Florida State Women's Basketball Gears Up For Top Ranked UConn

Posted at 11:10 PM, Dec 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-09 23:10:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida State women's basketball team hasn't lost since dropping their opening game of the season. They've rattled off seven straight wins, and sit 11th in the most recent AP Poll, 9th in the Coaches Poll. This Friday night, the Noles face their toughest match-up to date- unanimous number one Connecticut.

The UConn Huskies are a perennial power when it comes to women's basketball. They are the three time defending National Champions, so it's not secret the Noles know what they are in for. 

Head Coach Sue Semrau said Friday will be a big test. She referred to UConn as a machine, and while she won't use this game as a measuring stick, it is a good chance for Florida State to better themselves.

"We look at it as an opportunity to grow as a program and get better and have an opportunity to compete and win," she said after practice on Wednesday. "To know that UConn's coming back here next year, to know that Notre Dame is coming in this year, I think that says a lot for the growth of our program."

"You'll see them later on down in the year competing in the same way that they are now and competing for the number one spot," added junior Brittany Brown. "Just that we have the opportunity to compete against them and see where we're at, I think that's a major challenge."

Friday's tip-off between the Noles and the Huskies tip-off at 6:00.