NC STATE vs MIAMI Preview (Part Deux)

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Yes my fellow Wolfpackers, it’s that time again, please stop breathing so loud and pass me the aspirin. It’s time to discover if the good guys are able to shake off another Temple-of-Doom-heart-ripped-out-through-their-chests last second loss and muster up enough to beat the hapless Canes or will they suffer from another Hangover. We all remember the effort put forth 3 days after the Syracuse game down in Clemson, while Miami is not Clemson and the game is in Raleigh there is the very real probability the boys in red simply won’t have the heart to compete and turn one loss into two, maybe more.

Time: 12:00
TV: ACC Network
Announcers: Tim Brandt, Cory Alexander

Recap of last meeting:

ACC leading scorer T.J. Warren scored 19 of his 27 points in the second half to help lead NC State to a 56-55 win over Miami on Saturday.

Ralston Turner scored 16 of his 17 points in the first half for NC State (15-8, 5-5), which was won four of five.

Rion Brown’s 20 points led Miami (11-12, 2-8), which dropped to 0-6 in conference home games.

Miami’s Raphael Akpejiori had a chance to tie the game at the free-throw line with 3.5 seconds left. He had grabbed an offensive rebound following a miss by Manu Lecomte, who scored 13 points.

Akpejiori, who was 4 for 4 from the line this season, made the first and missed the second.

The rebound was corralled by Kyle Washington, who missed both free throws and Brown’s three-quarter heave was well short.

NC State shot 37.8 percent from the field (17 for 45) including 7 for 20 from behind the 3-point arc and sank 15 of 20 from the free-throw line. Miami, which came into the game shooting under 40 percent from the floor, shot 33.3 percent (17 for 51) for the game and 28.6 percent (8 for 28) in the second half.

So what’s been going on since the Pack took a trip to Miami 3 weeks ago and escaped with a 56-55 victory that quite possibly could have been another last second loss when Kyle Washington was shockingly not called for a foul on Rion Brown’s 3/4 court heave?

Well the Pack has gone 2-3, beating up on Wake Forest and VT and had heartbreaking loses to Syracuse and UNC with a crushing defeat at Clemson where the original hangover began. Also, TJ Warren has had three +30 point games. Miami has gone 3-2, winning @FSU, Notre Dame, and BC while losing @VT (How? How do you ever lose to this VT team?) and @UVA.

If you need a refresher of the Miami roster then check out my first preview of them here.

So let’s take a look at each team’s conference only tempo free stats.

Want to know the difference between Miami and NC State? Not a heck of a lot. Besides Miami not having (who should be but won’t) ACC POY TJ Warren, the only 2 things that stand out between these 2 teams is Defensive Rebounding and Sending the opposition to the Free Throw Line. One contributing to the other. What do I mean? The Pack’s inability to get a defensive rebound leads to multiple opportunities for their opponents take shots. Many offensive rebounds happen right around the basket. Why isn’t the Pack getting the rebound? Well they are either trying to block a shot they can’t possibly block and thus are out of position or they aren’t boxing out and are thus out of position. When the opposition gets an offensive rebound under the basket that usually leads to a quick put back attempt. When that happens the Pack is usually trying to block a shot they can’t possibly block which is likely to end up fouling the opposition.

NOT SO FUN FACT
NC State has lost 3 games this season by 1 point. Can you guess which ones?

ADVANTAGES

At least we’ve got Offensive Rebounding going for us.


So they can’t score but that’s okay, the Pack will give them as many chances as it takes until they do.

PREDICTION
KenPom thinks the Pack will win by 4. What do I think? I think if I could predict the outcome of games I wouldn’t be doing this.

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  • #43335

    1.21 Jigawatts
    Keymaster

    Yes my fellow Wolfpackers, it’s that time again, please stop breathing so loud and pass me the aspirin. It’s time to discover if the good guys are abl
    [See the full post at: NC STATE vs MIAMI Preview (Part Deux)]

    #43336

    MrPlywood
    Participant

    Pack by 7. 71-64.

    #43337

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    Overhead this…

    But… Pop…Do we have to watch the State game??

    HELL YES… either that or you have to go clean your room and dishes for a week.
    NOW Shut UP… you’re gonna learn something….

    Just don’t pay any attention to some guy named Ric…. who’s always complaining about the referees…

    -- bill.onthebeach
    #43338

    graywolf
    Participant

    I think two outcomes are possible. We come out pissed as Hell and blow the U out of the water or we have an emotional hangover and lose by 7-10 pts. Your guess is as good as mine.

    #43346

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    Ref watching time at noon. Got it.

    #43348

    MP
    Participant

    By my count based on the tables: advantage UM 5, NCSU 4, and ACC junta 2. Sounds ominous.

    #43350

    pakfanistan
    Participant

    Overhead this…

    But… Pop…Do we have to watch the State game??

