Bryce, Beverly lead NC State over Harvard 78-77 in NIT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Braxton Beverly scored all his 10 points in the second half and forced a Harvard turnover in the closing seconds to help N.C. State beat the Crimson 78-77 on Sunday night in...
Johnson scores 25, helps Wolfpack beat Wake Forest 94-74
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — This time, North Carolina State had Markell Johnson.
Johnson scored 25 points to help the Wolfpack beat Wake Forest 94-74 on Sunday, avenging last month's road loss that...
Beverly scores 21, NC State routs Syracuse 73-58
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Now this is how Braxton Beverly and North Carolina State expect things to go at home.
Beverly matched a career high with 21 points and N.C. State beat Syracuse 73-58 on Wednesday night.
"At home, we've got to protect our house and play with energy and passion," coach Kevin Keatts said.
Torin Dorn had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and DJ Funderburk added 12 points to help the Wolfpack (18-7, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) win their second straight.
NC State holds off Pitt 79-76 to snap 3-game skid
PITTSBURGH (AP) — North Carolina State opted for modified shootaround late Friday night after arriving in Pittsburgh. No plays. Just shots. Lots and lots of shots, not the worst idea in the world less than a week removed from a record-setting loss to Virginia Tech in which the Wolfpack managed just nine baskets in 40 minutes.
Beverly’s 3 helps No. 21 NC State rally past Clemson 69-67
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State kept hanging around, even down six with 26.5 seconds to go.
"I told them, 'Believe,'" Wolfpack coach Kevin Keatts said.
Turns out Keatts knew what he was talking about, thanks to a few missed free throws from Clemson and one huge shot from sophomore Braxton Beverly.
Beverly shook off a bumpy shooting game by knocking down a 3-pointer to beat the buzzer, capping the 21st-ranked Wolfpack's rally in the final seconds to stun the Tigers 69-67 on Saturday.
No. 20 NC State stays hot, beats Loyola (Maryland) 97-64
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has a national ranking, confidence in a productive 10-man rotation and its best start in more than a decade.
That's about all coach Kevin Keatts could've wanted from a now-completed nonconference schedule, which wrapped Friday night with the No. 20 Wolfpack beating Loyola (Maryland) 97-64.
"If you had told me we would be 12-1, I probably would've taken it," Keatts said. "Obviously we had our chances to be 13-0."
NC State tops Penn State in Boardwalk Classic, 89-78
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Six minutes. Three hundred and sixty seconds.
It is not an especially long period of time. But to hear Penn State men's basketball coach Pat Chambers, that was the difference between his squad and North Carolina State.
Braxton Beverly scored 18 points to lead North Carolina State to an 89-78 win over Penn State in the second of four Air Force Reserve Boardwalk Classic games Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Dorn leads NC State past Mercer, 78-74
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Torin Dorn scored 19 points, Eric Lockett made two key free throws in the final seconds and North Carolina State held on to beat Mercer 78-74 on Saturday night.
C.J. Bryce added 17 points and Markell Johnson had 16 to help the Wolfpack (6-0). They shot 45 percent, led by 15 with 7½ minutes to play and withstood Mercer's late rally to begin a season with six straight wins for the first time since 2014-15.
Dorn, NC State rout Saint Peter’s, 85-57
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State was never in danger of losing the game, but the Wolfpack did lose something else after halftime: Their focus.
Still, a huge first-half surge was more than enough to carry N.C. State to an 85-57 rout of Saint Peter's on Tuesday night.
The Wolfpack were outscored in the second half for a second straight game, with the Peacocks scoring 30 points to their 26.
Dorn leads Wolfpack in 95-49 rout of Maryland Eastern Shore
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State piled up the points again, but its defense has been even more impressive.
Torin Dorn had 22 points and 10 rebounds to help the Wolfpack beat Maryland Eastern Shore 95-49 on Saturday.
N.C. State held the Hawks to 31.5-percent shooting from the field, its best mark in 35 games under coach Kevin Keatts. The previous low of 32.8 percent came in the Wolfpack's season-opening 105-55 win over Mount St. Mary's.
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NC State G Beverly set for surgery after breaking left hand
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State says guard Braxton Beverly will have surgery on his broken left hand.
Team spokesman Craig Hammel said Monday that Beverly fractured his hand on Friday during practice and will have surgery Tuesday. Hammel did not say how much time Beverly is expected to miss, saying only that his status would be updated at a later date.
Beverly averaged 9.5 points and 3.9 assists in 31 games during his freshman season.
NC State looks to transfers for help on overhauled roster
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Devon Daniels, C.J. Bryce and Blake Harris spent the better part of last season leading North Carolina State's practice team and working on their games — along with their ability to stay patient — while sitting out as transfers.
The Wolfpack's success this season could depend on how successful they were in turning that time into sharpened skillsets, particularly with so many new faces on the roster for coach Kevin Keatts' second season.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State delivered another emphatic statement that it belongs in the NCAA Tournament.
Allerik Freeman scored 16 points to help N.C. State beat Louisville 76-69 on Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Torin Dorn added 15 points for the Wolfpack (21-10, 11-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won for the fifth time in six games.
