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