Game 5: NC State (4-0) at Creighton (2-2)
Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 • 3 p.m. ET • GoCreighton.com
Omaha, Neb. • D.J. Sokal Arena (2,500)
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The unbeaten NC State women's basketball team visits Creighton on Sunday in Omaha, Neb. The 3:05 p.m., ET tip features the 4-0 Wolfpack and the homestanding 2-2 Blue Jays.
Balanced scoring continues to propell the Wolfpack so far this season. Five double-figure scorers led State to an 80-42 win over Jacksonville on Wednesday night. Freshman reserve guard Krystal Barrett scored a game-high 14 points, and ranks second on the club in scoring. Senior Bonae Holston paces the club in scoring (13.0) and rebounding (9.0).
Junior guard Marissa Kastanek in in her home state of Nebraska and is expected to have more than 50 family and friends in attendance on Sunday, while senior guard Emili Tasler, who grew up in neighboring Iowa, will also have a strong supporting cast in the stands.
Creighton has lost its last two ballgames, including a 56-53 overtime setback at home to South Dakota this past Tuesday.
The Wolfpack visits Northwestern on Wednesday as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Tip off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET in Evanston, Ill.
Wolfpack Fastbreak Points...
• Sunday's game is the second half of a home-and-home series between the two clubs
• NC State is off to a 4-0 start for the first time since the 2001-02 season
• Wolfpack leads the ACC in 3PT% (37.5), rebounding (54.8) and rebounding margin (+18.5)
• NC State has more made free throws (65) than its opponents have attempted (52)
• State has scored 80+ points in nine of its last 12 games dating back to 2010-11 season
• State is receiving 31.3 points per game from its bench through three games
• Bonae Holstson is 2nd among active players in the ACC with 19 career double-doubles
• Kiana Evans set a program record by a freshman with 14 boards in season opener vs. SEMO
• NC State was selected seventh in the preseason ACC standings
• Bonae Holston NCSU ranks: 20th in points (1,244) and T10th in rebounds (671)
• Junior Marissa Kastanek has made 125 career three-pointers (7th most at NCSU)