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RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State women’s basketball team returns to action Saturday at noon, taking on the visiting Presbyterian College Blue Hose at Reynolds Coliseum.
Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on WKNC 88.1 FM. Patrick Kinas will be on the call along with former NC State women’s basketball student-athlete and current member of NC State’s staff, Rachel Stockdale.
In conjunction with the NC State men’s basketball game later in the evening (7 p.m.), the women’s basketball team is offering free admission to those who come to Reynolds Coliseum with their Nov. 16 men’s basketball ticket in hand. As always, youth 17 and under get in free.
A WIN ON SATURDAY WOULD…
SCOUTING THE BLUE HOSE
-Be the 779th win in program history
-Be the program’s 406th win at Reynolds Coliseum (527th game)
-Be the 561st win of Wes Moore’s head coaching career
-Be NC State’s third win over Presbyterian College (third meeting)
-Be NC State’s 10th win in its last 11 home nonconference games
-Mark the third straight season in which NC State has started a campaign at 3-0
-Presbyterian enters Saturday’s game the owner of an 0-2 record
-Presbyterian held then No. 22 Georgia to just 45 points in its season-opening loss, then followed this up with a 55-44 loss to North Carolina Central in its home opener
-The Blue Hose finished the 2012-13 season with a 19-12 record which included a 14-4 mark in Big South play
-Presbyterian lost six seniors to graduation after the 2012-13 season
-The Blue Hose are led by 2013 Big South Coach of the Year Ronny Fisher. Fisher has achieved a 51-99 mark with Presbyterian and is currently in his sixth season at the helm of the program
NC STATE – PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE SERIES HISTORY
-Saturday’s game will mark the third all-time meeting between NC State and Presbyterian College
-State holds a 2-0 advantage in the series
-The teams last met on Dec. 15 of the 2012-13 season, with the Wolfpack winning a lopsided 76-30 affair
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE REYNOLDS
Since the program’s first season in 1974-75, Reynolds Coliseum has served as a fortress for NC State. The Wolfpack has posted a home record of 405-121 (.770) in 39+ seasons in the historic facility.
JUDICIOUS IN POSSESSION
Junior point guard Len’Nique Brown has been very judicious in possession this season. As of games played Nov. 14, Brown ranks atop the ACC in assist-to-turnover ratio with a mark of 9.0.
In the first RPI ranking of the season, NC State checked in at No. 34 on the list to rank third in the ACC on Nov. 12 (RealTimeRPI.com).
Junior point guard Len’Nique Brown recorded the first double-double of her career in State’s win over Towson on Nov. 11. Brown scored 13 points, collected 11 rebounds (game and career high), and also dished out a game high six assists.
SOMETHING ABOUT 23
NC State has won its first two games of the season by 23 points each time. On Nov. 8, the Wolfpack defeated St. Bonaventure by a final score of 70-47 and followed this up with a 69-46 win over Towson on Nov. 11.
NC State scored 12 second-chance points against the Tigers on Nov. 11. A large factor in this was the fact that the team collected 15 offensive rebounds, 13 of which came in the second half.
NC State’s bench outscored its Towson counterpart by a 22-2 margin on Nov. 11. Factoring in the Nov. 8 St. Bonaventure game, the Wolfpack bench has outscored the opposing reserves by a 61-16 margin to begin the 2013-14 season.
NC State’s season-opening win over St. Bonaventure on Nov. 8 marked the 100th game of senior Kody Burke’s career with the Wolfpack. Nov. 11’s game against Towson was the 100th in the career of her classmate, Myisha Goodwin-Coleman.