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NC State got up early and never looked back in a 75-61 win over Davidson in the NIT opener. Miles and Cory take a look back on the Pack's big win to advance to the quarterfinals next Saturday.

What led to the frontcourt success for D.J. Funderburk and Manny Bates? How effective were the freshmen guards in their first postseason game? Just how important is Jericole Hellems' success to this team? What's next for the Pack in the NIT?