Here’s a preview for FSU women’s basketball as they prepare to take part in the 40th edition of the ACC’s annual postseason tournament.
With the regular season now in the rearview mirror, the FSU women’s basketball team joins the other 14 members of the Atlantic Coast Conference who are heading to the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area for the 40th annual ACC postseason tournament.
Head coach Sue Semrau and her team were oh so close to winning the third regular season conference title in school history this past weekend, coming up short on the road to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and clinching the second seed in this week’s festivities.
So, what does the Seminoles’ road to a conference championship – which would be the first one in the postseason tournament in school history – look like this week? Lets take a look.
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Next Game for Florida State
By clinching one of the top four seeds in the tournament, FSU got the coveted double bye – meaning they will not have to play until Friday in the quarterfinal round. The Lady ‘Noles will face either the seventh seeded Miami Hurricanes or the 10th seeded Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, who won their first round game over 15th seeded Boston College on Wednesday.
Florida State went undefeated against those three teams in four total games this season. It started on December 29th, when FSU went down to South Florida and beat the Hurricanes by 15 points. Then, one month later, the Lady ‘Noles faced all three teams in back-to-back games – beating Ga. Tech by six, Boston College by 32 and Miami again by nine.
A Look Ahead
If the Lady ‘Noles are able to defeat their quarterfinal round opponent on Friday, they will face one of four teams in the semifinal round Saturday – either the Duke Blue Devils, Syracuse Orange, North Carolina Tar Heels or the Pittsburgh Panthers. FSU again was undefeated against these foes, winning all four games this season.
The Lady ‘Noles got some fortune by not having to face either one of the three teams who beat them in conference play this season – Notre Dame, the Virginia Cavaliers or N.C. State Wolfpack – until the championship game on Sunday if they make it that far.