Wolfpack Women Release 2001-2002 Schedule
Aug. 14, 2001
Raleigh, N.C. -- NC State has announced its women's basketball schedule for the upcoming 2001-2002 season. Coach Kay Yow and the Wolfpack Women will play 20 games in the 2001-2002 season against teams that advanced to postseason play a year ago. NC State is scheduled to face three teams that finished last season ranked in the top five nationally: Tennessee, Georgia and Duke.
The Wolfpack Women, who boasted the nation's fourth-toughest schedule last season, will square off against Tennessee in the Honda Elite Classic, a contest which will be nationally televised from the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex on ESPN. Georgia, the defending SEC champion, will visit Reynolds Coliseum for a non-conference matchup on December 16. NC State will face a third SEC opponent when the Pack plays Mississippi State in the Fun in the Sun Shootout in Cancun the week beforeChristmas. The Bulldogs feature All-America forward LaToya Thomas, one of the top players in the country.
As part of the ACC's women's basketball television package, the Wolfpack will have five regular season conference games televised on regional sports networks in addition to a nationally-televised contest with Duke on ESPN2 on January 13 at Reynolds Coliseum.
Other teams on the Wolfpack's non-conference slate that advanced to postseason play last season include: Wisconsin, George Washington, Old Dominion, Indiana, Drake and UAB. UAB is led by All-American Deanna Jackson, the nation's top returning scorer.
Drake, UAB and Radford will come to Raleigh November 16-17 for the Wolfpack Women's annual tournament. The contest with George Washington on November 20 will be held at the ESA as part of a doubleheader with the Wolfpack men's team. The ESA will also be the site of the 2002 NCAA Women's East Regional next March.
The Wolfpack returns three starters from last year's 22-11 squad that advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. NC State also regains the services of Kaayla Chones and Terah James who redshirted last season while recovering from knee injuries. Both were starters during the 1999-2000 season.