NC State Releases Challenging 2013-14 Schedule
Aug 22, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. - In its third season under head coach Mark Gottfried, the North Carolina State men's basketball program has assembled a challenging schedule that features 18 games against teams that made a postseason tournament in 2013.
"I always want a difficult schedule," Gottfried said. "I want to be aggressive even in a year when we are so young and inexperienced."
In addition to an enhanced 18-game ACC slate, the Wolfpack will play 12 games against teams that played in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
"This schedule is going to force this young group to grow up quickly and it will help us improve as the year progresses," Gottfried said.
NC State fans will get their first glimpse of the young Wolfpack team Friday, Oct. 18 when the program hosts Primetime With The Pack at PNC Arena. The event will feature player introductions, skill contests and an intrasquad scrimmage. The first game action comes Saturday, Nov. 2 when NCSU hosts an exhibition vs. Morehouse College. Admission to the exhibition game is free.
The regular season opens Friday, Nov. 8 at PNC Arena when the Wolfpack, which is coming off consecutive 24-win seasons, hosts Appalachian State. Four days later, NC State will play at Cincinnati in ESPN's 24-hour college hoops marathon. The next seven games after the Cincinnati trip will all be at home. The Wolfpack will welcome 2012 NCAA tourney team Detroit to historic Reynolds Coliseum Saturday, Dec. 14.
NCSU, which earned a Sweet 16 berth in 2012, will take on three major-conference opponents in the month of December. NC State hosts Northwestern in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and welcomes Missouri to PNC Arena Saturday, Dec. 28. The third such contest is a trip to Tennessee on Dec. 18 that will be televised on ESPNU.
NC State men's basketball tickets are currently on sale. The Wolfpack's exciting 18-game slate at PNC Arena is a two-game increase over the 16 games NC State played there last season. This year, the per-game ticket price for season tickets in all seating areas is less than in 2012-13.
Fans this season are encouraged to purchase their tickets earlier in order to take advantage of NC State's Season Ticket Incentive Program. Between September 3-16, a total of 10 prizes will be given away. Go to GoPack.com/incentives for a detailed schedule of giveaways. Information regarding ticket payment plans is available at GoPack.com/paymentplan or by calling the NC State ticket office at 919-865-1510.
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