Posted October 28, 2013 on AP on Fox
North Carolina State went from making an unexpected run to the NCAA tournament's round of 16 in coach Mark Gottfried's first year to falling far short of expectations as Atlantic Coast Conference favorite the next. The core of those teams is gone now, leaving Gottfried to teach an inexperienced group he hopes will grow up quickly. ''This is going to be a completely different environment now,'' Gottfried said. ''You've got a lot of guys that have not played at this level.'' True, so much so that Gottfried joked during the team's preseason media day that it's hard to make a highlight film of the returning players since there are only three. Of that trio, sophomore forward T.J. Warren is expected to take the lead scoring role, sophomore point guard Tyler Lewis will bring backcourt experience and 7-foot-1 senior Jordan Vandenberg will provide depth. Beyond that, the roster is filled with players who have never played major Divisio...
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