February 29, 2020 - by


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The 19th-ranked Florida State Women’s Basketball team hosts Notre Dame in its regular-season finale on Sunday at 2 p.m. Fans can “Pack The Tuck for a Buck” on Senior Day with tickets costing just $1 for the key matchup.

Fans are also invited to join the pre-game festivities with the Party on the Plaza that goes from Noon-2 p.m. and includes food and drink specials, bounce houses, face painting and more.

FSU will honor the outstanding careers of Nicki Ekhomu, Kiah Gillespie and Nausia Woolfolk. Last year, FSU did not have a senior class. The senior introductions begin at 1:41 p.m.

The senior group of Woolfolk (13.8 ppg), Gillespie (15.3) and Ekhomu (15.3) have proven to be one of the best senior trios in the country. All three players rank in the Top 15 in the ACC in overall scoring, making FSU the only ACC team with three in the Top 15.

The FSU seniors are each 1,000-point scorers in their collegiate careers. Ekhomu’s 1,365 points are tied for 14th at FSU and Woolfolk’s 1,134 are 27th. Gillespie has a combined 1,265 (305 at Maryland and 960 at FSU).

The seniors account for nearly 60 percent (59.9) of the team’s scoring and 60.3 percent of its made field goals this season.

Several scenarios are in play for the Seminoles (22-6, 11-6) in the upcoming ACC Tournament. Following Sunday’s game vs. the Fighting Irish (12-17, 7-10), FSU can be as high as a No. 3 seed or as low as a No. 6 seed.

FSU is seeking what could be its fifth double bye in the ACC Tournament in the last six seasons with a win on Sunday.

The Seminoles are 0-9 all-time against Notre Dame, with both teams facing every year since Notre Dame joined the ACC in the 2013-14 year. Despite a loss to the Irish in its last visit on Jan. 28, 2018, FSU set an attendance record with 9,498 fans.

FSU has been ranked in both the AP and USA Today Coaches’ Polls in every week this season. Entering this year, only ACC schools FSU, Louisville and Notre Dame had finished in the AP Top 25 poll by season’s end in each of the previous five years.

The Seminoles have the goal of hosting the NCAA First and Second Rounds, and will look to use Sunday’s game and the ACC Tournament as a springboard. FSU is 28th in the latest RPI, but owns the 11th-best non-conference RPI.

Following the regular-season finale, the Seminoles will learn their seeding for next week’s ACC Tournament held at the Greensboro Coliseum from March 4-8.

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