While the games between the two Sunshine State rivals are always competitive, FSU has won eight of the last nine matchups against Miami. During that stretch, the Seminoles are 2-1 against the Hurricanes at home including last year’s 80-60 win. FSU has not faced Miami on Senior Day at home since Feb. 25, 2010, when it won 87-62.
Since the 2012-13 season, Florida State owns a 20-2 record against Florida-based opponents.
A win over Miami would give the Seminoles 23 regular-season wins. Excluding the postseason, FSU’s 23 regular-season wins would tie for the fourth-most in program history, trailing only the 2014-15 team (27), 2009-10 (25), 1981-82 (25) and tying 2004-05 (23) and 1982-83 (23).
Another high wins mark Florida State is looking to reach is 13 ACC wins. Since joining the ACC in 1991-92, the Seminoles have only reached 13 conference wins once in last year’s record-setting 14-2 ACC season. A win over Miami would create the second-most ACC wins ever by an FSU team.
A solid road win over NC State last game moved the Seminoles up one spot to 16th in the latest RPI. Florida State does not own a single loss against a team outside the RPI Top 20, and its top three wins (#35 Miami, #48 NC State and #52 Duke) have all been on the road.
After heading into the half at NC State with six points on just 3-of-10 shooting, sophomore Shakayla Thomas poured in 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting in 15 second-half minutes. She finished with 19 points overall to help FSU get past the Pack.