Anyone who cares anymore is thoroughly embarrassed (again) after Saturday’s egg laying exercise in Blacksburg; the problem is that fewer and fewer people actually care anymore about something that is so irrelevant.
We just don’t have the energy or desire to chronicle Saturday’s defeat, so we encourage you to look around our message boards for various threads or you can even see how we struggled through the day by reviewing our Twitter feed.
This link will take you to a conversation about the ACC’s projected bowl line-up.
On the good news front, NC State defeated Austin-Peay by seven points last night on the hardwood to advance to 3-0 before tonight’s match-up with SEC doormat, Auburn. The Wolfpack used the same formula from Friday’s game against Akron – play well early and then hold on late as our court awareness and guard play seemed to deteriorate in the second half.
Once again, N.C. State produced a suffocating first-half defensive performance. Once again, the Wolfpack found itself clinging to a lead late. Saturday, Austin Peay got within four points with a minute to go before the Wolfpack hung on for a 66-59 win.
N.C. State is the only undefeated team left in the Glenn Wilkes Classic, which means a win over Auburn on Sunday would secure the outright tournament championship for the Wolfpack. (A loss would still give N.C. State a share of the title.)
Tracy Smith led N.C. State with 16 points, Dennis Horner added 10 of his 15 in the second half and Javi Gonzalez had eight assists for the Wolfpack (3-0).
Friday against Akron, N.C. State held the Zips to 9-for-28 shooting in the first half to take a 22-point halftime lead. Saturday, the Wolfpack held the Governors to 7-for-20 shooting for a 16-point lead
Some people have wondered how important Farnold Degand is to this team, and I think the poor ball-handling and guard play we’ve seen at the end of the last couple of games speaks to Degand’s importance. We need as many good free throw shooting ball-handlers as possible on the floor.
Today is NFL day, and we tweeted earlier in the week that Philip Rivers’ Chargers have a big one in Denver against a Bronco franchise that he traditionally owns. (Link)
Since it is football day, we thought you would enjoy the following inside look at the Cowboys new stadium in Dallas. I was supposed to attend the Panthers’ Monday night visit to Dallas in September but had to miss it.
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