Sports fans generally know little to nothing about the Learfield Director’s Cup, which has been around since the 1993-94 school year and has ranked the collective success of men’s and women’s college athletic programs ever since.
Jim Valvano’s method to get the Wolfpack into the NCAA tournament depended on crafting a regular-season, nonconference schedule sprinkled with a few big names, a few more “bops,” and liberal portions of home cooking – still NC State staples.
NC State guard Braxton Beverly knocked down five of the Pack's season-high 14 3-pointers in a 79-76 road win over Pitt on Feb. 9, 2019. Beverly talks about the Pack holding off the young Panthers, and a shootaround with NCSU coach Kevin Keatts.
NC State's C.J. Bryce, who had 21 points and hit 3 free throws in the final 9.9 seconds to seal a 79-76 win over Pitt, discusses how the Pack put a loss to UNC behind it and bounced back to end a 3-game ACC losing streak on the road on Feb. 9, 2019.