No. 19 NC State Wolfpack Faces Quick Turnaround With Virginia Game

Pack puts focus on key ACC game at Virginia on Tuesday.

Jan. 28, 2013

No. 19 NC State (16-4, 5-2 ACC) at Virginia (14-5, 4-2 ACC)

7 p.m. | Charlottesville, Va.

John Paul Jones Arena (14,593) 

SERIES RECORD:  NC State leads 81-58

LAST MEETING: NC State 67, Virginia 64 (3/9/12)

TELEVISION: ESPN2      Watch

Play by play: Dave O’Brien  Color: Bruce Pearl

RADIO: NC State Radio Network   Listen

Play-by-play: Gary Hahn         Color: Tony Haynes

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Play-by-Play: Bill Rosinski     Color: Will Perdue

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Richard Howell, Marshall Plumlee

RALEIGH, N.C. – There’s been little time for 19th-ranked NC State to enjoy Saturday’s victory over Triangle rival North Carolina. On Sunday, Mark Gottfried and his Wolfpack turned their attention to preparing for Tuesday’s game at Virginia.

The game is set for a 7 p.m. tip on ESPN2.

It’s a match-up of offenses on opposite sides of the ledger. NC State boasts the top scoring offense in the ACC at 79.8 points per game, while Virginia is posting 62.8 points per contest.

Virginia comes into the contest with the best scoring defense in the ACC, allowing its opponents 51.0 points a game.

Last season, the Pack broke a four-game losing streak against the Cavs with a 67-64 quarterfinal victory in the ACC Tournament. The win helped NC State secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

The Pack’s last regular-season win over the Cavs was a 72-62 victory on Feb. 21, 2009, and its last win in Charlottesville was an 82-72 victory on March 2, 2005.

From 1955 until 2008, the two schools met at least twice a year in conference contests, with the Wolfpack building an 81-58 advantage in the series. The Pack has compiled a 23-37 record in Charlottesville, at Virginia’s three basketball arenas: Memorial Gymnasium, University Hall and John Paul Jones Arena.

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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