TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 23 Florida State women’s basketball team is back in action Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center against Stetson.
The Seminoles (10-3) defeated Florida Tuesday at home, 74-72.
The matchup against the Hatters (5-5) marks the final home game before the start of Atlantic Coast Conference play. FSU plays at Missouri on Sunday before traveling to play at Virginia Tech next week to kick off the league slate.
’Noles fans came out in droves to witness the thrilling showdown between FSU and UF and the program is looking for more of the same when Stetson comes to Tallahassee.
Following Tuesday’s game, sophomore guard Leonor Rodriguez will sign autographs for the fans.
• By defeating the Gators, FSU avoided its first three-game losing streak since the 2003-04 season.
• The ’Noles and Hatters have met 17 times since first playing one another during the 1976-77 season. Florida State is 13-4 all-time against the Deland, Fla. school.
• In the lone meeting between the two last season, the Seminoles earned a lopsided 101-35 victory at the Donald L. Tucker Center. In that game, former FSU great Jacinta Monroe led the way with 17 points while current ’Noles Alexa Deluzio, Courtney Ward and Cierra Bravard combined for 41 points.
• FSU will be looking to stay undefeated in games against in-state opponents Thursday. In addition to beating UF, the Seminoles also have a win over UCF this year. The only remaining Florida school on FSU’s schedule is conference rival Miami.
• Freshman forward Natasha Howard registered the second double-double of her young career against the Gators.