The Wolfpacker

September 2012

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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PACK N Men's Basketball To Face Challenging 2012-13 Schedule C State will play a litany of NCAA Tournament-tested squads this year, plus all three Tobacco Road rivals — North Carolina, Duke and Wake Forest — in home-and-home series. For the first time in ACC history, the conference's teams will play an 18-game schedule. The Wolfpack also has home- and-home series with reigning ACC champion Florida State, Clemson, Boston College and Georgia Tech. NC State's ACC schedule is highlighted by a Jan. 26 date with North Carolina, when ESPN GameDay will be in Ra- leigh. The Wolfpack will travel to Chapel Hill for a game on Feb. 23. NC State will also host Duke on Jan. 12 on ESPN, and travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium Feb. 7. NC State will have at least 11 games against opponents that reached the 2012 NCAA Tournament. "I think our conference schedule is going to be tremen- dously challenging," NC State head coach Mark Gottfried said. "We're playing several teams that have a chance to fin- ish in the top half of the league Nov. 23 UNC Asheville Nov. 27 Dec. 4 Dec. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 16 Nov. 18 Dec. 15 Dec. 18 Dec. 22 Date Opponent (TV) Oct. 12 Nov. 3 Nov. 9 vs. Penn State^ (ESPN2) vs. Providence/UMass^ vs. TBD^ vs. Connecticut! (ESPN) Cleveland State@ Norfolk State Stanford at Michigan (ESPN) St. Bonaventure 16 ■ THE WOLFPACKER Primetime With The Pack Belmont Abbey* Miami (Ohio) Time (ET) TBA TBA 5 or 7 p.m. TBA TBA 7:30 p.m. 9 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA 7 p.m. 5 p.m. Feb. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 16 Jan. 20 Jan. 22 Jan. 26 Jan. 29 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 TRACKING THE nior power forward C.J. Leslie had his best outing, scoring 14 of his 19 points in the second half, to go along with eight rebounds. Freshman point guard Tyler Lewis also had his best performance on the trip, notching 14 points and dishing out six assists. "I like the fact our guys had a lot of energy and played the right way," NC State Aug. 5-15. NC State finished the trip with an 86-71 win over Gran Canaria Select Aug. 13. Ju- The Wolfpack was able to get a jump on its 2012-13 season by going 4-0 in Spain Wolfpack Hoops Posts 4-0 Mark On Foreign Trip head coach Mark Gottfried said. "When I look at the trip, overall it was a good trip. We got a lot accomplished. I know where we want to be and I know what's facing us down the road here and we've got to get a lot better." NC State added an 85-70 win over CB Gran Canaria U20 Aug. 10, and back-to- back victories against CB Torrejon. Freshman forward T.J. Warren scored a trip-best 26 points and also had 13 re- bounds and four assists in the win over CB Gran Canaria U20. Junior point guard Lorenzo Brown finished with 13 points and eight assists, while Leslie had 10 points and 11 boards. Brown led NC State with 17 points and 10 assists in the second of two wins against CB Torrejon, 80-57. Senior Scott Wood added 15 points and Leslie recorded another double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in the victory Aug. 8. NC State opened the trip by defeating CB Torrejon 83-76 Aug. 7 behind a combined 45 points from Warren and Brown. The latter was making his return from surgery for a torn meniscus, and pumped in 25 points off the bench. Wood tallied 21 points and Warren 20 in the victory. NC State had a fifth game on the trip against Gran Canaria Select U20 Aug. 12, but it was called at halftime, with NC State leading 55-41. Wood had 21 points and went 5 of 7 from three-point land, and Warren added 16 and eight boards in the shortened contest. NC State freshman shooting guard Rodney Purvis and junior small forward Ralston Turner, an LSU transfer, were not a part of the trip due to NCAA rules. more than once. From start to finish, we're going to have one of the most competitive schedules of any team in the league." Michigan and the Big Ten/ACC Challenge highlight the non-conference slate Nov. 27 in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines are likely to be projected as a top-15 squad when the pre- season polls come out. NC State was invited to the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Nov. 15- 18 in San Juan. The Wolfpack will also face Connecticut in the Jimmy V Classic Dec. 4 at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, N.Y. Non-conference opponents Michigan, St. Bonaventure, Norfolk State and UNC Asheville all earned spots in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. NC State Men's Basketball Schedule Head coach Mark Gottfried and the Pack will play at least 11 Date Opponent (TV) Dec. 29 Western Michigan Dec. 31 UNC Greensboro Jan. 5 Jan. 9 at Duke (ACCN/ESPN3) at Clemson (ACCN/ESPN3) at Wake Forest (RSN/ESPN3) North Carolina (ESPN) at Virginia (ESPN2) Miami (CBS) at Maryland (ESPN2) Clemson (ESPNU) at Boston College (ESPN2) Georgia Tech (ACCN/ESPN3) Duke (ESPN) Time (ET) TBA TBA 12 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 4 p.m. 9 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 8 p.m. March 9 at Florida State (ESPN/ESPN2) 2 p.m. Mar. 14-17 ACC Tournament$ (ACC/ESPN2) TBD March 3 at Georgia Tech (ESPNU) March 6 Wake Forest (ACCN/ESPN3) Date Opponent (TV) Feb. 16 Feb. 19 Feb. 23 Feb. 27 at North Carolina (ESPN/ESPN2) 4 p.m. Boston College (ACCN/ESPN3) 8 p.m. 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Virginia Tech (ESPN/ESPN2) Florida State (ESPN2) Time (ET) 2 p.m. 7 p.m. games against opponents who made the 2012 NCAA tourney. PHOTO BY KEN MARTIN * Exhibition; ^ Puerto Rico Tip-Off at San Juan, Puerto Rico (Akron, NC State, Oklahoma State, Providence, Penn State, Tennessee, UMass and UNC Asheville; all games on ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN3); ! Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden in Manhat- tan, N.Y.; @ at Reynolds Coliseum; $ at Greensboro, N.C.

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