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FSU women’s hoops to face BYU in St. Pete

Matchups have been announced for Florida State Women’s Basketball’s Thanksgiving trip to the Global Sports and Events St. Pete Showcase located at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg.

On Thanksgiving night (Nov. 25), the Seminoles will face BYU in a 7 p.m. tip. The preceding game features West Virginia vs. Purdue at 5 p.m.

The winners of Games 1 and 2 will square off in the tournament championship game on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 1 p.m. The losers of game 1 and 2 play at 11 a.m.

FSU and BYU meet for the third time in series history, but the first time since Nov. 19, 1983, when the Cougars defeated the Seminoles, 76-61, at the Lady Buff Classic in Boulder, Colo. The year prior, FSU defeated BYU, 75-71, at the WNIT in Amarillo, Texas.

The Seminoles return nearly all of their players and add a strong freshmen class. Nearly 93 percent of FSU’s scoring returns from a season ago, a team that navigated the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic to earn its eighth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.

FSU begins the 2021-22 season on Nov. 9, hosting UNF at the Donald L. Tucker Center in what will be head coach Sue Semrau’s first game back on the sidelines since taking a single-season leave of absence last year to assist in her mother’s fight against cancer.

The Seminoles start preseason camp at the FSU Basketball Training Center on Sept. 28.