Auburn basketball to play home-and-home with NC State
AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn men’s basketball team will play a home-and-home series with NC State with the first meeting set to take place next season.
The Tigers will travel to Raleigh, N.C. to face the Wolfpack at PNC Arena Dec. 19, 2018, before hosting NC State at Auburn Arena at a date to be determined in 2019.
“We’re really excited to start a series against such a storied program in NC State,” head coach Bruce Pearl said. “I’ve known Kevin Keatts for a long time and he’s an outstanding young coach. For our players to go to Tobacco Road and play in Raleigh will be a great experience, and we’re excited to have them come back the following year to Auburn Arena.”
Auburn has met with NC State eight times on the hardwood with the Wolfpack holding a 5-3 advantage in the all-time series. The two teams have met just one time in the last 43 years as NC State defeated Auburn 60-58 in a neutral-site game in Dayton, Ohio during the 2009-10 campaign.
With NC State making the 2018 NCAA Tournament, the Tigers will add another quality opponent to their non-conference schedule for the 2018-19 season.
Auburn is also set to take part in the prestigious Maul Invitational this fall and is joined by Arizona, Duke, Gonzaga, Illinois, Iowa State, San Diego State and Xavier in the tournament field.