NC State starting to play to its potential
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NC State starting to play to its potential

Dennis Smith and Omer Yurtseven are lifting Wolfpack

Photo: Dennis Smith Jr

North Carolina State sometimes looks like a team that can beat anybody in the ACC. But the Wolfpack also can get beaten by any team in the conference as it seeks consistency.

N.C. State routed No. 21-ranked Virginia Tech 104-78 behind a triple double from Dennis Smith (27 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists) on Wednesday night at PNC Arena. The dominating performance was just four days after it lost by 22 points at Miami

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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