No. 19 Seminoles Look to Take Down No. 5/4 Duke Friday



Feb. 21, 2013

Game Notes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -The No. 19/20-ranked Florida State women's basketball team will look to grab win over No. 5/4 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

As part of the ACC's Regional Sports Network deal, the game will be televised live on FOX Sports South, SUN Sports, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, FOX Sports Arizona Plus, FOX Sports West, FOX Sports Detroit Plus and ESPN3.

The game will also be broadcast on Seminoles.com and on 1270 AM WNLS in Tallahassee.

The Seminoles (20-5, 10-4 in the ACC) haven't won at Duke (24-1, 14-0) in 12 years, but will bring major momentum into the matchup after beating No. 14/17 North Carolina, 80-73, in their last game on Sunday.

Senior guard Leo Rodriguez led the way against the Tar Heels with her third consecutive 20-or-more-point game (22), while junior forward Natasha Howard collected her second consecutive double-double (17 points, 10 boards) and senior post Chelsea Davistallied 21 points.

Duke is in first place in the ACC, but lost All-America point guard Chelsea Gray for the year with a knee injury in its last game.

Tricia Liston scored 29 points and led the Blue Devils to an 81-70 win over Wake Forest last Sunday. She was named ACC Player of the Week following the performance.

Duke also has All-ACC center Elizabeth Williams, who is averaging 15.2 ppg and leads the ACC with 72 blocks.

"Duke has a lot of different weapons," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "They're going to be a different team with the loss of Chelsea Gray. However, I remember our team going to Miami without Chelsea Davis and Chasity Claytonand the way we came together as a team and competed.

"I expect it to be a great basketball game and we're looking forward to it. Duke will still play an uptempo game and they'll still play great defense. We're just going to have to play our best."

The Seminoles get a day rest following the Duke contest before facing Virginia Tech on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Blacksburg.

For more information on Florida State women's basketball, follow the Seminoles on Twitter @FSU_WBasketball and like their official Facebook page.


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