January 28, 2023 - by

Top 25 Matchup at The Tuck on Sunday

Florida State Seminoles
Florida State Seminoles
Duke Blue Devils
Duke Blue Devils
Tallahassee, Fla.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 24 Florida State Women’s Basketball hosts a big Top 25 matchup on Sunday at 2 p.m. against 16th-ranked Duke.

  • TV: Sunday’s game will air on the ACC Network.
  • Radio: The matchup can be heard locally on 96.5 FM and 1270 AM, and can be accessed anywhere on Seminoles Leanplayer.
  • In-game updates: Fans can follow on the FSU Women’s Basketball Twitter Account (@fsuwbb).
  • Promotion: A Coach Sue Celebration is planned pre-game beginning at 12:30 p.m. Sunday’s game is also Alumni Weekend.


  • Sunday marks a special day for Florida State Athletics as legendary head coach Sue Semrau will be honored in a pregame celebration that begins at 12:30 p.m. Coach Sue spent 25 years building Florida State into a perennial contender, winning nearly 500 games (492), being named a four-time ACC Coach of the Year, taking the Seminoles to three NCAA Elite Eights, five NCAA Sweet 16s and making 16 NCAA Tournament appearances.
  • Coach Sue played a huge role in mentoring current head coach Brooke Wyckoff, who played for Semrau in her first season in Tallahassee from 1997-01. One of the biggest wins in Coach Sue’s career was a 71-69 road win at No. 4 Duke on Feb. 8, 2001, in a game where Wyckoff scored 20 points, had eight rebounds as well as five steals in what was a landmark win for an up-and-coming program at the time.
  • Sunday’s Top 25 matchup between No. 16 Duke and No. 24 FSU is the first one at the Tucker Center since FSU took down then-No. 19 Michigan State, 78-68, on Dec. 5, 2019.
  • Sophomore forward Makayla Timpson is making a strong case for All-ACC First Team. The Edison, Ga., native ranks in the Top 2 in the ACC in rebounding (2nd), field goal percentage (1st), blocked shots (1st) and offensive rebounds (1st).
  • Graduate forward Valencia Myers is tied at fourth in school history with 135 career games played. She enters Sunday’s game vs. Duke just four games shy of breaking the school record of 138 games played by Brittany Brown.
  • Freshman guard Ta’Niya Latson piles up strong numbers at home. In 11 games at the Tucker Center, she is averaging 25.0 points, shooting 48.6 percent from the floor, 92.1 percent from the line as well as 4.8 rebounds per game.
  • Owning a 7-3 mark in ACC play, the Seminoles are getting closer to what would be their eighth straight season with 10+ wins in conference.
  • Florida State ranks second in the nation and first in the ACC with 6.7 blocks per game. Timpson owns 16 blocks in just her last three games.
  • FSU has won six of its last eight meetings against Duke. The Blue Devils lead the all-time series, 38-14, with Sunday being the 53rd meeting in series history.
  • Sunday’s game matches the ACC’s best scoring offense in FSU (84.1 ppg) vs. the league’s best scoring defense in Duke (51.2 points allowed). The Seminoles have scored 70+ points in 22 of their 23 games, while Duke has allowed 70+ points just once this season (78 by UConn).
  • Ta’Niya Latson continues leading the country with 145 made free throws. She is 45 free throws shy of breaking the single-season record of 189 (Carla Williams in 1995-96).
  • FSU goes for its third AP Top 25 win of the season after already defeating No. 13 UNC and No. 11 NC State. It would be FSU’s most Top 25 wins in a season since totaling six in the 2019-20 season.
  • Despite falling at No. 7 Notre Dame last game, the Seminoles remained a No. 5 seed in Charlie Creme’s latest bracketology. Creme has eight ACC teams included in the field.
  • FSU is already nearing its single-season team blocks record. With 155 this season, the Seminoles are 12 blocks away from breaking the current record of 166 by the 2006-07 team.
  • Over the last nine seasons, Florida State owns a 99-43 record (.697) vs. ACC opponents.
  • Makayla Timpson is aiming to break Natasha Howard’s single-season double-doubles record. Timpson’s 10 double-doubles are six shy of moving past Howard’s 15 from the 2013-14 season.
  • Sunday’s Coach Sue Celebration vs. Duke is also Alumni Weekend, where the Seminoles are expected to have around 50 Alumni back in the building.
  • Duke (+17.5) and Florida State (+17.1) rank second and third, respectively, in the ACC in scoring margin.


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