RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hall of Fame coach Kay Yow earned her 700th
career win Monday night when she led North Carolina State to a
68-51 victory over Florida State.
Yow, who returned to the bench two weeks ago after two months
away to fight breast cancer, became the sixth Division I women's
coach to reach 700 wins. She has spent 32 of her 36 seasons as the
Wolfpack's coach, averaging 20 victories per season at N.C. State.
Her career record is 700-321.
"The players stepped onto the court tonight really ready to
play. I'm really proud of the way they played," Yow said to an
enthusiastic crowd moments after the win. "We just look forward to
you coming out and supporting us. Thank you from the bottom of our
The other women's coaches who have reached the 700-win mark are
Tennessee's Pat Summitt, Texas' Jody Conradt, Rutgers' Vivian
Stringer, North Carolina's Sylvia Hatchell and former LSU coach Sue
Gillian Goring led the Wolfpack (17-7, 6-3 Atlantic Coast
Conference) with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Khadijah Whittington
added 14 points and Marquetta Dickens finished with 11 points and
N.C. State -- which led 41-19 at the break -- shot 47.3 percent
and hit 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Wolfpack held
Florida State to 36.7 percent shooting.
Britany Miller shot 10-of-18 and scored 22 points for Florida
State (17-6, 6-2). Alicia Gladden added 11.