Hey You People. I’m back for another day of hosting the liveblog so let’s keep the positive mojo going today and take down the Canes.
No. 5 NC State vs. No. 1 Miami, 1:00 (NC State vs. Miami -2)
No. 7 Maryland vs. No. 3 North Carolina, 3:30 (Maryland vs. UNC -4)
Game 1: NC State/Miami
Refs: Jamie Luckie, Les Jones, Tim Nestor
15:49 – 5-0 Miami
09:26 – 16-5 Miami
07:26 – 21-10 Miami
03:20 – 32-20 Miami
HALFTIME 41-29 Miami
Scott Woo breathes life into this team in the final minute to close the lead but poor FT shooting prevents the Pack from getting it under 10. The question is can this carry over to the second half? Can the Pack stop Scott/Larkin from scoring at will? One minute of great play after 19 minutes of bad play isn’t going to cut it fellas.
15:59 – 46-35 Miami
11:45 – 50-44 Miami
07:49 – 58-48 Miami
03:45 – 71-57 Miami
FINAL 81-71 Miami
The Wolfpack just dug way too deep of a hole in the first half to win. They made a valiant effort to cut the lead to 6 in the second half but consecutive turnovers and empty scoring possessions allowed Miami to stretch the lead back out to double digits and win easily. Even with the career game by Durand Scott and the speed of their guards being faster than the Pack the game was winnable but you can’t expect to beat a Top 10 team with only 31 minutes of effort. I hope they remember this when they get to the big dance.
Game 2: Maryland/UNC
Refs: Brian Dorsey, King Karl, Ray Natili
I’m off to the park for some family fun time. You guys enjoy the game.