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NC State Picks Up Vital 89-80 OT Win Over Boston College

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There was a big game across town last night, but the most exciting game in the Triangle was in PNC Arena, with NC State defeating Boston College 89-80 in overtime.

For a majority of the game, it didn’t look like overtime was in the cards.

The Wolfpack led for all but 25 seconds in the first half, led by 12 points at one point, and boasted a 46-37 lead at the break.

Sophomore Braxton Beverly blistered the nets in the first, hitting 4 0f 7 from beyond the arch, walking into the locker room at the half with 15 points (0 in the 2nd half).

NC State maintained a comfortable lead throughout the first 10 minutes of the 2nd half, leading by as much as 14 points.

That’s when things started going sideways for the Wolfpack.

Redshirt Sophomore Devon Daniels scored on a layup with 11:29 left in the 2nd half…and NC State wouldn’t score again for six minutes and nineteen seconds.

The Golden Eagles went on a 16-0 run over the Wolfpack scoring drought, putting them up by 3 points with 5:49 left on the clock.

Things went back and forth, but NC State went into the final minute of regulation with a one-point lead via a layup from Devon Daniels.

Boston College’s Jairus Hamilton quickly responded with a midrange jumper 10 second later, giving the Golden Eagles the lead with 51 seconds left on the clock.

Senior Torin Dorn was fouled with 31 seconds left, with the chance to give the Pack the lead. Dorn hit the first to tie the game, but missed the second.

The fans in Red and White sat on the edge of their seats as BC’s Ky Bowman held the ball for the final shot, but Redshirt Sophomore Devon Daniels’ glue-like defense led to a miss, sending the game to overtime.

Daniels’ willed NC State to victory over Boston College last night with a gritty performance. He scored 12 of his 19 points in the second half, and 5 of them in overtime. His defense throughout the night was exemplary, holding bowman to 6 of 17 shooting. Daniels also splashed the stat sheet with 11 rebounds (season high), 4 assists, and 5 steals (season high).

Dorn was on brand, with 17 points (6-12 FG) and 8 rebounds.

Redshirt Sophomore DJ Funderburk was a perfect 9 for 9 from the free throw line, with many of those coming at the end of regulation to keep the Pack alive. He finished with 11 points.

As a team, NC State was lights out from the free throw line, hitting 84.6%.

Would Wolfpack nation prefer their squad quit giving them heart attacks on a weekly basis? Yes.

Are we happy with a win? Of course.

NC State (19-8/7-7) hosts Wake Forest on Sunday night at 6pm.

 

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The NEW & HUGE Video Board at PNC Arena has been Raised!

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Back in the Spring, news broke that a new video board was going to be hung up in PNC Arena before NC State’s upcoming Men’s Basketball season, and today we got our first look at it raised up in the rafters.

The video board is a whopping 4,000 square feet hanging in the air.

That’s 180% larger than the old one.

 

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Tip-Off Times Set for Most of NC State’s 2019-20 ACC Slate

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The NC State Men’s Basketball schedule was released last Thursday, but the tip-off times for all but one of their ACC games now have been revealed.

The only ACC game we don’t know the tip-off time for is the game at Wake Forest on December 7th.

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Katz Projects NC State as a #10 Seed in the 2020 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament 50 Days Out

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We are 50 days out from the start of the 2019-20 College Men’s Basketball season, and NCAA.com’s Andy Katz released an early Bracketology, projecting that NC State will be a #10 seed in the 2020 NCAA Tournament, playing St. Mary’s in the 1st Round.

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Athlon Predicts NC State’s Men’s Basketball Team to Finish 5th in ACC in 2019-20

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Athlon released their 2019-20 College Basketball preview, and they predict that NC State’s Men’s Basketball team will finish 5th in the ACC this season.

  1. Duke
  2. Louisville
  3. UNC
  4. UVA
  5. NC State
  6. FSU
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Miami
  9. Syracuse
  10. Georgia Tech
  11. Clemson
  12. Boston College
  13. Wake Forest
  14. Pittsburgh
  15. Virginia Tech

Here’s a rundown of what they had to say about the Wolfpack.

  • Returning 6 of top 7 scorers from last year
  • Redshirt Junior D.J. Funderburk needs to rebound more consistently, and stay out of foul trouble.
  • The version of Senior Markell Johnson that finished the season will be needed for NC State to get back to the NCAA Tournament.
    • Needs to be a consistent leader and scorer.
  • Junior Braxton Beverly needs to figure out a way to run more hot than cold.
  • Consistency from Redshirt Junior Devon Daniels would go a long way.
  • Team should be back in the NCAA Tournament.
  • With a reloading year for Duke, UVA and UNC, Keatts will get few opportunities like this one.

Pick up your own copy of Athlon’s 2019 College Basketball Preview at your local store.

 

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