State cracks the AP top 25 having won 11 of its past 13 games

After going 3-0 since our last update, North Carolina State cracked the AP Top 25. By itself that’s a great thing for a team that finished in the bottom of the ACC a season ago. But it comes at a time when neither of the blues – Carolina and Duke – are ranked. Noted ACC [...]

State goes 2-1 despite some incredibly odd free throw attempts discrepancies

State concluded the first half of its ACC schedule with a 6-4 conference record, thanks to winning two of three games since our last update. The two wins came versus two of the bottom teams in the conference in Ga. Tech and Notre Dame. The lone loss was versus North Carolina, one that saw star [...]

State brings win streak to three with an 83-81 OT win over Miami

North Carolina State won its third straight game with a thrilling 83-81 overtime victory over the No. 16 Miami Hurricanes, Saturday afternoon at home in PNC arena. It’s the sixth win in seven games since a road loss to Miami back on Dec. 10. The win moves the Pack to 14-4 overall and 4-3 in [...]

Pack splits their first two games after losing Dusan Mahorcic

The Pack’s first game after losing starting center Dusan Mahorcic to a torn patella was an ACC road tilt in Miami. State got off to a great start, jumping out to a 16-point lead. But the team’s hot shooting didn’t last. And combined with some questionable coaching moves, Miami came all the way back to [...]

Heritage game win includes highlights and one big setback for the Pack

A lot has happened since the last update following the Battle 4 Atlantis. The Pack returned to action against another tomato can, this time squaring off against William & Mary. The saving grace was that Bill and Mary committed to a style of defense all game long, in that they picked up full court and [...]

NCSU goes 2-1 in Battle 4 Atlantis Thanksgiving tournament

When we last checked in on the basketball team, they were 3-0, having beaten three cupcakes. They had one more easy game scheduled before heading to the Bahamas to participate in the Battle 4 Atlantis, where they would play three games in three days against competition significantly better than they had faced all year. Their [...]

Pack hoops adds two wins to go to 3-0 for the season

The Wolfpack have played two games since our last update, winning both of them to up their season record to 3-0. They haven’t played a particularly good team yet, so take that record with a grain of salt. But their last two opponents offered different challenges, one that State found easier to defeat than the [...]

Men’s basketball opens with a 99-50 win over Austin Peay

What better way to put the nightmare that was the 2021-22 college basketball season behind us than with a blowout in the first game of 2022-23. And that’s exactly what the N.C. State Wolfpack did Monday night, as they trounced the Austin Peay Governors, 99-55 at PNC Arena in Raleigh. So, if you missed it [...]

State gets improbable win and lands big recruiting coup

Before this college basketball season started, most had North Carolina State in the middle of the pack. If everything broke right, including the continued offensive development of star defensive center Manny Bates, a fourth-place finish would be realistic. So, of course, less than one minute into the first game of the season, Bates injures his [...]

State faces Davidson in the opening round of the NIT

Later tonight, NC State begins postseason play with an opening round NIT game against the Davidson Wildcats in Texas. Nothing about that sentence seems right. The Pack wasn’t supposed to be in the NIT and if they were, surely, they would have had a home game. The idea that two NC teams would travel to [...]

State upsets #15 Viginia in remarkable late-season turnaround

There were high hopes coming into the 2020-21 season for the Wolfpack. However, Covid disruptions, injuries and a longer break-in period for the freshman than hoped for have all contributed to a disappointing season. However, the team seems to have finally found its footing, despite the season-ending injury to Devon Daniels, and nowhere was that [...]