N.C. State released its 2014-15 nonconference schedule Wednesday, and the Wolfpack begins the season with a six-game homestand.
The Wolfpack will open Nov. 14 against Jackson State, followed by games against Hofstra, Jacksonville, South Florida, Richmond and Boise State.
The Wolfpack’s first road game is Dec. 2 at Purdue in the ACC-Big 10 Challenge.
N.C. State begins its ACC scheduled four days later at home against Wake Forest. The last time the Wolfpack began ACC play in December was in 2009, also against Wake Forest. N.C. State opened conference play last season on Jan. 4. The Wolfpack’s remaining 17 conference games have yet to be announced.
The next two games are for fans of nostalgia, as N.C. State will play Charleston Southern and Wofford at Reynolds Coliseum on Dec. 12 and Dec. 14, respectively.
The biggest game of the 14 announced will be a Dec. 17 matchup at PNC Arena against Tennessee, a Sweet 16 team last season. The game will be televised by ESPN2, with a tip-off set for 7 p.m. The Wolfpack defeated the Volunteers 65-58 last December in Knoxville.
N.C. State then will face West Virginia on Dec. 20 at Madison Square Garden in New York City before returning home to play Louisiana Tech and Cincinnati.
N.C. State went 22-14 last season, going 9-9 in the ACC and making the NCAA tournament for the third consecutive season under coach Mark Gottfried. The Wolfpack will be without last season’s leading scorer in the ACC, after T.J. Warren opted for the NBA and was drafted by the Phoenix Suns with the 14th overall pick.
The Wolfpack were 10-3 last season before beginning conference play against Pittsburgh on Jan. 4.
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