Your “Unbreak My Heart” Wake Forest Open Thread

DSJslam

The Pack (14-11, 3-9 ACC) travels to Winston-Salem today to take on Wake Forest (14-10, 5-7 ACC).

Since the last time we lost to Wake 3 weeks ago we’ve managed to go 1-4, beating a then reeling Duke team; then falling the last four times out in succession.  It’s been a difficult few weeks to be a State fan, to be sure.  And I don’t think many of us are expecting the turnaround to happen at this point.

AlreadyDeadSimpsons

As such (and with all due apologies to Toni Braxton)…..

I’m getting a late start today so this is gonna be light on content/opinion (suuuuurrre, the late start….that’s the reason….it’s totally not the apathy).

But here, have some links/quotes….

Pack Plays at Wake Forest on Saturday (GoPack.com)

Pack Tracks
– NC State fell to #14/15 Florida State, 95-71, on Wednesday evening. Senior guard Terry Henderson led three Pack players in double figures with 17 points. Abdul-Malik Abu and Maverick Rowan each added 16 points.
– Dennis Smith, Jr., was named ACC Freshman of the Week for the third time this season on Monday. Smith opened the week with his second triple-double of the season, scoring 13 points, passing out 15 assists and grabbing 11 rebounds vs. Syracuse. He is just the fourth player in ACC history to record two triple-doubles in a single-season and is the first player in ACC history to register both triple-doubles against an ACC opponent.
 Dennis Smith, Jr, is averaging 18.8 points per game and 6.92 assists per game. His assists per game average would be the highest for an ACC freshman since Georgia Tech’s Kenny Anderson averaged 8.1 apg., in the 1990-91 season.
– In the last six games, junior forward Abdul-Malik Abu is averaging 16.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest. He is shooting 60.3 percent from the field (41-of-68) and has shot at least 60 percent from the field in four of the six games.

Basketball Gameday: Wake Forest vs. NC State (WakeForestSports.com)

DEACS LOOK FOR SEASON SWEEP OF THE WOLFPACK
• Wake Forest hosts NC State Saturday, looking to sweep both regular season meetings with the Wolfpack for the first time since 2004-05
• Having already swept the season series with Boston College, the Deacs look to record two season sweeps in the same season since 2008-09 (Boston College and Clemson)
• Wake is 8-3 at home this season, averaging 86.8 points per game and shooting 49.5 percent from the floor, 42.3 percent from three and 78.3 percent from the line at the LJVM Coliseum

SERIES HISTORY
• NC State leads the series 141-104 (Wake leads 45-30 at home, including 21-6 at LJVM)
• Wake Forest’s 104 wins over the Wolfpack are its most against any opponent
• The Deacs have won the last four meetings in Winston-Salem

THE FIRST MEETING
• Wake defeated NC State 93-88 on Jan. 21 in Raleigh, its first win at PNC Arena since 2005
• The win snapped the Deacs’ 25-game ACC road losing streak
John Collins had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead Wake Forest
• The Deacs shot 29-33 from the free throw line, including 23-26 in the second half

LAST TIME OUT
• Wake Forest suffered an 88-81 loss at Notre Dame on Tuesday night
John Collins had 24 points and 14 rebounds for his third straight double-double
Bryant Crawford had 19 points and five assists

NC State at Wake Forest

 Tipoff: Saturday, February 11, 12noon

Coverage: RSN Affilliates (FoxSportsSouth locally)

Go Pack!!!!!

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  • #117066

    Wufpacker
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    The Pack (14-11, 3-9 ACC) travels to Winston-Salem today to take on Wake Forest (14-10, 5-7 ACC). Since the last time we lost to Wake 3 weeks ago we’v
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    #117067

    Fastback68
    Participant

    Saturday, high noon and not on TV here. Feels like football season.

    #117068

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Completely forgot to wish everyone a Happy Freaking Valentine’s Day…which was the whole reason for the Unbreak My Heart thing. Sheesh, I need some caffeine.

    #117069

    Adventuroo
    Participant

    Locally, (Raleigh area), TWC has it on Fox Sports South HD. Channel 318. Not certain if it should be watched live or taped or just ignored.

    The “writers” say that Ken Pom has it around 13 in favor of WFU with WFU in the mid 90’s.

    WRAL reported that BJ traveled with team. No input as to whether he is still on suspension and will be a Cheerleader or a Player.

    No comments as to WHAT precipitated the suspension. DW still thinks it was a Gott Temper Tantrum, similar to last year with Lutz, when the reality of the situation sunk in.

    #117071

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Wake should never be 13 points favoured against ANYBODY. Even State.

    #117072

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    With this season’s WolfPack…. It’s anybody’s guess as to who shows up and plays well and who doesn’t…

    GOTT to watch the game to see…

    Hopefully coaching and zebras will NOT be factors in the outcome…

    Regardless…. LET”S GO WOLFPACK!!!

    #OverTwentyYearsCheating?
    #117073

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    oh, we are definitely Wolpfack this season. But still…we cover today, and could easily win. Wake is a shower, as the Brits would say.

    Everton drew at Boro, so I’m already in kind of a bad mood. So our tipoff comes at an ideal time of day.

    #117074

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    anyone who doesn’t have this on local teevee box should try streaming via Fox Sports Go.

    #117075

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    In stripes at the Joel today…

    Ayers, Cloderty and Armstrong….

    #OverTwentyYearsCheating?
    #117076

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    We defend the backdoor worse than is seen at a Fire Island rave after-party.

    #117077

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    It’s appears that our Defense either didn’t make the trip to WS or is waiting to make a late appearance…

    #OverTwentyYearsCheating?
    #117078

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Bad pickup game, redux.

    #117079

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    I’ll say this much…Wake is shit. If they really make the dance, I shall have them out first round in every single bracket.

    #117080

    VaWolf82
    Keymaster

    Defense either didn’t make the trip to WS

    If this was the military, State’s defense would be officially MIA.

    #117081

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    After 5 and 1/2 minutes…

    PACK has 8pts – 4 fouls – 3 tos – 4 rebounds…

    blah, blah, blah…

    Too early to POP!!!

    #OverTwentyYearsCheating?
    #117082

    VaWolf82
    Keymaster

    If they really make the dance

    I suspect they’ll go into the ACCT with at least a chance at the NCAAT. But it might not be a very good chance.

    #117083

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    If they really make the dance

    I suspect they’ll go into the ACCT with at least a chance at the NCAAT. But it might not be a very good chance.

    Maybe we will get them on Tuesday and knock ’em out. Nut punch Karma.

    #117084

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    We are soooooo predictable

    #117085

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    bill.onthebeach wrote:

    Defense either didn’t make the trip to WS

    If this was the military, State’s defense would be officially MIA.

    check that Tony, KIA, not MIA…

    It’s pretty safe to say… Anyone expecting to see defense this Spring needs to head over to Spring Baseball or Football practice….

    We ain’t GOTT it on the hardwood…

    #OverTwentyYearsCheating?
    #117086

    VaWolf82
    Keymaster

    We are soooooo predictable

    Isn’t that usually assumed when you’re talking about teams that suck?

    #117087

    VaWolf82
    Keymaster

    check that Tony, KIA, not MIA…

    I stand corrected.

    #117088

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    womp womp

    #117089

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    on pace for like 40 points, against the 3rd worst defense in the league…

    #117090

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    Our offense ain’t exactly burning the nets today either…

    After 11 minutes 36% FGM and 10pts, plus 5 TOs…

    #OverTwentyYearsCheating?
    #117091

    TheAliasTroll
    Participant

    Watching this game is making me nauseous.

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