|NC State Wolfpack Women's Basketball|
|University||North Carolina State University|
|All-time record||904–461 (.662)|
|Head coach||Wes Moore (7th season)|
|Location||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Arena|| Reynolds Coliseum |
|Colors||Red and White |
|NCAA Tournament Final Four|
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2007, 2018, 2019|
|NCAA Tournament Second round|
|1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|AIAW Tournament Elite Eight|
|AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|1978, 1980, 1981|
|AIAW Tournament Appearances|
|1978, 1980, 1981|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|1980, 1985, 1987, 1991|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|1978, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1990|
The NC State Wolfpack women's basketball team is one of the most storied programs in women's college basketball history.
The women's basketball team at NC State had its beginnings in 1974. Under first head coach Robert "Peanut" Doak,North Carolina State won the first game it played 57–45 over the Virginia Cavaliers on December 7, 1974 en route to an 11–4 final record.
Kay Yow, the former head coach of the Elon Phoenix, was hired July 1, 1975 as coordinator of women's athletics and women's basketball coach. Coach Yow began her legendary coaching career on December 6, 1975 and recorded her first win with the Wolfpack, a 68–64 triumph over the College of Charleston Cougars, on January 10, 1976. On January 27, 1976, the Wolfpack beat the North Carolina Tar Heels 68–58 in the first televised women's basketball game in North Carolina history. In her first season as the head coach, Kay Yow led her squad to the quarterfinals of the 1976 National Women's Invitation Tournament.
The 1977–78 season was a breakout year for the women's basketball program. On January 12, 1978, the Wolfpack beat the #1 Wayland Baptist Flying Queens 98–86 for its first ever win over a number one ranked team. In addition, the team won the inaugural ACC regular season championship and advanced to the Elite Eight of the AIAW Tournament where Wayland Baptist avenged its earlier season loss to the Wolfpack. NC State was ranked third in the final AP Poll of the 1977–78 season, its highest final ranking in school history.
On February 10, 1980, the Wolfpack won its first ACC Tournament championship with an 85–75 victory over the Maryland Terrapins. NC State finished the season undefeated in conference play, capturing the ACC regular season title as well. The Wolfpack advanced to the second round, which was the Sweet 16, of the AIAW Tournament in both 1980 and 1981, foreshadowing the success NC State would later enjoy in the NCAA Tournament.
The NCAA began sanctioning women's college basketball during the 1981–82 season, and on March 13, 1982, the Wolfpack defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 75–71 in its first NCAA Tournament game. The team won the regular season ACC title for the third time in school history in the 1982–83 season.
On November 26, 1983, Kay Yow won her 200th career game with a 60–54 triumph over the Miami Hurricanes.
The 1984–85 season was a very successful season, with the Wolfpack women winning their fourth regular season and second ACC tournament championships. The Wolfpack defeated North Carolina 81–80 on March 3, 1985 to claim the ACC tournament title. NC State won its third ACC tournament title on March 2, 1987 with a 57–56 win over Virginia.
On February 18, 1988, Coach Yow defeated the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 62–61 to collect her 100th career ACC victory. During the offseason, Yow led the United States Olympic women's basketball team to a gold medal in the 1988 Olympics.
NC State won its fifth and final regular season ACC championship to date in the 1989–90 season.
The Wolfpack women set an ACC record for the most points scored in a game on December 8, 1990. NC State defeated the Western Carolina Catamounts 137–65 in a record that still stands today. On January 12, 1991, #3 NC State lost a triple-overtime game 123–120 to #2 Virginia. The 243 total points scored is an ACC record.
The Wolfpack captured its fourth and final ACC tournament title to date on March 4, 1991 by beating Clemson 84–61.
NC State made its deepest NCAA tournament run in 1998. On March 23, the Wolfpack defeated the Connecticut Huskies 60–52 to earn a berth in the Final Four.On March 27, North Carolina State took the floor in Kansas City to take on the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters, but the team ultimately fell 84–65.
On January 24, 1999, Coach Yow became the second coach to achieve 200 career ACC wins with NC State's 85–60 victory at Wake Forest. NC State retired the first set of women's basketball jerseys in school history on February 13, 2000. Genia Beasley, Trudi Lacey, Chasity Melvin, Linda Page, Andrea Stinson, Trena Trice, and Susan Yow each had her jersey retired.
On June 10, 2000, Coach Yow was one of 24 players and coaches inducted into the second class of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, and on September 27, 2002, Yow was enshrined into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Nine Wolfpack players, including Genia Beasley, Summer Erb, Trudi Lacey, Rhonda Mapp, Chasity Melvin, Linda Page, Andrea Stinson, Trena Trice and Susan Yow, were named to the ACC's 50th anniversary women's basketball team on September 25, 2002. The nine players were the second most of all ACC schools.
