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Wolfpack Ready For In-State Showdown vs. ECU

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NC State Wolfpack  vs. ECU Pirates
Sat. Dec. 21 | Noon | Raleigh, NC | ESPN3

NC State is riding a 6 game winning streak that has Wolfpack fans riding high and the media questioning their projected preseason standings. Next up, however, is a tough test against an in-state foe.

ECU comes in on a nice little run of their own. The Pirates are on a 4 game winning streak and sitting on top of the Conference USA standings. While they really don’t have any signature wins to hang their hat on quite yet, they do have a 9 point loss to Duke, the #6 team in the nation. This isn’t going to be a walk in the park for the Wolfpack, but it certainly is a game they should win.

Let’s get to know the Pirates:

Player to Know:
Akeem Richmond. Does that name sound familiar? It should. This is a guy that State was high on as a freshman in high school. This kid is, and always has been an elite scorer. He’s listed at 6’0 but he’s closer to 5’10. He’s a guy that was overlooked because of his height and if State isn’t careful he could be a big problem. He’s currently averaging 18 points per game.


Team Notes:

– ECU can score it. This is a team that is averaging 86ppg, ranking 18th in the nation in that category.

– They also aren’t too shabby on the boards. Led by Brandan Stith (10 rebound per game), the Pirates are collecting 39 boards per contest. That’s good for 52nd in the nation.

– This is a team that really relies on their guards for scoring. Their top 4 scorers are all guards. State will really have to play a small lineup to keep up with the quick, scoring guards of ECU.

What State needs to do to win…
State is going to need to get big games defensively from their guards. ECU is going to be hyped up and their guards are going to be trying to take over. It’s going to be up to Barber, Lee, Turner and Lewis to stop these guys. On offense State is going to have a huge advantage inside. Vandy, Freeman, Anya, and Washington have another chance to show that they are ready for the big time after shutting down a very talented Tennessee frontcourt. But let’s be real. The real advantage NC State has here is TJ Warren. ECU is going to have a real tough time stopping the Pack’s scoring machine.

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NC State’s Men’s Basketball Team is Having One of it’s Best Runs in the ACC Ever

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Heading into tonight’s Top-25 matchup between #22 NC State and #8 UVA, the Wolfpack are in the midst of one of their best runs in ACC play since the conference was formed in 1953.

The Wolfpack are 9-4 in the ACC, but they have won 8 of their last 9 conference games.

The last time NC State went on a run like this in ACC Regular Season games was during the 1972-73 and 73-74 seasons, when the Wolfpack went 12-0 in ACC play.

12-0 (1972 & 73-74)

12 of 13 (1958-59)

8 of 9 (2022-23, 1961-61, 1954-55)

7 of 8 (1974-75, 1969-70, 1964-65, 1955-56)

6 of 7 (2005-06, 1979-80, 1960-61, 1957-58)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#22 NC State is a 7.5-Point Underdog at #8 UVA Tonight

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#22 NC State is a 7.5-point underdog at #8 Virginia tonight at 9pm, and the Total is sitting at 137.

  • NC State is 19-5 Straight Up.
    • They are 11-11-2 Against the Spread.
  • UVA is 17-4 Straight Up.
    • They are 8-12-1 Against the Spread.
  • The Total has gone Over in 13 of NC State’s 24 games.
    • The Total has gone Over in 12 of UVA’s 22 games
  • UVA is 15-2 as the Favorite.
    • NC State is 4-4 as the Underdog.
  • NC State is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games against UVA Against the Spread.
  • The Total has gone Over in 5 of NC State’s last 7 games.
    • The Total has gone Over in 4 of UVA’s last 5 games.
  • The Total has gone Under in 5 of the last 6 games between these two in Charlottesville.
  • NC State has won two in a row, and 3 of the last 4 against UVA.
    • Kevin Keatts is 3-4 against UVA. He is 2-2 at UVA.

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NC State is the ONLY Team in the Triangle Ranked for the 1st Time in 40 Years

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NC State’s Men’s Basketball team is back in the AP Top 25 for the first time in 4 years, landing at #22 in the Week 14 AP Poll.

NC State is ranked. Duke and UNC are not. Last time that was the case? December 27th, 1982. Over 40 years ago. It’s only the 6th time in 67 years that this has happened.

Anyone remember what happened that 1982-83 basketball season?

NC State won the National Championship.

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NC State Breaks Into the AP Poll, Landing at #22

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NC State is off to it’s best start in almost 2 decades, and they now finally have a number beside their name, landing at #22 in the Week 14 AP Poll.

This is the first time that NC State has been ranked in the AP Poll since January 28th, 2019, when they were ranked 23rd.

ACC Teams in the Week 14 AP Poll

8. Virginia
19. Miami
22. NC State
27. Duke
29. Clemson
30. Pitt

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