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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
21 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Just another ACC game when Wolfpack meets Cards? Nope

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) At first glance, it seems like just another Atlantic Coast Conference game - North Carolina State vs. Louisville. Except it isn't. The winner advances to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament and the loser goes home. The Wolfpack (22-13), the eighth seed in the East, meets fourth-seeded Louisville (26-8) on Friday night in the Carrier Dome in a matchup of teams...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State's Barber says all is OK with Obama after profanity

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) N.C. State's Cat Barber says things are square again with President Barack Obama. Last Saturday night, Barber was caught by TV cameras saying ''What ... (is) wrong with Barack Obama'' to his teammates in the locker room after North Carolina State upset top-seeded Villanova to reach the Sweet 16. Obama had picked Villanova to reach the NCAA Tournament final. But...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Abu takes another step forward for Wolfpack in NCAAs

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State freshman Abdul-Malik Abu looks at ease and has been a major factor in the eighth-seeded Wolfpack's push to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16. The 6-foot-8 forward from Boston has had three straight double-figure scoring games, including a double-double in last weekend's upset of No. 1 seed Villanova in the East Region. More importantly, he looks...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Villanova Piccolo Girl Performs on Jimmy Fallon

It’s been an interesting 48 hours for Villanova Piccolo Girl Roxanne Chalifoux. Following the Wildcats’ loss to North Carolina State in the Third Round on Saturday night, her sadness was captured by cameras and shuttled around the internet, with many adding some musical accompaniment to the clip. It was immediately clear that the emotionally-drained girl would Article found...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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

WATCH: North Carolina State's Abdul-Malik Abu Throws Down Awesome Alley-Oop Slam Against Virginia

NC State does not have a great record, but the WolfPack are a good basketball team. They proved that Wednesday night by pushing No. 2 Virginia and nearly taking down the highly ranked Cavaliers. They led by two going into the half, 21-19, but were not able to sustain the lead down the stretch losing 51-47 in the end.Along the way they did what they could to entertain the fans. Abdul...
Via FatManWriting
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Wolfpack Connect on an Abu-Oop Against Virginia

North Carolina State’s Abdul-Malik Abu finished this alley oop in style: Abu slam https://t.co/LSzZtDKxmM — Steven (@akulawolf) February 12, 2015 N.C. State leads Virginia early on in a huge ACC clash for the Wolfpack.
Via The Student Section
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: N.C. State’s BeeJay Anya Blocked Four Shots During The Same Possession Against Jacksonville

The N.C. State Wolfpack had little trouble putting away Jacksonville tonight, and they made some impressive highlights in the process. One of the most impressive stretches? During one Jacksonville possession, N.C. State’s BeeJay Anya blocked four shots. Looking at that stretch in the play-by-play is nearly as impressive. Anya finished with seven points, eight rebounds, and...
Via College Spun
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: North Carolina State’s new ‘Pack in Black’ helmet

The North Carolina State Wolfpack will be wearing new helmets this fall.  The team tweated the photos out on Sunday but as of now, there’s no word as to whether it’s an alternate helmet or the new helmet for all games. The design is interesting.  The top part has a black and silver mesh effect while the bottom half is red.  The facemask is also black.  The helmets were given...
Via Down and Distance
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brissett impresses in NC State's spring game

The old saying goes that if you have two No. 1 quarterbacks, you really have none. That's not entirely fair, obviously, as some two-quarterback systems have worked quite nicely. But at NC State this coming season, the Wolfpack have one thing they didn't have last year - a clear No. 1 starter in Florida transfer Jacoby Brissett. It will be quite a departure from last year...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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