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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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Just hours before kickoff in the 2021 Holiday Bowl, UCLA announced it no longer had 11 players to play -- which was the plan, according to Chip Kelly. Cory Smith and Michael Clark break it all down on the Pack Pride Podcast.

How devastating is not playing a bowl game this season for NC State? What does the Pack stand to lose if the game is canceled? What are the options moving forward as State and the Holiday Bowl look to find an opponent?

We're less than one week left away from NC State and UCLA kicking off in San Diego for the 2021 Holiday Bowl. With that in mind, Mike Regalado of Bruin Report Online (BRO) joins us to discuss UCLA ahead of the showdown in PetCo Park next Tuesday.

What makes Dorian Thompson-Robinson such a versatile quarterback? Who are the playmakers to know in this UCLA offense? Can the Wolfpack exploit the Bruins' pass defense? And who does Regalado believe comes out on top?

Tuesday night was ugly inside PNC Arena. After fighting back from an early deficit to Wright State to take a lead at the half, the Wolfpack was outscored by 15 in the second half to fall 84-70 to a previously 3-7 Raiders squad at home.

Miles and Cory give their honest assessment of what transpired on Tuesday, including a look at the struggling offense, the inability to defend and the struggles of the experienced guards. We end on a positive with Terquavion Smith and Ernest Ross, so there's that.

After more than four years of investigating, NC State finally learned its fate when it comes to the NCAA investigation into Dennis Smith Jr.'s recruitment. James Curle is joined by former NC State Athletics Director Debbie Yow along with Scott Wood as a co-host to discuss the decision and more.

Was the punishment fitting for the Pack? What was the process like early on for Yow? What comes next for State after the decision? Scott and James also take a look back on the loss to Richmond, the week for Pack WBB and wrestling's Top-10 win!

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NC State clawed back from down double digits against Richmond, but never made it over the hump in an 83-74 loss in Charlotte. Miles and Cory break down the second straight loss for the Pack, which dropped to 7-4 (0-1 ACC) with one non-conference game left.

What were the biggest issues for State in the loss? Why did Richmond have so much success offensively? Can the Pack take positives from this loss before heading back home against Wright State and into ACC play?

NC State's Early National Signing Day haul is complete, with seven of the 12 signees coming on the defensive side of the ball. At the top of the list for the Wolfpack is four-star linebacker Torren Wright, who committed six months before signing on Wednesday.

Wright joins Michael Clark on this edition of the Pack Pride Podcast to discuss his relationships with the entire staff, his goals for the next level, why he chose to stay home with NC State and much more!