How They Qualified: At-Large Berth
Region: Play-in for No. 12 seed in Midwest
The North Carolina State Wolfpack will be playing in the 2014 NCAA tournament. If I said that a couple of weeks ago you probably would think I was crazy. This team proved finishing strong down the stretch leads to good things.
T.J. Warren has been getting a lot of hype as of late –won ACC Player of the Year– and he will continue to get hype if North Carolina State can advance.
What You Need to Know:
Leading Scorer: T.J. Warren (24.8 ppg)
Leading Rebounder: T.J. Warren (7.2 rpg)
Leading Passer: Anthony Barber and Tyler Lewis (3.6 apg)
Bad Losses: Wake Forest
Good Wins: Tennessee, Syracuse, Pittsburgh
As you can see by Warren’s numbers, he was deserving of ACC POY. It is amazing to think he only averaged 12.1 points per game last year, but getting more minutes and a star role will do that.
The Wolfpack weren’t really in the headlines this season until the last couple of weeks. However, they climbed their way into the bubble conversation and right into the field of 68.
North Carolina State didn’t have too tough of a non-confernece schedule, but it did take on Cincinnati, Tennessee and Missouri. It only managed a victory against the Volunteers, but that was still a solid one to say the least.
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are dancing!