Your “something something Thomas Jefferson something something” UVa Open Thread

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There’s also a joke in there about forced carnal relations with one’s slaves, in spite of the “All Men Created Equal” stuff.

Meh.

Hey, Didya See This?????

Road win in ATL. Not bad. So what if we turned a 14 pt lead into a shot for them to win it at the end. Baby Steps. They missed.

 

NC State edges GT, ends 7-game losing streak (SalisburyPost.com)

ATLANTA (AP) — North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried finally got the win he’s been looking for.

It came too late to save his job going into next season, but Gottfried was proud of the team’s effort.

“I think what’s happened is our guys have just continued to hang in there,” Gottfried said. “Our practices have been phenomenal. We’ve had great enthusiasm, great energy.”

Terry Henderson scored 21 points, Dennis Smith Jr. added 18 points and N.C. State dealt a blow to Georgia Tech’s slim NCAA Tournament hopes with a 71-69 victory on Tuesday night.

It was the second game for the Wolfpack (15-14, 4-12 Atlantic Coast Conference) since the school announced Gottfried won’t return for a seventh season as coach. N.C. State snapped a seven-game losing streak.

“We want to send him out on a good note,” Smith said. “He deserves it.”

Pack Withstands Georgia Tech Rally to Secure Road Win (GoPack.com)

With the win, NC State improved to 15-14 on the season, 4-12 in the ACC, while Georgia Tech fell to 16-12, 7-8 in the ACC.

NC State led 63-50 with 2:20 to play and still led by nine, 68-59, with 36 seconds to go, but the Yellow Jackets mounted one final rally, closing to within 70-69 on a three-pointer with four seconds to play. Dennis Smith, Jr., connected on one free throw to put the Pack up two and NC State secured the win as Georgia Tech’s last second three-pointer bounced off the rim.

NC State did not trail after the first five minutes of the game. The Pack was down 6-4 before going on an 8-0 run to take a 12-6 lead. Georgia Tech would close within one, 19-18, with 7:47 left in the first half, but NC State responded with a 10-2 run to take a 29-20 lead with 5:21 to go in the first half. Terry Henderson scored eight consecutive points for the Pack during the run.

The Pack entered the halftime locker room with the momentum as NC State scored the final four points of the opening 20 minutes courtesy of a lob to Ted Kapita from Markell Johnson and a heads-up steal and lay-up from Maverick Rowan to go into the break with a 39-30 lead.

UVa at NC State

Tipoff: Saturday, February 25, 12noon

Venue:  PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC

TV:  ESPN

Pack’s energy key in UVa matchup (TechnicianOnline.com)

The NC State men’s basketball team is set to face the Virginia Cavaliers Saturday at noon in PNC Arena after defeating the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Tuesday, 71-69.

The Wolfpack (15-14, 4-12 ACC) snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Yellow Jackets. NC State dominated two surprising categories in the matchup: rebounds and second-chance points. The Pack won the glass battle 40-28 and second chances 14-5.

State led for the majority of the game, as the Jackets only lead was by two just 30 seconds in. The Pack had some shaky moments but controlled the game until the last couple of minutes. NC State’s largest lead was 14 with 3:09 left in the game, then Tech cooked a furious comeback that fell just short with a 3-pointer bouncing off the rim as the clock expired, yielding a Pack victory.

NC State mustered its second road victory of the season and its first win since Jan. 23.

Furthermore, the Cavaliers (18-9, 8-7 ACC) are searching for their first win in quite some time. Virginia is currently on a four-game losing streak, dropping games to Virginia Tech, Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and Miami.

The Cavs have struggled over the past four games, as well as the entire season with offense. Over the past four games, Virginia has scored a combined 222 points, an average of 55.5 per game. In UVa’s loss to Miami, the Cavaliers managed just 48 points, and that’s including a five-minute overtime period.

The Cavaliers are ranked 301st nationally in scoring offense. To put that mark into perspective, schools like Prairie View A&M University, California Polytechnic State University and Morgan State University rank higher in scoring offense.

For what the Cavaliers lack in offense, they make up for in lockdown defense. Virginia is ranked No. 1 and No. 20 nationally in scoring defense and opponent field-goal percentage, respectively. Head coach Tony Bennett’s team, while not flashy or high-scoring, gets the job done, year in, year out.

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    Wufpacker
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    There’s also a joke in there about forced carnal relations with one’s slaves, in spite of the “All Men Created Equal” stuff. Meh. – Hey, Didya See Thi
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    #118977

    Adventuroo
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    When I saw “Tom Jefferson”, I KNEW that there was a “Slave and Relations” punchline. I was reminded that we have historians and media that can totally trace and follow DNA and know exactly WHOM and WHERE every one of TJ’s little “OPPS” are and how that impacted him and what it also did to his psyche regarding “relations between different ethnic species”. Yet these same learned individuals and media can’t even find critical data on certain candidates in today’s digital society.

