Old MacDonald Had a Farm. Pack wins!

When we hongry we eat. Pack beats Aztecs 79-65, advance to Round of 32, await winner of Georgetown/Belmont.


Getting into the NCAA tournament is the hard part for North Carolina State.

Winning a first game? Not that difficult, apparently.

Richard Howell doubled his average with 22 points, and 11th-seeded North Carolina State used its muscle inside and sticky defense to upset San Diego State 79-65 on Friday in a second-round East Regional game.

Box Score (ESPN)

More to come.

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174 Responses to Old MacDonald Had a Farm. Pack wins!

  1. WeAreCured 03/16/2012 at 2:33 PM #



  2. JT 03/16/2012 at 2:34 PM #

    hells yeah!

  3. Rick 03/16/2012 at 2:34 PM #

    We are looking like a tough out

  4. cooldrip 03/16/2012 at 2:35 PM #

    Played like a team that belonged; you would’ve thought we were the six seed. Basically controlled the second half, absorbed their runs and never looked anything but completely confident and in control. Love the way this team has come together. GO PACK!!!

  5. LRM 03/16/2012 at 2:36 PM #

    Go Belmont!

  6. Rick 03/16/2012 at 2:36 PM #

    It is a different game with out ACC refs and the blew floppers

  7. elvislives 03/16/2012 at 2:37 PM #

    Howell was the difference

  8. Sweet jumper 03/16/2012 at 2:39 PM #

    Thanks Gott. You came to State when seemingly no one else wanted the job. You took Sid’s recruits, picked up a 5th year grad student/athlete, hired a great group of assistants, got the team in shape, coached them up, recruited 3 Burger Boys for your second year, made the NCAAT and won your first round game as an 11 seed. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I look forward to the next few years. Go Pack!!

  9. wufpup76 03/16/2012 at 2:39 PM #

    Painful listening to the SDSU postgame presser.

    Glad it’s not us!

  10. SqlWolf 03/16/2012 at 2:39 PM #

    ACC needs to consider offering these refs a contract. I just worry they’ll get “trained” on “tendencies” and the end result is no better.

  11. wufpup76 03/16/2012 at 2:41 PM #

    Just to be safe on the karma side, I hope we at least say we’re not pleased with CJW’s late slam.

    Still, God bless the lad.

  12. km 03/16/2012 at 2:43 PM #

    WAY TO GO PACK!!!!
    20+ wins
    2 wins in the ACC tournament
    NCAA Tournament bid
    (at LEAST) 1 NCAA tournament WIN
    Excellent first season Coach Gottfried!
    EXCELLENT play Wolfpack team!

  13. km 03/16/2012 at 2:45 PM #

    EAT IT haters!

  14. Sweet jumper 03/16/2012 at 2:46 PM #

    Kudos to the refs. I think they called a good game. They were fair both ways and they were consistent on charge/block situations. I told my wife 10 mins into the first half that I will not be complaining about the refs if we lose this game. This is how basketball is meant to be played and officiated.

  15. wufpup76 03/16/2012 at 2:46 PM #

    Henson out today. Let’s go Vermont!

  16. Rick 03/16/2012 at 2:47 PM #

    Honestly, this systems has turned out better than I would have ever dreamed

  17. elvislives 03/16/2012 at 2:49 PM #

    ^ And also how basketball games are played/coached to be won – by not putting yourself in a position to let the referee’s calls determine the final score.

  18. Sweet jumper 03/16/2012 at 2:50 PM #

    Howell is giving a great interview.

  19. Rick 03/16/2012 at 2:50 PM #

    NCSU 13 – SDSU 17
    NCSU 21 – SDSU 14

    But this makes sense since we go down low and they shoot threes.

  20. wufpup76 03/16/2012 at 2:50 PM #

    Howell gives props to Painter for picking him up when he got in foul trouble. That’s great chemistry.

  21. Rick 03/16/2012 at 2:51 PM #

    FSU St Bonnie game is fun to watch so far. Both teams playing hard

  22. wufpup76 03/16/2012 at 2:51 PM #

    St. Bona doing pretty much anything they want early against FSU.

  23. Rick 03/16/2012 at 2:52 PM #

    Is the interview on the radio?

  24. Sweet jumper 03/16/2012 at 2:53 PM #


  25. Sweet jumper 03/16/2012 at 2:56 PM #

    Gott is giving love to the State fans now for their passion and support.
    “We’ve got great, great Wolfpack fans. Not many places have that.”

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