The road has been far from kind for North Carolina State in ACC play, and the Wolfpack need to reverse that trend with a month to improve their seeding before the conference tournament. N.C. State travels to Miami on Saturday seeking to end a three-game road losing streak, the latest setback an 84-70 defeat Feb. 1 at North Carolina. Miami, the defending conference champion, also has plenty of work to do after a 59-55 OT loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday dropped the Hurricanes to 2-7 in ACC play.The Hurricanes have lost four of their past five, the lone victory a non-conference matchup with Norfolk State on Feb. 1. Miami ranks 336th in the nation in offense and has scored more than 56 points three times in its past nine outings. N.C. State had won three in a row - all at home - coming into the trip to North Carolina, but trailed by double figures early in the first half, lost by 35 points at Duke on Jan. 18 and still have road games against top-ranked Syracuse and 22nd-ranked Pittsburgh.TV: 2 p.m. ET, RSN, ESPN3ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA STATE (14-8, 4-5 ACC): T.J. Warren missed the Jan. 20 matchup with Maryland with an ankle sprain, but has averaged 23.7 points in three games since returning and is shooting 29-for-49 from the field. The Wolfpack rank last in conference play in scoring defense (74.8, 7.9 points more than N.C. State is scoring) and 3-point shooting (26.8 percent). Ralston Turner averaged 14.7 points during the Wolfpack's three-game winning streak before scoring seven against North Carolina.ABOUT MIAMI (11-11, 2-7 ACC): Rion Brown is the only player averaging in double figures, and he scored 21 points and made four of the Hurricanes' five 3-pointers against the Panthers. Miami has played five overtime games this season (losing four), and 10 of the Hurricanes' 21 games have been decided by five points or less - Miami is 3-7 in those contests. Donnavan Kirk ranks third in the SEC in blocked shots per game at 2.0.TIP-INS1. After Sunday the Hurricanes face a difficult schedule, playing five of their next seven away from home.2. N.C. State has been pounded on the backboards in the past four games, allowing an average of 46 rebounds per contest.3. The Wolfpack lead the series 8-6, but the Hurricanes have won the past two meetings.PREDICTION: Miami 76, North Carolina State 68