frame.

Florida State was outrebounded for the first time this season, but scored 28 points off 24 Iowa turnovers.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  25   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    2   2  1   5  3   0   2
00 Chasity Clayton       f  32   3  11    0    0   2   2   8      2    4   6  1   0  2   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  39  11  15    4    6   2   2  28      0    4   4  0   6  2   0   3
33 Natasha Howard        f  34   5   9    0    0   2   3  12      3    0   3  1   0  2   2   3
34 Chelsea Davis         f  14   3   7    0    0   4   4  10      3    0   3  4   1  0   2   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio            33   5  15    1    4   3   7  14      3    2   5  0   1  1   0   1
 5 Cheetah Delgado          23   3   5    0    0   3   4   9      1    1   2  2   5  3   0   2
   Team                                                           2    2   4  1               
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  31  63    5   10  16  22  83     14   15  29 10  18 13   4  12
   Opp                     200  30  61    2   11   7   9  69     16   19  35 16  13 24   6   6


  1 2 Total
IOWA
30
39
69
FLORIDA STATE
33
50
83

FLORIDA STATE 70, UNC-CHARLOTTE 54
12/02/2012, CHARLOTTE, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Deluzio Powers Noles Past Charlotte.

FSU moved to 7-0 for the third time in school history.

CHARLOTTE, NC - Senior guard Alexa Deluzio powered the Florida State women's basketball team to 70-54 victory over Charlotte at Halton Arena on Sunday.

Deluzio's 22-point performance off the bench helped the Seminoles overcome a season-high 22 turnovers and a season-low .410 shooting percentage to win their seventh straight game to start the season.

"This is our first true road game," head coach Sue Semrau said. "I knew it was going to be a different feel. It took us awhile to adjust. It's good for us to get this under our belt and find a way to win."

The Noles are 7-0 for the third time in school history (2009-10 and 2004-05) and have won seven in a row by double figures for just the second time ever (Jan. 28-Feb. 17, 1990).

The Seminoles shot just 34 percent in the first half, but connected on 50 percent of their field goal attempts after halftime.

Senior forward Chasity Clayton scored 15 points and grabbed six boards, while junior forward Natasha Howard tallied 15. Junior point guard Yashira "Cheetah" Delagado dished seven assists, made three steals and grabbed a career-high eight boards. The 49ers held reigning ACC Player of the Week Leo Rodriguez to three points.

"Charlotte did a really good job of covering Leo, and it's great to have a tandem when one or the other can step up on the offensive end," Semrau said. "Lex had a great game off the bench."

In a back-and-forth first half, Deluzio pushed the Seminoles to a 29-25 halftime lead when she made a scooping layup and drilled a trey off a pass from Delgado 27 seconds before the break.

The Seminoles made four of their first seven shots after halftime and raced out to a 40-29 lead.

Charlotte fought back and cut the FSU lead to just 5 with 11 minutes remaining after Ny Hammonds swished a three and then found Kira Gordon for a layup.

Toles made back-to-back buckets over a 15-second span to keep Florida State in control with nine minutes left, however.

Deluzio provided the dagger when she followed a layup with a three from the corner to make the score 55-44 at the 6:20 mark in the second frame.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  22   2   4    0    0   0   0   4      3    1   4  3   3  4   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton       f  29   5  11    2    3   3   7  15      2    4   6  2   0  2   0   1
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  34   1   5    0    0   1   2   3      1    2   3  1   4  4   0   2
33 Natasha Howard        f  28   5  12    0    0   5   7  15      4    1   5  3   1  1   2   0
34 Chelsea Davis         f  24   2   9    0    0   3   3   7      2    2   4  3   1  4   1   3
 3 Alexa Deluzio            34   8  12    3    5   3   3  22      1    5   6  1   0  1   0   1
 5 Cheetah Delgado          29   2   8    0    0   0   0   4      6    2   8  3   7  5   0   3
   Team                                                                3   3         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  61    5    8  15  22  70     19   20  39 16  16 22   3  11
   Opp                     200  23  61    1   10   7  10  54     21   20  41 17  15 27   3  10


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
29
41
70
UNC-CHARLOTTE
25
29
54

NEBRASKA 78, FLORIDA STATE 77
12/08/2012, LINCOLN, NE

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 24 FSU Falls to No. 22 Nebraska.

Nebraska got 36 points from Jordan Hooper.

LINCOLN, NE - In a matchup featuring two Top 25 squads, Saturday afternoon's contest between No. 24 Florida State and No. 22 Nebraska lived up to the billing at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Both teams battled till literally the final buzzer in a contest that featured 17 lead changes. The Seminoles had a chance to win the game at the free throw line with 1.3 seconds left, but Jordan Hooper's career-best 36-point performance was ultimately too much to overcome as Nebraska edged Florida State, 78-77.

The Seminoles shot 53.6 percent from the field and made 7-of-9 from behind the arc (78 percent), but were outrebounded 38-31 and couldn't find an answer for Hooper, who hit five three-pointers in the first half.

The loss is Florida State's first this season, and the Seminoles will take a 7-1 record into their next game on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. versus Grambling State in Tallahassee.

"Hooper got busy out there and we didn't have an answer for her," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "Credit to Nebraska. I thought the momentum swings seemed even bigger than they probably were because they had a great crowd."

Florida State trailed 78-77 and had the ball with 22 seconds left following a pair of free throws by Nebraska point guard Lindsey Moore.

Senior guard Morgan Toles drove the lane and forced up a runner with five seconds left on the clock. Senior forward Chelsea Davis grabbed the offensive rebound, but her putback attempt was no good. Junior forward Natasha Howard grabbed the miss and was fouled with 1.3 seconds left on her layup attempt.

With the game on the line, both of Howard's free throw attempts were no good.

"Natasha gave us a chance to win, and that's the first step in our growth," Semrau said. "We hadn't been in a game like this. I thought it came down to us giving them too many opportunities on the offensive glass."

Florida State was down 71-66 with 5:20 left in the game, but senior guard Leonor Rodriguez (24 points) got the Seminoles back in the game.

Her fourth three of the afternoon tied the game at 71-71 with 2:48 left, and her pull-up jumper gave the Seminoles a 73-71 advantage at the 2:29 mark.

Moore split a pair of free throws nine seconds later and Hooper's layup gave Nebraska a 74-73 lead with two minutes remaining.

Howard's layup put the Noles back up 1 with a minute to go, but Nebraska's Emily Cady answered with a post bucket of her own with 48 seconds left.

Toles nailed two free throws with 40 seconds remaining to give FSU its last lead, 77-76, before Moore drilled her pair that sealed the win.

Hooper sparked Nebraska to a 40-36 halftime lead by scoring 22 points before the break.

Both teams started the game red hot - shooting identical 71.4 percent (5-of-7) before the first media timeout.

The Huskers led 17-11 before senior guard Alexa Deluzio (19 points) sparked an 11-1 run with 10 points in a two-and-half minute span that gave the Noles a 30-23 lead with 8:03 left in the first half.

However, the Seminoles went cold and didn't score a point for nearly six minutes, as Hooper took over the game for Nebraska.

Hooper, who didn't score in her last game, tallied eight consecutive points and gave the Huskers a 31-30 lead with her fourth trey of the first half at the 3:30 mark.

Chasity Clayton nailed a free throw to end the Noles' drought and tie the game 31-31 2:10 before the halftime buzzer. Clayton added a three-point play to make the score 34-31 at 1:36, but Hooper drilled another three and Moore made a trey at the first half buzzer.

The Seminoles opened the second half by scoring seven consecutive points to take a 43-40 lead on a trey from Deluzio.

Hooper answered with her sixth three to tie the contest, but Rodriguez followed with five consecutive points - swishing a trey before making a steal and connecting on a layup to put FSU in the lead 48-43 with 17:45 left.

Rodriguez scored 10 straight FSU points, but Nebraska kept fighting back behind its loud crowd of 3,864 fans. Tear'a Laudermill's free throws at 14:50 tied the game, 53-53, and the teams traded leads the rest of the contest.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  26   1   4    0    0   2   2   4      0    2   2  3   5  0   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton       f  30   6   9    0    1   2   3  14      0    3   3  1   0  1   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  37   9  14    4    4   2   2  24      0    4   4  0   4  3   0   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  26   3   7    0    0   2   6   8      3    4   7  3   0  1   3   3
34 Chelsea Davis         f  26   3   7    0    0   0   0   6      2    2   4  1   1  1   0   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio            35   7  13    3    4   2   2  19      1    2   3  5   3  7   1   2
 5 Cheetah Delgado          20   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      1    4   5  4   3  4   0   0
   Team                                                                3   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  30  56    7    9  10  15  77      7   24  31 17  16 17   4   7
   Opp                     200  28  62    9   23  13  18  78     15   23  38 15  18 16   3   9


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
36
41
77
NEBRASKA
40
38
78

FLORIDA STATE 96, GRAMBLING STATE 60
12/15/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Women's Hoops Stays Unbeaten at Home.

The Seminoles cruised past Grambling State 96-60.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Behind a 33-point explosion in the first seven minutes and 18 seconds of the second half, the Florida State women's basketball team cruised to a 96-60 victory over Grambling State at the Donald L. Tucker Center on Saturday night. The Seminoles moved to 8-1 on the year and remain undefeated at home (5-0).

"It turned into something that the players took personally," head coach Sue Semrau said. "We came out with a great win. It was a lot of fun to watch them in the second half."

The Seminoles led by just 12 - 49-37 - at the half against the Tigers (1-7). However, Florida State came out blazing in the second frame, scoring the first 14 points and extending its lead to 63-36 in the first four minutes before Grambling State registered its first bucket after halftime.

Senior Alexa Deluzio's layup with 12:42 left in the contest put FSU ahead 82-43 and capped a game-breaking 33-6 run.

"It was all of the players," Semrau said. "They want this team to be theirs. I thought in the second half they took over."

Deluzio reached double figures for the sixth-consecutive game, scoring 23 points. It marked the 10th time in her career and second this season that the Orlando, Fla. native put up 20 or more points in a game.

Two Seminoles recorded double-doubles as senior Chelsea Davis scored 16 points and snatched 11 boards while junior Natasha Howard had 14 points and 10 rebounds. For Davis, it's the second double-double of her career, while Howard recorded her 17th. FSU held a commanding 58-27 advantage on the glass, including a 19-5 edge on offensive boards.

In addition to Davis, Deluzio and Howard, two more Noles posted double figures as senior Leonor Rodriguez had 17 points and senior Chasity Clayton added 10.

Junior Yashira "Cheetah" Delgado came off the bench and led the team with eight assists. Delgado and Rodriguez both nabbed a career-best five steals apiece as Florida State notched a season-high 18 takeaways that led to 36 points off of turnovers.

FSU also dished a season-high 25 assists.

Sophomore Lauren Coleman entered the game in the second half and posted a career-high seven points and grabbed four rebounds.

Florida State took an early 7-0 lead in the first half before surrendering an 8-2 run to Grambling State. With the Seminoles ahead 9-8, Clayton's layup sparked an 11-2 run, opening up the Florida State lead to 20-13.

The Tigers refused to go away in the first 20 minutes, though, as the Seminoles clung to a barely double-digit lead at the break.

In the first two minutes after halftime, Davis scored four quick points before Howard added back-to-back layups. After Rodrgiuez made a fastbreak bucket, Deluzio hit two quick shots as the rout continued.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  24   1   4    0    0   0   0   2      2    2   4  0   5  5   0   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  28   8  12    3    7   4   4  23      2    2   4  2   3  2   1   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  24   7  17    1    6   2   2  17      0    5   5  2   5  5   0   5
33 Natasha Howard        f  14   6   8    0    0   2   2  14      2    8  10  2   2  0   0   3
34 Chelsea Davis         f  22   4   7    0    0   8   8  16      5    6  11  0   0  0   1   2
 5 Cheetah Delgado          26   2   5    0    0   1   2   5      1    2   3  2   8  4   0   5
00 Chasity Clayton          23   5  11    0    0   0   0  10      1    4   5  3   1  0   1   0
12 Jakelle King-Gilchrist   12   0   1    0    0   0   2   0      2    0   2  1   1  1   1   3
20 Kristi Mokube             8   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  4   0  2   0   0
31 Ebony Wells               8   1   5    0    0   0   0   2      1    0   1  2   0  2   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman           11   3   8    1    2   0   0   7      0    4   4  0   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           2    5   7                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  37  78    5   15  17  20  96     19   39  58 18  25 22   4  18
   Opp                     200  25  63    5   20   5  13  60      5   22  27 18  11 26   2   9


  1 2 Total
GRAMBLING STATE
37
23
60
FLORIDA STATE
49
47
96

FLORIDA STATE 94, MERCER 42
12/19/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU website, seminoles.com.

Dominant Effort Moves Seminoles to 9-1.

The FSU women's hoops team defeated Mercer, 94-42, on Wednesday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The 23rd-ranked Florida State women's basketball team was dominant on both ends of the floor in a 94-42 victory over Mercer on Wednesday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The Seminoles had a season-high 59 rebounds and a season-low 12 turnovers. FSU connected on 51.3 percent of its field goal attempts and held the Bears to just 23.2 percent from the floor, including 1-of-17 from three. Only one Mercer player scored more than six points.

It was a fantastic performance for Florida State, which improved to 9-1 overall and 6-0 at home, but not out of the ordinary this season.

