In only her fourth game as a first-year on the North Carolina women's basketball team, which was a 98-28 drubbing of South Carolina State, Kennedy Todd-Williams finished just one assist shy of the first triple-double in program history.
The Jacksonville, North Carolina, native, who UNC head coach Courtney Banghart dubbed the "Scottie Pippen of college basketball," nearly accomplished the feat in just 21 minutes of action against the Bulldogs.
"I like to share the ball," Todd-Williams said. "I'm a versatile player, so I like to be on the boards, get a bucket when I need to or find my teammates."
What would've been the second triple-double of her playing career — the first being a 22-point, 12-rebound and 10-assist outing as a high school senior in her first game back from a torn ACL — started off with a quick nine points from Todd-Williams in the opening frame to go with five assists in the second quarter.
By halftime, she carried 10 points, six boards and six assists into the break through only 13 minutes of playing time, en route to her final stat line of 14 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and four steals.
"Oh, my gosh. I love Toddy. She's a beast," fellow first-year guard Deja Kelly, who racked up a team-high 16 points in the victory, said. "She brings a little bit of everything to this team, which is extremely helpful. If you need a rebound, she's got it. If you need a bucket, she's got it. If you need a stop, she's got it. So, yeah, Todd's gonna be a problem in the ACC."
And Kelly's point about looking ahead to conference play is right on the money.