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Wolfpack hosts Hoops 4 Hope while UNC looks for revenge against Hokies

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N.C. State will play a women’s basketball contest that is always very special to the program today at 1 p.m., when

Bonae Holston drives to the hoop agains Old Dominion earlier this season.
  • File photo by Al Drago
  • Bonae Holston drives to the hoop agains Old Dominion earlier this season.

No. 21 Florida State visits Reynolds Coliseum for the annual “Hoops 4 Hope” game.

The day is dedicated to breast cancer awareness with proceeds going to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. As always for breast cancer awareness contests, fans are encouraged to wear pink.

It’s the sixth edition of the annual event, in which the Wolfpack is currently 4-1.

The other ACC women’s game in the Triangle will be at 2 p.m. in Chapel Hill, where No. 15 UNC will be a very solid favorite against last-place Virginia Tech.

NCSU leads the series with Florida State 24-10, but fell 74-71 on the road last season. The Wolfpack has lost four straight games, three of them to ranked opponents.

UNC leads its series with the Hokies 12-3, but should be out for revenge after suffering a shocking 79-64 loss in Blacksburg last season.

N.C. State vs. No. 21 Florida State
[Sunday, 1 p.m., Reynolds Coliseum]
Audio
: WKNC-FM 88.1.
Video: FSN South.
Records: NCSU 9-11, 1-5 ACC; FSU 17-4, 5-1.
Coaches’ records — NCSU: Kellie Harper 124-90, 29-25 at NCSU; FSU: Sue Semrau 250-170 at FSU.
Leading scorers — NCSU: Bonae Holston 15.2; FSU: Cierra Bravard 13.9.
Leading rebounders — NCSU: Bonae Holston 8.2; FSU: Cierra Bravard 7.3.
Assist leaders — NCSU: Amber White 3.9; FSU: Christian Hunnicutt 3.8.

No. 15 UNC vs. Virginia Tech
[Sunday, 2 p.m., Carmichael Arena]
Audio:
WCHL 1360.
Records: UNC 18-3, 4-2 ACC; VT 9-11, 0-6.
Coaches’ records — UNC: Sylvia Hatchell 849-297, 576-217 at UNC; VT: Beth Dunkenberger 173-146, 108-96 at VT.
Leading scorers — UNC: Italee Lucas 17.6; VT: Shanel Harrison 12.4.
Leading rebounders — UNC: Laura Broomfield 7.9; VT: Shanel Harrison 6.2.
Assist leaders — UNC: Cetera DeGraffenreid 5.7; VT: Nikki Davis 4.8.

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