Web Run: Pack shines best under the spotlight

All the ingredients were there, more than usual, even. Long before the game started, the fans were at the arena early in the morning for ESPN's "College GameDay." In the ensuing hours, the excitement only continued to build.

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Pack shines best under the spotlight
Luke DeCock * News & Observer
All the ingredients were there, more than usual, even. Long before the game started, the fans were at the arena early in the morning for ESPN's "College GameDay." In the ensuing hours, the excitement only continued to build.

You could even say it had been building for almost six years, since the last time N.C. State beat North Carolina, or for four months since Dexter Strickland decided to give the Wolfpack all the fuel it ever needed, as if any was against the Tar Heels.

The Wolfpack loves the spotlight. It struggles in the shadows. GameDay? Come back any time you like – or better yet, meet the Wolfpack at, say, Clemson or Georgia Tech.
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Men's Basketball

(As Of February 3)
School Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
Miami 8-0 1.000 17-3 .850
Duke 6-2 .750 19-2 .905
North Carolina 5-3 .625 15-6 .714
Virginia 5-3 .625 15-6 .714
NC State 5-4 .556 16-6 .727
Florida State 4-4 .500 12-9 .571
Maryland 4-5 .444 16-6 .727
Clemson 4-5 .444 12-9 .571
Wake Forest 3-6 .333 10-11 .476
Georgia Tech 2-6 .250 12-8 .600
Virginia Tech 2-6 .250 11-10 .524
Boston College 2-6 .250 10-11 .476


The Big Push. Final play of NC State vs Miami



"Lewis' afternoon, even in a loss, and even with the knowledge that he's got a lot of work to do on the defensive end of the court, should expand State's bench rotation to seven serious contributors. Lewis' emergence should also allow Gottfried to play him alongside Brown and allow Brown to play off the ball some to take advantage of his offensive creativity from the wing. Even in the loss, and the loss hurts, Lewis' play should give Wolfpack fans a little silver lining to take forward.

It won't completely mask the fact that they're potentially staring at a .500 conference record with eight games left to play -- a situation that they have only themselves and their focus-free play on too many nights to blame -- but, when you project ahead, it just might be the difference between ending the season in March or April. Every once in a while the one step back allows you to take two steps forward."

- Adam Gold



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Three Points: Effort, endgame solutions and Tyler Lewis
Joe Giglio * News & Observer

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Joe Giglio * News & Observer

Pack shines best under the spotlight
Luke DeCock * News & Observer

Even in a loss, there is a win
Adam Gold * WRAL

Lewis' inspired play provides silver lining to frustrating Wolfpack loss
Brett Friedlander * Wilmington Star News

Grieving Tyler Lewis gives N.C. State some inspired play
Bret Strelow * Fayetteville Observer

Duke Watch
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Duke Roster
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Duke Schedule
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Duke Cumulative Statistics
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2013 Signing Day Coverage
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Football
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Ramos Flips to State
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N.C. State Football Recruiting: Wolfpack Land Monty Nelson
Joe Soriano * Sun Old North Banter


Johnson goes home, wins at buzzer, thanks hecklers
Michael Casagrande * Sun Sentinel

Georgia Tech 66, Virginia 60
Associated Press

ACC Down, Or On The Rebound?
Barry Jacobs * ACC Sports Journal


ACC Football Commitment Lists: Atlantic Division, Feb. 2
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ACC Football Commitment Lists: Coastal Division, Jan. 31
Jonathan LaMantia * ACC Sports Journal


Davin Bellamy photographed near bong during Oregon visit
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Russell Wilson is the shortest member of the pre-game panel
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Rapid Reaction: Ravens 34, 49ers 31
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