March 5, 2013
Game #31: NC State (15-15, 7-11 ACC) vs. Clemson (9-20, 5-13 ACC)
Thursday, March 7, 2013 2 p.m. ET
Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro Coliseum
TV: RSN Affiliates | ESPN3
TV Crew: Tom Werme and Stephanie Ready
Radio: 88.1 FM WKNC
Radio Crew: Patrick Kinas and Paige Woodard
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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Eighth-seed NC State will take on ninth-seed Clemson in the first round of the ACC Tournament Thursday at 2 p.m., at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The game will be available in North Carolina on Fox Sports Carolinas. Additional television information can be found by clicking on the RSN affiliates link above. Fans outside the ACC footprint can also watch the game on ESPN3 and follow along on twitter via @PackWomensBball.
The Wolfpack and Tigers play for the third time this season and the second time in the last five days. NC State won both regular-season meetings: 79-45 in Raleigh on Feb. 10 and 63-47 this past Sunday in Clemson. Myisha Goodwin-Coleman is averaging a team-high 13.0 points per game in the two contests, converting 57.1 percent (8-of-14) of her three-point attempts.
Len'Nique Brown has averaged 12.5 points and 5.0 assists, and center Markeisha Gatling is just shy of a double-double average with 10.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game.
Thursday is also the 17th meeting in the ACC Tournament between these two original members of the ACC. State owns an 11-5 advantage, including a 5-1 mark at the Greensboro Coliseum. The Wolfpack won the last postseason meeting, 59-54, in the quarterfinals during its run to the championship game in 2010.
On Monday, senior guard Marissa Kastanek was named first team All-ACC. She enters postseason play with 1,607 career points, the 10th most in school history, and 235 career three-pointers, second most in Wolfpack history.
Kastanek will play in her 130th career game on Thursday, one short of the school record held by Connie Rogers and Angie Armstrong.
The winner will play top-seed Duke on Friday in quarterfinal action at 2 p.m.
Wolfpack Fastbreak Points...
State is the only D1 WBB team to have two Academic All-Americans in 2012 & 2013
- Marissa Kastanek (1st team['13], 2nd team['12]) and Kody Burke (third team['12 & '13])
Marissa Kastanek was named first team All-ACC on Monday
The Wolfpack is 11-5 vs. Clemson in the ACC Tournament; 5-1 in Greensboro, N.C.
- NC State has played Clemson more times than any other school in ACC Tournament
Last time NC State beat a team three times in one season was Maryland in 1995-96
State's 42.4 FG% is best showing since 2005-06; 36.2 3FG% is best figure since 1995-96
- The 36.2 percent figure from three-point range ranks 14th nationally
State is 2nd in ACC with 177 3PT FGs and 3FG% (36.2) this season
MGC's 9 3FGs vs. GT tied the ACC/NCSU record set on 2 occasions by Jennifer Howard
Marissa Kastanek is 10th in program history with 1,607 career points
Kastanek is 14th in ACC history with 235 career three-point FGs
-2nd most among active ACC players behind BC's Kerri Shields (244)
The Last Meeting
March 3, 2013