Nov. 19, 2010
NC State at Richmond
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2010
Robins Center (9,071)
Tip time: 2 p.m.
Series Record: NC State leads 1-0
Last Meeting: NC State won 96-76 in Raleigh, N.C., 11/14/98
Radio: WKNC 88.1 FM
Radio Crew: Tim Hall and L'Tona Lamonte
Game Notes | Gametracker | Audio Broadcast
NC State looks to bounce back from Wednesday's defeat at Alabama when the Wolfpack visits Richmond on Saturday at 2 p.m., from Robins Center. Both teams enter the game with identical 2-1 records.
Fans can follow the action on Gametracker and a live audio broadcast is also available through GoPack.com. Links are provided above, including NC State game notes.
A win Saturday would give the Pack its fifth-straight 3-1 record to open a season. The game is also head coach Kellie Harper's 200th career game. The second-year mentor at NC State owns an impressive 119-80 all-time record.
Saturday also marks the second game in a tough stretch of playing five out of six games away from Raleigh. NC State began this run of road contests with a 95-84 setback against the Crimson Tide.
The Wolfpack can boast to be one of only two ACC clubs, with Miami being the other, to have three different players score 20 or more points in a game this year. Sophomore Marissa Kastanek was the latest of the group to do so, notching a career-high 25 points against Alabama. The Lincoln, Neb., native is third in the ACC with a 19.7 points per game scoring average.
Directly behind her in fourth place among the league's scoring leaders is senior Amber White. The Coatesville, Pa., native is averaging 18.7 ppg, and was named the ACC Player of the Week on Monday after scoring a career-best 29 points last Saturday in a win over Creighton.
Newport News, Va., native Bonae Holston rounds out the trio, averaging 11.7 points and a team-topping 8.7 rebounds per game. She scored a season-high 20 points in the win over College of Charleston.
Richmond opened the year with a convincing win at Western Carolina, and also defeated Appalachian State, both out of the Southern Conference, 88-78 at home on Wednesday. Sandwiched between victories was a 96-84 loss at East Tennessee State.
Brittani Shells is leading the Spiders at 29.0 ppg, while Abby Oliver is tossing in 14.3 ppg. Crystal Goring, younger sister of former Wolfpacker Gillian Goring, is averaging 12.3 ppg and a team-leading 8.3 rebounds per game.
The Spiders, led by sixth-year head coach Michael Shafer, were selected to finish fifth in the Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Preseason poll.