FSU women to host Louisville, NC State as part of home schedule

The highly-anticipated 20-game Atlantic Coast Conference schedule has been unveiled on Wednesday morning, with Florida State Women’s Basketball hosting 10 home games against some of the conference’s best opponents.

Two Associated Press preseason Top 10 opponents come to Tallahassee in No. 5 Louisville (Sunday, Jan. 10) and No. 8 NC State (Thursday, Jan. 21). An attractive home slate also includes games against No. 23 Syracuse (Thursday, Feb. 11), Duke (Thursday, Jan. 7) and Miami (Sunday, Feb. 14).

Florida State’s ACC opener will be at home vs. Virginia on Sunday, Dec. 13. The rest of the home slate includes Pitt (Sunday, Dec. 20), Clemson (Thursday, Dec. 31), Georgia Tech (Sunday, Jan. 31) and Wake Forest (Sunday, Feb. 28).

“We have a really strong home schedule,” Interim head coach Brooke Wyckoff said. “The 20-game ACC schedule allows our fans to have an extra home game involving the nation’s best conference. There are some marquee matchups that will be held at the Tucker Center this year. This conference always provides a challenge, but our group is ready for whatever comes their way.”

With the 20-game conference schedule, FSU has six two-time opponents within its division in Louisville, Clemson, Miami, Virginia, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech. FSU’s 10 road games are at Louisville (Dec. 17), Wake Forest (Jan. 3), Miami (Jan. 14), Clemson (Jan. 17), Virginia (Jan. 24), Boston College (Jan. 28), North Carolina (Feb. 4), Virginia Tech (Feb. 7), Georgia Tech (Feb. 18) and No. 22 Notre Dame (Feb. 25).

The Seminoles’ non-conference schedule to start the season begins with their season opener at Florida A&M on Nov. 25, followed by FSU’s home opener vs. rival Florida on Sunday, Nov. 29. FSU then travels to 17th-ranked Northwestern (Dec. 3) before hosting its final non-conference home game vs. Austin Peay on Dec. 6.

All game times and TV network selections will be announced in the near future.

The conference is divided into three regional divisions, with home and away games played against divisional opponents, five home games against non-divisional opponents, and five away games against non-divisional opponents.  

The two additional non-divisional games were scheduled by the conference office, with most teams being assigned one home and one away game, with a few exceptions. 

Season tickets will be made available for previous season ticket holders beginning Thursday, Nov. 12. Donors and Coaches Club members can begin purchasing season tickets on Monday, Nov. 16, at 9 a.m. on Seminoles.com or by calling the FSU Athletics Ticket Office at 1-888-FSU-NOLE. Season tickets will be on sale to the general public starting on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

The 2021 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held March 3-7 at the Greensboro Coliseum for the 21st time in the last 22 years.

2020-21 FSU women’s schedule

Nov. 25 — at Florida A&M

Nov. 29 — Florida

Dec. 3 — at Northwestern

Dec. 6 — Austin Peay

Dec. 13 — Virginia

Dec. 17 — at Louisville

Dec. 20 — Pittsburgh

Dec. 31 — Clemson

Jan. 3 — at Wake Forest

Jan. 7 — Duke

Jan. 10 — Louisville

Jan. 14 — at Miami

Jan. 17 — at Clemson

Jan. 21 — NC State

Jan. 24 — at Virginia

Jan. 28 — at Boston College

Jan. 31 — Georgia Tech

Feb. 4 — at North Carolina

Feb. 7 — at Virginia Tech

Feb. 11 — Syracuse

Feb. 14 — Miami

Feb. 18 — at Georgia Tech

Feb. 25 — at Notre Dame

Feb. 28 — Wake Forest