    Does make you wonder about the intelligence of the talking heads and the folks with “trusted sources” and their opinions.

    Hope that the burst of energy against GT will be rekindled against UVA. Also hope that we (and I am GOING….despite some physical discomfort due to my recent procedure) the fans let BJ know how much he means to us and how we have appreciated his “Spirit of the Pack” influence.

    As to the SEARCH, IF we can survive for about 10 or so days longer….and the conference matches are completed, then there will be plenty of coaches that “are not going in the same direction as their programs will be”.

    THEN we will not be the ONLY game in town and some of the idiotic remarks SHOULD cease. BUT you never know…

    If you missed ORW’s comments about “Mushrooms” yesterday….bear in mind that he was referring to the PRESS (MEDIA) as the “CRAP” that was thrown on the Mushrooms….you gotta love ORW. The man without a clue…but does know BB….

    We will miss him when he is retired….

    #118981

    Fastback68
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    Thanks Wuf, sitting here with my daughter who is undecided. Played the State fight song for her. She got a hokie yes yesterday. Groan.

    Hope Anya plays.

    #118982

    TheAliasTroll
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    UVA on a 4 game skid.. we’re probably the perfect medicine for what’s ailing them.

    #118983

    rthomas44
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    I will not miss ORW anymore than I miss Dean. And I won’t miss Roo ,either.

    #118984

    TheCOWDOG
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    Wuf. Thanks for the Monticello memories. Ol’ Tom had a very interesting garden, and a really cool front porch. Free the tree!

    #118986

    Adventuroo
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    RThomas44,

    That’s not very nice. If you weren’t here, I personally would miss you.

    But, since I got “Chipped & Tuned” on Wednesday, I plan to be here for awhile. Energy levels are up.

    The ACC will not be the same without ORW and Mikey.

    Where else can you get this much entertainment for free?

    This year’s Wake County Coaches Caravan moves to Reynolds on April 27. If we do not have a new, to us, MBB coach by then,. Dr Randy will introduce Mega Degreed Bobby Lutz as Interim….Ad that is.

    Champions Club crowd is sparse today. Attendance will be interesting.

    #118989

    Wufpacker
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    Thanks Wuf, sitting here with my daughter who is undecided. Played the State fight song for her. She got a hokie yes yesterday. Groan.

    Hope Anya plays.

    Haha…I hope it helped.

    #118992

    BJD95
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    I once dated a (white) gal who went back to get her masters at UVA in African American studies. Believe it or not, it’s actually a quite difficult curriculum there.

    Once, I said to her as we passed the statue on campus, you really are a veritable “Daughter of Jefferson” aren’t you?? She was most assuredly NOT amused.

    Let’s kick some Slave F-cker U arse today!! I doubt we will, because Tony Bennett no doubt takes special pleasure in sticking it to Mark Gottfried. Plus, a disciplined defensive team against NC State = dumpster fire afternoon.

    But here we shall be, for the King of all Hippos, at the very least. And of course, to document the atrocities at worst, whilst hoping for a pleasant surprise. One never knows.

    #118993

    Wufpacker
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    Oh Christ…Gott’s mic’d up. This could be fun.

    #118994

    Wufpacker
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    Hey cool, so when we get archie we’ll have infiniti already in the fold.

    #118995

    tractor57
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    The game might be good but the coverage will be evil.

    #118996

    bill.onthebeach
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    Go Pack!!!

    Jones, Cassell and Covington is stripes today…

    #OverTwentyYearsCheating?
    #118997

    bill.onthebeach
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    BJ ANYA with the start….

    #OverTwentyYearsCheating?
    #118998

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    I demand a HippoHOOK!!

    #118999

    VaWolf82
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    Nice crowd shot at the first official TO. If by crowd, you mean empty red seats on the sidelines.

    #119000

    TheAliasTroll
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    Nice crowd shot at the first official TO. If by crowd, you mean empty red seats on the sidelines.

    yeah looked maybe half full.. what a depressing end to this season

    #119001

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    UVA esta merde

    #119002

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    PUT HIPPO BACK IN!!

    #119003

    Texpack
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    55 points wins this one even in 2OT.

    #119004

    tractor57
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    DSJ needs to sit.

    #119005

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    DSJ needs to sit.

    This is Markell’s team now.

    #119006

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    8-7 after TWO media timeouts. THRILLING

    #119007

    bill.onthebeach
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    This is Markell’s team now.

    Some of us said this back in early January….

    #OverTwentyYearsCheating?
    #119008

    Heelh8r
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    Is this what we get to see when we get our defensive guru?

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