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FSU women to face UConn in December

The Florida State women’s basketball team will take on UConn at the ninth annual Invesco QQQ Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase, announced on Wednesday by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The matchup takes place on Dec. 18 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Iowa State will also face Villanova in the event.

FSU last played in the event at the Mohegan Sun on Dec. 22, 2019, when former All-American Kiah Gillespie delivered a triple-double with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in a 79-69 win over No. 24 Michigan.

FSU Coach Brooke Wyckoff also has familiarity with playing at Mohegan Sun Arena, as she spent a portion of her WNBA career with the Connecticut Sun.

“Florida State University is excited to once again compete in the Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase,” Wyckoff said. “We had the pleasure of playing at the Mohegan Sun just a few years ago and it was a great experience for our student-athletes and staff. We look forward to returning this season.”

FSU will begin the 2022-23 season as one of eight programs whom have made the NCAA Tournament in each of the last nine seasons. The Seminoles join only Louisville and Notre Dame as programs in the ACC whom have made the NCAA postseason in 16 of the last 17 seasons.

And it will be a new-look roster for the Seminoles as star guard Morgan Jones (Louisville) and top players like Kourtney Weber (Mississippi State), Bianca Jackson (Georgia Tech), River Baldwin (NC State) and Sammie Puisis (USF) have transferred. FSU will feature second-year players like O’Mariah Gordon and Makayla Timpson as well as transfer guards Jazmine Massengill (Kentucky) and Taylor O’Brien (Bucknell). Incoming freshman guard Ta’Niya Latson was named Florida’s Miss Basketball.

The Invesco QQQ Women’s Showcase is one event in the Hall of Fame’s series of collegiate events, which continues to grow in an effort to celebrate the game outside the museum walls. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to continue its relationship with LEARFIELD for sponsorship representation of its portfolio of collegiate events.

Tickets to the games will go on sale Sept. 9th via Ticketmaster and the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office. Game times and television broadcast details will be released at a later date. For more information go to www.hoophall.com.