Coach Yow recorded her 600th win at NC State on December 2, 2004 with a 65–36 win over the Seton Hall Pirates. On January 22, 2006, Coach Yow coached her 1,000th career game when NC State beat the Dartmouth Big Green 78–43. She was one of only four NCAA Division I basketball coaches to coach 1,000 games. On February 5, 2007, she became just the sixth coach in Division I women's basketball history to win 700 games with a 68–51 victory over the Florida State Seminoles. The Reynolds Coliseum floor was renamed "Kay Yow Court" on February 16, 2007. That night, the Wolfpack upset #2 North Carolina 72–65. On March 18, 2007, Yow recorded her 650th win at NC State with an 84–52 defeat of the Robert Morris Colonials.
Kay Yow died on January 24, 2009 after a 21-year battle with breast cancer.In her legendary career at NC State, she won almost 700 games, guided her teams to 20 NCAA tournaments, advanced to the Sweet 16 eleven times, and recorded 29 winning seasons.
On April 16, 2009, former Tennessee Lady Volunteers player and Western Carolina Catamounts head coach Kellie Harper was named the third head coach in NC State women's basketball history. Lady Volunteers head coach Pat Summitt said, "North Carolina State is getting a young and rising star in the game in Coach Kellie Jolly Harper. I am proud for Kellie. I expect she will do a great job in a very competitive conference – she has what it takes to be successful."
Coach Harper picked up her first win as the Wolfpack head coach on November 13, 2009 with an 87–71 win over the Florida International Golden Panthers.
Harper was fired on March 25, 2013, after a 4-year record of 70–64. Wes Moore, head coach at University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, was named as the fourth head coach in program history on April 4, 2013.
|2016–17 NC State Wolfpack women's basketball team|
Conference tournament winners noted with # Source
|Season||Team||Overall||Conference||Standing||Postseason||Coaches' poll||AP poll|
|Robert R. "Peanut" Doak(Independent)(1974–1975)|
|1974–75||Robert R. "Peanut" Doak||11–4||–||State Class B Tournament|
|Robert R. "Peanut" Doak:||11–4||–|
|Kay Yow(Independent, ACC)(1975–2009)|
|1975–76||Kay Yow||19–7||–||NWIT Sixth Place|
|1976–77||Kay Yow||21–3||–||AIAW Region II Tournament||10|
|Atlantic Coast Conference|
|1977–78||Kay Yow||29–5||9–0||1st||AIAW Quarterfinals||3|
|1978–79||Kay Yow||27–7||7–2||2nd||AIAW Region II Tournament||11|
|1979–80||Kay Yow||28–8||9–0||1st#||AIAW Sixteen||10|
|1980–81||Kay Yow||21–10||7–2||T-1st||AIAW Sixteen||13|
|1981–82||Kay Yow||24–7||12–4||2nd||NCAA Sixteen||12|
|1982–83||Kay Yow||22–8||12–1||1st||NCAA First Round||16|
|1983–84||Kay Yow||23–9||9–5||T-3rd||NCAA Sixteen||16|
|1984–85||Kay Yow||25–6||13–1||1st#||NCAA Sixteen||12|
|1985–86||Kay Yow||18–11||9–5||T-3rd||NCAA Second Round (Bye)|
|1986–87||Kay Yow||24–7||11–3||2nd#||NCAA Sixteen||12||13|
|1988–89||Kay Yow||24–7||12–2||2nd||NCAA Sixteen||10||13|
|1989–90||Kay Yow||25–6||12–2||1st||NCAA Sixteen||10||11|
|1990–91||Kay Yow||27–6||9–5||T-2nd#||NCAA Sixteen||10||7|
|1994–95||Kay Yow||21–10||11–5||3rd||NCAA Sixteen||19||24|
|1995–96||Kay Yow||20–10||10–6||3rd||NCAA Second Round||23|
|1996–97||Kay Yow||19–12||9–7||T-3rd||NCAA First Round|
|1997–98||Kay Yow||25–7||12–4||T-2nd||NCAA Semifinals||4||10|
|1998–99||Kay Yow||17–12||9–7||5th||NCAA Second Round|
|1999–2000||Kay Yow||20–9||11–5||3rd||NCAA First Round||23||23|
|2000–01||Kay Yow||22–11||9–7||T-3rd||NCAA Sixteen||16||19|
|2003–04||Kay Yow||17–15||8–8||T-3rd||NCAA First Round|
|2004–05||Kay Yow||21–8||10–4||3rd||NCAA First Round||21|
|2005–06||Kay Yow||19–12||7–7||5th||NCAA First Round|
|2006–07||Kay Yow||25–10||10–4||T-3rd||NCAA Sixteen||12||18|
|2007–08||Kay Yow||21–13||6–8||8th||WNIT Semifinals|
|2009–10||Kellie Harper||20–14||7–7||T-6th||NCAA First Round|
|2011–12||Kellie Harper||19–16||5–11||9th||WNIT Second Round|
|2012–13||Kellie Harper||17–17||7–11||T-7th||WNIT Second Round|
|2013–14||Wes Moore||25–8||11–5||4th||NCAA First Round|
|2014–15||Wes Moore||18–15||7–9||10th||WNIT Third Round|
