The No. 12 Florida State Women’s Basketball team plays host to in-state opponent Jacksonville on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center. The promotion for the game is 70’s Night, with fans encouraged to showcase their best attire from the 1970’s era.
Multiple winners will be chosen from a halftime contest honoring those who are best dressed for the occasion.
Thursday’s game will be live streamed on the ACC Network Extra, with Shawn Davison and Melissa Bruner on the call. Fans can also tune in via local radio on 106.1 FM or through the free Seminole Gameday App, as Bob Thomas and Ariya Massoudi take you through the airwaves.
Florida State continues a non-conference schedule that includes six teams that made the NCAA Tournament a year ago. The Jacksonville Dolphins (2-0) emerged as the Atlantic Sun Champions last year to clinch their first NCAA Tournament bid since the program began in the 1999-2000 season.
The Seminoles’ (1-1) other five non-conference opponents whom made the NCAA Tournament last season include UConn (L, 78-76 on Monday), James Madison (This Sunday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. in Tallahassee), at Minnesota (Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.), rival Florida (Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. in Tallahassee) and Texas (Monday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in Tallahassee).
FSU and Jacksonville are facing off for the fourth consecutive season, with each game being played at the Donald L. Tucker Center. FSU won in 2013 (71-33), 2014 (73-46) and 2015 (77-60), with its average margin of victory being 27 points.
Since the 2012-13 season, Florida State has gone 22-3 against opponents from the state of Florida. In addition to going 3-0 vs. Jacksonville during that time, FSU has gone 9-2 vs. Miami, 3-1 vs. Florida, 2-0 vs. Stetson, 3-0 vs. UNF, 1-0 vs. Bethune-Cookman and 1-0 vs. FGCU.
The Seminoles are coming off a hard-fought 78-76 loss to four-time defending national champion UConn. In the defeat, FSU’s two-point loss margin was UConn’s closest game in their 76-game win streak. It was also the Huskies’ first win that was by a five-point margin or lower since 2011.
Redshirt junior guard Imani Wright’s 19 points per game is the eighth-highest scoring average in the ACC. She leads the Seminoles averaging 11 first-half points this season.
Following Thursday’s game, FSU takes on another NCAA Tournament team from last year in James Madison. The matchup is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. on the ACC Network Extra.