TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The largest home crowd in four years was able to see some history made on Thursday night as No. 9/8 Florida State Women’s Basketball lit up the record books in its 72-52 victory over NC State in what was both senior night and its regular-season home finale.
“It’s huge,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “It’s absolutely huge. It means the energy, the excitement. These guys are a top 10 team, we’re playing big-time basketball. To have that, that’s what we’re going to see in Greensboro, in the Regional, we’re going to see big time basketball. So we’ve got to create that big time environment here, and we’ve got to keep it here. I think the momentum of this crowd going into the NCAA Tournament will be huge.”
Florida State’s victory over the Pack, coupled with a Notre Dame win, secures a No. 2 seed for the Seminoles and locks up a quarterfinal appearance in the ACC Tournament next Friday, March 6, at 6 p.m. in the Greensboro Coliseum.
FSU is not expected to be finished playing at the Tucker Center either. The NCAA Selection Show will air on Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m. on ESPN, and the Seminoles expect to be hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament between the dates of March 20-23.
Numerous feats were achieved with so much at stake on senior night. The Seminoles finished undefeated at the Tucker Center for the first time ever in the regular season, going 14-0. FSU also earned its 13th ACC victory, its most ever in a season. Also, the Noles reached their 26th regular-season win, tying the 2009-10 team (26-7) for the most victories in the regular season. A win at rival Miami on Sunday at 3 p.m. could break the record.
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