Since the 1994-95 season, the Seminoles have played three times in San Juan, Puerto Rico (1994, 2004, 2012), two times in Cancun (2008, 2014), one time in the Virgin Islands (2001) and one time in the Bahamas (2010). FSU has won four of its seven tournaments played, including the 2001 Paradise Jam, 2004 San Juan Shootout, the 2010 Junkanoo Jam on Grand Bahama Island and the 2012 San Juan Shootout.
Florida State is coming off an 84-64 win over James Madison last Sunday, which is the third 2016 NCAA Tournament team it has faced this season. In the win, senior guard Brittany Brown became the first Seminole ever to record 500+ rebounds, 300+ assists and 200+ steals in a career, recording her 300th assist on the first possession of the second half.
FSU Women’s Hoops is hoping to make it a sweep over Winthrop on Thanksgiving Day. Last Friday, Nov. 18, the FSU Men’s Basketball Team defeated the Eagles, 100-86, in Tallahassee.
Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day tilt with Winthrop will be FSU’s third game played on Thanksgiving, showing a 1-1 record on the family-oriented holiday. On Nov. 26, 1981, FSU defeated McNeese State, 69-62, in the Lady Seminole Classic. FSU’s opening game of the 2014 Cancun Challenge was a Thanksgiving contest vs. Washington which resulted in an 80-68 loss.
In FSU’s seven tournaments played in the Caribbean, it is 12-6 overall.
Following the Paradise Jam, FSU will play in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Minnesota at 7 p.m. ET. The game will air on the Big Ten Network.