|2016–17||Wes Moore||23–9||12–4||T–4th||NCAA Second Round||17||17|
|2017–18||Wes Moore||26–9||11–5||T–4th||Sweet Sixteen||21||16|
|2018–19||Wes Moore||28–6||12–4||T–3rd||Sweet Sixteen||10|
|Wes Moore:||138–56 (.711)||62–32 (.660)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
|1983||#4||Second Round||#5 Penn State||L 94-80|
#1 Old Dominion
L 73-71 (OT)
|#5 St. Joseph's|
#1 Old Dominion
|1986||#6||Second Round||#3 Penn State||L 63-59|
#3 Ole Miss
|#10 George Washington|
#2 Penn State
|1997||#8||First Round||#9 Iowa||L 56-50|
#12 Youngstown State
#1 Old Dominion
#3 Louisiana Tech
|#7 Mississippi State|
#2 Texas Tech
|2000||#5||First Round||#12 SMU||L 64-63|
|2004||#10||First Round||#7 Auburn||L 79-59|
|2005||#5||First Round||#12 Middle Tennessee State||L 60-58|
|2006||#5||First Round||#12 Tulsa||L 71-61|
|#13 Robert Morris|
W 78-72 (OT)
|2010||#9||First Round||#8 UCLA||L 74-54|
|2014||#5||First Round||#12 BYU||L 72-57|
#1 Mississippi State
Sandra Kay Yow was an American basketball coach. She was the head coach of the NC State Wolfpack women's basketball team from 1975 to 2009. A member of the Naismith Hall of Fame, she had more than 700 career wins. She also coached the U.S. women's basketball team to an Olympic gold medal in 1988 despite having been diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987. In April 2010, CollegeInsider.com created a new award called the Kay Yow National Coach of the Year Award in her honor. It will be presented annually to the women's college basketball head coach who displays great personal character on and off the court.
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Norman Lesley Sloan Jr. was an American college basketball player and coach. Sloan was a native of Indiana and played college basketball and football at North Carolina State University. He began a long career as a basketball coach months after graduating from college in 1951, and he was the men's basketball head coach at Presbyterian College, The Citadel, North Carolina State University, and two stints as at the University of Florida. Over a career that spanned thirty-eight seasons, Sloan was named conference coach of the year five times and won the 1974 national championship at North Carolina State, his alma mater. He was nicknamed "Stormin' Norman" due to his combative nature with the media, his players, and school administrators, and his collegiate coaching career ended in controversy when Florida's basketball program was under investigation in 1989, though Sloan claimed that he was treated unfairly.
William Neal Reynolds Coliseum is a multi-purpose arena located in Raleigh, North Carolina, on the campus of North Carolina State University. The arena was built to host a variety of events, including agricultural expositions and NC State basketball games. It is now home to all services of ROTC and several Wolfpack teams, including women's basketball, women's volleyball, women's gymnastics, and men's wrestling. The university named the court in Reynolds "Kay Yow Court" on February 16, 2007 with the assistance of a substantial donation from the Wolfpack Club. That same night, the Wolfpack women upset #2 North Carolina, just two weeks after the men upset #3 North Carolina at the PNC Arena.
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The NC State Wolfpack is the nickname of the athletic teams representing North Carolina State University. The Wolfpack competes at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for all sports since the 1953–54 season. The athletic teams of the Wolfpack compete in 23 intercollegiate varsity sports. NC State is a founding member of the ACC and has won eight national championships: two NCAA championships, two AIAW championships, and four titles under other sanctioning bodies. Most NC State fans and athletes recognize the rivalry with the North Carolina Tar Heels as their biggest.
Mark Frederick Gottfried is an American men's college basketball coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at Cal State Northridge.
