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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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gopackbby
gopackbby
1 year ago

Great game! Good to see Jack out there getting some reps in warmups. Apologies if I missed this, it’s been awhile since I’ve lurked around on any sites: is the forum gone for good?

Afterglow
Afterglow
1 year ago
Reply to  gopackbby

Forum is gone, I’m afraid.

Dof87
Dof87
1 year ago
Reply to  gopackbby

Yes, apparently no more forum (sadly). I’ve looked around for another one to join but either pay-walled or they are just a cesspool of negative trolling. So I’ll just hang around a drop a comment or two here.

Rev
Rev
1 year ago
Reply to  Dof87

“Cesspool of negative trolling”. Absolute correct! Unbelievable the number of Keatts haters that still persist.

Dof87
Dof87
1 year ago
Reply to  gopackbby

KK in interview said of Clark,

“he has had a couple days of practice, but he’s not ready to play the game on both ends the way we play.”

Sounds like maybe a couple more weeks to me.

Last edited 1 year ago by Dof87
Papajohn
Papajohn
1 year ago

This was a really good win. They are a tough team, they’ve been playing well in league play. It was so lopsided we probably won’t get the credit we deserve, but we played really well. That first 10-15 minutes was some ferocious defense. FSU is a good shooting team, and I don’t think they hit a 3PT shot in the first half. They hit 13 against Clemson and we limited them to 3.
Fun to see Terquavion on top of his game.

Afterglow
Afterglow
1 year ago
Reply to  Papajohn

I was looking at the stats. Florida State shot better than us in field goal percentages in the second half. 56%. They are a good shooting team. They’re young. Unfortunately for them, that probably means heavy use of the transfer portal, so Hamilton’s possible goal of building around youth is a tough hill to climb. As for us, it was nice to finally see both our offense and defense clicking. And there is no quit in this team. They played relentlessly on defense (and offense) the whole game. In fact, they played like they were behind the whole time! I… Read more »

Papajohn
Papajohn
1 year ago

Jack was suited up, went through warmups and the shoot around with the team, he looked like he was ready to go. As a matter of fact, he shot really well in the shoot around. With the kind of lead we had, I expected him at any time. He must not have felt ready yet.

Dof87
Dof87
1 year ago
Reply to  Papajohn

Maybe KK is just being really careful. The game was very fast paced and a lot of folks flying around, maybe not the best situation. Hope after another few days of full practice he’ll see some minutes against GT which should be a slower paced game.

Rev
Rev
1 year ago
Reply to  Papajohn

The way Clark shot the three in the Bahamas was amazing. I don’t doubt the game speeded up against better competition which prolly rushed the timing on his outside shooting. Regardless, Gantt strong defense and improved scoring reduces the urgency of Clark’s return. If Clark can play 10 minutes of tough D and rebound like he did pre-injury, that gives us more bodies headed into the toughest games of the season. His outside shooting would just make life easier for Burns in the post.

Dof87
Dof87
1 year ago

When our shots are falling, we are deadly. Nice to see a comfortable win and maintain momentum,

LJ is really looking good out there. He is strong and sure handed for a true freshman. He finishes inside with contact, and can shoot the long ball. Being able to sub in a true freshman at PG like that is a luxury.

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NC State’s DJ Horne Named to Portsmouth Invitational All-Tournament Team

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NC State’s DJ Horne played in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament this weekend, and he was named to the All-Tournament Team.

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In 3 games, Horne averaged 14.3 points, shooting 41.5% from the field, and 30% from three.

Horne’s Portsmouth Partnership team made it to the finals, but lost to Jani-King 68-75.

The Portsmouth Invitational is an annual pre-draft camp that has been showcasing College Seniors to professional scouts since 1953.

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NC State Has Shown Interest in Utah Guard Transfer Deivon Smith

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NC State has reached out to Utah Transfer Guard Deivon Smith (6’0″/173).

Smith filled up the stat sheet every game this year, averaging 13.3 points, 7.1 assists and 6.3 rebounds, shooting 46.7% from the field and 40.8% from three for Utah. He earned All-Pac 12 Honorable Mention this season. Smith had 8 double-doubles and 1 triple-double this year.

