January 18, 2019
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RALEIGH – The unbeaten and eighth-ranked NC State women’s basketball team (17-0, 4-0 ACC) returns to Atlantic Coast Conference action on Sunday afternoon when Virginia Tech comes to town. Tip-off between the Wolfpack and Hokies is scheduled for 12:30 pm from Kay Yow Court inside Valvano Arena at Reynolds Coliseum. Live television coverage will be provided by Raycom (Fox Sports South in Raleigh).
-Pregame Kids Zone: poster-making, face-painting, coloring station, and games for kids.
-Moore for Less ticket deal: four tickets, four hot dogs, and four drinks for $40.
-Halftime: Special Olympics scrimmage.
A WIN ON SUNDAY WOULD…
-Be the 906th win in program history (905-461).
-Be head coach Wes Moore‘s 688th win (687-221).
-Be Moore’s 130th win at NC State (129-52).
-Be Moore’s 56th ACC win at NC State (55-29)
-Be NC State’s 12th home win of the season (11-0).
-Continue the best unbeaten start in program history.
-Continue the longest winning streak in program history.
NOTING THE WOLFPACK (17-0, 4-0. RPI: 8. SOS: 52)
-Last remaining unbeaten team in the nation.
-8th in both the AP and USA Today polls.
-Off to the best unbeaten start in program history.
-2nd nationally in fewest fouls committed per game (12.6).
-3rd in defensive rebounds per game (32.0).
-5th in field goal percentage defense (.323).
-5th in rebound margin (+12.8).
-10th in rebounds per game (45.3).
-19th in field goal percentage (.465).
–Aislinn Konig ranks 11th nationally in 3FG made (55) and 21st in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.68).
SCOUTING THE HOKIES (13-4, 0-4. RPI: 76. SOS: 176)
-Returning all five starters from last season’s team that went 23-14 last season and lost in the WNIT championship game.
-1st nationally in free throw percentage (.810).
-10th in defensive rebounds per game (32.0).
-21st in 3FG percentage (.372).
-25th in field goal percentage defense (.351).
-Regan Magarity ranks 3rd in rebounds per game (12.9).
-Dara Mabrey ranks 17th in 3FG percentage (.458).
SERIES HISTORY (NC STATE LEADS 18-1)
-NC State is 8-0 against Virginia Tech in Raleigh.
-In last season’s meeting, the Wolfpack won 68-51 at Virginia Tech on Dec. 28, 2017.
-In the last Raleigh meeting, the Wolfpack won 85-71 on Feb. 12, 2017.
-Virginia Tech’s lone win in the series came in the first round of the ACC Tournament on March 4, 2015.
CASSELL STEPPING UP IN ACC PLAY
Erika Cassell is having a great start to ACC play this season. The junior forward is averaging 10.0 points (6.4 all season) and 6.3 rebounds (4.6 all season) per game while shooting a team-high .655 from the field.
RECORD SINCE THE RENOVATION
Since the Wolfpack’s 2016-17 return to Reynolds Coliseum following the completion of the $35 million renovation, the team is 41-4 on its home court.
QUITE A STREAK
NC State has won 27 consecutive non-conference games played at home. The Wolfpack’s last loss in Raleigh to a non-ACC team came on Dec. 13, 2015.
FREQUENTLY IN FRONT
In conference games this season, NC State has led for 146:19 of a possible 160 minutes and only trailed for 6:18.
LONGEST STREAK IN THE NATION
Aislinn Konig has hit at least one three-pointer in 50 consecutive games dating back to Nov. 15, 2017. She hit 91 last season, setting a new program single-season record. The previous mark of 90 was held by Jennifer Howard since the 1995-96 season.
Konig’s streak of 50 consecutive games with a three-pointer is the longest active streak in the nation.
CAREER THREE-POINTERS MADE AT NC STATE
5. Nicole Lehman (1987-91) … 194
6. Aislinn Konig (2017-present) … 175
7. Ashley Williams (2014-17) … 168
8. Dominique Wilson (2014-17) … 163
Despite taking 2.0 fewer shots than its opponents per game (60.1 vs. 62.1), the Wolfpack is making 7.8 more per contest (27.9 to 20.1).
FINDING THE OPEN TEAMMATE
NC State is averaging 16.8 assists on 27.9 made field goals per game. As a team, the Wolfpack has generated 286 assists against 242 turnovers (+44).
NO EASY SHOTS
Through 17 games this season, NC State has held each opponent to shooting .393 or lower from the field.
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