Florida State Women's Basketball - 2016-17 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Basketball - 2016-17 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Sue Semrau, Head Coach
Danielle Atkinson, Assistant Coach
Gabby Bevillard, Student Assistant
Melissa Bruner, Director of Operations
Victoria Cecil, Graduate Assistant
Aaron Jenkins, Graduate Assistant
Dave Plettl, Strength and Conditioning
Lance White, Associate Head Coach
Brooke Wyckoff, Assistant Coach

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2016-17 Women's Basketball


2016-17 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Nicole Ekhomu, 5-9, G, Bolingbrook, IL

A'Tyanna Gaulden, 5-7, G, Ocilla, GA

Iho Lopez, 6-2, F, Blanes, Spain

Jasmine Walker, 6-3, F, Montgomery, AL

Chatrice White, 6-3, C, Shelby, NE

Nausia Woolfolk, 5-9, G, Fort Valley, GA


2016-17 Roster - By Name

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 12 Brittany Brown        G       5-8   Sr   ***  Fort Walton Beach (Choctawhatchee)
* 11 Maria Conde           F       6-1   So   *    Madrid, Spain
* 25 Ama Degbeon           C       6-2   Jr   **   Grunberg, Germany (Grunberg)
* 24 Nicole Ekhomu         G       5-9   Fr        Bolingbrook, IL (Joliet Catholic Academy)
*  1 A'Tyanna Gaulden      G       5-7   Fr        Ocilla, GA (Americus Sumter)
* 42 Kai James             C       6-5   Sr   ***  West Palm Beach (Dwyer)
  22 Iho Lopez             F       6-2   Fr        Blanes, Spain (IMG Academies)
* 10 Leticia Romero        G       5-8   Sr   **   Las Palmas, Spain (IES Joaquin Artiles/Kansas State)
* 23 Ivey Slaughter        F       6-1   Sr   ***  Macon, GA (Tattnall Square Academy)
* 20 Shakayla Thomas       F       5-11  Jr   **   Sylacauga, AL (Sylacauga)
  40 Jasmine Walker        F       6-3   Fr        Montgomery, AL (Jefferson Davis)
* 50 Chatrice White        C       6-3   So-R      Shelby, NE (Shelby-Rising City/Illinois)
* 13 Nausia Woolfolk       G       5-9   Fr        Fort Valley, GA (Peach County)
* 32 Imani Wright          G       5-9   Jr-R      Hooks, TX (Liberty Eylau/Baylor)

2016-17 Roster - By Number

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  1 A'Tyanna Gaulden      G       5-7   Fr        Ocilla, GA (Americus Sumter)
* 10 Leticia Romero        G       5-8   Sr   **   Las Palmas, Spain (IES Joaquin Artiles/Kansas State)
* 11 Maria Conde           F       6-1   So   *    Madrid, Spain
* 12 Brittany Brown        G       5-8   Sr   ***  Fort Walton Beach (Choctawhatchee)
* 13 Nausia Woolfolk       G       5-9   Fr        Fort Valley, GA (Peach County)
* 20 Shakayla Thomas       F       5-11  Jr   **   Sylacauga, AL (Sylacauga)
  22 Iho Lopez             F       6-2   Fr        Blanes, Spain (IMG Academies)
* 23 Ivey Slaughter        F       6-1   Sr   ***  Macon, GA (Tattnall Square Academy)
* 24 Nicole Ekhomu         G       5-9   Fr        Bolingbrook, IL (Joliet Catholic Academy)
* 25 Ama Degbeon           C       6-2   Jr   **   Grunberg, Germany (Grunberg)
* 32 Imani Wright          G       5-9   Jr-R      Hooks, TX (Liberty Eylau/Baylor)
  40 Jasmine Walker        F       6-3   Fr        Montgomery, AL (Jefferson Davis)
* 42 Kai James             C       6-5   Sr   ***  West Palm Beach (Dwyer)
* 50 Chatrice White        C       6-3   So-R      Shelby, NE (Shelby-Rising City/Illinois)

1/12/2017 - Jasmine Walker has left the basketball team for personal reasons.

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

ShakaylaThomas and Leticia Romero Earn AP All-America Honors.
Romero takes in her school-record third All-America award while Thomas wraps up her second.

March 27, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State Women's Basketball program was recognized on Monday as student-athletes Leticia Romero and Shakayla Thomas earned Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America honors.

The recognition is significant for both players. Romero becomes the first Seminole to be named a three-time All-American, earning AP honors in 2015 and WBCA honors in 2016. Thomas joins past Seminoles Adut Bulgak (2015 & 2016), Sue Galkantas (1981 & 1983), Natasha Howard (2011 & 2014) as well as Romero in earning multiple All-America honors.

Thomas has enjoyed another outstanding season with Florida State. She averages a team-best 15.1 points with six rebounds while shooting 49.6 percent (209-of-421) from the floor. The Sylacauga, Ala., native became the first Seminole to earn ACC Player of the Year honors, and recently was selected as a WBCA All-Region honoree alongside Romero.

Thomas is putting together a slew of strong performances when it matters most in the NCAA postseason. In three NCAA Tournament games, she has recorded three double-doubles while averaging 18.3 points and 12.0 rebounds. In the NCAA Second Round win over Missouri, she produced 20 points and 11 rebounds, then added 12 points and 11 boards in FSU's NCAA Sweet 16 win over Oregon State.

Romero, a Canary Islands native, is quite possibly the most efficient offensive performer in women's college basketball. She averages 12.4 points, shoots 50.6 percent (137-of-271) from the floor, 51.9 percent (55-of-106) from 3-point range and 89.6 percent (69-of-77) from the free throw line. She is an All-ACC First Team performer who is coming off a big 18-point, five-rebound performance vs. Oregon State.

College basketball's only returning Olympic medalist is averaging 14.7 points and shooting 53.1 percent (17-of-32) overall in her three NCAA postseason games this year.


From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Lance White Named WBCA Division I Assistant Coach of the Year.
Florida State Women's Basketball's Associate Head Coach has been a driving force in FSU's immense success during his 14-year tenure.

March 29, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State Women's Basketball Associate Head Coach Lance White has been named the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's Division I Assistant Coach of the Year, announced by the WBCA.

The WBCA Assistant Coach of the Year award is presented to one associate head coach or assistant coach in each membership division who demonstrates commitment to their program, their student-athletes and their head coach; their impact coaching on court; their mentorship and impact on other coaches; and their professional manner and attitude.

"The role of an assistant coach is vital in reinforcing a positive student-athlete environment with encouragement, excellence, structure, security, support and integrity. The WBCA is proud to honor these individuals as our assistant coaches of the year in their respective divisions of membership," said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. "Each coach was selected by vote of their peers, and the WBCA celebrates and applauds their lasting commitment to use our game as a platform to positively impact their student-athletes, institutions and communities."

White has been instrumental in the success of the FSU program, coming to Tallahassee in 2003. Over his 14 years with the Seminoles, Florida State has produced a 324-138 (70.1 winning percentage) record despite playing in one of the nation's best conferences in the ACC.

The Texas Tech graduate has taken hold of the FSU offense over the last six seasons and has guided the Seminoles to new heights on the scoring end. FSU averaged 79.0 points per game, the highest by the program since the 1990-91 season (83.8) and the highest since joining the ACC in 1991-92.

Florida State finished its 2016-17 season with a school-record nine AP Top 25 wins, surpassing its previous high of six in the 2014-15 season. White helped guide senior point guard Leticia Romero toward becoming a three-time All-American, the first in program history. Under White's tutelage, junior forward Shakayla Thomas won ACC Player of the Year and also earned her second All-America honor.

White was also a key factor in solidifying a 2016 recruiting class that featured current freshmen guards A'Tyanna Gaulden, Nicki Ekhomu, Nausia Woolfolk and forward Iho Lopez. The current crop of players was ranked as high as fourth nationally in the ESPNW recruiting rankings.


From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Romero, Thomas Honored as WBCA All-Americans.
Florida State Women's Basketball student-athletes Leticia Romero and Shakayla Thomas earn Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-America honors for the second straight year.

April 2, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State Women's Basketball student-athletes Leticia Romero and Shakayla Thomas continue to add to their award collection, with each earning Women's Basketball Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-America honors.

The two Seminole standouts have each been honored as WBCA All-Americans for the second straight season. Both performers were also named Associated Press All-Americans as well, while Romero recently earned a spot as a Senior CLASS Award First Team All-American.

Washington's Kelsey Plum was recognized as the 2017 Wade Trophy winner, considered the "Heisman of Women's Basketball." In addition to Romero and Thomas, eighth other ACC student-athletes were recognized as WBCA All-Americans.

Thomas earns her third All-America award since coming to FSU as a freshman in 2014. The Sylacauga, Ala., native was the ACC Player of the Year as selected by the league's coaches, averaging 14.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and shooting 49.4 percent from the floor.

Romero joined Thomas as an All-ACC First Team member this past season, finishing second on the team with 12.5 points while shooting 48.6 percent from the floor and 50.9 percent from three-point range. The Las Palmas, Spain, native finishes her career as one of the best players in program history, emerging as the program's lone three-time All-American in three years played.

Romero and Thomas guided FSU to a 28-7 overall record, a 13-3 conference mark and a runner-up finish in the ACC regular season. The Seminoles were one of seven NCAA programs to reach the Elite Eight in at least two of the last three seasons, reaching the round of eight this past season.

Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport.


2016-17 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Leticia Romero           Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention
                         Women's Basketball Coaches Association - All-American - Honorable Mention

Shakayla Thomas          Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention
                         Women's Basketball Coaches Association - All-American - Honorable Mention

All-Americans -  2

2016-17 Schedules and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
11/11
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE STATE W 73-62
11/14
Ref
H
CONNECTICUT L 76-78
11/17
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE W 90-47
11/20
Ref
H
JAMES MADISON W 84-64
11/24
Ref
N
WINTHROP
Paradise Jam, Virgin Islands
W 98-35
11/25
Ref
N
GONZAGA
Paradise Jam, Virgin Islands
W 87-69
11/26
Ref
N
MICHIGAN
Paradise Jam, Virgin Islands
W 76-62
11/30
Ref
A
MINNESOTA
ACC/B1G Challenge
W 75-61
12/04
Ref
H
WESTERN CAROLINA W 90-41
12/08
Ref
H
FLORIDA W 83-58
12/10
Ref
A
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM W 93-47
12/19
Ref
H
NORTH FLORIDA W 95-39
12/21
Ref
A
MERCER W 83-40
12/29
Ref
A
MIAMI W 81-66
01/02
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE L 61-70
01/05
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA W 90-77
01/08
Ref
H
DUKE W 69-45
01/12
Ref
H
LOUISVILLE W 72-65
01/15
Ref
A
CLEMSON W 86-27
01/19
Ref
H
SYRACUSE W 77-58
01/22
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH W 82-54
01/26
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH W 69-63
02/02
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE W 85-53
02/06
Ref
H
MIAMI W 80-71
02/09
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST W 102-60
02/13
Ref
H
TEXAS
2 OT
L 88-92
02/16
Ref
A
VIRGINIA L 51-60
02/18
Ref
H
CLEMSON W 80-47
02/23
Ref
H
PITTSBURGH W 79-48
02/26
Ref
A
NOTRE DAME L 61-79
03/03
Ref
N
MIAMI
ACC, Myrtle Beach, SC
L 54-56
03/17
Ref
H
WESTERN ILLINOIS
NCAA
W 87-66
03/19
Ref
H
MISSOURI
NCAA
W 77-55
03/25
Ref
N
OREGON STATE
NCAA, Sweet 16, Stockton, CA
W 66-53
03/27
Ref
N
SOUTH CAROLINA
NCAA, Elite Eight, Stockton, Ca
L 64-71
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   28- 7    15- 3     9- 2     4- 2


2017 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  NOTRE DAME           15- 1    33- 4 
 2t FLORIDA STATE        13- 3    28- 7 
 2t DUKE                 13- 3    28- 6 
 4t NORTH CAROLINA STATE 12- 4    23- 8 
 4t LOUISVILLE           12- 4    29- 8 
 6  SYRACUSE             11- 5    22-11 
 7  MIAMI                10- 6    24- 9 
 8  VIRGINIA              7- 9    20-13 
 9  WAKE FOREST           6-10    16-16 
10  GEORGIA TECH          5-11    23-14 
11t PITTSBURGH            4-12    13-17 
11t VIRGINIA TECH         4-12    20-14 
13t CLEMSON               3-13    15-16 
13t NORTH CAROLINA        3-13    15-16 
15  BOSTON COLLEGE        2-14     9-21 

2017 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, CONWAY, SC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
03/01/2017  (13)CLEMSON 67, (12)VIRGINIA TECH 66                Round 1
03/01/2017  (10)GEORGIA TECH 71, (15)BOSTON COLLEGE 67          Round 1
03/01/2017  (14)NORTH CAROLINA 72, (11)PITTSBURGH 60            Round 1
03/02/2017  (5)LOUISVILLE 68, (13)CLEMSON 46                    Round 2
03/02/2017  (8)VIRGINIA 61, (9)WAKE FOREST 44                   Round 2
03/02/2017  (7)MIAMI 87, (10)GEORGIA TECH 71                    Round 2
03/02/2017  (6)SYRACUSE 83, (14)NORTH CAROLINA 64               Round 2
03/03/2017  (5)LOUISVILLE 59, (4)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 58        Round 3
03/03/2017  (1)NOTRE DAME 76, (8)VIRGINIA 59                    Round 3
03/03/2017  (7)MIAMI 56, (2)FLORIDA STATE 54                    Round 3
03/03/2017  (3)DUKE 68, (6)SYRACUSE 46                          Round 3
03/04/2017  (1)NOTRE DAME 84, (5)LOUISVILLE 73                  Round 4
03/04/2017  (3)DUKE 57, (7)MIAMI 52                             Round 4
03/05/2017  (1)NOTRE DAME 84, (3)DUKE 61                        Round 5

