The Wolfpack face their first D1 foe today in Georgia Southern at 7pm tonight at the PNC Arena to open up the long awaited regular season. This will be the first time for fans to get to see Dennis Smith Jr and a few other new faces for the Pack, go up against formidable competition and give us a better feel of what these guys are capable of.
Who Is Georgia Southern?
Georgia Southern plays out of the Sun Belt conference. Last year, the Eagles finished 14-17 (10-10 in Conference) though sporting one of the countries youngest rosters with 3 sophmores and 2 freshman in the starting lineup. This means that the Eagles return just about all their scoring from last year, along with sophmore Tookie Brown, who average 17 points a game and was both the Sunbelt Freshman of the Year and First Team All-Sunbelt. Tookie is smaller (5-11) but very quick gaurd and can really shoot the ball. And Tookie is not the only shooter on this roster, the Eagles set a new team record last year in both 3 pointers made (282) and 3 pointers attempted (834) which put them 27th in the nation for made 3-pointers. Mike Hughes, a second team All Sunbelt Junior is one of the large reason the Eagles shoot so well from the outside as he finished 4th in the conference in 3’s per game, followed closely by Junior gaurd Jake Allsmiller who finished 6th in the confernce. This year, Georgia Southern is picked to finish 4th in their conference.
How To Watch
The Pack will again only be available to watch on the computer/App through the ACC Sports Extra on the WatchESPN App or website. Here’s a past article on how to use the WatchESPN App: Link
The game will also be broadcast on G101.5 in the local area. If not in the Raleigh area, here is the list for who will be broadcasting the game.
Lastly, you can and should support the Pack by attending the game at the PNC Arena. You can buy tickets at the gate or online at GoPack.com