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Florida State Seminoles 2011-12 women's basketball preview

Florida State women

Coach: Sue Semrau (254-174, 16th season at FSU)

Last season: 24-8, 11-3 (third in the ACC). Lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Notable: When Semrau arrived in 1997, FSU was one of the ACC's worst teams. Now the Seminoles have enjoyed seven straight NCAA Tournament appearances and are a top-15 team. The Seminoles also have won at least 20 games for three straight seasons.

Senior Cierra Bravard is an All-ACC forward/center and a potential All-American after averaging 15 points and 7.8 rebounds last season. "She's got great hands," Semrau said. "She can finish. She is strong. She knows it's her job to hold down the paint on both ends of the floor and she relishes it."

Freshman G Emma Loucks of Clearwater High joins the team as a walk-on. Her brother Luke plays on the FSU men's basketball team, and another older brother, Jacob, played basketball at the University of Mobile and UCF.

Tallahassee will host an NCAA Regional (first- and second-round games) in March. … Former FSU standout and nine-year WNBA player Brooke Wyckoff joins the team as an assistant coach.

Bob Ferrante, Times correspondent

ROSTER

No. Player Ht. Pos. Yr.

00 Chasity Clayton 6-0 F Jr.

3 Alexa Deluzio 5-11 G Jr.

4 Emma Loucks 5-10 G Fr.

10 Leonor Rodriguez 5-11 G Jr.

14 Tay'ler Mingo 5-7 G So.

20 Kristi Mokube 6-2 F Fr.

22 Olivia Bresnahan 5-11 G So.

31 Ebony Wells 6-2 F Fr.

32 Lauren Coleman 6-0 F So.

33 Natasha Howard 6-3 F So.

34 Chelsea Davis 6-2 F Jr.

54 Cierra Bravard 6-4 C Sr.

SCHEDULE

Nov. 11 vs. USF* 4:30*

Nov. 12 vs. Minnesota* 2

Nov. 13 vs. Arkansas* 2

Nov. 17 at Florida 5:30

Nov. 21 Georgia State 7

Nov. 25 Louisville 7

Nov. 27 Nebraska 2

Nov. 30 at Ohio State 8:30

Dec. 4 Charlotte 2

Dec. 10 at Akron 2

Dec. 19 Alabama A&M 11 a.m.

Dec. 22 at Vanderbilt 8

Dec. 28 Yale 7

Dec. 30 at UCF 4:30

Jan. 2 Maryland 7

Jan. 5 Clemson 7

Jan. 8 at Virginia Tech 2

Jan. 13 at Duke 7

Jan. 15 Miami 3:30

Jan. 19 at Boston College 7

Jan. 22 Georgia Tech 2

Jan. 27 at N.C. State 6:30

Jan. 29 at Virginia 3:30

Feb. 5 Virginia Tech 2

Feb. 9 at Wake Forest 6:30

Feb. 12 Duke 1

Feb. 15 North Carolina 7

Feb. 19 at Miami 3:30

Feb. 23 at Clemson 7

Feb. 26 Virginia 2

* at WBI Tipoff Classic in Daytona Beach

Florida State Seminoles 2011-12 women's basketball preview 11/04/11 [Last modified: Saturday, November 5, 2011 7:40pm]
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