Feb. 8, 2014
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BLACKSBURG, Va. – The No. 14 NC State women’s basketball team (20-3, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) returns to action Sunday afternoon, as the Wolfpack prepares to take on Virginia Tech. Tip-off between the Wolfpack and Hokies is set for 2 p.m. from Cassell Coliseum.
Fans can follow Sunday’s game live by listening to Patrick Kinas and Rachel Stockdale call the action on WKNC 88.1 FM and via GoPack All-Access.
Myisha Goodwin-Coleman became just the 30th Wolfpacker in program history to record 1,000 career points as No. 14 NC State fought off a scrappy Wake Forest squad, 74-69, on Thursday night.
A WIN ON SUNDAY WOULD...
A SEASON TO REMEMBER
-Be the 797th win in program history
-Be the 579th win of Wes Moore’s head coaching career
-Be the program’s 315th ACC win
-Be NC State’s 15th straight win over Virginia Tech
-Be NC State’s fifth road win of the season (seventh game)
-Be NC State’s 15th win over Virginia Tech (15th meeting)
-Mark the 20th season in program history during which an NC State team has achieved at least 21 wins
-Mark the best start to a season through 24 games since the 1981-82 team began the year 21-3.
At 20-3, NC State is off to its best start since the 1981-82 team began the season with a 21-3 mark.
On Feb. 6 vs. Wake Forest, NC State picked up its 13th home win of the season. This ties for the third most home wins achieved in a single campaign. The 1981-82 team set the program standard, going 17-3 at Reynolds Coliseum.
WELCOME TO THE CLUB!
With 4:42 to play in the first half of NC State’s Feb. 6 win over Wake Forest, senior guard Myisha Goodwin-Coleman scored the 1,000th point of her career. The native of Lorton, Va., became just the 30th Wolfpacker in the history of the storied program to cross the 1,000-point threshold.
Part of State’s success this season has been a result of halftime adjustments made by head coach Wes Moore. In the time from the beginning of the second half to the first media stoppage of the same stanza, the Pack is outscoring its opponents 209-152.
Not only is the Wolfpack winning games, but it is also doing so in dominating fashion. NC State is averaging 15.2 more points per game than its opponents and has won 12 games by 15 points or more.
As of games played Feb. 6, NC State’s RPI checked in at 10th in the country. Ten of NC State’s wins have come against teams ranked in the top 100.
WES IS MOORE
Currently in his 25th season as a head coach, Wes Moore’s teams have won 20+ games 21 times.
WOLFPACK FOR THREE
NC State has been very successful shooting from beyond the arc during the 2013-14 season. The Wolfpack averages 7.8 three-point field goals made per game, a mark which ranks 26th in the entire NCAA and first in the ACC.
On five separate occasions this season, State has made 10 or more three-point field goals in a single game. The Pack is on pace to break the best single-season mark in program history (205 made three-pointers) set during the 2011-12 season.
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 percent from the field. Gatling’s success rate from the field is 5.7 percent higher than the closest shooter.
SCOUTING THE HOKIES
-Virginia Tech enters Sunday’s game the owner of an 11-11 record which includes a 1-8 mark in ACC play.
-The Hokies have lost nine of their last 10 games, but recently picked up an overtime win against Boston College on Feb. 2.
-Virginia Tech nearly defeated Duke on Jan. 19, losing by a final score of 74-70 in Blacksburg.
-The Hokies are led by Uju Ukoga, who ranks third in the ACC in both scoring (19.4 ppg) and rebounding (10.2 rpg).
-Virginia Tech has a top 34 field-goal percentage defense, allowing opponents to shoot just 36.2 percent from the field.
-The Hokies are coached by Dennis Wolff. The New York City native is in his third season at the helm of the program and has posted a 258-208 record in his career as a head coach.
NC STATE - VIRGINIA TECH SERIES HISTORY
-Sunday’s game will serve as the 15th all-time meeting between NC State and Virginia Tech.
-NC State holds a 14-0 advantage in the series.
-The Wolfpack and Hokies first met on the hardwood on Feb. 18, 1975.
-NC State is 7-0 in seven prior meetings in Blacksburg.