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Coming off a huge win over Virginia on Saturday, NC State yet again failed to string together consecutive Ws with a loss in South Bend. The Irish and Wolfpack traded blows in the first half, but a 15-0 run early in the second all but sealed it for Notre Dame as the Pack was never able to recover.

Miles and Cory take a look back on the impact of foul trouble for key players, the struggles for Terquavion Smith, Dereon Seabron's continued strong play and early preview for Saturday at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Whether it was a blowout win over Virginia for NC State MBB's first ACC win at home or a miraculous comeback for the Pack WBB team, last week was a wild one for NC State hoops. James and Cory recap it all and look ahead to the road trips for both programs this week.

The guys also open up the mailbag and answer questions from NC State fans in the second segment on a number of different topics!

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NC State got back on track Saturday afternoon with a massive 77-63 win over Virginia. The Wolfpack beat the Hoos at their own game, stymying them defensively and putting up the most points scored against UVA this season.

Miles and Cory take a look back on the Pack's huge offensive outing, the sizzling shooting of Terquavion Smith and Jericole Hellems, why Casey Morsell's performance against his former team was so important and much more!

It was a different game, but the same story for the Wolfpack on Wednesday night against Virginia Tech. The only difference was the Pack got down big early and fought back rather than stumbling late, but the result was still a 62-59 loss at home.

Cory and Miles break down the struggles to start the game, the continued issues inside the paint, Casey Morsell's breakout performance in ACC play and looking ahead to this weekend vs. UVA.

NC State had a double dose of Duke over the weekend on the hardwood, and Debbie Antonelli was on the call for both. The ESPN and CBS analyst joined Cory and James to discuss the men's and women's teams, her thoughts on the direction for both programs, her thoughts on Coach K and much more.

The guys also discuss a critical week ahead for wrestling and basketball with several pivotal matchups being played in Raleigh on the second portion of the podcast!

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On Thursday night in Louisville, NC State started off shooting well, then kept just that all game long. Terquavion Smith, Dereon Seabron and Jericole Hellems shot a combined 22-of-32 for 58 points in a blowout win in the KFC Yum! Center.

Cory and Miles break down the performances of the "Big 3" for NC State, Ernest Ross' impact in the post, the struggles for the bench continuing and how big this win has the potential to be for the Pack.

When it comes to rising stars in the sports industry, NC State alum Ari Chambers is near the top of the list. One of the top analysts championing women's sports joins us to discuss the state of the industry, NC State women's basketball, her love of the Pack and more!

On the second segment, James and Cory break down the last week for NC State, including the up-and-down week for men's hoops, dominance from women's hoops and ranked win for wrestling.

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For the third straight home game, the Wolfpack came away with a loss in frustrating fashion in a 70-65 loss to Clemson. Miles and Cory breakdown the loss, Dereon Seabron's big game and more on the Postgame Podcast.

How much did the play inside -- on both sides of the court -- decide the outcome? What happened to Terquavion Smith after a string of great starts? Where does the Pack go from here after dropping to 0-3 at home in ACC play with two tough road games coming up?

NC State went into Blacksburg and not only held a lead for the majority of the night, but also closed it out finally. The Wolfpack notched a 68-63 win over Virginia Tech -- KenPom's No. 24 team in the country -- to snap a five-game losing streak.

What does a win like this do for the confidence of the entire team? How huge were the performances from Dereon Seabron, Terquavion Smith and Jericole Hellems? Did we see a glimpse of Ernest Ross' potential? How close is this team to breaking through for real?

After taking a week off, James and Cory are joined by record-setting NC State wideout Emeka Emezie on this week's podcast! Emezie discusses his career with the Wolfpack, training for the NFL Draft, the Holiday Bowl cancellation and more.

In the second segment, the guys breakdown the struggles for the men's basketball team, what to expect in Blacksburg tonight and preview the rest of the week for men's and women's hoops.

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