    HELL YES… either that or you have to go clean your room and dishes for a week.<br>
    NOW Shut UP… you’re gonna learn something….

    “Being an NC State fan builds character son, you don’t want to be one of those bandwagoning UNC/Yankees/Lakers/Cowboys fans do you?

    "I want my ten dollars!" -Abraham Lincoln
    #43351

    StateFans
    Keymaster

    Isn’t it funny how at a time that we’re all arguing about bad officiating we are heading into a game vs Miami. Anyone remember the last time they visited?

    Link

    #43353

    pakfanistan
    Participant

    I don’t remember anybody arguing about bad officiating.

    "I want my ten dollars!" -Abraham Lincoln
    #43354

    PapaWolf
    Participant

    We’ve lost three by a point, we’ve won three by one shot. (Det +3, GT +2, U +1)
    Relax friends, this game does not matter. We got our NIT slot locked up solid.

    #43356

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    This was the game this season where we got a break, in that KW’s insane body check on the Miami desperation heave wasn’t whistled.

    #43358

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    I’m also going to suggest that we have this be our more normal, whimsical, gallows humor-y game thread. No individual pissing contests, please. There’s more than enough of that in several other, now unreadable threads.

    Actually, I think I will insist instead of suggest. Such are my Stalin-ish moderator powers. Da.

    #43359

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    I heard where if we host an NIT game, which is very likely, the game will be at Reynolds as the PNC arena is hosting the NCAAs. This is actually great, as nobody would have shown up at the arena anyways. Could be a packed house at Reynolds.

    #43360

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    There’s more than enough of that in several other, now unreadable threads.

    Amen.

    And yes, they are completely unreadable.

    #43361

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    I heard where if we host an NIT game, which is very likely, the game will be at Reynolds as the PNC arena is hosting the NCAAs. This is actually great, as nobody would have shown up at the arena anyways. Could be a packed house at Reynolds.

    I went to the Marist NIT game several years back (in Reynolds). It was indeed a very cool experience.

    #43374

    bill.onthebeach
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    Mods….

    Can we have two game threads today??

    One for Ric and whoever wants to hang over there…
    And one for EVERYBODY else….

    There’s enough stress and frustration in life with or without #NCSTATESH%T….
    There’s no room left for #SFNSH%T.

    -- bill.onthebeach
    #43375

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    From South Beach…

    Currently 80 degrees with a few high clouds…
    Estimated Attendance at basketball game < 3,000

    http://www.weather.com/weather/today/USFL0706:1

    ————–

    GOTT & Company and our young kids better have brought their own ‘energy and enthusiasm’
    otherwise they’re gonna feel like they’re playing an early season 2A game in Faison or Graham.

    That said… I am sure ya’ll will all join me watching closely to see….
    “Who wants to be the LEADER OF THE PACK! today”

    —————

    In the second half….after we GOTT a twenty point lead….
    ANTHONY v. LeCompte could be entertaining….
    kinda like watching grease on grease….

    -- bill.onthebeach
    #43376

    pakfanistan
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    Mods….

    Can we have two game threads today??

    One for Ric and whoever wants to hang over there…
    And one for EVERYBODY else….

    jigga what?

    "I want my ten dollars!" -Abraham Lincoln
    #43377

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    #43380

    pakfanistan
    Participant

    Let’s predict some stuff, just for fun.

    NC State shoots 70% from the line, Miami’s FTR will be 1.5x NC States.

    Somebody on Miami with have 4+ 3s, somebody for Miami will either have 10+ rebounds OR we will be out rebounded by at least 5 rebounds.

    "I want my ten dollars!" -Abraham Lincoln
    #43381

    wufpup76
    Participant

    It’s not Stalin-cat, but it is Lenin cat … for Bjd

    Gallows humor? Let’s do it

    Borrowing a line (kinda) from Lenin himself – ‘Any Cat should be able to run a team’

    Ba dum tishhhhhh

    #43382

    SaccoV
    Participant

    Two players for Miami will have their career highs in points.

    #43383

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Lenin Cat! Doesn’t get much better than that, comrades.

    #43384

    wufpup76
    Participant

    Wow black uni’s today … that’s always worked out for us in the past

    #43385

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    … cute Paky…. can you pump some sound in behind that pic…

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    Astute roundball observers will be watching this closely this afternoon.

    Miami’s NoName Bigs are as rough and tough as they come.

    Our Bigs… had their best combined effort just three nights ago.

    This will determine the outcome of the game.
    unless somebody else on either side has a career game.

    CUZ gets his twenty….
    Otherwise… The guards on both sides are more or less evenly matched.
    —————-
    Hull, Kelly & Anderson are the zebras…
    please pass that over to the OTHER GAME THREAD…

    -- bill.onthebeach
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