Wake Forest v. NC State Preview


Tonight the North Carolina State Wolfpack will welcome Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Wake Forest to the PNC Arena in Raleigh. This will be the second and final match-up between the two in-state rivals this season.

Jan 22, 2013; Winston Salem, NC, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack forward C.J. Leslie (5) reacts after not getting a foul call in the final seconds against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the second half at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Wake defeated North Carolina State 86-84. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Expect the Wolfpack to come out angry and focused to win this game. The Demon Deacons upset the North Carolina State back in January by two points, 86-84.

Currently the Wolfpack stands in fourth place in the ACC conference standings with a 21-8, 10-6 ACC record. They are one game behind third place North Carolina by just one game.

The Demon Deacons however, have struggled for much of the season. They are tenth in the conference standings just two spots better than the conference worst, Virginia Tech Hokies.

North Carolina State should come away with a win tonight, but they need to keep CJ Leslie out of foul trouble, keep Scott Wood open, and its important that they rebound the ball and keep themselves from turning the ball over.

Be sure to catch the rematch tonight at 9 p.m. (EST) on the ACC Network and Watch ESPN/ESPN3.