This was supposed to be the year for Aislinn Konig. The senior guard on the NC State women’s basketball team worked her whole life for what she and her team already accomplished this season. They were set up for a chance to make history.
On Tuesday afternoon, the ACC officially canceled the remainder of winter and spring sports activities, both competition and practice, for the 2019-20 school year in a press release, with hopes to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
On Thursday afternoon, the ACC “suspended all athletic related activities including competition, formal and organized practice, recruiting and participation in NCAA championships until further notice. The decision was made following consultation with the league’s presidents and athletic directors to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19.”
On Wednesday afternoon, the NCAA and its president, Mark Emmert, made the decision to conduct the men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament games without general admission for fans due to COVID-19, commonly referred to as “coronavirus.” According to a statement released by Emmert, only “essential staff and limited family attendance” will be permitted at the tournaments’ host sites.
The NC State women’s basketball team is a champion at last, defeating Florida State 71-66 to take the ACC Tournament crown. The Wolfpack will get a chance at another trophy, as it gets some rest before entering the NCAA Tournament. Here are some interesting numbers from the Pack’s memorable run, including some that could be indicative of what is to come in the NCAA Tourney.
Here's a quick look at how NC State women's basketball celebrated winning the ACC Tournament for the first time in 29 years, complete with gatorade showers, confetti and the trophy ceremony. Video by David Tracey.
The No. 10 NC State women’s basketball team won three games in three days during the ACC Tournament this past weekend, beating Georgia Tech, Boston College and No. 22 Florida State en route to winning the program’s first ACC title since 1991. Here are some takeaways from the Wolfpack’s championship run.
GREENSBORO — It’s been a long time coming for NC State women’s basketball senior guard Aislinn Konig. With 120 games played, she holds the program record for 3-pointers made in a season and the second-most 3-pointers made in a career. One of the most beloved players in NC State women’s basketball history, a goal from the moment she committed to NC State has been realized: