"We fell like we have improved the strength of our schedule once again this season, and the fact that so many teams went to postseason plays last year supports that fact," said head coach Sidney Lowe. "We have some tough road trips early on in the season, and it will be crucial for us to see how our young team responds to playing in those hostile environments. It is important for us to start the season off strong, and then continue that play into the ACC portion of the season."
NC State will open its 2009-10 campaign against Georgia State. That game will either be November 12, 14 or 16 at the RBC Center, and an announcement will be made at a later date.
The Wolfpack will then pack its bags and head down to Daytona, Florida, to play in the 2009 Glenn Wilkes Classic at the Ocean Center Arena November 20-22. NC State will play three games in three days against Akron, Austin Peay and then Auburn, all three teams advanced to post season play last year.
The Pack's non-conference schedule also features three other road contests. NC State will travel to Marquette on December 5, to Arizona on December 23 and play UNC Greensboro at the Greensboro Coliseum on December 31.
The Pack will once again play in Reynolds Coliseum in mid-December. NC State will host Georgia Southern on December 12. The Pack will also play an exhibition game in Reynolds, hosting St. Paul's College on November 5.
NC State will get an early start to its ACC season, as the Pack will travel to Wake Forest December 20 for a nationally televised contest. The Pack will be facing, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest both home and away this season. In other ACC games, Clemson, Duke and Boston College will all be visiting the RBC Center, while the Pack will be at Boston College, Georgia Tech and Miami.
The ACC Tournament returns to the Greensboro Coliseum, and will be played from March 11-14.
2009-10 NC STATE SCHEDULE
Thur. 11/5 St. Paul’s College (Reynolds - Exh.) 7:00 pm
TBA TBA Georgia State TBA
Glenn Wilkes Classic - Daytona, Florida (Ocean Center Arena)
Fri. 11/20 Akron 3:30 pm
Sat. 11/21 Austin Peay 8:15 pm
Sun. 11/22 Auburn 8:15 pm
Sun. 11/29 New Orleans 2:00 pm
Tue. 12/1 Northwestern 7:00 pm ESPNU
Sat. 12/5 @ Marquette 3:00 pm
Sat. 12/12 Georgia Southern (Reynolds) 2:00 pm
Thur. 12/17 Elon 7:00 pm
Sun. 12/20 @ Wake Forest 7:45 pm FSN
Wed. 12/23 @ Arizona TBA
Tue. 12/29 Winthrop 7:00 pm
Thur. 12/31 @ UNC Greensboro TBA
Sun. 1/3 Florida 3:00 pm FSN
Wed. 1/6 Holy Cross 7:00 pm
Sat. 1/9 Virginia 12/1:30 pm FSN
Tue. 1/12 @ Florida State 7:00 pm RSN
Sat. 1/16 Clemson 12/1:30 pm FSN
Wed. 1/20 Duke 9:00 pm Raycom
Sat. 1/23 @ Maryland 5/6 pm ESPN2
Tue. 1/26 North Carolina 9:00 pm Raycom
Sat. 1/30 North Carolina Central 2:00 pm
Wed. 2/3 @ Virginia 7:00 pm ESPNU
Sat. 2/6 @ Georgia Tech 4:00 pm Raycom
Wed. 2/10 Virginia Tech 7:00 pm
Sat. 2/13 @ North Carolina 4:00 pm ESPN
Wed. 2/17 Maryland 9:00 pm RSN
Sat. 2/20 Wake Forest 2:00 pm Raycom
Sat. 2/27 @ Miami 4:00 pm Raycom
Wed. 3/3 @ Virginia Tech 7:00 pm
Sun. 3/7 Boston College 2:00 pm Raycom
3/11-14 ACC Tournament (@ Greensboro, N.C.)
RSN - Regional Sports Network
FSN - Fox Sports Network
RLF - Raycom/Lincoln Financial Sports
FSNS - Fox Sports Net South