GRAMBLING, La. (Seminoles.com) – No. 17/14 Florida State Women’s Basketball looks for a 4-0 start on Sunday when it travels to face Grambling State at 5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
The matchup between the Seminoles (3-0) and Lady Tigers (1-2) will be streamed for free on the Grambling State YouTube channel. Fans can also tune in via audio on the FSU Gameday App or through local radio at WQTL 106.1 FM.
Redshirt senior guard Imani Wright comes home to her roots in Grambling, La. Both of Wright’s parents in Bridgette-Forte Thomas and Larry Wright played basketball at Grambling State, and her father enjoyed a 12-year professional career (1976-88) that included winning the 1978 NBA Championship with the Washington Bullets.
Wright’s mother in Forte-Thomas originally played basketball at the University of Houston before transferring to Grambling State, which was referred to as Grambling back then. Wright’s father was one of Grambling’s best basketball players ever, becoming a first-round selection by the Bullets at 14th overall in 1976. He will be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame this upcoming year.
Following Sunday’s game, FSU will return home for a two-game stand beginning on Friday, Nov. 24, against Sacred Heart at 4 p.m.
• The Seminoles and Lady Tigers have met just once. FSU defeated Grambling State 96-60 in Tallahassee on Dec. 15, 2012. In that game, FSU held a 49-37 halftime lead but exploded for 33 points in the first 7:18 of the second half to break away.
• FSU’s visit to Grambling State marks the first time the Seminoles have played a Southwestern Athletic Conference program on the road.
• The Seminoles make their first road trip to the state of Louisiana since facing Tulane in New Orleans on Dec. 22, 2014. FSU won that rough-and-tumble game 65-54.
• Florida State is looking to start 4-0 for the ninth time under head coach Sue Semrau, who took over the FSU program beginning in the 1997-98 season. The Seminoles last did it in the 2014-15 season.
• FSU is coming off a dominating 84-54 win at Florida on Friday night, marking the largest margin of victory against the Gators in a road game. Redshirt senior AJ Alix starred for the Noles with 26 points (9-of-13 shooting), three assists and two turnovers. Alix’s six 3-point field goals against the Gators made her the 11th Seminole to knock down six or more 3-balls in a game. The last to make that many was former player Morgan Jones (6) at Maryland on Feb. 20, 2014.
• In the third quarter this season, Florida State is out-scoring teams 84-31. This includes a 20-0 third quarter at Jacksonville State on Nov. 12.
• FSU is averaging 49.7 points in the second half this season, while its opponents are averaging 26.3 (+23.3). Nicki Ekhomu and Shakayla Thomas each lead FSU averaging 9.7 second-half points.