Jan. 23, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The No. 16 Florida State women's basketball team is geared up for a big-time in-conference and in-state showdown when No. 22 Miami comes to town Monday.
The action between the Seminoles (15-4, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) and Hurricanes (18-1, 4-0) tips off at 7 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
FSU is coming off a 10-point win at Clemson while Miami has won 17 consecutive ballgames.
Monday's game will not only be a matchup of top-25 rivals but it will also be the game in which FSU head coach Sue Semrau and her staff coach barefoot as the program continues what is now year No. 3 in its partnership with Samaritan's Feet.
The charitable organization donates new shoes to needy children throughout Tallahassee and the entire world and fans that come to the game are encouraged to donate a new pair of shoes upon entering the Tucker Center.
In the two previous years that the Seminoles have been involved, the team has been responsible for the collection of more than $25,000, and more than 1,000 pairs of shoes that have been distributed to the h
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Florida State travels returns home to play Miami after defeating Clemson on the road, 83-73.
After the win over the Tigers on Thursday night, FSU is now 27-5 in regular-season ACC games over the past two-plus seasons.
The Seminoles are 29-8 in the 37-year history of the FSU-Miami rivalry. Florida State has won 14 of the last 16 meetings in the series.
The 2009-10 season saw FSU and Miami split the two games against each other. The Hurricanes came away with a 78-70 win in Coral Gables and then the Seminoles returned the favor with an 87-62 win in Tallahassee. In the loss, former FSU players Jacinta Monroe and Alysha Harvin combine for 29 points while current FSU guard Christian Hunnicutt added 13. In the win, Monroe and Harvin once again paced the scoring with 41 combined points and current FSU guard Courtney Ward had 18.