Tallahassee, FL - The No. 14 Florida State women’s basketball team leaves Tallahassee on Wednesday and will spend the rest of the Thanksgiving holiday in the Bahamas for the Junkanoo Jam.
While in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, FSU (4-0) will face off against Alabama on Friday at 8 p.m. and then will take on either Arizona State or Providence on Saturday, Nov. 26. Game time for the Seminoles’ final contest will either be 5:45 p.m. or 8 p.m.
In addition to playing some talented opponents while in the Bahamas, the ’Noles will also turn their attention from the basketball court to the community.
As part of the program’s ongoing relationship with the charitable organization Samaritan’s Feet, FSU players, coaches and staff members will spend Thanksgiving Day at Lewis Yard Primary School in Freeport where they will donate shoes.
Florida State leaves the country as a team that has started the 2010-11 season off with a bang. The Seminoles will face the Crimson Tide with an unblemished record of 4-0; a mark that includes impressive victories over Southeastern Conference standouts Auburn and Vanderbilt.
Upon returning home Sunday, the ’Noles will then welcome Michigan State to the Donald L. Tucker Center for a 7 p.m. game on Dec. 1 as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
• Following the win over Vanderbilt, FSU enters the game against the Crimson Tide with a 26-92 all-time record against teams from the SEC.
• The Seminoles are 4-5 all-time against Alabama with the last meeting taking place during the 1993-94 season in what was a Crimson Tide 87-33 victory. FSU is 0-2 against Arizona State and has never played Providence.
• Last season, FSU was 5-3 in neutral-court games and during the 2008-09 season was 4-5. The Seminoles were 4-3 on a neutral court in 2007-08 and 3-3 in those types of games in 2006-07.
• Senior point guard Courtney Ward heads south after what may have been her best game. Against Vanderbilt, Ward exploded for a career-high 31 points on a career-best seven 3-pointers while also leading the team in rebounds (five) and assists (five).