FSU’s meeting with James Madison is the first in series history. The Seminoles will play two opponents for the first time this season, including James Madison and Gonzaga.
The Seminoles are pretty unfamiliar with Colonial Athletic Association opponents. Of the 1,290 games played in program history, just two have come against CAA teams. The first was a 67-56 win over Towson on Dec. 21, 2004, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The second was a 72-54 win over Hofstra on Dec. 12, 2007, at the FIU Fun & Sun Classic in Miami, Fla.
Historically, James Madison has been one of women’s college basketball’s better programs. The Dukes are the fourth winningest program in NCAA history with 1,047 victories.
One of the specialty categories FSU has been able to take advantage of is fast-break points. The Seminoles are averaging 12 fast-break points, outscoring each of their three opponents in transition (12.0-3.7 on average).
Senior guard Brittany Brown has logged a lot of minutes in her career. She currently has 2,999 career minutes, with the first minute vs. JMU becoming her 3,000th. She averages 28.3 minutes for her career.
Brown also has 297 career assists. She is three assists away from being the only Seminole ever to amass 500+ rebounds (500), 200+ steals (235) and 300 assists.
Following Sunday’s game, FSU heads to the U.S. Virgin Islands to participate in the Paradise Jam from Thursday-Saturday. The Seminoles face Winthrop on Thanksgiving Night at 6:45 p.m. ET, followed by Gonzaga on Friday at 6:45 p.m. and Michigan on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET.