The Wolfpacker

November 2015 Issue

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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86 ■ THE WOLFPACKER 2015-16 WOLFPACK BASKETBALL PREVIEW Expectations Remain Bullish For Wolfpack NC State has gotten some strong endorsements in preseason polls, including one that is legitimate. NC State is ranked No. 32 in the country in the USA Today coaches poll. The Wolfpack received 36 votes, which was seventh among teams "receiving votes." In the ACC, NC State was slotted sixth behind North Carolina (the co-No. 1 in the coaches poll with Kentucky), Duke (No. 3), Virginia (No. 6), Notre Dame (No. 18), and Louisville (No. 27). In the "for fun" category, ESPN college basketball ana - lyst Dick Vitale had NC State ranked eighth in the ACC and No. 29 in the country.'s college basketball staff ranked the Wolfpack sixth in the ACC and No. 32 nationally. The annual college basketball preview magazines are varied on what to expect from NC State this season, but each of the three The Wolfpacker looked at project the school to qualify for the NCAA Tournament for a fifth-straight year. Sporting News was the most bullish on the Wolfpack's chances this season, and its print deadline didn't include the late addition of four-star wing Maverick Rowan. The magazine has the Wolfpack finishing fourth in the ACC and No. 14 in the country. Athlon pegged the Wolfpack to finish ninth in the ACC and to make a trip to Dayton, Ohio, for the NCAA Tournament as one of the last four teams in. Lindy's selected NC State the No. 36 team in the na - tion, picking them to finish seventh in the ACC and reach the Big Dance once again. NC State junior point guard Anthony Barber received several individual accolades and was on the cover for both Sporting News and Lindy's. Barber was listed the No. 12 point guard in the coun - try and third-team All-ACC by Lindy's, and he was tabbed Creedmoor Road Stonehenge Drive Sawmill Road Halstead Lane ( 919 ) 841-9586 7209 Creedmoor Road Suite 109 Raleigh, NC 27613 Junior Anthony Barber earned several pre- season accolades, including third-team All- ACC honors from Lindy's, which also listed him as the No. 12 point guard nationally. PHOTO BY KEN MARTIN

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