ACC Basketball Matchups released

The ACC office released the next two seasons conference match-ups (just who plays who/where, not when). NC State will play the following teams:

2014-15
Home/Road: North Carolina, Wake Forest, Clemson, Virginia
Home: Duke, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Notre Dame
Road: Florida State, Miami, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Boston College

2015-16
Home/Road: North Carolina, Wake Forest, Florida State, Duke
Home: Miami, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Louisville, Boston College
Road: Virginia, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Notre Dame

For the upcoming season, the schedule at first glance seems manageable. Although there is a home and home matchups against reigning regular season and tournament champions, Virigina, along with the primary partners UNC and Wake Forest, the team does get most of the other typical heavyweights at home. Duke, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse all come to the PNC Arena, while the Pack travels to new ACC member Louisville.

At a quick glance, the 2015-16 schedule looks more daunting, although who knows what any team’s make up will be two years from now.

Mark Gottfried has some good pieces coming back as well as coming into the program next year. I am curious to see the non-conference schedule that he puts together. He has always given the Pack a chance to make the NCAA Tournament by schedule a competitive non-conference schedule. I am pretty sure that Cincinnati and Tennessee are coming to Raleigh, while the Pack will travel to Missouri.

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    ruffles31
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    The ACC office released the next two seasons conference match-ups (just who plays who/where, not when). NC State will play the following teams: 2014-1
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    Tau837
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    There is another thread on this topic already. Can they be merged?

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    Tau837
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    ^Sorry, I was in the forum and failed to realize this was a blog post.

    Posted the following in the other forum thread:

    State’s 2014-15 schedule:

    Home/Road: North Carolina, Wake Forest, Clemson, Virginia
    Home: Duke, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Notre Dame
    Road: Florida State, Miami, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Boston College

    Looks like a path to a pretty good conference schedule.

    Expected losses: Duke (home), UNC (road), Louisville (road)
    Expected wins: Wake (home), Wake (road), Clemson (home), VT (home), Notre Dame (home), GT (road), BC (road)

    That’s not to say that we can’t win or lose any of these games, but this is what I expect based on what I know now. That’s 7-3, with 8 games that could go either way. I can easily see 11-7, and maybe 12-6.

    State’s 2015-16 schedule:

    Home/Road: North Carolina, Wake Forest, Florida State, Duke
    Home: Miami, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Louisville, Boston College
    Road: Virginia, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Notre Dame

    This doesn’t look as appealing.

    Expected losses: Duke (home), Duke (road), UNC (road), Louisville (home), Syracuse (road)
    Expected wins: Wake (home), Wake (road), FSU (home), Miami (home), GT (home), Clemson (home), BC (home), VT (road), Notre Dame (road)

    That is 9-5, but leaves these 4 as the toss-up games: UNC (home), UVA (road), Pitt (road), FSU (road). While I think those games will likely be more winnable than those I named as expected losses, we could still easily go 1-3 or even 0-4 in those games, leaving us with just 9 or 10 conference wins.

    Hopefully our team’s development and continuing recruiting success will have our team prepared to excel against this tougher schedule by 2015-16.

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