Wherever Smith lands, this will be his 4th college. He started at Mississippi St., starting in 8 of the 33 games he played in, averaging 22.5 minutes per game. Smith went on to spend his next two seasons at Georgia Tech. Year 1 in Atlanta, Smith started in 5 of the 24 games he played in, averaging 19.7 minutes per game. In Year 2, he carved out more of a role, starting in 13 of the 24 games he played in for the Yellow Jackets, averaging a career high 24.8 minutes per game.

At Utah this year, Smith broke out and had a career year in every possible way.

NC State is familiar with Smith, offering him back when he was a 4-Star prospect out of Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia. Rivals ranked Smith as the #53 overall player nationally in the 2020 recruiting class. ESPN ranked him as the #5 player in the state of Georgia. 247Sports ranked him as the #11 Point Guard in his class.

 

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NC State has Dominated UNC in Athletics in 2023-24

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After NC State clinched a series victory over UNC last night in Baseball, I thought it would be a good time to relish in how the Wolfpack has dominated the Tar Heels Athletic Program as a whole in 2023-24.

The Wolfpack Baseball team has won the first two games in the series against the Tar Heels, clinching a series victory over UNC for the first time since 2021. It marks the first time NC State has won a series against the Tar Heels in Raleigh since 2016.

NC State defeated UNC in Volleyball 3-1, winning in Chapel Hill for the first time in 25 years. The Tar Heels had won the last 5 matches against the Wolfpack.

The Wolfpack defeated the Tar Heels 39-20 in Football in Carter-Finley Stadium. It marked the 3rd consecutive win over UNC.

NC State lost both regular season games to UNC in Men’s Basketball, but when it mattered most, the Wolfpack defeated the Tar Heels in the ACC Championship Game 84-76, winning their first title since 1987.

The Wolfpack Women’s Basketball team lost to their rival in Chapel Hill, but defeated UNC 63-59 in Reynolds Coliseum. NC State has won 5 of the last 7 against UNC.

In Gymnastics, NC State defeated UNC 196.725-194.925 in Raleigh. This marked the 3rd straight victory for the Wolfpack over the Tar Heels.

NC State’s Men & Women’s Swimming & Diving teams both beat UNC. The Men won 258-93, and the Women won 196-157.

The Wolfpack Wrestling team defeated UNC 33-6 in Reynolds Coliseum. NC State has won 11 straight Duals against the Tar Heels.

The NC State Men’s Tennis team defeated UNC 4-0, winning against their rival in back-to-back years.

The Wolfpack Women’s Tennis team has defeated the Tar Heels 4-3 on two occasions thus far this season, and will face their rival again today.

The Cross Country teams didn’t have individual meets against UNC, but the Women obviously beat them, because they won the ACC Championship. The Men didn’t, finishing 8th in the Conference, with the Tar Heels finishing 1st.

The only other NC State athletic team that didn’t taste victory against UNC this year was the Women’s Soccer team, losing 0-4 in Raleigh.

Of course, each of these NC State athletic teams has much higher goals than just beating their rival, but there’s no denying how sweet it is to beat the Tar Heels.

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Louisville Transfer Guard Mike James is Currently Visiting NC State

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Louisville Transfer Guard Mike James (6’5″/200) is on a visit to NC State currently, according to a source.

Indiana State Transfer Ryan Conwell was on campus last week, but he just committed to Xavier.

From what I hear, the staff preferred James over Connell anyway. A plus with James is he has 2 years of eligibility, whereas Conwell has 1.

News broke about James entering the Transfer Portal back on March 25th, and NC State was quick to reach out. Kevin Keatts and his staff recruited the former 4-star prospect out of high school heavily, but he ultimately chose the Cardinals.

Rivals ranked James as the #71 overall player in the 2021 recruiting class, and ESPN ranked him as the #7 prospect in the state of Florida.

After redshirting his first year in Louisville due to torn achilles, James has been a starter for the Cardinals the past two years. This year, he averaged 12.6 points and 5 rebounds.

For a more extensive look at James’ game, click here.

Rivals ranks James as the #77 overall player in the Transfer Portal.

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