The NC State women’s basketball team has always played a team style of basketball. Rarely does it have a scorer head and shoulders above the rest of the team or a go-to scorer in clutch moments down the stretch.

That’s not the case anymore.

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The No. 13 NC State’s women’s basketball team passed its first big test of the season with flying colors, defeating No. 9 Maryland 66-59 in Reynolds Coliseum Thursday night.

Finals week can be stressful and exhausting. Take a break from studying and come to one of the home basketball games this week. 

For a typical high school recruit, it’s never easy to choose an out-of-state school over an in-state school close to home. But Jakia Brown-Turner was no typical high school recruit, and her decision to choose NC State over Maryland is already paying dividends.

The No. 13 NC State women’s basketball team is now 8-0 after winning the Claim Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu, Hawaii over Thanksgiving weekend. The Wolfpack is starting to put the pieces together with its returning players and young talent as it enters the last few games of the nonconference season. 

The No. 12 NC State women’s basketball team captured the Rainbow Wahine Showdown crown Sunday night, defeating North Texas 76-65 at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii to complete a 3-0 Aloha State sweep.