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Women's Hoops is a 3 Seed

Seminoles.com | March 13, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Women’s Basketball team was selected as a No. 3 seed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament and will play host to the first and second rounds at the Donald L. Tucker Center on March 17 and 19, respectively.

The Seminoles will play in the Stockton, Calif., Region and host No. 14 seed Western Illinois, No. 11 USF and No. 6 Missouri. USF and Missouri begin the first-round action on Friday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2. FSU and Western Illinois follow at approximately 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2 as well.

A game time for the second-round game on Sunday will be determined following the completion of the FSU-Western Illinois game.

All-session passes for all three games played at the Donald L. Tucker Center are available now on Seminoles.com or by calling 1-888-FSU-NOLE. All-session passes in the reserved sections are just $30 for adults and $20 for youth and seniors.

Florida State has been selected a No. 3 seed for the fourth time in program history, and the only time it was selected higher was as a No. 2 seed in 2015. FSU will be making its 16th NCAA Tournament appearance and will host for the second time in three years.

The Seminoles have now made the NCAA postseason in 12 of their last 13 seasons, and will look to expand on their 13-game winning streak in NCAA Tournament first-round games. Only Duke (22 games) has a longer first-round win streak in the NCAA postseason.

Florida State is one of seven ACC teams entering the NCAA Tournament, marking the third time in the last four years that at least seven have made the field. FSU has already set a program mark with seven AP Top 25 wins, and its 13-3 conference record was its third straight year of winning at least 13 games in ACC play.

FSU first-round opponent Western Illinois (26-6) are the Summit League champions after defeating IUPUI in overtime, 77-69, on March 7. The Leathernecks come to Tallahassee on an 11-game win streak.

Southeastern Conference opponent Missouri (21-10) clinched its second consecutive NCAA berth, playing in back-to-back years for the first time since 1985-86. The Tigers tied for third in the SEC regular-season standings and own impressive wins over South Carolina and Kentucky.

USF (24-8) out of the American Athletic Conference finished third in its conference during the regular season and fell to No. 1 UConn in its conference championship game. It will be USF’s fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in the last five years, and the Bulls have been ranked as high as No. 19 this season.

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