Aug. 25, 2005
Florida State’s women’s basketball team, which has won almost 40 games over the last two seasons, will once again take on a very competitive schedule in 2005-06, the school announced Thursday. The Seminoles, a team that advanced to the second round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship last season, face six 2004 NCAA Tournament teams.
“We certainly have a challenging schedule ahead,” Head Coach Sue Semrau said via telephone in Europe where FSU is on day eight of a 10-day excursion. “When you face tough schools in non-conference, then turn around and line up against the ACC, it will test your basketball team.”
Florida State opens the schedule with six straight home contests at the Donald L. Tucker Center, including two games during the 2005 Seminole Classic. The Seminoles and Georgia Southern will tip-off Florida State’s season Nov. 18 and two days later (Nov. 20) FSU battles Washington. On Nov. 23, the Florida Gators travel to Tallahassee for the first of two games between the intrastate rivals.
Montana, Western Carolina, and Wright State will play in FSU the Seminole Classic over Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov. 26-27). The Seminoles open the December portion of the schedule Dec. 2 and 4, facing Mississippi State and Central Florida to conclude their six-game homestand.
Florida State hits the road for the first time all season at Tulsa Dec. 6. On Dec. 17, the Seminoles travel south to take on Florida Atlantic before tangling with Xavier in New Orleans on Dec. 21. FSU closes out 2005 with a Dec. 28 battle against Fordham and Dec. 30 contest at Lipscomb. The Seminoles conclude their non-conference schedule after the holidays on Jan. 2 at Florida.
The 2006 ACC schedule features road games at Duke, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia Tech, Miami and Clemson. Home contests include Virginia, Clemson, NC State, Virginia Tech, Miami, and Wake Forest. The newest member to the ACC, Boston College, travels to Tallahassee for the final game of the regular season on Feb. 26. The ACC Tournament is scheduled for March 2-5.
Florida State’s full television schedule will be released later but four games are currently scheduled for Raycom Sports.
The Seminoles, who return nine players from last year’s 24-8 squad, travel back to the United States on Saturday.
A complete ACC Women’s Basketball Composite Schedule can be found on the league’s website at TheACC.com. Highlights of the 2005-06 ACC women’s basketball schedule are:
** The schedule features 40 televised games.
** ACC teams will make 75 television appearances, including eight on ESPN2, 11 on Fox Sports Net and affiliates and 56 on the league’s regional sports networks which includes Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports Net South and Sun Sports.
** Six games of the 29th Annual ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament to be held at the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum will be televised – three on the league’s regional sports networks and three on Fox Sports Net and affiliates.
** The three regional sports networks, which reach approximately 20 million households, will broadcast 29 games, including 24 conference match-ups.
** Fox Sports Net and affiliates will televise six games on a national basis, including Duke at Texas on Sunday, December 4, North Carolina at NC State on Sunday, January 15 and Duke at North Carolina on Saturday, February 25, both ACC Tournament semifinal games and the 2006 ACC Championship game. An additional five games will be televised nationally on ESPN2, including three conference match-ups.
** ACC Women’s Basketball will be featured in a nationally televised hour-long preview show on Fox Sports Net and affiliates.
The women’s basketball season tips off on Friday, November 11, when Boston College hosts Drexel in the Preseason Women’s NIT. The ACC’s league schedule is set to begin on Monday, January 2, with Duke hosting Wake Forest and Virginia Tech traveling to Raleigh to face NC State in a game set to be shown on the league’s regional sports networks.
Other contests highlighting the ACC schedule include North Carolina vs. Connecticut in the Jimmy V Classic which will take place in Hartford, Conn., on December 5. The game will air on ESPN2, as will Tennessee at Duke on January 23. Georgia Tech will face Kentucky and Miami will take on Georgia in the Russell Athletic Shootout in Duluth, Ga., on January 15 – both games will be televised by the league’s regional sports networks.
FLORIDA STATE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE NOVEMBER Nov. 18 Georgia Southern at Florida State 7:00 Nov. 20 Washington at Florida State 2:00 Nov. 23 Florida at Florida State 7:00 Nov. 26 Western Carolina at Florida State 2:00 (Seminole Classic, Tallahassee, Fla.) Nov. 27 Wright State/Montana at FSU 1:00/3:00 (Seminole Classic, Tallahassee, Fla.)
DECEMBER Dec. 2 Mississippi State at Florida State 4:30 Dec. 4 UCF at Florida State 2:00 Dec. 6 Florida State at Tulsa TBD Dec. 17 Florida State at Florida Atlantic 7:00 Dec. 21 Florida State at Xavier 7:00 Dec. 28 Florida State at Fordham 7:00 Dec. 30 Lipscomb at Florida State TBD
JANUARY Jan. 2 Florida State at Florida TBD Jan. 5 Florida State at Duke 7:00 Jan. 8 Virginia at Florida State TBD Jan. 12 Florida State at North Carolina 7:00 Jan. 16 Florida State at Maryland (RSN) 4:30 Jan. 21 Clemson at Florida State TBD Jan. 29 Florida State at Virginia (RSN) 1:00
FEBRUARY Feb. 2 Florida State at Georgia Tech 7:00 Feb. 5 NC State at Florida State TBD Feb. 9 Florida State at Miami 7:00 Feb. 13 Virginia Tech at Florida State (RSN) 7:00 Feb. 17 Miami at Florida State (RSN) 8:30 Feb. 19 Florida State at Clemson 3:00 Feb. 23 Wake Forest at Florida State TBD Feb. 26 Boston College at Florida State 7:00
MARCH March 2-5 at ACC Tournament TBD