N.C. State vs, Notre Dame – 6:30pm

N.C. State Wolfpack (13-7, 4-3) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (18-2, 6-1) – 6:30pm @ PNC Arena | Tv: EspnU

GoPack game snippet | Notre Dame team page

After two consecutive road contests, the Wolfpack return home this evening with a huge opportunity to notch another quality win. N.C. State went 1-1 on their recent road swing, picking up a crucial road win against improving FSU and missing an opportunity for a big win at Miami.

A win tonight against a resurgent Irish squad would give the Pack another RPI Top 50 win and considerably bolster N.C. State’s at-large resume. The Wolfpack are squarely on the proverbial bubble heading into February, so each result from here out will be magnified in importance. For the Pack, it’ll be the cliche ‘one game at a time’ mantra starting tonight as the upcoming stretch of games will help decide their postseason fate.

Notre Dame enters tonight’s contest in midst of a solid turnaround season thus far. The return of guard Jerian Grant to the roster has helped Notre Dame rebound from a down ’13-’14 campaign. Their non-conference schedule didn’t do much for their strength of schedule, but they did pick up a nice neutral court win over Michigan State. The Irish also own a great victory in conference play by virtue of winning at the Cheat Dome. Even with those impressive victories and a Top 10 national ranking, Notre Dame is two spots behind N.C. State in the RPI. Never underestimate the value of scheduling as it pertains to college basketball.

The Irish make their hay from the perimeter, so stout defense and rebounding will be key for a Wolfpack victory tonight.

Hopefully the Pack will have more smiling faces tonight against the Irish

Hopefully the Pack will have more smiling faces tonight against the Irish

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  • #71112

    wufpup76
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    N.C. State Wolfpack (13-7, 4-3) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (18-2, 6-1) – 6:30pm @ PNC Arena | Tv: EspnU GoPack game snippet | Notre Dame team page
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    #71115

    13OT
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    Win tonight and the Pack should be IN. Lose and it’s back to the bubble. It’s time to get away from this bubble crap and turn this season in the right direction.

    I’ll be there, rooting for the Pack!

    #71118

    Wulfpack
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    It’s one we have to have if we want to compete in the upper third of the league. A loss keeps us squarely in the middle in the 8 spot. That’s ok if we are happy with Bubble-land. But to move forward, we really need it.

    #71122

    PapaJohn
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    Need a win this week. Blew Miami, so gots to be this one.

    #71124

    Wolfpackjack76
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    I don’t get espnu. Anybody know of a stream?

    #71125

    Texpack
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    Another in a long series of games where there isn’t much daylight between the two teams. This team has a lot of grit and has been able to stay in games and give itself a chance almost every time out. It will interesting to see who wins big man roulette and gets the minutes tonight. I’d love to see another solid offensive effort from Abu, but I won’t hold my breath. This season still has a very broad range of potential outcomes.

    #71126

    BJD95
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    I like this matchup. Their best scorer is a non-Paige guard (meet Cat Barber, who will your BFF for 40 minutes), and their forwards are undersized.

    That’s the kind of team we should beat 9 times out of 10 on our home floor, even if they are really good.

    #71127

    BJD95
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    In other words, if you are gambling inclined, I have a STRONG Pack hunch.

    #71128

    Wolfanatic
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    Speaking of gambling, Vegas consensus has the Irish as a 1.5 favorite. State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up loss. State has not won back to back games SU since beating Wake on 12-6 and Charleston Southern on 12-12. Since that victory over the Buccaneers, State has alternated wins and losses, and if these trends continue, State should get the W tonight both SU and ATS.

    #71129

    Heelh8r
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    I just found statefansnation a couple of weeks ago and have just registered so I can actually start posting. I have my laptop on my lap, and am well into my pregame routine, which today is watching the Humana until the 6:30 tip. Can you feel my excitement? Just so you know my bonafides, I was a 2nd string HS wishbone quarterback in the ’70’s, and kept stats for the basketball team. So you can see the level of expertise I bring to the table.

    #71130

    MrPlywood
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    Dook and Hoos win (among others), so State’s RPI and SOS stay strong, which is good. But State also needs wins and this one would be a good one to have. Go get ’em boys!

    #71131

    Primewolf
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    With this much optimism, keep your money in your wallet.

    I would like to see Gott be successful. But,,, I don’t see him as a detailed guy.

    Go pack!

    #71132

    ncsu1987
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    Agree with Beej…on paper, this is one we should win. Hoping the guys show up with A effort tonight. Even with favorable matchups, top ten teams require effort and focus.

    #71133

    wufpup76
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    I don’t get espnu. Anybody know of a stream?

    Sorry, I don’t 🙁

    I just found statefansnation a couple of weeks ago and have just registered so I can actually start posting. I have my laptop on my lap, and am well into my pregame routine, which today is watching the Humana until the 6:30 tip. Can you feel my excitement? Just so you know my bonafides, I was a 2nd string HS wishbone quarterback in the ’70’s, and kept stats for the basketball team. So you can see the level of expertise I bring to the table.

    Welcome 🙂

    #71136

    PapaJohn
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    Heelh8r
    Welcome. Appreciate your resume, but you had us at “heelh8r”

    #71137

    Heelh8r
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    I have a buddy, a KY fan, who says Jeff Goodman listed us top 4 with KY, KS, and UConn as the top craziest fan bases. That is a nice compliment. At least I think it is. Excited to see tonight is a sell out.

    #71138

    Heelh8r
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    Thanks PapaJohn. Put a lot of thought into that.

    #71139

    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    ^I’d be surprised if Goodman didn’t mean that in an insulting way – at least towards the Pack fanbase. Guy loves trolling State fans.

    Hope we can give ol’ Brad a better game to call tonight than the last time he was in the building. He was the color for the Cincy debacle.

    #71140

    Texpack
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    I was at the ’83 game. Tripuka and Woolridge.

    #71141

    Texpack
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    Cat not starting

    #71142

    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    Just in case anyone missed it – Cody M. gets the start. Cat will come off the bench

    #71143

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    I think we may run these guys out of the gym.

    Fucking Tripucka. I had a migraine, I remember watching that game (maybe the away one) on TV. NBC, I think.

    #71144

    wufpup76
    Keymaster

    Cody bothering them on the perimeter. Match-ups going our way so far.

    #71145

    bill.onthebeach
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    Pack comes out ready to play tonight…
    We win the first four min segment..

    Anybody else catch Lacey on the pregame talking about ABU ??

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #71146

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Coming out “big” kinda freaked them out. MG playing some chess tonight.

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