The stats of the day certainly look better today than they for the Florida State game last week:
= > NC State improves to 3-4 in the ACC and 13-7 overall. Clemson is now 10-10 overall and 1-7 in the ACC.
= > NC State improves to 93-41 all-time vs Clemson
= > Herb Sendek improves his cumulative record to 4-5 in LittleJohn Coliseum against 3 different Clemson coaches. (Think about that for a second…lowly Clemson has been in so much tumult over the last decade that they have had 3 different coaches. Despite these problems, Sendek has taken so much advantage of the opportunity that [supposeduly] comes with the absence of “continuity” that he has flexed his dominance to STILL be under .500 at perhaps the weakest basketball program in the ACC).
= > NC State won its first game of the season against the ACC’s “Football Schools” – Miami, Virginia Tech, Florida State and Clemson. State is now 1-3 against the ACC’s “Football Schools”
= > State won its 7th of its last 8 games against Clemson.
= > The Wolfpack won its 3rd game in the last 4 trips to Littlejohn Coliseum.
= > Despite the Pack’s win, Clemson’s last win in Littlejohn Coliseum over an ACC foe was last year’s 60-55 win against State.
= > State improved to 3-3 on the road this season and 2-2 away from home in the ACC.
= > Clemson lost its fifth game in a row.
= > NC State’s win moved the Pack from #119 in the RPI to #101. State is #91 today (Monday).
= > Clemson’s loss dropped the Tigers from #58 in the RPI to #74.
= > NC State began the weekend ranked #56 in the Sagarin Computer and begins the week ranked #43.
= > Clemson began the weekend ranked #55 in the Sagarin and begins the week #63.
= > State shot a scorching 62.8 percent from the field and 65 percent from 3-point range against the Tigers.
= > NC State has not won back-to-back games in the year 2005. State will have a chance to correct this problem on Thursday in Chapel Hill against Carolina. (snicker, snicker, laugh, laugh). Sendek is 0-2 against Roy Williams after Williams first year at Carolina.