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2018–19 NC State Wolfpack men's basketball team

The 2018–19 NC State Wolfpack men's basketball team represented North Carolina State University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Wolfpack, led by second-year head coach Kevin Keatts, played its home games at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina and were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). They finished the season 24–12, 9–9 in ACC play to finish in a tie for eighth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament to Virginia. They received a bid to the NIT where they lost in the quarterfinals to Lipscomb.

2018–19 NC State Wolfpack men's basketball
North Carolina State University Athletic logo.svg
NIT, Quarterfinals
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2018–19 record24–12 (9–9 ACC)
Head coachKevin Keatts (2nd season)
Assistant coachJames Johnson
Assistant coachRoy Roberson
Assistant coachTakayo Siddle
Home stadiumPNC Arena
Seasons
2018–19 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 2 Virginia 16 2   .889     35 3   .921
No. 3 North Carolina 16 2   .889     29 7   .806
No. 1 Duke 14 4   .778     32 6   .842
No. 10 Florida State 13 5   .722     29 8   .784
No. 16 Virginia Tech 12 6   .667     26 9   .743
Syracuse 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
Louisville 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
NC State 9 9   .500     24 12   .667
Clemson 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Georgia Tech 6 12   .333     14 18   .438
Boston College 5 13   .278     14 17   .452
Miami (FL) 5 13   .278     14 18   .438
Wake Forest 4 14   .222     11 20   .355
Pittsburgh 3 15   .167     14 19   .424
Notre Dame 3 15   .167     14 19   .424
2019 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Wolfpack finished the 2017–18 season 21–12, 11–7 in ACC play to finish in a tie for third place. They lost in the second round of the ACC Tournament to Boston College. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the first round to Seton Hall.

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Abdul-Malik Abu 0 F 6'8" 240 Senior Boston, MA Graduated
Lennard Freeman 1 F 6'8" 267 RS Senior Washington, D.C. Graduated
Lavar Batts Jr. 3 G 6'2" 170 Freshman Concord, NC Transferred to UNC Asheville
Darius Hicks 5 F 6'7" 231 Sophomore Quitman, MS Transferred to Eastern Kentucky
Allerik Freeman 12 G 6'3" 210 RS Senior Charlotte, NC Graduated
Ömer Yurtseven 14 F/C 7'0" 245 Sophomore Istanbul, Turkey Transferred to Georgetown
Sam Hunt 15 G 6'2" 185 Senior Greensboro, NC Graduated
Spencer Newman 31 G 6'3" 186 RS Freshman Daphne, AL Transferred

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Derek Funderburk 0 F 6'9" 205 RS Sophomore Cleveland, OH Northwest Florida State College
Sacha Killeya-Jones 1 F 6'10" 221 Junior Chapel Hill, NC Kentucky
Eric Lockett 5 G 6'5" 193 RS Senior Atlanta, GA FIU
Wyatt Walker 33 C 6'9" 240 Senior Jacksonville, FL Samford
Blake Harris 55 G 6'3" 195 Sophomore Chapel Hill, NC Missouri
  • Under NCAA transfer rules, Killeya-Jones will have to sit out for the 2018–19 season. Will have two years of remaining eligibility.
  • Under NCAA transfer rules, Harris has to sit out until January and will be eligible to start in January during the 2018–19 season. Harris has two and a half years of remaining eligibility.

Class of 2018 Recruiting ClassEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Immanuel Bates
PF
Fayetteville, NC Northwood Temple Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sep 15, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Ian Steere
PF
Fayetteville, NC Northwood Temple Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 261 lb (118 kg) Oct 6, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Jericole Hellems
SF
St. Louis, MO Chaminade College Prep 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Oct 20, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

