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ESPN Bracketology has NC State as a rising 7 seed in NCAA Tournament

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ESPN Bracketology really doesn’t mean much at this point in the season, but it’s always interesting to follow along, and see what the “experts” think of your resume.

In the most recent version, ESPN Analyst Joe Lunardi has NC State as a 7th seed, facing off against Indiana (a 10 seed).

 

Lunardi has 7 ACC making the cut. NC State, Virginia, Clemson, UNC, Pitt, Miami, and Duke. Obviously, UNC and Duke are getting boosted a bit thanks to their name, because Wake Forest is being left off of this list, and they are 6-2 in the conference (tied for 2nd place) and have beaten both Duke and Clemson. Acutally, Wake is even being placed below Virginia Tech, who they have listed at the 2nd 4 out.

There is so much season left to be played, so these predictions are basically meaningless, but it’s good to see that Keatts has the Wolfpack within striking distance at this point in the season.

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Afterglow
Afterglow
15 days ago

Maybe EB wasn’t able to play due to some sort of disciplinary actions. He didn’t make the trip which makes me believe it was more that than any injury.

Rev
Rev
14 days ago
Reply to  Afterglow

I am pretty sure I read that Ebe was sick. Contagious? Levi Watkins also stayed home. On another note, was Clark dressed or just wearing warmups?

Dof87
Dof87
15 days ago

We are looking like we could be a dangerous tourney team, in particular if we can get everyone healthy.

Afterglow
Afterglow
15 days ago
Reply to  Dof87

That’s exactly what I’m saying. I’m watching, still with my critical lens on the Wolfpack, and just thinking to myself, imagine if we were at full power. And then laughing at that comment “full power”. Like as if, the product on screen needs more power. I do think it will be interesting to see what happens when Clark and Dusan are back. Also, what happened with EB? Is he injured now?

Afterglow
Afterglow
15 days ago
Reply to  Afterglow

On that note, I don’t think we’re anywhere near perfect–I just like our trajection and believe we are rounding out into a solid basketball team with the workings of a good defensive foundation and potent offense that hasn’t even reached its peak yet.

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NC State Ranked 38th in the NET Rankings After FSU Win

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NC State’s Men’s Basketball team ranks 38th in the NET Rankings, moving up 2 spots after beating FSU by 28 points last night.

The Wolfpack currently ranks 3rd in the ACC in the NET Rankings, trailing only UVA and Duke.

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NC State has another Quad 4 game this Saturday at home, hosting Georgia Tech at 1pm on ACC Network.

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Notes on NC State’s Best Start Under Kevin Keatts, and the Wolfpack’s Best Start in Nearly 20 Years

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Last night, NC State improved to 18-5 overall and 8-4 in the ACC after defeating FSU 94-66 in PNC Arena. The Wolfpack are off to their best start under Kevin Keatts. Here are a few notes on last night, and the historic start for Kevin Keatts.

  • NC State snapped a 5-game losing streak to FSU.
    • This was the largest margin of victory (28 points) ever against the Seminoles, surpassing 25-point victories in 2001 and 1955.
  • This is NC State’s best record through 23 games (18-5) since 2005-06 (19-4).
    • This is the Wolfpack’s best ACC record through 12 games (8-4) since 2005-06 (8-4).
  • This is the first time NC State has scored 90+ points in an ACC game since December 7th, 2019 against Wake Forest (91-82).
  • Terquavion Smith scored 32 points, which was 1 point away from tying his career high of 33, which he scored against Coppin State in December.
  • The Wolfpack have won 7 of their last 8 games.
  • This is the best start Kevin Keatts has had at NC State through the first 23 games.
    • They started 16-7 his first two seasons.
  • This is also the Wolfpack’s best start in ACC play under Kevin Keatts through 12 games (8-4).
    • His best start prior to this year was 6-6.
  • NC State went 6-1 in January, which was the best record in the month of January since 1988-89 when the Wolfpack went 8-1.
  • The Wolfpack entered February with 17 wins, which is the most wins entering the month in program history.

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NC State 94 FSU 66: ACCDN Highlight Reel & Condensed Game

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NC State crushed FSU 94-66 tonight in PNC Arena, improving to 18-5 overall and 8-4 in the ACC. The Box Score is here. Check out the ACC Digital Network’s Highlight Reel and Condensed Game.

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NC State 94 FSU 66: BOX SCORE

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NC State improved to 18-5 overall, and 8-4 in the ACC after defeating Florida State 94-66 tonight in PNC Arena. Below is the Box Score.

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