January 3, 2018 - by

11/12 Women’s Hoops Goes for 17th Straight over Clemson


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) — The No. 11/12 Florida State Women’s Basketball team (13-1, 1-0) looks to build on its current 16-game win streak against Clemson as it battles the Tigers (10-4, 0-1) on Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, S.C. The Seminoles have not lost a game to the Tigers since March 1, 2008, in Tallahassee.

The matchup will be live streamed on the ACC Network Extra and can be heard on WQTL 106.1 FM and Seminoles.com.

Redshirt senior guard Imani Wright has guided the Seminoles with her hot shooting hand. The native of Hooks, Texas, was named the ACC Co-Player of the Week alongside Louisville’s Asia Durr on Tuesday afternoon. Wright established a new FSU single-game record with eight 3-point field goals made in FSU’s 103-65 win over UNC last Sunday.

Florida State seeks its eighth 2-0 to start to ACC play since joining the conference in the 1991-92 season. The Seminoles have not won their first two conference games since the 2013-14 season. Their longest undefeated start in ACC play came in the 2008-09 season when it began 6-0 vs. ACC opponents.

• Florida State has excelled on the road in ACC play in recent seasons. Since the 2014-15 year, the Seminoles are 18-6 in conference road games, going 6-2 in each of the previous three years. Overall, FSU has gone 41-8 (.837) in ACC play since the 2014-15 season.
• Senior forward Shakayla Thomas is currently five points away from passing another Seminole legend in Tia Paschal (1989-93) for third place on the FSU career scoring list. Thomas is fourth with 1,656 career points, while Paschal is third with 1,660 points.
• The Seminoles are coming off an impressive 103-65 victory at home over rival North Carolina on Sunday. The 38-point win is their largest margin of victory vs. the Tar Heels. In last year’s 86-27 win at Clemson on Jan. 15, 2017, FSU’s 59-point margin of victory was its most ever vs. an ACC school. Since that matchup, FSU has delivered seven conference wins by 30+ points (10 ACC wins total in that span).
• Senior center Ama Degbeon’s last performance at the Littlejohn Coliseum included a career-high 13 points on Jan. 15, 2017. The native of Germany added six rebounds, four steals and five made free throws in the 59-point victory.
• The Seminoles’ scoring average of 88.2 points per game is sixth in the country and first in the ACC. FSU’s scoring offense is +3.1 points more than second-place Notre Dame in the ACC.
• Redshirt senior point guard AJ Alix finds a way to raise her averages in road games: She is scoring 15.7 points per game, shooting 54.1 percent and has gone 18-of-39 from downtown.

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