RosterEdit

2018–19 NC State Wolfpack men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 0 D. J. Funderburk 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS So Cleveland, Ohio
F 1 Sacha Killeya-Jones   6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Chapel Hill, North Carolina
G 2 Torin Dorn 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Sr Charlotte, North Carolina
F 4 Jericole Hellems 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Fr St. Louis, Missouri
G 5 Eric Lockett 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 193 lb (88 kg) RS Sr Warner Robins, Georgia
G 10 Braxton Beverly 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Hazard, Kentucky
G 11 Markell Johnson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Cleveland, Ohio
F 12 Manny Bates   6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Fr Fayetteville, North Carolina
G 13 C. J. Bryce 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Jr Charlotte, North Carolina
G 24 Devon Daniels 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS So Battle Creek, Michigan
F 33 Wyatt Walker 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Jacksonville, Florida
G 55 Blake Harris 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Chapel Hill, NC
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
October 29, 2019*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
Chowan W 111–62 
 22  Daniels   7  Dorn   6  Johnson  PNC Arena 
Raleigh, NC
Non-conference regular season
November 6, 2018*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
Mount St. Mary's W 105–55  1–0
 28  Dorn   9  Dorn   5  Johnson  PNC Arena (13,632)
Raleigh, NC
November 10, 2018*
12:00 pm, ACCRSN
Maryland Eastern Shore
Wolfpack Classic
W 95–49  2–0
 22  Dorn   10  Dorn   7  Johnson  PNC Arena (13,586)
Raleigh, NC
November 13, 2018*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
UNC Asheville W 100–49  3–0
 20  Daniels   9  Daniels   5  Beverly  PNC Arena (13,620)
Raleigh, NC
November 17, 2018*
2:00 pm, ACCN Extra
Maine
Wolfpack Classic
W 82–63  4–0
 15  Dorn   8  Bryce   5  Johnson  PNC Arena (13,290)
Raleigh, NC
November 20, 2018*
7:00 pm, ACCRSN
Saint Peter's
Wolfpack Classic
W 85–57  5–0
 12  Dorn   6  Tied   4  Harris  PNC Arena (13,308)
Raleigh, NC
November 24, 2018*
5:30 pm, ACCN Extra
Mercer
Wolfpack Classic
W 78–74  6–0
 19  Dorn   9  Dorn   4  Beverly  PNC Arena (12,828)
Raleigh, NC
November 27, 2018*
9:00 pm, ESPN2
at No. 22 Wisconsin
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 76–79  6–1
 21  Johnson   11  Dorn   5  Johnson  Kohl Center (17,012)
Madison, WI
December 1, 2018*
5:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. Vanderbilt
HoopHall Miami Invitational
W 80–65  7–1
 19  Johnson   6  Tied   7  Johnson  American Airlines Arena (5,749)
Miami, FL
December 5, 2018*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
Western Carolina
Heritage Game
W 100–77  8–1
 21  Daniels   5  Tied   5  Harris  Reynolds Coliseum (5,500)
Raleigh, NC
December 15, 2018*
2:00 pm, ESPNU
vs. Penn State
Boardwalk Classic
W 89–78  9–1
 18  Beverly   8  Walker   5  Tied  Boardwalk Hall 
Atlantic City, NJ
December 19, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 7 Auburn W 78–71  10–1
 27  Johnson   8  Daniels   4  Johnson  PNC Arena (17,793)
Raleigh, NC
December 22, 2018*
12:00 pm, ACCRSN
USC Upstate W 98–71  11–1
 15  Lockett   8  Tied   8  Harris  PNC Arena (14,877)
Raleigh, NC
December 28, 2018*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 20 Loyola (MD) W 97–64  12–1
 17  Dorn   8  Dorn   7  Daniels  PNC Arena (15,098)
Raleigh, NC
ACC regular season
January 3, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 18 at Miami (FL) W 87–82  13–1
(1–0)
 20  Johnson   11  Walker   6  Beverly  Watsco Center (6,983)
Coral Gables, FL
January 8, 2019
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 15 No. 12 North Carolina
Rivalry
