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NC State Faces Barton College in Final Exhibition

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NC State Faces Barton College in Final Exhibition

State will face Barton College at 7pm in its second and final exhibition match before starting the regular season. The Wolfpack handled Lynn in the exhibition opener after coming out to some early jitters. The second showing for the Pack should give us a good idea of which lineup Gottfried will look to go with to open the season.

Who are the Barton Bulldogs?

The Bulldogs are a NCAA Divsion II basketabll program in the Conference Carolinas. Barton is located in Wilson, NC which is an hour east of Raleigh, which means they have some homegrown talent on their roster. Once of which is Isiah Jones out of nearby Athens High School. While a Division II school, Barton has seen their fair share off success in the basketball ranks. Some of you may remember this wild finish to win the 2007 Division II National Title.

Barton had a very good year last year, finish 20-11 while making it to their conference championship game. Barton returns 9m players from last years team including all-conference point guard Danny Shand, who averaged nearly 15 points per game while also leading the league in assists at 5.4 per game. They also return Daniel Westbrook and RJ Claypool who averaged close to 10 points a game last year. Barton did lose 3 of their 5 starters from last year, including an all-conference player in Dominique Byrd. The Bulldogs are currently picked to finish 2nd in their conference.

How To Watch

The game will be played at the PNC Arena, all tickets are General Admission and can be purchased here or at the Gate.
All Tickets will be $5 though for non season ticket holders, you may need to shell out another $10 for parking (Go Figure).

The game will also be live streaming on

Hopefully the Pack have brushed off some of the first game jitters and will come out strong against Barton and give us a better look at things to come this season. Barton will bring more size and talent to the table than Lynn but should still be highly outmatched by this NC State team. Following this game, State will begin the season against Georgia Southern at the PNC on 11/11.



  1. Wolfer96

    November 8, 2016 at 2:04 am

    Dennis has an uncanny knack for stealing transition passes. Don’t recall anyone with that particular skill. Has unnaturally quick ups.

    • Anthony

      November 8, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      He plays Defense like a Corner back. He goes very vertical very quickly.

  2. Wolfer96

    November 8, 2016 at 2:03 am

    Man I hope the ACC refs don’t call it as tight as the refs tonight. I mean they blew the whistle for every ticky tack little foul.

  3. Wolfer96

    November 8, 2016 at 1:11 am

    It’s going to be fun to see who scores more from 3 this season: Terry or Mav?

  4. Wolfer96

    November 8, 2016 at 12:58 am

    Torin and Hicks really impressing me right now. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… Torin could be the leading scorer this season. I think it’ll be either him or Dennis. I would rather it be Torin and Dennis averaging 10 APG.

  5. Wolfer96

    November 8, 2016 at 12:50 am

    Wolfpack starting off much better than last game. A few unforced turnovers but overall good passing. Dennis and Yurt7 picked up early fouls so that is something to keep an eye on as the season progresses.

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