TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – No. 13/11 Florida State Women’s Basketball goes for a 6-0 start on Sunday afternoon when it hosts Samford at the Donald L. Tucker Center for a 2 p.m. tip-off.
The game will be live streamed on the ACC Network Extra, and can also be heard on WQTL 106.1 FM and via Seminoles.com.
For the fourth time overall and the first time since 2012, Florida State and Samford meet on the hardwood. The Seminoles (5-0) own a 3-0 all-time record against the Bulldogs (2-3), with their last meeting coming at the Donald L. Tucker Center on Nov. 11, 2012, in a 77-42 victory.
FSU has hosted Samford in two of the three meetings played. The one game not played in Tallahassee came on March 20, 2011, when the Seminoles topped the Bulldogs 76-46 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament held in Auburn, Ala. The third-seeded Noles knocked off No. 14 seed Samford behind Cierra Bravard’s 20th consecutive double-figure game with 23 points and 13 boards.
The Seminoles are coming off a 101-52 win over Sacred Heart on Friday afternoon. It marked FSU’s second 100-point game this season, and is the sixth season in which FSU has posted multiple 100-point games. The program record for most 100-point games in a season is the 1990-91 year (five 100-point games).
Following Sunday’s game, FSU travels to Iowa City to face the Hawkeyes in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 8 p.m. ET. The game will air on the Big Ten Network.
• Redshirt senior point guard AJ Alix is far and away the ACC’s leader in assist/turnover ratio. The Houston, Texas, native and former TCU guard has 38 assists to just six turnovers, a ratio of 6.3. The next closest guard in the conference is NC State’s Kaila Ealey, who has a 3.6 assist/turnover ratio (36/10).
• Two-time All-American forward Shakayla Thomas is coming off her second-highest scoring output of her career, scoring 28 points on 13-of-23 shooting along with eight rebounds against Sacred Heart. Thomas’ 28 points was the highest she has ever scored in a non-conference game.
• Through the first five games, FSU is holding its opponents to an average shooting percentage of just 30.3 percent. None of FSU’s first five opponents have managed to reach 33 percent shooting against the Noles, as Grambling State holds an opponent high of 32.8 percent (19-of-58).
• In her 40 games played at Florida State, redshirt senior guard Imani Wright is averaging 2.1 3-point field goals made per game. Her 85 3s at FSU ranks 18th all-time.
• Senior center Chatrice White is now averaging a double-double this season with 12 points and 10 boards. She is coming off a career-best 15 rebounds vs. Sacred Heart.