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On Selection Monday, State WBB Still Projected #2



Not sure if it’s been a week or three years, but tonight, State WBB finally finds out what the path to a national championship looks like.

According to ESPN’s Charlie Creme, their women’s basketball bracketology guru, State is a #2 seed. Stanford, UCONN, South Carolina and Texas A&M, remain as number one seeds.


Good News

While the 2-15 matchup should be winnable, regardless of region, the following 7-10 is best for State as it currently sits. After taking care of business against Mount St. Mary’s, they would face either #7 Iowa State or #10 South Dakota. Iowa State has been wildly inconsistent this year (16-10), while South Dakota has been cruising. I actually like the #10 to get the upset.

The other paths in various regions would be less than ideal for State;

-One would be a matchup against #7 Texas, who has the best player in college basketball and future #1 WNBA pick, Charli Collier.
-Another region would have a possible UNC round two matchup, and we don’t need to tempt the devil there.
-The last of the regions has a very talented AAC Champ, South Florida, as the #7 seed.

So even if Creme is right in State being #2, would hope that he also hits perfectly the second round matchup.


Let’s Blow off Some Steam Again

While it might not mean much in the big picture, would still have been fun to see state

  • State won their conference tournament (Texas A&M didn’t make it to the Finals of SEC Tourney)
  • They became just the third team in the last couple decades to beat two #1’s in a single season (Looking at you South Carolina)
  • One of their loses was in overtime without their best player in Cunane. But they beat that same VT team twice on the season to avenge the loss.
  • We were told that NET Rankings would be used subjectively, that every team had differing situations.  Texas A&M NET is 12th…I mean…

Look, in the grand scheme of things, being #1 versus #2 isn’t that big of a deal. Yearly, the Women’s Tourney tends to be far more chalk than the Men’s. Would expect the Final Four to be exclusively first and second seeds.

The biggest loss of a #1 seed truly is pride and program accolades. The women deserve it, as one of the hottest teams over a two-year stretch. We’ll find out the official verdict tonight on ESPN.

Maybe in the end, this will be a blessing. You just gave a stellar team an even bigger chip on their shoulder.


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VIDEO: NC State women fall 64-63 to Princeton on late three in NCAA 1st Round



The NC State women were a 7 seed, picked to move on over 10-seeded Princeton, but that’s not how it worked out.

The Pack women were plagued by turnovers (20) and Princeton capitalized with a late 3 to clinch the win. Highlight above.

Sad day for NC State all around.

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: NC State Moves Up to #15 After Win Over Notre Dame



The NC State Women’s Basketball (16-5) team moved up 5 spots in the Week 13 AP Poll, after defeating Notre Dame 69-65 yesterday, who was ranked 7th then, and ranked 9th now.


ACC Teams in the Week 13 AP Poll

9. Notre Dame

11. UNC

13. Virginia Tech

15. NC State

16. Duke

23. FSU

The Wolfpack’s next game will be on Thursday night on the road at Georgia Tech at 8pm on ACC Network.

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NC State Signee Zoe Brooks is a McDonald’s All-American



NC State Women’s Basketball 2023 signee Zoe Brooks was named a McDonald’s All-American yesterday.

McDonald’s All American Game East Roster
Player High School Position Height Committed to
Zoe Brooks Saint John Vianney (NJ) G 5-10 NC State
Essence Cody Valdosta (GA) F 6-3 Alabama
Aalyah Del Rosario The Webb School (CA) F 6-5 LSU
Jadyn Donovan Sidwell Friends School (DC) G 6-0 Duke
Milaysia Fulwiley W.J. Keenan (SC) G 5-6 South Carolina
Hannah Hildalgo Paul VI (NJ) G 5-6 Notre Dame
Riley Nelson Bullis School (MD) W 6-0 Maryland
Courtney Ogden Westminster School (GA) W 5-11 Stanford
Laila Reynolds Shabach Christian (FL) F 6-2 Florida
Emma Risch Palm Bay Magnet (FL) G 6-1 Notre Dame
Taliah Scott Saint John’s Country Day (FL) G 5-9 Arkansas
Ashlynn Shade La Lumiere (IN) G 5-9 UConn
McDonald’s All American Game West Roster
Player High School Position Height Committed to
Kamorea Arnold Germantown (WI) G 5-9 UConn
Sofia Bell Jesuit (OR) W 6-1 Oregon
Madison Booker Germantown (MS) W 6-1 Texas
Addyson Brown Derby Senior (KS) W 6-2 Iowa State
Breya Cunningham La Jolla Country Day (CA) F 6-4 Arizona
Kymora Johnson Saint Annes-Belfield (VA) G 5-7 Virginia
Tessa Johnson Saint Michael Albertville (MN) G 5-10 South Carolina
Amanda Muse Heritage (CA) F 6-4 UCLA
Judea Watkins Sierra Canyon (CA) G 6-0 USC
Mikaylah Williams Parkway (LA) G 6-0 LSU
Jada Williams La Jolla Country Day G 5-6 Arizona
Sahara Williams West (IA) W 5-10 Oklahoma


Here is what ESPN had to say about Brooks being named a McDonald’s All-American.

Zoe Brooks, G

Signed with: NC State | 2023 ESPNW 100 ranking: 9
St. John Vianney HS (New Jersey)

Brooks is a gifted scorer who can flat out put the ball in the basket. Over the past 18 months, she has really gone to work on her conditioning and it brought her game to another level. She is a true three-level scorer. Defenses must be there on the close out, but containing Brooks is no easy feat as she attacks angles, changes speeds, and has the footwork and handle to counter. Her strength allows her to finish with contact at the rim and her touch provides an array of floaters and usage of the glass for buckets. Brooks sees the floor well and zips passes to teammates for open looks. Defensively, she has fantastic instincts and is good in passing lanes and in the press. Brooks is averaging 24 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game this season. (ESPN)

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Women’s Basketball: #20 NC State 71 Miami 61: Box Score & Highlights



#20 NC State picked up a much needed win last night against Miami, defeating the Hurricanes 71-61 in PNC Arena, avoiding a 3-game skid.

Sophomore Guard Saniya Rivers led the pack with 14 points, 6 steals, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.

Seniors Camille Hobby and Mimi Collins both had 11 points.

Sophomore Guard Aziaha James had 10 points, and led the Pack with 6 rebounds.

The Wolfpack was without Jada Boyd and Jessica Timmons last night, and River Baldwin went down with an injury, and will have an MRI tomorrow.

NC State is now 14-5 overall, and 4-4 in ACC play, and will play at Louisville on Sunday at 1pm on ABC.

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