Women's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, December 27
Dec. 28, 2007
A put-back by Jacinta Monroe as time expired completed a 14-point comeback in the second half by the Florida State women's basketball team as it defeated Samford, 52-51, on Thursday (December 27) at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
With the victory, Florida State improved to 9-3 as it won its third game in a row. Samford lost its four game out of five tries as it fell to 7-5.
After Shante Williams (Jacksonville, Fla.) missed a jumper with 16 seconds remaining that would have given FSU the lead, the Seminoles were forced to foul. Courtney Ward (Montgomery, Ala.) fouled Taryn Towns, who is No. 10 in the NCAA at 94 percent from the free throw line. Towns missed the first of a one-and-one and Alysha Harvin (Dania, Fla.) grabbed the rebound.
The senior Williams calmly walked the ball down the court then made her move down the lane with less than five second remaining. Her jumper caromed off the rim and was tipped around until Monroe (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) snatched and put it back as time expired to give the Seminoles the victory.