Feb. 13, 2013
Game #25: NC State (12-12, 4-8 ACC) at Florida State (19-4, 9-3 ACC)
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 7 p.m. ET
Tallahassee, Fla. Donald L. Tucker Center (12,100)
TV Crew: Ryan Pensy and Melissa Bruner
Radio: 88.1 FM WKNC
Radio Crew: Patrick Kinas and Paige Woodard
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Gametracker | @PackWomensBball | Game Notes: NCSU | FSU
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The NC State women's basketball team heads to No. 19/20 Florida State for a Thursday ACC tilt on ESPN3 at 7 p.m. Both teams boast 4-1 records in their last five games.
Since falling to the Seminoles on Jan. 20 by a score of 82-74 in Raleigh, the Wolfpack have won four of five and seek its first win in Tallahassee since 2004, having dropped the last three games at the Tucker Center. The Pack has lost the last two meetings by three points each, including a 74-71 decision in 2010. Then freshman Marissa Kastanek led four Wolfpackers in double figures with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting (4-7 3FG).
NC State looks to also improve on its 8-1 record on February 14 or Valentine's Day. In a weird coincidence, the last three games on Feb. 14 have all come against Miami with NC State prevailing in each contest. The Wolfpack downed Florida State, 64-60, in 2002 in the only previous meeting between the two schools on Valentine's Day.
The Wolfpack defense has been the catylist of late, limiting its opponents to a mere 51.2 points in the four wins, and allowing its rivals to shoot just 29.2 percent from the floor.
Junior Kody Burke is 12 points away from 1,000 career points. She would become the 29th member to reach that scoring plateau in program history. She scored a team-leading 16 points against FSU in January.
Kastanek is only 20 points away from becoming the No. 10 all-time scorer at NC State. She will begin the day with 1,549 points, the 12th most by a Wolfpack women player.
Florida State, who will wear pink uniforms, socks and shoes as part of its annual "Paint it Pink" game, sits fourth in the ACC standings at 9-3 in the league. The 'Noles are coming off a 93-78 win at Sunshine State rival Miami on Sunday. Winners of four in a row at home, Leonor Rodriguez paces five double-digit scorers at 16.1 points per game, while Alexa Deluzio is chipping in with 14.3 ppg. The duo combined for 40 points in the win over the Wolfpack last month at Reynolds Coliseum.
NC State hosts Georgia Tech as part of the eighth-annual Hoops 4 Hope game on Sunday at 2:30 p.m., on ESPN2. The Wolfpack will don a brand-new pink themed uniform for the matchup with the Yellow Jackets.
Wolfpack Fastbreak Points...
NC State is 9-7 all-time at FSU; Lost last meeting in Tallahassee 74-71 in 2010
The Pack is shooting 40.0% (28-of-70) from the 3-point line over the last four games
Goodwin-Coleman has made nine 3-pointers in her last two games (at BC, vs. Clemson)
State's 42.5 FG% is best showing since 2005-06; 35.6 3FG% is best figure since 1995-96
State is 2nd in ACC with 137 3PT FGs this season; 3rd in 3FG% (35.6)
Kody Burke is the only player in ACC top10 in scoring (9th), rebounds (10th) and blocks (3rd)
Burke is 12 points away from 1,000 career points
Marissa Kastanek is 12th in program history with 1,549 career points; 20 points shy of top-10
Kastanek ranks 17th in ACC history with 224 career three-point FGs
-2nd most among active ACC players behind BC's Kerri Shields (227)
The 102 points scored against Longwood is the most in the ACC this season
State was the only D1 WBB team to have two 2012 Academic All-Americans
- Marissa Kastanek (second team) and Kody Burke (third team)