2016-17 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 =================================================================================================================================== Shakayla Thomas 33 33 824 212 429 .494 0 0 .000 67 103 .650 491 14.9 71 128 199 6.0 63 0 25 44 21 34 Leticia Romero 33 32 924 143 294 .486 56 110 .509 72 81 .889 414 12.5 35 97 132 4.0 61 1 123 72 12 47 Imani Wright 35 35 966 139 355 .392 68 180 .378 29 42 .690 375 10.7 15 63 78 2.2 59 0 43 33 2 36 Brittany Brown 35 35 1055 126 297 .424 28 87 .322 64 95 .674 344 9.8 51 144 195 5.6 56 1 170 107 2 91 Ivey Slaughter 35 35 826 118 225 .524 1 10 .100 94 118 .797 331 9.5 111 116 227 6.5 95 2 39 68 18 62 Chatrice White 35 2 640 113 213 .531 3 20 .150 81 104 .779 310 8.9 84 95 179 5.1 82 0 25 34 50 14 Ama Degbeon 34 0 383 42 70 .600 0 0 .000 30 45 .667 114 3.4 33 32 65 1.9 43 1 10 29 11 14 Maria Conde 35 3 547 42 126 .333 10 46 .217 20 26 .769 114 3.3 24 43 67 1.9 30 0 39 32 2 22 Nicole Ekhomu 32 0 422 35 95 .368 9 35 .257 30 51 .588 109 3.4 14 39 53 1.7 45 0 25 27 9 14 Kai James 22 0 152 30 54 .556 0 0 .000 14 33 .424 74 3.4 30 28 58 2.6 26 0 0 20 4 7 Nausia Woolfolk 17 0 151 14 44 .318 4 20 .200 10 17 .588 42 2.5 8 20 28 1.6 17 0 11 13 2 6 Jasmine Walker 5 0 41 11 23 .478 1 4 .250 0 2 .000 23 4.6 2 5 7 1.4 2 0 2 4 0 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden 21 0 119 7 15 .467 0 0 .000 9 14 .643 23 1.1 2 10 12 0.6 24 1 22 15 0 13 Team 53 60 113 0.0 4 ============================================================================================================== FSU 35 1032 2240 .461 180 512 .352 520 731 .711 2764 79.0 533 880 1413 40.4 603 6 534 502 133 361 Opp 35 745 1928 .386 178 545 .327 371 538 .690 2039 58.3 346 747 1093 31.2 665 15 354 698 112 215

FLORIDA STATE 73, JACKSONVILLE STATE 62
11/11/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Women's Hoops Gets Past Jacksonville State.

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Shakayla Thomas scored 16 points, Imani Wright had 13 points and nine rebounds, and No. 12 Florida State beat Jacksonville State 73-62 on Friday in a season opener for both teams.

Wright, a transfer from Baylor, gave Florida State a 19-point lead early in the fourth quarter. Jacksonville State pulled to 69-61 with 2:32 left, but Thomas answered with a basket and the Seminoles led by double figures the rest of the way.

Ivey Slaughter and Brittany Brown each added 10 points for Florida State, which has won 16 consecutive season-opening home games. Chatrice White, a transfer from Illinois, had eight points and eight rebounds. It was Slaughter's 49th career game scoring in double figures.

Florida State coach Sue Semrau started her 20th season and coached in her 600th game.

Briana Benson made six of nine 3-pointers and scored 21 points for Jacksonville State, which played against a ranked team for the first time since 2010. Gretchen Morrison added five 3-pointers and 16 points as the Gamecocks hit 13 of 25 shots from distance.

Jacksonville State missed 11 consecutive shots in the first half, but only trailed 36-34.

POST-GAME NOTES FROM FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
11 Maria Conde           f  24   0   3    0    2   0   0   0      1    5   6  1   2  1   0   0
12 Brittany Brown        g  32   5  11    0    1   0   0  10      0    4   4  4   6  3   0   0
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  25   8  15    0    0   0   0  16      3    3   6  2   0  0   2   0
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  22   4   9    0    0   2   2  10      3    6   9  1   0  1   1   3
32 Imani Wright          g  30   5  12    2    4   1   2  13      1    8   9  1   0  1   0   0
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden          9   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  1   2  0   0   1
13 Nausia Woolfolk           5   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  0   0  0   0   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu            18   2   5    0    1   2   4   6      0    3   3  4   1  1   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon               4   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      1    0   1  1   0  1   0   1
40 Jasmine Walker            6   1   3    0    1   0   0   2      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   0
42 Kai James                 8   3   3    0    0   0   0   6      1    1   2  2   0  0   0   0
50 Chatrice White           17   3   8    0    1   2   2   8      3    5   8  1   1  2   1   0
   Team                                                                2   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  32  71    2   10   7  10  73     14   40  54 19  12 11   4   5
   Opp                     200  21  64   14   25   6  17  62      7   24  31 12  12 11   3   2


  1 2 3 4 Total
JACKSONVILLE STATE
22
12
6
22
62
FLORIDA STATE
19
17
20
17
73

CONNECTICUT 78, FLORIDA STATE 76
11/14/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 12 Noles Fall Narrowly to No. 3/1 UConn.
Florida State Women's Hoops' 3-pointer falls just short as time expires in 78-76 defeat to the Huskies.

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Napheesa Collier had 28 points and a big block down the stretch to help No. 3 UConn open its season with a 78-76 win over No. 12 Florida State on Monday night.

Saniya Chong scored 16 points and Katie Lou Samuelson added 14 as the Huskies (1-0) extended their winning streak to 76 games, which is the third-longest streak in college basketball history.

The Seminoles trailed by 65-59, but had a chance to tie it with 13.7 seconds left when Brittany Brown was fouled on a 3-point attempt by Kia Nurse. She made the first two to get within 77-76, but missed the third. The Huskies could not secure the ball and FSU (1-1) retained possession when it went out of bounds.

Shakayla Thomas then drove the lane, but her shot was blocked by Collier. Crystal Dangerfield made the first free throw, but missed the second. Imani Wright missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Wright led Florida State (1-1) with 25 points while Brown added 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Florida State led 34-30 at halftime and led by as many as seven early in the third quarter before the four-time defending champions started chipping away.

UConn's winning streak sits only behind the team record of 90 straight set from 2008-10 and the UCLA men's record of 88 consecutive victories.

POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
11 Maria Conde           f  23   0   5    0    2   0   0   0      2    1   3  2   1  2   0   1
12 Brittany Brown        g  36   5  12    2    3   4   6  16      4    6  10  1   7  4   0   3
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  26   5  11    0    0   4   7  14      2    5   7  3   0  0   1   1
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  34   4  10    0    0   4   4  12      3    4   7  2   1  1   0   1
32 Imani Wright          g  33   8  22    3   11   6   6  25      2    3   5  3   0  1   0   4
24 Nicole Ekhomu            24   1   5    0    2   1   1   3      0    2   2  2   1  0   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon               2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   1   0
42 Kai James                 3   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   0  1   0   0
50 Chatrice White           19   3   6    0    1   0   0   6      1    0   1  4   1  0   1   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  72    5   19  19  24  76     16   22  38 19  11  9   3  10
   Opp                     200  28  57    6   16  16  21  78      8   30  38 21  20 17   4   4


  1 2 3 4 Total
CONNECTICUT
16
14
21
27
78
FLORIDA STATE
17
17
13
29
76

FLORIDA STATE 90, JACKSONVILLE 47
11/17/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 12 Florida State Breezes Past Jacksonville.
Seminole Women's Basketball shoots 58.2 percent from the floor in a 90-47 win over the Dolphins on Thursday night.

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Shakayla Thomas had 15 of her 20 points in the first half and No. 12 Florida State rolled to a 90-47 win over Jacksonville on Thursday night.

The Seminoles (2-1) led 12-2 midway through the first quarter and hit their last eight shots to make it 29-13. Ivey Slaughter made it nine straight to start the second quarter, and Florida State led 46-22 at the half.

Florida State, which lost 78-76 to UConn on Monday, made 8 of 11 shots in the third quarter to push the lead to 74-38.

The Seminoles also got 10 points apiece from Imani Wright and Chatrice White. They ended up at 58 percent (32 of 55), making 7 of 10 behind the arc, which was better than the 19 of 34 from the foul line (56 percent).

Sherranda Reddick had 17 points for the Dolphins (2-1).

Since the 2012-13 season, FSU is 23-3 against teams from Florida.

POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
11 Maria Conde           f  16   2   3    2    3   0   0   6      0    2   2  2   4  3   0   1
12 Brittany Brown        g  20   2   6    1    2   3   8   8      1    5   6  1   4  2   0   3
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  20   8  10    0    0   4   6  20      1    0   1  0   0  2   0   0
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  16   3   4    0    0   1   2   7      4    3   7  1   2  0   0   3
32 Imani Wright          g  18   4   5    2    2   0   1  10      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   0
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden         12   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  3   1  3   0   0
10 Leticia Romero           18   2   4    1    1   4   4   9      0    1   1  2   6  2   0   1
13 Nausia Woolfolk          13   2   4    0    1   0   0   4      1    3   4  2   1  0   0   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu            20   0   3    0    0   2   6   2      0    5   5  2   2  0   1   1
25 Ama Degbeon              10   2   3    0    0   1   2   5      1    2   3  2   0  1   1   1
40 Jasmine Walker           12   3   6    1    1   0   0   7      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
42 Kai James                 9   1   4    0    0   0   0   2      1    1   2  0   0  1   0   0
50 Chatrice White           16   3   3    0    0   4   5  10      3    1   4  4   1  1   2   0
   Team                                                           2    2   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  32  55    7   10  19  34  90     14   29  43 20  21 16   4  10
   Opp                     200  16  54    6   24   9  20  47     14   17  31 26   8 24   3   7


  1 2 3 4 Total
JACKSONVILLE
13
9
16
9
47
FLORIDA STATE
29
17
28
16
90

FLORIDA STATE 84, JAMES MADISON 64
11/20/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 12 Florida State Takes Down James Madison.
Florida State Women's Basketball defeats its second consecutive NCAA Tournament team, winning 84-64.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Shakayla Thomas had 17 points and seven rebounds, Chatrice White added 16 points and No. 12 Florida State beat James Madison 84-64 on Sunday.

Senior guard Brittany Brown had nine points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals for Florida State (3-1). She went over 300 career assists to become the only Seminole to amass 500 rebounds, 300 assists and 200 steals.

Leticia Romero added 13 points for Florida State, which made 21 of 24 free-throw attempts. The Seminoles led 48-25 at halftime and cruised.

Precious Hall, who entered averaging 26.7 points per game, made just 8 of 28 shots and scored 27 points for James Madison (2-2). Hall hit 4 of 11 3-pointers and Amber Porter added 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting.

James Madison, the reigning Colonial Athletic Association champion, is the third 2015-16 NCAA Tournament team that the Seminoles have faced this season.

POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  30   5  10    1    3   2   2  13      1    3   4  2   3  4   0   0
12 Brittany Brown        g  29   3   5    1    3   2   3   9      2    6   8  2   6  2   0   4
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  28   7  14    0    0   3   3  17      3    4   7  2   1  1   1   0
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  15   3   4    0    0   0   0   6      0    1   1  3   1  0   0   1
32 Imani Wright          g  27   3   6    0    3   0   0   6      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   1
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden          4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
11 Maria Conde              14   1   7    1    4   6   7   9      1    3   4  0   1  1   0   0
13 Nausia Woolfolk           5   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      1    1   2  0   0  0   0   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu            11   2   3    1    1   2   2   7      0    1   1  2   1  2   1   1
25 Ama Degbeon               5   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    0   0  1   0  2   0   0
40 Jasmine Walker            7   0   3    0    1   0   0   0      1    2   3  0   0  1   0   0
42 Kai James                 3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
50 Chatrice White           22   5  10    1    2   5   5  16      1    3   4  3   2  2   1   0
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  63    5   17  21  24  84     11   28  39 16  15 15   3   7
   Opp                     200  24  63    7   22   9  11  64     13   22  35 17   9 16   2   6


  1 2 3 4 Total
JAMES MADISON
10
15
19
20
64
FLORIDA STATE
26
22
20
16
84

FLORIDA STATE 98, WINTHROP 35
11/24/2016, Paradise Jam, Virgin Islands

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Women’s Hoops Throttles Winthrop at Paradise Jam.
No. 10/9 Seminoles defeat the Eagles 98-35 in their opener in the Virgin Islands.

ST. THOMAS, VI – Leticia Romero scored 17 points, and No. 10 Florida State put Winthrop away early Thursday during a 98-35 victory in the Paradise Jam tournament.

Jasmine Walker added 14 points, Ivey Slaughter 13 and Nicole Ekhomu 11 for the Seminoles (4-1), who had 12 players score en route to their most-dominating win this season.

Florida State shot 61.5 percent from the field (40 of 65), while its defense held the Eagles (1-4) to 34.1 percent (14 of 41) and forced them into a season-worst 34 turnovers.

Behind the turnovers, the Seminoles, who had just 12 turnovers, outscored Winthrop 40-10, as well as had a 33-12 advantage in fast-break points. They also outrebounded the Eagles 33-25.

Erica Williams scored 12 points for Winthrop, which trailed 30-13 by the end of the first quarter and 53-16 at the halftime break.

POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  15   7   7    3    3   0   0  17      0    5   5  1   4  1   0   3
12 Brittany Brown        g  16   1   2    0    0   4   4   6      0    3   3  0   5  2   0   3
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  13   4   9    0    0   0   1   8      2    2   4  0   1  0   1   0
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  14   5   5    1    1   2   2  13      1    1   2  1   0  1   0   1
32 Imani Wright          g  14   3   5    0    0   1   2   7      0    0   0  0   2  0   0   1
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden         16   1   2    0    0   1   2   3      1    1   2  2   8  1   0   3
11 Maria Conde              17   3   6    1    3   0   0   7      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   2
13 Nausia Woolfolk          18   1   2    0    0   3   4   5      0    1   1  4   2  0   0   1
24 Nicole Ekhomu            23   5   9    0    2   1   2  11      0    2   2  2   1  3   1   1
25 Ama Degbeon              13   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   1
40 Jasmine Walker           15   7  11    0    1   0   2  14      1    2   3  1   2  1   0   1
42 Kai James                15   1   1    0    0   1   2   3      0    0   0  2   0  2   1   1
50 Chatrice White           11   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      2    1   3  2   1  0   0   0
   Team                                                           5    1   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  40  65    5   10  13  21  98     13   20  33 16  26 12   3  18
   Opp                     200  14  41    2   11   5   7  35      8   17  25 20   7 34   2   6


  1 2 3 4 Total
FLORIDA STATE
30
23
27
18
98
WINTHROP
13
3
7
12
35

FLORIDA STATE 87, GONZAGA 69
11/25/2016, Paradise Jam, Virgin Islands

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Romero's 25 Leads No. 10/9 Florida State Past No. 25 Gonzaga.
Senior point guard Leticia Romero scores career-best 25 points in 87-69 win over the Bulldogs at the Paradise Jam.

ST. THOMAS, VI - Leticia Romero's career night helped Florida State beat its first ranked opponent of the season.

Romero scored a career-high 25 points, and the No. 10 Seminoles used a big first-quarter run to pull away from No. 25 Gonzaga for an 87-69 victory Friday in the Paradise Jam tournament.

Imani Wright added 15 points, Shakayla Thomas 14 and Brittany Brown 11 for the Seminoles (5-1), who led 27-14 after the first quarter and went up by as many as 19 points in the fourth period.

"It's a Top 25 opponent, that's always a big deal," Florida State coach Sue Semrau said. "We just disrupted a lot of what they were trying to do. I hope that gives us a lot of confidence. We still didn't quite play our best, so knowing that gives me hope that we can continue to get better."

Jill Barta scored 20 points for the Bulldogs (3-2), who were forced into 21 turnovers by Florida State's defense. That gave the Seminoles a 24-17 advantage in points off turnovers.

"That's the second night in a row that we've struggled to defend the 3 and the 2," Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier said. "And we didn't shoot particularly well ourselves. We didn't handle their pressure well. It's tough to overcome those things against really good teams."

Wright scored 10 points during Florida State's 17-6 run to open the game, which gave the Seminoles their first double-digit lead. She kicked off the run with a layup, then ended it with back-to-back 3-pointers at the 5:10 mark.

Florida State took its biggest lead with less than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter, when Nausia Woolfolk hit a reverse layup to put the Seminoles ahead 87-66 with 37 seconds left.

POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  33  10  14    3    4   2   2  25      0    2   2  1   2  1   1   1
12 Brittany Brown        g  31   5   8    1    3   0   0  11      1    4   5  3   7  5   0   3
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  32   6  14    0    0   2   3  14      3    4   7  3   2  0   2   2
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  24   3   6    0    0   3   3   9      4    0   4  4   0  1   0   1
32 Imani Wright          g  23   6  11    3    5   0   0  15      0    1   1  1   3  2   0   1
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden          1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
11 Maria Conde              19   3   7    0    1   1   1   7      2    1   3  3   0  1   0   0
13 Nausia Woolfolk           4   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu             8   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  1   2  2   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon              11   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    2   2  1   0  1   0   0
40 Jasmine Walker            1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
42 Kai James                 1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
50 Chatrice White           12   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      1    1   2  4   0  3   0   1
   Team                                                           3    2   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  36  67    7   13   8   9  87     14   18  32 22  16 17   3   9
   Opp                     200  23  54    6   24  17  23  69     14   14  28 19   9 21   5   6


  1 2 3 4 Total
FLORIDA STATE
27
15
20
25
87
GONZAGA
14
20
15
20
69

FLORIDA STATE 76, MICHIGAN 62
11/26/2016, Paradise Jam, Virgin Islands

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Women's Basketball Wins Paradise Jam.
Leticia Romero earns tournament MVP while Shakayla Thomas makes all-tournament team following 76-62 win over Michigan.

ST. THOMAS, VI - Shakayla Thomas picked the right time to come up with her first double-double of the season.

Thomas had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 10 Florida State pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Michigan 76-62 on Saturday in the final day of the Paradise Jam tournament.

Imani Wright added 19 points, Ivey Slaughter had 15 and Leticia Romero 10 for the Seminoles (6-1), who won their third straight game.

"We just had to come together as a team, and keep the momentum," Thomas said after her sixth career double-double. "It was all about our momentum. We had it on the court, and all about staying positive. Even when we got down, we just got back on defense and started working."

Katelynn Flaherty scored 18 points, Kysre Gondrezick added 17 and Hallie Thome 13 for the Wolverines (6-1), who fell behind in the second quarter but stayed close until the Seminoles opened the fourth quarter with a 16-8 run.

"They're a really tough team to guard," Florida State coach Sue Semrau said. "But we did a great job of fighting through the fatigue. We did a much better job of rebounding the ball. Shakayla rebounded the heck out of the ball."

Thomas' layup with 2:54 left capped the run, putting Florida State up 69-56.

"We just went on a scoring drought," Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico said. "I don't know if we got worn down a little bit or what. We started to press a little bit and started to force things instead of sharing the ball. We were in a great spot, we just didn't come out the way we needed to."

POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  36   2   6    2    3   4   4  10      0    4   4  3   2  2   0   1
12 Brittany Brown        g  37   1   5    0    1   1   2   3      0    2   2  3   7  3   0   6
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  31   7  12    0    0   5   8  19      3    8  11  3   0  3   2   1
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  31   3   7    0    0   9  11  15      3    4   7  3   2  1   1   1
32 Imani Wright          g  36   6  12    4    6   3   4  19      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   0
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden          0   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   0
11 Maria Conde               4   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
13 Nausia Woolfolk           2   1   1    1    1   1   2   4      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu             6   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   0  0   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon               1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
50 Chatrice White           16   2   4    0    0   2   3   6      1    2   3  0   0  0   0   0
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  48    7   12  25  34  76      7   22  29 15  11 10   3   9
   Opp                     200  24  54    8   16   6  11  62      7   24  31 25  13 17   3   4


  1 2 3 4 Total
FLORIDA STATE
15
17
21
23
76
MICHIGAN
14
14
20
14
62

FLORIDA STATE 75, MINNESOTA 61
11/30/2016, MINNEAPOLIS, MN, ACC/B1G Challenge

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 8 Florida State Wins Fifth Consecutive ACC/Big Ten Challenge Game.
A hot shooting start helps Seminole Women's Hoops to a 75-61 road win over Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Nicole Ekhomu scored 16 points and Ivey Slaughter had 14 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 8 Florida State beat Minnesota 75-61 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Center Chatrice White added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Seminoles (7-1). They have won their six straight.

Florida State outrebounded Minnesota 51-32, including 23 offensive rebounds - leading to 18 second-chance points.

Kenisha Bell scored 17 points and Carlie Wagner added 15 for the Gophers (4-3). They have lost three in a row.

The Seminoles used a 12-2 run at the start of the second quarter to open up a 42-19 lead, their biggest of the night.

POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  17   0   3    0    1   0   0   0      2    3   5  4   5  1   0   0
12 Brittany Brown        g  33   2   9    1    4   2   2   7      3    6   9  2   3  4   0   2
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  23   3  11    0    0   0   1   6      1    4   5  1   2  3   3   0
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  28   5  10    0    1   4   5  14      7    3  10  3   2  3   1   1
32 Imani Wright          g  17   4  10    3    8   0   0  11      0    0   0  4   1  0   0   0
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden          1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
11 Maria Conde              18   3   6    1    2   0   0   7      1    2   3  0   1  1   1   0
13 Nausia Woolfolk           7   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      0    2   2  2   2  1   0   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu            27   6   6    3    3   1   1  16      1    3   4  1   2  3   2   1
25 Ama Degbeon               9   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      2    0   2  0   0  0   2   1
42 Kai James                 2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  2   0   1
50 Chatrice White           18   6  12    0    0   1   3  13      3    5   8  4   1  1   2   2
   Team                                                           3        3         1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  69    8   20   9  14  75     23   28  51 22  19 20  11   8
   Opp                     200  19  56    5   18  18  27  61     11   21  32 19   7 15   3  10


  1 2 3 4 Total
FLORIDA STATE
30
26
17
2
75
MINNESOTA
17
21
15
8
61

FLORIDA STATE 90, WESTERN CAROLINA 41
12/04/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 8 FSU Women's Basketball Routs Western Carolina.
The Seminoles record four double-figure scorers for the seventh time this season in a 90-41 win over the Catamounts.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Shakayla Thomas scored 18 points as eighth-ranked Florida State cruised to a 90-41 victory over Western Carolina on Sunday.

The junior forward was one of four to score in double figures for the Seminoles (8-1), who have won seven straight. Leticia Romero scored 16 points while Ivey Slaughter added 14 and Chatrice White had 10.

Florida State scored the first 10 points of the game as Western Carolina missed its first five shots and committed six turnovers before getting its first basket on an Emily Hatfield jumper with 3:42 remaining in the first.

The Seminoles, who have won by an average of 31.7 points during their winning streak, led by as many as 52 points midway through the third quarter.

Lauren LaPlant and Hatfield each had 12 points for the Catamounts (3-7), who shot 26 percent from the field.

POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  21   7  11    1    4   1   2  16      0    2   2  0   3  3   1   4
12 Brittany Brown        g  22   2   4    1    2   0   0   5      2    5   7  1   5  1   1   2
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  21   9  13    0    0   0   1  18      2    4   6  1   0  1   1   0
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  15   5   7    0    0   4   4  14      2    2   4  4   1  3   0   1
32 Imani Wright          g  17   0   4    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   1  0   0   2
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden         10   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  2   1  1   0   1
11 Maria Conde              18   1   4    0    2   0   0   2      0    2   2  0   2  0   0   1
13 Nausia Woolfolk          17   2   5    1    3   2   4   7      2    0   2  0   0  1   0   1
24 Nicole Ekhomu            15   1   4    0    1   4   6   6      0    2   2  2   2  0   0   2
25 Ama Degbeon              14   3   5    0    0   0   0   6      4    3   7  3   0  3   0   1
42 Kai James                14   3   7    0    0   0   0   6      6    3   9  1   0  1   1   1
50 Chatrice White           16   2   4    0    0   6   9  10      4    1   5  4   0  3   1   1
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  35  68    3   13  17  26  90     24   27  51 18  15 17   5  17
   Opp                     200  13  50    6   16   9  12  41     10   13  23 21   7 28   2   6


  1 2 3 4 Total
WESTERN CAROLINA
4
8
12
17
41
FLORIDA STATE
22
30
17
21
90

FLORIDA STATE 83, FLORIDA 58
12/08/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 7 Noles Throttle No. 23 Gators.
Florida State Women’s Basketball’s 83-58 win is the fourth-largest margin of victory by FSU in the long-running series.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Leticia Romero scored 21 points and No. 7 Florida State beat No. 23 Florida 83-58 on Thursday night for its eighth straight victory.

Shakayla Thomas added 16 points for the Seminoles (9-1), and Ivey Slaughter had 13 points and 10 rebounds for her 20th career double-double. Florida State has won four of its last five meetings in the in-state rivalry.

Ronni Williams led the Gators (6-3) with 20 points. It was Florida's second loss to a ranked team in five days, with both coming on the road.

A big key to Florida State's win was rebounding as it enjoyed a 45-35 edge on the glass and a 19-2 advantage in second-chance points.

The 25-point win is the fourth-largest margin that the Seminoles have defeated the Gators.

POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  28   7  14    2    4   5   6  21      2    4   6  3   4  2   0   3
12 Brittany Brown        g  34   3   7    1    4   6   9  13      2    4   6  2   7  5   0   5
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  29   6  13    0    0   4   4  16      0    5   5  3   0  4   0   2
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  34   5   9    0    0   3   4  13      5    5  10  3   1  1   0   6
32 Imani Wright          g  36   3  13    3    9   3   5  12      1    3   4  2   4  3   0   1
11 Maria Conde               8   1   3    0    0   0   0   2      1    2   3  0   0  0   0   1
24 Nicole Ekhomu             8   0   2    0    1   0   0   0      1    0   1  3   0  0   0   0
50 Chatrice White           23   2   6    0    0   2   4   6      5    3   8  2   0  3   1   0
   Team                                                                2   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  67    6   18  23  32  83     17   28  45 18  16 18   1  18
   Opp                     200  24  59    3   11   7  14  58      9   26  35 24  10 27   2   6


  1 2 3 4 Total
FLORIDA
15
14
14
15
58
FLORIDA STATE
22
17
18
26
83

FLORIDA STATE 93, ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 47
12/10/2016, BIRMINGHAM, AL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 7 Florida State Women's Hoops Blazes Past UAB.
The Seminoles defeat UAB on the road, 93-47, behind a roaring 60-point first half on Saturday afternoon in Birmingham.

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Brittany Brown scored 17 points on 7 of 11 shooting, and No. 7 Florida State routed UAB 93-47 on Saturday.

