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NC State ran away from Texas Tech in the second half for an 80-67 win to advance to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. The Wolfpack got three huge performances from the big men with Ben Middlebrooks, D.J. Burns and Mohamed Diarra all finishing with 16-plus against the Red Raiders.

Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger break down the Wolfpack's first NCAA Tournament victory of the Kevin Keatts era, the key players that got the Pack past the Red Raiders and what comes next in Pittsburgh. Watch or listen to the full podcast to get all of that and more!


It's been more than 48 hours and the feeling of being an ACC Champion hasn't worn off for NC State men's basketball fans. Now the Wolfpack is heading off to Pittsburgh to take on No. 6 seed Texas Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

James Curle and Cory Smith give their look back at the Wolfpack's historic run to the ACC Tournament and preview what the NCAA Tournament will look like for both the men's and women's hoops teams. Watch or listen to the latest podcast to get all of that, women's hoops, wrestling and much more!

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NC State closed out a monumental week with an ACC Championship after a five-day stretch of five straight wins. Miles Masercola and Chase Graham recap the first ACC title in 37 years and look at the Wolfpack’s NCAA Tournament berth.

What led to the Pack getting to the title game and knocking off UNC for the title? What should State fans expect from No. 6 seed Texas Tech when the teams face off in Pittsburgh? Watch or listen to this week’s podcast to get all of that and more!


NC State closed out a five-day run with a dominant second half to beat UNC and win the 2024 ACC Championship. The Wolfpack clinched its first ACC title since the 1987 season with a complete team effort that landed DJ Burns Tournament MVP honors along with three others on the First or Second Team.

Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger will discuss the Wolfpack's win, what it means for the program as a whole, the NCAA Tournament implications and the special performances that led to the win. Watch or listen to the full podcast to get all of that and more!

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NC State clawed back from being six points down with 51 seconds remaining and closed it out in overtime to down Virginia, 73-65, to head to the ACC Championship Game. The Wolfpack got a huge shot from Michael O'Connell to send it into OT and DJ Burns closed things out with seven points in OT alone.

Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger recap the Wolfpack's massive win, the performances that led to the victory and look ahead to the matchup against UNC-Chapel Hill on Saturday night. Watch or listen to the full podcast to get all of that and more.

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With NC State's backs against the wall again, the Wolfpack responded with a 74-69 win over No. 11 Duke in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals. State now keeps riding its magical run into the ACC semifinals for the first time since the 2014 season.

Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger will recap the Wolfpack's huge win, gutsy performances from DJ Horne and Mohamed Diarra along with what it all means for the program. Listen or watch the full Postgame Podcast to get all that and more!


NC State came out firing on all cylinders against Syracuse to cruise to an 83-65 victory to advance to the ACC Tournament quarterfinals. The Wolfpack dominated in several areas, including 30-9 in points off turnovers, 20-7 in second-chance points and 19-8 in fastbreak points.

Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger recap the Wolfpack's dominant win, take a look at DJ Horne's return, Jayden Taylor's consistent offensive play and much more. Watch or listen to the latest podcast to get all of that and more.


With NC State set to start the ACC Tournament on Tuesday afternoon, Miles Masercola and Chase Graham give their thoughts on Kevin Keatts, the status of the program, the Louisville matchup and more.

The guys discuss what's led to the current situation, the importance of DJ Horne and the start of sports betting in North Carolina. Listen to or watch the full podcast to get that and more.

 

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With NC State men's basketball starting the ACC Tournament on Tuesday afternoon, Cory Smith and James Curle are joined by Alec Lower of Trinity Road Times to break down Kevin Keatts' status, where the team goes from here and more.

To close things out, the guys will discuss the latest on women's basketball, wrestling and more men's hoops ahead of the matchup against Louisville in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Watch or listen to the full podcast to get all of that and more.

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NC State baseball is coming off a torching hot week at the plate and went 5-0 before starting ACC play. Cory Smith and Alec Sawyer will break down the week that was for the Pack9 and look ahead to the Boston College series.

In the second half of the Sawyer & Ciencin Podcast, Aaron Fitt of D1Baseball will join the show! Fitt discussed the start for the Pack9, the strength of college baseball in the Carolinas, preview the BC series and much more.


NC State was handed a loss in its final home game of the season by No. 9 Duke, falling apart in the second half in a 79-64 loss. The Wolfpack (17-13, 9-10 ACC) got crushed on the offensive boards early on then gave up 21 points off turnovers late as Duke beat the Pack at its own game.

James Curle, Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger give their thoughts on the frustrating loss, DJ Burns scoring 27 points in his final home game and the status of Kevin Keatts after the loss. Watch or listen to the full podcast to get all of that and more.


NC State got out to an early lead at No. 9 UNC and took control by halftime, but caved down the stretch in a 79-70 loss. The Wolfpack (17-12, 9-9 ACC) went nearly 11 minutes without a made field goal, allowing the Tar Heels to climb back and take a double-digit lead before the Pack answered the bell offensively.

Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger breakdown the latest loss, what happened offensively for the Wolfpack, what this means for Kevin Keatts and the program as a whole and other topics from Saturday night. Watch or listen to the latest Pregame Podcast to get all of that and more!


NC State football opened spring practice earlier this week ahead of the 2024 spring game in just over one month. Cory Smith and Michael Clark discuss their early observations from the first day of camp, give thoughts on the early depth chart and much more!

Give us your thoughts and questions during this live podcast and we'll do our best to answer some throughout the show. Watch or listen to the full podcast to get caught up on all the latest regarding Wolfpack football!


NC State fell once again this week in a crippling loss for the program on the road at Florida State in Tallahassee. The Seminoles got everything they wanted offensively, scoring 90 points in the win -- only the second time the Wolfpack (17-11, 9-8 ACC) has allowed 90-plus points this season.

Miles Masercola and Chase Graham break down the frustrating loss for the Pack, what's coming up over the next 72 hours against UNC and Duke along with where the program is heading under Kevin Keatts. Watch or listen to the latest Two Perspectives Podcast to get all of that and more!


It was another busy week for N.C. State with basketball having mixed results, baseball pulling out a series win and even some recruiting success in the portal. Cory and James recap it all on the first segment along with a look ahead to this coming week.

The guys will also recap the ACC Championships for wrestling and men’s swimming & diving, along with the controversy surrounding the disqualification of Owen Lloyd. Watch or listen to the latest podcast to get all of that and more!

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