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NC State bounced back from a 1-3 start in ACC play with two critical wins over Duke and Virginia Tech this past week. James and Cory are joined by Wolfpack legend Scott Wood to breakdown the wins, give his thoughts on the current team and much more on this week's podcast.

In the second portion, the guys take a look at the commitment of Brennan Armstrong, how the expectations change for this season, his fit with Robert Anae and more. Also, the guys discuss Nyheim Hines' huge day and the recent stumbles for Pack women's basketball and why the program is set to get back on track with key players getting healthy.

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NC State traveled up to Virginia Tech on Saturday night and escaped with its first road win of the season by a final of 73-69. Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger discuss how the Wolfpack came way with the win and the importance of getting two Quadrant I wins in a week.

What led to Terquavion Smith and Jarkel Joiner going off against the Hokies? How critical were Casey Morsell and Greg Gantt to the success of the Pack in the win? The guys touch on all of that and answer questions at the end of the podcast.

With NC State's backs against the ropes in the ACC and a daunting three-game stretch coming up, the Wolfpack was expected to struggle against No. 16 Duke. Add on the fact that State was without Dusan Mahorcic and Jack Clark, and the length of the Blue Devils frontcourt should have dominated the Pack, right? Wrong.

Not only did the Wolfpack come away with a win, it blistered Duke to the tune of an 84-60 win in PNC Arena, marking the largest deficit for a ranked Duke squad against an unranked opponent. It was also the third-largest margin of victory for the Wolfpack over the Blue Devils as State thoroughly dominated all night long to move to 12-4 (2-3 ACC) on the year.

Following the game, Cory Smith and Miles Masercola discussed what led to the critical win, the backcourt dominance from Terquavion Smith and Jarkel Joiner, the play of D.J. Burns, the importance for the resume and much more. Listen to or watch the full podcast below.

After an up-and-down week for NC State athletics, James and Cory ring in the New Year with Debbie Antonelli! The former Wolfpack star and Women's Basketball Hall of Famer discusses both hoops teams after covering both from the broadcasting booth already this year.

In the second half of the podcast, the guys will take a look back on the Duke's Mayo Bowl, look ahead to the football offseason and discuss the state of the hoops program heading into a critical month in the ACC schedule.

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