NC State Faces BC In Opening Round of ACC Tournament
March 6, 2012
NC STATE (20-11, 9-7 ACC) vs. BOSTON COLLEGE (9-21, 4-12 ACC)
ACC TOURNAMENT - FIRST ROUND
TELEVISION: ACC NETWORK/ESPNU
Tim Brant, Play-by-Play, Mike Gminski, Color Analyst,
Debbie Antonelli, Sideline Reporter
Dan Shulman, Play-by-Play, Fran Fraschilla, Color Analyst,
Jeannine Edwards, Sideline Reporter
RADIO: NC STATE RADIO NETWORK
Gary Hahn, Play-by-Play, Tony Haynes, Color Analyst
RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State opens play in 2012 ACC Tournament on Thursday at 2 p.m. The Pack enter this weekend's play as the No. 5 seed after finishing the ACC's regular-season standings tied for fourth. NC State will face Boston College in its first-round match up which tips at 2 p.m., from Atlanta's Philips Arena. The Pack enters the game on a two-game winning streak.
This is the first time that the Wolfpack and Eagles have met in ACC Tournament action. The two teams met twice in the regular season with NC State winning both games. In January, the Pack posted a 76-62 victory at the RBC Center and followed that with a hard-fought 56-51 win at BC's Conte Forum in February. With the back-to-back victories, NC State has won four of the last five contests with Boston College.
Thursday game can be seen on both the ACC Network and ESPNU and heard on the NC State Radio Network.
Thursday's game will mark the first time that Boston College and NC State have met in the ACC Tournament.
This will the 14th overall meeting between the Wolfpack and Eagles.
State posts a 63-48 record all-time in the ACC Tournament. The Pack has won 10 ACC Tournaments including winning the first one in 1954.
NC State sports a 3-3 record in ACC Tournament games played in Atlanta,
and won the 1983 tournament championship en route to the national title.
State has been the No. 5 seed in 1957, 1963, 1972, 1977 and 1999. The Pack is 3-5 in ACC Tournament action when playing as the No. 5 seed.
The Wolfpack swept the two regular-season meetings with the Eagles.
State won the first game, 76-62, in Raleigh and the second game, 56-51, in Chestnut Hill.
The Pack has won four of the last five versus the Eagles.
NC State is the only ACC program with all five of its starters listed among the conference's scoring leaders.
The Pack is 1-1 in games played at Philips Arena, including a 61-52 victory over Georgia Tech on Feb. 9.
Everett Case (1954) and Press Maravich (1965) are the only coaches in Wolfpack program history win the ACC Tournament in their first appearance.
The Pack won 20 games in the regular season for the first time since the 2005-06 season and secured its first winning ACC mark since 2005-06.
NC State won back-to-back games to finish the regular season for the first time since the 1996-97 campaign.
Over its last six games, NC State has outscored its opponents 196-158 in the paint.
a second team, while Brown was tabbed for the third team.
Brown is five assists from tying Spudd Webb (199) for seventh on the Pack's single-season list.
Leslie is averaging 20.3 points and 10.5 rebounds over the Pack's last four games .
Richard Howell is the ACC's third leading rebounder with an average of 9.3 per game.
Reserve Alex Johnson averages 3.1 assists per game, while playing 19.8 minutes per contest, the ACC's eighth best assist average.