2016–17 NC State Wolfpack men's basketball team

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2016–17 NC State Wolfpack men's basketball
North Carolina State University Athletic logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
2016–17 record 15–17 (4–14 ACC)
Head coach Mark Gottfried (6th season)
Assistant coach Orlando Early
Assistant coach Butch Pierre
Assistant coach Heath Schroyer
Home arena PNC Arena
Seasons
2016–17 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 5 North Carolina 14 4   .778     33 7   .825
No. 16 Florida State 12 6   .667     26 9   .743
No. 14 Notre Dame 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
No. 10 Louisville 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
No. 7 Duke 11 7   .611     28 9   .757
No. 24 Virginia 11 7   .611     23 11   .676
Virginia Tech 10 8   .556     22 11   .667
Miami (FL) 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Syracuse 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Georgia Tech 8 10   .444     21 16   .568
Clemson 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
NC State 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
Pittsburgh 4 14   .222     16 17   .485
Boston College 2 16   .111     9 23   .281
2017 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016–17 NC State Wolfpack men's basketball team represented North Carolina State University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Wolfpack, led by sixth-year head coach Mark Gottfried, played its home games at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina and were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). They finished the season 15–17, 4-14 in ACC play to finish in a tie for 13th place. They lost in the first round of the ACC Tournament to Clemson.

On February 16, 2017, head coach Mark Gottfried was fired, but the school allowed him to finish out the season.[1] He finished at NC State with a six-year record of 123–86. On March 17, the school hired UNC Wilmington head coach Kevin Keatts as head coach.[2]

Previous season[edit]

The Wolfpack finished the 2015–16 season 16–17, 5–13 in ACC play to finish in 13th place. They defeated Wake Forest in the first round of the ACC Tournament before losing in the second round to Duke.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Anthony Barber 12 G 6'2" 190 Junior Newport News, VA Declare for 2016 NBA draft
Caleb Martin 14 G/F 6'7" 215 Sophomore Mocksville, NC Transferred to Nevada
Cody Martin 15 G/F 6'7" 210 Sophomore Mocksville, NC Transferred to Nevada
Chase Cannon 25 G 6'5" 200 Senior Morehead City, NC Walk-on; graduated

