TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The No. 13/12 Florida State Women’s Basketball team plays host to conference opponent Virginia Tech on Alumni Weekend on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
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The Seminoles (15-2, 3-1) will celebrate several legends from the program’s rich history on Sunday, with around 35 former FSU student-athletes being recognized during the game.
Sunday’s 2:30 p.m. game will air once again on the ACC’s regional sports networks. A complete listing of the networks airing the game are here.
The Seminoles are seeking their sixth consecutive win over the Hokies (13-4, 2-2). In their current five-game win streak, FSU is out-scoring Virginia Tech by an average of +23.2 points per game.
Florida State has not lost a home game against the Hokies since Feb. 13, 2006, riding a six-game home win streak against Virginia Tech. That time stretch of nearly 11 years is the longest home-court win streak FSU has against any ACC opponent.
FSU’s next ACC contest will be on Thursday, Jan. 18, at Wake Forest at 7 p.m.
• Senior forward Shakayla Thomas has been a force against the Hokies in her career. In her four games, she is averaging 18.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and has shot 62.7 percent (32-of-51). She has led FSU in scoring against the Hokies in three of her four games played, highlighted by a 22-point outing in a 68-50 win at home on Jan. 31, 2016.
• The Seminoles are coming off a significant 105-67 home win on Thursday night against Miami. The 38-point margin of victory is the largest win over the Hurricanes in program history, eclipsing a 95-66 win (+29) vs. Miami on Feb. 17, 1990.
• The last matchup between FSU and Virginia Tech on Jan. 22, 2017, was one for the record books for the Seminoles. Then-No. 7 FSU defeated then-No. 17 Virginia Tech on the road, 82-54, to mark the Seminoles’ largest margin of victory over a ranked opponent with a 28-point margin. Current players Shakayla Thomas (17) and Chatrice White (11) recorded double-figure points for the Noles.
• Florida State (+24.7) and Virginia Tech (+20.4) join Louisville (+23.5) as the three teams in the ACC out-scoring their opponents by 20+ points per game. Both teams rank high in turnover margin as well. FSU (220) and Virginia Tech (243) rank first and second in the ACC, respectively, in lowest total turnovers committed.
• Sophomore guard Nausia Woolfolk is proving that she is ready to emerge. The Fort Valley, Ga., has led the Seminoles in scoring in two of the past three games, dropping 18 at Clemson on Jan. 4 and 23 vs. Miami last game.
• The Seminoles continue to be the highest scoring team in the ACC and sixth highest nationally, averaging 86.9 points. FSU has four 100-point games this season, including two in ACC competition vs. North Carolina (103) and Miami (105). Prior to this season, FSU never had two 100-point games in a season vs. ACC opponents.