June 28, 2017 - by
Women’s Hoops at Iowa in B1G/ACC Challenge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – For the second straight season, Florida State Women’s Basketball heads on the road for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge as it faces Iowa on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.

The matchup will be Florida State’s 11th in the annual conference challenge, which began in 2007. The Seminoles boast an 8-2 record in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, tying Duke for the most wins among ACC teams. Last year, FSU defeated Minnesota 75-61 behind a team-leading 16 points from rising sophomore guard Nicki Ekhomu.

Women’s Hoops at Iowa in B1G/ACC Challenge

The Seminoles and Hawkeyes have faced once in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, as FSU came away with an 83-69 win in Tallahassee on Nov. 28, 2012. Current Spanish Women’s National Team member and Seminole alumna Leonor Rodriguez scored 28 points on 11-of-15 shooting while adding six assists, four rebounds and three steals.

Iowa finished 20-14 in the 2016-17 season, reaching the WNIT Elite Eight before falling at home to Washington State. The Hawkeyes have reached either the NCAA postseason or WNIT in 16 of head coach Lisa Bluder’s 17 seasons in Iowa City, including 12 NCAA Tournament appearances.

Florida State owns a five-game winning streak in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, which began in 2012 with its victory over Iowa. Since then, it defeated then-No. 25 Michigan State at home in 2013 (60-58), Purdue on the road in 2014 (67-64 OT), Rutgers at home in 2015 (65-43) and last year at Minnesota.

On the road, FSU is 4-1 in the challenge. The ACC owns seven challenge titles and a 71-51 overall mark in the competition since its inception in 2007, and has won at least six games in every challenge.

2017 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Schedule 
Wednesday, Nov. 29
Notre Dame at Michigan
Wisconsin at Pittsburgh
Florida State at Iowa
Maryland at Virginia
Minnesota at North Carolina

Thursday, Nov. 30
Wake Forest at Penn State
Purdue at Georgia Tech
Northwestern at Syracuse
Louisville at Indiana
Virginia Tech at Illinois
Michigan State at Miami
Ohio State at Duke
Clemson at Nebraska
NC State at Rutgers

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