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    Pack Opens Play In The 60th ACC Tournament Thursday

    March 14, 2013

    NC State opens play in the 60th ACC Tournament Thursday at the Greensboro Coliseum against Virginia Tech at 2 p.m. 
    State head coach Mark Gottfried took time to discuss the challenges of trying to play four games in four days and facing a Virginia Tech team that boasts the nation's top scorer, Erick Green.

    No. 5 NC State (22-9, 11-7 ACC) vs. No. 12 Virginia Tech (13-18, 4-14 ACC)

    2 p.m. | Greensboro, N.C.

    Greensboro Coliseum (23,745)

    NC State in the ACC Tournament

    Overall:  65-49 (.570)

    In Greensboro: 21-21 (.500)

    Under Gottfried 2-1 (.667)

    As a No. 5 seed: 5-6 (.455)

    Vs. No. 12 seed: 1-1 (.500)

    Vs. Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament: 1-0 (1.000)        


    ACCN     Watch/Where To Watch

    Play-by-Play: Tim Brant    Color: Mike Gminiski

    Sideline: Debbie Antonelli

    ESPNU              Watch

    Play by play: Dave O'Brien  Color: Doris Burke

    Sideline: Allison Williams


    NC State Radio Network         Listen

    Play by play: Gary Hahn    Color: Tony Haynes

    Gametracker | Interactive Bracket | Game Notes - NCSU Get Acrobat Reader | Game Notes - Virginia Tech Get Acrobat Reader

    Points of Pride ...

    • The Pack's 22 wins are the most entering the ACC Tournament since 1988 (23).  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 checks in at No. 28 in the RPI, and No. 36 in strength of schedule. NC State is 20th in the BPI, and has the No. 15 schedule.

    • NC State is 1-0 all-time against Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament. In the 2007 semifinals, the 10th-seeded Pack downed third-seeded VT in Tampa, 72-64.

    • The Pack's five upperclassmen have combined to play 20 career games in the Greensboro Coliseum, going 4-2 in those six games.

    • Richard Howell, Scott Wood and Jordan Vandenberg will be playing their third ACC Tournament in Greensboro.

    • NC State is the only team nationally to have five players average over 12.0 points per game. The Pack's starting five averages between 14.9-12.1 ppg. 



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