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NC State had to battle through some serious adversity early on -- both through a critical injury and poor shooting -- but responded with an 88-70 win over Bucknell. Cory and Miles break down the Wolfpack's season-opening win on the Postgame Podcast.

What is the latest on Manny Bates and how big is the impact if he's out moving forward? Just how significant was Terquavion Smith's freshman debut? How did Jericole Hellems and Dereon Seabron step up down the stretch to solidify the win?