Perhaps the best coverage is from long-time sportswriter A.J. Carr:Â “Wolfpack Knocks Off Deacons” (News and Observer)
For a moment, let your imagination run rampant.
Picture the No. 10 ranked team in the ACC beating the No. 7 ranked team in the nation. Envision N.C. State guard Farnold Degand out scoring Wake Forestâ€™s player-of-the-year candidate Jeff Teague. Close your eyes and see Brandon Costner going on a scoring spree.
All that and more happenedÂ Wednesday night at the RBC Center, where the Wolfpack emerged from the depths of the conference to conquer Wake 82-76.
In my book, Carr is the best scribe the N&O has and it is good to see him back covering the Wolfpack.Â I first met him in the late spring of 1974, when I was in the seventh grade and he was kind enough to bat tennis balls back and forth with me and regale me with tales of my heros, Thompson, Towe, Burleson, Rivers and Spence.Â There’s not much A. J. hasn’t seen in the ACC, and his write-up gives the Pack their due.
Joe Ovies of 850 The Buzz posted some great player interviews in their write-up of the game.
The AP chimes in with “Wake’s second-half rally falls short as NC State prevails” (ESPN)
Three days after squandering an 18-point lead with 13 minutes remaining, North Carolina State was in nearly the same position again.
This time, they held on for the win.
Let’s hope that these are signs of future things to come.