Bryce, Beverly lead NC State over Harvard 78-77 in NIT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Braxton Beverly scored all his 10 points in the second half and forced a Harvard turnover in the closing seconds to help N.C. State beat the Crimson 78-77 on Sunday night in...
NC State, Harvard meet in NIT second round
No. 6 seed Harvard (19-11) vs. No. 2 seed North Carolina State (23-11)
NIT Second Round, PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina; Sunday, 6:30 p.m. EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Markell Johnson had 26 points as North Carolina State defeated Hofstra 84-78 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night.
NC State, Virginia meet in ACC quarters
No. 8 seed North Carolina State (22-10, 10-9) vs. No. 1 seed Virginia (28-2, 16-2)
Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina; Thursday,...
Clemson meets NC State in ACC tourney
No. 9 seed Clemson (19-12, 9-9) vs. No. 8 seed North Carolina State (21-10, 9-9)
Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney Second Round, Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina; Wednesday, 11...
BOSTON (AP) — North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts' team played like it was hungry for a key road win.
So, the Wolfpack headed out for some dessert on the way to the airport.
NC State looks to sweep BC
North Carolina State (20-10, 8-9) vs. Boston College (14-15, 5-12)
Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
Georgia Tech edges North Carolina State, 63-61
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jose Alvarado raced the length of the court and passed to James Banks III for a go-ahead, two-handed dunk as Banks was fouled with one second remaining and Georgia Tech...
Dorn, NC State host Ga. Tech
Georgia Tech (13-17, 5-12) vs. North Carolina State (20-9, 8-8)
PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Jose Alvarado...
NC State looks to knock off No. 18 Fla St.
North Carolina State (20-8, 8-7) vs. No. 18 Florida State (22-6, 10-5)
Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, Florida; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
NC State seeks revenge on Wake Forest
Wake Forest (10-15, 3-10) vs. North Carolina State (19-8, 7-7)
PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: North Carolina State seeks revenge on Wake Forest...
Beverly scores 21, NC State routs Syracuse 73-58
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Now this is how Braxton Beverly and North Carolina State expect things to go at home.
Beverly matched a career high with 21 points and N.C. State beat Syracuse 73-58 on Wednesday night.
"At home, we've got to protect our house and play with energy and passion," coach Kevin Keatts said.
Torin Dorn had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and DJ Funderburk added 12 points to help the Wolfpack (18-7, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) win their second straight.
Funderburk leads No. 15 NC State past Pitt 86-80
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — No. 15 North Carolina State lost both a starting big man and its point guard. Good thing for the Wolfpack that their depth is the envy of most teams.
DJ Funderburk scored 12 of his career-high 18 points in the second half, and N.C. State beat Pittsburgh 86-80 on Saturday.
No. 20 NC State stays hot, beats Loyola (Maryland) 97-64
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has a national ranking, confidence in a productive 10-man rotation and its best start in more than a decade.
That's about all coach Kevin Keatts could've wanted from a now-completed nonconference schedule, which wrapped Friday night with the No. 20 Wolfpack beating Loyola (Maryland) 97-64.
"If you had told me we would be 12-1, I probably would've taken it," Keatts said. "Obviously we had our chances to be 13-0."
NC State tops Penn State in Boardwalk Classic, 89-78
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Six minutes. Three hundred and sixty seconds.
It is not an especially long period of time. But to hear Penn State men's basketball coach Pat Chambers, that was the difference between his squad and North Carolina State.
Braxton Beverly scored 18 points to lead North Carolina State to an 89-78 win over Penn State in the second of four Air Force Reserve Boardwalk Classic games Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Daniels leads Wolfpack in rout as arena renamed for Valvano
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Devon Daniels made himself comfortable in North Carolina State's second home.
Daniels scored 16 of his season-high 21 points in the first half to help N.C. State beat Western Carolina 100-67 on Wednesday night.
Freshman Jericole Hellems added a season-high 16 points for the Wolfpack (8-1) in their only scheduled home game of the season at Reynolds Coliseum.
Dorn leads NC State past Mercer, 78-74
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Torin Dorn scored 19 points, Eric Lockett made two key free throws in the final seconds and North Carolina State held on to beat Mercer 78-74 on Saturday night.
