TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The 12th-ranked Florida State Women’s Basketball team hosts its eighth annual ‘Paint it Pink’ game on Thursday night against Clemson at 7 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
With Florida State Athletics’ partnership with the TMH Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center that began in 2009, every ‘pink game’ helps raise awareness and generate funds to help combat breast cancer.
Florida State (21-4, 9-3) currently has a 17-game win streak over Clemson (11-15, 1-12), which includes a 69-47 road win earlier in ACC play on Jan. 4, 2018. The Seminoles have not lost a game to the Tigers since March 1, 2008, in Tallahassee.
In Florida State’s first win over Clemson this season, freshman Savannah Wilkinson recorded a career-high 14 points, which included four 3-point field goals.
• The Seminoles’ last win on its ‘Paint it Pink’ game came against Clemson on Feb. 19, 2015, winning 81-38. In that contest, former student-athlete/manager Gabby Bevillard suited up in her only game and hit a 3-point field goal in remembrance of her mother Maureen, who passed away on Jan. 29, 2015, from bladder cancer.
• Florida State senior forward Shakayla Thomas was named to the Naismith Trophy Midseason Watch List earlier this week. The latest accolade adds to her long list of awards in 2017-18, which also includes being a two-time ESPNW Player of the Week, the ACC Player of the Week, a Cheryl Miller Award Top 10 candidate, a Wooden Award Top 20 member and a Wade Midseason Watch List member.
• Head Coach Sue Semrau is coming off her 400th victory by NCAA standards last Sunday, leading the Seminoles to a 91-71 win on the road in Coral Gables, Fla, against Miami. In her career against the Tigers, Semrau is 28-12.
• Since the 2014-15 season, Florida State’s two-time opponents in the regular season have been both Clemson and Miami. The Seminoles are a combined 15-0 against the Tigers (7-0) and Hurricanes (8-0) in the regular season during that time span.
• Sophomore Nausia Woolfolk recorded a game-high 18 points in FSU’s last meeting vs. Clemson, one of two times she has led FSU in scoring. In FSU’s last game against Miami, she nearly became the third Seminole to record a triple-double, scoring 18 points, 10 assists and adding nine rebounds.