Hosted by R. Cory Smith and Michael Clark, the Pack Pride Podcast is the official podcast of Pack Pride. A syndicated partner of 247Sports, Pack Pride is an independent publication that brings you the latest on NC State athletics. You can find us at

NC State basketball finished the regular season firmly on the bubble, but will need another win to feel good about its chances. Miles and Cory take a look at the opener of the ACC tournament for the Wolfpack against Pitt before tipoff in Greensboro.

Just how critical is this game for the Pack's NCAA Tournament chances? Which players need to step up the most to topple Pitt again? How important will it be for State to punch Pitt in the mouth early to conserve energy for a potential run?

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