It’s once again time for the ACC/ Big Ten Challenge. This event started in 1999 and the ACC won the first 10 challenges but the Big Ten is on a roll winning the last 3 challenges. Check out my previews and predictions of NC State at Michigan and Maryland at Northwestern.
North Carolina State
Coach: Matt Gottfried (1 season at NC State 24-13) Overall 303-167, 15 years
2011-12: Record 24-13 overall, 9-7 in ACC (Tie 4th)
Starters Returning (4) Richard Howell, Lorenzo Brown, C.J. Leslie, Scott Wood
Preseason Tournament: Puerto Rico, Jimmy V Classic
Top Non-Conference Games: vs. Michigan, vs. Stanford
Transfer Out: Deshawn Painter (Old Dominion), Tyler Harris , Jaqawn Raymond (Middle Tennessee State)
Transfer In : Ralston Turner (LSU)
Sat Out: Jordan Vandenberg (redshirt)
The Wolfpack really came on late in the season late year and the program’s future under Mark Gottfried looks very bright. The Wolfpack lost to runner up Kansas by 3 points in the Sweet 16. The reason there is plenty of...