To accomplish any of that, however, the Demon Deacons would have to beat a surging NC State team Sunday.
The Wolfpack, 17-11 and 7-8, have won four of their last five, including an 82-72 win at Virginia Wednesday night. NC State, trying to secure an NCAA Tournament bid, is also attempting to get one of the top five seeds in next week's ACC Tournament. Finishing in the top five would allow the `Pack to avoid playing in Thursday's first round.
NC State leads the all-time series, 125-93.