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Wake Forest narrowly escaped the first round of the Preseason NIT in their season opener. It took a big night from Craig Dawson (23 points) and a game-winner by Darius Songaila in the final seconds to beat a game UNC Wilmington squad, 79-78. (Darius Delivers For Deacs)

N.C. State begins their season on Wednesday with a home tournament of lightweight opponents. But head coach Herb Sendek seems to have wanted an even easier slate this year. The first opponent on the coach's lame duck schedule is Prairie View A&M, a real powerhouse. (Not easy enough? )

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