February 27, 2020 - by


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – No. 19 Florida State Women’s Basketball returns home to host its 10th ‘Paint it Pink’ game to promote breast cancer awareness, facing Clemson on Thursday night at 7 p.m. The game will air on FOX Sports Florida and several other regional sports network affiliates.

Proceeds from Thursday’s game will directly benefit the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center, with the campaign having generated over $60,000 toward the cause.

The Seminoles (21-6, 10-6) are 5-4 when donning the home pink jerseys. Last year, FSU hosted Pitt on its ‘Paint it Pink’ game, defeating the Panthers 78-46.

Despite absorbing a close road loss at Georgia Tech last game, Florida State still owns the fourth seed in the ACC Tournament as it looks for its fifth double bye in the last six years.

FSU, Virginia Tech and Boston College are each tied for fourth in the ACC at 10-6, and all three are each 1-1 against each other. The tie-breaking top ACC win belongs to the Seminoles, who defeated ACC leader Louisville on Feb. 6 by a 67-59 score on the road.

Freshman sharp-shooter Sammie Puisis powered the Seminoles to an 81-64 win at Clemson (7-20, 3-13) in their ACC opener on Dec. 8. Puisis totaled a career-best 17 points in 24:04, drilling five 3-point field goals. FSU out-scored the Tigers off the bench, 33-16.

FSU leads the all-time series against Clemson at 31-26, including a 15-12 mark against the Tigers in Tallahassee. Prior to head coach Sue Semrau’s arrival in 1997, the Seminoles were 1-12 all-time against the Tigers. Since she took over the program, FSU is 30-14 vs. Clemson.

Senior guard Nausia Woolfolk is two 3-point field goals away from being the 15th Seminole with 100 made 3s. Woolfolk is currently 16th on the all-time FSU list with 98 career 3s.

In ACC home games this season, Nicki Ekhomu leads the Seminoles averaging 17.7 points per game. She is shooting 51.7 percent (46-89) in seven conference home games this season.

Over the last 10 games, either Ekhomu or Kiah Gillespie has led the Seminoles in scoring. Ekhomu has led FSU in scoring in seven of those games (6 solely, 1 tied) and Gillespie has led in three (2 solely, 1 tied).

FSU follows its ‘Paint it Pink’ game with its regular-season finale vs. Notre Dame at the Tucker Center on Sunday at 2 p.m. Fans can “Pack the Tuck for a Buck,” with senior day being just $1.

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