TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Getting into the spirit this time of year, the No. 7 Florida State Women’s Basketball team hosts UNF on Monday night and will also host a Holiday Food Drive in partnership with America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
Monday’s promotions include getting free admission to the game if you donate a canned good or non-perishable food item. Also, with the No. 23 men’s basketball team playing at 2 p.m. against Samford, anyone who has a ticket to the men’s game gets into the women’s game for free.
The game against UNF will be live streamed on the ACC Network Extra with Tom Block and Melissa Bruner on the call. Jonathan Schillace and Bob Thomas will call the action on WQTL 106.1 FM as well as the Seminole Gameday App.
The Seminoles (10-1) are 6-0 all-time against UNF, including 4-0 at home in Tallahassee. The two teams will meet for the fourth straight season at the Tucker Center, with FSU winning in 2013 (61-42), 2014 (79-58) and 2015 (80-28).
FSU is seeking a 10-game win streak as it faces the Ospreys (6-6) on Monday night. A victory against UNF would mark the eighth time FSU has recorded 10 consecutive wins or more, and it would tie for the third-longest win streak in program history. The longest is a 12-game win streak in the 2004-05 season.
A win over UNF on Monday would mean FSU has produced a win streak of 10 games or more in three of the last four seasons. Ironically, the one season it didn’t reach 10 was the 2014-15 NCAA Elite Eight year (had two 9-game streaks).
Senior forward Ivey Slaughter has produced some good games against UNF. In her three-game career, Slaughter is averaging 12.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and shooting 72.2 percent (13-of-18) vs. UNF. As a freshman in 2013, she recorded 19 points and 11 rebounds vs. UNF in what was her fourth career double-double at the time.
The Seminoles are coming off a nine-day break between games due to final exam week. It is their longest break from competition in the regular season.
Florida State’s last home game on Dec. 8 came against another in-state opponent, facing then-No. 23/25 Florida. FSU’s 83-58 win over the rival Gators is the largest margin of victory by an ACC team vs. a Top 25 opponent this season. The Seminoles own two of the ACC’s eight wins this season vs. AP Top 25 opponents, also defeating then-No. 25 Gonzaga 87-69 on Nov. 25 in the Virgin Islands.
Florida State’s 84.1 points per game is the highest scoring offense in the ACC. FSU is one of four teams averaging 80 points or more, joining Syracuse (83.7), Duke (83.5) and Notre Dame (82.2). Over the course of FSU’s nine-game win streak, it is out-scoring the opposition by an average of +32.4 points per game. FSU is averaging 86.2 points during the streak while opponents are at 53.8 points.
Leticia Romero and Shakayla Thomas have now been selected to three national watch lists. This past week both players were chosen to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 30. They’re also on the Wade and Naismith Trophy Watch Lists.
Following Monday’s game, FSU has a quick turnaround as it heads to Macon, Ga., for a matchup at Mercer on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The game will serve as a homecoming trip for Macon native Ivey Slaughter. Over the last seven seasons, head coach Sue Semrau and her staff have scheduled 10 different road trips that have allowed 12 student-athletes to play in or nearby their hometowns.