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NC State showcased it’s versatility, athleticism, and electricity in their 112-60 blowout win over Barton on Monday night.

The Pack showed a little of everything in this one, and it all looked really, really good. Gottfried started off by showing off a smaller lineup of Smith, Dorn, Henderson, Rowan and Abu. That group was amazing right out of the gate and got the momentum building early. The smaller lineup showed Pack fans that this team is going to be able to matchup with anyone. Smith and Dorn really were the catalysts, streaking up and down the floor and finishing with ease.

Speaking of Dennis Smith, his 24 points and 6 steals led the Pack, and man did he look good doing it. Smith showed flashes of utter dominance including a 8 point run that included two 3s, a steal, and a massive tomahawk slam, all in less than 2 minutes of play.

Dorn had a big game as well scoring 13 points, grabbing 11 boards and adding 4 steals. The 6’6 wing is everything we hoped he’d be, slashing, finishing and making hustle play after hustle play. Dorn also gave the Pack a scare when he went down early in the 2nd half with a leg injury. Luckily, it only turned out to be a cramp.

State also got big games from Mav Rowan, Shawn Kirk, and Markell Johnson, all of whom had their highlights. Gottfried also had these guys looking really good, and really active in a matchup zone that gave Barton fits. It was a promising showing for the new-look Wolfpack, but what stood out most was the team chemistry and the willingness to share the basketball. If this team can continue to play this brand of basketball, the sky is the limit.

This concludes the exhibition games. NC State will open the season on Friday against Georgia Southern at 7pm.

Stay tuned as we’ll have a player by player breakdown tomorrow morning.

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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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