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    Education Day with the Pack Highlights WBB Season Opener on Friday

    Nov. 8, 2012

    Sheraton Raleigh Wolfpack Invitational                         Sheraton Raleigh Wolfpack Invitational

    Game #1: NC State vs. Wofford
    Friday, Nov. 9 • 12 p.m. ET                              
    Raleigh, N.C. • Reynolds Coliseum (8,560)

    Radio: 88.1 FM WKNC
    Radio Crew: Patrick Kinas and Paige Woodard

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    RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State tips off the 2012-13 season against Wofford on Friday at 12 p.m., at Reynolds Coliseum in the first game of the Sheraton Raleigh Wolfpack Invitational.

    The second game of the day features Auburn and Maine at 2:30 p.m.

    The NC State women's basketball team and Department of Athletics is hosting its annual "Education Day with the Pack" before the noon tip. Area elementary school kids come to Reynolds for a fun-filled day of learning, both on and off the court.

    The event provides a classroom setting with lessons taught on the subjects of math, health/nutrition and geography. Each session will have a decided Wolfpack theme for the two-hour lesson. The students will then have pizza, and watch the Wolfpack take on the Terriers for the very first time in program history.

    The early start is one of the first games of the season. Only three games across the country will tip-off before the matchup in Reynolds.

    The Wolfpack looked impressive it its 111-39 exhibition win over North Greenville last Sunday. Eight players scored 10 or more points, led by a game-high 22 points from junior forward Kody Burke. Junior Markeisha Gatling contribued a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in her Wolfpack debut.

    Wolfpack Fastbreak Points...
    • NC State is 34-4 in season-opening games; has won nine-straight openers
    • NC State is also 34-4 in home openers; 23-1 when the first game of the season is at home
    • Friday's season opener will be the third annual "Education Day" at Reynolds Coliseum
    • NC State recorded a 111-39 exhibition win over North Greenville last Sunday
        - The 111 points is the most by the Pack since a 116-39 win over Delaware State (12/21/96)
    • NC State returns four of its five leading scorers from last season
    • The Wolfpack was selected eighth in the preseason ACC standings
    Marissa Kastanek is one of 30 players nominated for Senior CLASS Award
    • State was the only D1 WBB team to have two 2012 Academic All-Americans
        - Marissa Kastanek (second team) and Kody Burke (third team)
    Marissa Kastanek was named the 2012 ACC WBB Scholar Athlete of the Year
    • NC State has not lost back-to-back non-conference home games since 2002



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