The NC State men's basketball team saw its season come to a close at the hands of Colorado State in the NIT. The Pack was unable to stop a strong second-half shooting performance by the Rams.
NC State men's basketball beat Davidson 75-61 behind 21 points from D.J. Funderburk in its first NIT game.
After missing out on the NCAA Tournament, the NC State men’s basketball team is set to participate in the NIT, playing Davidson first. Davidson is led in scoring by Kellan Grady.
The unknowns dominated all of college basketball and many questioned if it was doomed to repeat the 2019-20 ending, having no tournaments or play at all, but nonetheless, the teams, players and conferences persevered.
Syracuse’s Buddy Boeheim torched the Wolfpack, scoring 27 points while shooting 6 of 12 from deep. That performance headlined an unbelievable afternoon of shooting for the Orange, as the team finished shooting 48.3% from deep.
NC State men’s basketball needs to win some games in the ACC Tournament to sneak into the NCAA Tournament, but it has a tough road ahead of it.
The trio of freshman guards, Cam Hayes, Shakeel Moore and Dereon Sebron, combined for 45 points on the night to lead the way for the Wolfpack.
This marks the eighth postponed or canceled game that the men’s basketball team has seen this season. With the ACC Tournament starting on Tuesday, March 9 in Greensboro, this game will not be rescheduled.
The last four games for NC State have been as good of games as you could ask for, including a win over a top-25 Virginia team, and it should be able to extend the streak at Notre Dame.