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NC State’s Wes Moore 1 of 15 Naismith Coach of the Year Nominees

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NC State Women’s Basketball Coach Wes Moore was 1 of 15 nominees listed yesterday for the Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year.

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Moore won ACC Coach of the Year honors in 2017, becoming the first NC State coach to win the award (34 years).

Despite losing 4 players (3 starters) to season ending injuries, Moore has managed to lead NC State to the best start in school history (21-0), which also happens to be the longest winning streak. The Wolfpack are 24-3, and are 3rd in the ACC standings with an 11-3 conference record. NC State has been ranked in the Top-10 for 12 weeks this season, currently sitting at #10.

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NC State Demolishes St. Francis (NY) 95-64

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Redshirt Senior Guard C.J. Bryce continued his blazing start to the 2019-20 season today, collecting his first double-double of the season in the Wolfpack’s 95-64 victory over St. Francis (NY). He finished with 22 points (7-12 FG) and 11 rebounds, along with 3 steals.

The three-ball wasn’t falling for NC State today (3-16), but they were efficient from the field overall (49.3%), and shot a clean 71.4% from the charity stripe.

For the first time this year, we got to see what a lineup would look like with both Redshirt Junior D.J. Funderburk and Redshirt Freshman Manny Bates on the court at the same time. The rest of the team enjoyed tossing the ball up to them where no one else could grab it all game long. Funderburk finished with 17 points (7-10 FG) and 7 rebounds, and Bates finished with 12 points (5-8 FG) and 2 blocks.

It looks like it’s going to take awhile before Redshirt Senior Guard Markell Johnson to get his shot back, but his court vision hasn’t missed a beat, dishing out 9 assists.

Redshirt Junior Devon Daniels and Sophomore Jericole Hellems were the other 2 players to score in double figures, scoring 13 and 12 respectively.

While the Wolfpack was obviously supposed to win this game, it was encouraging to see them dominate in all 4 of the most essential keys to victory.

They outshot them, grabbed more offensive rebounds, turned the ball over less, and go to the free throw line more.

The Wolfpack will host Alcorn State on Tuesday night at 6pm back in Reynolds Coliseum once again, for another Heritage game.

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NC State 95 St. Francis (NY) 64: BOX SCORE

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The NC State Men’s Basketball team improved to 3-1 this afternoon, running over St. Francis (NY) 95-64 in the “Old Barn.” The Wolfpack will host Alcorn State on Tuesday night at 6pm back in Reynolds Coliseum once again, for another Heritage game.

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NC State Athletics’ Top-5 Plays of the Week: 11/11/19

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Check out the Top-5 plays/moments across the NC State Athletic Program from last week (11/11/19).

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NC State Legend Anthony Grundy Killed at Age of 40

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NC State Men’s Basketball lost a treasured family member last night.

Former Wolfpack Guard Anthony Grundy was killed near downtown Louisville, Kentucky. From what I can gather, Grundy and his family were at his deceased mother’s house, to celebrate her birthday. When the police arrived, they found him bleeding in the street from stab wounds, and he died roughly 40 minutes later in the hospital. While no one has been arrested or charged, this horrific scene is believed to be a domestic violence dispute.

He was only 40 years old.

Grundy was one of the best scorers to ever suit up for NC State, ranking 9th all-time with 1,641 career points. He led the team in scoring 3 seasons, and earned 1st Team All-ACC honors in 2001-02, when he averaged 17.8 points per game as a Senior. Grundy was a utility tool in Raleigh, also leading the Wolfpack in steals three times, assists twice (13th all-time), and rebounding once. His 239 steals ranks 2nd in school history.

For 11 years after graduating, Grundy played professionally, with 11 of them being overseas, and one of them with the Atlanta Hawks.

Current NC State head coach Kevin Keatts was actually one of Grundy’s assistant coaches at Hargrave Military Academy before going to NC State.

His shot was unorthodox, but nearly impossible to block. He could move his body like Gumby winding through the lane. His long arms made him an artist at taking the ball out of the air, and away from the other team. His smile was infectious.

Rest In Peace Grundy.

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