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: Sunday’s game is a Sunday Shootaround. After every Sunday game this season, fans of all ages are invited down to the court to shoot around.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Two of the ACC’s winningest programs match up on Sunday afternoon at the Tucker Center. Louisville (13-6, 4-2) and Florida State (16-3, 5-1) are two of just eight schools nationally that have made each of the last nine NCAA Tournaments.
The Sunday tilt at the Tucker Center pits the two best scorers in the ACC. Louisville junior guard Hailey Van Lith (Wenatchee, Wash.) is second in the league averaging 20.8 points per game. FSU freshman guard Ta’Niya Latson (Miami, Fla.) leads the conference averaging 25.0 points.
Florida State sits third in the country averaging 87.5 points, only trailing LSU (88.9) and Georgia Southern (88.4). The Seminoles own nine games this season with 90+ points, and four of their six ACC games have reached the 90-point mark.
The Seminoles are coming off a 19-point win at home over No. 11 NC State on Thursday, winning 91-72. It is FSU’s most lop-sided AP Top 25 win as an unranked team since it knocked off No. 17 Southern Miss, 97-72, at home on Feb. 24, 1990.
Freshman guard Ta’Niya Latson is on the fast track to win National Freshman of the Year. Her 25.0 points per game are just over six points per game more than the next closest freshman nationally in Texas Southern’s Micah Gray (18.9), and her 320 made field goals that rank third in the country are nearly 100 more than the next closest freshman in Santa Clara’s Tess Heal (235).
Since Louisville joined the ACC in the 2014-15 academic year, Florida State owns a 7-4 record vs. the Cardinals. FSU has won three of the last four games played vs. the Cardinals at the Tucker Center, including their last visit on Feb. 21, 2021, when FSU defeated No. 3 Louisville 68-59 while Brooke Wyckoff was the Interim Head Coach.
FSU moves up to 15th in the latest NCAA NET rankings, while Louisville is 32nd. The Seminoles own a 4-2 record this season against current NET Top 50 opponents (wins over No. 13 NC State, No. 22 UNC, No. 43 Miami and No. 48 Purdue).
Florida State looks to start 6-1 in ACC play for the first time since the 2017-18 season.
Makayla Timpson is averaging 16.5 points, 8.8 rebounds, 65.1 percent shooting and 2.3 blocks vs. FSU’s six current Top 50 opponents this season.
The Seminoles look to average 80+ points this season for just the third time in program history. The other seasons include 1990-91 (83.8) and 2017-18 (81.0).
FSU is 12-0 this season when it records 15 or more assists. It is 13-0 when leading at halftime.
FSU has six quarters this season where it has scored 30 or more points. It out-scored NC State, 31-21, in what was a decisive third quarter last game.
FSU is averaging 79.1 possessions per 40 minutes this season.
In conference play, senior guard Sara Bejedi has elevated her scoring to 12.8 points while shooting 42.1 percent (8-of-19) from 3-point range. Over her last two games, Bejedi is averaging 23.5 points and shooting 13-of-23 (56.5 percent) from the floor.
Ta’Niya Latson has totaled 475 points so far this season, putting her on pace to break the single-season record of 710 points by Sue Galkantas set in the 1981-82 season.
The Seminoles have a low turnover rate of 15.1 percent, meaning 15.1 percent of their plays this season have resulted in a turnover. The current pace would put them on their lowest turnover rate since 2017-18 (also 15.1 percent) and tied for the lowest rate since it began calculation in 2009-10.
Following FSU’s win over No. 11 NC State, the Seminoles moved up in their ESPN Bracketology projection to a No. 5 seed.