State Women One Step Away From History


GREENSBORO — Before you can make history, you must first put yourself in the position to make history.

That’s what the NC State women’s basketball team did at the ACC tournament on Saturday.

The second-seeded Wolfpack withstood an early Boston College scoring barrage, pulled away, then coasted home to an 82-75 victory against the sixth-seeded Eagles that advances it into Sunday’s conference championship game.

Coach Wes Moore’s team avoided the upset bug that took out other top-three Louisville and Duke to earn a spot in the tournament final for the first time since 2010. The Wolfpack will play No., 4 Florida State on Sunday at Greensboro Coliseum with a chance to win its school’s first ACC title in either men’s or women’s basketball, football or baseball since 1991.

It’s a possibility Moore and his players are doing their best not to get excited about. Not with another game still to play and win.

“You know, this isn’t the time to sit back and evaluate your accomplishments,” Moore said after his team improved to 27-4. “We’ve got to keep preparing, keep going.

“Right now is not really the time. I told the team in the locker room afterwards, let’s don’t spend a lot of time thinking…

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