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NC State Women’s Basketball: Seek and Destroy the Doubters



The day has finally come.

After two years of waiting, with two ACC Championships in hand, the State women’s basketball team finally gets to play in the NCAA Tournament. Furthermore, for the first time ever, they enter as the #1 seed. While they have had so much success on the floor, they’ve literally EARNED EVERYTHING. No matter what, State is the underdog of college basketball.


Stacked Opposition

Great, we’re a number one seed. But, we have one of the toughest paths to get to the Final Four. State could possibly meet three-straight conference champions to make it to the Elite Eight. In round one, they face MEAC champion North Carolina A&T. With a win, they’ll most likely face AAC champion South Florida. Advance another round? They have a 3 out of 4 team chance to square-off against ANOTHER conference champ in either Gonzaga, Belmont or VCU.

State could start the Tournament with matchups against three conference champs. 60 other teams don’t have that path. No 1, 2 or 3-Seed would face more than one champ.


Repeat Coach of the Year Snub

Wes Moore is the man. What he has done with this program over the last five years is incredible, to the point we could argue he’s the best State coach right now. In the last four seasons;

2018 – 26-8 – NCAAT
2019 – 28-6 – NCAAT
2020 – 28-4 – ACC Champs, would have been NCAAT
2021 – 20-2 – ACC Champs, NCAAT as a #1 Seed (First-time ever)

Losses keep going down and the trophy case needs an expansion. Yet, even after all of that, Wes Moore in that span hasn’t 1) Been name ACC Coach of the Year and/or 2) Been named National Coach of the Year. The media and women’s college basketball world, as a whole, doesn’t care about State’s success.

State has one of the top coaches in the country, yet no accolades to show for it.


No All-American First Teams?

The above record doesn’t happen, unless there are players on the court doing just about everything right. Yet, State still gets no love. Cunane was named All-American Second Team a week ago. Brown-Turner was honorable mention. Cunane comes into this NCAAT averaging 17 points and 8 boards a game. In just the last three games; 27 pts/9 rebs, 23 pts/9 rebs and 20 pts/9 rebs, with an ACCT MVP award. Yet…

No State WBB player has ever been a First Team All-American.


No one is Picking State to Take this Tourney

The odds NC State is crowned WBB Champs? Less than 5%. From ESPN to CBS Sports, everyone is doubting this team. 70% of experts think the Wolfpack WON’T even make the Final Four. Nobody has them winning it all.

Not a single pick that State even makes it to the Championship.


State wasn’t given a number one seed, they had to earn it. Whether it’s rankings or awards, State has done everything on the court to win. If you aren’t on the bandwagon watching every second of action from this NCAA Tournament, add yourself to this disrespectful group of doubters.

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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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