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NC State’s Blowout Win Over UNC was Special in a LOT of Ways



If you can beat Duke or UNC in anything, literally anything, it’s awesome. Game of horse. Tag. Whatever.

Beat them by 27 in basketball? Hell yes.

Thursday night, State walked into Reynolds and smelt blood. At no point did they trail. And after going up 10-0, at no point did they lead by less than 10. The final score, 72-45. Yes, 45 points against. Incredible.

But here are four reasons why the win is extra special.

Oh Coach Courtney…

UNC’s Head Coach Courtney Banghart got RAKED this week by WPN. We all know what happened. When asked about playing in front of a sold out Reynolds, she called it “tiny” and not a big deal.

In response, WPN got LOUD on Thursday night. There was a little extra pep in the attendees walking in and the team on the court. It was awesome to see.

But I also want to go back to Coach Banghart for a sec. Maybe she actually thought that Reynolds was small and an insignificant factor on the game. But college sports needs this. I want rival coaches to sling insults. Just like when Wes Moore postgame said, “I guess we got a small media room too.” YESSSSS LFG.

Maybe this will come out wrong and me misconstrued, but I don’t think it’s bad that women’s sports find the spotlight, even if it’s from a jab at a rival. People were going to watch UNC/State, but after that comment? LOTS of people watched UNC/State. I don’t want coaches to start petty wars, but I also don’t mind us having some fun while attempting to throw daggers.

When Arizona Head Coach went back to her team huddle after beating UCONN in the Final Four, throwing up middle fingers and telling UCONN and the media to “f*ck off, we belong.” I felt that. (And reemphasizing here…middle fingers not to camera but what was to be the safe confines of her team huddle…which of course, the media went and ran with it.) But let’s get some energy into these big time matchups.


State Back to Hungry

State opened the season at Reynolds with a loss to then #1 South Carolina. Then weeks later, fell to now #15 UGA.

In an arena that we all thought they would “own” completely and wholly, they had not. The win against UNC, however, showed glimpses of what State is capable of doing there. They seemed to have fully gone into FU mode, with no conceivable way that anyone was going to come in and take what was their’s.

That’s how State needs to play from here on out. Controlled insanity with laser focus.

Hitting shots on offense with great ball movement. Relentless defense that just doesn’t quit. Emotions showing on every player’s face. That is the State team that can make a run deep into March.


Cunane was a Monster

This is really a continuation of the last statement, Cunane came to play. I understand that she is a finalist for the Wooden Award again. But there have been moments that she’s disappeared during games.

Not Thursday night.

She ended with 19 points, 13 rebounds and a block, with only two turnovers. She was everywhere. And if it wasn’t such a blowout? We’re talking State all-time performance.

State goes as Cunane goes. Perez, Boyd, B-T, Johnson are all superstars, but State with an inside game, jumps three notches up.

Loss to South Carolina? 8 points, 3 rebounds. Loss to UGA? 5 rebounds.

Get Cunane going and this team is ready.


400 ACC wins

With the win, State hit the milestone of 400 ACC wins.

Here is the full list os ACC WBB schools that can say that:

  1. NC State


Wes Moore getting special wins, the program getting special wins. Mind as well add a Natty to the list.

Passionate State fan that just wants to anything...

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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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