February 13, 2016 - by

No. 10 #FSUWBB Hosts UNC in ‘Sweet’ Sunday Matchup

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) — Although Valentine’s Day is about spending time with the one you love, it’s Carolina that is on the mind of No. 10 Florida State Women’s Basketball. FSU hosts UNC on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center in an ESPN2 matchup that features a tasty “Sweet Shop” promotion.

The “Sweet Shop” promotion includes several sweets vendors serving bite-sized samples of their tasty treats on the concourse level prior to the game. Sunday’s game will also welcome back over 30 FSU Women’s Basketball alumnae and is billed as Alumnae Weekend.

Calling the action on ESPN2 will be play-by-play commentator Tiffany Greene and color commentator Angel Gray. Fans can also tune in for free via the Seminole Gameday App or WQTL 106.1 FM with Jonathan Schillace and Melissa Bruner on the call.

After defeating Duke 69-53 on the road Thursday night, FSU is looking to take down the Tar Heels (14-12, 4-7) and defeat both Duke and UNC in the same season for the fourth time since joining the ACC. FSU defeated the two Tobacco Road schools in the same year in 1991-92, 1992-93 and 2008-09.

 

 

The Seminoles (20-4, 10-1) enter Sunday’s matchup with a 10-game win streak in ACC play, a new program record set after defeating Duke on Thursday. However, FSU is still two wins shy of tying the program’s top overall win streak at 12 consecutive games, which occurred from Nov. 19, 2004-Dec. 28, 2004.

The Tar Heels have owned the overall series at 33-10, winning six of the last seven games played between the two teams. But a win by FSU puts it one step closer to sweeping all four North Carolina schools in the ACC, with only NC State left to play in the regular season. The only time FSU has defeated all four schools (Duke, UNC, NC State and Wake Forest) in the same year was in the 1991-92 and 2008-09 seasons.

In ACC play, Florida State is averaging 28.7 bench points per game and outscoring its conference opponents off the bench 28.7-13.9 per game. FSU’s 35 points off the bench last game at Duke was its third-most of the conference season.

The Seminoles own a 30-game win streak at home in Tallahassee, far and away surpassing its previous school record of 13 from 2009-10 to 2010-11. FSU has not lost a home game since falling to Georgia Tech on Feb. 27, 2014.

Florida State’s 10-game winning streak is tied for the 10th-longest active win streak in the nation and the second-longest in the ACC. Notre Dame has the longest current ACC win streak at 16 games.

Over Florida State’s last 28 ACC games, the Seminoles boast a 25-3 record (.893 winning percentage). Included in that is a 14-0 record at home in that time span. FSU is 5-0 at home this season vs. ACC opponents.

Following Sunday’s game vs. UNC, FSU is back on the road to face another Top 25 club in Syracuse on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. on the ACC’s regional sports networks which include Fox Sports Sun.

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