"I expect it," head coach Sue Semrau said. "I have great kids. I have great players. Natasha (Howard) had a double-double at the half. (Alexa Deluzio) is playing her best basketball. It's really fun. And having five kids in double figures game in and game out makes us so tough to guard."

The Noles are the only team in the country with five players averaging at least 10 points per game. Led by 17 points from Howard and senior post Chelsea Davis, they accomplished the feat for the fifth time this season.

Deluzio added 15 points, while seniors Chasity Clayton and Leonor Rodriguez contributed 13 and 10, respectively.

Howard tallied her second straight double-double and 18th of her career with 12 points and 11 boards in the first 20 minutes of the game. She finished with 17 points, 12 boards and a career-best-matching four blocks.

Junior point guard Yashira "Cheetah" Delgado added seven points, seven assists and five boards, while freshman Jakelle King-Gilchrist had the best game of her short college career, scoring nine points on her birthday.

"No one is out there worrying about their points or their performance," Deluzio said. "We're worried about a win and whatever that looks like everybody is happy about it. It makes playing very enjoyable."

The Seminoles' 52-point victory margin tied for the seventh-largest win in FSU history and the 94 points marked the fourth time this season FSU has eclipsed the 90-point mark. The last time FSU reached 90 that many times in an entire season came during the 1991-92 campaign.

Mercer missed its first 10 field goal attempts and started the game in a 1-for-19 funk, as Florida State stormed to leads of 19-6 and 32-16 in the first half. The Seminoles closed the first half on an 8-2 run behind two straight layups by Davis and a basket by Clayton and took a 42-21 lead into the break.

After Mercer guard Precious Bridges drilled a jumper to make the score 48-27 two-and-half minutes into the second half, Florida State scored 16 consecutive points over the next five minutes.

Rodriguez swished and 18-footer before driving in for a layup to ignite the run, while Howard and Clayton each made a pair of easy layups during the spurt that gave the Garnet and Gold a 36-point lead with 12:29 left in the game. Howard also had two emphatic blocks during the streak.

With eight minutes remaining, Deluzio buried a three from the corner that made the score 74-31. In what was emblematic of the unselfish performance, the Noles passed the ball around the perimeter four times before finding the wide-open Orlando, Fla., native.

"This team is really starting to play together and enjoying the game," Semrau said. "They accept the challenges we throw at them. I thought we got better as we went tonight. That's really important. They didn't coast."

The Seminoles shot 61 percent in the second half and outscored the Bears by 31 points after the break.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  26   0   4    0    0   0   0   0      2    2   4  1   1  1   0   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  25   6  11    2    4   1   2  15      3    3   6  1   3  0   1   2
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  29   5  12    0    2   0   0  10      1    6   7  1   3  2   0   3
33 Natasha Howard        f  18   7  15    0    0   3   5  17      7    5  12  3   0  0   4   1
34 Chelsea Davis         f  21   6  10    0    0   5   5  17      2    5   7  1   0  2   0   0
 5 Cheetah Delgado          24   3   5    0    0   1   4   7      4    1   5  0   7  3   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton          23   6  10    0    0   1   1  13      1    6   7  0   1  2   2   0
12 Jakelle King-Gilchrist   11   4   7    0    0   1   1   9      0    3   3  0   0  0   0   1
20 Kristi Mokube             4   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   0
31 Ebony Wells               6   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman           13   1   1    1    1   1   2   4      2    4   6  1   1  1   0   0
   Team                                                                1   1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  39  76    3    7  13  20  94     22   37  59  9  16 12   7   7
   Opp                     200  19  82    1   17   3   6  42     27   19  46 16  13 17   2   4


  1 2 Total
MERCER
21
21
42
FLORIDA STATE
42
52
94

FLORIDA STATE 93, UNC-GREENSBORO 63
12/22/2012, GREENSBORO, NC

From the FSU website, seminoles.com.

No. 23 FSU Women's Hoops Sprints Past UNCG.

The Seminoles moved to 10-1 for the sixth time in school history.

GREENSBORO, NC - The 23rd-ranked Florida State women's basketball team will head into the conference schedule on a roll after blowing out UNCG, 93-63, on Saturday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The Seminoles tallied their highest number of steals (25) since 1996 and forced the Spartans into 34 total turnovers en route to moving to 10-1 for the sixth time in school history.

Florida State, which opens ACC play against Boston College in Tallahassee at 2 p.m. on Dec. 30, won its third consecutive game by 30 points at the home court of the conference tournament which will be played in March.

"This game served the purpose we wanted it to," head coach Sue Semrau said. "We wanted to get a feel for the arena. We came out and played great in the first half. (Chasity) Clayton was great on the offensive end and we did a great job in the first half forcing turnovers. It's great to end the non-conference schedule on a high note."

Senior forward Chasity Clayton led five Noles in double figures with a career-best-tying 21 points. Senior Alexa Deluzio scored 12 points, while classmate Leonor Rodriguez tallied 11 points, six assists and a career-best six steals.

Senior Chelsea Davis scored 10 points and junior Natasha Howard had 11 points and five steals.

Senior point guard Morgan Toles dished seven assists and made five steals, while fellow floor general Yashira "Cheetah" Delgado had five assists and three steals. The pair constantly pushed the pace, as FSU held a 26-6 advantage in fastbreak points.

Sophomore Lauren Coleman scored a career-best eight points in 19 minutes off the bench.

The Spartans actually led 9-7 after Sidnei Harmon made a layup at the 15:35 mark in the first half.

Florida State wouldn't let UNCG score for another eight minutes, nine seconds, however. As they've done to opponents for most of the season, the Seminoles ran away from the Spartans by using pressure defense to force turnovers that led to easy baskets.

FSU scored 23 consecutive points in an eight-minute span to take a 30-9 lead.

Delgado fed Deluzio for a trey from the wing that made the score 18-9 at the 11:50 mark. The lead swelled to 25-9 just over 10 minutes into the game after Clayton drilled a three and hit a turnaround jumper.

Delgado made the score 28-9 when she stole the ball from UNCG guard Jessica Collins just past half court, made a crossover dribble and faked a pass before nailing her signature teardop runner in the lane.

Coleman capped the game-breaking run with a jumper off a pass from Delgado with 7:43 remaining in the first half.

Florida State went up 53-20 just over a minute before the break after Rodriguez saved a ball out of bounce under the UNCG hoop right to Deluzio who drilled a three.

FSU forced the Spartans into 25 turnovers in the first half, which is one more than the highest total the Noles forced an opponent into in any full game last season.

The Seminoles continued their dominance in the second half, raising their lead to as many as 43 points on a layup by sophomore forward Kristi Mokube with 10 minutes left in the game.

The Spartans were led by Lucy Mason's 21 points and five three-pointers.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  22   1   4    0    0   0   0   2      2    4   6  2   7  0   0   5
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  22   5  10    2    4   0   0  12      1    1   2  1   2  1   1   2
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  21   4  10    0    2   3   3  11      0    2   2  1   6  1   0   6
33 Natasha Howard        f  16   5  11    0    0   1   2  11      4    2   6  2   0  1   0   5
34 Chelsea Davis         f  22   4   9    0    0   2   3  10      3    3   6  0   1  1   1   1
 5 Cheetah Delgado          26   2   6    0    0   0   0   4      2    3   5  1   5  5   0   3
00 Chasity Clayton          18   8  10    1    1   4   5  21      2    2   4  0   1  2   2   0
12 Jakelle King-Gilchrist   16   2   5    0    2   2   2   6      1    0   1  1   0  1   0   0
20 Kristi Mokube             8   3   5    0    0   0   0   6      2    1   3  1   0  1   0   1
31 Ebony Wells              10   1   5    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  0   0  3   0   1
32 Lauren Coleman           19   4   9    0    1   0   0   8      5    2   7  1   0  0   0   1
   Team                                                                4   4         2        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  39  84    3   10  12  15  93     22   25  47 10  22 18   4  25
   Opp                     200  23  63   12   21   5   8  63     18   24  42 13  12 34   3   9


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
55
38
93
UNC-GREENSBORO
22
41
63

FLORIDA STATE 76, BOSTON COLLEGE 70
12/30/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU website, seminoles.com.

Deluzio Nets 25, Leads FSU Past Boston College.

The 21st-ranked Seminoles edged past the Eagles 76-70 on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Senior Alexa Deluzio tallied her first career double-double on Sunday at the Donald L. Tucker Center to lead the No. 21-ranked Florida State women’s basketball team to a 76-70 ACC-opening victory over Boston College.

In the Seminoles’ last meeting against the Eagles, Deluzio carried FSU to a 68-59 victory in Chestnut Hill on Jan. 19, 2012 by scoring a career-best 28 points and making six three pointers.

On Sunday, Deluzio didn’t hit a three, but instead did her damage in the paint, ripping down a career-best 12 rebounds to go along with 25 points. She also dished six assists in a dominating effort.

“Her confidence jumpstarted everything we did today,” head coach Sue Semrau said about the fifth-year senior guard. “We needed her to be a rebounder today as we didn’t do a very good job in that category. I felt like we were a little rusty. I’m proud of the way the team grinded the game out towards the end when Boston College made their run. It was a good win for us.”

Boston College guard Kerri Shields hit her fifth three to bring BC within 2, 68-66, with 3:42 remaining.

After BC center Katie Zenevitch made a layup to keep the Eagles within 2, 72-70, senior guard Morgan Toles drilled a 12-foot jumper with 40 seconds remaining in the game.

Boston College turned the ball over 10 seconds later when junior forward Natasha Howard ripped the ball away from Eagles’ point guard Tessah Holt. Howard passed the ball ahead to Deluzio, who was fouled and fittingly iced the game with a pair of free throws that put the Seminoles in front, 76-70, with 21 seconds left.

“I just go out and play,” Deluzio said. “That’s what everyone on this team does. Nobody is trying to get a double-double or score 25 points. It just happens when everybody plays their role.”

Howard also recorded a double-double – with 12 points and 10 rebounds – despite battling foul trouble the entire game.

Howard and starting center Chelsea Davis each picked up two early fouls and Florida State spent much of the first half playing “small ball,” often without a player over 6-0 on the floor. Howard had four early points and four boards, but logged just seven minutes before the break. Davis played just two minutes in the first half.

Still, the Seminoles built up an early lead thanks to the play of Deluzio. The Seminoles made 12 of their first 20 field goal attempts and Deluzio scored 14 before halftime. With Howard and Davis on the bench, the 5-11 Orlando, Fla., native played much of the first half in the post and also grabbed seven rebounds in the first 20 minutes.

A jumper by senior guard Leonor Rodriguez (14 points) made the score 27-13 with 6:45 remaining in the first half. However, the Eagles fought back as their three-point attempts starting falling. Shields buried a pair from long range in the last 2:23 of the first half. Her second trey made the score 34-28 and FSU clung to a 37-30 lead at the break.

Shields (17 points, five treys) and Nicole Boudreau (14 points, four treys) kept Boston College (6-5 overall record) in the game in the second half. The Eagles made five of their first seven long-range attempts after halftime and battled back from an 11-point deficit to come within 2 on Shields’ big trey with just under four minutes left.

Toles finished with a season-high nine points to go along with six assists, two steals and just one turnover in 34 minutes for a Seminole squad that improved to 11-1 and won its sixth ACC opener in seven years.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  34   4   9    0    0   1   2   9      1    1   2  1   6  1   0   2
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  37   9  14    0    3   7   8  25      3    9  12  2   6  3   0   1
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  37   5  13    1    3   3   5  14      1    2   3  1   0  2   0   0
33 Natasha Howard        f  24   6  10    0    0   0   3  12      6    4  10  4   0  4   0   2
34 Chelsea Davis         f  18   2   5    0    0   2   2   6      0    3   3  2   0  0   1   1
 5 Cheetah Delgado          22   3   6    0    0   0   0   6      1    1   2  1   2  5   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton          19   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      1    3   4  2   0  2   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman            9   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      1    1   2  0   0  0   1   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  31  62    1    6  13  20  76     15   25  40 13  14 17   2   6
   Opp                     200  27  64   10   26   6  13  70     14   18  32 18  20 14   4   7


  1 2 Total
BOSTON COLLEGE
30
40
70
FLORIDA STATE
37
39
76

FLORIDA STATE 85, GEORGIA TECH 78
01/03/2013, ATLANTA, GA

From the FSU website, seminoles.com.

Toles Leads No. 19 Florida State Past Georgia Tech.

The senior from Fayetteville, Ga., tallied 18 points, 10 assists and no turnovers.

ATLANTA, GA - Trailing by nine points in the second half, the 19th-ranked Florida State women's basketball team fought back to secure an 85-78 win over Georgia Tech on Thursday night at McCamish Pavilion.

The Seminoles were led by senior point guard Morgan Toles, who finished with 18 points, 10 assists and zero turnovers. Her scooping layup gave the Seminoles a six-point lead with one minute remaining and her steal 20 seconds later sealed the victory.

The Seminoles allowed Georgia Tech to shoot 59 percent in the first half, but buckled down in the second half, forcing the Yellow Jackets to shoot just 31 percent after the break.

"We started slow in the first half," head coach Sue Semrau said. "For them to be able to flick the switch in the second half like they did and have the confidence was impressive. Our point guards combined for 16 assists and one turnover. Our players knew what to do with the ball and how to take care of it tonight. The Georgia Tech press didn't seem to affect us.

