The Florida State women’s basketball team will play a new 18-game ACC schedule, including a regular-season finale against Notre Dame on March 1.
FSU’s 2019-20 schedule has been set. The Seminoles play an exhibition against Florida Southern on Oct. 27 before opening the season on Nov. 5 against Charleston Southern at 7 p.m. FSU also travels to Florida on Nov. 26 and then plays the ACC opener at Clemson on Dec. 8.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am for this season,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “We’re asking FSU fans to GET IN and be part of this special season. Our league will once again include some of the best teams in the country, and our home schedule will provide some of the best matchups a basketball fan can ask for.”
Among the schedule highlights for FSU, which begins preseason practice Tuesday (Sept. 24):
Rivals Miami (Sunday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m., ACC Network) and North Carolina (Sunday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m., ACC Network Extra) are also on the home schedule. While Notre Dame is pegged with a No. 20 ranking in the ESPNW preseason poll, Miami enters at 22nd.
Florida State’s ACC home opener happens on Sunday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m. against Virginia Tech on the league’s regional sports networks. The home season follows with a matchup vs. Georgia Tech on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.
Also included in chronological order as part of the home slate are Boston College (Thursday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m., ACC Network Extra), Virginia (Sunday, Feb. 9, Noon, ACC Network Extra), Wake Forest (Thursday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., ACC Network) and Clemson (Thursday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., RSN).
Overall, Florida State’s 29-game slate for the 2019-20 season includes nearly every matchup being televised. In ACC play, FSU’s 18-game schedule features four games on regional sports networks, six games on the new ACC Network, two possible games on ESPN2 (flex package) and six on ACC Network Extra.
Florida State has garnered preseason ranks hovering around the Top 10, with ESPNW and Lindy’s each giving the Seminoles a No. 11 ranking. Athlon ranks FSU 14th while Street & Smith’s has FSU at 18th.
Redshirt senior forward Kiah Gillespie has also been earning the preseason praise. She is a preseason second-team All-American according to Lindy’s and Athlon, and earned third-team honors from Street & Smith’s.