Preview: NC State Wolfpack

Loss of stars, overall inexperience too much for Wolfpack to overcome

Updated: October 23, 2013, 9:33 AM ET
By John Gasaway | ESPN Insider

T.J. WarrenGrant Halverson/Getty ImagesT.J. Warren had a strong freshman season, averaging 12.1 points and 4.2 rebounds.

North Carolina State Wolfpack

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.