FSU Women’s Basketball Week In Review: February 9th-15th


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.

In what started out as a historical week for the program, the Lady ‘Noles of FSU basketball finished their three game home stand with a variety of emotions based on what took place in their two games over the past seven days.

Following a blowout win over an ACC foe, Florida State moved to the highest position in the polls the program has ever been in – and faced their third top 10 opponent of the season, a team they may very well see come NCAA Tournament time if the Lady ‘Noles can make a deep run in the postseason.

Lets take a look at what the last week were like for FSU women’s basketball and what the upcoming week will be like.

Week in Review

The action started last Thursday when the Lady ‘Noles welcomed the Wake Forest Demon Deacons to Tallahassee for some night hoops inside the Tucker Center. Paced by a nearly 65 percent shooting average in the second quarter and a 75 percent one in the final frame, FSU sent their foes home losers in a 102-60 decision. Shakayla Thomas led all scorers with 23 points while five other FSU players scored in double figures.

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After moving up to the No. 4 spot in the polls – the highest in school history – head coach Sue Semrau’s team welcomed the No. 8 Texas Longhorns to town for a potential tournament preview game. It was a game that didn’t disappoint, as Texas came back from13 down in the fourth quarter to take the lead before Leticia Romero hit a three to force overtime.

One overtime wouldn’t be enough as the teams played a second extra frame, in which fatigue began to set in for Florida State and the Longhorns pulled away for the 82-78 victory. Again, Thomas led all FSU scorers with 23 points while both Brittany Brown and Ama Degbeon added 13.

A Look Ahead

The Lady ‘Noles will hit the road on Thursday for a conference matchup against Virginia at 7 PM. Last season, Florida State came out on top for their third straight win in the series – which came after four straight losses to the Lady Cavaliers.

It will be a quick turnaround for FSU when they return home Saturday for a showdown with the Clemson Tigers. When the two teams met earlier this season, the Lady ‘Noles downright embarrassed the ladies from the Palmetto State, winning 86-27.