"It started with Leonor Rodriguez and Morgan Toles tonight. They took it upon themselves to come out in the second half and played like warriors. It's so much fun to play up here (in Atlanta). We had friends and family, and alumni at the game. It's a special place to win."

Junior forward Natasha Howard finished with 18 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, while senior guard Leonor Rodriguez added 23 points, as the Seminoles moved to 12-1 for just the fourth time in school history.

The Seminoles trailed 72-70 after Georgia Tech guard Brittany Jackson drilled a corner three-pointer with 4 minutes and 30 seconds remaining in the game, but the Garnet and Gold used a 10-2 run to take control of the game.

Rodriguez went coast-to-coast for a layup with three minutes left to ignite the game-winning spurt, before senior forward Chelsea Davis made back-to-back buckets and grabbed steals on consecutive possessions that gave the Noles a 78-74 advantage with two minutes left.

Toles, a Fayetteville, Ga., native playing in front of a host of friends and family, found Davis for a layup 30 seconds later before icing the victory with her layup and steal in the final minute.

"Our energy in the second half was the difference," Toles said. "Coach (Semrau) told us to play our game during halftime, especially on defense. Our defense was the key in the second half. Road games are always tough. We have so many weapons. We work hard in practice and it showed tonight."

Georgia Tech moved ahead by 9 on a three-pointer by Dawnn Maye five minutes into the second half. However, the Seminoles got right back into the game with a 6-0 run spearheaded by the playmaking of Toles.

Florida State cut the deficit to 1 when Rodriguez made an impossible layup with 11:30 left in the contest.

A free throw by Howard with 8:57 left in the game gave the Seminoles their first lead, 64-63, since midway through the first half and the two teams battled back-and-forth until the end with nine lead changes in the final nine minutes.

Toles and senior guard Chasity Clayton (12 first-half points) kept the Noles in the contest over the first 20 minutes, but Georgia Tech stayed in control.

Yellow Jackets' reserve guard Sydney Wallace drilled a three at the 2:19 mark in the first frame that put the host squad ahead 41-34. She drilled another jumper to put Georgia Tech in front by 9, 43-34, a few moments later, and Georgia Tech carried a 45-38 lead into the break.

Howard's double-double was her fifth of the season and 20th of her career, while Rodriguez reached 20 points for the fifth-time this season.

Toles had 10 assists and no turnovers in a game for the second time this year.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  32   9  12    0    0   0   0  18      2    1   3  2  10  0   0   3
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  35   1  10    0    4   1   2   3      1    3   4  1   2  0   1   1
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  33   7  13    0    3   9  10  23      0    5   5  1   2  4   0   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  36   6  10    0    0   6  13  18      9    9  18  3   1  3   3   3
34 Chelsea Davis         f  18   4   6    0    0   1   3   9      1    3   4  2   0  1   3   1
 5 Cheetah Delgado          25   0   6    0    0   0   0   0      2    0   2  2   6  1   0   4
00 Chasity Clayton          21   7  12    0    0   0   0  14      2    2   4  1   0  2   1   1
   Team                                                                5   5         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  34  69    0    7  17  28  85     17   28  45 12  21 12   8  14
   Opp                     200  31  70    6   14  10  15  78     14   22  36 18  22 15   2   7


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
38
47
85
GEORGIA TECH
45
33
78

MARYLAND 71, FLORIDA STATE 64
01/06/2013, COLLEGE PARK, MD

From the FSU website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Battle Back, But Fall at Maryland.

Senior Chelsea Davis scored 18 points off the bench.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - The No. 19-ranked Florida State women's basketball team cut a 16-point halftime deficit to just three points, but ultimately fell to No. 8-ranked Maryland, 71-64, on Sunday afternoon at the Comcast Center.

After Florida State junior forward Natasha Howard made a layup to cut the Terrapins' lead to 66-63 with 1:35 remaining, Maryland guard Katie Rutan hit a dagger three to put Maryland up by 6 with 1:11 left.

The Seminoles were led by senior forward Chelsea Davis, who scored 18 points off the bench, and senior guard Alexa Deluzio, who scored 15 points.

Reigning ACC Player of the Year Alyssa Thomas did it all for Maryland, scoring 20 points, grabbing 15 rebounds and dishing six assists. Terps forward Tianna Hawkins added 17 points and nine boards.

Florida State trailed 40-24 at halftime.

"It was great ACC road battle for us, and we learned a lot," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "The competition in the ACC is tremendous. All of our games (in the ACC) are going to be tough. We're a team that wants to get better. I love our chemistry, and I'm excited for this team moving forward.

"Alyssa Thomas didn't disappoint today. Tianna Hawkins takes a lot of pressure off Thomas, too. I thought (Maryland's) guards played well - stepped up and hit shots. It was a great fight."

Florida State made just two of its first 14 field goal attempts and shot just 33 percent in the first half, but came out of the locker room a different team after the break.

The Seminoles, who shot 48 percent in the second half, slowly cut into the Maryland lead and then got back in the game with an 8-0 run with eight minutes left in the game.

With Maryland leading 56-44, Deluzio buried a free throw and senior Chasity Clayton rattled in a 25-foot three pointer to ignite the run. Junior guard Cheetah Delgado made a steal and fed Toles for a layup moments before senior guard Leonor Rodriguez made a steal of her own and dished a no-look pass to Howard, whose layup closed the score to 56-52 with 7:53 left.

For the rest of the game, the Seminoles threatened, but couldn't cut the deficit to lower than three points.

After Davis converted a three-point play with 4:36 left in the game, the Noles had an opportunity to make it a one-point game. However, Thomas was there for the Terrapins to grab a rebound and sprint coast-to-coast for a layup to extend the Maryland advantage to 5 with 3:27 left.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  28   2   3    0    0   2   3   6      1    3   4  4   1  1   0   2
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  38   5  16    1    4   4   6  15      1    6   7  1   1  2   0   2
00 Chasity Clayton       f  16   1   5    1    1   0   2   3      1    1   2  1   0  1   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  37   2  11    0    2   3   4   7      0    2   2  0   4  5   0   4
33 Natasha Howard        c  23   5   8    0    0   1   2  11      0    5   5  4   0  3   0   0
 5 Cheetah Delgado          30   2   5    0    0   0   0   4      1    1   2  2   2  4   0   4
32 Lauren Coleman            4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            24   7  10    0    0   4   6  18      2    1   3  3   0  2   0   2
   Team                                                           2    2   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  58    2    7  14  23  64      8   22  30 15   8 19   0  14
   Opp                     200  28  63    7   18   8  11  71     14   34  48 17  20 25   4   8


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
24
40
64
MARYLAND
40
31
71

WAKE FOREST 80, FLORIDA STATE 72
01/10/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls to Wake Forest.

Chelsea Davis led the Seminoles with 25 points in the loss.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The No. 18-ranked Florida State women's basketball team fell to Wake Forest, 80-72, on Thursday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

Wake Forest guard Lakevia Boykin scored a career-high 34 points and the Demon Deacons used a 16-2 run in the second half to take control of the contest.

The Seminoles (12-3, 2-2 in the ACC) committed a season-high 23 turnovers, which Wake Forest (9-6, 2-1) turned into 33 points.

"Credit Wake Forest," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "They made this an extremely scrappy game. They hit the boards hard. We didn't counter with any kind of box outs. I thought that's where it all started - their effort on the offensive glass. They did a great job I thought of changing up defenses and we did a terrible job of adjusting to that. We really just threw the ball into their hands way too many times."

The Seminoles cut an 11-point deficit to 2 on a trey by senior guard Leonor Rodriguez with 2:49 left in the game.

On Wake Forest's next possession forward Dearica Hamby made a layup while getting fouled. She missed the free throw, but teammate Sandra Garcia snagged the rebound and guard Chelsea Douglas buried a pair of free throws to put the Deacons in front 73-67 with 2:10 left.

Rodriguez nearly hit another three with the Seminoles down 6 just under the two-minute mark, but the shot rattled out.

For the Noles, senior forward Chelsea Davis matched her career-best with 25 points on 9-of-12 shooting, while Rodriguez scored 20 points and dished a season-best seven assists.

Junior forward Natasha Howard recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Hamby scored 23 points, while Douglas added 14 points for the Demon Deacons.

Back-to-back layups by Hamby put Wake Forest up 65-54 and forced Semrau to call a timeout with 6:57 remaining in the game.

The Seminoles closed the gap to 3 on consecutive layups by senior Alexa Deluzio and Howard with five minutes remaining. Hamby answered with a layup 30 seconds later, but Howard made another layup before Rodriguez's three that got the Seminoles as close as they'd get.

The Seminoles withstood a 19-point effort by Boykin before the break to take a 36-33 lead into halftime.

Boykin scored the Demon Deacons final 13 points of the first half. She hit back-to-back three-pointers to give Wake Forest a 26-21 lead with 6:18 left in the first frame. Her four straight points two minutes later put the Deacons ahead 30-24.

The Seminoles responded with 11 consecutive points.

Florida State led by as many as 8, 46-38, after Deluzio hit a three with 16:31 left in the game.

Wake Forest responded with a 9-0 run to take a 47-46 lead after Boykin hit her fourth three, and she and Douglas each connected on layups.

A pair of layups by Hamby and a Boykin score in a 52-second span came in the midst of a 16-2 run by the Deacons and gave Wake Forest a 63-54 lead with 7:34 left.

"Boykin played great," Semrau said. "Maybe we took the lead for granted, but certainly they evaporated that lead very quickly. I thought we were going on a run a couple different times where we could maybe get some confidence and lock down defensively on the boards. Credit to them, I thought they did a great job."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  31   2   6    0    0   0   0   4      1    1   2  2   0  1   0   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  35   3   7    1    4   0   1   7      0    4   4  4   2  3   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  38   6  12    2    6   5   6  19      0    4   4  3   8  6   0   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  31   4   9    0    0   3   6  11      5    7  12  4   1  3   3   0
34 Chelsea Davis         f  27   9  12    0    0   7   7  25      6    2   8  4   2  2   3   1
 5 Cheetah Delgado          23   0   3    0    0   0   0   0      1    2   3  1   5  4   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton          12   2   8    0    1   2   2   6      0    0   0  3   0  4   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman            3   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    5   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  58    3   11  17  22  72     14   25  39 21  18 23   6   2
   Opp                     200  29  69    6   18  16  22  80     19   19  38 21  18 14   6  11


  1 2 Total
WAKE FOREST
33
47
80
FLORIDA STATE
36
36
72

FLORIDA STATE 86, MIAMI 65
01/13/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 18 Florida State Takes Down No. 24 Miami.

Chelsea Davis had her third career double-double, recording 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Seminoles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The 18th-ranked Florida State women's basketball team bounced back in a major way on Sunday at the Donald L. Tucker Center, speeding past interstate ACC rival and No. 24-ranked Miami, 86-65.

The Seminoles halted their two-game losing streak and defeated their second ranked opponent of the season thanks to an improved rebounding effort, better ball security and stout defense.

FSU allowed Wake Forest to grab 19 offensive rebounds and committed a season-high 23 turnovers in a loss on Thursday. On Sunday, the Garnet and Gold held the Hurricanes to eight rebounds below their season average while making just 14 turnovers.

"We came back from a tough loss and we worked hard in practice; that was the difference," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "It was what we did in practice. The results against a very good Miami team are very exciting for us and hopefully we'll use it to get some momentum to become a better basketball team."

Florida State received a double-double from senior post Chelsea Davis (13 points and a career-best 13 rebounds) and a 20-point, nine-board performance from junior forward Natasha Howard.

Senior guard Leonor Rodriguez scored 21 points and made 3-of-5 from behind the arc, while senior forward Chasity Clayton added 14 points off the bench. Junior guard Yashira "Cheetah" Delgado matched her career-high with nine points, dished a game-high five assists and nailed her first three-pointer as a Seminole.

The Seminoles shot 51 percent from the floor, while holding the Hurricanes to just 38 percent, and nabbed a 41-37 overall edge on the glass.

"(Davis) was tremendous all the way around," Semrau said. "We really challenged her to be a defensive rebounder and she always has kind of been the one that boxes everybody out and someone else goes and gets it (the rebound). We really challenged her to come up with those boards and the fact that she did tonight was great.

"We have five seniors and two juniors...they are very intelligent young women and they want it as much as anybody wants it. They really took it to heart and worked on the things we needed to do to be a better basketball team."

Leading 19-14, the Seminoles exploded for 11 points in a minute-and-half stretch midway through the first frame. Rodriguez sparked the run with a three-point swish. She and Davis both nailed jumpers before senior guard Alexa Deluzio gave Florida State a 30-18 lead at the 7:32 mark in the first half.

Howard's putback a little over a minute later put FSU in front by 16 with 6:10 left before the break.

The Hurricanes cut the Seminoles advantage to 10 at the 2:26 mark in the first, but the Seminoles held a 42-29 lead at halftime after a Davis putback at the 31-second mark.

Florida State made 5 of its first 7 shot attempts of the second half and took a 17-point lead, 48-31, two minutes into the final frame on a fastbreak layup by Rodriguez.

Miami center Shawnice Wilson made a free throw to bring the Hurricanes within 14, 52-38, with 15:28 left in the game.

That was the closest Miami would get the rest of the way, however, as the Seminoles answered by going on a 14-2 back-breaking run over the next four minutes.

Rodriguez dished a no-look pass to Delgado who made a layup to make the score 56-38. On FSU's next possession, Delgado drilled an 18-footer and then returned the favor to Rodriguez with a dish for a layup that put the Noles ahead by 22 with 13:23 left.

