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    NC State Hosts Miami On Senior Night
     
    C.J. Williams
    C.J. Williams
     

    Feb. 28, 2012

    NC STATE  (18-11, 7-7 ACC)  vs.  MIAMI (17-10, 8-6 ACC)

    9 PM

    RBC CENTER

    RALEIGH, N.C.


    TELEVISION: RSN

    Tom Werme, Play-by-Play, Dan Bonner, Color Analyst

    RADIO: NC STATE RADIO NETWORK 

    Gary Hahn, Play-by-Play, Tony Haynes, Color Analyst




    RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State hosts Miami on Senior Night. In a pre-game ceremony, players Alex Johnson, Kendall Smith and C.J. Williams will be honored before playing their final contest at the RBC Center.
    The Pack has a stern test ahead of it on Wednesday when it faces the Hurricanes. Since State's 78-73 win in Coral Gables on Jan. 22., Miami has won seven of their last 10 games including upest wins over No.
    4 Duke (78-74, ot) on Feb. 5 and No. 22 Florida State (78-62) this past Sunday.
    The game features two of the ACC's top scoring teams with NC State and Miami ranking third (73.7 ppg) and fourth (71.5 ppg), respectively, in the the conference in scoring offense. 
    The Pack is 4-0 all-time versus the Hurricanes at the RBC Center. NC State owns 8-4 advantage in the series and have won the last three meetings. 

    TRANSITION POINTS

    Seniors Kendall Smith and C.J. Williams and graduate student Alex Johnson will be honored before Wednesday's game.

    NC State is 8-4 all-time in the series with Miami. 

    The Wolfpack posted a 78-73 victory on Jan. 22, at BankUnited Center.

    NC State is a perfect 5-0 all time at home against Miami, including 4-0 at the RBC Center. 

    A win would be NC State's fourth consecutive triumph in the series.

    Mark Gottfried 1-0 versus Miami after the win earlier this season. 

    The Pack is seeking its third series sweep of the season. It has already won series with Boston College and Wake Forest. 

    If the Pack were to win its last two ACC games, it would give coach Mark Gottfried the second best ACC mark by State coach in his first year, trailing only Press Maravich's 10-4 mark in 1964-65. 

    NC State and Miami rank third (73.7 ppg) and fourth (71.5 ppg), respectively, in the the ACC in scoring offense. 

    The Pack and Hurricanes also rank fifth (+5.0) and sixth (+4.8), respectively, in scoring margin. 

    Wednesday's game also is a matchup of two of the conference's top three-point threats, State's Scott Wood and Miami's Malcolm Grant. Wood is shooting .410 percent (73-of-178) from behind the arc, while Grant is connecting on .308 of his shots from three-point range.  

    Wood and Grant also rank second and third, respectively, on the ACC's career three-pointers made list.

    C.J. Leslie is averaging 17.0 points over the Pack's last eight games, including a career high 24 points against North Carolina (2/21/12).  

    Leslie is shooting .498 from field which is the fourth best percentage in the ACC.  

    Lorenzo Brown is now eighth on State's single-season assist list with 185. 

    Richard Howell is the ACC's fourth leading rebounder with an average of 9.2 per game. 

    The Pack's strength of schedule is 31st according to Collegerpi.com (as of 2/28/12) and its NCAA RPI is 72nd.


     

     

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