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RELEASE: NC State Announces Non-Conference Hoops Slate For Upcoming Season

August 9, 2023

RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State men's basketball team announced its 2023-24 non-conference schedule on Wednesday.

The Pack will play 11 out-of-league games in November and December, highlighted by a trip over Thanksgiving break for two games in the inaugural Vegas Showdown and a December trip to San Antonio, Texas to play a Tennessee team that returns three double-digit scorers from last year’s Sweet 16 team.

NC State will open the regular season on Monday, Nov. 6 when it hosts The Citadel and will also entertain Abilene Christian (Friday, Nov. 10) and Charleston Southern (Friday, Nov. 17) before traveling to Las Vegas.

NC State will open the Vegas Showdown with a game against Vanderbilt. The first game of a doubleheader, the Pack will face the Commodores at 10 pm ET on Thanksgiving night and the game will be televised on ESPN2. NC State will play either Arizona State or BYU on Friday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 or 9:30 p.m. ET.

The Pack will stay on the road the following week and play at Ole Miss on Tuesday, Nov. 28 in the first chapter of the newly formed ACC-SEC Challenge.

NC State returns to Raleigh for two games at the beginning of December. The Pack will welcome Maryland Eastern Shore to Reynolds Coliseum on Wednesday, Dec. 6 for the program's annual Heritage Game before hosting UT Martin at PNC Arena on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

The Pack will then head to San Antonio to face Tennessee on Saturday, Dec. 16 before closing out its non-conference schedule with two home games the following week at PNC Arena.

NC State will host Saint Louis on Wednesday, Dec. 20, before wrapping up non-conference play with a game against Detroit on Saturday, Dec. 23.

Game times and television designations for NC State’s seven non-conference home games will be announced at a later date.

The Pack will also play a 20-game ACC schedule this coming season.

NC State's 20-game ACC slate includes home-and-home matchups with Boston College, North Carolina, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia and Wake Forest. The Pack will also host Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami and Virginia Tech while playing road games at Clemson, Florida State, Louisville and Notre Dame.

The Pack's 2023-24 ACC schedule will be announced by the league office at a later date.

Season tickets for the 2023-24 season can be purchased at or by calling the NC State Athletics Ticket Office at 919-865-1510.

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