This is the first time that Indiana and NC State have met in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
• The ACC has won 10 of the 12 ACC-Big Ten Challenges played.
• ACC schools own a .605 winning percentage (72-of-119) in Challenge games.
• NC State (5-6) is one of four ACC schools that does not have a winning record in the challenge. The others are Georgia Tech (4-7), Miami (1-3) and Virginia Tech (2-4).
• The Wolfpack has lost its last three games in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, falling to Michigan State, 81-58, in 2007, Northwestern, 65-53, in 2009 and to Wisconsin, 87-48, in 2010.
• NC State has allowed 63.5 points per game in the Challenge.
• Sophomore guard Lorenzo Brown scored a career-high 21 points in the Wolfpack's 82-67 victory over Elon.
• C.J. Leslie is averaging 16.7 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting 63 percent (17-of-27) from the the floor. Leslie missed the first three games of the year due to NCAA sanctions for receiving improper benefits.
ACC-BIG TEN CHALLENGE
This is the 13th season of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge with the Atlantic Coast Conference owning a 72-47 mark (.605) in the event that started in 1999.
After winning the first 10 Challenges, the ACC has dropped the previous two to the Big Ten. The last two years, the Big Ten recorded back-to-back 6-5 marks in the event.
NC STATE IN THE ACC-BIG TEN CHALLENGE
NC State owns a 5-6 overall record in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. The Pack is 4-1 at home all-time in the event, while posting a 1-5 road record.
NC STATE-INDIANA, THE SERIES
This will be the third meeting ever between the two programs and the first since 1968. The Hoosiers have won the previous two contests with the Wolfpack. Indiana won the first game 101-97 at Reynolds Coliseum on Dec. 17, 1967. It followed that with a 77-62 home win on Dec. 14, 1968.
LAST TIME OUT
Led by sophomore guard Lorenzo Brown's career-high 21 points, the Wolfpack posted an 82-67 victory over Elon in the first of three regular season games at Reynolds Coliseum. Brown was 9-of-16 from the floor and 3-of-6 from the line on the night, while sophomore forward C.J. Leslie came off the bench to shoot 60 percent (6-of-10) from the floor to post 13 points and pull down eight boards.
Junior forward Scott Wood, also in a reserve role, added 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting from three-point range, while senior guard C.J. Williams registered 10.
NC State is now 11-0 in regular-season games played at Reynolds since moving to the RBC Center beginning with the 1999-2000 season.
SPRINTING OUT OF THE GATE
NC State's win over Texas concluded a tough opening stretch for the Wolfpack in which it played five games in 11 days. State emerged with a 4-1 record including a 3-0 mark at the RBC Center.
BROWN AMONG NATIONAL STATISTICAL LEADERS
Sophomore guard Lorenzo Brown ranks among the national leaders. Brown is tied for seventh nationally in steals per game with 3.3 per contest, while he is tied for 14th in assists with an average of 6.5. He is second in the ACC for assists and leads the conference in steals.
WOOD FROM THREE
Junior forward Scott Wood is shooting 58 percent (15-of-26) from three-point range this season. In wins over Elon and Morehead State, Wood made five three-pointers. Wood ranks second in the ACC in three-point field goal percentage and three-point field goals made.
LESLIE OFF THE BENCH
After sitting out the first three games of the season after it was determined by the NCAA that he and a relative had received impermissible benefits totaling $410, sophomore forward C.J. Leslie has provided a spark off the bench for the Wolfpack in his first three games back.
Leslie is averaging 16.7 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per contest. He is also shooting 63 percent (17-of-27) from the floor and connecting on 58 percent (16-of-29) from the line.
DOUBLE FIGURE SCORING
NC State continued it trend of having at least three Wolfpack players log double figures in scoring in each outing.
THE STREAK IS OVER
Junior forward Scott Wood's streak of 70 consecutive starts ended when he didn't play in Wolfpack's loss to Vanderbilt on Nov. 19, due to a sprained ankle suffered in the early going of the Princeton game on Nov. 16. His consecutive games started streak ranks 10th all-time NCSU.
HOWELL'S DOUBLE FIGURE STREAK BROKEN
Junior forward Richard Howell had his streak of scoring in double figures snapped in the Texas win.
Over the first four games this year, Howell was averaging 16.3 points per game.