We are just past the half-way mark in the Wolfpack’s 2012-2013 ACC Basketball season. While the season hasn’t gone quite as swimmingly as we all would’ve liked, things could be a lot worse.
Sheesh! How weird is it that things have changed so much where we can accurately characterize a Wolfpack performance that is ranked #17 in the RPI (having played the 8th toughest schedule in the country) as not going so well?
The six day break before Saturday’s home game against Virginia Tech kind of feels like a ‘mid-season break’ and provides an opportunity for the team and fans to catch our breath. It also times itself well to help Lorenzo Brown get back to 100% healthy. As we turn this page towards the stretch run, I am hoping that Coach Gottfried realizes that he actually has (at least) a seven man rotation instead of the exhausting six man rotation to which he had previously been so married. (Newsflash — we could play Jordan Vandenberg more strategically and potentially expand to a limited eight man rotation. I just hope that Gottfried doesn’t have to have an injury to a post player to have the realization like unfortunately had to happen to show everyone that Tyler Lewis should’ve been getting more playing time).
The final seven games on the schedule also provides a catalyst to kick the season back into gear as every remaining game is winnable, with the toughest test of the home stretch coming on February 23rd’s visit to North Carolina.
It looks like the good folks at NC State also used the six day break to get ‘re-freshed’. The video below updates State’s introduction video with highlights from this season.