Class of 2016 signees[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Dennis Smith Jr.
PG
Fayetteville, NC Trinity Christian School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sep 10, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars
Markell Johnson
#9 PG
Cleveland, OH East Tech High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jun 20, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Darius Hicks
#53 PF
Quitman, MS 22ft Academy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (100 kg) May 12, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Ömer Yurtseven
C
Istanbul, Turkey Fenerbahce Istanbul 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 228 lb (103 kg) May 16, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Ted Kapita
C
Kinshasa, DR Congo DME Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jun 18, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2016–17 NC State Wolfpack men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 0 Abdul-Malik Abu 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Boston, Massachusetts
F 1 Lennard Freeman Injured Current redshirt 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 267 lb (121 kg) Sr Washington, D.C.
G/F 2 Torin Dorn 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 208 lb (94 kg) RS So Charlotte, North Carolina
G 3 Terry Henderson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Sr Raleigh, North Carolina
G 4 Dennis Smith Jr. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Fayetteville, North Carolina
F 5 Darius Hicks 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 231 lb (105 kg) Fr Quitman, Mississippi
G 11 Markell Johnson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 164 lb (74 kg) Fr Cleveland, Ohio
G 12 Cameron Gottfried (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Jr Raleigh, North Carolina
G 13 Chris Corchiani, Jr. (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Raleigh, North Carolina
F/C 14 Ömer Yurtseven 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Fr Istanbul, Turkey
F 15 Chris Brickhouse (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Raleigh, North Carolina
C 21 BeeJay Anya 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 344 lb (156 kg) Sr Gaithersburg, Maryland
G/F 22 Shaun Kirk 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Whiteville, North Carolina
F 23 Ted Kapita 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 219 lb (99 kg) Fr Kinshasa, DR Congo
G/F 24 Maverick Rowan 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Fort Lauderdale, Florida
F 31 Spencer Newman (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 186 lb (84 kg) Fr Daphne, Alabama
F/C 42 Tucker Thompson (W) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Jr Huntersville, North Carolina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 3, 2016*
7:00 PM
Lynn W 100–66 
 22  Smith   15  Abu   6  Smith  PNC Arena (4,809)
Raleigh, NC
Nov 7, 2016*
7:00 PM
Barton W 112–60 
 24  Smith   11  Dorn   6  Johnson  PNC Arena (6,434)
Raleigh, NC
Non-conference regular season
Nov 11, 2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Georgia Southern W 81–79  1–0
 23  Henderson   11  Abu   5  Smith  PNC Arena (16,226)
Raleigh, NC
Nov 13, 2016*
2:00 PM, ACCN Extra
St. Francis Brooklyn W 86–61  2–0
 21  Dorn   8  Kapita   3  Smith  PNC Arena (14,792)
Raleigh, NC
Nov 18, 2016*
6:00 PM, CBSSN
vs. Montana
Paradise Jam quarterfinals
W 85–72  3–0
 25  Abu   8  Abu   6  Johnson  Sports and Fitness Center (2,223)
St. Thomas, VI
Nov 20, 2016*
8:30 PM, CBSSN
vs. No. 22 Creighton
Paradise Jam semifinals
L 94–112  3–1
 28  Henderson   8  Abu   7  Smith  Sports and Fitness Center (2,755)
St. Thomas, VI
Nov 21, 2016*
6:00 PM, CBSSN
vs. Saint Joseph's
Paradise Jam 3rd place game
W 73–63  4–1
 24  Smith   10  Abu   8  Smith  Sports and Fitness Center (2,699)
St. Thomas, VI
Nov 26, 2016*
4:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Loyola–Chicago
Paradise Jam On Campus Site
W 79–77  5–1
 30  Smith   6  Tied   7  Smith  PNC Arena (15,141)
Raleigh, NC
Nov 29, 2016*
9:00 PM, ESPNU
at Illinois
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 74–88  5–2
 17  Dorn   7  Henderson & Smith   5  Henderson  State Farm Center (13,481)
Champaign, IL
Dec 3, 2016*
4:30 PM, RSN
Boston University W 77–73  6–2
 23  Henderson   11  Dorn   5  Johnson  PNC Arena (15,986)
Raleigh, NC
Dec 10, 2016*
4:00 PM, RSN
Tennessee State W 67–55 OT 7–2
 21  Henderson   14  Anya   7  Smith  Reynolds Coliseum (5,500)
Raleigh, NC
Dec 15, 2016*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Appalachian State W 97–64  8–2
 22  Smith   10  Dorn   6  Smith  PNC Arena (16,417)
Raleigh, NC
Dec 18, 2016*
2:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Fairfield W 99–78  9–2
 25  Henderson   9  Abu   9  Smith  PNC Arena (15,564)
Raleigh, NC
Dec 22, 2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
McNeese State W 89–57  10–2
 23  Smith   9  Kapita   6  Smith  PNC Arena (15,186)
Raleigh, NC
Dec 28, 2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Rider W 99–71  11–2
 19  Smith   12  Abu   16  Smith  PNC Arena (16,111)
Raleigh, NC
ACC regular season
Dec 31, 2016
4:30 PM, RSN
at Miami (FL) L 63–81  11–3
(0–1)
 21  Smith   9  Abu   5  Smith  BankUnited Center (6,837)
Coral Gables, FL
Jan 4, 2017
9:00 PM, ACCN
No. 21 Virginia Tech W 104–78  12–3
(1–1)
 27  Smith   11  Abu & Smith   11  Smith  PNC Arena (16,185)
Raleigh, NC
Jan 8, 2017
1:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 14 North Carolina
Carolina–State Game
L 56–107  12–4
(1–2)
 11  3 tied   9  Abu   5  Smith  Dean Smith Center (16,133)
Chapel Hill, NC
Jan 11, 2017
9:00 PM, RSN
at Boston College L 66–74  12–5
(1–3)
 15  Smith   11  Abu   4  Johnson  Conte Forum (3,904)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Jan 15, 2017
6:30 PM, ESPNU
Georgia Tech L 76–86  12–6
(1–4)
 31  Smith   8  Smith   6  Smith  PNC Arena (17,781)
Raleigh, NC
Jan 17, 2017
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Pittsburgh W 79–74  13–6
(2–4)
 21  Henderson   16  Yurtseven   7  Johnson  PNC Arena (15,877)
Raleigh, NC
Jan 21, 2017
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Wake Forest L 88–93  13–7
(2–5)
 20  Abu   7  Tied   13  Smith  PNC Arena (18,823)
Raleigh, NC
Jan 23, 2017
7:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 17 Duke W 84–82  14–7
(3–5)
 32  Smith   10  Kapita   6  Smith  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Jan 29, 2017
1:00 PM, ACCN
at No. 13 Louisville L 60–85  14–8
(3–6)
 13  Tied   6  Abu   6  Smith  KFC Yum! Center (21,650)
Louisville, KY
Feb 1, 2017
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Syracuse L 93–100 OT 14–9
(3–7)
 31  Rowan   11  Smith   15  Smith  PNC Arena (16,346)
Raleigh, NC
Feb 4, 2017
3:00 PM, ACCN
Miami (FL) L 79–84  14–10
(3–8)
 31  Smith   5  Abu   9  Smith  PNC Arena (17,567)
Raleigh, NC
Feb 8, 2017
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 14 Florida State L 71–95  14–11
(3–9)
 17  Henderson   6  Abu   6  Smith  Donald L. Tucker Civic Center (9,432)
Tallahassee, FL
Feb 11, 2017
12:00 PM, RSN
at Wake Forest L 58–88  14–12
(3–10)
 17  Smith   11  Dorn   3  Smith  LJVM Coliseum (12,935)
Winston-Salem, NC
Feb 15, 2017
8:00 PM, ACCN
No. 10 North Carolina
Carolina–State Game
L 73–97  14–13
(3–11)
 27  Smith   7  Abu   6  Smith  PNC Arena (19,500)
Raleigh, NC
Feb 18, 2017
12:00 PM, ESPN
Notre Dame L 72–81  14–14
(3–12)
 16  Smith   6  Abu   5  Johnson  PNC Arena (16,602)
Raleigh, NC
Feb 21, 2017
8:00 PM, ACCN
at Georgia Tech W 71–69  15–14
(4–12)
 21  Henderson   10  Abu   3  Tied  Hank McCamish Pavilion (6,950)
Atlanta, GA
Feb 25, 2017
12:00 pm, ESPN
No. 18 Virginia L 55–70  15–15
(4–13)
 13  Smith   9  Abu   4  Johnson  PNC Arena (16,718)
Raleigh, NC
Mar 1, 2017
8:00 PM, ACCN
at Clemson L 74–78  15–16
(4–14)
 18  Abu   8  Smith   5  Smith  Littlejohn Coliseum (6,853)
Clemson, SC
ACC Tournament
Mar 7, 2017
12:00 pm, ESPN2
(13) vs. (12) Clemson
First round
L 61–75  15–17
 14  Abu & Rowan   8  Tied   3  Smith  Barclays Center (8,656)
Brooklyn, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

[1]

  1. ^ "2016-2017 Schedule". Go Pack.