January 21, 2023 - by

Women’s Hoops Hosts Pitt on Sunday

Florida State Seminoles
Florida State Seminoles
vs.
Pittsburgh Panthers
Pittsburgh Panthers
Tallahassee, Fla.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State Women’s Basketball returns to the Tucker Center for a 2 p.m. matchup with Pitt on Sunday.

  • TV: Sunday’s game can be streamed on ACCNX.
  • 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 Season Ticket Holder/Hoop Troop Appreciation Day.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Florida State (17-4, 6-2) looks to stay undefeated against Pittsburgh (7-11, 0-7), owning a 9-0 record in the all-time series.
  • FSU Head Coach Brooke Wyckoff goes head-to-head against Pittsburgh Head Coach Lance White for the second time, also doing so in a 67-53 home win as the Interim Head Coach on Dec. 20, 2020. The two enjoyed much success together on the same coaching staff at FSU from 2011-18, helping the Seminoles to six NCAA Tournament berths, three NCAA Sweet 16s and two NCAA Elite Eights in that span.
  • The Seminoles own an overall record of 17-4 this season, already matching last year’s win total when they went 17-14 overall.
  • FSU is coming off its largest comeback win of the season, rallying from 13 points down to defeat Virginia on the road, 77-68. The previous largest comeback win this year was when the Seminoles came back from 11 down to defeat Kent State on the road, 80-71.
  • Senior guard Sara Bejedi scored 12 of her 15 points in FSU’s critical fourth quarter at Virginia on Thursday. Bejedi’s 12 points all came consecutively in the final 4:16, turning a 63-62 FSU lead into a much more sizeable 75-66 lead with 46 seconds left.
  • Freshman guard Ta’Niya Latson became the fastest Seminole ever to reach 500 points in a season, crossing the mark in just her 21st game when she added 15 points at Virginia on Thursday. Latson is 210 points shy of breaking the single-season points record at FSU, which is 740 by all-time scoring leader Sue Galkantas in the 1981-82 season.
  • FSU is on pace to continue its prideful streak of consecutive 10-win seasons in ACC play (does not include COVID-19 shortened 2020-21 season). The Seminoles are four wins shy of earning double-digit ACC wins for the eighth consecutive year.
  • The Seminoles are 12-0 this season when out-rebounding opponents. FSU ranks 11th nationally in rebounds per game with 44.4.
  • Graduate guard Jazmine Massengill ranks ninth in the country with a 2.66 assist/turnover ratio. She has 77 assists to 29 turnovers.
  • Graduate forward Valencia Myers is closing in on FSU’s all-time career games played record. She enters Sunday’s game at 133 career games, which is sixth at FSU and six shy of surpassing Brittany Brown’s current record of 138 games played.
  • In FSU’s game-breaking run to finish off Virginia on Thursday, it ended the game on a 30-8 run.
  • Ta’Niya Latson ranks sixth in the country at 23.9 points per game. The next closest freshman is Texas Southern’s Micah Gray, who is 30th in the nation at 18.8 points per game.
  • FSU is scoring 20.7 percent of its points from the free throw line, its highest percentage since scoring 20.8 percent of its points from the charity stripe in 2011-12. FSU is third in the country averaging 17.9 free throw makes per game. Its current pace would end up surpassing the season record of 573 made free throws by the 1990-91 team.
  • FSU moved up three spots in the latest NET rankings to 16th after defeating UVA on the road. FSU owns five Top 50 wins so far, including two Top 25 wins vs. No. 13 NC State (home) and No. 19 UNC (road).
  • The Seminoles are 13-0 this season when they record 15 or more assists.
  • Makayla Timpson ranks in the Top 15 nationally in blocks (fifth), field goal percentage (15th) and rebounds (12th). Only Kansas’ Taiyanna Jackson joins her in ranking in the Top 15 in all three categories.
  • FSU is looking to start 7-2 in ACC play for the first time since 2018-19 (also started 7-2 that year).
  • FSU’s 137 total blocks this season puts it on pace to shatter the school record of 166 in 2006-07.
  • The Seminoles (up 6 spots) and Duke (up 6 spots) remain the biggest movers based on ACC predicted order of finish. Predicted ninth, FSU is currently tied for third in the ACC.

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