You knew the second that NC State and Butler were announced in the same tournament field that they would eventually play each other, because this is how the universe works. I hope Manny Bates gets 20 and 10, and I hope we win by 15.
The likelihood of these two results proving simpatico—not good. Alas. We’ll see which way it goes.
Wolfpack vs. Bulldogs
Tip time: 10 p.m. ET
Online streaming: WatchESPN