NC State has reached an agreement to hire UNC Wilmington's Kevin Keatts to replace Mark Gottfried as men's basketball coach, sources told ESPN.

Sources said Keatts, who has led the Seahawks to the NCAA tournament the past two seasons, was interviewed Friday and has verbally accepted the job. UNC Wilmington lost to Virginia in the first round Thursday.

Prior to taking the job at UNC Wilmington, Keatts was an assistant under Rick Pitino at Louisville from 2011 to '14.