Feb. 19, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida State women's basketball team bid a fond farewell to Tully Gym this evening with a decisive 77-56 victory over Georgia Tech in the squad's last home game of the season and last game in the facility. The Seminoles will make the Leon County Civic Center their home next season.
With tonight's win, FSU improves to 9-16 overall and 5-10 in ACC play and is now guaranteed at least a seventh-place finish in the league. The nine victories marks FSU's most wins since the 1992-93 season. The five ACC wins are also the most league wins since that year.
Following an emotional tribute to the FSU seniors, the Seminoles started the game a bit slow but never lost control of the contest. FSU was down by only two points for just under two minutes in the first half but regained the lead at the 3:45 mark and never trailed again. The Seminoles led by as many as seven in the first half before going into the lockerroom with a 34-30 advantage.
The second half saw the Seminoles outscore the Yellow Jackets 13-4 in the first four minutes. Georgia Tech scored the game's next six straight to pull within seven but would get no closer. FSU went on a 10-0 run to take its largest lead of 17 and led by double digits the remainder of the game.
Senior Lysa Moorefield scored a game-high 19 points to lead Florida State. Latavia Coleman had 12 points and eight rebounds while Arleshia Davidson added 10 points off the bench. Georgia Tech was led by Carla Munnion's 18 points. She hit four three's in the game.
FSU will close out the regular season at Maryland on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. With a win at Maryland, the Tribe will tie the Terrapins for sixth place in the ACC.