By: Erin Lisch
March 17, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Thousands of people packing the Tucker Center on Friday night to cheer on the Noles, as the NCAA tournament is back in Tallahassee for the first time in two years.
It's the 5th year in a row the FSU women's basketball team has made the big dance.
Ernestine Jackson keeps people off the court, so the players on it can do what they do best.
Working the games, Ernestine Jackson said, "You can feel the energy that fans are coming into the building when you have two teams that are playing so well."
The FSU women have made the big dance 12 of the last 13 seasons, and fans say women's hoops is the way to go.
Watching the Noles for years, Mal Greenfield said, "Not go over and see how hard you can slam the ball down in the basket it's called playing."
From Maryland, FSU fan Betsy Morris said, "It's truly a team sport, it's not a power game like the men’s game, it's a team game."
These players are role models for the next generation of Noles.
10-year-old Nole fan Copeland Frazee said, "It’s awesome because they're just as good as the boys are."
Jackson knows that as much as anyone. She says you'll be hooked after one game
"You will keep coming back and keep coming back because it's just so exciting, it's basic good basketball," said Jackson.
She's seen a lot of it and says every seat taken is one more fan who gets to enjoy the ride too.
You can find tickets to the second round in Tallahassee here.