Feb. 28, 2005
After being predicted to finish eighth in the 2004-05 preseason poll, the Florida State women’s basketball team, for the fourth time in five years, has finished in upper echelon of the Atlantic Coast Conference with a fourth-place finish this season.
With the top five seeds receiving a first-round bye in the 2004 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament, which begins Friday, March 4th, No. 4 seed Florida State will face No. 5 seed Virginia Saturday at 2 p.m. The game will be televised regionally, including Sun Sports in the state of Florida. The 19-9 Cavaliers took a 77-62 victory over the Seminoles in the only meeting between the two schools this season.
With the inclusion of new ACC members Virginia Tech and Miami, the ACC regular-season format this year included just 14 league games instead of the 16 games played in past seasons. Even with the two fewer games, the Seminoles matched their most ACC wins with their 9-5 league mark. FSU’s 23-6 record overall includes the program’s first 20-win season since 1990-91 and just the fifth overall.
The 2005 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament schedule:
Game No. 1 – Seed No. 8 Ga. Tech vs. Seed No. 9 Miami, 11:00 a.m. (RSN-TV)
Game No. 2 – Seed No. 7 Va. Tech vs. Seed No. 10 Wake Forest, 6:00 p.m.
Game No. 3 – Seed No. 6 Maryland vs. Seed No. 11 Clemson, 8:00 p.m.
Game No. 4 – Seed No. 1 UNC vs. winner of Game 1, 12:00 noon (RSN-TV)
Game No. 5 – Seed No. 4 FSU vs. Seed No. 5 UVA, 2:00 p.m. (RSN-TV)
Game No. 6 – Seed No. 2 Duke vs. winner of Game 2, 6:00 p.m.
Game No. 7 – Seed No. 3 NC State vs. winner of Game 3, 8:00 p.m.
Game No. 8 – ACC Semifinal 1, 1:00 p.m. (FSN)
Game No. 9 – ACC Semifinal 2, 3:00 p.m. (FSN)
Game No. 10 – Championship Game, 7:30 p.m. (FSN)