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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  • #65303
    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    We’ve done well from the line, but I dread these late 1-and1’s

    #65304
    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    OMG that was a push off

    #65305
    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    Mr. Dog’s favorite ShowGirl – Sean Hull – over rules to HESS on their dispute over that forearm…

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #65306
    Fastback68
    Participant

    Sure was.

    #65307
    redcanine
    Participant

    Can we get some fresh legs in the game? We look tired. Come on, PACK. Be tough!

    #65308
    Texpack
    Participant

    We will need to be perfect down the stretch to overcome King Karl. The game is close enough that anything less and we are screwed.

    #65309
    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    Sh*t

    #65310
    Fastback68
    Participant

    Turner or Lacey

    #65311
    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    well.. we GOTT to Coach now…
    hope LUTZ has a couple tricks ready to go…

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #65312
    Texpack
    Participant

    Big walk on that one. KW gets shoved on the rebound as well

    #65313
    BrickyardMayhem
    Participant

    Kyle Washington is a freakin spaz….

    #65314
    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    Damn

    #65315
    redcanine
    Participant

    This mess is about to break my heart. Please don’t do it.

    #65316
    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    Lacey did an excellent job of being the decoy on that missed shot by KW…

    that makes no sense whatsoever…

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #65317
    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    Something to the rim, please … I’d prefer Kyle touch the ball on a putback

    #65318
    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    7-0 down the stretch … rough

    #65319
    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    .. if this one does not turn out right… ya’ll remember that play…

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #65320
    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    see what I mean…
    Lacey takes control on the next play..

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #65321
    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    Oh sh*t … this is too much

    #65322
    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    and Lacey gets the partial block down low…

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #65323
    xphoenix87
    Moderator

    I wish Lee were checking in right now to shade Cochran

    #65324
    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    we are not in the bonus…
    we need to use that foul.. on the inbounds…

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #65325
    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    Throw it to Anya at the rim

    #65326
    redcanine
    Participant

    Last game in Reynolds…

    #65327
    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    piss poor D on the by out of bounds play … esp . #10…. who was in no man’s land somewhere between a zone and a man to man…

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
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