Four consecutive free throws by Clayton and a layup by Howard gave Florida State an insurmountable 66-40 lead with 11:37 left in the contest.

"It was a great team effort," Rodriguez said. "We worked hard the past couple of days - knowing who we had to stop and we answered them. It feels good, it feels refreshing. The last few practices have been harder, but mentally we needed to get back to being ourselves, and tonight we did it."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  29   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    2   2  0   5  1   0   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  33   4   8    0    3   0   0   8      3    1   4  0   1  1   0   1
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  32   8  17    3    5   2   4  21      0    3   3  1   2  1   0   2
33 Natasha Howard        f  24   8  13    0    0   4   5  20      5    4   9  4   2  2   1   1
34 Chelsea Davis         f  27   5  11    0    0   3   3  13      3   10  13  4   0  5   2   0
 5 Cheetah Delgado          23   4   4    1    1   0   0   9      1    1   2  3   4  3   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton          24   5  12    0    1   4   4  14      0    3   3  0   0  1   1   1
12 Jakelle King-Gilchrist    2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman            6   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      1    1   2  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  34  67    4   11  14  18  86     14   27  41 12  14 14   4   7
   Opp                     200  25  66    3    9  12  17  65     14   23  37 19  18 18   1   4


  1 2 Total
MIAMI
29
36
65
FLORIDA STATE
42
44
86

FLORIDA STATE 67, BOSTON COLLEGE 57
01/17/2013, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Clayton Leads Noles Past Eagles.

Florida State finished 2-0 against Boston College this season.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - The 22nd-ranked Florida State women's basketball team edged past Boston College, 67-57, on Thursday night at Silvio O. Conte Forum.

The Seminoles (14-3, 4-2 in the ACC) were red hot in the first half, shooting a season-best 61.5 percent (16-of-26) before the break and making six of their first seven three-point attempts.

FSU went ahead by as many as 13 in the second half, but lost its shooting touch.

Boston College (8-8, 2-3) used a 12-2 run to come within 3, 50-47, with eight minutes left after Kristen Doherty and Nicole Boudreau made back-to-back three-pointers and the Noles suffered through a near seven-minute field goal drought.

Senior guard Alexa Deluzio ended the cold streak with a jumper at the 6:59 mark and a pair of free throws from junior Natasha Howard put FSU in front 55-47 with 5:52 left.

A jumper by BC's Kerri Shields brought Boston College within 4 with 1:52 remaining, but Howard answered with a layup 16 seconds later.

Senior forward Chasity Clayton had the play of the game when she grabbed a Davis air ball and beat the shot clock buzzer with a layup that extended the Noles' lead to 63-55 with 39 seconds left.

Clayton finished with 14 points and nine rebounds off the bench to lead four Seminoles in double figures.

After shooting nearly 62 percent in the first half, FSU shot just 32 percent after the break.

"We lost focus in the second half," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "We need to put together a 40-minute game. We are fortunate Chasity came up with the game she did. That was the difference. We are capable of having a different player step up for us every game."

Both Clayton and Deluzio hit a pair of three-pointers in the first half.

After Boudreau nailed her second three-pointer to put the Eagles in front by 1, 12-11, Deluzio answered by swishing her second trey while getting fouled. The senior guard's four-point play gave the Noles a 15-12 advantage at the 11:38 mark in the first half.

A three by reserve wing Lauren Coleman gave the Seminoles a 22-18 lead at the 7:30 mark and Clayton's 24-foot trey from the top of the key gave FSU a commanding 29-20 advantage two-and-a-half minutes later.

Clayton buried another trey 3:20 before the break to make the score 32-23. Senior guard Leonor Rodriguez nailed a trifecta herself 25 seconds later and FSU took a 39-29 lead into halftime.

"I have a ton of respect for Erik Johnson and his program," Semrau said. "I feel fortunate to go 2-0 against this team. Our defense has been the difference for us in the last two games. To hold a team to 57 points that shows it's all about defense."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  28   3   7    0    0   1   1   7      1    4   5  2   2  1   0   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  37   4  11    2    4   2   3  12      0    2   2  1   3  4   0   1
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  33   4   9    1    3   4   6  13      0    7   7  0   4  3   0   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  29   4   8    0    0   2   2  10      3    2   5  0   1  3   2   1
34 Chelsea Davis         f  22   3   6    0    0   0   0   6      2    3   5  2   1  0   0   0
 5 Cheetah Delgado          20   1   6    0    1   0   0   2      1    2   3  1   2  4   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton          29   6   9    2    2   0   3  14      1    8   9  3   1  2   2   0
32 Lauren Coleman            2   1   1    1    1   0   0   3      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  57    6   11   9  15  67      9   29  38  9  14 17   4   4
   Opp                     200  23  62    6   20   5   6  57      9   26  35 10  16 16   2   7


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
39
28
67
BOSTON COLLEGE
29
28
57

FLORIDA STATE 82, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 74
01/20/2013, RALEIGH, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Late Run Propels No. 22 Seminoles to Victory.

FSU was down 12 with 9:24 left, but used a 19-2 run to defeat NC State 82-74.

RALEIGH, NC - The No. 22-ranked Florida State women's basketball team was down 12 points with 9:24 left in the game, but never flinched against NC State on Sunday at Reynolds Coliseum.

The Seminoles came all the way back to grab and 82-74 victory over the Wolfpack.

The Noles trailed 68-61 when senior guard Leonor Rodriguez buried a three-pointer with 4:59 left in the game that helped spark and incredible 19-2 run.

When the dust cleared, Florida State improved to 15-3 overall on the season and 5-2 in the ACC. The Wolfpack fell to 8-11 and 0-7 in the conference.

"That was a heck of a game," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "You can throw the stat sheet out today. It really doesn't mean anything to me today. It was all about our growth, our character and our heart. Lex (Deluzio) made a huge jump in her career today."

Deluzio shot just 2-of-10 in the first half, but finished with 15 second-half points and 19 for the game.

Rodriguez scored a game-high 21, while senior forward Chelsea Davis tallied her second double-double (18 points, 11 rebounds) in three games. Junior forward Natasha Howard tallied 12 points, four steals and two blocks.

The Seminoles shot 83 percent (33-of-40) from the line.

Deluzio was fouled attempting a three with 3:56 left in the contest. She made all three free throws to make the score 70-67.

Howard blocked NC State post Kody Burke's layup attempt 20 seconds later and Davis connected on a layup to bring FSU within a point.

Davis took a charge on Krystal Barrett with 3:13 left and put the Seminoles in front for the first time since midway through the first half with a pair of free throws at the 2:56 mark.

A steal by Howard led to a running layup by Rodriguez that made the score 73-70 with 2:18 left.

The Wolfpack missed a pair of three-pointers over the next minute and Davis made another layup with 58 seconds left to make the score 75-70.

Junior Cheetah Delgado split a pair of free throws with 35 seconds left, but senior guard Morgan Toles came up with an offensive rebound and was fouled. She hit both free throws to ice the game and give FSU a 78-70 advantage at the 30-second mark.

"We found a defense that we liked and focused in on it," Semrau said. "We made some poor decisions in some of our defense in the first half and we didn't do a good job with the personnel we had. We really overcame that in the second half. It was great to pull out the win."

FSU shot just 32.3 percent from the field in the first half but trailed by just 2, 35-33 at the break.

NC State used an 11-4 run midway through the final frame to take a double digit lead. A layup by Markeisha Gatling gave NC State its biggest lead, 63-51, at 9:24.

Florida State made its first trey of the game at 9:01 when Deluzio made a three from the corner.

The 5-11 Orlando, Fla., native made another three at 7:26 to make the score 67-59.

"The first half I definitely struggled," Deluzio said. "The second half, it was all about my mentality and forgetting about the first half. I focused on the team and not myself. We needed big plays and we made them when we had to."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  25   0   1    0    0   2   2   2      2    1   3  3   3  2   0   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  36   6  18    2    9   5   6  19      2    0   2  0   1  1   1   3
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  37   6  10    1    4   8   8  21      0    3   3  0   0  4   0   3
33 Natasha Howard        f  32   3   7    0    0   6   8  12      3    2   5  2   0  2   2   4
34 Chelsea Davis         f  28   6  12    0    0   6   7  18      6    5  11  1   1  2   0   0
 5 Cheetah Delgado          22   0   2    0    0   2   4   2      0    1   1  4   3  2   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton          16   2   7    0    2   4   5   8      2    2   4  2   0  5   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman            4   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  1   0  1   0   1
   Team                                                           1    6   7                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  58    3   15  33  40  82     17   20  37 13   8 19   3  12
   Opp                     200  31  65    5   19   7  11  74     17   23  40 26  18 24   3  10


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
33
49
82
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
35
39
74

FLORIDA STATE 76, GEORGIA TECH 71
01/25/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 22 Florida State Secures Win With Late Run.

The Seminoles (16-3, 6-2) secured their fourth straight win with a 15-3 run after trailing 65-60 with 7:35 remaining.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 21-ranked Florida State women's basketball team fought back again on Friday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center, battling past a physical Georgia Tech team to win 76-71.

Senior forward Chelsea Davis led the way for the Garnet and Gold with 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting.

In a game that featured 14 lead changes, the Seminoles found themselves down 3 with 5:20 left in the game.

After splitting a pair of free throws to bring FSU within 2, senior guard Alexa Deluzio took a pass on the wing, drove down the key and was fouled while making a twisting layup. The layup tied the game at 68-68 with 4:12 left and her ensuing free throw gave the Seminoles a lead they would not relinquish.

Georgia Tech's Dawnn Maye missed a runner on the next possession. Davis grabbed the rebound and was rewarded with a pass right back to her on the block where she converted a baby hook off the glass to give FSU a 71-68 lead with 3:31 remaining in the game.

Deluzio knocked a jumper that put FSU up 5 with 2:15 left and Davis, whose 10 field goals were a career high, fittingly iced the game when she made a putback to make the score 75-68 with 40 seconds left after senior guard Morgan Toles missed the front end of a 1-and-1 at the free throw line.

Davis' clutch layup capped a 10-0 run for the Seminoles, who held the Yellow Jackets scoreless for five crucial minutes down the stretch from Tyaunna Marshall's basket at the 5:20 mark to Brittanny Jackson's jumper with 20 seconds left and the game already decided.

"In the last five minutes they didn't score," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "Part of that was our rebounding and our focus. That just shows what we can do when we are focused. Lex (Deluzio) talked about the physicality. There were 14 fouls in the first half, and we didn't get to the 1 and 1 in the second half until the five minute mark. That's a tough team to beat and that's a tough team to play. These ladies playing 30 plus minutes against that team ... we are going to need to get an ice bath here to make sure they are ready for Sunday."

Deluzio finished with just nine points in a game-high 35 minutes, but scored seven in the decisive final five-minute stretch.

Davis notched her third 20-point game of the season and matched her career-high with three blocks while playing a career-best 30 minutes.

"What a warrior," Semrau said of Davis. "She battled. She came up with big rebounds on the defensive end, big blocks. Our guards did a great job of finding her and she did a great job of delivering."

Senior guard Leonor Rodriguez and senior forward Chasity Clayton each added 10 points for the Seminoles, who shot 52.7 percent from the field - the ninth time the Noles have shot 50 percent of better this season.

The Yellow Jackets were able to stay in the game with the Noles by scoring 29 points off of 20 FSU turnovers.

The Seminoles came back from down 12 last Sunday to win at NC State and proved they were able to overcome adversity again on Friday night as they extended their win streak to four games and completed the season sweep of Georgia Tech.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  31   3   5    0    0   0   1   6      1    3   4  0   2  2   0   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  35   3   7    0    3   3   5   9      1    3   4  1   4  1   1   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  33   3  10    2    4   2   5  10      0    3   3  3   3  3   0   0
33 Natasha Howard        f  25   2   4    0    0   3   4   7      2    5   7  4   2  6   0   1
34 Chelsea Davis         f  30  10  13    0    0   3   4  23      3    2   5  3   0  2   3   0
 5 Cheetah Delgado          26   1   5    1    1   3   4   6      1    1   2  2   4  3   0   2
00 Chasity Clayton          15   5   9    0    1   0   1  10      2    1   3  2   0  3   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman            5   2   2    1    1   0   0   5      0    2   2  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           3    1   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  55    4   10  14  24  76     13   21  34 15  15 20   4   3
   Opp                     200  29  70    4   15   9  16  71     20   16  36 23  11 18   9   9


  1 2 Total
GEORGIA TECH
34
37
71
FLORIDA STATE
33
43
76

FLORIDA STATE 70, VIRGINIA TECH 56
01/27/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Late Run Sparks FSU to 70-56 Win over Virginia Tech.

The Seminoles won their fifth straight behind 19 points from Chelsea Davis.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Led by a 19-point performance from senior forward Chelsea Davis, the No. 21/22-ranked Florida State women's basketball defeated Virginia Tech, 70-56, on Sunday at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The Seminoles (17-3 overall and 7-2 in the ACC) extended their win streak to five games. The victory also marked the fifth time FSU has won 17 of 20 games in a season in program history.

"That's called grinding it out," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "It was tough to score, but from my understanding we are only the second team to score 70 points on their defense. Credit Virginia Tech. Credit them on the boards. Credit their defense for making it a great basketball game. Really credit the turn in the second half with our team as well and taking care of the basketball. When we do that Thursday for both halves it will be a lot prettier to watch."

