Avoiding Volmageddon Redux LiveBlog

Well, it can’t really be Volmageddon (name coming from the de facto last game of TOB era), since even a 70-point loss wouldn’t be a punishing death blow to the season. But Tennessee is a legit NCAAT-caliber team, and to beat them in Knoxville would definitely boost the Wolfpack resume.

Dan Dakich is announcing, so my TV might be muted most of the way. The first LiveBlog of the 2013-14 basketball season is 75 minutes away. Woohoo.

7:01 – Twenty seconds in, I already want to stab Dakich with my pen.

7:03 – Awesome, offensive rebound and a bucket.

7:04 – Frenchie Le Nard SWISHES two FT. My brain just melted. Then Cat makes it 6-0!

7:06 – After a nice swat, Vandy picks up two very quick fouls (and yes, they really were fouls). King Hippo in da house…and he really will FILL that sherbet vomit orange paint.

7:08 – KH swat leads to a break and 12-5 lead. Very good stuff.

7:16 – State leads wall-to-wall, Dakich only praises Vols.

7:17 – Three games on the bench have made KH very hungry, hungry indeed. His footwork defensively is fantastic.

7:20 – TN pressures the ball with WBS running things, but he breaks it easily and finds Turner for three.

7:21 – Le Nard money from the FT line? Le Nard money from the FT line. 4-4.

7:25 – Turner made one, then got a little greedy. But gotta like the Pack’s energy. Everybody who’s played is bringing it.

7:26 – Under 8 timeout, 23-15 State.

7:30 – More good D by KH.

7:31 – Buckets doing what Buckets does best. Silky smooth.

7:32 – Lucky call for us there. Definitely should have been a block on Barber. Dork alert in the stands. Not happy, that dork.

7:34 – Double your pleasure, 30-15.

7:40 – Mini run by UT, need to get a bucket fast.

7:41 – And we gets one.

7:42 – Give it up for KH AND Washington. They have been kicking some ass tonight.

7:44 – Ugh, moving screen = 3 fouls on Washington.

Your halftime score – NC State 37, Tennessee 20. Amazing performance.

8:04 – Huge three by Des pushes lead back to 40-24. Well done, the team has great composure tonight.

8:05 – Vandy a little out of sorts.

8:07 – Choppy start to the half.

8:11 – Lead down to 11 by the first media timeout. Not a great sign.

8:16 – Down to 8, and State is in trouble.

8:17 – KH with a silly foul 40 feet from the bucket.

8:18 – Cat has decided to take over. I approve.

8:20 – McRae is drinking Ralston Turner’s milkshake. And hard.

8:21 – Turner is pissing me off.

8:22 – The two teams’ energy is exactly reversed from the first half, and it’s showing on the scoreboard.

8:24 – Lead back to 10, but Vols already in the bonus.

8:26 – @VaWolf – sometimes I think Canada is perfect. Then I remember they inflicted Celine Dion upon the world…

8:29 – King Hippo to the rescue!!!

8:31 – 48-43, loooonnnnng way to go. Even by NC State standards, this would be a pretty epic bed shitting.

8:33 – I don’t have a good feeling about this one. We just have no energy or rhythm anymore.

8:36 – BUCKETS!!!!

8:37 – Turner needs to sit down for a bit. He’s bad on both ends.

8:39 – Cat feeds the VandenSLAM. Thank f-ck.

8:40 – VANDY!!!! I think this game has been very well-officiated. Maybe not an A, but B+. The lead is 7 under 4 minutes.

8:42 – Raise your hand if you thought this team could block 11 shots in a game against a legit opponent. Liars.

8:44 – I could kiss Buckets right now.

8:45 – Des does. Pack by 11!!!

8:46 – Will UT play hack a Le Nard?

8:47 – Think Buckets just broke their will.

8:48 – But that was a bad, no good, horrible turnover. Can’t have that shit.

8:50 – State showing no fear. Dakich doesn’t like it, but I do. Has he seen us shoot FTs??

8:51 – Buckets is the only guy I trust at the line. And he bricks it. Three UT shots, zero fall. The hay may be in the barn, kids.

8:53 – Pack bricks ALL THREE one-and-ones, and Vols only cut the lead to 9. Way too little, far too late.

8:54 – Another brainless turnover. Holy shitsnacks.

8:55 – Five State possessions. 1-5 FTs and we step out of bounds. UT finally makes a 3, lead down to 7. 25 secs left.

8:57 – FINALLY, Cat gets to the line and puts it away.

Your final score – NC State 65, Tennessee 58.

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  • #34398

    BJD95
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    Since I know VaWolf wants a song:

    #34399

    wilmwolf80
    Participant

    Dan Dickitch announcing = me listening to tunes while the game is on.

    #34400

    wufpup76
    Participant

    I’d prefer not to lose by 70 points though :)

    Talk about message board meltdown … holy moly

    #34401

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    This might be more Va’s speed…. :D

    #34402

    packpowerfan
    Participant

    In the spirit of Christmas, Anchorman 2, and these sweet muscle relaxers the doc has me on…Go F**k yourself, Tennessee.

    #34403

    packpowerfan
    Participant

    And a word to the wise: don’t EVER. EVER. EVER buy gifts from the Blue Crab Bay Company up here on ESVA. I could have bought my mom an XBox One with how expensive their crap dip mixes and other assorted ish are.

    #34404

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    LMAO, Wuf. And yes, PPF – muscle relaxers can be quite nice indeed. Especially in combo with a painkilla.

    #34405

    wufpup76
    Participant

    Unfortunately, Dakich isn’t lying when he says we haven’t beaten anyone.

    A real shame that our schedule fell apart like it did.

    #34406

    wufpup76
    Participant

    How bout those offensive boards? :)

    #34407

    wufpup76
    Participant

    Freeman 2-2 from the line!!!

    #34408

    wufpup76
    Participant

    V-berg two fouls … didn’t know we were playing a blue.

    #34409

    1.21 Jigawatts
    Keymaster

    Phantom Foul on Anya.

    #34410

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Nice little run there. If we can stay out of foul trouble down low we might be alright. Big IF there tho.

    #34411

    wufpup76
    Participant

    I really like the resolve to take it to the rim … aggression against an aggressive defense can work well.

    Anya no time for 3 straight games and now in early … hey, whatever works :)

    #34412

    1.21 Jigawatts
    Keymaster

    15:27 12-7 Pack
    Vandy with 2 fouls

    #34413

    wufpup76
    Participant

    Didn’t need that foul from Warren, though he gets a ton of garbage points that way … still, please don’t do it again!

    #34414

    PackFamily
    Participant

    We look like a different team tonight.

    #34415

    packpowerfan
    Participant

    Good Lord…how is Anya so big? With that speed all the food is already gone during the holidays.

    #34416

    wufpup76
    Participant

    If Barber hits that shot all year, then … good things

    #34417

    PackFamily
    Participant

    Barber is the fastest PG with the ball I have seen since Ty Lawson

    #34418

    wufpup76
    Participant

    Couple of poor decisions by Barber and he’s coming out

    #34419

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    We’re suddenly looking fairly crappy. Good thing they aren’t hitting uncontested 3′s.

    #34420

    1.21 Jigawatts
    Keymaster

    11:39 16-11 Pack

    #34421

    1.21 Jigawatts
    Keymaster

    I like the officiating so far, pretty consistent. Though it wouldn’t hurt them to call a few fouls on UT. ;)

    #34422

    Wufpacker
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    Texas up on Carolina 19-17 under 14 first half.

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