The Seminoles (10-1) broke to 11-0 lead and went up 20-2 after six minutes. In addition to Brown, the Seminoles were backed by Ivey Slaughter and Shakayla Thomas with 15 points each and Chatrice White with 10.

The Seminoles had 60 points in the first half. They dominated the boards, outrebounding UAB 49-20 for the game. Six players with had at least five boards.

UAB (4-4) shot just 27 percent in the first half and no player finished in double-digit scoring. Rachael Childress had nine points.

POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  24   1   6    0    3   5   5   7      1    4   5  1   6  1   3   0
12 Brittany Brown        g  21   7  11    3    4   0   0  17      0    5   5  2   2  3   0   2
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  23   6  12    0    0   3   3  15      4    2   6  1   3  1   0   2
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  20   6   9    0    0   3   3  15      4    2   6  2   1  1   1   1
32 Imani Wright          g  17   0   4    0    2   0   0   0      1    0   1  2   1  2   0   1
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden          4   1   1    0    0   0   1   2      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   1
11 Maria Conde              20   1   2    0    1   2   2   4      4    2   6  0   3  4   0   1
13 Nausia Woolfolk          17   3   8    2    6   0   0   8      1    1   2  2   3  1   0   1
24 Nicole Ekhomu            18   2   4    0    2   0   0   4      2    1   3  3   0  0   1   3
25 Ama Degbeon              13   2   2    0    0   1   2   5      1    0   1  1   1  1   0   0
42 Kai James                 5   3   7    0    0   0   0   6      2    2   4  2   0  0   1   0
50 Chatrice White           18   4   7    0    0   2   2  10      3    2   5  1   1  2   0   0
   Team                                                           1    4   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  36  73    5   18  16  18  93     24   25  49 18  21 17   6  12
   Opp                     200  14  44    4   19  15  22  47      6   14  20 15  10 22   1  13


  1 2 3 4 Total
FLORIDA STATE
28
32
14
19
93
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
10
13
11
13
47

FLORIDA STATE 95, NORTH FLORIDA 39
12/19/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Takes Down Ospreys.
No. 7 Women's Basketball gets five players in double figures and defeats UNF 95-39.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Leticia Romero scored 22 points, helping No. 7 Florida State roll to a 95-39 victory over North Florida on Monday.

Florida State had five players score in double figures, led by Romero's third 20-point game of her senior season. Ivey Slaughter and Imani Wright each scored 14 points for the Seminoles (11-1), which have won 10 straight games for the eighth time in school history.

The 56-point win is the eighth-largest in school history and marks the second straight year FSU defeated the Ospreys by more than 50. Florida State won last year's game by 52.

A Claire Ioannidis 3-pointer gave North Florida a 3-2 lead before the Seminoles scored 14 straight points. Florida State led 52-17 at halftime.

Sierra Shepherd led the Ospreys (6-7) with 12 points, and Ioannidis added 11.

POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  23   9  11    4    5   0   0  22      1    4   5  1   2  1   0   1
12 Brittany Brown        g  25   3   7    0    3   1   3   7      0    5   5  0   8  0   0   5
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  20   5   9    0    0   2   4  12      2    2   4  0   3  0   0   1
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  15   5   7    0    0   4   4  14      4    1   5  4   0  2   0   1
32 Imani Wright          g  22   6  12    2    5   0   0  14      1    4   5  1   1  1   0   2
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden          9   1   3    0    0   1   2   3      0    1   1  0   1  0   0   1
11 Maria Conde              12   1   3    0    1   0   0   2      0    1   1  1   1  1   0   1
13 Nausia Woolfolk          15   0   4    0    3   0   2   0      0    4   4  1   1  0   1   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu            14   1   4    0    1   0   0   2      0    0   0  1   1  0   1   0
25 Ama Degbeon              17   0   1    0    0   1   2   1      1    2   3  2   1  0   2   0
42 Kai James                11   3   5    0    0   1   4   7      4    3   7  2   0  1   0   0
50 Chatrice White           17   3   5    0    0   5   7  11      3    0   3  3   0  1   2   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  37  71    6   18  15  28  95     18   28  46 16  19  7   6  12
   Opp                     200  14  57    5   19   6   8  39     13   23  36 23   7 28   2   2


  1 2 3 4 Total
NORTH FLORIDA
7
10
13
9
39
FLORIDA STATE
23
29
26
17
95

FLORIDA STATE 83, MERCER 40
12/21/2016, MACON, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 7 Florida State Women's Hoops Reaches 11 Straight Wins.
A 61.3 percent shooting effort in the first half helps the Seminoles defeat Mercer on the road 83-40 on Wednesday night.

MERCER, GA - Leticia Romero scored 17 points, while Ivey Slaughter had 13 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 7 Florida State rout Mercer 83-40 on Wednesday night.

The Seminoles (12-1) led by 21 after the first quarter and 53-17 at the half and never were challenged by the Bears (9-3).

Florida State hit 30-of-58 shots from the floor (51.7 percent) and made 10 3-pointers. Romero hit six of her eight shots, including five 3-pointers. The Seminoles also dominated on the boards, finishing with a 56-28 rebounding advantage.

Mercer, which hosted a top 10 team for only the second time in program history, struggled throughout, hitting just 16-of-64 from the floor (25 percent). Kahlia Lawrence scored 16 points to lead the Bears.

Florida State point guard Brittany Brown finished with eight points and five assists, while Chatrice White had nine points and Maria Conde seven.

POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  20   6   8    5    7   0   0  17      1    3   4  2   1  1   0   1
12 Brittany Brown        g  19   3   5    1    2   1   2   8      0    1   1  1   5  1   0   1
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  15   2   4    0    0   1   2   5      1    3   4  0   1  1   0   0
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  26   4   7    0    0   5   6  13      5    6  11  3   3  2   0   2
32 Imani Wright          g  18   2   5    2    5   0   0   6      1    1   2  0   2  0   0   0
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden         11   0   1    0    0   2   2   2      0    1   1  5   2  2   0   2
11 Maria Conde              17   2   6    2    5   1   2   7      1    2   3  1   1  2   0   0
13 Nausia Woolfolk          18   1   6    0    4   1   2   3      0    3   3  1   0  3   0   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu            17   1   5    0    3   0   0   2      2    4   6  3   3  3   0   1
25 Ama Degbeon              14   2   2    0    0   1   1   5      1    3   4  3   0  1   0   0
42 Kai James                 9   3   4    0    0   0   0   6      1    5   6  1   0  1   0   0
50 Chatrice White           16   4   5    0    1   1   1   9      3    1   4  2   3  1   1   1
   Team                                                           3    4   7                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  30  58   10   27  13  18  83     19   37  56 22  21 18   1   8
   Opp                     200  16  64    2   18   6  14  40     16   12  28 18   5 13   2  11


  1 2 3 4 Total
FLORIDA STATE
28
25
15
15
83
MERCER
7
10
10
13
40

FLORIDA STATE 81, MIAMI 66
12/29/2016, CORAL GABLES, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Strong Second Half Lifts No. 7 Noles Past No. 11 Hurricanes.
Florida State Women's Basketball wins AP Top 15 matchup between the two in-state rivals 81-66 on Thursday night in Miami.

MIAMI, FL - Imani Wright and Leticia Romero each scored 19 points, and No. 7 Florida State pulled away after halftime to beat No. 11 Miami 81-66 on Thursday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.

Shakayla Thomas scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Seminoles (13-1, 1-0), who have won 12 straight. Chatrice White added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Florida State, which outrebounded Miami 43-25.

Jessica Thomas had 20 points and Adrienne Motley scored 18 for Miami (11-2, 0-1), which had its 11-game winning streak snapped. Emese Hof scored 12 for the Hurricanes.

All of the Seminoles' 13 wins this season have been by double digits, and the lone loss was a two-point defeat against No. 1 Connecticut.

Miami came in 7-0 at home, never facing a deficit of more than three points on its own floor all season and trailing for a combined 6:30 in those seven games.

Florida State changed all that in the opening minutes, setting the tone.

The Seminoles led by as many as 12 in the first quarter and as many as 14 in the second, before a Miami flurry made it a one-point game at the half. Miami outscored Florida State 16-3 in the final 4:58 before intermission, with Motley making a pair of 3-pointers - as did Jessica Thomas, including a 25-footer from in front of the FSU bench as time expired.

But the Hurricanes never got the lead back. Florida State scored the first seven points of the second half to reclaim control, and took a 60-45 lead into the fourth.

POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  30   7  11    3    6   2   2  19      0    3   3  0   6  2   0   4
12 Brittany Brown        g  35   3   8    0    2   4   5  10      4    3   7  1   4  3   0   1
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  27   5  16    0    0   4   6  14      6    5  11  3   0  2   0   1
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  22   1   3    0    1   1   2   3      1    1   2  5   3  3   0   2
32 Imani Wright          g  36   7  13    4    7   1   1  19      0    4   4  2   1  0   0   1
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden          2   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
11 Maria Conde              14   1   3    0    2   0   0   2      0    1   1  1   1  0   0   0
13 Nausia Woolfolk           1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu             2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon               4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   0  2   0   0
42 Kai James                 5   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      2    2   4  0   0  0   0   0
50 Chatrice White           22   5  11    0    3   3   3  13      6    4  10  2   0  1   1   0
   Team                                                           1        1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  66    7   21  16  21  81     20   23  43 18  15 14   1   9
   Opp                     200  23  49    9   19  11  19  66      6   19  25 17  14 18   2   7


  1 2 3 4 Total
FLORIDA STATE
19
13
28
21
81
MIAMI
12
19
14
21
66

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 70, FLORIDA STATE 61
01/02/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

NC State Snaps Florida State's 12-Game Win Streak.
No. 6/7 Seminole Women's Hoops suffers rare home loss to the Wolfpack, 70-61, on Monday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Ashley Wilson scored 19 points and Chelsea Nelson added 17 to help North Carolina State beat No. 6 Florida State 70-61 on Monday night, snapping the Seminoles' 12-game winning streak.

The Wolfpack (12-3, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 49-46 going into the fourth quarter before going on a 10-3 run to take the lead. Nelson scored seven points in the quarter. Wilson made all 14 of her free throws as the Wolfpack were 20 of 25 from the line.

Miah Spencer added 12 points for North Carolina State, which has defeated top-10 teams in back-to-back games for the first time since 2007. The Wolfpack ended Notre Dame's 35-game ACC winning streak last Thursday.

Leticia Romero scored 20 points for Florida State (13-2, 1-1), which lost for the first time since a two-point defeat to top-ranked UConn on Nov. 14. Their 12-game winning streak ties a school record with the 2004-05 squad.

POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  33   7  17    4    7   2   2  20      1    2   3  1   2  4   1   2
12 Brittany Brown        g  33   2   7    1    3   0   0   5      1    0   1  5   3  2   0   0
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  24   2   9    0    0   0   0   4      2    4   6  3   1  3   0   3
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  28   2   6    0    0   2   2   6      4    8  12  2   0  4   0   1
32 Imani Wright          g  37   4  13    1    6   0   0   9      0    2   2  3   3  1   1   0
11 Maria Conde               7   1   2    0    1   0   0   2      0    1   1  0   0  0   1   0
13 Nausia Woolfolk           1   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu             9   1   1    1    1   0   0   3      0    1   1  2   0  0   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon               4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  1   0  0   0   0
50 Chatrice White           24   4  10    1    3   3   3  12      3    4   7  4   0  2   1   1
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  66    8   21   7   7  61     13   24  37 21   9 16   4   7
   Opp                     200  22  52    6   18  20  25  70      7   29  36 13  13 16   3   7


  1 2 3 4 Total
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
16
19
11
24
70
FLORIDA STATE
19
11
19
12
61

FLORIDA STATE 90, NORTH CAROLINA 77
01/05/2017, CHAPEL HILL, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 6/8 Noles Hang 90 in Road Win at UNC.
Florida State Women's Basketball walks away with a 90-77 victory to move to 2-0 in ACC road games and 2-1 in conference play on Thursday night in Chapel Hill.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Imani Wright scored 22 points to help sixth-ranked Florida State beat North Carolina 90-77 on Thursday night.

Ivey Slaughter added 16 points for the Seminoles (14-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). They shot 49 percent, controlled the inside and ran off the first eight points of the third quarter to lead by as many as 19.

Wright, who was averaging 11.1 points, had 19 last week in a win at Miami and had another big day by making 9 of 16 shots.

The bigger Seminoles finished with a 37-30 rebounding advantage, doubled UNC's guard-dependent lineup on the offensive glass (16-8) and scored 19 second-chance points.

Stephanie Watts scored 19 points for the Tar Heels (11-4, 0-2), who also shot 49 percent. But with FSU controlling the boards, the Seminoles got plenty of extra looks (18 more shots) while also scoring 17 points off turnovers to keep UNC in catch-up mode all night.

POST-GAME NOTES COMPILED BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  34   5  12    2    5   2   2  14      0    1   1  2   2  0   0   1
12 Brittany Brown        g  32   2  11    0    2   5   6   9      3    5   8  2  10  5   0   4
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  14   3   4    0    0   0   0   6      1    0   1  4   0  0   0   1
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  30   6   6    0    0   4   7  16      4    4   8  4   2  0   0   3
32 Imani Wright          g  30   9  16    3    7   1   2  22      1    4   5  0   1  0   0   1
11 Maria Conde              20   4   7    0    0   0   0   8      0    1   1  1   3  0   0   1
24 Nicole Ekhomu             5   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon              10   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
42 Kai James                 4   2   2    0    0   0   2   4      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   0
50 Chatrice White           21   5  14    0    1   1   1  11      7    4  11  4   1  0   4   0
   Team                                                                              1        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  36  73    5   15  13  20  90     16   21  37 19  19  8   4  11
   Opp                     200  27  55    9   20  14  17  77      8   22  30 21  14 18   2   4


  1 2 3 4 Total
FLORIDA STATE
26
15
22
27
90
NORTH CAROLINA
17
14
18
28
77

FLORIDA STATE 69, DUKE 45
01/08/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Deliver Statement Win over Duke.
No. 6/8 Florida State Women's Basketball puts forth arguably its finest defensive effort of the season in a 69-45 win against the No. 13/15 Blue Devils.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Shakayla Thomas scored 22 points and Imani Wright added 14 to help No. 6 Florida State beat No. 13 Duke 69-45 on Sunday.

