Jan. 18, 2014
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RALEIGH, N.C. – Just days removed from an impressive 80-57 victory over No. 17 Florida State, the NC State women’s basketball team (16-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) returns to action on Sunday afternoon at Miami. The Wolfpack and Hurricanes will tip off from the BankUnited Center at 2 p.m.
There are myriad outlets broadcasting Sunday's game, including but not limited to: Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Carolinas, and ESPN3. A full list of regional broadcast carriers can be found here. In addition, Patrick Kinas and Rachel Stockdale will be calling the action on WKNC 88.1 FM and via the GoPack.com All-Access subscription service.
A WIN ON SUNDAY WOULD...
-Be the 793rd win in program history
-Be the 575th win of Wes Moore’s head coaching career
-Be the program’s 311th ACC win
-Be NC State’s 11th win in its last 12 games
-Be NC State’s 10th win over Miami (17th meeting)
-Be NC State’s fourth road win over Miami (eighth game)
-Mark NC State’s best start to conference play since the 1997-98 team began the ACC schedule 5-0
-Continue NC State’s best start to a season since the 1981-82 team began the season 19-2
SCOUTING THE HURRICANES
-Miami enters Sunday’s game the owner of a 10-7 record which includes a 2-2 mark in ACC play.
-In conference action, Miami has beaten Wake Forest (84-53) and Virginia Tech (64-62) while dropping games to Florida State (68-63) and Boston College (63-62).
-Caprice Dennis leads the way offensively for the Hurricanes, averaging 13.7 points per game. She is joined in double figures by Keyona Hayes (10.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg).
NC STATE - MIAMI SERIES HISTORY
-Sunday’s meeting will mark the 17th all-time meeting between NC State and Miami.
-NC State holds a 9-7 advantage in the series which has its roots in the 1980-81 season.
-Miami has won the last six meetings in the series.
-The Wolfpack last beat Miami on Feb. 14, 2010, in Raleigh.
-The Wolfpack last beat Miami in Coral Gables on Feb. 24, 2007.
THREE TOP-20 WINS
The 2013-14 season has already been one to remember for NC State. In the Wolfpack’s first 18 games, the team has defeated three programs which were ranked in the AP top 20 at tip-off: No. 12 LSU, No. 20 Syracuse, and No. 17 Florida State.
NC State has not once lost when taking a lead into halftime during the 2013-14 season. The Wolfpack is a perfect 15-0 in these games.
BALANCED SCORING = WINS
In 17 games this season, three or more NC State student-athletes have scored in double figures. The Pack is 15-2 in these contests.
When NC State takes better care of the ball than its opponents (commits less turnovers), the Wolfpack is a perfect 12-0 this season.
With an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.33, NC State ranks 12th in the NCAA and third in the ACC. (As of NCAA stats release on Jan. 17.)
In just 18 games this season, senior center Markeisha Gatling has recorded more 20-point games (7) than she did all of the 2012-13 campaign (1).
Not only is the Wolfpack winning games, but it is also doing so in dominating fashion. NC State is averaging 18.3 more points per game than its opponents and has won 12 games by 15 points or more.
Through the first 18 games of the 2013-14 season, NC State has five student-athletes who are averaging at least 8.0 points per game. Two of them (Kody Burke and Markeisha Gatling) are averaging upwards of 14 points each outing.
NC State has outrebounded its opponents in 14 of 18 games played during the 2013-14 season. The Wolfpack has collected a total of 698 rebounds compared to just 574 by its opposition.
THERE’S NO “I” IN TEAM
On 511 made field goals in 2013-14, NC State has provided 346 assists (67.7 percent) while allowing just 179 assists on 391 made field goals (45.8 percent) by its opponents.
FIRST OVER 70
On Jan. 16, NC State became the first team to score 70 points or more against No. 17 Florida State. In the win over the Seminoles, the Wolfpack scored 80 points on 28-60 (46.7 percent) shooting from the field.