If N.C. State's going to jump from the bottom of the ACC basketball standings to the top, the Wolfpack will have to do so against the toughest conference schedule.
The details — dates and order of opponents — have yet to be finalized, but under the three-year schedule rotation, the Wolfpack has two games each against Duke, Florida State and Clemson during the 2010-11 season, in addition to the annual home-and-home games with rivals North Carolina and Wake Forest.
At 5-11 in the ACC last season, N.C. State finished in 11th place. With
an influx of new talent — three five-star recruits — the Wolfpack is
expected to make a significant jump in coach Sidney Lowe's fifth season.