RALEIGH Last season, N.C. State won two of three games in three days during the ACC tournament and was able to pull off two wins within a three-day span during the NCAA tournament to advance to the Sweet 16 in its first appearance in six seasons.
While many believe this season’s team will make it into the NCAA tournament again, the players said the scenario presented Monday when the Wolfpack will play UNC Greensboro – its second game within three days – is useful as preparation for March.
North Carolina State might not be a "sophisticated team offensively to guard," but that hasn't stopped it from leading the nation in shooting.
Facing a slumping UNC Greensboro team on Monday in Raleigh could help the 23rd-ranked Wolfpack continue their hot shooting and win seven straight for the first time in five seasons.
Taking the floor for the first time since a 92-73 win over St. Bonaventure on Dec. 22, North Carolina State (10-2) committed a season-low eight turnovers and hit 54.5 percent from the field in Saturday's 84-68 victory over Western Michigan.