N.C. State announced their non-conference schedule on Thursday, and while there are a number of good teams on the schedule, the Wolfpack won’t have a chance to grab a marquee win until ACC play starts.
That’s not to say their schedule is poor. Hofstra might be the best team in the CAA. Wofford is the favorite to win the Big South. Richmond and Boise State are both going to finish in the top half of the Atlantic 10 and Mountain West, respectively. Louisiana Tech might actually be the best team on their non-conference schedule when it is all said and done.
The biggest issue for N.C. State is that the toughest teams on their schedule are all looking at a bit of a down year. Purdue, Tennessee, West Virginia and Cincinnati could all end up in the NIT this season.
Anyway, here is the full schedule:
- 11/14 Jackson State
- 11/17 Hofstra
- 11/20 Jacksonville
- 11/23 South Florida
- 11/26 Richmond
- 11/28 Boise State
- 12/2 at Purdue
- 12/6 Wake Forest
- 12/12 Charleston Southern (Reynolds Coliseum)
- 12/14 Wofford (Reynolds Coliseum)
- 12/17 Tennessee
- 12/20 vs. West Virginia (New York, N.Y.)
- 12/23 Louisiana Tech
- 12/30 Cincinnati