Dec. 7, 2013
Game 11 - Elon | Gametracker | Pack on Twitter
RALEIGH, N.C. – Currently off to its best start since the 2000-01 season, the NC State women’s basketball team (9-1) returns to action at home on Sunday against Elon. The Wolfpack and Phoenix will tip off from Reynolds Coliseum at 2 p.m.
Sunday’s game will be broadcast live on WKNC 88.1 FM. Patrick Kinas will be on the call alongside former Wolfpack basketball player Rachel Stockdale. Fans can also watch and listen to the online broadcast through a subscription service here.
A WIN ON SUNDAY WOULD...
-Be the 786th win in program history
-Be the 568th win of Wes Moore’s head coaching career
-Be NC State’s fourth straight win
-Be NC State’s sixth win over Elon (sixth meeting)
-Be NC State’s 410th win at Reynolds Coliseum (531st game
-Mark NC State’s best start to a season since the 1999-00 team began the year 14-0
SCOUTING THE PHOENIX
NC STATE - ELON SERIES HISTORY
-Elon enters Sunday’s game the owner of a 2-4 record. The Phoenix won its first two games of the season before dropping four straight.
-Zora Stephenson and Shannon Cochraham lead the way offensively for Elon, with each scoring 13.5 points per game. Jennifer Rhodes can also be counted upon for double figures as she is averaging 10.7 points per outing.
-The Phoenix finished the 2012-13 season with a 19-14 record which included a 14-6 mark in Southern Conference play.
-Elon qualified for the 2013 Women’s NIT and won one game over Eastern Kentucky before falling to McNeese State.
-The Phoenix is coached by Charlotte Smith, who is in her third season at the helm of the program. She is a former four-year starter at UNC who played eight seasons in the WNBA.
Sunday’s game will mark the sixth all-time meeting between NC State and Elon. The Wolfpack holds a 5-0 advantage in the series which has its roots in the 2000-01 season.
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 409-121 (.772) in 39+ seasons in the historic facility.
In just 10 games this season, senior center Markeisha Gatling has recorded more 20-point games (2) than she did all of the 2012-13 campaign (1).
Not only is the Wolfpack winning games, but it is also doing so in dominating fashion. NC State is averaging 21.7 more points per game than its opponents and has won eight games by 15 points or more.
On 293 made field goals in 2013-14, NC State has provided 189 assists (64.5 percent) while allowing just 93 assists on 198 made field goals (47 percent) by its opponents.
JUDICIOUS IN POSSESSION
Junior point guard Len’Nique Brown has been very judicious in possession this season. Through the first 10 games of the year, she has dished out a team high 42 assists while committing just 20 turnovers.
Through the first 10 games of the 2013-14 season, NC State has eight student-athletes who are averaging at least 5.0 points per game. Five of them (Markeisha Gatling, Kody Burke, Len’Nique Brown, Krystal Barrett, and Miah Spencer) are averaging 8.0 points or more each outing.
NC State has outrebounded its opponents in nine of 10 games played during the 2013-14 season. The Wolfpack has collected a total of 389 rebounds compared to just 291 by its opposition.
500 AND COUNTING
Junior guard Krystal Barrett scored her 500th career point in the win at Northwestern. At 8.2 points scored per game in 2013-14, she is outpacing her career scoring average by 1.6 points per game.