The Noles started out red hot, hitting 11 of their first 16 shots, but made just three of their next 19, letting a 14-point lead evaporate late in the first half.

FSU committed 12 turnovers and made just 6-of-11 free throws in the first 20. However, the Noles committed just five turnovers and drilled 13-of-16 at the line after halftime.

Davis, who scored 23 points on Friday night, led four Seminoles in double figures. She was joined by seniors Alexa Deluzio (13), Leonor Rodriguez (14) and Chasity Clayton (12).

Davis made her first five shot attempts of the game. Her fifth field goal put the Seminoles in front 25-13 at the eight-minute mark of the first half.

FSU extended its lead to 31-17 just under five minutes before halftime when junior guard Cheetah Delgado stole a pass and cruised in for an uncontested layup.

Virginia Tech answered with a 13-1 run that brought the Hokies within 2, 32-30, after Monet Tellier hit a jumper.

Davis' layup with 1:06 left halted the Hokies spurt and sent the Seminoles into the locker room with a 34-30 lead.

Virginia Tech hung with Florida State for most of the second half.

Hokie guard Alexis Lloyd tied the game 45-45 by hitting a three-pointer with nine minutes left.

FSU responded by going on a 16-3 run down the stretch. Back-to-back buckets by Rodriguez put the Noles up 53-46 at the 5:10 mark.

Senior point guard Morgan Toles connected on a runner that made the score 61-48 with 2:50 left.

Deluzio put the game out of reach when she buried a three from the corner to give FSU a 66-50 advantage with 1:10 left.

"The last couple games we've had to grind it out," Clayton said. "I commend our team for focusing in for the last couple of minutes in that last media timeout to really focus and executing what we needed to do to win."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  26   1   4    0    0   1   2   3      0    1   1  1   2  2   0   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  39   3   8    1    3   6   6  13      1    6   7  1   1  1   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  32   4  10    0    1   6   9  14      1    3   4  2   1  3   1   4
33 Natasha Howard        f  21   2   4    0    0   1   4   5      1    1   2  2   1  2   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis         f  32   7  12    0    0   5   6  19      3    4   7  0   0  2   2   1
 5 Cheetah Delgado          23   2   7    0    0   0   0   4      1    4   5  0   4  6   0   3
00 Chasity Clayton          24   6   9    0    3   0   0  12      1    3   4  4   2  1   0   1
32 Lauren Coleman            3   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                                4   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  55    1    7  19  27  70      9   26  35 10  11 17   3  10
   Opp                     200  25  66    4   11   2   3  56     14   25  39 22  10 23   3  12


  1 2 Total
VIRGINIA TECH
30
26
56
FLORIDA STATE
34
36
70

NORTH CAROLINA 72, FLORIDA STATE 62
01/31/2013, CHAPEL HILL, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 20 FSU Falls at No. 11 North Carolina.

The Seminoles dropped to 17-4 overall and 7-3 in the ACC.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - The No. 20/21-ranked Florida State women's basketball team clawed back from a 19-point first half deficit to take the lead on Thursday night against No. 11/18 North Carolina.

The Tar Heels ultimately pulled away down the stretch, however, grabbing a 72-62 victory over the Seminoles in Carmichael Arena.

"They did what they do in the first half, and we did what we do in the second half," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "It was a great game. Injury and foul trouble really hurt us down the stretch. Credit North Carolina for their toughness. I thought (Waltiea) Rolle was the difference-maker with her ability to block shots and her ability to hit the face-up jumper."

Rolle finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Tar Heels, who shot 36 percent from the floor in the second half after hitting 58 percent of their shots in the first frame. FSU shot just 33 percent in the first half and made 14 turnovers. The Noles made 42 percent of their attempts and had just four turnovers after halftime.

Florida State trailed 38-19 with 3:18 remaining before halftime as North Carolina built a commanding lead by making 10 of its first 14 field goals and forcing the Seminoles into turnovers.

Led by junior forward Natasha Howard (12 points, 11 boards), who logged her seventh double-double of the season, and senior guard Leonor Rodriguez (18 points), the Garnet and Gold erased the deficit by the 9:46 mark in the second half.

A three-pointer by senior guard Alexa Deluzio (16 points) gave FSU its only lead of the night, 53-52, with nine minutes left.

North Carolina answered with a 10-2 run powered by eight points from freshman forward Xylina McDaniel and went in front, 62-55, with 6:15 left.

Deluzio's second three brought the Noles within 4 with 4:55 left, but that's as close as the Seminoles would get down the stretch.

North Carolina jumped out to a 19-8 lead in the first seven minutes after Rolle made her first five field goal attempts.

The Seminoles scored the last five points of the first half and made two quick baskets in the first 39 seconds of the second half for a 9-0 run that cut their deficit to 10, 38-28.

FSU cut the deficit to 6 on back-to-back baskets by Rodriguez. After a layup in traffic, the 5-11 guard from the Canary Islands forced in a runner that made the score 41-35 and capped a 16-3 run with 16:37 left in the game.

Back-to-back layups by Rodriguez cut the deficit to 3 with 10:48 left and a putback by Deluzio after a loose ball scramble brought the Noles within a point.

Senior point guard Morgan Toles (seven points, eight assists) tied the game when she split a pair of free throws at the 9:46 mark in the second half.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  31   3   7    0    0   1   2   7      1    3   4  2   8  2   0   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  33   6  16    2    8   2   3  16      1    6   7  3   2  3   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  36   8  18    1    5   1   1  18      1    2   3  4   3  5   0   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  33   3   6    0    0   6  10  12      4    7  11  4   1  2   4   2
34 Chelsea Davis         f  20   1   4    0    0   3   4   5      1    0   1  5   2  1   1   2
 5 Cheetah Delgado          23   1   6    0    2   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   2  3   0   3
00 Chasity Clayton          11   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      1    2   3  1   0  2   1   0
32 Lauren Coleman           13   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  2   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           5    1   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  60    3   15  13  20  62     14   23  37 21  18 18   6   9
   Opp                     200  28  59    3   11  13  23  72     16   30  46 17  18 19   3   9


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
24
38
62
NORTH CAROLINA
38
34
72

FLORIDA STATE 83, CLEMSON 61
02/03/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Balanced Attack Leads FSU Past Clemson.

Howard became the 28th Seminole to score 1,000 career points on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Led by junior forward Natasha Howard's double-double, the No. 20/21-ranked Florida State women's basketball team picked up its ninth consecutive win over Clemson, 83-61, on Sunday at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

Howard, who scored 19 points and grabbed 11 boards, became the 28th Seminole to score 1,000 career points when she drilled a free throw at the 11:01 mark in the first half.

The Toledo, Ohio, native led five Seminoles in double figures as senior forward Chelsea Davis (19 points) and senior guards Alexa Deluzio (16), Leonor Rodriguez (16) and Morgan Toles (10) also scored 10 or more points for a Garnet and Gold squad that shot 55 percent after halftime.

Toles dished eight assists, while Davis tallied a career-high four steals.

Florida State (18-4, 8-3 in the ACC) was in control the entire game and pulled away down the stretch.

"I was pleased with our offensive effort," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "Having five players in double figures, turning the ball over at a low rate and 18 assists - all those things. I think offensively we saw some success. For us we just need to continue to improve defensively and we've got a week now where we can spend some time on that and get back to basics."

At the 6:45 mark in the first half, the Seminoles took a 23-14 lead when Toles stole a pass from Clemson's Charmaine Tay and found a streaking Howard for a fastbreak layup.

The teams traded four consecutive three-pointers during a one-minute span (3:40-2:40) in the first half as Deluzio and Rodriguez each hit long-range shot and Clemson's Kelly Gramlich made a pair.

Deluzio's layup on the break put the Noles up 38-26 and Florida State held a 38-30 lead at halftime.

The Seminoles made five of their first six field goal attempts after halftime.

A nifty reverse layup by junior guard Cheetah Delgado put FSU in front, 57-44, with 10:17 left in the game.

Gramlich's third three of the day closed FSU's lead to 9, 59-51, with eight minutes remaining.

Florida State answered with six straight points punctuated by a no-look pass from Rodriguez to a wide-open Davis for a layup that made the score 65-51 with 6:40 left in the contest.

Clemson junior forward Quinyotta Pettaway scored a season high 22 points to lead the Tigers (6-15, 2-8).

The victory marked the seventh time this season five Seminoles reached double figures in scoring.

"It opens a lot especially for the shooters because every game we play they're going to trap me or Chelsea and there is going be wide open shots for Leo or Alexa," Howard said of the Noles' balance on offense. "It's a good thing to have everybody scoring double figures on this team. We each share the ball a lot."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  31   3   3    0    0   4   4  10      1    1   2  1   8  4   0   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  31   6  12    2    6   2   2  16      0    1   1  0   3  3   0   1
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  34   6  13    1    5   3   4  16      1    3   4  0   2  1   1   0
33 Natasha Howard        f  30   6  12    0    0   7   9  19      4    7  11  3   1  2   1   2
34 Chelsea Davis         f  29   8  16    0    0   3   4  19      4    4   8  3   0  1   2   4
 5 Cheetah Delgado          27   1   2    0    0   1   2   3      0    1   1  0   3  0   0   0
12 Jakelle King-Gilchrist    1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman           17   0   3    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  3   1  1   0   0
   Team                                                           3    1   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  30  61    3   11  20  25  83     14   19  33 10  18 12   4   8
   Opp                     200  23  53    4    9  11  14  61     12   17  29 22  12 24   4   3


  1 2 Total
CLEMSON
30
31
61
FLORIDA STATE
38
45
83

FLORIDA STATE 93, MIAMI 78
02/10/2013, CORAL GABLES, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Rolls Past Miami, 93-78.

Rodriguez scored 21 points to lead six Noles in double figures.

CORAL GABLES, FL - Despite missing two of its top five scorers, the No. 19/20-ranked Florida State women's basketball team cruised past Miami on Sunday, coming away with a 93-78 road victory at the BankUnited Center.

The Seminoles led by as many as 17 points in the first half and held the Hurricanes to just one field goal during a 10-minute, 30-second span where they outscored their hosts 21-3 despite playing without senior forwards Chasity Clayton (11.1 points per game) and Chelsea Davis (13.7 ppg).

FSU notched its second-best shooting performance of the season (54 percent), put six players in double figures and tallied its most points in an ACC game this season.

"That was a character game for us," head coach Sue Semrau said. "Obviously not having the presence in the post we're used to having, people had to step up in big ways. And to have a team that comes out and plays like we did and has six kids score in double figures ... I can't say enough."

Senior guard Leo Rodriguez scored 21 points and added seven assists, while fellow senior guard Alexa Deluzio notched 20 points.

Junior point guard Cheetah Delgado made her fourth start and scored a career-high 14 points to go along with seven assists and four steals in a career-high 36 minutes.

Redshirt sophomore forward Lauren Coleman also nabbed a career high in scoring, putting in 11 points in a career high 25 minutes.

Junior forward Natasha Howard scored 15 points and senior guard Morgan Toles put up 10 points.

The Seminoles (19-4, 9-3 in the ACC) completed the season sweep of the Hurricanes (16-8, 7-6) and registered an undefeated mark versus the "Sunshine State" for the first time since 2007-08. FSU beat Miami twice and Florida and Stetson each once this season.

Miami cut FSU's lead to just 4, two minutes into the second half, but FSU responded with six straight points.

Back-to-back three-pointers from Deluzio gave the Noles a 61-47 advantage.

Delgado put FSU in front by 17 with 5:41 remaining. After making a pair of steals that led to FSU scores, she single-handedly broke the Miami press for a layup that put FSU up 76-59. Delgado also hit 4-of-6 from the line in the game's final minutes.

"We made big plays and I'm proud of everyone," Semrau said. "Cheetah stepped up and hit some big free throws - had a 7-to-1 assist-to-turnover performance. I can't say enough about what everyone did today. I'm really proud of all of them."

The Hurricanes took a 7-4 lead when Suriya McGuire made a layup one-minute and 34 seconds into the game.

The Seminoles quickly evaporated that lead, however, sprinting to a commanding lead by using a 21-3 run and holding Miami to just one field goal during a 10:30 span.

Led by the stellar play of Rodriguez and Delgado, Florida State had two 10-0 runs in the first 12 minutes of the game.

The pair of playmakers forced turnovers and led FSU's fastbreak offense.

Rodriguez scored 12 points in the first half. She spearheaded the first 10-0 run by the Seminoles by recording three steals, dishing three assists and making her first two shot attempts in the game's first six minutes.

Her layup at the 16:45 mark ignited the double-figure run and her thread-the-needle pass to a cutting Howard for an easy layup put FSU in front 14-7.

A few minutes later, a jumper by Rodriguez in transition put FSU in front 20-10.

Delgado's loft pass to Howard on an in-bounds play led to an easy bucket and put the Seminoles in front 29-14. On their next possession, Rodriguez bulled her way into the paint for layup that gave FSU a 17-point advantage with 6:14 remaining before the break.

Miami made a small run at the end of the first half and cut its deficit to 9 at the break, 39-31, when reserve Caprice Dennis buried a three.

