TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2002
Women's Basketball Preview: Florida State at JU

Dec. 17, 2002

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Florida State Seminoles (6-1) at Jacksonville Dolphins (2-4)

When: Wednesday, December 18
Where: Swisher Gymnasium
Tip-Off: 7 p.m.

Players to Watch: JU - F Kat Sungy (14.5 ppg, 10.5 rpg) G Lexie Richards (9.6 ppg, 44.7 3FG%); FSU - F Tasheika Morris (13.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg), C Genesis Choice (10.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg)

About the Series...
Florida State leads the all-time series against JU, 1-0, after winning in Tallahassee last season...In the first meeting between JU and Florida State, April Traylor paced five players in double figures with 16 points, six assists and four steals to lead the Seminoles to a 97-51 victory at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center on Dec. 7, 2001. Yolisha Jackson led the Dolphins with 13 points, while Kat Sungy added 11 and Kara Donnell 10. FSU handed JU its worst-ever defeat (-46), scored the most points by a Dolphin opponent and had the highest field goal percentage (.618).

Countdown to 1,000...
With 919 career points, senior forward Kat Sungy should be the first player in JU history to top 1,000 for her career. Should she average 13.0 points per game as she did last season, Sungy should hit 1,000 in early January. Junior forward Yolisha Jackson also has a chance to hit 1,000 as well this year, but would have to average 15.5 points per game, which is 0.7 points higher than her average last year (14.8).

On the Rebound...
Senior forward Kat Sungy leads the Atlantic Sun in rebounding with 10.5 per game after leading the conference in boards the past two seasons and also leads the league in defensive boards with 8.0 per contest. Sungy has posted a season-high 14-rebound effort in the opener against Morris Brown and 12 boards at South Florida...Sophomore center Kara Donnell is tied for seventh in the league with 7.0 boards per game.

Block Party...
JU is tied for first in the A-Sun with 4.00 blocks per game...Kat Sungy is tied for sixth in the league with 1.17 per game, while Yolisha Jackson is tied for ninth with 1.00 per game...The Dolphins had a school-record nine blocked shots against Morris Brown, eclipsing the previous mark of eight set against Bethune-Cookman on Dec. 28, 1999. Sungy led the way with three blocks, while Jackson and Katie McDonald had two and Kara Donnell and Veronique McMillian had one apiece...Sungy, who had only 15 blocks in her previous three seasons combined, set a new career high with four blocks against College of Charleston on Saturday. She now has seven for the season through only six games, matching her total for the entire 2001-02 season.

Bombs Away...
After leading the A-Sun in 3-pointers made and attempted her freshman and sophomore seasons, redshirt junior guard Lexie Richards once again leads the league in 3-point percentage (.447) and is tied for the lead with 17 made and tied for third in attempts (38)...Richards' last 28 field-goal attempts have been treys -- last taking a shot inside the arc on her first attempt against Charleston Southern on Nov. 30.