C.J. Bryce added 17 points and Markell Johnson had 16 to help the Wolfpack (6-0). They shot 45 percent, led by 15 with 7½ minutes to play and withstood Mercer's late rally to begin a season with six straight wins for the first time since 2014-15.
Dorn, NC State rout Saint Peter’s, 85-57
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State was never in danger of losing the game, but the Wolfpack did lose something else after halftime: Their focus.
Still, a huge first-half surge was more than enough to carry N.C. State to an 85-57 rout of Saint Peter's on Tuesday night.
The Wolfpack were outscored in the second half for a second straight game, with the Peacocks scoring 30 points to their 26.
North Carolina State notches 4th easy win, beats Maine 82-63
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State big man Wyatt Walker figures the Wolfpack's start has been about "playing against the game of basketball" to prepare the team for tougher games ahead.
That's probably the only way to look at it, considering the overmatched opponents on the schedule so far are doing little to make the Wolfpack even a little uncomfortable.
Dorn leads Wolfpack in 95-49 rout of Maryland Eastern Shore
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State piled up the points again, but its defense has been even more impressive.
Torin Dorn had 22 points and 10 rebounds to help the Wolfpack beat Maryland Eastern Shore 95-49 on Saturday.
N.C. State held the Hawks to 31.5-percent shooting from the field, its best mark in 35 games under coach Kevin Keatts. The previous low of 32.8 percent came in the Wolfpack's season-opening 105-55 win over Mount St. Mary's.
NC State pulls away to beat Mount St. Mary’s 105-55
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — There's a lot of new pieces for North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts to sort through in his overhauled lineup.
There's plenty of versatility, the athleticism to get loose in tempo-quickening transition and even enough outside shooting despite starting the year with the team's best 3-point threat sidelined by injury.
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NC State looks to transfers for help on overhauled roster
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Devon Daniels, C.J. Bryce and Blake Harris spent the better part of last season leading North Carolina State's practice team and working on their games — along with their ability to stay patient — while sitting out as transfers.
The Wolfpack's success this season could depend on how successful they were in turning that time into sharpened skillsets, particularly with so many new faces on the roster for coach Kevin Keatts' second season.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Torin Dorn says he's coming back to North Carolina State for his senior year.
The forward said Sunday on Twitter that he would return to school. Dorn began the draft evaluation process in April but did not hire an agent.
Dorn averaged 13.9 points and 6.3 rebounds while helping N.C. State reach the NCAA Tournament.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — No. 8 seed Seton Hall (21-11) vs. No. 9 seed North Carolina State (21-11)
First round, Midwest Region; Wichita, Kansas; Thursday, 3:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Seton Hall is making its third straight NCAA Tournament appearance under Kevin Willard, who took over a program in turmoil seven seasons ago. The Wolfpack missed out the past two seasons, but has won at least one tournament game in six of its past seven trips.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State delivered another emphatic statement that it belongs in the NCAA Tournament.
Allerik Freeman scored 16 points to help N.C. State beat Louisville 76-69 on Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Torin Dorn added 15 points for the Wolfpack (21-10, 11-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won for the fifth time in six games.
NC State rolls past No. 25 Florida State 92-72
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State's offense is rolling heading into March.
Allerik Freeman scored 25 points to help N.C. State beat No. 25 Florida State 92-72 on Sunday night.
Torin Dorn added 19 points and Sam Hunt had 14 for the Wolfpack (20-9, 10-6 Atlantic Coast Conference), who opened the game with a 9-2 spurt and never trailed.
NC State follows week off with 76-58 win vs. Notre Dame
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State didn't squander the surge from an emotional rivalry win. The Wolfpack just had to wait a week to prove it.
Torin Dorn scored 21 points to help N.C. State beat Notre Dame 76-58 on Saturday, a win that came after an extended break following last weekend's overtime win at then-No. 10 North Carolina.
There was no sign of a hangover, rust or anything else. Instead, Dorn and the rest of his Wolfpack teammates were simply dominant.
NC State rallies to avoid upset at Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) — North Carolina State was down, but not out. The Wolfpack, needing a win to keep pace in the tightly packed Atlantic Coast Conference, spent most of Wednesday trailing by double digits against a Pittsburgh team that is winless in conference play.
