=====> NC State basketball recruit and McDonald’s All-American Rodney Purvis scored 53 points last night in his final home basketball game as a high schooler.
=====> The N&O’s Joe Giglio has reported through his twitter account (@jpgiglio) that the ACC has moved Karl ‘Rabbit Ears’ Hess off of this scheduled appearance in the RBC Center for this week’s home tilt with Miami. He adds, “Ayers, Hull and Big Game Bernie set for Pack-The U on Wed. .. Hess was moved off the game.”
=====> Rush The Court had some relevant ACC Basketball articles in this entry.
=====> Brett Friedlander has 5 Questions for ACC fans to ponder today, including “Can N.C. State regroup from its wasted opportunities to finish strong?”
The Wolfpack could have ensured a spot in the NCAA bracket by finishing off Duke when it had the chance or beating nationally ranked Florida State or UNC in subsequent games last week. But it wasnâ€™t to be. Now coach Mark Gottfriedâ€™s team must win its final three regular-season games just to stay on the bubble. Itâ€™s a stretch that begins today on the road against an improving Clemson team that seems to be coming into its own with three wins in the last four games. Not only will State be hard-pressed to bounce back mentally from its recent disappointments, but its legs are also a question with one-time sharpshooter Scott Wood mired in a 3 for 22 slump over his last three games. Todayâ€™s game against the Tigers wonâ€™t stir the passion of fans the way Tuesdayâ€™s showdown with UNC did, but given the circumstances, itâ€™s the Wolfpackâ€™s most important game to date. It will be interesting to see how it responds.
=====> Detailed game notes for the Wolfpack’s big game at Clemson today are included here.