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Next up for NC State men's basketball -- Campbell

ryebreadryebread Posts: 3,298PFN Referee

After a quick trip out to St. Louis, NC State's back to the friendly confines of Reynolds for a Saturday game against Campbell. Before conference play starts, the Pack gets to feast on one more cupcake.

Campbell is currently around 250th in the power rankings. They're 4-1 with wins against even worse teams like New Orleans, Jacksonville, St. Andrews and Florida National and a 10 point loss to Elon.

Campbell has 3 players who play 75% or more minutes:

  • Jordan Whitfield: 6 ft 1 senior guard averaging 19 points and 2 assists. He's on a hot streak this year shooting 70% from 2, 86% from three, and 92% from the line. NC State needs to guard this guy!
  • Cedric Henderson: 6 foot 6 junior forward averaging 15.7 points and 6 rebounds. He's shooting 63% inside, which is exactly what he shot last year.
  • Ricky Clemons: 6 ft 2 junior wing guard. He's averaging 6.7 ppg, but had a game of 14 points against New Orleans and then hasn't had much impact outside of that.

The Camels will go 8 deep overall with everyone else getting about equal minutes.

Campbell's a bad defensive team (ranked 302 nationally in KenPom) and a poor rebounding team. They don't have a player over 6 ft 8 on the roster, so the Pack should have a decided advantage inside. They do force turnovers on D, but so far the Pack hasn't given up many.

This one is pretty easy to game plan. Put Moore on Whitfield, pound it inside to Manny and DJ (if he's playing) and cruise to a 20+ point blowout win.

Poll Time
  1. Who wins?9 votes
    1. NC State Wolfpack
    2. Campbell Camels
  2. How many of the 13 scholarship players will not dress for NC State?9 votes
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5
    6. 6 or more


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