The NC State Wolfpack men's basketball team represents North Carolina State University in NCAA Division I men's basketball competition. The Wolfpack currently competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference, of which it was a founding member. Prior to joining the ACC in 1954, the Wolfpack was a member of the Southern Conference, where they won seven conference championships. As a member of the ACC, the Wolfpack has won ten conference championships, as well as two national championships in 1974 and 1983. State's unexpected 1983 title was one of the most memorable in NCAA history.
Kellie Jolly Harper is an American basketball coach who is currently the head women's basketball coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols. Prior to coaching at Tennessee, she served as head coach of Missouri State, NC State, and Western Carolina.
Deborah Ann Yow is an American college sports administrator and former college basketball coach. She was the director of athletics at North Carolina State University, and held the same position at the University of Maryland and Saint Louis University. She previously served as the head coach of the women's basketball teams of the University of Kentucky, Oral Roberts University, and the University of Florida.
The NC State Wolfpack baseball team is the varsity intercollegiate baseball program of North Carolina State University, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. The team has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference since the conference's founding in the 1954 season. The program's home venue is Doak Field, which opened in 1966. Elliott Avent has been the head coach of the team since prior to the 1997 season. As of the end of the 2015 season, the Wolfpack have appeared in two College World Series and 27 NCAA Tournaments. They have won four ACC Tournament Championships and four ACC Regular Season Championships. As of the 2015 Major League Baseball season, 44 former Wolfpack players have played in Major League Baseball.
The 1973–74 North Carolina State Wolfpack men's basketball team represented North Carolina State University. The Wolfpack were a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The team finished undefeated in the ACC regular season, then won the ACC Tournament. The Wolfpack then won the NCAA tournament, finishing the season as the national champions.
The 2009–10 NC State Wolfpack women's basketball team represents North Carolina State University in the 2009–10 women's college basketball season. The team is coached by Kellie Harper and plays its home games in Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, NC. The Wolfpack is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The 2012–13 NC State Wolfpack men's basketball team represented North Carolina State University in the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team's head coach was Mark Gottfried in his second season. The team played their home games at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 24–11, 11–7 in ACC play to finish in a tie for fourth place. They advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament where they lost to Miami (FL). They received an at-large bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament where they lost in the second round to Temple.
The NC State Wolfpack women's soccer team represent North Carolina State University in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) of NCAA Division I women's college soccer. The team has never won the ACC regular season championship, but has won the ACC Tournament once. The team has advanced to the NCAA Women's soccer tournament 14 times. The most notable of these appearances was in 1988, when the Wolfpack finished runners up.
The 2015–16 NC State Wolfpack women's basketball team represents North Carolina State University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Wolfpack, led by third-year head coach Wes Moore, play their home games at Needham B. Broughton High School with 2 games at PNC Arena due to renovations at Reynolds Coliseum and were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 20–11, 10–6 in ACC play to finish in sixth place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the ACC Women's Tournament to Syracuse. Despite having 20 wins, they were not invited to a postseason tournament.
The 2016–17 NC State Wolfpack women's basketball team represents North Carolina State University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Wolfpack, led by fourth-year head coach Wes Moore, return to play their home games at Reynolds Coliseum after a one year of renovation and were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 23–9, 12–4 in ACC play to finish in a tie for fourth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the ACC Women's Tournament to Louisville. They received at-large bid of the NCAA Women's Tournament where they defeated Auburn in the first round before losing to Texas in the second round.
The 2017–18 NC State Wolfpack women's basketball team represented North Carolina State University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Wolfpack, led by fifth-year head coach Wes Moore, played their home games at Reynolds Coliseum and were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 26–9, 11–5 in ACC play to finish in a tie for fourth place. They advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Women's Tournament where they lost to Louisville. They received at-large bid of the NCAA Women's Tournament where they defeated Elon and Maryland in the first and second rounds before losing to Mississippi State in the sweet sixteen.
The 2018–19 NC State Wolfpack women's basketball team represents North Carolina State University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Wolfpack, led by sixth-year head coach Wes Moore, play their home games at Reynolds Coliseum and were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 28–6, 11–5 in ACC play to finish in a tie for third place. They advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Women's Tournament where they lost to Louisville. They received at-large bid of the NCAA Women's Tournament where they defeated Maine and Kentucky in the first and second rounds to advance to the sweet sixteen for the 2nd straight year where they lost to Iowa.
The 2019–20 NC State Wolfpack women's basketball team represents North Carolina State University during the 2019–20 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Wolfpack, led by seventh-year head coach Wes Moore, play their home games at Reynolds Coliseum and are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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