Preview: NC State Wolfpack
Loss of stars, overall inexperience too much for Wolfpack to overcome
2012-13: 24-11 (11-7 ACC)
In-conference offense: 1.09 points per possession (2nd)
In-conference defense: 1.04 points allowed per possession (9th)
North Carolina State ranked No. 6 in the nation in the preseason going into 2012-13, and Mark Gottfried's team was picked by most observers to win the ACC. When the Wolfpack instead finished the season outside the top 25 at 11-7 in conference play, NC State was widely viewed as a disappointment.
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