The game drew a program-record 6,687 to the Tucker Center. The previous high was 6,440 against UConn in 2009.

The Seminoles (15-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) never trailed and took control with a 14-4 run during a 6:04 span at the end of the first period and beginning of the second.

Duke (14-2, 2-1), which saw its 10-game winning streak snapped, came into the game leading the ACC in field goal percentage, but shot a season-worst 25.4 (15 of 59) percent from the field.

Kyra Lambert led the Blue Devils with 12 points. Rebecca Greenwell and Lexie Brown, who were among the top five scorers in the ACC at a combined 37 points, were held to a combined 10 points.

POST-GAME NOTES COMPILED BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  31   3   7    1    1   0   0   7      2    2   4  2   6  2   0   3
12 Brittany Brown        g  30   3   7    0    1   0   0   6      2    3   5  2   5  5   0   0
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  28  10  17    0    0   2   3  22      3    5   8  1   2  1   1   0
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  23   1   6    0    2   0   0   2      2    2   4  4   1  4   1   2
32 Imani Wright          g  29   5  14    4    9   0   0  14      0    3   3  2   1  0   0   0
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden          2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   1  1   0   0
11 Maria Conde               5   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   1  1   0   0
13 Nausia Woolfolk           3   0   1    0    0   2   2   2      0    0   0  0   0  1   0   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu            18   0   1    0    0   2   2   2      0    3   3  1   0  2   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon               8   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   1
42 Kai James                 3   2   2    0    0   0   0   4      0    2   2  1   0  0   0   0
50 Chatrice White           20   2   3    0    0   4   4   8      3    2   5  2   0  0   4   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  59    5   13  10  11  69     13   25  38 17  17 18   6   6
   Opp                     200  15  59    0   11  15  16  45     18   17  35 13   4 20   4   7


  1 2 3 4 Total
DUKE
9
6
12
18
45
FLORIDA STATE
14
12
19
24
69

FLORIDA STATE 72, LOUISVILLE 65
01/12/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Thomas Leads Seminoles to Top 10 Win vs. Louisville.
Junior forward Shakayla Thomas' 18 second-half points sparks No. 7 Florida State Women's Hoops to a big 72-65 win over ninth-ranked Louisville.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Whatever adjustments Shakayla Thomas has made at halftime the past two games, it has ended up working for Florida State.

The junior forward scored 18 of her season-high 24 points during the second half and had a couple big plays during a key fourth-period run to help No. 7 Florida State beat No. 9 Louisville 72-65 on Thursday night.

"I thought she worked really hard," said Florida State coach Sue Semrau of Thomas. "In the first half we didn't get it much inside. Credit the guards who set the screens to get her open."

Thomas has three 20-point games this season. In last Sunday's win against No. 12 Duke , 16 of her 22 points came after halftime.

"I don't know what it is. I guess it is more of the flow of the game," Thomas said about her second-half performances the past two games.

The Cardinals led 63-60 with 3:54 remaining before the Seminoles scored nine straight points to take control. Thomas scored the first four points during the run, including a pair of free throws with 2:12 remaining to give Florida State (16-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) the lead for good.

Imani Wright, who added 13 points, then hit a 3-pointer to put the Seminoles up by more than a possession with 1:39 left. Louisville, which shot 22 of 58 from the field, was held without a field goal over the final 3:54.

"When you give up nine straight points that is normally a backbreaker," Louisville coach Jeff Walz said. "We handled some adversity but we've got to be able to put games away."

Asia Durr led the Cardinals (15-4, 3-2) with 21 points, including 10 in the third period as it rallied back from a 32-25 halftime deficit. Durr had four points during a 9-0 run as they took a four-point lead (59-55) midway through the fourth. Mariya Moore added 15.

POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  35   2   7    1    3   6   6  11      0    4   4  3   3  3   1   2
12 Brittany Brown        g  35   3  11    2    4   4   8  12      2    9  11  2   7  5   0   6
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  35   9  14    0    0   6   6  24      4    4   8  3   0  2   0   1
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  22   1   5    0    0   3   3   5      2    4   6  2   0  3   2   1
32 Imani Wright          g  36   5  15    3    7   1   1  14      0    0   0  3   2  2   0   1
11 Maria Conde              10   1   2    1    1   0   0   3      0    0   0  0   1  1   0   1
24 Nicole Ekhomu             3   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon               4   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
50 Chatrice White           20   1   3    0    0   1   2   3      0    2   2  2   0  1   4   2
   Team                                                           4    2   6                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  22  58    7   16  21  26  72     12   25  37 16  13 17   7  14
   Opp                     200  23  59    7   15  12  14  65     10   24  34 21  11 19   4   7


  1 2 3 4 Total
LOUISVILLE
14
11
20
20
65
FLORIDA STATE
13
19
15
25
72

FLORIDA STATE 86, CLEMSON 27
01/15/2017, CLEMSON, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Throttles Clemson
No. 7 Women's Basketball races past the Tigers in record fashion on Sunday.

CLEMSON, SC – Ama Degbeon scored a career-high 13 points, Kai James had 12 and Maria Conde 10 as No. 7 Florida State won its 15th straight over Clemson with an 86-27 victory Sunday.

The Seminoles (17-2, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) opened up a 28-4 first-quarter lead and never looked back, blowing past the Tigers and ending with the largest margin of victory in their 26 ACC seasons.

Florida State also surpassed the program's previous record streak of 14 straight against an opponent which it also did against Wake Forest from 2002-2011.

James, Degbeon and Conde all came in off the bench to reach double digits. The Seminoles led 46-12 at the half and 68-20 through three quarters. By the time the final period rolled around, Florida State's starters were bouncing around on the bench and practicing dance moves to the Sugar Hill Gang's "Apache."

The Seminoles pressured Clemson from the jump, forcing nine turnovers and holding the Tigers to one field goal (1-of-10 shooting) in the first 10 minutes. Things did not change at the end with A'Tyanna Gualden forcing a jump ball in the final two minutes that led to her basket.

Degbeon's showing bettered previous best of 11 points, set against Jacksonville in December 2014.

All of Florida State's 12 players in the box score scored points.

For Clemson it was a new scoring low in coach Audra Smith's four seasons. The 27 points were one fewer than when the Tigers lost at Middle Tennessee, 69-28, on Dec. 3, 2014.

Kobi Thornton led the Tigers, who played a third game without leading scorer Nelly Perry, with eight points. Clemson (11-7, 0-5) has lost 38 straight against ACC competition.

Florida State Sports Information Notes:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  13   3   3    1    1   2   3   9      0    3   3  1   1  0   0   0
12 Brittany Brown        g  13   2   4    0    0   0   0   4      2    3   5  0   1  2   0   2
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  13   4   8    0    0   0   1   8      0    5   5  1   0  0   1   0
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  13   3   6    0    0   0   0   6      3    3   6  1   0  0   1   1
32 Imani Wright          g  15   3   4    1    1   0   0   7      0    0   0  0   1  1   0   2
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden          9   1   2    0    0   0   1   2      0    0   0  2   1  1   0   3
11 Maria Conde              20   4   6    2    3   0   0  10      0    1   1  3   2  2   0   0
13 Nausia Woolfolk          20   3   5    0    1   1   1   7      2    3   5  2   2  5   1   3
24 Nicole Ekhomu            27   1   7    0    2   2   2   4      1    2   3  0   3  1   0   1
25 Ama Degbeon              23   4   8    0    0   5   8  13      3    3   6  2   1  1   0   4
42 Kai James                17   4   7    0    0   4   6  12      6    1   7  3   0  2   0   0
50 Chatrice White           17   1   6    0    0   2   2   4      2    1   3  0   2  1   1   3
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  33  66    4    8  16  24  86     20   28  48 15  14 16   4  19
   Opp                     200  11  44    0    4   5   6  27      5   20  25 18   4 28   3   4


  1 2 3 4 Total
FLORIDA STATE
28
19
21
18
86
CLEMSON
4
10
6
7
27

FLORIDA STATE 77, SYRACUSE 58
01/19/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Orange Crushed: Noles Squeeze the Cuse 77-58.
A momentum-swinging 18-0 run in the first period set the tone for a 19-point win over defending NCAA runner-up Syracuse on Thursday night.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Shakayla Thomas scored 10 of her 17 points during the decisive first quarter, and No. 7 Florida State cruised to a 77-58 victory over Syracuse on Thursday night.

The Seminoles (18-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) hit 11 of their first 14 from the field, including nine straight during one stretch, as they built a 26-5 lead with 2:35 remaining in the first quarter. The Orange (13-7, 4-3) made their first two shots and then missed their next 10 as FSU went on an 18-0 run.

Leticia Romero added 12 points and Imani Wright 11 for the Seminoles, who led 72-39 early in the fourth quarter.

Alexis Peterson, who leads the ACC in scoring, had a game-high 26 points for Syracuse, with 21 coming in the second half.

POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  31   4   9    2    3   2   2  12      1    3   4  3   8  4   0   0
12 Brittany Brown        g  28   2   5    2    3   2   2   8      2    7   9  1   3  5   0   5
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  30   7  11    0    0   3   4  17      0    3   3  4   0  1   0   2
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  24   5   8    0    0   0   1  10      1    1   2  2   3  2   0   0
32 Imani Wright          g  26   4   8    3    4   0   0  11      1    0   1  2   2  0   0   0
11 Maria Conde              18   1   3    0    1   0   0   2      0    2   2  0   3  1   0   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu            17   3   6    1    3   1   1   8      0    2   2  0   0  0   1   2
25 Ama Degbeon              10   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      2    0   2  0   1  1   0   0
42 Kai James                 2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  2   0   0
50 Chatrice White           14   2   2    0    0   3   4   7      0    2   2  2   2  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  54    8   14  11  14  77      8   21  29 15  22 16   1   9
   Opp                     200  21  55    6   12  10  13  58     12   18  30 15  11 21   5  11


  1 2 3 4 Total
SYRACUSE
7
13
17
21
58
FLORIDA STATE
26
19
19
13
77

FLORIDA STATE 82, VIRGINIA TECH 54
01/22/2017, BLACKSBURG, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Romero's 18 Lifts No. 7 Noles Past No. 17 Virginia Tech.
Senior point guard Leticia Romero's smooth performance on Sunday helped FSU to an 82-54 win over the Hokies.

BLACKSBURG, VA - Leticia Romero scored 18 points and No. 7 Florida State took the lead early and gradually pulled away in an 82-54 victory over No. 17 Virginia Tech on Sunday.

Shakayla Thomas added 17 points and Brittany Brown 13 for the Seminoles (19-2, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their sixth in a row against ranked opponents. Florida State outscored the Hokies 49-22 after halftime.

Chanette Hicks had 18 points and Sidney Cook scored 16 with 11 rebounds for the Hokies (16-3, 3-3), who trailed 33-22 at halftime and were outscored 27-14 in the third quarter. The Hokies also committed 28 turnovers, leading to 33 points for the Seminoles.

POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  31   5   9    2    3   6   6  18      1    6   7  1   5  6   1   1
12 Brittany Brown        g  24   6  11    1    2   0   0  13      1    6   7  3   4  1   0   0
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  21   8  16    0    0   1   2  17      3    1   4  3   1  0   0   2
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  16   3   7    0    0   0   0   6      4    1   5  4   0  2   0   3
32 Imani Wright          g  28   2   7    0    2   0   0   4      0    1   1  1   3  0   0   2
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden          2   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   1  0   0   0
11 Maria Conde              22   4   7    0    0   0   0   8      1    2   3  0   1  1   0   2
24 Nicole Ekhomu            16   0   5    0    2   0   2   0      0    2   2  3   1  2   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon              18   2   3    0    0   1   1   5      3    1   4  2   3  0   2   0
42 Kai James                 3   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
50 Chatrice White           19   4   7    0    2   3   3  11      1    3   4  0   0  0   1   0
   Team                                                           2    2   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  34  73    3   11  11  14  82     16   25  41 18  19 12   4  10
   Opp                     200  21  55    2   15  10  17  54     14   21  35 15   5 28   4   2


  1 2 3 4 Total
FLORIDA STATE
17
16
27
22
82
VIRGINIA TECH
9
13
14
18
54

FLORIDA STATE 69, GEORGIA TECH 63
01/26/2017, ATLANTA, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Hang On Against Yellow Jackets.
No. 6 Florida State Women's Hoops defeats Georgia Tech 69-63 on Thursday night in Atlanta.

ATLANTA, GA – Shakayla Thomas scored 17 points, Imani Wright added 14 and No. 6 Florida State won its seventh straight game with a 69-63 victory over Georgia Tech on Thursday night.

The Seminoles (20-2, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) remained atop the league standings, trailing for just one possession and improving to 8-0 on the road.

Kaylan Pugh finished with 23 points and Zaire O'Neil had 12 for Georgia Tech (13-7, 2-5). The Yellow Jackets have lost three straight and five of seven.

O'Neil's layup gave Georgia Tech its only lead of the game, making it 50-49 with 8:36 remaining, but Florida State coach Sue Semrau immediately called a timeout, and Chatrice White followed with two quick baskets for a three-point lead.

