Last night, Will Brinson (CBS) tweeted out that during the VT/Duke broadcast on ESPN, announcer Corey Alexander broke some news on the status of NC State star Terquavion Smith. Here is that tweet…
“Terquavion Smith is good to go. Practiced today. Got the update from my guy Seth Greenberg” – Corey Alexander on the Duke-VT telecast just now
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) January 24, 2023
Apparently, Alexander was passing on info he had gotten from Seth Greenberg (ESPN analyst and former VT coach).
This isn’t surprising if you’ve been following along. Multiple reports had come out that Smith was doing good, and even Coach Keatts said he was a game-time decision because of continued soreness.
After fans saw him out in Raleigh on Sunday night without a cast on his arm, and seemingly in good spirits, it seemed like there was a pretty good shot we’d see him suit up against ND tonight.
While this is still just a ‘rumor’ (as in, it hasn’t been officially confirmed by the team), it’s unlikely Greenberg would be passing along this information if it was false. Even if Smith did practice, it doesn’t guarantee he’ll play, and if he does, we aren’t sure how much he’ll be used.
No matter how you slice it, this is great news for NC State. On Saturday it looked like his career may be in jeopardy, and only 3 days later we’re getting reports that he’s back on the court.
We’ll keep you updated.
#22 NC State 50 #8 UVA 63: Highlight Reel & Condensed Game
#22 NC State lost 50-63 to #8 UVA on the road, falling to 19-6 overall and 9-5 in conference play. Below is the ACC Digital Network’s Highlight Reel and Condensed Game.
#22 NC State 50 #8 UVA 63: Box Score
#22 NC State lost to #8 UVA 63-50 up in Charlottesville, falling to 19-6 overall, and 9-5 in the ACC. Below is the Box Score.
NC State’s Men’s Basketball Team is Having One of it’s Best Runs in the ACC Ever
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)
#22 NC State is a 7.5-Point Underdog at #8 UVA Tonight
#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.
NC State vs. UVA