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NC State will play Penn State in inaugural Boardwalk Classic

The new event will feature eight teams.

NCAA Basketball: Penn State at North Carolina State Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

We don’t have the full picture yet, but it’s safe to say that NC State’s non-conference is going to look quite a bit different in Kevin Keatts’ second season. The latest addition to the slate is Penn State, which NC State will play in the first-ever Boardwalk Classic.

The event features eight teams, but it is not a tournament—rather, there’s just going to be a quadruple header of games on Saturday Dec. 15. Here are the four matchups:

NC State vs. Penn State
Virginia Tech vs. Washington
Iona vs. Princeton
Davidson vs. Temple

Game times and television information have not been announced; I would imagine these games will end up on national TV somewhere, even if it’s just the games between power-conference schools.

With this addition, NC State now has four power-conference teams on its 2018-19 schedule: Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, Auburn, and Penn State. NC State played three power-conference opponents last year, two of those coming in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.