The 5-foot-5 guard averaged 17.6 points and 4.3 rebounds for the Scarlet Knights last year after arriving as the nation’s sixth-ranked recruit. She made the Big Ten’s all-freshman team and was a second-team all-conference pick. Wolfpack coach Wes Moore says Johnson is a scoring point guard who can push the ball and stretch defenses.
North Carolina State is adding freshman guard Madison Hayes as a transfer from Mississippi State. Hayes is a 6-foot guard and a five-star recruit who was named to the coaches’ Southeastern Conference’s all-freshman team last year. Hayes started nine games and averaged 4.7 points and 4.7 rebounds.
N.C. State struck first, scoring two runs in the first inning off an RBI single from catcher Luca Tresh and a fielder's choice RBI from left fielder Jonny Butler. After holding the Tar Heels silent in the bottom of the first, the Wolfpack blew things open in the second, knocking UNC starter Will Sandy out of the game and putting up three more runs in the process.