NC State is a team that has been on the radar for many college basketball fans as a potential Cinderella story in the 2023 NCAA Tournament. As an 11th seed in the South region, the Wolfpack will face off against 6th seed Creighton in the first round, with a possible matchup against 3rd seed Baylor looming in the second round.
The Wolfpack’s season has been a rollercoaster ride, with impressive victories over Duke and Miami, but also losses by double digits on five occasions. However, they showed their potential in the ACC Tournament, where they blew out Virginia Tech by 20 points before getting blown out themselves by Clemson the following day.
One of NC State’s strengths is their high-powered offense, led by guards Terquavion Smith and Jarkel Joiner. If they can get hot and carry the team on their backs, the Wolfpack could make a deep run in the tournament.
But NC State’s success will also depend on their ability to contain their opponents. They’ve struggled defensively at times this season, and will need to tighten up if they hope to pull off upsets against Creighton and potentially Baylor.
If NC State can put together a complete game on both ends of the court, they have the potential to become the Cinderella story of the 2023 NCAA Tournament. It won’t be an easy path, but as we’ve seen in past tournaments, anything can happen when March Madness rolls around.
So keep an eye on the Wolfpack as you fill out your bracket and look for potential upsets. They may just surprise everyone and make a run that captures the hearts of college basketball fans across the nation.