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Duke - NC State Basketball 2016 Live Radio Broadcast, Preview: Woldpack Thinking Upset


With their opponents suffering their longest losing streak in nearly a decade, the N.C. State Wolfpack have upset on their minds.

They host the crosstown rival Duke Blue Devils (20) Saturday afternoon and would like to add one more loss to their three-game slide. The last time Duke lost four in a row was the 2006-2007 season, which is the last time they lost more consecutive games than they have now, The Associated Press reported.

Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET in Raleigh, N.C.

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N.C. State fans are sure to be riled up, as the unwritten rules of court storming always allow for a raucous celebration upon beating Duke. The Wolfpack's official website was also keen to point out that Duke has lost its last two games in Raleigh, and both ended with fans storming the court.

But Duke's frustration is starting to show, starting with head coach Mike Krzyzewski, who skipped part of the handshake line after losing to Syracuse.

"As always, there's a sense of urgency to win, but for some of the younger guys who didn't appreciate that sense of urgency at first, now it should be hitting them hard," Duke center Marshall Plumlee said at a pregame press conference. "Coach has been doing this a long time, so he knew right after our first loss. The season is capable of going any which way. He's been really pushing us to give our all, and that's something we need to do a better job of."

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