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NC State Wins 24 Games for the 15th Time in School History

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With last night’s 78-77 victory over Harvard in the 2nd round of the NIT, NC State picked up their 24th win of the season, marking only the 15th time in school history a team has done so.

1973-74: 30-1 (ACC Champions (12-0)/NCAA Champions/Norm Sloan)
1950-51: 30-7 (Southern Conference Champions (13-1)/1-2 in NCA Tournament/Everett Case)
1947-48: 29-3 (Southern Conference Champions (12-0)/0-1 in NIT/Everett Case)
1954-55: 28-4 (ACC Champions (12-2)/Everett Case)
1972-73: 27-0 (ACC Champions (12-0)/Postseason Ban/Norm Sloan)
1949-50: 27-6 (Southern Conference Champions (12-2)/2-1 in NCAA Tournament/Everett Case)
1982-83: 26-10 (ACC Champions (8-6)/NCAA Champions/Jim Valvano)
1946-47: 26-5 (Southern Conference Champions (11-2)/2-1 in NIT/Everett Case)
1952-53: 26-6 (Southern Conference Champions (Regular Season) (13-3)/Everett Case)
1953-54: 26-7 (ACC Champions (5-3)/1-1 in NCAA Tournament/Everett Case)
1948-49: 25-8 (Southern Conference Champions (14-1)/Everett Case)
1955-56: 24-4 (ACC Champions (11-3)/0-1 in NCAA Tournament/Everett Case)
1987-88: 24-8 (2nd in ACC (10-4)/0-1 in NCAA Tournament/Jim Valvano)
1951-52: 24-10 (Southern Conference Champions (12-2)/1-1 in NCAA Tournament/Everett Case)
2012-13: 24-11 (4th in ACC (11-7)/1-1 in NCAA Tournament/Mark Gottfried)
2018-19: 24-11 (8th in ACC (9-9)/2-0 in NIT/Kevin Keatts
2011-12: 24-13 (4th in the ACC (9-7)/2-1 in NCAA Tournament/Mark Gottfried)

If NC State beats Lipscomb on Wednesday night in Reynolds Coliseum at 9pm, it will mark the 1st time the Wolfpack have won 25+ games in a season since the 1983 National Championship team won 26 games.

Much can be made about this being a disappointing season because of the Wolfpack’s exclusion from the NCAA Tournament. The selection committee made their choice, and I believe it to be a bad one.

NC State played 8 games vs. the teams in the Sweet 16, defeating one of them (Auburn).

But I’m not here to cry over spilled milk.

Don’t let the Wolfpack missing the Big Dance blind you from what this team has done, and has the potential to do.

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NC State’s Jericole Hellems Cleared to Practice

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After speaking with a source yesterday, I can confirm that NC State Forward Jericole Hellems has been cleared to practice.

On Saturday, Hellems was taken off the court in Winston-Salem on a stretcher, and was immediately taken to Baptist Hospital, after suffering a scary injury to his head and lower back scrapping for a rebound with 28 seconds to go.

He was released from the hospital the following day, returning to Raleigh to be monitored by NC State’s physicians.

While Hellems is cleared to practice, I can’t confirm to what degree he is practicing with the team, or if he will be able to play for the Wolfpack against UNCG this Sunday on the road.

Either way, this is huge news for NC State. Over the past three games, Hellems has been the most impressive player on the roster, in my opinion, and definitely the most improved. He is currently playing the best ball of his collegiate career, looking like the player that broke out at Peach Jam a few years back.

On the year, Hellems is averaging 12.3 points per game, which is tied for 2nd on the team, and is shooting 38.7% from three.

This is huge news for the Wolfpack, especially with a game against #10 Auburn on the road next Thursday.

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NCAA.com’s Andy Katz Ranks NC State #32 in Power 36

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Andy Katz of NCAA.com updated his Power 36 rankings yesterday, ranking NC State Men’s Basketball team 32nd. Basically, these rankings represent the Top-36 teams that could be at-large selections in the 2020 NCAA Tournament.

32. NC State (NR): The Wolfpack destroyed Wisconsin by 15 before the Badgers pummeled Indiana, which had beaten Florida State. Got it. The Wolfpack are still worthy. (NCAA)

The Wolfpack wasn’t ranked in the previous rankings.

ACC Teams in Katz’s Power 36
1) Louisville
8) Duke
16) Virginia
27) Florida State
32) NC State
34) UNC

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NC State Women’s Basketball Moves Up To #9 in AP Poll

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After beating #9 Maryland last week, the NC State Women’s Basketball team moved up 4 spots to take their spot.

The Wolfpack spent 16 weeks in the Top-10 last year.

ACC Teams in the Week 6 AP Poll

7) Louisville (-5)
8) FSU (-)
9) NC State (+4)
25) Miami (-4)
29) UNC (+3)

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NC State Submits Response to NCAA Notice of Allegations

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NC State’s deadline to respond to the Notice of Allegations they received from the NCAA was today, and respond they did.

Wolfpack Athletic Director Boo Corrigan released this statement on Twitter today in regards to the school’s response.

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Chancellor Randy Woodson had this to say today in a statement.

“When this process started, we promised accountability where appropriate and vigorous defense where necessary, and our response does exactly that,” Chancellor Randy Woodson said in a statement released by the school on Monday. “We look forward to a thorough and accurate review by the panel of the committee on infractions and a fair resolution of this case for the university and the NCAA.” (N&O)

Senior Associate Athletic Director Fred Demarest had this to say.

“N.C. State strenuously disputes and is contesting the NCAA’s most serious Level I allegation based on a lack of evidence of a recruiting violation, combined with the improper use of information from a criminal trial,” Fred Demarest, a senior associate athletic director, said in a statement released by the school. “As a result, we assert that this infractions case should be viewed as, at most, a potential Level II case.” (N&O)

Basically, it seems like NC State is claiming fault for the inappropriate distribution of tickets, considering them to be Level II (which was the allegation), or Level III infractions. What they aren’t claiming fault to is being guilty of any Level I infractions. According to the school, what took place with Dennis Smith Jr. should be a Level II infraction at the most, due to a lack of evidence among other things.

In the school’s response, they propose to self-impose the following sanctions:

  • Loss of 1 scholarship in the 2021-22 recruiting class (If one doesn’t come available before)
  • Reduction in Official Recruiting Visits this year.
  • Prohibition of unofficial visits during a 2-week period this year
  • $5,000 fine

The NCAA now has 60 days to respond, and a hearing before the Committee of Infractions will follow.

 

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