TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – No. 13/11 Florida State Women’s Basketball begins a two-game weekend homestand on Friday at 4 p.m. against Sacred Heart at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
Friday’s game is part of Florida State’s Feast Week, as the doubleheader with the men’s basketball team (Friday vs. Citadel at 8 p.m.) includes faculty and staff appreciation. It is also a “Blackout The Tuck” game, as $15 gets you a free black t-shirt and a ticket to both the men’s and women’s games.
The matchup between the Seminoles (4-) and the Pioneers (2-2) can be seen on ACC Network Extra, which is accessible through the WatchESPN app. The game can be heard on WQTL 106.1 FM and through Seminoles.com
Following Friday’s game, FSU will host Samford on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.
• The Seminoles are seeking their first 5-0 start to the season since the 2012-13 team began the year 7-0. Despite having three consecutive NCAA Sweet 16 teams and two NCAA Elite Eight teams (2015 & 2017) in the last three seasons, none of those teams managed to reach an undefeated five-game start.
• FSU is coming off an impressive week, defeating rival Florida on the road 84-54 and routing Grambling State in Louisiana 96-53 on Sunday. Redshirt senior point guard AJ Alix starred for the Seminoles in the two games, averaging 18.0 points, 7.0 assists, 3.5 steals while shooting 54.2 percent (13-of-24) from the floor.
• Through its undefeated four-game start, Florida State is averaging 91.0 points, which leads the ACC. The Seminoles boast five double-figure scorers in Shakayla Thomas (17.3), AJ Alix (16.5), Nicki Ekhomu (16.3), Imani Wright (14.0) and Chatrice White (11.3).
• The Seminoles lead their conference with a +38.8 point scoring margin so far, out-scoring opponents by an average of 91.0-52.2. FSU’s closest win so far is a 75-51 road win at Jacksonville State on Nov. 12 (+24).
• Friday’s game against Sacred Heart will be senior forward Shakayla Thomas’ 48th career game at home. While she holds a career scoring average of 13.7 points per game, she is averaging 15.8 points for her career at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
• FSU notched six double-figure scorers in its last game played at Grambling State, the 14th time it has recorded as many in a game. The double-digit scorers were Imani Wright (22 points), Shakayla Thomas (18), Nicki Ekhomu (17), Chatrice White (11), AJ Alix (10) and Nausia Woolfolk (10). There have never been seven double-figure scorers in a game for FSU Women’s Hoops.