L 90–82  13–2
(1–1)
 21  Beverly   10  Dorn   4  Beverly  PNC Arena (19,500)
Raleigh, NC
January 12, 2019
12:00 pm, Raycom
No. 15 Pittsburgh W 86–80  14–2
(2–1)
 19  Daniels   10  Dorn   5  Dorn  PNC Arena (17,695)
Raleigh, NC
January 15, 2019
8:00 pm, Raycom
No. 17 at Wake Forest
Rivalry
L 67–71  14–3
(2–2)
 18  Dorn   8  Tied   3  Tied  LJVM Coliseum (10,157)
Winston-Salem, NC
January 19, 2019
2:00 pm, Raycom
No. 17 at Notre Dame W 77–73  15–3
(3–2)
 23  Bryce   9  Dorn   4  Beverly  Edmund P. Joyce Center (8,709)
South Bend, IN
January 24, 2019
8:00 pm, Raycom
No. 21 at No. 23 Louisville L 77–84  15–4
(3–3)
 19  Beverly   9  Bryce   3  Beverly  KFC Yum! Center (16,322)
Louisville, KY
January 26, 2019
2:00 pm, Raycom
No. 21 Clemson W 69–67  16–4
(4–3)
 16  Johnson   7  Bryce   5  Beverly  PNC Arena (18,180)
Raleigh, NC
January 29, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 23 No. 3 Virginia L 65–66 OT 16–5
(4–4)
 14  Johnson   6  Walker   3  Daniels  PNC Arena (18,211)
Raleigh, NC
February 2, 2019
12:00 pm, Raycom
No. 23 No. 12 Virginia Tech L 24–47  16–6
(4–5)
 7  Bryce   12  Walker   2  Johnson  PNC Arena (19,500)
Raleigh, NC
February 5, 2019
8:00 pm, Raycom
at No. 8 North Carolina
Rivalry
L 96–113  16–7
(4–6)
 17  Beverly   5  Tied   4  Johnson  Dean Smith Center (21,124)
Chapel Hill, NC
February 9, 2019
2:00 pm, Raycom
at Pittsburgh W 79–76  17–7
(5–6)
 21  Bryce   8  Dorn   8  Johnson  Petersen Events Center (8,950)
Pittsburgh, PA
February 13, 2019
8:00 pm, Raycom
Syracuse W 73–58  18–7
(6–6)
 21  Beverly   12  Dorn   5  Johnson  PNC Arena (16,335)
Raleigh, NC
February 16, 2019
6:00 pm, ESPN
at No. 2 Duke
Rivalry
L 78–94  18–8
(6–7)
 17  Dorn   5  Bryce   10  Johnson  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
February 20, 2019
7:00 pm, ACCRSN
Boston College W 89–80 OT 19–8
(7–7)
 19  Daniels   11  Daniels   4  Tied  PNC Arena (14,435)
Raleigh, NC
February 24, 2019
6:00 pm, ESPNU
Wake Forest
Rivalry
W 94–74  20–8
(8–7)
 25  Johnson   9  Dorn   5  Daniels  PNC Arena (16,053)
Raleigh, NC
March 2, 2019
12:00 pm, ESPN2
at No. 18 Florida State L 73–78  20–9
(8–8)
 18  Funderburk   9  Funderburk   2  Johnson  Donald L. Tucker Center (9,988)
Tallahassee, FL
March 6, 2019
9:00 pm, ACCRSN
Georgia Tech L 61–63  20–10
(8–9)
 17  Johnson   8  Dorn   5  Johnson  PNC Arena (15,803)
Raleigh, NC
March 9, 2019
2:00 pm, ACCRSN
at Boston College W 73–47  21–10
(9–9)
 14  Bryce   9  Funderburk   6  Johnson  Conte Forum (7,279)
Chestnut Hill, MA
ACC Tournament
March 13, 2019
12:00 pm, ESPN/Raycom
(8) vs. (9) Clemson
Second Round
W 59–58  22–10
 23  Johnson   11  Dorn   4  Johnson  Spectrum Center 
Charlotte, NC
March 14, 2019
12:30 pm, ESPN/Raycom
(8) vs. (1) No. 2 Virginia
Quarterfinals
L 56–76  22–11
 13  Johnson   7  Dorn   2  Tied  Spectrum Center 
Charlotte, NC
NIT
March 19, 2019*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
(2) (7) Hofstra
First round – UNC Greensboro bracket
W 84–78  23–11
 26  Johnson   11  Bryce   5  Johnson  Reynolds Coliseum (5,500)
Raleigh, NC
March 24, 2019*
7:30 pm, ESPNU
(2) (6) Harvard
Second round – UNC Greensboro bracket
W 78–77  24–11
 16  Bryce   7  Bryce   5  Johnson  Reynolds Coliseum (5,500)
Raleigh, NC
March 27, 2019*
9:00 pm, ESPNU
(2) (5) Lipscomb
Quarterfinals – UNC Greensboro bracket
L 93–94  24–12
 34  Dorn   10  Walker   5  Johnson  Reynolds Coliseum (5,500)
Raleigh, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

[1]

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP RV RV^ NR NR NR RV RV RV 20 18 15 17 21 23 NR Not released 
Coaches RV RV' RV' RV RV RV RV RV 24 19 16 16 19 22 RV NR

*AP does not release post-NCAA Tournament rankings
^AP rankings not released for Week 1
'Coaches rankings not released for Week 1 or Week 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018–2019 Schedule". Go Pack. North Carolina State University Athletics. Retrieved March 18, 2019.