By Pat Welter, WRAL multimedia sports journalist
Charlotte, N.C. — The question was elemental and truthful were the answers: When I accidental three-peat what bash you think?
"NC State I hope," NC State women's hoops manager Wes Moore said.
"Yeah," elder halfway Elissa Cunane laughed. "Yeah!"
NC State has a accidental to triumph their 3rd consecutive ACC Tournament this season, but their goals spell beyond what they've accomplished successful the past. They instrumentality virtually everyone from past year's team, including starring scorer Cunane.
"We privation to triumph each crippled that we measurement connected the court," Cunane said. "We aren't going to merchantability ourselves abbreviated for anything. We decidedly privation to spell further successful the tournament."
Sweet 16 has been the last destination the past 3 years. They are determined to marque it beyond that circular successful 2021.
"We were disappointed successful the ending," Moore said. "We talked astir connected the title rings putting 3 consecutive Sweet 16s and the players said no, we don't privation to beryllium reminded of that."
Last twelvemonth Moore led the Wolfpack to its first-ever No. 1 effect successful the NCAA Tournament. A Final Four quality would beryllium the program's archetypal since 1998.
"We person immoderate steps to marque inactive nationally," Moore said. "As acold arsenic Final Four and above."