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With Miami Up Next Gottfried, Turner Talk Strategy

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Mark Gottfried

On Miami’s style of play…
“They’re zoning a lot more and it’s real effective. It’s a matchup zone and sometimes it’s tough to figure it out. I think offenseively they are very similiar. They utilize ball screens a lot, we have a to do a great job defending that, but I think he’s done a great job with this team. Regardless of their record in the league, they’re going to be a really tough team to beat. I can promise you that.”

On why Miami plays so much zone this year…
I think they lost some games early on and he looked at their team and wanted to find some things they could be really good at and I think they are really good at their matchup zone. So that’s the thing we’re going to have to tackle.

On how NC State will attack the zone…
We’re going to have to make some shots from the perimeter. I don’t know that you can beat them just making shots around the basket all night long, because they clog the lane. We hope we have some things that I think can be effective against it. We have to move the ball really well, set some screens even though it’s a zone and get inside of it. Ultimately though, you have to make some shots too. You have to make a few shots from the perimeter, it really helps you.

On Beejay Anya…
Health-wise, Beejay is getting there. He was able to practice today, so we expect him to be a lot more ready to play from a physical standpoint than he was at Carolina.

On talking about the postseason…
I think talking about (the NCAA Tournament) is a ways away for us. We’re halfway through the league and we’ve got to really turn it up. We’ve got to win some on the road, keep improving as a team, and we’ve got our 9 scholarship guys and they have to be ready to play on any night with any combination. That’s the way we’ve got to be ready to play.

On how to beat Miami…
The question is, can you speed (Miami) up. Which is hard to do. Whether you full court press them or do some different things, you’ve got to be smart about that because you don’t want quick, empty possessions yourselves.


Ralston Turner

On the difference between State and Miami…
“We like to run and score a high amount of points and (Miami) likes to play zone and they don’t push it as much as we do.”

On playing on the road…
“Anytime you’re on the road, nobody is on your side. So regardless of who’s there we have to be ready to play because we know Miami will be ready to play.”

On talking about postseason….
“Yes, we do talk about (the NCAA Tournament). Right now we still feel like it’s an obtainable goal, but it’s something we’re going to have to work for. We don’t have much more room for error so we need to capitalize on everything.”

On Gottfried being a ‘one game at a time’ type of guy…
“He has to look at it like that. You have to be like that, you have to take care of your business and you can’t play 2 or 3 teams at one time, so focus on the task at hand and then move on to what’s next.”

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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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