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ACC 2018-19 Preseason Poll Nailed NC State on the Head

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The Official ACC Preseason Men’s Basketball Poll isn’t always spot on, but this year was no different, but it nailed NC State smack dab on the head in 2018-19.

The Wolfpack was picked to finish 8th this season, and the enter the 2019 ACC Tournament as the #8 seed.

ACC Operation Basketball 2018-19 Preseason Poll
(First-place votes in parenthesis)
1-Duke (52) – 1709
2-Virginia (47) – 1699
3-North Carolina (20) – 1641
4-Syracuse (1) – 1268
5-Virginia Tech – 1187
6-Clemson (1) -1148
7-Florida State – 1127
8-NC State – 885
9-Notre Dame – 859
10-Miami – 816
11-Louisville – 735
12-Boston College – 568
13-Georgia Tech – 324
14-Wake Forest – 313
15-Pittsburgh – 241 (ACC)

Out of 15 schools, Virginia Tech was the only other school the preseason poll got exactly right.

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In Year 1 of the Kevin Keatts era, NC State was picked to finish 12th, and exceeded expectations, finishing 5th.

 

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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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