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N.C. State's basketball team won't challenge for the ACC title, but it might not settle in the league's gutter, either.

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ACC Basketball Standings (As Of November 29)
School Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
Maryland 0-0 .000 8-0 1.000
Clemson 0-0 .000 7-0 1.000
NC State 0-0 .000 5-0 1.000
Wake Forest 0-0 .000 5-0 1.000
Virginia 0-0 .000 4-0 1.000
Duke 0-0 .000 6-1 .857
Georgia Tech 0-0 .000 6-1 .857
North Carolina 0-0 .000 4-1 .800
Florida State 0-0 .000 4-2 .667
Virginia Tech 0-0 .000 3-2 .600
Miami 0-0 .000 4-3 .571
Boston College 0-0 .000 2-2 .500



"It could be (a good sign for NC State), but I don't know that for sure. The Steelers have five games left. What is Cowher suppose to say right now? That is why no one even questioned him about it. They probably didn't think about it as even being a factor, but more likely they knew he wouldn't discuss it either way." - A source close to the Pittsburgh Steeler organization on why NC State/Cowher were not mentioned at his weekly press conference



Cutcliffe interested in N.C. State job
A.J. Carr * News & Observer
David Cutcliffe, veteran offensive coordinator at Tennessee, expressed strong interest Tuesday in the N.C. State coaching job. "Obviously, I would be very interested if they are interested in me," Cutcliffe said. The assistant, who is noted for producing prolific offenses, added that he's impressed with State's facilities and likes the Wolfpack program's potential for success. Read More

Wolfpack, Lowe have surprising good start
Andrew Jones * Star-News
N.C. State's basketball team won't challenge for the ACC title, but it might not settle in the league's gutter, either. The Wolfpack has plenty of issues, some of which won't get sorted out any time soon. But it also has shown some intangible qualities in its 5-0 start, which includes Monday's 74-67 victory over Michigan in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. A better-coached Michigan team could have blown State out, especially after opening with a 16-4 lead. But the Pack didn't back down. Invigorated by Ben McCauley and Brandon Costner's toughness around the basket, the Wolfpack kept clawing back. Those two got a couple of shots to fall through, and the Wolfpack started executing more efficiently on both ends. Read More



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