The Pack has had a week for Brown to heal up and get back into game shape. Hopefully it also gives Buckets and Purvis a chance to get mentally back in the game. Thanks to the ACC I have no desire to watch ACC basketball outside of the Pack so I have not seen VT play. I am assuming we will see another slow it down slug fest. I am expecting the Pack to end up 11-7 although after the last game I am a little concerned about that prediction.
I am going to go on a short rant here. The ACC needs to change the way it is reffing games. They need to stop this slow it down, grabbing, holding, painful to watch “defensive” style that seems to have taken hold in the ACC. You will not find a bigger basketball fan than I but, as I said, I do not watch ACC basketball because it is so boring. There is no need to change the rules, just call the rules that are in the books now. Stop the hand checking. Stop the hard hedging in which the forward rides the player to the midcourt line. Stop the grabbing when a player cuts (see Wood, Scott). Stop the sumo wrestling they allow for rebounds. My first and second grade teams play by the rules better than the ACC games.
By the way, did I mention it was boring? They are killing college basketball.