Dec. 30, 2013
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SAN DIEGO – Currently on its second six-game winning streak of the season, the NC State women’s basketball team closes out the 2013 calendar year Monday evening at San Diego State University. The game will serve as the championship of the 2013 Surf ‘N Slam Tournament and will tip off at 9 p.m. EST from Viejas Arena.
Monday’s game will be broadcast live on WKNC 88.1 FM. Patrick Kinas and Rachel Stockdale will be calling the action live. Fans can also watch a live internet broadcast of the game courtesy of GoAztecs.com.
PACK ENJOYS SUNNY SAN DIEGO
NC STATE VISITS SAN DIEGO ZOO
A WIN ON MONDAY WOULD...
-Be the 789th win in program history
-Be the 571st win of Wes Moore’s head coaching career
-Be NC State’s seventh straight win, a streak which was last achieved during the 2006-07 season
-Be NC State’s first win over San Diego State (first meeting)
-Mark NC State’s best start to a season since the 1999-00 team began the year 14-0
-Be NC State’s second road win of the season (second game)
-Give the Wolfpack its 33rd regular-season tournament crown in program history
SCOUTING THE AZTECS
-San Diego State enters Monday’s game the owner of a 3-6 record.
-In their first game at the Surf ‘N Slam, the Aztecs overcame a second-half deficit to defeat UC Irvine, 58-57.
-SDSU started the season 0-4 before defeating UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 30. The Aztecs also defeated Miami (Oh.) on Dec. 19.
-The Aztecs lost four starters from a 2012-13 team which posted a mark of 27-7 and won one game in the NIT.
-SDSU is led in scoring by Cierra Warren’s 13.9 points per game. She is the only Aztec averaging 10 points or more to this point in the season.
NC STATE - SAN DIEGO STATE SERIES HISTORY
Monday’s game will mark the first-ever meeting between NC State and San Diego State.
GETTING MOOR(E) OUT OF HIS PACK
New head coach Wes Moore has helped significantly increase the efficiency of NC State’s top six returners from the 2012-13 team. This season, the top six returners are averaging 2.1 more points per game, with five of six seeing increases in their scoring averages from last season to this season. Markeisha Gatling’s change has been the most dramatic, as she’s scoring 5.9 more points per game this season than she did in 2012-13.
MGC FOR THREE
Senior guard Myisha Goodwin-Coleman leads the team this season with 32 made three-point field goals. Her career mark of 187 made three-point field goals ranks fifth in school history. A mark of 195 will see her move into fourth place all-time while hitting 231 in her career would rank her third in program history. Jennifer Howard (1993-97) ranks first in program history with 315.
With 1,285 career points, senior forward Kody Burke currently ranks 22nd in program history. She will move up the rankings upon achieving the following totals: 1,331 (21st), 1,336 (20th), 1,360 (19th), 1,363 (18th), 1,369 (17th), 1,494 (16th), and 1,510 (15th).
LEADING THE WAY
In eight of its 12 wins this season, NC State has not trailed for a single second. In all 12, the Wolfpack has been behind for only 281 of a possible 28,800 seconds.
Not only is the Wolfpack winning games, but it is also doing so in dominating fashion. NC State is averaging 21.8 more points per game than its opponents and has won 10 games by 15 points or more.
TOP 25 VOTES
Following State’s 89-79 win over No. 12 LSU on Dec. 20, the Wolfpack received a combined 34 votes in the latest AP (22 votes) and USA Today (12) top-25 polls.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
On Dec. 23, Markeisha Gatling was named the ACC Player of the Week and the College Sports Madness ACC Player of the Week for her dominating 25-point, eight-rebound performance in NC State’s Dec. 20 win over No. 12 LSU.
As of the most recent NCAA statistical rankings release, NC State senior center Markeisha Gatling is the holder of the best shooting percentage in the country at 71.7 percent from the field. Following the win over Kansas State, she has since improved it to 73.0 percent.
As a team, NC State’s mark of 48.0 percent from the field ranks seventh in the country and fourth in the ACC.
In just 13 games this season, senior center Markeisha Gatling has recorded more 20-point games (5) than she did all of the 2012-13 campaign (1). Four of Gatling’s last five 20-point games have come in the Wolfpack’s last four contests.