The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the 2021-22 league schedule on Thursday evening.
The NC State men’s basketball team is scheduled to play 20 ACC games and will host 10 games inside PNC Arena.
Tonight’s announcement also includes tip times and TV designations for some of the Pack’s non-conference games. A complete schedule for the season can be found here.
NC State will play home-and-home series with Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest in the 2021-22 season.
Boston College, Clemson, Syracuse and Virginia will also make trips to PNC Arena in the upcoming season.
The Pack will face Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami and Pitt in road contests only.
Six of the seven ACC teams that made the NCAA Tournament last season will visit PNC Arena to face the Pack this upcoming season.
NC State will open its ACC slate on Saturday, Dec. 4 when it hosts Louisville. The Pack will play its first ACC road game on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Miami.
NC State will not travel outside of the triangle on any weekend in the month of January. The Pack will host Florida State (Jan. 1), Clemson (Jan. 8) and Virginia (Jan. 22) inside PNC Arena while playing road contests at Duke (Jan. 15) and North Carolina (Jan. 29) in the first month of the 2022.
The month of February opens with a three-game homestand with Syracuse (Wednesday, Feb. 2), Notre Dame (Saturday, Feb. 5) and Wake Forest (Wednesday, Feb. 9) all coming to Raleigh. After a two-game road stretch at Pitt (Saturday, Feb. 12) and Georgia Tech (Tuesday, Feb. 15) and a bye weekend on Feb. 19 and 20, the Pack returns to PNC Arena for its final two home games of the season against Boston College (Wednesday, Feb. 23) and North Carolina (Saturday, Feb. 26).
NC State will also host Notre Dame on Saturday, Feb. 5 and the final regular season home contest, Senior Day, will be held on Feb. 26 when rival North Carolina visits the Pack.
Head Coach Kevin Keatts is entering his fifth season at the helm of the program. He has been .500 or better in conference play in every season with the Pack. His team for the upcoming season returns four players that started at least 14 of the 25 games played last season, including senior Jericole Hellems who is the program’s leading returning scorer from last season at 12.9 points per game and redshirt junior forward Manny Bates who averaged 9.8 points per game last season and has led the ACC in blocked shots the last two seasons.
NC State fans can get their first look at the Pack on Monday, Nov. 1 when it hosts Elizabeth City State inside PNC Arena for the Pack’s lone exhibition contest prior to the regular season.