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NCAA PROJECTIONS: Where Will The Wolfpack End Up?

March 11, 2018
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The 2018 NCAA Tournament field will be announced today and NC State is projected to make the field.  Here is a look at where 20 bracket projections have the Wolfpack being slated in this year's tournament.


Kevin Keatts has exceeded expectations in his first season as head coach at NC State.  The Wolfpack finished tied for third place in the ACC (11-7) and totaled 21 regular season wins, which ties Keatts with legendary coach Everett Case for the most wins in the regular season in first season as head coach.

NC State is led by third-team All-ACC pick Omer Yurtseven and honorable mention selections Al Freeman and Markell Johnson.  

Omer Yurtseven averaged 13.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game in the regular season. He ranks 11th in the ACC in rebounding and eighth in blocked shots. He has also connected on 58.0 percent of his field goal attempts. He finished the regular season third in the ACC in field goal percentage and is on pace for the highest field goal percentage at NC State since TJ Warren shot 62.2 percent from the field in the 2012-13 season. 

Allerik Freeman has led the Wolfpack in scoring in each of the last seven games, and that consistency has been huge.  Markell Johnson leads the ACC in assists per game (7.4) and is shooting over 40% from 3-point range.

NC State has several quality wins this year with victories over Arizona, North Carolina, Duke, Clemson, Louisville, Penn State, and Florida State among others.  Most projections have the Wolfpack seeded in the 8-10 range and Regionals vary.

The 2018 NCAA Tournament field will be announced tonight at 6pm on TBS.  Here is a look at where several outlets have the Wolfpack headed. 

OUTLET SEED OPPONENT REGIONAL LOCATION
ESPN No. 9 No. 8 Butler Midwest Wichita
CBS No. 9 No. 8 Providence Midwest Wichita
Yahoo No. 9 No. 8 Missouri Midwest Wichita
SI.com No. 7 No. 10 Texas Midwest Detroit
TSN No. 10 N/A N/A N/A
Bracketville No. 9 No. 8 Missouri Midwest Wichita
HoopsHD No. 10 No. 7 TCU West Wichita
SBNation No. 10 No. 7 TCU Midwest Nashville
M + J's No. 9  No. 8 Nevada West Wichita
1-3-1 Sports No. 9 No. 8 Nevada West Detroit
Inside The Hall No. 10 No. 7 Seton Hall Midwest Detroit
Bracket Project No. 11  No. 6 Ohio State East Dallas
Head vs. Gut No. 9 No. 8 Kansas State West Detroit
Bracket WAG No. 10 No. 7 Seton Hall West Wichita
Bracketeer No. 9 No. 8 Missouri West Detroit
Bleacher Report No. 10 No. 7 Texas A&M South Pittsburgh
Big Lead No. 9 No. 8 Butler Midwest Wichita
RSN No. 9 No. 8 Missouri West Detroit
LK Brackets No. 10 No. 7 TCU West Wichita
TRMD Index No. 10 No. 7 USC South Pittsburgh

 

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