Wright had a three-point play to make it 56-50, and Ama Degbeon scored inside for a 60-52 lead.

Ivey Slaughter had 11 points and six rebounds for Florida State.

Thomas' free throw gave the Seminoles their first double-digit lead at 43-33 with 4 minutes left in the third quarter.

The Seminoles missed 11 of their first 15 shots of the game, but they finished the first half shooting 50 percent and led 30-23.

POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  32   2   8    0    0   2   2   6      2    2   4  1   3  4   1   3
12 Brittany Brown        g  33   3   7    0    2   3   6   9      2    4   6  1   3  7   0   2
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  30   8  18    0    0   1   2  17      2    2   4  2   0  0   0   2
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  17   5   7    0    0   1   2  11      3    3   6  4   1  2   2   0
32 Imani Wright          g  34   5  12    3    4   1   1  14      2    3   5  3   2  0   0   2
11 Maria Conde              13   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   0  2   0   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu             8   0   2    0    1   0   2   0      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon              15   3   3    0    0   0   0   6      0    2   2  0   0  0   0   0
50 Chatrice White           18   3   6    0    0   0   0   6      2    3   5  2   0  1   5   0
   Team                                                           1    4   5         2        
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  64    3    7   8  15  69     14   25  39 15   9 18   8   9
   Opp                     200  25  63    2    7  11  16  63     11   22  33 20   6 14   4   8


  1 2 3 4 Total
FLORIDA STATE
16
14
19
20
69
GEORGIA TECH
13
10
21
19
63

FLORIDA STATE 85, BOSTON COLLEGE 53
02/02/2017, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Thomas' 20 Helps No. 6/5 FSU Soar Past Eagles.
Shakayla Thomas goes 10-of-12 from the floor while FSU's senior class clinches record-breaking 99th win on Thursday night at Boston College.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - Shakayla Thomas scored 20 points to lead No. 6 Florida State to an 85-53 rout of Boston College on Thursday night for its eighth straight win.

Chatrice White added 13 points and Brittany Brown 10 for the Seminoles (21-2, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Thomas went 10 for 12 from the floor in 22 minutes of action.

Mariella Fasoula scored 14 points and Kelly Hughes 13 for Boston College (8-15, 1-9). It was the Eagles' ninth straight loss.

Relying on their up-tempo style behind solid guard play and balanced scoring, the Seminoles took charge with an 18-6 run to close the opening quarter that pushed them to a 25-13 lead at the break. Imani Wright had five points in the run.

They started the second quarter by outscoring BC 16-4, getting a handful of steals that led to easy transition baskets.

Florida State had nine steals in the opening half, forced BC into 12 turnovers and led 43-21 at intermission.

At times, it looked like the Seminoles were laying off the Eagles' ball handler and simply looking to intercept passes.

Florida State pushed its lead to 31 points after three quarters.

POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  29   2   6    1    3   3   4   8      1    2   3  2   7  1   1   0
12 Brittany Brown        g  25   4   9    0    1   2   2  10      1    4   5  0   2  0   0   1
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  22  10  12    0    0   0   0  20      1    4   5  1   0  1   0   5
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  28   4  10    0    1   0   0   8      5    4   9  1   3  1   2   2
32 Imani Wright          g  22   3   9    2    3   0   0   8      0    1   1  0   1  0   0   2
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden          4   1   2    0    0   2   2   4      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
11 Maria Conde              26   2   7    0    3   1   2   5      2    1   3  2   2  1   0   1
25 Ama Degbeon              16   3   3    0    0   3   4   9      1    0   1  1   0  1   0   0
42 Kai James                 6   0   1    0    0   0   2   0      0    1   1  3   0  4   1   1
50 Chatrice White           22   3   5    0    1   7  10  13      3    8  11  3   1  0   1   0
   Team                                                           2    2   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  32  64    3   12  18  26  85     16   27  43 13  16  9   5  12
   Opp                     200  21  53    6   11   5   7  53      6   19  25 21  15 18   4   2


  1 2 3 4 Total
FLORIDA STATE
25
18
25
17
85
BOSTON COLLEGE
13
8
16
16
53

FLORIDA STATE 80, MIAMI 71
02/06/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Fifth-Ranked Noles Take Down Miami Once Again.
Chatrice White's 19 points and 14 boards, along with Shakayla Thomas' 19, helps No. 5 Florida State to a hard-fought 80-71 win over No. 16 Miami.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Chatrice White scored 19 points, including nine in the fourth quarter, and fifth-ranked Florida State defeated No. 16 Miami 80-71 on Monday night.

White also had 14 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season. Shakayla Thomas also had 19 points, Brittany Brown added 13 and Ivey Slaughter 11 as the Seminoles (22-2, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their ninth straight.

Florida State led by as many as 15 (35-20) midway through the second period before Miami cut the margin to 40-32 at halftime. The Hurricanes would eventually tie it at 54 early in the fourth on Keyona Hayes' 3-pointer but FSU would go on a 14-2 run, including seven straight points by White, to take control.

Miami closed within 72-69 on a Jessica Thomas 3-pointer but could not draw any closer.

Hayes led the Hurricanes (17-6, 6-5) with 17 points and Thomas added 16.

GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  24   3   5    1    2   2   2   9      3    4   7  4   1  2   1   2
12 Brittany Brown        g  35   4   9    1    4   4   6  13      0    4   4  1   6  4   0   2
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  29   8  17    0    0   3   9  19      0    2   2  2   2  2   1   0
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  20   3   5    0    1   5   6  11      3    3   6  4   0  3   1   0
32 Imani Wright          g  35   3   8    2    3   1   3   9      0    3   3  4   0  5   1   0
11 Maria Conde              20   0   4    0    1   0   0   0      0    1   1  3   1  0   0   2
25 Ama Degbeon               9   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  3   0  1   1   0
50 Chatrice White           28   4   9    1    3  10  10  19      5    9  14  2   0  1   1   0
   Team                                                           4    1   5                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  58    5   14  25  36  80     15   27  42 23  10 18   6   6
   Opp                     200  26  61    5   13  14  20  71     10   21  31 28   7 18   5   8


  1 2 3 4 Total
MIAMI
12
20
19
20
71
FLORIDA STATE
20
20
14
26
80

FLORIDA STATE 102, WAKE FOREST 60
02/09/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Cross Century Mark in Win Over Wake Forest.
Junior forward Shakayla Thomas' 23 points leads No. 5/4 Florida State Women's Basketball to a 102-60 win over the Demon Deacons.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Shakayla Thomas scored a season-high 23 points and fifth-ranked Florida State cruised to a 102-60 victory over Wake Forest on Thursday night.

The Seminoles reached the century mark for only the fourth time in Atlantic Coast Conference game. The last time was Jan. 25, 2015, also against Wake Forest.

Thomas, who has five 20-point games this season, scored seven of the Seminoles' first 11 points and had 11 in the first quarter. They were up 22-9 after the first 10 minutes.

FSU (23-2, 11-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) was up by as many as 44 midway late in the fourth quarter as it extended its winning streak to 10.

Chatrice White added 14 points and Ivey Slaughter 13 for the Seminoles.

Elisa Penna led the Demon Deacons (14-10, 5-6) with 18 points, and Alex Sharp added 11.

GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  17   0   4    0    0   2   2   2      2    1   3  1   6  3   0   1
12 Brittany Brown        g  29   5  10    0    0   2   2  12      4    6  10  2   7  1   1   2
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  20  10  12    0    0   3   3  23      2    1   3  2   1  0   0   0
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  25   3   7    0    1   7   8  13      2    3   5  2   2  2   0   3
32 Imani Wright          g  26   4  10    3    7   1   1  12      0    1   1  1   1  0   0   0
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden         10   1   1    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  2   1  1   0   0
11 Maria Conde              28   1   6    0    2   2   2   4      0    1   1  1   3  1   0   2
25 Ama Degbeon              16   5   8    0    0   1   2  11      2    2   4  2   1  2   1   0
42 Kai James                13   4   5    0    0   1   3   9      1    2   3  2   0  1   0   3
50 Chatrice White           16   6   6    0    0   2   2  14      0    1   1  2   0  0   1   0
   Team                                                                4   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  39  69    3   10  21  25 102     13   22  35 17  22 11   3  11
   Opp                     200  23  52    5   12   9  17  60     11   17  28 22   9 26   2   2


  1 2 3 4 Total
WAKE FOREST
9
18
17
16
60
FLORIDA STATE
22
30
20
30
102

TEXAS 92, FLORIDA STATE 88
02/13/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL, 2 OT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 8 Texas Outlasts Fourth-Ranked Noles in Double OT.
Florida State Women's Basketball has 10-game win streak snapped despite the end-of-regulation heroics of Leticia Romero.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Brooke McCarty scored a career-high 29 points as No. 8 Texas won its 19th straight Monday night, beating No. 4 Florida State 92-88 in double overtime.

The junior guard, who shot 11 for 16 from the field and 5 for 8 on 3-pointers, scored three points in the second extra period. Ariel Atkins added 21 points as the Longhorns (21-4) got their second road win against a top-five team in eight days. They won at then-No. 2 Baylor on Feb. 6.

Shakayla Thomas scored 23 points, and Brittany Brown and Ama Degbeon added 13 apiece for Florida State (23-3), which snapped a 10-game winning streak. The Seminoles missed their last six shots and were held without a field goal over the final 3:39, finishing 29 for 86 from the field.

Texas trailed 59-46 with 13 seconds left in the third quarter before they went on a 22-4 run to take a 68-63 lead with 1:23 remaining. Atkins had 10 points during the run while McCarty added six.

Florida State, which shot a season-low 33.7 percent for the game, was 1 of 11 at one point in the fourth but went on a 5-2 run to send the game into overtime, including Leticia Romero's 3-pointer from the right corner with 1 second remaining.

GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  26   4   7    1    3   3   3  12      1    0   1  5   0  1   0   2
12 Brittany Brown        g  45   5  14    2    5   1   2  13      2    3   5  3   4  2   0   1
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  42   9  34    0    0   5   7  23      4    7  11  3   1  3   0   0
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  14   1   3    0    0   2   2   4      3    0   3  5   0  0   0   0
32 Imani Wright          g  43   4  12    3    8   0   0  11      0    1   1  2   2  2   0   1
11 Maria Conde              29   0   4    0    1   5   6   5      5    0   5  0   2  2   0   1
24 Nicole Ekhomu             8   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      1    0   1  1   1  1   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon              18   3   4    0    0   7   8  13      2    3   5  1   0  2   0   1
50 Chatrice White           25   2   6    0    1   1   4   5      3    2   5  2   1  1   0   1
   Team                                                           6    2   8                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 250  29  86    6   18  24  32  88     27   18  45 22  11 14   0   7
   Opp                     250  37  73    5   13  13  22  92     15   32  47 27  17 21   7   5


  1 2 3 4 OT 2-OT Total
TEXAS
14
12
23
22
9
12
92
FLORIDA STATE
15
20
24
12
9
8
88

VIRGINIA 60, FLORIDA STATE 51
02/16/2017, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 4/7 Florida State falls at Virginia.
The Seminoles dropped one on the road to the Cavaliers on Thursday night, 60-51.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Dominique Toussaint scored five of her 14 points in the final 1:27, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, and Virginia held No. 4 Florida State to five points in the fourth quarter in a 60-51 victory Thursday night.

Toussaint's 3-pointer, just the third of the night for the Cavaliers, put them in front 53-51, and after a turnover by the Seminoles, she hit a runner along the baseline from about 8 feet with 51 seconds left to put Virginia (17-9, 6-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) ahead to stay.

Shakayla Thomas scored 11 points and Brittany Brown and Ivey Slaughter had 10 each for Florida State (23-4, 11-2), which lost its second in a row and fell out of a first-place tie with Notre Dame. The Seminoles shot just 35 percent (21-60) and 17.4 percent from 3-point territory, missing 19 of their 23 attempts.

The Seminoles used a 13-5 run to start the third quarter to open an eight-point lead, but the Cavaliers finally pulled even at 48 with 6:08 remaining on a baseline jumper by Breyana Mason. Mason's foul-line jumper gave Virginia a 50-48 advantage with 4:17 remaining.

POST-GAME NOTES FROM FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  35   1   8    1    5   0   0   3      2    3   5  2   3  2   0   0
12 Brittany Brown        g  36   4  12    1    5   1   2  10      2    0   2  2   2  2   0   3
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  19   5   7    0    0   1   3  11      2    3   5  0   0  2   2   1
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  30   6  10    0    0   0   0  12      2    7   9  2   1  2   1   2
32 Imani Wright          g  32   1  11    1   10   1   2   4      0    1   1  4   2  1   0   1
11 Maria Conde               9   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   2
24 Nicole Ekhomu             7   1   3    1    2   0   2   3      2    0   2  0   0  2   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon              22   3   4    0    0   2   2   8      2    1   3  5   0  0   0   0
50 Chatrice White           10   0   4    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  3   0  1   1   0
   Team                                                           1    3   4                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  21  60    4   23   5  11  51     13   19  32 19   8 12   4   9
   Opp                     200  21  50    3   11  15  22  60     13   29  42 13   7 14   3   5


  1 2 3 4 Total
FLORIDA STATE
11
15
20
5
51
VIRGINIA
16
10
15
19
60

FLORIDA STATE 80, CLEMSON 47
02/18/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Senior Leaders Help No. 4/7 Noles Defeat Clemson.
Brittany Brown and Ivey Slaughter each contribute double-figure point totals as FSU takes down Clemson, 80-47.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Brittany Brown and Ivey Slaughter each scored 14 points and No. 4 Florida State routed Clemson 80-47 on Saturday.

