Saturday marks just the seventh all-time series meeting between the two schools that are both a part of the campus University of North Carolina system that includes 16 universities and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. It's the first football meeting sincea victory for the Wolfpack with all six previous meetings dating back to each coming in Raleigh. Fans across western North Carolina can also hear the game locally beginning at am on eight CSN affiliates: in Cullowhee on
Coming into the season, the North Carolina Tar Heels were touted as a potential title sleeper. However, on Tuesday night they will match up with a true sleeper — as well as a rival — as they go to Raleigh to face the 15th-ranked NC State Wolfpack.
When it comes to NC State, they are the very definition of team basketball.
While they have some studs in the likes of Torin Dorn and C. Bryce, they are a balanced team that rotates heavily. They are also equally effective on both ends of the floor, which has come to fruition en route to their start and wins over the likes of Auburn and Miami.
As for North Carolina, they are unbelievably talented, both with newcomers and experienced players.
Meanwhile, everyone is still trying to figure out what the heck Roy Williams is doing with Nassir Little. This game is a fascinating clash between two bitter rivals. Though North Carolina likely has more talent, they have been far more inconsistent than NC State this season.
In Raleigh, the Wolfpack could be looking to make some magic happen.