MBB Concludes Regular Season At Florida State Saturday
March 8, 2013
NC State head coach Mark Gottfried previews the Wolfpack's regular-season finale at Florida State Saturday.
NC State (22-8, 11-6 ACC) at Florida State (16-14, 8-9 ACC)
2 p.m. | Tallahassee, Fla.
Donald L. Tucker Center (12,200)
SERIES RECORD: NC State leads 28-41
LAST MEETING: NC State 84, Florida State 63 (2/19/13)
TELEVISION: ESPN2 Watch
Play by play: Dave O'Brien Color: Doris Burke
Radio: NC State Radio Network Listen
Play by play: Gary Hahn Color: Tony Haynes
√ NC State checks in at No. 27 in the RPI, and No. 32 in strength of schedule. NC State is 20th in the BPI, and has the No. 14 schedule.
√ NC State has won seven of its last nine games at FSU.
√ The Pack's 46 combined wins over the last two years are the most in back-to-back seasons since 1987-88 and 1988-89 (46).
√ NC State is looking to win 12 ACC games for the first time since 1973-74 (12-0).
√ NC State has won six of the last seven games, including three straight.
√ Richard Howell is just four rebounds away from becoming only the fifth player in NC State history to record 1,000 career rebounds.
√ Howell ranks sixth nationally and leads the ACC in rebounding (10.7).
√ Scott Wood is nine three-pointers away from tying Rodney Monroe's school record.
√ Freshman T.J. Warren has started the last five games and recorded the first two double-doubles of his career. He has averaged 16.6 points and 7.8 rebounds.
√ Lorenzo Brown is only the third player in school history to record 500+ career assists (Chris Corchiani and Sidney Lowe). He currently has 546 for his career.
√ NC State is 6-1 since Brown returned from his ankle injury.
√ C.J. Leslie is one of three players in the ACC to rank in the top-10 in points (fifth, 15.2), rebounds (eighth, 7.7) and field goal percentage (sixth, .533).
√ Howell is sixth nationally, and leads the ACC with 16 double-doubles this season. That total is more than 10 ACC teams.
√ The current Wolfpack squad is only the ninth in ACC history to have four 1,000-point scorers on the same team.