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NC State Women’s Basketball Ranks 15th in ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Preseason Top-25

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Yesterday ESPN released their Way-Too-Early College Basketball Women’s Preseason Top-25, and NC State impressively sat at #15.

15. NC State Wolfpack
Previous: 25

The Wolfpack overcame myriad major injuries to have one of the most successful seasons in program history. If health can be restored, NC State should again be in the mix near the top of the ACC. Point guard Kaila Ealey missed all of last season after a knee injury in October 2018. If she can return to form, senior Aislinn Konig can return to playing off the ball, where her 3-point shooting will be more of a threat. Getting guard Grace Hunter, who was the team’s leading scorer before a season-ending knee injury in January, back to 100 percent will give coach Wes Moore a versatile backcourt to put around budding star Elissa Cunane in the middle. The 6-foot-5 sophomore could be one of the best post players in the country. (ESPN)

ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Preseason Top-25

  1. Oregon
  2. Baylor
  3. UCONN
  4. Stanford
  5. Maryland
  6. Oregon State
  7. South Carolina
  8. Arizona
  9. Mississippi State
  10. Texas A&M
  11. Florida State
  12. UCLA
  13. Kentucky
  14. Texas
  15. NC State
  16. Minnesota
  17. Arizona State
  18. DePaul
  19. Arkansas
  20. Notre Dame
  21. Indiana
  22. Miami
  23. Michigan
  24. Rice
  25. Michigan State

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Clemson 81 NC State 70: OUR TAKE

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NC State Head Coach Kevin Keatts said that his team didn’t “play great” against Clemson this afternoon, in their 81-70 loss to the Tigers.

That was an understatement.

Sometimes I wish a coach would come out and say the truth

The Wolfpack played terrible down in South Carolina.

Clemson outshot NC State in every category.

FG/3PT/FT

Clemson – 46.9/32.1/83.9
NC State – 44.1/23.8/68.4

The Tigers out rebounded the Wolfpack by 4. They had more second chance points (+2) and more points off turnovers (+6).

Clemson shot 12 more free throws.

They shared the ball better, netting 5 more assists.

The stats weren’t in their favor to walk away with the victory, but maybe what was most disappointing was the overall lack of effort.

Senior Markell Johnson still hasn’t figured out how to play consistent basketball, in production or effort, and we are half way through year 4.

The coaches ability to adjust has to be called into question after today’s performance. Clemson abused the Wolfpack with backdoor cuts and slipping screens for 40 straight minutes. Also, I’m all for aggressive defense, but failing to put the hand in the face of wide open three-point shooters is inexcusable.

NC State was without Redshirt Senior Guard C.J. Bryce, who leads the team in scoring and rebounding. Obviously, his presence was missed, and the game could have been different with him on the court.

This loss doesn’t ruin a season, and obviously the team can rebound from it, but the deja vu of losses like these become exhausting.

 

 

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Clemson 81 NC State 70: ACCDN HIGHLIGHT REEL & CONDENSED GAME

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NC State fell to 10-4 today, losing to Clemson 81-70 on the road. The ACC Digital Network’s Highlight Reel and Condensed Game is below.

 

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Clemson 81 NC State 70: BOX SCORE

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NC State fell to 10-4 today, losing to Clemson 81-70 on the road. The Box Score is below.

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NC State is a 2-Point Favorite at Clemson

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NC State Men’s Basketball team will hit the road today, playing at Clemson today at Noon, and the Wolfpack will hit the court as 2-point favorites. The Total is currently 136.5.

The Wolfpack is 7-5-1 Against the Spread on the year, and Clemson is 7-6. NC State is 10-2 as the favorite, and Clemson is 1-3 as the Underdog. The Wolfpack are 3-0 Against the Spread on the road, and the Tigers are 5-4 Against the Spread at home.

For both teams, the Total has gone Under in 7 of their 13 games.

NC State

  • North Carolina State are 4-1-1 Against The Spread in their last 6 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State’s last 6 games.
  • North Carolina State are 7-0 Against The Spread in their last 7 games on the road.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Carolina State’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State’s last 5 games played in January.

Clemson

  • Clemson are 1-5 Against The Spread in their last 6 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Clemson’s last 5 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Clemson’s last 6 games against North Carolina State.
  • Clemson are 1-4 Against The Spread in their last 5 games this season.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Clemson’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference.
  • Clemson are 5-1 Against The Spread in their last 6 games played on a Saturday. (OddShark)

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