January 30, 2016 - by
Big Promotions Highlight #FSUWBB vs. Virginia Tech on Sunday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) — The No. 11 Florida State Women’s Basketball team hosts Virginia Tech on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center. The important conference matchup has a little added spice with some intriguing promotions that accompany the game.The Leon County Humane Society will hold a pet adoption event on the concourse level of the Donald L. Tucker Center throughout the game.

Between 10-15 dogs will be available for adoption with LCHS staff members on hand to provide information. Any fan who donates a pet-related item, whether it is food, toys, leashes, etc., gets a free ticket to the game.

Sunday is also Faith and Fellowship Day, where fans can bring their church bulletin to the Tucker Center box office and receive a general admission ticket for only $1.

Students are also a heavy target for the key ACC matchup. Students are encouraged to wear their pajamas to the game. The best dressed will be given free Chick-Fil-A for a year. Students will also be provided free pizza.

Sunday’s matchup will be live streamed on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app, with Jonathan Schillace and Melissa Bruner providing the commentary. Florida State Director of Football Communications Zach Stipe and former player Morgan Toles will provide the audio on WQTL 106.1 FM and through the free Seminole Gameday App.

The No. 11 Florida State Seminoles (17-4, 7-1) are riding a seven-game win streak in ACC play. Florida State leads the all-time series 24-10 and has won 11 of the past 12 matchups since the 2006-07 season vs. the Hokies (14-6, 2-5).

Florida State is 14-2 all-time vs. Virginia Tech in Tallahassee, with the last home matchup coming in a 70-54 win over the Hokies on Jan. 26, 2014. In that game, then-freshman forward Ivey Slaughter racked up her eighth career double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Sunday’s game between FSU and Virginia Tech figures to be a defensive battle featuring the top two scoring defenses in the ACC. The Hokies allow an ACC-best 50.4 points per game while the Seminoles are second in the league giving up just 54.1 points per game.

The Seminoles are looking to stretch their win streak in ACC play to eight games. Only two other FSU teams have owned win streaks in ACC play at eight games or longer: The 2014-15 team (nine games) and the 2009-10 squad (eight games).

Florida State is seeking to reach 8-1 in ACC play for just the third time in program history and join the 2014-15 and 2008-09 teams. The 2008-09 team started conference play with an 11-1 record.

Sophomore forward Shakayla Thomas faced Virginia Tech twice last season and combined to shoot 76.2 percent (16-of-21) from the floor vs. the Hokies. In both games she was the leading scorer, notching 19 points in the first meeting at VT and 17 points in an ACC Tournament quarterfinal later in the year.

In a 96-55 win last game at Wake Forest, junior guard Brittany Brown nearly became the third Seminole to record a triple-double. She delivered 22 points (7-of-14), a career-high 11 assists and nine rebounds along with four steals.

Following its matchup with Virginia Tech, FSU has the mid-week off before returning to host Clemson on Sunday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. on ESPN3. The game will be dedicated to Samaritan’s Feet as well as Daddy-Daughter Day.

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