Jan. 11, 2014
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RALEIGH, N.C. – The No. 20 NC State women’s basketball team (14-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) returns to action on Sunday afternoon, taking on Wake Forest for its second ACC road game of the season. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. from Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem.
Patrick Kinas and Rachel Stockdale will be calling all the action live on WKNC 88.1 FM. Fans can also catch their broadcast by subscribing to GoPack All-Access here.
A WIN ON SUNDAY WOULD...
-Be the 791st win in program history
-Be the 573rd win of Wes Moore’s head coaching career
-Be the program’s 309th ACC win
-Be NC State’s 63rd win over Wake Forest (75th meeting)
-Be NC State’s 27th win at Wake Forest (34th game)
-Mark NC State’s first 2-1 start in league play since the 2006-07 season.
-Mark NC State’s best start to a season since the 1999-00 team began the season 15-2
SCOUTING THE DEMON DEACONS
NC STATE - WAKE FOREST SERIES HISTORY
-Wake Forest enters Sunday’s game the owner of a 9-6 record which includes an 0-2 mark in ACC play.
-The Demon Deacons ended nonconference play on a five-game winning streak, taking down Belmont, UNC Wilmington, South Alabama, Florida A&M, and FIU.
-Wake Forest has dropped league contests to Miami (84-53) and Maryland (76-49) in January.
-The Demon Deacons are led in scoring by the dangerous tandem of Dearica Hamby (20.9 ppg) and Chelsea Douglas (19.2 ppg). These two scorers rank 26th and 50th in the country, respectively. Hamby is also WFU’s leading rebounder at 10.9 boards per game.
-Wake Forest ranks 14th in the ACC in opponent field goal percentage (40.6) and 15th in the league in opponent three-point field goal percentage (35.9).
-Sunday’s game will mark the 75th all-time meeting between NC State and Wake Forest.
-The Wolfpack handily leads the all-time series by a count of 62-12.
-The last 10 games of the series have been split down the middle, 5-5.
-NC State last beat Wake Forest on Feb. 3, 2013 in Raleigh by a final score of 64-55.
-The Wolfpack last won in Winston-Salem on Jan. 16, 2012, defeating the Demon Deacons by a final score of 75-66.
A CAREER WORTH HONORING
Senior Kody Burke has been a mainstay with the NC State women’s basketball program over the past four years. On Thursday night at No. 13 North Carolina, Burke earned her 100th career start in her 115th career game. Marissa Kastanek, a 2013 graduate, holds the program record with 133 career appearances.
Junior point guard Len’Nique Brown is a mere seven points away from 500 in her career. Averaging 5.7 points per game throughout her career, the native of San Antonio, Texas, is averaging 8.4 points per outing this season.
BARRETT’S DAY AT CHAPEL HILL
Junior Krystal Barrett had a strong outing at No. 13 North Carolina on Jan. 9. The native of Dallas, Texas, tied season-highs in rebounds (7), field goals attempted (9), and assists (6). Barrett scored 11 points in the loss to the Tar Heels and has reached double figures six times this season.
As of the most recent NCAA statistical rankings release (Jan. 10), NC State senior center Markeisha Gatling is the holder of the best shooting percentage in the country at 67.5 percent from the field. As a team, NC State’s mark of 47.3 percent from the field ranks 11th in the country and fifth in the ACC.
INCREDIBLE BALL MOVEMENT
NC State has been moving the ball very well this season. The Wolfpack averages 19.4 assists per game, a mark which ranks 11th in the country and third in the ACC as of the most recent (Jan. 10) NCAA statistics release.
With 1,334 career points, senior forward Kody Burke currently ranks 21st in program history. She will move up the rankings upon achieving the following totals: 1,336 (20th), 1,360 (19th), 1,363 (18th), 1,369 (17th), 1,494 (16th), and 1,510 (15th).
MGC FOR THREE
Senior guard Myisha Goodwin-Coleman leads the team this season with 43 made three-point field goals. Her mark of 198 made three-point field goals ranks fourth in school history. A mark of 231 in her career would rank her third all-time. Jennifer Howard (1993-97) ranks first in program history with 315.