Ole Miss welcomes NC State for rare matchup

Eyeing a 6-0 start under first-year head coach Chris Beard, Ole Miss will welcome North Carolina State to Oxford, Miss., for the first time on Tuesday as part of the inaugural SEC-ACC Challenge. NC State (4-1) is the first major conference opponent that Ole Miss (5-0) has faced this season. The Wolfpack will also be the first team the Rebels have played this season that made last spring’s NCAA Tournament. After a 77-76 road win

After feisty win, BYU meets NC State for Vegas title

BYU will look to open the season with six consecutive victories for the second time in three seasons when it faces North Carolina State on Friday night in the championship game of the Vegas Showdown in Las Vegas. The Cougars reached the title game by annihilating Arizona State 77-49 on Thursday night. North Carolina State (4-0) advanced with an 84-78 win over Vanderbilt. The Wolfpack are looking for their first 5-0 start since winning six

Both riding 3-game winning streaks, Vanderbilt, NC State clash

North Carolina State has cruised in its first three games while Vanderbilt has been playing its opponents close as the teams head into Thursday night’s opening-round meeting of the Vegas Showdown in Las Vegas. NC State (3-0) has started the campaign with three straight victories for the sixth time in seven seasons. “It’s something we can build on,” Wolfpack coach Kevin Keatts said. Vanderbilt (3-1) has won three straight games since a season-opening loss to

NC State hopes to build on positives vs. Charleston Southern

North Carolina State can build upon lots of positives after two games this season. The Wolfpack will look for more of that when Charleston Southern visits for Friday night’s game in Raleigh, N.C. “I say we’re coming,” NC State guard Jayden Taylor said. “We are just going to keep working and control what we can control, and hopefully we win.” The Wolfpack (2-0) understand that there’s more that needs to be done, so the goal

NC State hungry to end Va. Tech’s home hex, jump Hokies in ACC

North Carolina State and Virginia Tech will meet Saturday in an Atlantic Coast Conference game with plenty at stake in Blacksburg, Va. For starters, the Wolfpack (7-3, 4-2) and Hokies (5-5, 4-2) sit tied for third in the conference with North Carolina. Dave Doeren’s North Carolina State squad has won three straight games since losing 24-3 at then-No. 17 Duke on Oct. 14. However, winning has not been part of the team’s recent trips to

NC State on guard as Abilene Christian eyes another upset

North Carolina State will try to start the season 2-0 when it hosts Abilene Christian in a nonconference clash on Friday night in Raleigh, N.C. The Wolfpack (1-0) started their season Monday with a 72-59 win over The Citadel, in which Mohamed Diarra had a double-double of 10 points and 14 boards, while DJ Burns Jr. scored 16 points. Michael O’Connell added 14 points and seven assists. Abilene Christian (1-0) surprisingly started off its season

NC State looks to weather QB change vs. struggling Wake Forest

North Carolina State has done some heavy lifting in the past couple of weeks, and there’s little room for a slip-up. The Wolfpack visit struggling Wake Forest in an Atlantic Coast Conference game Saturday at Winston-Salem, N.C., with some big questions, however. NC State (6-3, 3-2) has won back-to-back home games against Clemson and Miami, and those victories have allowed the Wolfpack to stay in the race for the second spot in the ACC championship

Clemson hoping to get ‘over the hump’ at NC State

These have been perplexing times for Clemson, but that’s no reason for on-the-fly changes before the next game. The Tigers will visit North Carolina State for Saturday afternoon’s Atlantic Coast Conference matchup in Raleigh, N.C. “Just got to get over the hump,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. “We just can’t quite seem to put it together.” Clemson (4-3, 2-3) suffered a double-overtime loss to Miami last Saturday in a game that likely pushed the Tigers

No. 17 Duke hopes to have Riley Leonard vs. NC State

The quarterback topic is running hot when it comes to Saturday night’s Atlantic Coast Conference game between visiting North Carolina State and No. 17 Duke in Durham, N.C. The Wolfpack (4-2, 1-1) have broken in a new starter, while the Blue Devils (4-1, 1-0) are hoping for a clean bill of health for their QB1. Duke has been off since a devastating Sept. 30 loss to Notre Dame, with Blue Devils quarterback Riley Leonard hurt