Dec. 19, 2013
Game 12 - No. 12/12 LSU | Gametracker | ESPN3
RALEIGH, N.C. – Currently off to its best start since the 1999-2000 season, the NC State women’s basketball team (10-1) encounters a tough test in the form of No. 12/12 LSU Friday night at Reynolds Coliseum. Tip-off between the Wolfpack and Tigers is set for 7 p.m. with the game scheduled to be broadcast live on ESPN3.
Friday’s game will also be broadcast live on WKNC 88.1 FM. Patrick Kinas will be on the call alongside former Wolfpack basketball player Rachel Stockdale.
Please keep the following traffic advisory in mind when traveling to Friday's game.
A WIN ON FRIDAY WOULD...
SCOUTING THE TIGERS
-Be the 787th win in program history
-Be the 569th win of Wes Moore’s head coaching career
-Be NC State’s fifth straight win
-Be NC State’s first win over LSU (second meeting)
-Be NC State’s 411th win at Reynolds Coliseum (532nd game)
-Mark NC State’s best start to a season since the 1999-00 team began the year 14-0
-Be NC State’s first win over a ranked opponent since a 76-69 win at No. 19 Florida State on Feb. 14, 2013
-LSU enters Friday’s game ranked 12th in both the most recent Associated Press and USA Today polls.
-The Tigers are the owners of a 9-1 record which includes a loss to then No. 4/5 Louisville.
-Last season, the Tigers posted a 26-12 mark and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
-LSU is led in scoring by Raigyne Moncrief’s 13.8 points per game. She is joined in double figures by Theresa Plaisance, who can be counted upon for 12.5 points per contest.
NC STATE - LSU SERIES HISTORY
-Friday’s game will be the second all-time meeting between NC State and LSU.
-LSU won the only prior meeting between the two teams, earning an 81-73 win in Baton Rouge on Dec. 2 of last season.
As of the most recent NCAA statistical rankings release, NC State senior center Markeisha Gatling is the holder of the third best shooting percentage in the country. At 70 percent from the field, Gatling ranks first in the ACC.
As a team, NC State’s mark of 48 percent from the field ranks 12th in the country and third in the ACC.
With an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.40, NC State ranks ninth in the NCAA and third in the ACC.
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 410-121 (.772) in 39+ seasons in the historic facility.
In just 11 games this season, senior center Markeisha Gatling has recorded more 20-point games (3) 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 23.4 more points per game than its opponents and has won nine games by 15 points or more.
On 329 made field goals in 2013-14, NC State has provided 216 assists (65.7 percent) while allowing just 102 assists on 218 made field goals (46.8 percent) by its opponents.
JUDICIOUS IN POSSESSION
Junior point guard Len’Nique Brown has been very judicious in possession this season. Through the first 11 games of the year, she has dished out a team high 49 assists while committing just 22 turnovers.
Through the first 11 games of the 2013-14 season, NC State has eight student-athletes who are averaging at least 5.0 points per game. Six of them (Markeisha Gatling, Kody Burke, Len’Nique Brown, Krystal Barrett, Miah Spencer, and Myisha Goodwin-Coleman) are averaging 8.0 points or more each outing.
NC State has outrebounded its opponents in 10 of 11 games played during the 2013-14 season. The Wolfpack has collected a total of 435 rebounds compared to just 318 by its opposition.
LEADING THE WAY
In eight of its 10 wins this season, NC State has not trailed for a single second. In all 10, the Wolfpack has been behind for only 151 of a possible 24,000 seconds.
500 AND COUNTING
Junior guard Krystal Barrett scored her 500th career point in the win at Northwestern. At 8.3 points scored per game in 2013-14, she is outpacing her career scoring average by 1.7 points per game.