On Tuesday, June 2, accounts across social media posted blacked out photos and refrained from posting anything else as a part of #BlackOutTuesday. The movement’s purpose was to raise awareness for the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests across America and to prevent self-promotion across the board, reverting attention to petitions and ways to help.
While the NC State women’s basketball season was unfortunately cut short, the team still went out on top at the ACC Tournament and left behind numerous great memories. Let’s take a look back at the five best moments from the 2019-20 season.
The NC State women’s basketball team capped off its stellar season with an ACC title. Although its season was cut short in the form of a canceled NCAA Tournament, the Wolfpack finished just two wins shy of the program record for wins in a season and won three games in three days to triumph in the ACC Tournament. Here’s how the team lived up to preseason expectations.
The NC State women's basketball team was in the midst of a strong postseason run, winning the program’s first ACC championship in 29 years, before the coronavirus shut down this year's NCAA tournament. If there hadn't been an outbreak, the Wolfpack would be going into the tournament with the momentum to go on a deep run and the chance to make history. Here is what could have happened if the season wasn’t ended abruptly.
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.