Florida State's next win will mark the seventh 20-win season for head coach Sue Semrau and the 11th 20-win season in FSU history.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  34   4   8    0    0   2   2  10      1    4   5  0   1  2   0   2
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  37   6  14    3    5   5   7  20      2    2   4  0   0  2   1   1
 5 Cheetah Delgado       g  36   5  10    0    0   4   6  14      0    3   3  1   7  1   0   4
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  37   8  14    0    3   5   6  21      0    3   3  4   7  3   0   3
33 Natasha Howard        f  27   7  10    0    0   1   2  15      2    4   6  4   0  2   0   2
20 Kristi Mokube             4   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman           25   4   7    2    4   1   2  11      1    2   3  2   2  1   0   1
   Team                                                           2    6   8                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  35  65    5   12  18  25  93      8   24  32 11  17 11   1  13
   Opp                     200  35  73    3    9   5   9  78     17   25  42 19  13 20   2   4


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
39
54
93
MIAMI
31
47
78

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 76, FLORIDA STATE 69
02/14/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Rodriguez Scores 26, but FSU Falls to NC State.

The Seminoles fell to the Wolfpack, 76-69, on Thursday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Leonor Rodriguez scored 26 points and Natasha Howard tallied her ninth double-double of the season, but those performances weren't enough for the No. 19/20-ranked Florida State women's basketball team on Thursday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The Seminoles fell to NC State, 76-69, as FSU dropped to 19-5 overall and 9-4 in the ACC.

"I credit NC State, they came out and did a great job scoring in the paint, and we did a very poor job adjusting to that," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "I thought we did a poor job communicating on the offensive end, making sure that we were getting the best looks that we could get. We didn't shoot the ball well and they shot it extremely well. I credit NC State, they had a great game."

Rodriguez, a senior guard, made 9-of-20 field goal attempts, all five of her free throws and 3-of-7 from behind the arc en route to the second-best scoring performance of her career and ninth 20-point game.

Howard, a junior forward, scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and senior guard Morgan Toles reached double figures for the third straight game, scoring 15.

The Seminoles couldn't overcome their worst shooting performance of the season (37 percent), however, and couldn't stop a Wolfpack team that shot 53 percent from the field - the first opponent to shoot above 50 percent against the Noles this season.

FSU also dished a season-low seven assists and allowed NC State to score 38 points in the paint.

After trailing for nearly the entire first half, NC State took a 36-35 halftime lead when Len'Nique Brown drilled a trey 26 seconds before the break.

The Wolfpack used an 11-3 run in the first four minutes of the second half to take control of the game and led 47-38 after a layup by Markeisha Gatling with 16:11 left in the game.

Six minutes later, Gatling's jumper gave NC State its largest lead, 11.

FSU cut the deficit to 4 after Rodriguez drilled a jumper with just under six minutes left and Howard made a spinning layup that made the score 65-61 with 4:50 left.

Junior point guard Cheetah Delgado stole NC State's inbounds pass seconds later, but Howard's jumper missed.

NC State forward Kody Burke (26 points) made a layup to put the Wolfpack back up 6 with 3:36 left and the visitors were able to hold off the Seminoles down the stretch.

NC State improved to 13-12 overall and 5-8 in the conference.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  24   6  10    0    0   3   4  15      0    2   2  3   1  1   1   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  35   0   7    0    4   2   2   2      1    3   4  2   0  1   0   1
 5 Cheetah Delgado       g  29   0   6    0    0   0   0   0      4    0   4  2   3  4   0   1
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  39   9  20    3    7   5   5  26      1    4   5  3   3  3   0   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  35   7  15    0    0   2   4  16      3    7  10  3   0  2   1   1
12 Jakelle King-Gilchrist    0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman           10   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      0    2   2  0   0  0   0   0
34 Chelsea Davis            28   2   7    0    0   4   5   8      3    5   8  3   0  1   1   4
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  67    3   12  16  20  69     14   24  38 16   7 12   3   8
   Opp                     200  30  57    7   16   9  17  76      8   29  37 13  20 14   4   5


  1 2 Total
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
36
40
76
FLORIDA STATE
35
34
69

FLORIDA STATE 80, NORTH CAROLINA 73
02/17/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Balanced Noles Knock Off No. 14 North Carolina.

Leo Rodriguez scored 20 points for the third straight game.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It was the usual suspects leading the No. 19/20-ranked Florida State women's basketball team to its biggest victory of the season so far.

Seniors Leonor Rodriguez (22 points), Chelsea Davis (21 points) and Alexa Deluzio (15 points) and junior Natasha Howard (17 points) all scored in double figures to lead the Seminoles to an 80-73 victory over No. 14/17 North Carolina on Sunday at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

That quartet makes up FSU's top four scorers and each player exceeded her season average, as FSU defeated a Top 15 team for the first time since 2010.

The victory also marked the 11th 20-win season in FSU history and broke a four-game losing streak to the Tar Heels. Florida State lost at North Carolina, 72-62, earlier this season on Jan. 31.

"I'm just really proud of our kids," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "Talk about two different ball games. When we played up there I thought we came out a little shell shocked. There were a lot of kids that have never played there before. We came back in the second half, went up one, and didn't have enough in the tank. We were the ones in foul trouble out there.

"It was good to turn the tables in that sense. We are 16-0 when four kids on my team score 10 points or more. It's pretty impressive that these kids share the ball the way they do and play a great team game. I thought really the difference in this game was the way we defended, the headiness and the effort."

Rodriguez became the first Seminole to scored 20 or more points in three straight games in five years - since Tanae Davis-Cain accomplished the feat in February, 2008.

Howard had her 10th double-double of the season, chipping in 10 rebounds, while Davis added her fourth 20-point game.

Deluzio moved into No. 8 all-time in FSU career scoring (1,430 points), passing Latavia Coleman (1,428).

North Carolina briefly took the lead two minutes into the second half when Xylinia McDaniel and Waltiea Rolle made back-to-back layups and Rolle's free throw put the Tar Heels in front, 41-38 with 17:50 left in the game.

The Seminoles answered by scoring the next seven points. Rodriguez capped the 7-0 run with her third trey of the game to put FSU in front for good 45-41 with 16:11 left in the contest.

North Carolina came within a point, when McDaniel (25 points) made a free throw to make the score 47-46 with 13:25 left.

UNC didn't score again for another three minutes as FSU built a lead of 55-48 after Howard's putback three-point play at the 10-minute mark.

Davis had a three-point play of her own 1:30 later to put the Seminoles up 8 and Howard put the Seminoles in front 10, 60-50, on a layup with 7:39 remaining in the contest.

Davis capped a 10-1 Seminole run with a pair of free throws at 6:50 to give the Garnet and Gold its largest lead, 65-51.

North Carolina cut its deficit to 6 on Tierra Ruffin-Pratt's free throws with two minutes left, but Howard answered with a bucket four seconds later and Cheetah Delgado made an immediate steal. Howard was fouled on the next play and split the free throws to put the Seminoles in front for good, 76-67.

Deluzio scored 10 points in the game's first 10 minutes, rebounding from an 0-for-7 game against NC State on Thursday.

Consecutive three-pointers by Deluzio from the exact same spot on the court in the game's seventh minute gave Florida State a 14-9 lead.

Later Rodriguez nailed a three to put FSU up 6 in the first half.

The pair of senior guards combined for 21 points and made 4-of-5 from three-point range in the first half to help stake FSU to a 37-34 halftime advantage.

"I think just as a team we wanted to come out hard," Deluzio said. "We always talk about throwing the first punch and being aggressive. If you remember last time we were up there we came out shell shocked. I wanted to do and I know my teammates wanted to do anything to prevent that."<

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  25   1   4    0    0   0   0   2      2    0   2  3   4  1   0   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  33   6  12    2    4   1   2  15      0    7   7  1   2  0   1   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  38   8  14    3    4   3   6  22      0    5   5  1   1  4   0   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  25   5   9    0    0   7  11  17      3    7  10  4   0  3   0   3
34 Chelsea Davis         f  27   7  13    0    0   7   9  21      3    2   5  5   0  0   0   0
 5 Cheetah Delgado          26   0   0    0    0   2   2   2      0    3   3  2   5  3   0   3
32 Lauren Coleman           26   0   4    0    1   1   2   1      2    1   3  4   3  1   0   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  56    5    9  21  32  80     12   26  38 20  15 13   1   7
   Opp                     200  28  71    3   15  14  23  73     23   21  44 27  12 17   3   5


  1 2 Total
NORTH CAROLINA
34
39
73
FLORIDA STATE
37
43
80

DUKE 61, FLORIDA STATE 50
02/22/2013, DURHAM, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 19 FSU Falls to No. 4 Duke, 61-50.

Natasha Howard tallied 15 points and 11 rebounds.

DURHAM, NC - Junior forward Natasha Howard collected her third straight double-double, but the No. 19/20-ranked Florida State women's basketball team fell at Duke, 61-50, on Friday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Howard scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while senior guard Alexa Deluzio tallied 16 points for the Seminoles (20-6, 10-5 in the ACC).

Florida State took a 24-20 by hitting three of its first four shots of the second half, but made just three of their next 16, as the Blue Devils (25-1, 15-0 in the ACC) extended its conference-record ACC home game winning streak to 38 games.

"This is one of the best places to play in college basketball," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "When Duke made that run and pulled ahead, the crowd made the difference. This is the best arena in the ACC as far as the volume on the road. It took us out of our game a little bit. We didn't get the production we wanted on the low block. (Elizabeth Williams) did a good job. She is just so physical. She contained Chelsea Davis. It was a good basketball game. Credit Duke for being a player down and rallying.

"This Florida State team has great fight. Duke's run was too long obviously. They made a great adjustment to our zone. Credit them."

Williams finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Blue Devils.

Duke used a 15-0 run midway through the final frame to take control of the contest.

DU reserve guard Chloe Wells' third three gave Duke a 34-28 lead with 12 minutes left. Blue Devil freshman guard Alexis Jones followed with a steal and layup before stealing the inbounds pass and passing to sophomore center Elizabeth Williams. After Williams made a pair of free throws, Duke held a 38-28 lead.

Wells' fourth trey with 9:13 left extended the Duke advantage to 43-28 and Jackson converted a three-point play 20 seconds later to put the Blue Devils in front 46-28.

The Blue Devils led by as many as 20, 52-32, with 6:15 left, but FSU scored 11 consecutive points to get back in the contest.

A pair of free throws by senior guard Morgan Toles brought the Seminoles within as many as 7, 55-48, with 1:40 left.

Both teams struggled to score in the first half and Duke held a 20-18 halftime lead after Wells drilled a 28-foot three at the 25-second mark and Deluzio's fade-away baseline jumper attempt was blocked by Jackson at the halftime buzzer.

The Seminoles (27 percent) and the Blue Devils (26 percent) both had their worst first-half shooting performances of the season.

In its first game without All-America point guard Chelsea Gray, Duke turned the ball over 15 times in the first half.

FSU finished with an ACC game season-best of 15 steals.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  31   1   3    0    0   4   4   6      0    2   2  3   1  3   0   3
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  38   7  16    2    4   0   0  16      0    6   6  4   2  1   0   1
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  38   3  10    0    4   3   3   9      1    5   6  4   1  7   0   2
33 Natasha Howard        f  33   5  15    0    0   5   7  15      7    4  11  2   0  2   1   2
34 Chelsea Davis         f  31   1   8    0    0   2   2   4      0    5   5  2   1  3   2   1
 5 Cheetah Delgado          14   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  5   0   4
32 Lauren Coleman           15   0   5    0    2   0   0   0      3    1   4  1   2  0   0   2
   Team                                                           1    4   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  17  59    2   10  14  16  50     12   27  39 17   7 21   3  15
   Opp                     200  21  62    6   15  13  21  61     19   32  51 13  12 22   4  12


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
18
32
50
DUKE
20
41
61

VIRGINIA TECH 71, FLORIDA STATE 52
02/24/2013, BLACKSBURG, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 19 FSU Drops Game at VT.

Morgan Toles led the Noles with 13 points.

BLACKSBURG, VA - The No. 19/20-ranked Florida State women's basketball team fell on the road to Virginia Tech 71-52 on Sunday at Cassell Coliseum.

The Seminoles were led by Morgan Toles (13 points), but couldn't contain Hokies Monet Tellier (24 points) and Uju Ugoka (21 points, 12 rebounds).

The Seminoles (20-7, 10-6 in the ACC) shot just 33 percent and dished a season-low six assists.

"Credit Virginia Tech," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "They played harder than us. They rebounded the ball exceptionally well. We let our lack of offense dictate how we played defensively. We got to 20 wins and relaxed. Anytime you relax against an ACC opponent, you are going to get beat."

FSU led 13-9 when Alexa Deluzio hit a step-back three-pointer at the 14:45 mark in the first half.

Tellier answered by scoring seven consecutive points to put the Hokies in front 16-13. She made four of her first five shot attempts and had 12 points in the first eight minutes.

Virginia Tech went on a 14-0 run midway through the first half as FSU went cold. The Seminoles didn't score a point for an eight-and-a-half minute stretch as the Hokies built a 23-13 lead.

Deluizo ended the drought with an off-balance jumper at the 6:08 mark in the first half, but Virginia Tech made back-to-back buckets to swell its lead to 27-15.

Tellier had 16 points in the first half, including a halftime buzzer-beater that gave the Hokies a 33-22 lead.

Led by Toles and Natasha Howard, FSU cut the deficit to 7 early in the second half after Howard rebounded her own miss and made a layup to make the score 37-30.

The Hokies used a 9-2 run to regain control, however. Alyssa Fenyn's three with 13 minutes left put Virginia Tech in front, 46-32.

Tellier's pull-up jumper with nine minutes left extended the VT advantage to 52-35.

The Hokes improved to 9-18 overall and 3-13 in the ACC.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  24   6  13    0    0   1   2  13      1    0   1  1   1  3   0   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  37   3   9    1    4   2   2   9      0    5   5  1   0  0   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  36   0   5    0    3   1   2   1      0    4   4  1   3  2   1   2
33 Natasha Howard        f  29   4  12    0    2   1   4   9      4    4   8  4   0  2   2   1
34 Chelsea Davis         f  27   3   6    0    0   0   0   6      1    1   2  4   0  1   2   0
 5 Cheetah Delgado          19   2   8    1    2   0   0   5      3    0   3  2   2  2   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton           5   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  2   0  0   0   0
12 Jakelle King-Gilchrist    3   2   3    1    2   0   2   5      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
31 Ebony Wells               2   0   1    0    0   2   2   2      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman           18   1   6    0    0   0   1   2      3    2   5  0   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           5    1   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  21  64    3   13   7  15  52     17   20  37 15   6 11   5   3
   Opp                     200  28  60    4   11  11  15  71     15   29  44 14  19 12   0   4


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
22
30
52
VIRGINIA TECH
33
38
71

FLORIDA STATE 72, MARYLAND 71
02/28/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Sends Seniors Out with Win over No. 9 Maryland.

Alexa Deluzio hit a second-chance free throw with 7 seconds left to seal the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 24-ranked Florida State women's basketball team sent its five seniors out in style by edging past No. 9 Maryland, 72-71, on Thursday in the last game of the season at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The Seminoles (21-7, 11-6 in the ACC) celebrated "Senior Night" and clinched fourth-place in the ACC and a bye in next week's conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C.

"I'm so happy for these seniors," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "I know that they (Maryland) are a great basketball team and we knew we'd have to sustain runs. That was quite a run that they made and extremely impressive, and for us to have built that type of lead, I credit our effort. We battled and that's what we needed to do to beat a team that is, in my opinion, one of the best teams in the country. Credit to our seniors, to all the kids on our team, that just continue to fight when things get tough."

Senior guard Alexa Deluzio's free throw with seven seconds left lifted FSU to its first victory over a Top 10 team since 2009 and ninth ever in school history.

Deluzio had just missed a pair but got a chance to win it after Maryland was whistled for a lane violation on her second free throw.

Florida State led 64-47 with 4:31 to go before the Terrapins stormed back to tie it at 71 on Chloe Pavlech's 3-pointer with 10 seconds left.

After the Seminoles inbounded the ball, Maryland tried to trap Deluzio, but instead fouled her, setting her up for the game-winning free throw.

"Our teammates made it very special for us, so I'm very thankful for that," Deluzio said. "And beating a Top 10 team on your senior night, it really can't get much better, so thanks to my team."

The Noles had four players score in double figures and were led by seniors Chelsea Davis (19 points), Leonor Rodriguez (16) and Deluzio (14).

Junior forward Natasha Howard added 11 points and eight rebounds.

FSU missed its first seven shots and didn't get on the board until Davis hit a layup 6:20 into the first half to make the score 8-2.

The Seminoles used a 16-2 run over a five minute span to take control of the game. Following another layup by Davis, junior guard Cheetah Delgado stole a Tierney Pfirman pass and cruised in for an uncontested layup to push the lead to 21-16 five minutes before the half.

Maryland closed the gap late in the first half and tied the game on a three by Katie Rutan, but Rodriguez buried a trey at the 33-second mark to give the Seminoles a 29-25 halftime lead.

Back-to-back treys from Deluzio and Rodriguez pushed the FSU lead to 42-35 five minutes into the second frame.

A layup by Tianna Hawkins closed the FSU lead to just 3, 47-44, with 11:57 left, but the Seminoles scored nine straight and took a 12-point lead, 56-44, when Davis drilled a pair of free throws three minutes later.

Delgado's spectacular pass-fake for a layup in traffic gave Florida State a commanding 61-46 lead with 6:27 remaining in the contest and a Davis free throw gave FSU its largest lead, 64-47, with 4:31 left.

A putback by Alyssa Thomas brought Maryland within 4 with 1:03 remaining, and her three-point play with 28 seconds left brought Maryland within a point, 69-68.

After senior point guard Morgan Toles buried two free throws, Pavlech tied the game with a three before Deluzio sealed the win.

"Our kids get a taste and a vision for who we can be going down the stretch," Semrau said. "This team is ready to do something special."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  25   0   3    0    0   2   2   2      1    2   3  0   4  1   0   3
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  37   5  12    2    5   2   3  14      0    1   1  2   2  3   1   3
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  34   6  11    2    5   2   2  16      0    2   2  3   1  7   0   0
33 Natasha Howard        f  32   4  11    0    0   3   4  11      2    6   8  3   2  5   2   0
34 Chelsea Davis         f  30   5   6    0    0   9  14  19      3    2   5  3   0  2   0   0
 5 Cheetah Delgado          24   2   4    0    0   2   4   6      0    4   4  2   3  0   0   3
32 Lauren Coleman           18   2   2    0    0   0   0   4      1    1   2  2   1  1   0   1
   Team                                                           2    2   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  49    4   10  20  29  72      9   20  29 15  13 19   3  10
   Opp                     200  28  69    8   17   7  16  71     24   19  43 21  17 21   3   7


  1 2 Total
MARYLAND
25
46
71
FLORIDA STATE
29
43
72

VIRGINIA 72, FLORIDA STATE 60
03/03/2013, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Deluzio Hits Six Treys, but Noles Fall at Virginia.

The Cavaliers defeated Florida State, 72-60, on Sunday.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Senior Alexa Deluzio matched her career-high with six three-pointers and scored 22 points, but the No. 24-ranked Florida State women's basketball team dropped a road contest 72-60 at Virginia on Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena.

The Seminoles finish the regular season with a record of 21-8 and a fourth-place 11-7 mark in the ACC.

Florida State will receive a bye in next week's ACC Tournament at the Greensboro (N.C) Coliseum and play in the quarterfinals on Friday at 11 a.m. against the winner of the Miami-Virginia Tech (No. 5 seed/No. 12 seed) first round matchup.

The Cavaliers (15-13 overall, 8-10 ACC) held a commanding 44-29 advantage on the glass and a 42-20 edge on points in the paint.

Virginia got a career-high 19 points from freshman guard Faith Randolph and a double-double from senior center Simone Egwu (17 points, 11 rebounds).

"I give credit to Virginia today," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "They came out here fired up for Senior Day and they played a very tough, physical game. They really got after it on the boards. We will have to regroup now, put this behind us and get ready for the ACC Tournament next week."

Deluzio finished 8-of-15 from the field and 6-of-11 from three en route to her 22 points. Senior guard Leonor Rodriguez added 14 points and seven assists, while junior forward Natasha Howard had 10 points to go along with a career-best five blocks and two steals.

Deluzio's sixth three put Florida State up, 60-58, with just under eight minutes remaining in the game. She didn't score the rest of the game, however, as Virginia played a box-and-1 defense on the sharpshooter and used a 7-0 run to take control of the game.

FSU led 55-53 with 5:42 left after Howard's three-point play.

Virginia responded on its next possession with a putback layup by Sara Imovbioh to tie the game and went ahead at the 4:14 mark on a three by Randolph.

Egwu stretched the lead to 60-55 by hitting a layup with 3:36 left.

A jumper by Rodriguez cut the deficit to 3, 60-57, with two minutes left, but the Cavaliers went 10-of-10 from the free throw line down the stretch en route to the victory.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  17   1   4    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  3   2  0   0   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  39   8  15    6   11   0   0  22      0    5   5  0   2  3   0   1
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  36   6  14    1    6   1   1  14      0    3   3  0   7  5   0   1
33 Natasha Howard        f  33   4   8    0    0   2   3  10      2    2   4  5   0  3   5   2
34 Chelsea Davis         f  19   2   5    0    0   1   1   5      1    1   2  4   0  1   0   1
 5 Cheetah Delgado          31   2   3    1    2   0   0   5      4    3   7  5   4  7   0   2
00 Chasity Clayton           4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman           21   1   5    0    1   0   1   2      1    0   1  2   2  0   0   0
   Team                                                           2    4   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  54    8   20   4   6  60     10   19  29 20  17 19   5   8
   Opp                     200  27  65    3   15  15  20  72     22   22  44 13  15 11   3  10


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
25
35
60
VIRGINIA
30
42
72

FLORIDA STATE 70, MIAMI 58
03/08/2013, ACC, Greensboro, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Deluzio Powers 'Noles into ACC Semifinals.

Florida State outscored Miami, 22-5, in bench points.

GREENSBORO, NC - Led by senior guard Alexa Deluzio's 19-point performance, the fourth-seeded Florida State women's basketball team sped past fifth-seeded Miami, 70-58, on Friday in the ACC Tournament Quarterfinals at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The win propels the Seminoles into the Semifinals for the third time in school history. FSU will face the winner of the quarterfinal matchup between No. 1 seed Duke and No. 8 seed NC State.

"I get excited for this team," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "We all know the old adage that it's tough to beat a team three times in a year, especially your in-state rival. Miami, they do such a great job with their program. We're really proud of them representing our state here in the ACC and now in the NCAA tournament. I'm really proud of our fight. Pepper (Shawnice Wilson), she's tough, she's big, she's hard to guard. I thought, even Cheetah (Delgado) at times went up high to rip rebounds. I was just extremely proud of our fight, our courage and looking forward to moving on."

In addition to her 19 points, Deluzio added a career-best six steals and made three treys. She went 6-for-6 at the free throw line and hit a back-breaking three-pointer that put the Seminoles in front, 57-48, with 3:44 left.

Senior forward Chelsea Davis scored 15 points, while reserves Delgado and Chasity Clayton chipped in with 10 and 12 points, respectively, as FSU held a 22-5 edge on bench points.

Delgado also dished five assists and made three steals in a career-best 37 minutes, leading Florida State's guard attack that dished 17 assists and committed a season-low eight turnovers.

Florida State forced Miami into 23 turnovers and held All-ACC First Team honoree Stefanie Yderstrom to just 3-of-12 shooting.

With 6:05 remaining and FSU clinging to a four-point lead, 48-44, Miami's 6-6 center Wilson pulled down an offensive rebound and appeared in position for a score, but the 5-2 Delgado wrestled the ball free for a steal. Deluzio was fouled 10 seconds later and drilled the free throws to put the Noles back up by 6.

Later, Deluzio drilled her third three just under the four-minute mark and Delgado zipped a pass to the Orlando, Fla., sharpshooter for a layup that gave the Seminoles a comfortable 59-50 advantage with 3:14 left.

Florida State's posts battled foul trouble most of the game with Davis and Natasha Howard both picking up four fouls, which forced Semrau to play with a small ball lineup for much of the game that consisted of guards Morgan Toles, Leonor Rodriguez, Deluzio and Delgado in the game with just one forward.

Clayton, a senior who was named ACC Sixth Player of the Year earlier this week, was an immediate spark off the bench when she checked into the game just after the 8:00 mark in the first half. She promptly swished a pair of elbow jumpers to give FSU a 24-21 lead.

Later in the half, Deluzio buried her second three from the corner at 2:35 and Clayton made a layup with 1:54 left before the break, as the Noles took a 33-23 lead into halftime despite FSU shooting just 38 percent from the floor and leading scorer Rodriguez being held without a field goal attempt in the first 20 minutes.

Miami, who lost to FSU for the third time this season, was led by Wilson, who scored 18 points and grabbed 18 rebounds and Morgan Stroman who had a 12-12 double-double of her own.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  27   2   6    0    0   1   2   5      2    6   8  0   1  0   0   1
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  37   5  12    3    6   6   6  19      1    6   7  2   1  2   0   6
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  28   1   7    0    2   3   4   5      0    2   2  2   5  0   0   2
33 Natasha Howard        f  18   1   6    0    0   2   5   4      3    1   4  5   1  0   1   2
34 Chelsea Davis         f  22   6  15    0    0   3   6  15      3    3   6  4   3  3   1   0
 5 Cheetah Delgado          37   5  11    0    2   2   2  12      0    3   3  2   5  3   0   3
00 Chasity Clayton          17   5  10    0    1   0   0  10      2    1   3  2   0  0   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman           14   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      0    4   4  1   1  0   0   1
   Team                                                           3    1   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  69    3   11  17  25  70     14   27  41 18  17  8   2  15
   Opp                     200  20  59    2   15  16  22  58     14   34  48 18  12 23   5   6


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
33
37
70
MIAMI
23
35
58

DUKE 72, FLORIDA STATE 66
03/09/2013, ACC, Greensboro, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 23 Florida State Falls To No. 6 Duke, 72-66.

Chelsea Davis scored 17 points to lead the Seminoles.

GREENSBORO, NC - The fourth-seeded and No. 23-ranked Florida State women's basketball team fought back from an nine-point second half deficit to tie first-seeded and sixth-ranked Duke, but the Blue Devils hung on for a 72-66 victory on Saturday in the ACC Tournament Semifinals at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Florida State senior forward Chelsea Davis scored 17 points, while senior guard Alexa Deluzio and junior forward Natasha Howard both chipped in with 13 points apiece.

Senior guard Leonor Rodriguez and junior guard Cheetah Delgado each dished six assists for a Seminoles squad (22-9) that tallied 17 assists and just 12 turnovers.

