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NC State’s complete 2019-20 basketball schedule released

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NC State’s full schedule is here following the ACC’s conference schedule announcement on Thursday night. The Wolfpack has an exhibition game set for Oct. 27 against Mount Olive and will open the regular season at home against Georgia Tech on Nov. 5. The reason for the super-early league game is the ACC Network itself—every school save Duke is playing a super-early conference game on the new channel to help drum up some hype and whatnot.

There are some oddities to the schedule beyond the season-opening league game. NC State has a three-game road trip in December, beginning with a trip to Wake Forest on Dec. 7 and followed by trips to UNCG and Auburn. The Wolfpack also has two Reynolds games this year: against St. Francis-Brooklyn and Alcorn State.

Here is a glance at the conference schedule for the Pack. (See GoPack for the TV info such as it exists right now.)

Nov. 5 — vs. Georgia Tech
Dec. 7 — at Wake Forest
Jan. 4 — at Clemson
Jan. 8 — vs. Notre Dame
Jan. 11 — at Virginia Tech
Jan. 15 — vs. Miami
Jan. 18 — vs. Clemson
Jan. 20 — at Virginia
Jan. 25 — at Georgia Tech
Jan. 27 — vs. North Carolina

Feb. 1 — vs. Louisville
Feb. 5 — at Miami
Feb. 11 — at Syracuse
Feb. 16 — at Boston College
Feb. 19 — vs. Duke
Feb. 22 — vs. Florida State
Feb. 25 — at North Carolina
Feb. 29 — vs. Pittsburgh
Mar. 2 — at Duke
Mar. 6 — vs. Wake Forest

There is a big opportunity for NC State to start fast, as I’m guessing that State will be favored in a majority of those first seven contests. We’re not looking too bad in terms of rough stretches, though short turnarounds for Monday night games against Duke and UNC are not ideal. There’s a 12-day stretch at the end of the slate where the Pack gets Duke twice, along with UNC on the road, and FSU in Raleigh. That’ll be a difficult span for sure, and State would be wise to avoid having to make up some wins at that point.

What do you guys think?