By: Brittany Bedi
March 27, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – The Florida State Women’s basketball team is gearing up for a showdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks. Though the game is in California, Seminoles fans will be up watching the game.
Nick Gandy is a die-hard FSU hoops fan. He has season tickets to the women’s game. He and his son make signs to support the team, proudly showing pictures of the team.
Gandy said the team is close-knit and shares a great relationship with their fans. After watching the team for several seasons, Gandy said the leadership in the group will make all the difference.
"This team is doing so well because of the four seniors, the three that have been there all four years, Kai James, and Brittany Brown, and Ivy Slaughter, and Leticia Romero all three of her years,” said Gandy. “They play so well together, they play so hard and they're just good people like Coach Sue."
Gandy isn’t the only one excited. The hype extends to other local residents as well.
Claudia Gunnels went to school at FSU. She hopes the Noles can take come out with a "W."
"FSU you know, you can't beat them, you know we bleed garnet and gold,” said Gunnels. “We're gonna be there all the way! Go Noles!"
Brigette Farmer used to attend coach Semrau’s basketball camps.
"Coach Sue, she's really encouraging. She's a great coach, and I wish them all the best," said Farmer.
Ben Reichert is another die-hard FSU fan. He’s optimistic about the Seminoles’ shot at the final four.
"Our women have always been consistently good,” said Reichert. “I have no doubt they'll make it at least to the final four and hopefully, they'll go all the way.
Martin Green is rooting for the Noles as well.
"I'm proud of them,” said Green. ”They're a well-coached team. They've got the strength and the depth to go all the way, I think."
The Seminoles tip off against the Gamecocks March 27 at 9:06PM.
If the Noles beat South Carolina, it will be the women’s first appearance in the NCAA Final Four in school history.