The Seminoles, who were playing their third game in six days, bounced back from losses to No. 8 Texas and Virginia. They led this one throughout and were up by as many as 22 points (34-12) less than three minutes into the second quarter.

Chatrice White added 10 points and 11 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season for Florida State (24-4, 12-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Slaughter scored six of the Seminoles' first 10 points as they built a 20-2 lead with 2:16 remaining in the first quarter. FSU made seven of its first 11 shots while Clemson missed 11 of its first 12.

Danielle Edwards led Clemson (14-14, 3-12) with 11 points.

POST-GAME NOTES FROM FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  26   2   5    1    3   2   2   7      1    2   3  2   6  2   0   0
12 Brittany Brown        g  27   7  13    0    2   0   0  14      2    4   6  0   3  4   0   4
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  31   4   6    0    1   6   7  14      4    4   8  1   3  4   0   3
32 Imani Wright          g  22   2   8    1    5   1   1   6      0    2   2  0   1  2   0   1
50 Chatrice White        c  23   5   5    0    0   0   0  10      2    9  11  4   1  1   5   0
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden          5   1   1    0    0   2   2   4      0    0   0  0   1  1   0   1
11 Maria Conde              18   1   2    0    0   1   2   3      0    0   0  2   1  1   0   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu            21   1   3    1    2   6  10   9      0    1   1  1   2  0   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon              17   4   6    0    0   2   5  10      0    2   2  2   0  1   0   0
42 Kai James                10   0   2    0    0   3   8   3      3    1   4  1   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                                1   1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  51    3   13  23  37  80     12   26  38 13  18 16   5   9
   Opp                     200  16  56    2    7  13  15  47     15   17  32 26   5 22   1   5


  1 2 3 4 Total
CLEMSON
4
19
8
16
47
FLORIDA STATE
23
18
15
24
80

FLORIDA STATE 79, PITTSBURGH 48
02/23/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seniors Lead the Way in Win over Pitt.
Brittany Brown (13 points), Leticia Romero (12), Ivey Slaughter (10) and Kai James (5) account for over 50 percent of FSU's points in 79-48 win on Senior Night.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State coach Sue Semrau was worried before Thursday night's game against Pittsburgh that her team might be looking ahead to Sunday's showdown at Notre Dame.

Those worries lasted less than three minutes.

After the Panthers scored the first four points, the eighth-ranked Seminoles scored the next 10 and kept extending their lead from there as they rolled to a 79-48 victory.

Florida State, which led by as many 34 late in the fourth quarter, goes into Sunday's regular-season finale against needing a win against the fifth-ranked Fighting Irish to secure a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title and the top seed in the ACC Tournament.

"They did a great job of limiting distractions. They stayed focus and were able to jump out to the lead early," Semrau said. "Now we have to go and have that same type of focus on Sunday."

All five starters scored in double figures for Florida State (25-4, 13-2). Brittany Brown and Chatrice White led the way with 13 points each while Leticia Romero and Imani Wright both scored 12. Ivey Slaughter had 10.

"They are too physical of a team and we were unable to match up," Pitt coach Susie McConnell-Serio said. "They made plays. For a young team you need to have success early and we didn't."

Brenna Wise scored 23 points for the Panthers (13-15, 4-11). They have dropped seven of eight.

POST-GAME NOTES FROM FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  34   4   9    4    7   0   0  12      1    6   7  0   5  5   0   3
12 Brittany Brown        g  31   5   9    3    5   0   0  13      1    2   3  2   5  3   0   2
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  29   2   7    0    0   6   8  10      1    6   7  4   2  2   0   1
32 Imani Wright          g  21   5  10    2    4   0   0  12      0    2   2  1   0  0   0   0
50 Chatrice White        c  20   5   6    0    0   3   3  13      1    2   3  1   3  1   0   0
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden          5   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   2  0   0   0
11 Maria Conde              18   2   6    0    3   1   2   5      0    3   3  0   1  1   0   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu            13   2   3    0    1   3   4   7      1    0   1  1   0  0   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon              22   0   1    0    0   2   2   2      2    3   5  2   2  2   1   1
42 Kai James                 7   1   2    0    0   3   4   5      3    0   3  1   0  1   0   0
   Team                                                           1    2   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  54    9   20  18  23  79     11   26  37 13  20 15   1   7
   Opp                     200  17  46    5   18   9  11  48      5   20  25 19  11 20   2   6


  1 2 3 4 Total
PITTSBURGH
11
6
14
17
48
FLORIDA STATE
19
19
16
25
79

NOTRE DAME 79, FLORIDA STATE 61
02/26/2017, SOUTH BEND, IN

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Fall at Notre Dame in Regular-Season Finale.
Senior Brittany Brown leads Florida State with 16 points, but the Seminoles fall to the Fighting Irish 79-61.

NOTRE DAME, IN – Brianna Turner scored 24 points to lead No. 5 Notre Dame to its fourth straight ACC regular season title with a 79-61 win over No. 8 Florida State on Sunday.

Arike Ogunbowale added 19 points and Kathryn Westbeld had 14 for the Irish (27-3, 15-1 ACC), who will once again be the top seed in the conference tournament, which they have won every year since joining the league in 2013.

Brittany Brown scored 16 points to lead Florida State (25-5, 13-3) and Leticia Romero added 14.

Notre Dame came out hot, hitting four of five field goals, and had a 10-point lead in the first quarter. Turner hit three straight baskets down low to begin the second quarter, part of an 8-0 Irish run that pushed their lead to 16 points.

Ogunbowale opened the second half with a jumper and a layup and the Irish lead was up to 19 less than two minutes into the third quarter.

A 10-0 Florida State run cut it to 59-50 at the start of the fourth quarter, but Notre Dame's Jackie Young stroked a 3-pointer at the other end to get the Irish advantage back to double digits.

Florida State leading scorer Shakayla Thomas (15 points per game) returned to the starting lineup after missing two games with a shoulder injury. She finished with 10 points.

POST-GAME NOTES FROM FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  21   5   7    2    3   2   2  14      2    2   4  1   2  2   0   1
12 Brittany Brown        g  30   7  12    0    2   2   3  16      1    5   6  0   3  1   0   1
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  25   5  12    0    0   0   0  10      1    2   3  2   1  2   0   1
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  21   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      1    2   3  2   1  3   1   0
32 Imani Wright          g  28   2  14    1    7   0   0   5      0    4   4  1   2  0   0   2
11 Maria Conde              20   2   6    0    0   0   0   4      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   1
24 Nicole Ekhomu            18   2   4    1    2   2   2   7      3    1   4  1   1  2   1   1
25 Ama Degbeon              22   1   2    0    0   1   2   3      2    1   3  1   0  1   0   1
50 Chatrice White           15   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    5   5  1   0  1   0   1
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  25  60    4   14   7   9  61     10   22  32  9  10 12   2   9
   Opp                     200  31  57   10   18   7   9  79      6   26  32  9  24 10   6   6


  1 2 3 4 Total
FLORIDA STATE
15
15
18
13
61
NOTRE DAME
25
18
16
20
79

MIAMI 56, FLORIDA STATE 54
03/03/2017, ACC, Myrtle Beach, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Bounced Out in ACC Tournament Quarterfinals.
No. 2 seed Florida State Women's Basketball falls to seventh-seeded Miami 56-54.

CONWAY, SC - Miami is back in the ACC Tournament semifinals for the second straight season after beating rival Florida State.

Keyona Hayes and Adrienne Motley each scored 12 points to help the Hurricanes hold off the eighth-ranked Seminoles 56-54 on Friday night.

The Hurricanes (23-7) will face No. 13 Duke or No. 21 Syracuse in the semifinals on Saturday.

Seventh-seeded Miami led 54-45 midway through the fourth quarter before Florida State rallied to 56-54 on Leticia Romero's 3-pointer with 1:53 left. After both teams came up empty on offensive possessions, Laura Cornelius' runner for Miami rimmed out with 55.5 seconds left.

Florida State (25-6) got four chances in the final 30 seconds to tie the game, but shot after shot wouldn't drop. The final opportunity came when Ivey Slaughter was fouled with 4.9 seconds left, but she missed both free throws - the second on purpose. Miami corralled the rebound and ran out the clock.

"We got great looks all night that were in and out," Florida State coach Sue Semrau said. "It's just the way the ball bounces. Now we get ready for the NCAA Tournament."

Miami scored just eight points in the final period, but played good enough defense to win.

"I'm very proud of the grit. I don't know that that was the fourth quarter for the ages. It was not," Meier said. "Eight points in the fourth quarter and winning is good, but boy, did we get some great defensive stops."

Romero led the second-seeded Seminoles with 14 points, and Shakayla Thomas added 13.

Miami led 20-18 in the second quarter before scoring five straight points, including a 3 by Cornelius. Hayes scored all seven points during a 7-2 run to extend the lead to 11.

The Hurricanes led 33-25 at halftime and the teams traded baskets for most of the second half before Miami had its 54-45 advantage.

POST-GAME NOTES FROM FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  36   5  11    3    5   1   2  14      2    4   6  2   5  5   0   0
12 Brittany Brown        g  36   3  12    1    4   0   0   7      3    6   9  1   4  2   0   3
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  33   6  14    0    0   1   2  13      1    2   3  2   1  2   1   2
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  23   2   5    0    0   0   2   4      4    5   9  4   1  4   0   0
32 Imani Wright          g  30   3   6    2    4   0   0   8      1    1   2  2   1  3   0   0
11 Maria Conde              14   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  2   0  0   0   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu             4   0   1    0    1   0   0   0      0    1   1  0   0  1   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon               8   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
50 Chatrice White           16   4   5    0    0   0   1   8      2    1   3  3   1  0   2   0
   Team                                                                1   1                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  54    6   14   2   7  54     13   21  34 16  13 17   3   5
   Opp                     200  25  55    1   11   5   7  56      9   21  30 14  12 14   2   6


  1 2 3 4 Total
FLORIDA STATE
13
12
15
14
54
MIAMI
18
15
15
8
56

FLORIDA STATE 87, WESTERN ILLINOIS 66
03/17/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Races Past Leathernecks.

By Seminoles.com contributor Ariya Massoudi

TALLAHASSEE, FL - At this point in the season, the Seminoles are who they are.

No. 3 seed Florida State used a tenacious defensive effort on Friday night defeating Western Illinois 87-66 in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Led by Shakayla Thomas' double-double (23 points and 14 rebounds), FSU mounted a few big runs to upend the upset-minded Leathernecks.

"We knew they were a great three-point shooting team and it would be hard to guard their (ball) actions," FSU coach Sue Semrau said following the game. "I was very proud of the way we adjusted in the second half and the way we rebounded the ball."

The No. 14 seed Leathernecks came into the contest as one the nation's leaders in three-pointers made and in the first quarter it seemed as if their unique style of play would give the Noles problems.

Using all five players away from the basket, without a traditional post player, allowed WIU to routinely setup long distance attempts, of which they were connecting. Coupled with a high-pace tempo, the Leathernecks connected on three outside shots in the first quarter and had the hosts on their heels, leading 19-12.

"We fought really hard and got off to a hot start," WIU coach JD Gravino said. "They believed in themselves and I think the emotion (of wanting an upset) took us through that first quarter."

In the second quarter, the Noles began to protect the ball better and attack the glass. Trailing 22-14 early in the period, FSU ignited on a 12-2 run, taking a 26-24 lead and never looking back. Getting hands in the passing lanes and breaking into transition guided the Noles to a 36-34 lead at halftime.

"One of things we talked (about) in the huddle was just do what we do best and that's defense," said redshirt junior Imani Wright, who scored 14 points in the win. "Making the adjustments we needed to make and then not being timid on offense or defense and attacking."

The Noles extended the lead to double-digits in the third quarter, coming out of the locker room with a quick 9-2 run. Senior guard Leticia Romero scored the first seven points of the period for FSU, who turned the intensity level up a few notches.

Shakayla Thomas scored 14 of her 23 points in the second half, looking seemingly un-guardable at times. The junior out of Sylacauga, Ala., routinely attacked the offensive glass for put back lay-ins.

"I come out in the second half of games and I guess I get energy from my teammates," Thomas said. "They're always in my ear like 'play your game, this is what you do on a daily basis.' I think it just drove me to do what I do best, and that's help (the team win)."

The Noles put the foot on the gas pedal in the fourth quarter, eventually wearing out the Leathernecks, who couldn't hit a three-point shot in the period after making 11 through the previous three.

Chatrice White was dominant in the win for the Seminoles, notching career-highs for points (19) and rebounds (14) in an FSU uniform. The junior transfer from Illinois finished the game 8 of 10 from the floor with nine offensive rebounds.

"The way she had blended (with the team) is phenomenal," Semrau said. "She's waited her turn and comes out in her first NCAA Tournament and does this. She only missed two shots, she was a beast."

On the evening, the Noles won the rebound battle 54-23 against the smaller Leathernecks and notched 50 points in the paint. The win gave Florida State its 14th straight victory in NCAA Tournament first round games and moves the Noles to 26-6 this season.

