Thanks to the resurgent Orange (and to Wake for beating Duke earlier in the week), NC State is now poised to earn the ACCT 7 seed with a win today. That would leave us likely playing #10 Miami on Thursday, followed by the aforementioned Orange on Friday. Unfortunately, unless #6 Clemson or #11/14 Wake/BC show MUCH more than I expect…Duke would await on Saturday. And State needs to make it to Sunday in order to have a shot at a dance invite.
But…first things first. Boston College is locked in as the #14 seed, and with good reason (they’ve sucked, just not VPI-level sucked). But they do have one very good player (Olivier Hanlon), and did win at Syracuse. We need to see lots of Hipster Cat today, hopefully locking OH down and leading us to an easy victory.
A loss would leave State at #9, and a Thursday game against a confident Maryland team. Let’s not think too much about that.