Here’s a recap of the last week for FSU women’s basketball and a look ahead to what the next week has in store for the Lady ‘Noles.
It was another week of games that, quite frankly, were a little bit easier than they should have been for the Lady ‘Noles of FSU basketball. Now, with just over three weeks left in the regular season, head coach Sue Semrau and her team can start to coast into what should be a deep NCAA tournament run.
This week, the victims included two of the conferences’ defections from the old Big East Conference – including an in-state foe that the Seminoles enjoyed getting a season sweep against.
Lets take a look at what the last week were like for FSU women’s basketball and what the upcoming week will be like.
Florida State Seminoles Basketball
Week in Review
For the fifth ranked Lady ‘Noles, the week of games started off with a road trip to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for a meeting with Boston College. To say this one was over early would be an understatement – FSU took a 22 point lead into the locker room at the half and coasted the rest of the way to a 85-53 win. Shakayla Thomas led all scorers with 20 points while Chatrice White added 13.
On Monday, it was back home for the second meeting this season against the rival Miami Hurricanes. FSU jumped out to a n eight point lead after one quarter, which was the same difference at halftime. Miami cut the lead to three after the third quarter, but the Lady ‘Noles dominated the fourth quarter and – led by 19 each from Thomas and White – got the 80-71 victory for the season sweep.
A Look Ahead
The Seminoles will be home for the next two games, starting Thursday when they host Wake Forest. FSU has won the last two meeting between the teams, which came after the Demon Deacons won the previous three. The Lady ‘Noles have turned things around in this series, winning 16 of the last 19 games after losing 14 of the first 25 in their series.
On Monday, Florida State will head out of the ACC for one game as they welcome the Texas Longhorns to town for a nationally televised game at 7 PM. Coming into the week as the No. 10 ranked team in the country, these two national powers have met just once before – in a1984 early season tournament in Alaska.