FSU women set to face Jacksonville

 ‘WINsday’ Night is approaching as No. 12 Florida State Women’s Basketball hosts Jacksonville at 7 p.m. at the Tucker Center. The matchup will air on the ACC Network Extra.

The gameday promotion allows several opportunities for fans to win great prizes from both Florida State Athletics as well as local businesses throughout the game.

Florida State (2-0) looks to improve its all-time series record to 9-0 when it hosts Jacksonville (1-1). The Seminoles and Dolphins are meeting for the seventh consecutive year.

Outside of the annual clash with Florida, JU is tied for the longest-running non-conference series by a Seminoles’ opponent, joining UNF (The Ospreys have also played FSU every year since 2013).

The Seminoles are coming off a quality road win at LSU last Saturday, downing the Tigers 70-62. It was another strong fourth quarter run that elevated FSU, out-scoring LSU 21-9 in the fourth and ending the game on an 8-0 run. Through its first two games this season, FSU has out-scored its opponents 42-14 in the fourth quarter.

“I think it’s a great opportunity playing really strong teams early,” FSU coach Sue Semrau said. “At the same time I know it can be a little ugly for both teams, and maybe you’re not where you will be later on in the year, but for us it was great because we got to see where our deficiencies are and what we really need to work on.”

Senior point guard Nicki Ekhomu has led the Seminoles in scoring in both games this season, dropping 18 in the season opener vs. Charleston Southern and pouring in 21 at LSU. She has 976 career points scored, 24 shy of becoming the 36th Seminole to reach 1,000 career points.

The last to reach that mark was Leticia Romero when she crossed the plateau on March 25, 2017, in FSU’s 66-53 NCAA Sweet 16 win vs. Oregon State.

Over the last 43 games played against opponents from the state of Florida, FSU is 38-5. This includes a 20-5 record against rivals Miami (15-4) and Florida (5-1) since 2013.

Following Wednesday’s game, FSU will host Samford on Sunday at 2 p.m.


  1. Robert Tatum Reply

    Do you guys have any news about Iho Lopez? She is not listed on the roster anymore so I was wondering what happened to her. Thanks.

    • Bob Ferrante Reply

      The injury on the scooter (more than a year ago) was pretty significant. I had heard in the preseason that she was on the way back to the basketball court but was cautioned by another person that Iho may not make it back in 2019-20. I’ll try to get an update on Sunday.

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