The NC State basketball schedule was announced Aug. 22, and the Pack will open its season hosting Appalachian State Nov. 8 at the PNC Arena in Raleigh. Then the Pack is hitting the road early.
NCSU will play at Cincinnati Nov. 12 as part of the ESPN hoops marathon. The game will tip-off at 5 p.m., on ESPN. The first five games of the year are part of the Global Sports Shootout.
The Pack will host the Cindarella darlings of the 2013 Big Dance, Florida Gulf Coast, Nov. 26. Last year FGCU became the first 15 seed ever to reach the Sweet 16. State will host Missouri, another NCAA Tournament team, Dec. 28.
NC State's only other road non-conference dates are at Tennessee Dec. 18 and UNC Greensboro Dec. 30, a game that will played in the Greensboro Coliseum, site of this year's ACC Tournament. Tennessee is one of three out of conference foes, joining Long Beach State and Detroit, on State's schedule that played in last year's NIT. Detroit will play in Reynolds Coliseum Dec. 14.
ACC slate will begin with a pair of conference newcomers. The Pack hosts Pittsburgh Jan. 4 and then is at Notre Dame Jan. 7. Twice NC State will play Monday night games, the first hosting Maryland Jan. 20 and then at Pittsburgh Mar. 3.
NC State is at UNC Feb. 1 and host the Heels Feb. 26, but they only play likely ACC favorite Duke once in 2013-14, traveling to Durham Jan. 18.
Here is NC State's schedule. Most non conference games times and television are to be announced.
Nov. 2. vs. Morehouse (exhibition)
Nov. 8 vs. Appalachian State
Nov. 12 at Cincinnati (5 p.m., ESPN)
Nov. 16 vs. Campbell
Nov. 20 vs. North Carolina Central
Nov. 26 vs. Florida Gulf Coast (ESPN3)
Nov. 30 vs. Eastern Kentucky
Dec. 4 vs. Northwestern (7:30 p.m., ESPNU)
Dec. 7 vs. Long Beach State
Dec. 14 vs. Detroit (Reynolds Coliseum)
Dec. 18 at Tennessee (7 p.m., ESPNU)
Dec. 21 vs. East Carolina
Dec. 28 vs. Missouri (ESPN2)
Dec. 30 at UNC Greensboro (7 p.m.)
Jan. 4 vs. Pittsburgh (Noon, ACC Network)
Jan. 7 at Notre Dame (9 p.m., ACC Network)
Jan. 11 vs. Virginia (5 p.m., ESPN2)
Jan. 15 at Wake Forest (9 p.m., ACC Network)
Jan. 18 at Duke (2 p.m., CBS)
Jan. 20 vs. Maryland (9 p.m., ESPNU)
Jan. 26 vs. Georgia Tech (1 p.m., ACC Network)
Jan. 29 vs. Florida State (9 p.m., ACC Network)
Feb. 1 at North Carolina (2 p.m., ESPN/2)
Feb. 8 at Miami (2 p.m., RSN)
Feb. 11 vs. Wake Forest (7 p.m., ESPNU)
Feb. 15 at Syracuse (3 p.m., ACC Network)
Feb. 18 at Clemson (7 p.m., ESPNU)
Feb. 22 at Virginia Tech (2 p.m., RSN)
Feb. 26 vs. North Carolina (8 p.m., ACC Network)
Mar. 1 vs. Miami (Noon, ACC Network)
Mar. 3 at Pittsburgh (9 p.m., ESPNU)
Mar. 9 vs. Boston College (6 p.m., ESPNU)
Mar. 12-16 ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C.