App State coming off a victory high over Montreat came crashing down to earth on Thursday night at the PNC arena. Raleigh’s own Wolfpack easily rode to victory, knocking off the Mountaineers 97-64. With 4:20 left in the first half, NC State already led 37-21 and for the second time this year the Pack didn’t have to play in a tight game. NC State looked pretty good with everyone available. BeeJay Anya was feeling it tonight, cracking jokes with refs and jumping around on the sidelines. Oh yeah, Dennis Smith Jr put up 22 points and the long awaited debut of Omer Yurtseven produced 12 points and 4 boards.

Play Of The Game: The game was over but the building was rocking and State’s bench was feeling it.

Villain Of The Game: #5 Griffen Kinney

Seriously, look at this guy! Straight out of central casting. He looks like a female villain in Die Hard.

Photo by Dave Mayo (Appalachian, ’83)
Player of The Game: Dreamville’s own Dennis Smith Jr. This guy is good. 22 points on 5-8 from the field. Dude makes it look too easy out there. He just goes to work.

Whats Next?:  State will pick it back up on Sunday when the Fairfield Stags come to town. Word on the street is they’re a decent Metro Atlantic team. Hopefully the Pack won’t get big a head by crushing a terrible App State team. Raleigh City Sports will be at the game. Come on by section 106, we’ll enter you to win a t-shirt.