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Gottfried, NC State end with 2nd NCAA Sweet 16 in 4 seasons

Mark Gottfried has accomplished his goal of turning North Carolina State into a perennial NCAA Tournament team. Now, after two Sweet 16 runs in four seasons, the goal is to keep making those trips to March last longer. With Friday's loss to Louisville in the East Region semifinals, it marked the fourth time in as many seasons that Gottfried had guided the Wolfpack (22-14) to the...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: N.C. State’s Cat Barber Had A Ridiculous Assist From The Seat Of His Pants

N.C. State leads Louisville 33-31 at halftime of the East Regional semifinals in Syracuse tonight. The eighth-seeded Wolfpack overtook the fourth-seeded Cardinals in the final minutes of the half, and scored their final points in absurd fashion. With the score 30-28 in favor of N.C. State, Wolfpack guard Cat Barber drove to the basket and tossed up a wild shot while falling to the...
Via College Spun
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NC State’s Mark Gottfried Previews Sweet 16 Match-Up Against Louisville

We’re just one day away from the Sweet 16 showdown between conference foes, Louisville and North Carolina State. Earlier this week Wolfpack head coach Mark Gottfried previewed Friday’s game with the ACC Digital Network.
Via The Cardinal Connect
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Podcast: Cards vs. Wolfpack Preview & Sweet

If you missed Wednesday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, you missed out. Fortunately, we have the podcast for you. On Wednesday’s show we were joined by Chris McClain of 810 The Fan in Charlotte to preview Friday’s match-up with NC State. Troy Machir of the Sporting News also joined us to preview the rest of the Sweet 16 and also talk about the coaching changes in college...
Via The Cardinal Connect
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

N.C. State’s Cat Barber: “The F*** Is Wrong With Barack Obama?”

N.C. State, the No. 8 seed in the East Region, shocked No. 1 seed Villanova last night to advance to the Sweet 16. After the 71-68 victory, Wolfpack guard Cat Barber used colorful language in calling out President Barack Obama for picking Villanova to not only beat N.C. State but advance all the way to the national championship. Barber is not the first person to call out Obama...
Via College Spun
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Crying Piccolo Girl Has A Name, Seems To Be Taking Her Newfound Fame In Stride

Saturday night, Villanova, the No. 1 seed in the East region of the NCAA Tournament, unexpectedly fell to No. 8 seed NC State in dramatic fashion. But somehow, the story of the game wasn’t the Wolfpack’s upset win. It was the reaction of one member of Villanova’s band to the result. A female piccolo player was caught on camera crying while performing her duties as the game...
Via College Spun
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Teary-eyed Villanova fan ignites flute vs. piccolo debate on Twitter (VIDEO)

After No. 1 seed Villanova’s 71-68 loss to North Carolina State in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, a camera caught a Wildcats band member crying into her instrument. And that image not only captured the television viewing audience’s hearts at home, the Vine took off and started a flute vs. piccolo battle on Twitter. Miss Piccolo, are you willing to play at weddings &...
Via The Other Paper
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina State Bounces Villanova, And It’s 2014 All Over Again

Certain outcomes in sporting events can be simultaneously surprising and completely natural. There’s no way North Carolina State should have beaten Villanova on Saturday evening in Pittsburgh, excusing the first top-two seed from the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Yet, there’s every way North Carolina State should have been able to pull off this upset. On one hand, North Carolina State...
Via The Student Section
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina State Bounces Villanova, And It’s 2014 All Over Again

Certain outcomes in sporting events can be simultaneously surprising and completely natural. There’s no way North Carolina State should have beaten Villanova on Saturday evening in Pittsburgh, excusing the first top-two seed from the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Yet, there’s every way North Carolina State should have been able to pull off this upset. On one hand, North Carolina State...
Via Bloguin Best
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 8 seed NC State upends No. 1 seed Villanova in Round of 32

Trevor Lacey had 17 points, Abdul-Malik Abu had 13 and 12 rebounds, and 8 seed North Carolina State downed No. 1 seed Villanova in the NCAA tournament on Saturday. With the win, the Wolfpack moved into the Sweet 16 and will take on either Northern Iowa or Louisville in the East Region semifinals. The Wildcats became the first No. 1 to exit this year's tournament. Much more to come. 
Via Fox Sports
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Nova, NC State try to recapture 1980s championship feeling

PITTSBURGH (AP) Villanova and North Carolina State will try and recapture those 1980s championship feelings with a Sweet 16 berth at stake. The top-seeded Wildcats (33-2) have won 16 straight games and are coming off their most dominant win of the season against Lafayette. The eighth-seeded Wolfpack (21-13) are trying to advance to the Sweet 16 for the second time under coach Mark...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NC State Students Go Berserk After Wolfpack’s Buzzer-Beating Win (Video)

Things didn’t look good for the North Carolina State basketball team Thursday night. The Wolfpack faced off against LSU in a “second-round” NCAA Tournament matchup, and things got off to a miserable start NC State. LSU jumped out to a big lead early, and the Tigers carried a 14-point advantage to halftime. That’s when the comeback started. The Wolfpack shot the lights out...
Via NESN.com
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

