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NC State takes on Bethune-Cookman tonight in Reynolds | Game Preview and How to Watch

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NC State Wolfpack vs Bethune-Cookman
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Raleigh, NC | Reynolds Coliseum
TV: ACCNX | Bally
Line: NC State -26

 

Preview of The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
Bethune-Cookman comes in at 1-7 on the season.  Their only win was an 81-75 victory over Bryant.  They are a team that gets most of their production from their guards. Joe French, a 6’4 sophomore, is their leading scorer at 15ppg. They only score about 60 points per game and they aren’t a great shooting team, hitting just 41% from the floor and 30% from long range. Their big is a 6’9 senior who averages 8 points and 5 boards per contest.

Looking at their roster, they should be seriously overmatched by the Wolfpack. They don’t have the size, length or athleticism to go man to man with State and they certainly don’t have anyone to match up with Seabron (who should have a big game tonight.)

Keys for NC State
The keys are simple. Play your game, take smart shots, and rebound. If NC State can do those things they should come out with a sizable victory.

This game is the annual Reynolds Coliseum game, so it should be loud and exciting despite the fact that it likely won’t be very close. This could be a good game for Keatts to tinker with some things and get some good minutes for guys like Breon Pass and Ernest Ross, both of whom are going to be needed going forward.

This is also the last tune-up before State takes on #2 Purdue this weekend, so State needs to make sure to no over-exert their stars and limit the potential for injury heading into that one.

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This game is a must win.

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NC State’s Men’s Basketball Team is Having One of it’s Best Runs in the ACC Ever

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Heading into tonight’s Top-25 matchup between #22 NC State and #8 UVA, the Wolfpack are in the midst of one of their best runs in ACC play since the conference was formed in 1953.

The Wolfpack are 9-4 in the ACC, but they have won 8 of their last 9 conference games.

The last time NC State went on a run like this in ACC Regular Season games was during the 1972-73 and 73-74 seasons, when the Wolfpack went 12-0 in ACC play.

12-0 (1972 & 73-74)

12 of 13 (1958-59)

8 of 9 (2022-23, 1961-61, 1954-55)

7 of 8 (1974-75, 1969-70, 1964-65, 1955-56)

6 of 7 (2005-06, 1979-80, 1960-61, 1957-58)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#22 NC State is a 7.5-Point Underdog at #8 UVA Tonight

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#22 NC State is a 7.5-point underdog at #8 Virginia tonight at 9pm, and the Total is sitting at 137.

  • NC State is 19-5 Straight Up.
    • They are 11-11-2 Against the Spread.
  • UVA is 17-4 Straight Up.
    • They are 8-12-1 Against the Spread.
  • The Total has gone Over in 13 of NC State’s 24 games.
    • The Total has gone Over in 12 of UVA’s 22 games
  • UVA is 15-2 as the Favorite.
    • NC State is 4-4 as the Underdog.
  • NC State is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games against UVA Against the Spread.
  • The Total has gone Over in 5 of NC State’s last 7 games.
    • The Total has gone Over in 4 of UVA’s last 5 games.
  • The Total has gone Under in 5 of the last 6 games between these two in Charlottesville.
  • NC State has won two in a row, and 3 of the last 4 against UVA.
    • Kevin Keatts is 3-4 against UVA. He is 2-2 at UVA.

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NC State is the ONLY Team in the Triangle Ranked for the 1st Time in 40 Years

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NC State’s Men’s Basketball team is back in the AP Top 25 for the first time in 4 years, landing at #22 in the Week 14 AP Poll.

NC State is ranked. Duke and UNC are not. Last time that was the case? December 27th, 1982. Over 40 years ago. It’s only the 6th time in 67 years that this has happened.

Anyone remember what happened that 1982-83 basketball season?

NC State won the National Championship.

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NC State Breaks Into the AP Poll, Landing at #22

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NC State is off to it’s best start in almost 2 decades, and they now finally have a number beside their name, landing at #22 in the Week 14 AP Poll.

This is the first time that NC State has been ranked in the AP Poll since January 28th, 2019, when they were ranked 23rd.

ACC Teams in the Week 14 AP Poll

8. Virginia
19. Miami
22. NC State
27. Duke
29. Clemson
30. Pitt

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