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It has been a minute since we’ve had sports to cover during the COVID-19 pandemic. The last big event happened all the way back in March with the women’s and men’s ACC Tournaments in Greensboro, but as sports seem to be ramping back up, Technician Sports is back for the 2020-21 school year. 

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.

History repeated itself in 2019-20 for the No. 10 NC State women’s basketball team. For the second year in a row, a hot, national attention-garnering start to the season led way to a rocky finish and questions entering the ACC Tournament.

CHAPEL HILL — NC State men’s basketball guard Markell Johnson is one of the best point guards in the ACC. A three-year starter and top-10 all time in program history in assists, the senior is unquestionably the Wolfpack’s best player. His talent is overwhelming, and in some ways, he flashes it every game.

On Monday, Feb. 24, the No. 10 NC State women’s basketball team will participate in the 15th-annual Play4Kay game, facing off against rival Duke at Reynolds Coliseum. The game is in Reynolds, but the teams will play on a court named after the game’s namesake: Kay Yow Court.

For the second game in a row, the No. 4 NC State women’s basketball team dropped a close game at home, this time falling 65-61 to Georgia Tech at Reynolds Coliseum. The loss comes just three days after losing to Louisville and puts a serious cloud of uncertainty around the Wolfpack just a couple weeks away from the ACC Tournament. Here are some of the key numbers from NC State’s loss.

NC State women’s basketball superstar center Elissa Cunane was named a finalist for the Lisa Leslie Award Friday afternoon.  This award, presented by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, is given to the top center in women’s college basketball.

The NC State softball team is off to a good start in its 2020 season already, with a ranked win under its belt. The new-look Wolfpack has 10 new players this season, a healthy mix of transfers and freshmen, in addition to returning most of its production from a 2019 season in which it advanced to the ACC Championships semifinals. Here is how the Wolfpack shapes out by position group.