Georgia Tech snaps 7-game skid, beats NC State 78-75
ATLANTA (AP) — Through the pain of a winless February, Georgia Tech didn't give up on a season going nowhere.
Finally, a long-awaited reward came with the end of the regular season only two days away.
Tadric Jackson scored 22 points, Ben Lammers added 20, including eight straight late in the game, and Georgia Tech beat North Carolina State 78-75 on Thursday night to end its seven-game losing streak.
"For us it validated that we are getting better," said Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner.
Louisville officials are not happy with the NCAA's decision that mandates the school vacate its 2013 men's basketball championship in the wake of an embarrassing sex scandal, and interim President Greg Postel did not hide his disappointment.
It's the first time a Division 1 men's basketball program has been stripped of a national title. While acknowledging the scandal was unacceptable, Postel believes the school's cooperation with the NCAA should have counted for more than it did.
NC State beats Boston College 82-66 for 3rd straight win
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State abruptly went from struggling to make a shot to being seemingly unable to miss during one torrid first-half stretch. The Wolfpack didn't need much more to earn a third straight victory, either.
Freshman Braxton Beverly scored 16 points with five first-half 3-pointers, helping N.C. State beat Boston College 82-66 on Tuesday night.
Yurtseven steadies Pack as team feels Johnson’s return
It took a game for Markell Johnson to settle into his return to NC State's lineup after a suspension that spanned seven games -- the final three of the non-conference schedule, plus a pair of away ACC games and two upsets of ranked league opponents at PNC Arena.
Wolfpack shows toughness with late defensive stand to beat Wake Forest
RALEIGH – Just like the roads surrounding PNC Arena and throughout North Carolina on Thursday night, this one wasn’t easy to navigate.
But amid the senseless turnovers and errant shots from both teams, N.C. State coach Kevin Keatts carved out the right path for his team, going to a four-guard lineup that helped the Wolfpack to a 72-63 victory over Wake Forest after holding the Deacons scoreless over the final 3:29.
Freeman leads Wolpack’s offensive barrage
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State wanted to get back to having fun.
The Wolfpack accomplished that and then some in an offensive outburst.
Allerik Freeman scored a career-high 25 points to help N.C. State beat Jacksonville 116-64 on Friday night.
Sam Hunt added 20 points and Torin Dorn had 16 for the Wolfpack (10-3), who registered their highest point total since a 120-71 victory over UNC Asheville on Dec. 20, 1995.
N.C. State stuns No. 2 Arizona 90-84 in Battle 4 Atlantis
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — From the day he was hired, new North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts promised his team would play an aggressive style that didn't back down from competing with anyone.
The Wolfpack needed all of five games to prove him right in a huge upset.
Freshman Braxton Beverly scored a season-high 20 points and sparked the decisive late run that helped N.C. State stun No. 2 Arizona 90-84 in Wednesday's first round at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
NCAA reconsiders ruling, clears NC State’s Beverly to play
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State's Braxton Beverly didn't have to sit out this season for attending class after all.
The NCAA cleared Beverly to play immediately Tuesday after reconsidering an ineligibility ruling tied to summer courses the freshman took at Ohio State. The NCAA announced its decision less than two hours before the Wolfpack hosted Bryant.
Attorney hopes NCAA clears Wolfpack’s Beverly to play soon
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The attorney for North Carolina State's Braxton Beverly says he believes the NCAA will clear him to play this season after an eligibility dispute over summer courses the freshman took at Ohio State.
The NCAA ruled Beverly must sit this year, then denied an appeal.
NC State has filed a Request for Reconsideration to the NCAA on behalf of Braxton Beverly, the school confirmed Wednesday. The freshman guard has also hired attorney Scott Tompsett with hopes of a reversal by the NCAA, which would allow Beverly to play immediately for the Wolfpack.
"Dr. (Mark) Emmert (president of the NCAA) recently acknowledged that the American public has low confidence in the NCAA's ability to govern collegiate athletics," attorney Tompsett said in a statement.
NC State tries again for immediate eligibility for Beverly
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State is trying again to get freshman guard Braxton Beverly cleared to play this season.
Athletics spokesman Fred Demarest said Wednesday night that the school has submitted a request for the NCAA to reconsider its decision that Beverly is ineligible to play this season. Beverly's attorney, Scott Tompsett, issued a statement saying he hopes "the NCAA takes this opportunity to do the right thing" and let Beverly play immediately.
NC State loses NCAA appeal for Beverly’s eligibility
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA has denied North Carolina State's appeal for immediate eligibility for freshman guard Braxton Beverly.
The school announced the NCAA's decision Monday, more than two weeks after the NCAA had turned down the school's initial request. The issue centered around the fact that Beverly initially enrolled at Ohio State and took two summer courses before an unexpectedly late coaching change led him to obtain his release and join the Wolfpack by the fall semester.
NC State: NCAA rules transfer Beverly ineligible for 2017-18
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State says the NCAA has ruled freshman guard Braxton Beverly ineligible to play this season.
Coach Kevin Keatts said Friday that the school will appeal the decision "and hopefully it yields a different result."
Beverly originally signed with Ohio State and attended classes there, but received a release after Thad Matta's ouster as head coach. He signed with N.C. State in August.