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NC State Gets Revenge, Crushes Wake Forest 94-74

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Revenge is sweet.

NC State crushed Wake Forest 94-74 last night, avenging a loss on the road in Winston-Salem earlier this year.

Junior Point Guard Markell Johnson was blazing last night, hitting 6 of 9 from beyond the arch (5 in the first half), setting a new career high. Johnson finished with 25 points (19 in the first half). He also had 6 rebounds and 3 assists.

Freshman Jericole Hellems had the best night of his college career, scoring 14 points (4-7), marking a new career high.

Senior Torin Dorn recorded his 6th double-double of the season, with 13 points (5-10) and 10 rebounds.

Redshirt Sophomore Devon Daniels had the most balanced stat line, finishing with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (team high). The 5 assists were the second most from Daniels in an NC State jersey (7 assists – Loyola Maryland).

The Wolfpack quite literally dominated the Demon Deacons in every aspect of the game.

They held Wake Forest to a dismal field goal percentage of 37.9%, while shooting 46.3% themselves.

NC State won the free throw battle (NCST – 21-30/WF – 17-23), which has been a point of emphasis by head coach Kevin Keatts.

The Wolfpack out-rebounded the Deacs 47-37, and were +3 on the offensive glass.

NC State had 19 assists (Wake 14) to only 9 turnovers (Wake 10).

It was truly a dominating performance by the Wolfpack. Wake Forest never led for a single second, and the only time the game was tied was when the score was 0-0.

The Wolfpack don’t have a midweek game this week, getting a full 5 days to rest before heading down to Tallahassee to face #16 Florida State.

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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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