NC State head coach Wes Moore picked up the biggest win of his tenure as the Wolfpack Women held on for a 70-62 win over No. 2 Notre Dame. The game snapped the Irish’s incredible 35-game ACC winning streak, while also giving State something it lacked last season: a big win over a great opponent.
When you beat the No. 2 team in the nation! pic.twitter.com/AI8h420bQV— NC State WBB (@PackWomensBball) December 30, 2016
The Irish are No. 2 in the RPI so this should provide a nice bump for NC State, which is ranked down in the 70s. The Wolfpack Women just missed out on an NCAA tournament bid last season, primarily because of it’s unremarkable resume. That team had several opportunities to finish off resume-defining wins and could not do it.
Tonight, State did finish, giving itself a victory that could be immensely helpful down the road. We’ll have more from Sherman later—I’d imagine he was at this game--but I figured early congratulations were in order.