There is a lot of basketball to look forward to this week. With plenty of ACC matchups and a day of celebration for the swim team, there is plenty going on around campus.

After a disappointing performance in its last game, the NC State men’s basketball team used hard-nose defense and hot shooting in the second half to defeat Miami 80-63 Wednesday night in PNC Arena.

Sophomore forward Jericole Hellems celebrates a basket against Miami on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at PNC Arena. Hellems scored 11 points as the Wolfpack won 80-63.

The NC State men’s basketball team (11-5 2-3 ACC) faced off against the Virginia Tech Hokies (12-4 3-2 ACC) on Saturday, Jan. 11 in Cassell Coliseum. After what seemed like a promising start to the game at 10-2 for the Pack, it all went downhill from there. As soon as VT got the lead, it never looked back as it dominated NC State 72-58.