Feb. 25, 2012
Game 30: NC State (16-13, 5-10 ACC) vs. Maryland (24-4, 11-4 ACC)
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 2 p.m. ET
Raleigh, N.C. Reynolds Coliseum (8,560)
Radio: 88.1 FM WKNC
Radio Crew: Patrick Kinas and Kristy Kenney
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RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State wraps up the regular season on Sunday against No. 6 Maryland at Reynolds Coliseum at 2 p.m. The Wolfpack will honor its five seniors with a brief ceremony before the game.
State is coming off a 73-69 win at Boston College, and in the process secured a winning season for the 32nd time in 38 seasons.
The five seniors that will be honored before the game range from four-year letterwinners to first-year walk ons. Here is a quick summary of each player who will play its final regular season game at Reynolds Coliseum on Sunday.
Bonae Holston | Newport News, Va.
Holston has been a consistent force for the Wolfpack ever since scoring 18 points in her collegiate debut against Milwaukee. She enters Sunday's finale just two points away from 10th place on the NC State all-time scoring list, and is already eighth in career rebounds. A well decorated athlete, Holston has earned ACC plaudits every season of her career. She was named ACC Sixth Player of the Year and to the All-Freshman team in 2008-09. An honorable mention All-ACC and first team ACC All-Tournament during her sophomore campaign, and last season she was a second team All-ACC member as a junior.
Emili Tasler | Apex, N.C.
Tasler has fought through numerous injuries in her basketball career to have a very successful fifth-year in 2011-12. She has started every game this year and has set career highs in every offensive category. She ranks among the league's best three-point shooters, and scored a career-high 16 points earlier this season in a win at Clemson. She missed two full seasons due to knee injuries, but returned in 2009-10 to help lead the Pack to the NCAA Tournament as a key reserve that season.
Tia Bell | Washington, D.C.
Bell, like Tasler, has had her share of knee injuries as a member of the Wolfpack but has been able to play a key role this season as a reserve forward in 2011-12. Bell has played in 17 games averaging over 10 minutes of game action. She ranks as the eighth best shot blocker in school history with 104. Before the first knee injury during her junior season of 2009-10, Bell was a key player for the Wolfpack, averaging around 7.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
Kim Durham | Apex, N.C.
Durham originally made the team in 2008-09 as a walk on, and would later earn a scholarship from head coach Kellie Harper. She has played in 41 games in her college career, and scored a career-high nine points during her junior campaign in a win over Florida A&M. A three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll selection, Durham was accepted into the NC State chapter of Phi Beta Kappa as a double major in arts application, with a concentration in film studies, and business administration, with a concentration in entrepreneurship.
Paige Woodard | Raleigh, N.C.
Woodard is in her first full season with the Wolfpack after being a team manager in 2009-10, and competing for the State cross country and track teams during the 2010-11 school year. She joined last year's club in mid-February after injuries depleted the roster and she finished out the season as a reserve. Woodard has played in 11 career games, including nine this season. She scored four points against Alcorn State earlier this season, and made her first collegiate three-pointer in the win over Longwood.
The ACC Tournament will begin Thursday at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.
Wolfpack Fastbreak Points...
State will honor its five seniors before today's game with No. 6 Maryland
The Pack won 73-45 the last time Maryland played at Reynolds (1/7/10); Harper's first ACC win
Kellie Harper garnered her 50th win at NC State Thursday at Boston College
Marissa Kastanek and Kody Burke were both named Academic All-Americans this year
State is 15-2 when leading at the half; 0-10 when trailing at intermission
The Wolfpack's six road wins this season is most since 2004-05 season (8-3)
NC State ranks second in the ACC with 5.9 3FG per game; 3rd in 3FG% (32.5)
NCSU is 2nd in the ACC with 17.6 offensive rebounds per game; 4th overall at 43.4 rpg
State is averaging 73.8 points in its 16 wins; 60.2 ppg in its 13 losses
Bonae Holston is 3rd among active players in the ACC with 25 career double-doubles
Holston NCSU ranks: 11th in points (1,551) and 8th in rebounds (871)
Holston and Kastanek have both scored in double figures in 23-of-28 games this season