N.C. State vs. Wofford – 4pm

N.C. State Wolfpack (8-1) vs. Wofford Terriers (7-2) – 4pm @ William Neal Reynolds Coliseum

Tv: Fox Sports South/Regional – (646 on Direct; 40 on Time Warner); Espn 3 – subject to blackout

Wofford team page

The Pack is back in Reynolds again today, returning quickly after defeating Charleston Southern 86-50 on Friday evening in the old coliseum. Playing without Trevor Lacey (ankle), the Wolfpack looked very efficient on both ends of the floor and were able to pull away from the Buccaneers early. Encouragingly, N.C. State never let up – giving Charleston So. no space to work back into the ballgame and apply game pressure. A running theme over the past couple of seasons has been the Pack going up 15-20 points in various games, yet letting their opponent work back into the game. Not this time, thankfully.

As for Lacey, unfortunately I have been unable to find any definitive info on his┬ástatus for today’s contest – so I suppose we’ll know at 4pm. If you do know of anything, please feel free to list it in the comments.

Like Charleston Southern, today’s opponent – the Wofford Terriers – run their offense with an emphasis on efficiently shooting the 3-ball. Wofford enters today’s contest close to the very top of the overall 3-point FG percentage standings (4th overall heading into Saturday). Needless to say, the Pack’s defensive pressure will once again go a long way in determining how today’s game flows.

Wofford returns all five starters from last season’s SoCon Tournament champions. The Terriers lost in the round of 64 (second round) to #2 seed Michigan in last season’s NCAA Tournament. That tournament appearance marked the third time in the past five seasons that Wofford had won the SoCon tournament and made the NCAA Tournament – accounting for each of the Terriers all-time NCAA Tourney appearances. It’s an impressive feat, considering that Davidson (now in the A-10) was long the class of the SoCon.

The Terriers were routinely picked to repeat as SoCon champions this season by most preseason prognostications, though the league did shake-up a bit and added Mercer, ETSU, and VMI (most of you probably recall Mercer’s defeat of Duke here in Raleigh in last season’s NCAAT). Wofford is currently ranked at #17 in the mid-major top 25. The Pack and the Terriers have faced no common opponents, but Wofford does own a win over a very solid Iona squad. Wofford’s next three opponents are all future or past Pack opponents – Charleston So., West Virginia, and Duke.

Pack game notes

Please leave your comments and thoughts here, enjoy the game and Go Pack! See you in the comments at 4pm ­čÖé

As always, we’ll end with a video:

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  • #65278
    bill.onthebeach
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    Russell and his SeaHawks up 3 in the first at home against the SF ‘whatsNOTwrongwiththe ‘ Niners…

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #65279
    SaccoV
    Participant

    Herr Karl. Did anyone notice that you can’t spell ‘Swofford’ without Wofford?

    #65280
    redcanine
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    Stewardess, would you like a bite of this Angus burger?

    #65281
    redcanine
    Participant

    I want waffles!

    #65282
    Fastback68
    Participant

    Colonel Angus

    #65283
    Texpack
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    Unless BSW gets going this one will go to the wire.

    #65284
    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    Think we got a break there … looked like it was off Washington’s foot

    #65285
    SaccoV
    Participant

    RedCanine, does she care for hot dogs?

    #65286
    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    Wow

    #65287
    redcanine
    Participant

    Good gosh, bigs. Make a damn bunny!

    #65288
    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    Need a run in the worst way

    #65289
    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    We’re fortunate that they’re consistently going 1-2 on the line

    They’ve done well not letting us get run outs

    #65290
    redcanine
    Participant

    RedCanine, does she care for hot dogs?

    Yep. The one from Friday apparently liked mayo too.

    #65291
    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    Defense has been the saving grace so far today

    #65292
    SaccoV
    Participant

    I’m not sure if Mrs. SaccoV would be so open-minded about condiments!!

    #65293
    redcanine
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    Defense has been great!

    #65294
    Texpack
    Participant

    Peyton Manning was out of the game vs SD just now. I missed what happened.

    #65295
    Fastback68
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    Let’s make this a productive TO Gott.

    #65296
    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    Cat GOTT embarrassed on that blocked layup… when he had Lacy on the wing with the open three..

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #65297
    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    Need the guards to take over

    #65298
    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    Absolutely huge shot by Mr. Lacey

    #65299
    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    Really, Karl? Wofford has been moving about 20 feet on each of their screens, so of course you call an illegal on us. Sigh.

    #65300
    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    Don’t be afraid to pass the ball, Kyle.

    #65301
    redcanine
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    Kyle reminds me of Luigi sometimes.

    #65302
    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    Phew … thank goodness for Lacey

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