Hosted by R. Cory Smith and Michael Clark, the Pack Pride Podcast is the official podcast of Pack Pride. A syndicated partner of 247Sports, Pack Pride is an independent publication that brings you the latest on NC State athletics. You can find us at www.PackPride.com.

Tuesday night was yet another deflating loss for NC State against a hapless UNC team by a final of 85-79. The Wolfpack had its chances to run away, but crumbled on the offensive glass and couldn't stage a late comeback to win the game.

Miles and Cory take a look back at the loss, including Markell Johnson's double-double, the domination on the boards and the moments that ultimately led to the loss for the Pack.

We also examine where NC State currently sits on the NCAA Tournament bubble and why the loss to UNC actually doesn't mean anything if State can take care of business at home down the stretch.

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Prior to NC State's latest Play 4 Kay Game against Duke, James and Cory shot a live podcast from Reynolds Coliseum. The guys were joined by former NC State star and WNBA player Kiara Leslie!

Leslie takes a look back at her time in Raleigh, what it was like being a first-round pick and what makes Wes Moore and the current WBB team so successful.

James and Cory also examine the last week for NC State -- including a Top 10 win over Duke -- along with the upcoming game against UNC.

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Despite playing yet another strong first half, NC State couldn't keep up with Florida State in the final 20 minutes to clinch a second straight Top 10 win. Miles and Cory take a look back at the outcome on the Postgame Podcast.

What happened on the boards in the second half? How much did foul trouble for D.J. Funderburk affect the game? Can the Pack fix its rebounding issues before facing UNC on Tuesday?

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Talk about a turnaround! Just three days after a deflating loss to Boston College, NC State trounces Duke at home by a final of 88-66 at home. Miles and Cory take a look back on the victory and what it means moving forward.

Just how good was Markell Johnson for the Pack? What led to State beating Duke on the boards? How critical is this win for the resume -- and what comes next?

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After a rollercoaster week for NC State Athletics, we felt it was necessary to bring on the one person who has been through it all -- NC State legend Dereck Whittenburg!

The former Wolfpack basketball star and current Associate AD discussed his days with the Pack, his current projects as a producer, the current NC State basketball squad and much more from Amedeo's!

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NC State wasn't able to escape Boston College with a win on Sunday despite an improved second half due to miscues down the stretch. Miles and Cory take a look back at the 71-68 loss in Chestnut Hill.

How significant the final call on the late turnover for the Pack's season? What happened to NC State's three-point shooting? Can the Pack repair its resume over the final six games before the ACC Tournament?

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NC State and Syracuse went into Tuesday night needing a win in the Carrier Dome to keep bubble talks alive. After the Wolfpack pulled out the 79-74 win, Miles and Cory broke down the victory on the Postgame Podcast.

How important was the play of Devon Daniels down the stretch? Despite not starting, how crucial was Markell Johnson's performance? What does this win do for the Pack's chances of making the NCAA Tournament?

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NC State put together a big week with crucial wins in men's and women's basketball and wrestling. Former Pack wrestling coach Bob Guzzo joined James Curle from Amedeo's to discuss the program and much more.

What does the UNC win mean for the wrestling squad? What does this week hold for the Pack? Guzzo and Curle take a look at it all!

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In desperate need of a win, NC State closed out strong against Miami for an 83-72 win despite battling through adversity again. Miles and Cory take a look back at the victory on the Postgame Podcast.

Is this the C.J. Bryce and Markell Johnson we've been waiting to see? What does this win say about the resiliency of the program? Can Manny Bates and Braxton Beverly keep up their offensive performances?

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- After two weeks off, the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast returned to Amedeo's on Monday night! James and Cory were joined by NC State basketball legend Chucky Brown, who discussed the past and present for the program.

Brown takes a look back at his time with the Wolfpack, reflects on the life and career of Kobe Bryant and talks about the current state of the Pack.

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With a huge opportunity against a sub-.500 team for the second time in three days, NC State fell to arch-rival UNC on Monday night. Miles Masercola and Cory Smith take a look back at the loss on the Postgame Podcast.

What went wrong inside the paint against Carolina? Where has the shot and/or confidence gone for C.J. Bryce? Can the Pack still turn things around with a tough February slate on the horizon?

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In one of the gutsiest wins of the Kevin Keatts era, NC State went into Charlottesville and pulled out a comeback victory. Miles and Cory break down the first road win at Virginia in more than a decade on the Postgame Podcast.

How significant of a win was this with two key players out? How important was this victory to get the monkey off Kevin Keatts' back in his home state? Can the Pack carry this win over into the weekend at Georgia Tech?

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NC State won convincingly over Miami, 80-63, on Wednesday night to extend its home winning streak to 10 games -- including two straight in ACC play. Following the victory, Cory Smith and Miles Masercola discuss the standouts from the game and where the Wolfpack stands moving forward.

When should State fans C.J. Bryce to return to form after getting back on the court? How has D.J. Funderburk's effectiveness changed the Pack's presence in the paint? What does State need to do to replicate this performance against Clemson?

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One week after he joined NC State Athletics as the Director of Content Strategy, Jeff Gravley joined the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast at Amedeo's with Cory Smith and James Curle.

What are his plans for the position with the Wolfpack? How big of a change has this been from working in traditional media for three decades? What are his thoughts on the current direction for the basketball and football programs?

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Needing an ACC win after dropping below .500 in conference play, NC State got just that over Notre Dame via a comeback victory. Miles and Cory pick apart the win as the Pack moves to 11-4 (2-2 ACC) on the season.

What did the huge outing from Markell Johnson and D.J. Funderburk in the same game mean for this team? How has the confidence of the frontcourt changed in the last few games? Will C.J. Bryce make his return to the lineup against Virginia Tech?

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