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Markell Johnson Leads NC State to 80-65 Win Over Vanderbilt, Kevin Keatts Picks up 100th Win

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NC State defeated Vanderbilt 80-65 tonight in the Miami HoopHall Invitational to improve to 7-1 on the season for the second time since the 2006-07 season (2009-10 & 2014-15). The victory was the Wolfpack’s 1st over a Power 5 school this season.

In doing so, head coach Kevin Keatts picked up his 100th win, 8 games into his 5th season as a college basketball head coach.

The Wolfpack didn’t trail for a single second against the Commodores.

NC State’s defensive intensity staggered Vanderbilt:

Against NC State/Season Average Before Game

Points Scored: 60/87.8
Field Goal Percentage: 39.3%/49.3%
3-Point Percentage: 13.6%/37.8%
Rebounds: 33/43.2

Redshirt Sophomore DJ Funderburk was the standout for the Wolfpack in the 1st half, scoring all 16 of his points in the first period (5-10 FG).

Junior Point Guard Markell Johnson continued to look like a superstar. After returning from an injury with a knee brace on, Johnson scored 15 points in 3 minutes (6:40-2:41), with 12 of those being consecutive. He finished the night with 19 points (7-10 FG), 7 assists and 6 rebounds.

Rebounding was a concern coming into the season, but NC State continues to out-rebound their opponents, snagging 13 more than Vandy.

The Wolfpack led by 12 at the half, and ended up winning by 15 points, more than doubling the 6-point spread.

The Wolfpack’s next game will be in Reynolds Coliseum on Wednesday night against Western Carolina, as NC State commemorates James T. Valvano Arena before the game.

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NC State Makes Top-10 for Graduate Transfer Guard Justin Kier

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George Mason Graduate Transfer Guard Justin Kier (6’4″/197) included NC State in his list of Final 10 schools.

Kier was granted a fifth year of eligibility after missing all but 9 games last season due to injury. He was expected to arguably be George Mason’s best returning player next year, averaging 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, earning All-Atlantic 10 2nd Team honors.

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NC State Reaches Out to UAB Transfer Makhtar Guyer

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According to Rivals’ Corey Evans, NC State has reached out to UAB Transfer Forward Makhtar Guyer (6’10″/210), after he announced he was transferring on Friday.

Guyer has one year of eligibility remaining. Last year as a Junior at UAB, Guyer averaged 6.8 points and 5.1 rebounds, starting in 27 of 31 games.

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NC State Accepts Recommendation to Move Case to IARP

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NC State has accepted the recommendation to move their violation’s case from the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions to the Independent Accountability Resolution Process.

“We’ve stated throughout this process that NC State will accept accountability for any shortcomings and defend ourselves aggressively where we feel it is appropriate and necessary to do so,” Woodson wrote in a statement released by the school on Wednesday. “As our response to the Referral Petition demonstrates, we do not think NC State can receive an objective or fair hearing before the Committee on Infractions in this matter. We believe the only remaining option is that our case be moved to the Independent Accountability Resolution Process.

“NC State has a long history of working cooperatively with the NCAA, and we remain committed to working collaboratively through the IARP to address concerns and to resolve this matter as fairly and efficiently as possible.” (WRAL)

The IARP is made up of decision makers that are investigators and legal advocates that are independent of any NCAA teams.

The difference between the traditional process, and the IARP, is that the latter’s decision is final, unable to be appealed.

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Vote For NC State Men’s Basketball Fans in Fox College Hoops 64-Team Bracket

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In the absence of the NCAA Tournament, Fox College Hoops has created a 64-team bracket to determine the best fanbase of Men’s Basketball teams.

They determined 60 of the contestants based of the Men’s Basketball teams with the most Twitter followers. The final four were determined by the highest rated teams not yet selected according to the NET Rankings.

The winner of each matchup is determined by fan vote, obviously.

NC State’s Men’s Basketball fans were given a #8 seed in the East Bracket.

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The winner of the bracket, will earn quite a gift. Fox College Hoops will place a billboard of that team in close proximity to their rival.

Go ahead and vote for NC State to beat Alabama in the 1st round right now.

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