Nov. 25, 2013
Game Six - Davidson | Gametracker | GoPack All-Access (Audio/Video)
RALEIGH, N.C. – Following a 14-point win over previously unbeaten Tulane, the 5-0 NC State women’s basketball team closes out its six-game home stand Tuesday night against Davidson. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Reynolds Coliseum.
Tuesday’s game will be broadcast live on WKNC 88.1 FM. Patrick Kinas will be providing play-by-play while former NC State student-athlete and current staff member Rachel Stockdale will be adding color commentary. The game can also be heard and seen live on GoPack All-Access.
A WIN ON TUESDAY WOULD...
-Be the 782nd win in program history
-Be the program’s 409th win at Reynolds Coliseum (530th game)
-Be the 564th win of Wes Moore’s head coaching career
-Be NC State’s fourth win over Davidson (fifth meeting)
-Be NC State’s fourth consecutive win over Davidson
-Be NC State’s 13th win in its last 14 home nonconference games
-Mark the first time State has started a season 6-0 since the 2001-02 team won its first six games
SCOUTING THE WILDCATS
NC STATE - DAVIDSON SERIES HISTORY
-Davidson enters Tuesday’s game the owner of a 2-4 record.
-The Wildcats began the season a perfect 2-0, collecting wins over Clemson and Mount St. Mary’s. Since then, Davidson has lost four straight, most recently falling at High Point on Nov. 24.
-Five of Davidson’s first six games have been played on the road.
-Only eight student-athletes have seen the court this season for the Wildcats. Four of them are averaging double-figure scoring each game.
-Davidson is coached by Michele Savage, who is in her fourth season at the helm of the program. She has led the Wildcats to a 60-44 record during her tenure.
-Tuesday’s game will mark the fifth all-time meeting between NC State and Davidson, a series which has its roots in the 1974-75 season.
-NC State holds a 3-1 advantage in the all-time series with the Wildcats and has won the last three meetings between the programs.
FAMILIAR FOE FOR COACH MOORE
NC State head coach Wes Moore is no stranger to the Davidson women’s basketball program. While at the helm of UTC, Moore’s Mocs played the Wildcats 31 times, coming away victorious on 29 occasions. The last time Moore’s UTC team played the Wildcats was in the 2013 Southern Conference championship game, with the Mocs earning a 64-63 win thanks to a tip-in with eight seconds to play in the game.
Despite playing 18.3 percent fewer minutes per game in 2013-14 compared to 2012-13 (19.2 vs. 23.5), senior forward Markeisha Gatling is scoring 29.2 percent more points per game (12.4 vs. 9.6).
BURKE’S BIG WEEK
Senior forward Kody Burke scored a combined 47 points and pulled down 18 rebounds during State’s recent wins over Morgan State and Tulane. Burke shot 17-26 (65.4 percent) from the field and went 10-11 (90.9 percent) from the free-throw line in these games. For her efforts, she was honored as the CollegeSportsMadness ACC Player of the Week on Nov. 25.
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 408-121 (.771) in 39+ seasons in the historic facility.
(ALMOST) ALWAYS IN FRONT
Through 200 minutes of basketball (12,000 seconds) in the 2013-14 season, NC State has trailed for only 24 seconds. The Wolfpack has outscored its opponents 387-245 through the first five games of the season.
JUDICIOUS IN POSSESSION
Junior point guard Len’Nique Brown has been very judicious in possession this season. Through the first five games of the year, she has dished out a team high 20 assists while committing just seven turnovers.
MARGIN OF VICTORY
NC State has won its first five games of the season by an average margin of 28.4 points. The Pack’s largest win came over Morgan State (42 points) and its closest victory was against Tulane (14 points).
Through the first five games of the 2013-14 season, NC State has nine student-athletes who are averaging at least 5.0 points per game. Three of them (Markeisha Gatling, Kody Burke, and Myisha Goodwin-Coleman) are averaging 8.0 points or more each outing.