"The combination of the size and athleticism was a little bit of a helpless feeling (for us)," Gravina said on FSU.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  30   5  11    1    5   1   2  12      0    0   0  1   3  1   1   3
12 Brittany Brown        g  34   4   7    0    0   0   0   8      0    7   7  3   6  5   0   3
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  23  10  20    0    0   3   4  23      4   10  14  0   0  1   0   1
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  26   3   5    0    0   3   4   9      3    5   8  2   1  4   2   1
32 Imani Wright          g  28   5   9    1    4   3   4  14      0    1   1  3   0  1   0   2
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden          2   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  2   0  2   0   0
11 Maria Conde               8   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      1    2   3  1   1  1   0   0
13 Nausia Woolfolk           4   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  2   0  0   0   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu            14   0   2    0    0   1   2   1      0    0   0  1   1  0   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon               7   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  2   0   0
42 Kai James                 2   0   0    0    0   1   2   1      0    2   2  0   0  0   0   0
50 Chatrice White           22   8  10    0    0   3   4  19      9    5  14  1   2  2   4   1
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  35  69    2    9  15  22  87     19   35  54 16  14 19   7  11
   Opp                     200  23  61   11   24   9  15  66      6   17  23 17  12 16   1  10


  1 2 3 4 Total
WESTERN ILLINOIS
19
15
22
10
66
FLORIDA STATE
12
24
31
20
87

FLORIDA STATE 77, MISSOURI 55
03/19/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Reach Third Straight Sweet 16.

By Seminoles.com contributor Ariya Massoudi

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Good things come in threes.

No. 3 seed Florida State used swarming defensive pressure and a slew of runs to storm past No. 6 seed Missouri 77-55, advancing to the program’s third straight Sweet Sixteen.

In front of 4,084 raucous fans, the Seminoles used a massive run midway through the second quarter to take the lead for good.

The Tigers, who led 14-12 after the first period, held on to a 17-12 lead early in the second quarter. That’s when the Noles ripped off a 17-2 run to take full control of the contest, holding the Tigers without a field goal for over seven minutes.

Back-to-back 3-pointers from Leticia Romero and Imani Wright gave the Seminoles a 26-19 lead at 4:21 in the second quarter and Romero capped the run with a pair of free throws to give the Noles a 29-19 lead.

“We’ve been talking about our mentality (in the NCAA Tournament) and what that has to look like,” FSU coach Sue Semrau said following the game. “When we had one run it was about going and having another one, this team feeds off of that.”

“Preparing for FSU, I didn’t see a lot of weaknesses,” Missouri coach Robin Pingeton added. “They’re a team that can go on a lot of runs and put a lot of points on the board in a hurry. They sped the game up and that’s what we didn’t want to do.”

Leading 32-27 at halftime the Seminoles exploded out of the locker room on a quick 8-0 run, extending the lead to 13, a deficit the Tigers never recovered from.

A pair of free throws from Ivey Slaughter capped another 11-2 run in the middle of the third quarter to extend the lead to 52-33 and the rout was on. The Seminoles’ defensive effort in the second and third quarters was stifling as they held Missouri to 23 total points between the two periods. Mizzou ended the night shooting just 37.5% from the floor and just 25.0% from the three-point line.

“That’s what we do, we pride ourselves on the defensive end, we need to be dogs on defense,” Brittany Brown said. “I feel like coming into the NCAA Tournament we prided ourselves (again) on defense.”

Shakayla Thomas paced the Seminoles with 20 points and 11 rebounds, the 16th 20-point game and 10th double-double of her career. Brittany Brown finished the night with 16 points and eight assists, moving her into fifth all-time (162) in assists at FSU. Romero and Imani Wright each added with 14 points, respectively.

Florida State won the battle of the boards 35-29 and turned the Tigers over 23 times, leading to 20 points. The Seminoles also shot the three-ball well (7-14), led by Wright’s three triples.

Semrau has built a consistent winner at FSU, having now reached the Sweet 16 five times in her career at the school. The Seminoles will next take on No. 2 seed Oregon State on Saturday in Stockton, CA.

“This is a hard thing to do and it really separates you if you can be one of 16 teams in the country that get a chance to play on this second weekend,” Semrau said.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  36   4   9    2    3   4   6  14      1    5   6  2   2  2   0   1
12 Brittany Brown        g  37   5  10    2    4   4   6  16      0    4   4  2   8  6   0   4
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  30   9  16    0    0   2   2  20      3    8  11  3   1  4   1   1
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  33   1   4    0    1   5   8   7      4    4   8  3   0  2   1   3
32 Imani Wright          g  33   4   8    3    6   3   4  14      0    3   3  2   0  2   0   2
 1 A'Tyanna Gaulden          1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
11 Maria Conde               5   0   1    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   0  0   0   1
13 Nausia Woolfolk           1   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu             7   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  0   0  0   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon               5   0   2    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   0
50 Chatrice White           12   1   2    0    0   4   4   6      0    0   0  3   0  0   0   0
   Team                                                           1    1   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  52    7   14  22  30  77      9   26  35 17  11 17   2  12
   Opp                     200  21  56    5   20   8  10  55     10   19  29 27  10 23   1   9


  1 2 3 4 Total
MISSOURI
14
13
10
18
55
FLORIDA STATE
12
20
24
21
77

FLORIDA STATE 66, OREGON STATE 53
03/25/2017, NCAA, Sweet 16, Stockton, CA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Women's Hoops Reaches Third Elite Eight.

By Seminoles.com Contributor Ariya Massoudi

STOCKTON, CA - For the second time in three years Florida State is headed back to the Elite Eight.

The No. 3 seed Seminoles mounted a furious rally, led by their stingy defense to defeat No. 2 seed Oregon State 66-53 on Saturday in the Sweet Sixteen.

FSU trailed by as many as 17 early in the game as the Beavers got out to a quick start, leading 21-4 by the middle of the first quarter. The size and length of the Beavers seemed to give the Noles fits, but FSU made its adjustments and began attacking the Beavers. Eventually the Noles cut the lead to 23-12 at the end of the first quarter.

"We as a collective group decided we needed to start defending and rebounding (better)," an elated Brittany Brown said after the game. "We stayed together when adversity hit and we know our second half has always been the best."

The Noles came alive in the second quarter, using their blend of quickness and athleticism to continue chipping away at the OSU lead. Leticia Romero scored six of her 10 halftime points in the period to lead the way for FSU. The turning point in the contest was Ivey Slaughter's steal and score, giving the Noles life heading into the break down just 35-30.

The momentum had clearly shifted.

"I was confident that, you know, after that, in the second half, we were going to have a different kind of game," Romero said of Slaughter's steal. "That gave me so much energy to just play my game and help the team."

"That was just what we needed. Every time we needed a big play Ivey made something happen," Brown agreed.

"That play was a big difference maker."

Romero was spectacular on the evening finishing 8 of 12 from the floor and leading all scorers with 18 points. The senior hit timely shot after timely shot to will the Seminoles from a deficit into a convincing victory.

"When Leti starts going, everybody else gets going, especially on the offensive end," Slaughter said of Romero. "It was win or go home and I think it was amazing how she got going."

The Seminoles roared out of the locker room in the third quarter with another steal from Slaughter and went on a quick 12-2 run to take a 42-37 lead.

Sparked by active hands, FSU continuously turned the Beavers over for fast break points. On the evening, the Noles cashed in on 28 points of 23 Oregon State turnovers and led 46-42 after three quarters.

"As far as our team goes, it all starts on the defensive end," Semrau said. "For Ivey to open up the second half with that big steal, I think gave us a ton of energy."

The Beavers, in front of a very OSU-heavy 4,500 fans didn't quit and eventually tied the game at 46-46 with 6:55 left in the game. The Seminoles had an answer every time as Shakayla Thomas and Imani Wright hit back-to-back jumpers to extend the lead to four, breaking the backs of the OSU faithful and team. FSU finished the game on a 12-2 run, hitting clutch free throws to send the school back to the Elite Eight for third time in the program's history.

The team's leadership never allowed the Beavers back into the contest. In the last media timeout of the game, Semrau watched her seniors do most of the talking, a clear sign of her team's experience and poise.

"They were locking each other in, they did a phenomenal job of communicating in the huddle, and then onto the court," Semrau said.

"We were talking about making sure we met every one of their passes (defensively) and about end of game situations," Brown added.

The Noles held the Beavers to just 36.4 percent shooting on the evening and outscored a much larger OSU roster 36-28 in the paint. FSU also protected the ball well in the game, turning the ball over just nine times.

Thomas secured a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds in the win, while Slaughter nearly had a triple-double with 11 points, eight rebounds and nine steals. The nine steals by the senior were an NCAA Tournament Regional record.

FSU next takes on No. 1 seed South Carolina in the Elite Eight on Monday at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN and will have a chance at the school's first ever Final Four. The Noles and Gamecocks are familiar foes, having last met in the 2015 edition of the Elite Eight.

"We have so much respect for South Carolina and the job that (Head Coach) Dawn (Staley) has done and the program and team that they have put together," Semrau said.

"Just have a ton of respect for who they are and how far their program has come."

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  35   8  12    0    0   2   2  18      1    4   5  3   3  2   0   1
12 Brittany Brown        g  37   2   8    0    2   4   4   8      0    3   3  0   4  3   0   3
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  33   5  17    0    0   2   3  12      2    9  11  2   1  1   1   1
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  31   4   7    0    0   3   4  11      6    2   8  1   0  2   0   9
32 Imani Wright          g  32   4  11    0    2   1   2   9      1    2   3  3   1  0   0   1
11 Maria Conde               8   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  0   0  0   0   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu             8   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    0   0  1   0  1   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon               4   1   2    0    0   0   0   2      0    1   1  0   0  0   0   1
50 Chatrice White           12   2   7    0    1   0   1   4      0    1   1  2   0  0   1   0
   Team                                                                2   2                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  27  66    0    5  12  16  66     11   24  35 12   9  9   2  16
   Opp                     200  20  55    2   17  11  13  53     11   31  42 18  11 23   8   4


  1 2 3 4 Total
FLORIDA STATE
12
18
16
20
66
OREGON STATE
23
12
7
11
53

SOUTH CAROLINA 71, FLORIDA STATE 64
03/27/2017, NCAA, Elite Eight, Stockton, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Comeback Falls Short In Elite Eight.

By Seminoles.com Contributor Kelly Jones

STOCKTON, CA – For the second time in three years, Florida State’s remarkable season ended in the Elite Eight.

The foe was familiar – Stockton Regional top-seed South Carolina – who outlasted the No. 3 Seminoles in a heartbreaker at the Stockton Arena, winning 71-64. The Seminoles also fell to the Gamecocks in 2015 in the Greensboro, N.C., regional final.

Florida State finished with an overall record of 28-7. South Carolina advances to the Final Four for the second time in program history, joining Stanford, Mississippi State and four-time defending champion Connecticut in Dallas on Saturday.

The Seminoles suffered from a slow start in every game of the NCAA Tournament. For the first time in three games, Florida State scored more than 12 points in the first quarter. Junior center Chatrice White led the way with five points early. The Seminoles trailed 24-17 after the Gamecocks’ Tyasha Harris made a 3-pointer with .4 seconds on the clock.

Wright opened the second quarter with a steal and coast-to-coast layup to pull the Seminoles to 24-19. An 8-0 run pulled the Seminoles within three points, 28-25. Olympian Leticia Romero made the first of two free throws, followed by a Imani Wright 3-pointer and a Brittany Brown jumper. It was the most consecutive points Florida State scored in the first half.

South Carolina answered with a 12-4 run to end the second quarter, despite 6-foot, 5-inch forward A’ja Wilson sitting out most of the quarter with two fouls. Florida State found itself in an 11-point hole after it was unable to score in the last minute and 48 seconds of the half. The Seminoles were outscored 16-12 in the second quarter.

Romero had a rough start, making just 1 of 10 shots in the first half, though she also grabbed three rebounds. Wright scored nine of her 11 points in the first half, but missed 4 of her 5 3-point attempts.

Both teams came in with highly-touted defenses, both holding opponents to less than 60 points per game. South Carolina was able to keep Florida State from passing the ball and the Seminoles were called for a five-second violation 7.9 seconds before halftime.

Florida State ended the third quarter on a 6-2 run, trailing 55-45. Two free throws and a put-back by Romero were sandwiched between layups by Wright and White. The Seminoles outscored the Gamecocks 16-15 in the third.

Romero scored 7 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter, including a 3-pointer. But the Seminoles could get no closer than three points. A Brown steal and layup pulled the Seminoles to 65-62 with 3:23 to play. They did not make another field goal until 12.4 seconds left when White rattled in a put-back to make the score 68-64.

South Carolina’s Kaela Davis led all scorers with 23 points. The Seminoles’ Ivey Slaughter was the game’s leading rebounder with 10, adding six points to her line. Romero and Slaughter were named to the Stockton Regional All-Tournament Team.

It was Florida State’s first loss since the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament on March 3, a narrow 56-54 loss to Miami.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS   OREB DREB REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === ==== ==== === === ===   ==== ==== === == === == === ===
10 Leticia Romero        g  40   6  23    1    4   3   4  16      3    3   6  2   6  0   0   2
12 Brittany Brown        g  35   3   9    0    2   2   2   8      1    0   1  1   4  4   0   3
20 Shakayla Thomas       f  20   3   8    0    0   2   3   8      3    5   8  3   0  1   0   1
23 Ivey Slaughter        f  26   2   6    0    0   2   2   6      4    6  10  2   1  2   0   2
32 Imani Wright          g  35   5  16    1    9   0   0  11      2    1   3  3   1  2   0   2
11 Maria Conde               5   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    1   1  1   0  1   0   0
24 Nicole Ekhomu             8   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      0    0   0  1   0  0   0   0
25 Ama Degbeon               8   0   0    0    0   0   0   0      1    0   1  2   0  0   0   0
50 Chatrice White           23   7   9    0    0   1   2  15      2    1   3  3   0  1   1   0
   Team                                                           2    1   3                  
                     =========================================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  71    2   15  10  13  64     18   18  36 18  12 11   1  10
   Opp                     200  26  45    3   10  16  20  71      2   29  31 11   8 18   5   7


  1 2 3 4 Total
FLORIDA STATE
17
12
16
19
64
SOUTH CAROLINA
24
16
15
16
71