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ESPN: NC State back on the NCAA bubble after UNC loss

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Just when it looked like the dust was beginning to settle in the ACC, with the Wolfpack starting to emerge as an upper-teir team, they go and play their two worst games of the season.

A loss at Georgia Tech, followed by an embarrassing home loss to a floundering UNC team leaves the Wolfpack at 5-5, smack dab in the middle of the league. This also starts to make you wonder if this is a tournament team or not. ESPN’s latest bracketology has them falling to an 11 seed, with a play-in game vs. Minnesota.

The really concerning thing is that over the next 5 games, State will play three where they likely won’t be favored.

– Next up is #6 Louisville (2/1)

@ Syracuse  (winners of 5 of last 6) on 2/11

– Vs. #9 Duke (2/19)

In fact, this 5 game stretch coming up will decide NC State’s fate. If they come out taking care of Miami and BC, plus taking one or two of these three tough games, then you can bet they’ll be heading to the tournament. If not, well, let’s just cross that bridge if we come to it.

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NC State Makes Top-10 for Graduate Transfer Guard Justin Kier

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George Mason Graduate Transfer Guard Justin Kier (6’4″/197) included NC State in his list of Final 10 schools.

Kier was granted a fifth year of eligibility after missing all but 9 games last season due to injury. He was expected to arguably be George Mason’s best returning player next year, averaging 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, earning All-Atlantic 10 2nd Team honors.

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NC State Reaches Out to UAB Transfer Makhtar Guyer

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According to Rivals’ Corey Evans, NC State has reached out to UAB Transfer Forward Makhtar Guyer (6’10″/210), after he announced he was transferring on Friday.

Guyer has one year of eligibility remaining. Last year as a Junior at UAB, Guyer averaged 6.8 points and 5.1 rebounds, starting in 27 of 31 games.

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NC State Accepts Recommendation to Move Case to IARP

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NC State has accepted the recommendation to move their violation’s case from the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions to the Independent Accountability Resolution Process.

“We’ve stated throughout this process that NC State will accept accountability for any shortcomings and defend ourselves aggressively where we feel it is appropriate and necessary to do so,” Woodson wrote in a statement released by the school on Wednesday. “As our response to the Referral Petition demonstrates, we do not think NC State can receive an objective or fair hearing before the Committee on Infractions in this matter. We believe the only remaining option is that our case be moved to the Independent Accountability Resolution Process.

“NC State has a long history of working cooperatively with the NCAA, and we remain committed to working collaboratively through the IARP to address concerns and to resolve this matter as fairly and efficiently as possible.” (WRAL)

The IARP is made up of decision makers that are investigators and legal advocates that are independent of any NCAA teams.

The difference between the traditional process, and the IARP, is that the latter’s decision is final, unable to be appealed.

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Vote For NC State Men’s Basketball Fans in Fox College Hoops 64-Team Bracket

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In the absence of the NCAA Tournament, Fox College Hoops has created a 64-team bracket to determine the best fanbase of Men’s Basketball teams.

They determined 60 of the contestants based of the Men’s Basketball teams with the most Twitter followers. The final four were determined by the highest rated teams not yet selected according to the NET Rankings.

The winner of each matchup is determined by fan vote, obviously.

NC State’s Men’s Basketball fans were given a #8 seed in the East Bracket.

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The winner of the bracket, will earn quite a gift. Fox College Hoops will place a billboard of that team in close proximity to their rival.

Go ahead and vote for NC State to beat Alabama in the 1st round right now.

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