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    No. 14 Wolfpack Hosts Wake Forest Thursday Night
     
     

    Feb. 5, 2014

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    RALEIGH, N.C. – Currently ranked No. 14 in the nation and a winner in five of its last six games, the NC State women’s basketball team (19-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) returns to action on Thursday night by hosting Wake Forest.

    Tip-off between the Wolfpack and Demon Deacons is scheduled for 7 p.m. from Kay Yow Court within Reynolds Coliseum. Thursday’s game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Carolinas, Fox Sports South, ESPN3, as well as multiple regional networks around the country. Local fans can tune in to WKNC 88.1 FM to catch Patrick Kinas and Rachel Stockdale call the action live.

    Thursday’s game will serve as a Student Wolfpack Club Minute Event and will also feature free magnetic photo frame giveaways for the first 250 fans in attendance.

    LAST GAME

    NC State used a 28-10 run over the course of the final 12:21 to defeat then No. 8 Maryland inside Reynolds Coliseum on Thursday, Jan. 30.

    A WIN ON THURSDAY WOULD...
    -Be the 796th win in program history
    -Be the 578th win of Wes Moore’s head coaching career
    -Be the program’s 314th ACC win
    -Be NC State’s third straight win over Wake Forest
    -Be NC State’s 13th home win of the season (13th game)
    -Be NC State’s 64th win over Wake Forest (76th meeting)
    -Be NC State’s 34th home win over Wake Forest (38th game)
    -Mark the 23rd season in program history during which an NC State team has achieved at least 20 wins


     

     

    TOP 14
    On Monday, Feb. 3, NC State was ranked No. 14 in the Associated Press top-25 poll. This marked State’s best ranking in the AP poll since Dec. of 2001, when the team was ranked No. 10.

    WES IS MOORE
    Currently in his 26th season as a head coach, Wes Moore’s teams have won 20+ games 20 times throughout his career.

    UNBEATEN STREAK
    Currently on a three-game winning streak, NC State is second among ACC teams in consecutive wins only to Notre Dame.

    WHAT A FINISH
    NC State ended the final 12:21 of its win over then No. 8 Maryland on a 28-10 run. During this stretch, the Wolfpack shot 7-15 (46 percent) from the field while limiting the Terrapins to 5-20 (25 percent).

    TEN FROM HISTORY
    Senior guard Myisha Goodwin-Coleman has scored 990 points in her career with the Wolfpack. If she scores 10 more, she will become just the 30th Wolfpacker to have scored 1,000 points or more in a career.

    SCHOLAR ATHLETE
    Throughout her career at NC State, senior forward Kody Burke has been the definition of a scholar athlete. The California native is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American and recently added to her scholarly accolades, earning CoSIDA Academic All-District honors on Jan. 30.

    THERE’S NO “I” IN TEAM
    On 614 made field goals in 2013-14, NC State has provided 418 assists (68 percent) while allowing just 247 assists on 497 made field goals (50 percent) by its opponents.

    DEADLY FROM DISTANCE
    Averaging 2.86 made three-point field goals per game, Goodwin-Coleman ranks third in the ACC and 30th in the nation. MGC has made at least two three-pointers in 19 of 22 games this season and at least four on seven occasions.

    RPI UPDATE
    As of games played Feb. 1, NC State’s RPI checked in at 13th in the country. Ten of NC State’s wins have come against teams ranked in the top 100.

    THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE REYNOLDS COLISEUM
    Since the program’s first season in 1974-75, Reynolds Coliseum has served as a fortress for NC State. The Wolfpack has posted a home record of 415-121 (.774) in 39+ seasons in the historic facility.

    ACCURATE SHOOTING
    As of the most recent NCAA statistical rankings release, NC State senior center Markeisha Gatling remains the holder of the best shooting percentage in the country at 69.2 percent from the field.

    As a team, NC State’s mark of 46.8 percent from the field ranks 10th in the country and fourth in the ACC.

    SCOUTING THE DEMON DEACONS
    -Wake Forest enters Thursday’s game the owner of a 12-10 record which includes a 3-6 mark in ACC play.
    -The Demon Deacons have won three of their last five games, defeating Florida State (Feb. 2), Boston College (Jan. 26), and Clemson (Jan. 20) while falling to Virginia (Jan. 30) and North Carolina (Jan. 23).
    -Wake Forest boasts two of the top scorers in the country in Dearica Hamby (21.2 ppg) and Chelsea Douglas (18.9 ppg). Hamby ranks 26th in the NCAA (first in ACC) in points per game while Douglas is 55th (fourth in ACC).
    -Hamby is also the leading rebounder in the conference (and 14th in the nation) with 11.3 boards per game.
    -The Demon Deacons rank 319th in the country in free-throw percentage, hitting 62 percent of their attempts from the charity stripe.
    -Wake Forest is coached by Jen Hoover, who is currently in her second season at the helm of the Demon Deacons’ program. Hoover has posted a career record of 45-42.

    NC STATE - WAKE FOREST SERIES HISTORY
    -Thursday’s game will be the 76th all-time meeting between NC State and Wake Forest.
    -The Wolfpack holds a sizeable edge in the all-time series, leading 63-12.
    -The programs first met on Jan. 16, 1975.
    -Throughout the series, State has achieved three winning streaks of 14+ games.
    -NC State has won two straight games against Wake Forest and beat the Demon Deacons in the meeting earlier this season, winning by a final score of 62-54 in Winston-Salem on Jan. 12.

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