4:00 pm on Saturday, televised on ACC Network
NC State is 9-10 overall, 2-6 in the ACC. NET ranking of 120
They’re having a disappointing season so far obviously, but have proven capable with road wins at Louisville and VT. They took Purdue to overtime too. In their last game, they had a big comeback effort fall just short at home against VT.
It’s a good offensive team. And their aggressive style of defense has given UVA problems in the past.
6’7 G Dereon Seaborn (So) 3rd in ACC in scoring (19.3 ppg), 2nd in rebounds (9.3 pg) Downhill attacking player, shoots few jumpers. Very tough matchup.
6’4 G Terquavion Smith (Fr) Since moving into the starting lineup, he’s scored in double figures in 11 of 12 games, topping 20 four times. Leads the ACC in 3-point attempts, hitting 35%.
6’1 G Thomas Allen (Sr) He’s a shooter who’s having a tough shooting year hitting just 29% from three, averaging 4 points.
6’7 F Jericole Hellems (Sr) Strong physical player has improved his outside shot, taking more threes and hitting 40%. Averaging 14.2 ppg.
6’11 C Ebenezer Dowuona (So) Young big man was thrown into a starting role after they lost Manny Bates to injury. He’s active on the offensive glass, and provides rim protection.
6’2 G Casey Morsell (Jr) UVA transfer lost his starting job but is coming off a good performance against VT. We might see him back in the starting lineup in place of Allen.
6’3 PG Cam Hayes (So) Very talented young payer is having a rough second year, shooting 32%.
6’9 PF Jaylon Gibson (So) Blue collar big provides back up minutes.