Due to the undefeated Kansas State University, North Carolina’s No. 5 State University defeated the last three opponents. Friday’s duel between the two teams will definitely be an interesting game. K-State will work hard to prove that it is better than we thought before the season, and NC State does not want to give up more games after losing to the number one South Carolina in the first game of the season.
K-State has always performed well, mainly due to junior center Ayoka Lee’s incredible start. She has always been the team’s leading scorer. She scored 43 points in the game against Central Arkansas, breaking the single-game scoring record for the event and making history.
This is not just Ayoka Lee’s show; the team has completed all statistical work. They have been surpassing the team and controlling their opponents to 40 points per game, and Serena Sundell leads the team in assists as a freshman. Playing against a North Carolina State University-level team will be a good test, let us know how good K-State has performed this year.
Wolfpack is as good as advertised. Their record is 3-1, they won all the victories by 33 points or more, and they lost to the country’s No. 1 team by only 9 points in the season opener.
Elissa Cunane started where she left. She averaged 13.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, shooting 50% from the field.
North Carolina State University has combined its core players since last year, and all five starters have returned. This chemistry, combined with their star power, has created a team that is explosive on the offensive end, dominates the rebounding, and allows the team to average only 54 points per game.
Although NC State is the favorite of this game, it is also a test of it. This game against K-State will be Wolfpack’s second toughest game so far. If they are really championship contenders, then they must also dominate the game against a good team and prove that they are one step ahead.
5th place NC State (3-1, 0-0 ACC) vs. Kansas State University (4-0, 0-0 Big 12)
when: Friday, November 19 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time
Where: Raleigh, North Carolina
How to watch/listen: ACCNX, K-State Sports Network (K-State)
The key to the game: For K-State, this is simple. If it wants to win this game, it needs a big game from Ayoka Lee. The Wildcats need to break the rebounds and provide their best defensive performance. This is a daunting challenge. If they are not 100% focused, they may run out of the gym. NC State needs to keep passing the ball. In the last game, it had five players in double figures, including two substitute players. This depth and firepower is why many people consider NC State to be a champion contender. However, there has been one defeat in their record, and another defeat may make people wonder how good this team is. Appearing in a convincing way and winning will remove any worries and keep Wolfpack on track in a special season.