January 21, 2017 - by
Noles Begin Three-Game Road Swing at 17/16 VT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – No. 7/6 Florida State Women’s Basketball (18-2, 6-1 ACC) brings its ACC-best five-game winning streak into Blacksburg, Va., for an AP Top 25 matchup with No. 17/16 Virginia Tech (16-2, 3-2) on Sunday at noon. FSU has won 12 of its last 13 meetings with the Hokies, and owns a 9-6 all-time record in Blacksburg.

The Sunday matchup will be live streamed on the ACC Network Extra. Gameday audio can also be heard on the free Seminole Gameday App and via local radio at WQTL 106.1 FM.

A win over Virginia Tech would extend FSU’s AP Top 25 record this season to 6-1. If the Seminoles can earn their sixth Top 25 win on Sunday, it would tie for the most in a season with the 2014-15 squad. FSU has won five straight AP Top 25 matchups (vs. #25 Gonzaga – 87-69; #23 Florida – 83-58; at #11 Miami – 81-66; #13 Duke – 69-45; #9 Louisville – 72-65).

The Seminoles own 50 all-time AP Top 25 victories, with head coach Sue Semrau owning 37 of the 50 (74 percent) since taking over as head coach in the 1997-98 season. Of the 50 total wins, nine have come on the road. FSU has one AP Top 25 road win at Virginia Tech, winning 81-78 in double overtime against the 23rd-ranked Hokies on Jan. 24, 2005.

Semrau will coach in her 300th career ACC game on Sunday afternoon against Virginia Tech.

Noles Begin Three-Game Road Swing at 17/16 VT

Junior forward Shakayla Thomas is averaging 19.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and is shooting 68.6 percent (24-of-35) in three games played against Virginia Tech. Last season, Thomas recorded 22 points (8-of-14) in a 68-50 win over the Hokies.

Florida State is 6-0 this season in road games. FSU boasts a +31.7 scoring margin in its six matchups on the road (84.7-53.0). Senior Ivey Slaughter leads the Seminoles in road scoring at 11.2 points per game.

Florida State continues to lead the ACC with a 6-1 conference record. It marks the third consecutive year that FSU has started 6-1 in the ACC. Since the 2014-15 season, the Seminoles are 33-6 in conference play.

The Seminoles enter Sunday’s matchup with Virginia Tech leading the conference both in scoring offense (76.6 points per game) and scoring defense (58.3 points allowed) in ACC play. FSU also leads the conference in scoring margin, including a +18.3 point advantage in conference play.

Redshirt junior guard Imani Wright is fourth in the conference with 19 made 3-point field goals in ACC play. Wright averages 2.7 made 3’s per game in conference play.

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