Tag:Sidney Lowe
Posted on: March 15, 2011 2:00 pm
Edited on: March 15, 2011 2:20 pm

Lowe officially done at N.C. State

N.C. State has officially removed Sidney Lowe as its basketball coach, a source told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. The school will technically call the move a "resignation," but Lowe was never given the option to return next season, according to a source.

A press conference to announce the decision has been scheduled for 6 p.m. ET.

Lowe never finished better than ninth in the ACC during five seasons at the school. N.C. State had a 5-11 league record each of the past two seasons, and it will now focus on a coaching search its fans hope will deliver a capable candidate who can handle the pressure of working within miles of Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and North Carolina's Roy Williams.

The Wolfpack haven't made the NCAA tournament since Herb Sendek took them to five straight from 2002 to 2006.

Sendek left N.C. State under pressure after the 2006 season.

He now coaches Arizona State.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: October 9, 2009 6:36 pm
Edited on: October 9, 2009 6:38 pm

N.C. State lands another Top 40 prospect

Luke Cothron committed to N.C. State on Friday.

So now Sidney Lowe has two top 40 prospects from MaxPreps.com's Class of 2010 rankings .

"In the end, the common component [the other schools recruiting Cothron] didn’t have was Coach Lowe,” Cothron's coach, Derrick Bond, told the Raleigh News & Observer's Ken Tysiac. “Just his pitch, his history with North Carolina State, [assistant coach Monte] Towe’s history and how they talked about the past and the Pack pride and the history and championships they were accustomed to, and just getting it back to that, they did a great job of selling Luke."

Cothron is a 6-foot-8 forward from Alabama who plays at Flora McDonald Academy in North Carolina. He was also considering Alabama, Florida State, Connecticut and Tennessee. MaxPreps.com ranks Cothron No. 38 in the Class of 2010 -- one spot ahead of Ryan Harrow, a 5-11 point guard from Georgia who is also committed to N.C. State.

N.C. State's third pledge is Lorenzo Brown.

He's a fifth-year prospect was No. 28 in Scout.com's Class of 2009 rankings.
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