November 12, 2022 - by

Noles Look For 3-0 Start vs. Georgia State

Florida State Seminoles
Florida State Seminoles
vs.
Georgia State
Georgia State
Tallahassee, Fla.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State Women’s Basketball looks for a 3-0 start to the season when it hosts Georgia State on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

  • TV: Sunday’s game will air on ACC Network Extra.
  • 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 giveaway includes 750 schedule magnets.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Florida State Women’s Basketball looks for a 3-0 start to the season when it hosts Georgia State on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center. A win over the Panthers (1-1) would mark FSU’s fifth 3-0 start in its last six seasons.
  • The Seminoles (2-0) served up a dominant fourth-quarter effort on defense in their 80-71 win at Kent State on Thursday night. Florida State held the Golden Flashes to just 3-of-14 shooting (14.3 percent) in the quarter and did not allow them to score in the first 5.5 minutes of action. Kent State went scoreless on its first 11 possessions in the fourth.
  • Guard Ta’Niya Latson dropped 34 points at Kent State on Thursday night, the most points by an FSU freshman in a game since program all-time leader Sue Galkantas (GALE-CAN-TUSS) had 34 as a freshman vs. Florida A&M on Jan. 14, 1981. Galkantas holds the freshman single-game scoring record at Florida State, recording 37 points vs. Florida on Dec. 3, 1980.
  • Latson has averaged 31.0 points per game through the first two games of her FSU career. Of Florida State’s Top 10 all-time scorers in school history, Galkantas ranks the highest in points-per-game average through her first two games with 24.0 points. Against Kent State, Latson recorded her 34th point with 6:46 remaining on a 3-point field goal, but left the game after fouling out with 4:39 left. Latson was very much within striking distance of breaking Natasha Howard’s school record of 40 points (at Syracuse on Feb. 13, 2014).
  • With Georgia State based in Atlanta, there are some Atlanta connections with the Seminoles. Both freshman Brianna “Snoop” Turnage and Latson played together at Westlake High School, winning the GEICO Nationals title in the 2020-21 season. Turnage shot 47 percent in her four-year career with Westlake.
  • The Noles have four players averaging double figures through the first two games in Latson (31.0), Taylor O’Brien (15.0), Makayla Timpson (14.0) and Sara Bejedi (13.0).
  • Sophomore Mariana Valenzuela was a big influence off the bench vs. Kent State. The Seminoles out-scored the Golden Flashes by 24 points in Valenzuela’s 28 minutes on the floor.
  • With wins over Bethune-Cookman and Kent State, the Seminoles move to 122-32 (.792) against non-conference opponents over the last 11 seasons.
  • Florida State’s 20.0 offensive rebounds per game lead the ACC.
  • The Seminoles recorded 20 fast-break points against Kent State on Thursday. FSU shot 11-of-12 from the floor (92 percent) in fast-break opportunities.
  • FSU is 4-1 all-time against Georgia State, last meeting in Tallahassee on Dec. 29, 2018, in a 79-43 win for the Seminoles. FSU All-American and current Marist Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach Kiah Gillespie delivered 25 points and 12 rebounds in that win.
  • Head Coach Brooke Wyckoff announced her first signing class this week. The class includes two tremendously talented Spanish forwards in Lucia Navarro (Valencia, Spain) and Carla Viegas (Malaga, Spain) along with the nation’s top JUCO player in Sakyia White (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) and heralded post player Avery Treadwell (Knoxville, Tenn.).
  • Valencia Myers’ 136 career blocked shots rank 22nd among active NCAA players.
  • The effective lineup of Latson, Turnage, Valenzuela, O’Brien and Timpson out-scored the Golden Flashes, 12-0, in 4:49 played together on Thursday night.
  • Ta’Niya Latson’s 34 points scored on Thursday night were the most by a Seminole since Morgan Jones had 36 points in two overtimes vs. Clemson on Jan. 21, 2021.

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