But the Wolfpack used a late run and a pair of clutch free throws by Allerik Freeman to escape Pittsburgh with a 72-68 victory.
Yurtseven leads NC State past Wake Forest, 72-63
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State remains tough to beat at home. Wake Forest isn't going to beat anyone if it keeps going cold late in games.
Omer Yurtseven scored 22 points and N.C. State beat the Demon Deacons 72-63 on Thursday night.
NC State tops No. 2 Duke 96-85 for 1st ACC win under Keatts
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts saw his team respond to a pair of double-digit Atlantic Coast Conference losses with a fearless style and aggressive play. And for the second time this season, it was good enough for the Wolfpack to take down the nation's No. 2-ranked team — this time instate neighbor Duke.
Freeman leads Wolpack’s offensive barrage
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State wanted to get back to having fun.
The Wolfpack accomplished that and then some in an offensive outburst.
Allerik Freeman scored a career-high 25 points to help N.C. State beat Jacksonville 116-64 on Friday night.
Sam Hunt added 20 points and Torin Dorn had 16 for the Wolfpack (10-3), who registered their highest point total since a 120-71 victory over UNC Asheville on Dec. 20, 1995.
Dorn, Yurtseven lead NC State past Robert Morris, 81-69
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State saved itself from another defeat by defending the 3-point line and getting the ball to its biggest players.
Three Wolfpack players had double-doubles in an 81-69 victory over Robert Morris on Tuesday night.
Torin Dorn had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Omer Yurtseven added 12 points and 10 rebounds and Lennard Freeman had 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Dorn’s double-double sends N.C. State past UMKC 88-69
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Torin Dorn likes playing a big spot in North Carolina State's small lineup.
Dorn had 22 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to help N.C. State beat Missouri-Kansas City 88-69 on Saturday afternoon.
It was the third consecutive game of at least 10 rebounds for Dorn, who starts at power forward at 6-foot-5, 210 pounds. Dorn finished with six offensive rebounds, and he scored after four of them.
Yurtseven helps NC State top Penn State, 85-78
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State built its big lead with sharp shooting from behind the 3-point line — then made it stand by shooting well from the free-throw line.
N.C. State held on to beat Penn State 85-78 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Omer Yurtseven had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Al Freeman scored 17 points and fellow graduate transfer Sam Hunt added a season-best 14 and hit four of the Wolfpack's season-high 10 3-pointers.
Freeman’s 23 leads NC State past Presbyterian, 86-68
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lennard Freeman is turning into a scoring machine.
Freeman scored a career-high 23 points and Torin Dorn added 18 as North Carolina State improved to 4-0 with an 86-68 win over Presbyterian on Thursday night.
The last time the Wolfpack started with four straight wins was the 2014-15 season.
Freeman, a fifth-year senior who missed last season while recovering from leg surgery, posted his third career-high point total of the season.
Dorn scores career-high 26, NC State beats Bryant 95-72
RALIEGH, N.C. (AP) — First, North Carolina State's defense was the problem. Then it became the solution.
Torin Dorn tied a career-high with 26 points to help N.C. State beat Bryant 95-72 on Tuesday night.
Lennard Freeman added a career-high 20 points and Allerik Freeman had 15 for the Wolfpack (3-0), who rallied from a 12-point deficit early in the first half.
NC State beats Charleston Southern 78-56 for 2-0 start
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts is encouraged simply by the fact his new Wolfpack team has won its first two games with a new pressing style of play.
There's also plenty to teach his players, too.
Allerik Freeman had 18 points to help the Wolfpack beat Charleston Southern 78-56 on Sunday, though N.C. State had a sluggish start and didn't put together a finishing blow on the shorthanded Buccaneers after a big run to close the first half.
Scoring balance fuels Pack in Keatts’ debut
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Keatts' debut as North Carolina State's head coach went just as he planned.
Allerik Freeman scored 17 points to help N.C. State beat VMI 102-67 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
Torin Dorn added 16 points and Lennard Freeman had a career-high 15 points for the Wolfpack, who never trailed.
Seven N.C. State players scored in double figures as the team cracked 100 points in a season opener for the first time since a 104-78 win over VMI in 1995.