March Madness: BeeJay Anya hits game winner versus LSU

BeeJay Anya hit a game winner to place his North Carolina State Wolfpack over LSU 66-65. Anya was an unlikely hero as he only scored 4 points on the night, but half of his points came when the Wolfpack needed them most. Good job big fella! Check out the game winning shot. You got to love March Madness right?
Via The Front Office News
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Here’s Video Of NC State Students Going Nuts After Beejay Anya’s Game-Winner

NC State scored a huge come-from-behind victory Thursday night, as sophomore forward Beejay Anya hit a game-winning jump hook with no time remaining on the clock against LSU to move his team to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. As you’d imagine, the fans back in Raleigh were just a bit excited. The below video, which shows a few hundred students celebrating on campus, has...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Carolina State's BeeJay Anya Hits Go-Ahead Jumper In Final Seconds of Game Against LSU

Fans watching the North Carolina State/LSU got to see exactly what they wanted--a good, quality basketball game. Sadly, one fan base was going to have to walk away sad after suffering a hard loss. With a five point lead and four minutes to go LSU appeared to be in charge of the game, but they couldn't make a shot down the stretch.After a BeeJay Anya jumper closed the gap to one...
Via FatManWriting
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO – The ghost of Jim Valvano helps NC State beat LSU at the buzzer

We’ve had it all on the first day of March Madness – flying shoes, coaches falling off stools, controversial goaltending calls, overtime games, and now the very literal definition of a buzzer beater. NC State’s Beejay Anya had to have some help from above to keep this shot from spilling out with just one tenth of a second on the clock.  It was the fifth one point game of...
Via Awful Announcing
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

BeeJay Anya of NC State Ends LSU’s Season

BeeJay Anya hit this hook shot, that touched every single part of the rim, to knock LSU out of the NCAA tournament: The Wolfpack trailed by 14 points, 62-48, with 9 minutes remaining. LSU would score 3 the rest of the way as NC State closed 18-3. Anya made a big tip in on the previous possession to set this shot up. LSU missed 6 free throws in a row late in the game and 11 of 12...
Via Bloguin Best
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Here’s How To Watch N.C. State vs. LSU Online

Twitter/@NCState The second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament tips off Thursday, and one of the late match-ups will be between No. 8 seed N.C. State and No. 9 seed LSU. The Wolfpack and Tigers tip off at 9:20 PM EST in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The winner takes on the winner of Villanova and Lafayette in the next round. You can read more about the contest here. If you’re wondering...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The ACC Accidentally Called NC State “UNC State” In Its Tournament Program

NC State fans aren’t fond of their in-state rival North Carolina, and as you’d imagine, they absolutely hate when people mix up the two schools. Wednesday, however, that somehow happened in the unlikeliest of places. The official ACC Tournament program lists NC State as “UNC State” on an entire page. We’re not sure how it happened, but you can assume that Wolfpack fans...
Via College Spun
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Speed, athleticism in backcourt key Wolfpack surge

Send to Kindle N.C. State basketball coach Mark Gottfried will look for a similar output from “Cat” Barber and Trevor Lacey on Thursday night against No. 2 Duke. Pitt coach Jamie Dixon knew his Panthers were in major trouble when Anthony “Cat” Barber nailed the first two of his four threes.  It created another defensive matchup that his Panthers were not ready for.  In...
Via College Chalktalk
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Speed, defense give Wolfpack life

Send to Kindle Most of the bracketologists have sneaked North Carolina State into their pseudo brackets.  They are anywhere 9-11 depending on where you look and who you listen to.  Their lack of consistency inside the ACC has put them in this position with losses to Boston College, Clemson, and Wake Forest.  However, they have finished the season winning five out of six, the...
Via College Chalktalk
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Syracuse Debuting Orange Nike Hyper Elite Uniforms At N.C. State Today

Today is the last day of Syracuse basketball’s season, and the Orange are going out with a bit of a different look when they take on N.C. State in Raleigh. Syracuse will wear the orange version of the Nike Hyper Elite uniforms that were rolled out this season. Today we'll be debuting the orange version of our new @nikebasketball Hyper Elite uniforms! #CuseMode A photo...
Via College Spun
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Why NC State Will be an NCAA Tournament Spoiler

Selection Sunday may yet be a dramatic day for NC State. Yet if and when the Wolfpack get into the field, NC State may be one of the most dangerous...
Via Athlon Sports
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: NC State Fans Burned UNC Jerseys, Mattresses After Huge Upset Win

NC State bolstered its NCAA Tournament resume Tuesday night with a huge victory over in-state rival North Carolina, and predictably, Wolfpack fan were excited. Some of the students on campus even took to the school’s famous Memorial Belltower to burn mattresses. Oh – and Tar Heels jerseys. Check out the below photos, via newsobserver.com’s Jill Knight. The fire department had...
Via College Spun
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: N.C. State’s Abdul-Malik Abu Kept His Promise To Chapel Hill Shooting Victim

N.C. State freshman forward Abdul-Malik Abu was very close with Deah Shaddy Barakat, one of the victims of the Chapel Hill shooting earlier this month. In the wake of the tragedy, Abu posted a touching tribute to Barakat, his wife and her sister on Instagram.  At Barakat’s wedding in December, Abu vowed he would beat UNC and Duke for his friend, a die-hard N.C. State fan. Barakat...
Via College Spun
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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