Nov. 26, 1997

Florida State Women's Basketball Improves To 3-1 With Win Over Ole Miss

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Florida State scored the final nine points of the game on its way to a 64-54 win over Ole Miss as the Seminole women's basketball team improved to 3-1, marking its best start since 1993-94. With the loss, Ole Miss falls to 1-4 on the season.

Latavia Coleman
Latavia Coleman

Florida State trailed by three points early and were down 4-5 at the 15:45 mark but sophomore Latavia Coleman scored two of her game-high 22 points on the next possession to give the squad the lead for good. FSU led by as many as 12 points midway through the second half, but Ole Miss pulled to within a point at 55-54 before the Seminoles closed out the scoring and went on for the victory. Coleman grabbed 11 rebounds to go along with her 22 points and recorded her second double-double of the year and her fifth of her career. Freshman Brooke Wyckoff's seven blocks broke a 14-year old FSU record. The previous record of six blocks was set by Brenda Cliette in 1983. Wyckoff also led the way with a game-high 12 rebounds. Senior Wendy Hampton chipped in 10 points and eight boards while junior guard Jen Robinson picked up six assists.

Tonight's win was the FSU program's first win over an SEC opponent since the third game of the 1992-93 season when the Seminoles downed LSU, 79-59.

Florida State next action will be at North Carolina State on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd at 7 p.m.

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