Feb. 24, 2009

Courtesy of Florida State Athletics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 11/12 Florida State women’s basketball team will honor seniors Mara Freshour, Tanae Davis-Cain and Cayla Moore Tuesday night when the No. 21/22 Virginia Cavaliers come to town for a 6:30 p.m. showdown at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

In addition to being FSU’s final home game of the season, Tuesday’s contest will mark the seventh time this season that the Seminoles (23-5, 11-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) will play against a ranked opponent and they are 5-2 in those ballgames.

The Seminoles and Cavaliers (21-7, 7-5) have already met once this season as FSU earned an 80-75 victory in Charlottesville, Va. on Jan. 23.

A win against Virginia Tuesday night would add to the Seminoles’ school-record 11 conference victories this season and put them one win away from clinching the first regular-season ACC title in program history.

Junior forward Jacinta Monroe’s stellar junior season hit another high note in the Seminoles’ win over Clemson. That’s because Monroe’s 24 points is a new career high in scoring, edging out her previous career-best of 23 points she scored against UAB in 2007.

THE FLORIDA STATE-VIRGINIA SERIES

FSU lost its first 20 games against Virginia - a span of time that lasted 10 years. But in the 2000-01 season, the Seminoles earned victory No. 1 against the Cavaliers. Starting with that victory, FSU has won a total of nine ballgames in 18 tries against the Cavaliers. Virginia now holds a 28-9 all-time record against the Seminoles, including FSU’s 80-75 win in January.