The Blue Devils (29-2) were led by forward Haley Peters, who scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, while center Elizabeth Williams added 11 points and three blocks and guard Tricia Liston scored 17.

The Blue Devils held a 28-10 advantage on the glass at halftime and a 43-32 edge for the game.

FSU had just one turnover at halftime and forced Duke into 17 miscues for the game.

"I'm extremely proud of this group," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "I look at today's effort, and we had a lot of great opportunities and a lot of great looks. I don't think until you fight and really pour your heart out like we did today that you really know how to go forward. I think we've grown as a team and grown as a program and I'm excited. Credit Duke and their strength. They are tremendous young ladies and tremendous athletes. They did a great job on the boards this afternoon.

"It's exciting to know that you already have an opportunity to be in the NCAA Tournament. We'll give (the players) a little bit of rest. We'll come back, really get after it fundamentally and see who we draw next Monday."

Duke jumped out to a 9-0 lead as Florida State missed its first six field goal attempts to start the game. FSU got on the board at the 15:36 mark in the first half when Deluzio knocked down a corner trey-ball and the Seminoles made four straight buckets to quickly cut the Blue Devil lead to 3, 13-10, after Howard's layup six minutes into the game.

The Blue Devils led by eight with under a minute to go in the first half before Delgado scored a quick five points. The 5-2 point guard had a driving fastbreak layup with 25 seconds left and then just barely beat the halftime buzzer with a half court bank shot to send Florida State into the locker room trailing 34-31.

Florida State was down by 9, 51-42, with 10:31 remaining in the game, but Deluzio buried a triple 15 seconds later to spark a 13-4 FSU run.

Howard made consecutive layups to bring FSU within 2, 55-53, with 5:44 left before Morgan Toles knocked down a pair of free throws at the 5:18 mark to tie the game.

After Liston broke the tie by nailing a three-pointer, Deluzio fired back with a trey of her own and the two teams were all square at 58-58 with 4:39 left.

Duke moved ahead by 4, 62-58, on a layup by Richa Jackson with 3:26 remaining, but Deluzio buried two free throws 10 seconds later.

Blue Devils' freshman point guard Alexis Jones answered with a runner at the 2:57 mark that made the score 64-60.

FSU grabbed three offensive rebounds on its next possession, but missed four shots, including three trey attempts before Duke made a steal and Jones connected on a layup to push the lead to 66-60 with 2:11 left.

Duke went 8-for-8 from the line in the final minute to secure the victory and a spot in Sunday's ACC Tournament Championship game.

Davis became the 30th Seminole to score 1,000 career points at the 5:42 mark in the first half. She joins Deluzio, Howard and senior reserve forward Chasity Clayton as current Seminoles in the 1,000-point club, making Florida State the only team in the entire country with four 1,000-point scorers.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  17   0   2    0    0   2   2   2      1    0   1  4   3  0   0   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  35   4  11    3    6   2   2  13      1    0   1  1   0  4   1   1
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  36   1  14    1    8   2   2   5      2    2   4  1   6  3   0   2
33 Natasha Howard        f  29   6  12    0    0   1   2  13      4    3   7  3   1  1   1   1
34 Chelsea Davis         f  29   8  15    0    0   1   1  17      1    2   3  1   0  2   0   1
 5 Cheetah Delgado          32   3   6    1    2   2   2   9      1    2   3  1   6  2   0   1
00 Chasity Clayton           9   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      1    1   2  0   0  0   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman           13   2   3    1    1   0   0   5      0    2   2  0   1  0   0   1
   Team                                                           5    4   9                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  66    6   17  10  11  66     16   16  32 11  17 12   2   7
   Opp                     200  29  63    5   16   9  10  72     18   25  43  8  16 17   5   5


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
31
35
66
DUKE
34
38
72

FLORIDA STATE 60, PRINCETON 44
03/24/2013, NCAA, Waco, Tx

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Take Down Princeton in First Round.

Leonor Rodriguez and Morgan Toles lead Seminoles with 12 points in 60-44 victory.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Managing Editor

WACO, Texas -- And the streak -- now officially in its 10th game -- continues.

The No. 8-seed Florida State women's basketball team opened the 2013 NCAA Championships Sunday night with a 60-44 victory over No. 9-seed Princeton, to extend the program's first-round winning streak to double digits in "The Big Dance."

The 10-game streak dates all the way back to the 1990 season when the 'Noles (23-9) lost to Penn State in Tallahassee. For some perspective on the 23-years-and-counting that separates that last setback, Alexa Deluzio and Chasity Clayton are the only current members of the team that were alive then.

"It helps us to have extra prep time between the ACC and NCAA Tournament to get ready for these opening games," Deluzio said afterwards. "More than anything, though, having a few extra days to rest our bodies after a long regular season really helps us."

The Seminoles' certainly looked like a rested team inside Baylor's golden-domed Ferrell Center, particularly on defense.

The Tigers (22-7), who have won the Ivy League championship in each of the last four seasons, entered the Oklahoma City Regional shooting nearly 44 percent from the field and 33 percent from 3-point distance with a plus-19.4 scoring margin. But against Florida State, those shooting averages took quite the tumble.

Princeton finished the game just 17-of-67 (24.4 percent) from inside the arc and 6-of-23 (26.1 percent) beyond it and was held to its lowest point total of the 2012-13 season. Reigning Ivy League Player of the Year, Niveen Rasheed, concluded her career with just nine points on 3-of-15 shooting after averaging 16.9 points per game before the tournament.

As a team, Princeton was forced into 19 turnovers and the Seminoles capitalized with 22 points off those takeaways. FSU also shot 48.1 percent from the field and never trailed despite a 48-34 rebounding disadvantage.

"One of the things that is so important in basketball ... we all talk about the scorers, but it's the playmakers that create the opportunities for the scorers that need to be defended," FSU coach Sue Semrau said. "I thought that's what we did a good job of. [Rasheed] is such a great player. If we would've just tried to take her out of it, I think everybody else is good enough that they could step up. We had to take the players out of it that get her involved.

"I thought that our team did a great job of understanding that."

Playing in her first NCAA Tournament, senior guard Morgan Toles scored 12 points for FSU and fellow fourth-year guard Leonor Rodriguez scored 12 of her own. Yashira Delgado -- another tournament newcomer -- added 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting and a well-timed 3-pointer midway through the second half that halted a 10-0 Princeton run.

Natasha Howard tied her career high with five blocks and scored six points while Deluzio scored seven while battling foul trouble. Chelsea Davis and Clayton scored six apiece.

The Seminoles had kept the Tigers in check through the first 26 minutes of the game but Alex Wheatley's lay-up with 13:45 remaining in the second half cut FSU's lead to single digits at 38-29. Wheatley's bucket helped spark what turned out to be that 10-0 Princeton run, capped by back-to-back 3-pointers by Blake Dietrick that put the Tigers within a 38-37 score -- FSU's smallest advantage of the night at that point since the scoreboard showed 2-0 -- with 11:07 left to play.

In need of a run-stopping answer, Delgado then heeded that call with her critical 3-pointer at the game's 10:49 mark.

"The ball ended up in my hands on that play and I saw I had an open shot," Delgado said. "I just shot it with confidence and it went in."

Toles then tallied her own jumper to put the Seminoles up 44-39 and combined with Deluzio to add two more baskets and Rodriguez hit a triple and made the highlight tapes with an acrobatic and-one reverse lay-up that gave the 'Noles a 54-39 lead with 5:19 left.

Kate Miller then hit a 3-pointer for the Tigers but it proved harmless as the Seminoles held Princeton to just one two-point basket in the final 4:57 to seal a victory that fittingly started and ended with strong defensive play.

To start the game, Florida State held Princeton to just 20.6-percent shooting from the field and generated a halftime advantage of 31-19 -- the Tigers' second lowest opening-frame output of the entire season. The 'Noles also limited Rasheed to just three points on 1-of-7 shooting in the first 20 minutes.

"Full court pressure gave us the opportunity to play less time in the half court defensively," Semrau said.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
 1 Morgan Toles          g  32   5  10    0    0   2   2  12      1    4   5  0   4  1   0   2
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  35   2   7    0    1   3   4   7      1    2   3  4   1  2   0   0
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  28   5   8    1    2   1   3  12      0    4   4  3   3  1   0   2
33 Natasha Howard        f  25   3   9    0    0   0   0   6      1    5   6  2   1  2   5   0
34 Chelsea Davis         f  31   2   5    0    0   2   4   6      1    5   6  1   1  0   0   2
 5 Cheetah Delgado          26   5   8    1    2   0   0  11      1    3   4  0   4  5   0   0
00 Chasity Clayton          13   3   4    0    0   0   0   6      1    4   5  0   1  2   0   0
12 Jakelle King-Gilchrist    1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
20 Kristi Mokube             0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
31 Ebony Wells               0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman            9   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   1  1   0   1
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  52    2    5   8  13  60      6   28  34 11  16 14   5   7
   Opp                     200  17  67    6   23   4  10  44     25   23  48 16  12 19   1   6


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
31
29
60
PRINCETON
19
25
44

BAYLOR 85, FLORIDA STATE 47
03/26/2013, WAYCO, TX, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls to No. 1 Baylor in NCAA Tournament.

Florida State's season ends as the defending national-champion Bears get 33 points and 22 rebounds from Brittney Griner in an 85-47 win on their home floor Tuesday night.

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminles.com Managing Editor

WACO, TX -- Florida State knew it was in for the challenge of all challenges in Tuesday night's second-round NCAA Tournament game and Brittney Griner and defending national champion Baylor lived up to the hype in the Seminoles' season-ending 85-47 loss.

And while the No. 1-seeded Bears (34-1) were "as advertised" in their 32nd consecutive victory this season and 57th consecutive triumph on their home floor at the Ferrell Center, the No. 8-seed Seminoles (23-10) deserve credit of their own.

"Fight" was the team's buzzword throughout the season and FSU did just that in its last contest of the year despite Griner's larger-than-life play (the 6-foot-8 center dunked three times in her final home game) and the presence of a sold out crowd intent on loudly sending her out in style.

"We don't play for personal acheivement," FSU senior guard Alexa Deluzio said. "We play for each other so you can't really stop fighting if that's what you're fighting for."

Griner finished the game with 33 points, 22 rebounds and four assists before checking out for good with 6:06 left. Brooklyn Pope added 12 points, Odyssey Sims had 11 and Kimetria Hayden scored 10.

Florida State did force Baylor into committing 19 turnovers but couldn't find the shooting touch on the opposite end. The 'Noles were 18-of-26 from the field (26 percent) and 27 percent from 3-point range and Baylor was able to shoot 56 percent from the field and 44 percent from long distance.

The Bears also won the rebounding battle, 56-25, and scored 64 of their 85 points in the paint.

"I thought we got great looks, we just didn't knock them down," FSU coach Sue Semrau said. "And I thought that because we are an offensive-oriented team that we struggled mentally and maybe a little bit emotionally with our lack of production offensively and it played into our transition defense."

Tuesday's outcome officially marked the conclusion of the career's of FSU's five seniors; Deluzio, Chelsea Davis, Leonor Rodriguez, Chasity Clayton and Morgan Toles.

Deluzio finished her five-year playing in all 131 games and as the fourth leading scorer in program history after scoring nine points against the Bears. She also finished third in career 3-pointers, fifth and third, respectively, in 3-point field-goal percentage and free-throw percentage and in the top 20 in career assists.

Rodriguez capped off the best season of her career in the top 10 in both 3-point field-goal percentage and free-throw percentage as she scored a team-high 11 points in the game, including three 3-pointers. Like Deluzio, Clayton also played five seasons for the 'Noles and finished with four points against the Bears.

Toles played just 41 games for Florida State after transferring from Auburn but helped solidy the Seminoles' point guard position and lead their balanced offensive attack into the post-season this year.

Davis added five points and three rebounds and junior forward Natasha Howard posted eight points and a team-leading six rebounds. Yashira Delgado scored six points and had two steals. Deluzio and Rodriguez also had three steals on the defensive end.

Baylor never trailed in the game after building an early 11-0 lead.

The contest was watched by former United States President George W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush, who met with and spoke with the Seminoles in the locker room before the game started.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
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 1 Morgan Toles          g  23   1   4    0    0   0   0   2      2    0   2  1   1  1   0   0
 3 Alexa Deluzio         g  35   4  13    0    3   1   1   9      1    3   4  0   3  2   0   3
10 Leonor Rodriguez      g  32   3  18    3    7   2   2  11      0    1   1  1   2  0   0   3
33 Natasha Howard        f  32   3  13    0    0   2   2   8      2    4   6  1   1  2   1   2
34 Chelsea Davis         f  19   2   5    0    0   1   2   5      1    2   3  4   0  1   0   1
 5 Cheetah Delgado          28   3   8    0    0   0   0   6      1    3   4  3   4  3   0   2
00 Chasity Clayton          22   1   5    0    0   2   2   4      0    1   1  1   1  0   0   1
12 Jakelle King-Gilchrist    2   1   3    0    1   0   0   2      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
32 Lauren Coleman            7   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   1  0   0   0
   Team                                                           2    2   4         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  18  69    3   11   8   9  47      9   16  25 13  13 10   1  12
   Opp                     200  37  65    4    9   7  11  85     14   42  56  9  25 19   4   7


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FLORIDA STATE
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27
47
BAYLOR
51
34
85