Wes Moore has been named ESPNW's ACC coach of the year. From GoPack:
After leading the No. 14 NC State women’s basketball team (24-6) to an incredible regular season during his first year at the helm of the program, Wes Moore was named ESPNW’s Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year on Tuesday afternoon.
During the 2013-14 season, Moore’s accomplishments with the Wolfpack include but are not limited to:
Nine straight weeks in the AP and USA Today top-25 polls.
First AP top-10 ranking since 2001.
A 21-3 start to the season, the program’s best such beginning since 1981-82.
10 wins over top-100 RPI teams.
14 wins in 16 home games.
A double bye in the upcoming ACC Tournament.
Two All-ACC selections.
Markeisha Gatling was named first team All-ACC and Kody Burke was named second team All-ACC. Again from GoPack:
In recognition of their terrific 2013-14 seasons, seniors Markeisha Gatling and Kody Burke of the No. 14 NC State women’s basketball team (24-6) were recognized in the first of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s postseason awards announcements made Tuesday afternoon.
Gatling was named to the All-ACC first team while Burke earned All-ACC second team honors. The Wolfpack is one of only three ACC programs (Notre Dame and Georgia Tech) to have one student-athlete on both the first and second teams.
Congratulations to each.
Charlie Creme's bracketology of March 3rd now has State as a number five seed in the Lexington regional with Kentucky as the four seed. I have no arguments with this as with Goodwin-Coleman and Daniel out for the year, State is not the team that once deserved a three or four seed. Of course, if State wins a couple in the ACC tournament, things should change for the better. However, no matter how well State does, they will play on someone's home court or at the best home court area.