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Florida State Seminoles 2012-13 women's basketball preview

FSU women's basketball

Coach: Sue Semrau (272-191, 16th season at FSU)

Last season: 14-17, 6-10 (eighth in ACC)

Notable: FSU struggled last season, failing to reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004. But the Seminoles return four starters and should have more depth in 2012-13.

Senior Alexa Deluzio is versatile, a guard who can shoot the 3-pointer, drive to the basket and defend. She averaged 13.2 points and 3.9 rebounds and shot 83 percent from the free-throw line in 2011-12. Junior F Natasha Howard (12.2 points, 9.1 rebounds) led the ACC with 12 double doubles last season, and more is expected from the former McDonald's All-American.

Semrau will likely opt for a three-forward starting lineup, with Howard, Chasity Clayton (8.9 points, 5.7 rebounds) and Chelsea Davis (9.2 points, 4.0 rebounds).

Morgan Toles, a transfer from Auburn, takes over at point guard. The senior led the SEC in 2010-11 with 5.1 assists per game. FSU also brought in former Hillsborough Community College standout Yashira Delgado, who led junior college basketball last season with 10.8 assists per game.

F Cierra Bravard (14.2 points, 6.4 rebounds) has graduated. G Olivia Bresnahan is transferring, and walk-on Emma Loucks (Clearwater High) has opted not to play basketball at FSU.

Roster

No. Player Ht. Cl. Pos.

00 Chasity Clayton 6-0 Sr. F

 1Morgan Toles 5-9 Sr. G

 3Alexa Deluzio 5-11 Sr. G

 5Yashira Delgado 5-2 Jr. G

10 Leonor Rodriguez 5-11 Sr. G

12 Jakelle King-Gilchrist 5-9 Fr. G

20 Kristi Mokube 6-2 So. F

31 Ebony Wells 6-2 Fr. F

32 Lauren Coleman 6-0 So. F

33 Natasha Howard 6-3 Jr. F

34 Chelsea Davis 6-2 Sr. F

-- Morgan Jones* 6-2 So. G

* Sitting out as a transfer

Schedule

Sunday Samford, 2

Nov. 15 Florida, 7

Nov. 18 Stetson, 2

Nov. 23 Eastern Kentucky, 2;30 at San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nov. 24 Vanderbilt , 5 at San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nov. 28 Iowa, 7

Dec. 2 at Charlotte, 2

Dec. 8 at Nebraska, 3:05

Dec. 15 Grambling State, 7

Dec. 19 Mercer, 7

Dec. 22 at UNC Greensboro, noon

Dec. 30 Boston College, 2

Jan. 3 at Georgia Tech, 7

Jan. 6 at Maryland, 1:30

Jan. 10 Wake Forest, 7

Jan. 13 Miami, 3

Jan. 17 at Boston College, 7

Jan. 20 at N.C. State, 3

Jan. 25 Georgia Tech, 7

Jan. 27 Virginia Tech, 2

Jan. 31 at North Carolina, 7.

Feb. 3 Clemson, 2

Feb. 10 at Miami, 2:05

Feb. 14 N.C. State, 7

Feb. 17 North Carolina, 1

Feb. 22 at Duke, 6:30

Feb. 24 at Virginia Tech, 1

Feb. 28 Maryland, 7

March 3 at Virginia, 1

March 7-10 ACC tournament, at Greensboro, N.C.

Florida State Seminoles 2012-13 women's basketball preview 11/06/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 5:56pm]
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