N.C. State will play a rare February non-conference women’s basketball game tonight at Reynolds Coliseum, and the Wolfpack is sorely in need of a win.

N.C. State forward Bonae Holston
  • Photo courtesy NCSU athletics
  • N.C. State forward Bonae Holston

Kellie Harper’s club (9-12) will carry a five-game losing streak into tonight’s contest with Fairfield (14-6), which is making a run at the top of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

The Wolfpack leads the series with the Stags 2-0, and considering the way it has been playing in recent games against Top 25 opposition, should be a solid favorite.

The game had originally been scheduled for Dec. 28, but Fairfield was unable to get out of the Northeast because of a severe winter storm.

N.C. State vs.Fairfield
[Tuesday, 7 p.m., Reynolds Coliseum]
WKNC-FM 88.1.
Video: GoPack.com.
Records: NCSU 9-12; FU 14-6.
Coaches’ records — NCSU: Kellie Harper 124-91, 29-26 at NCSU; FU: Joe Frager 250-170, 74-40 at FU.
Leading scorers — NCSU: Bonae Holston 15.9; FU: Katelyn Linney 13.0.
Leading rebounders — NCSU: Bonae Holston 8.3; FU: Taryn Johnson 8.2.
Assist leaders — NCSU: Amber White 3.8; FU: Desiree Pina 2.8.