The Wolfpack moves on to Atlanta tonight for a 7pm tip time vs Georgia Tech. You can check here throughout the day for previews of the game.
Today will be the last time that we wallow in happiness from Saturday, but we needed to memorialize more of the applause that Sidney Lowe’s Wolfpack earned for the win. Please scroll through our front page for numerous
* Dick Vitale called the Wolfpack his “Team of the Week” and Sidney Lowe as his “Coach of the Week” (Link)
TEAM OF THE WEEK: North Carolina State
Sidney Lowe had to be proud of his Wolfpack after back-to-back wins over teams that were leading the ACC at the time of their game. First came a stunner at Virginia Tech, followed by a big victory over Roy Williams’ Tar Heels.
COACH OF THE WEEK: Sidney Lowe, NC State
Most prognosticators figured the Wolfpack would contender for the basement in the ACC. Engin Atsur has been sidelined for much of the season. Andrew Brackman opted for baseball. NC State stunned Virginia Tech and North Carolina and let me tell you, Lowe is going to be a star down in Raleigh. He has a cool demeanor and he will get the job done.
* Sports Illustrated also named the Pack “Team of the Week”. (Link)
* So did The Sporting News (Link)
Can’t say I saw this coming. That would be a lie. But what I did see way back in November, when NC State came back to beat Michigan in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, was a team that had plenty of heart, desire and passion, and believed in everything its first-year coach said.
Every game will still be a struggle for the Wolfpack, but be certain about this: NC State won’t be an easy out under Sidney Lowe. This week, the Wolfpack became the headline team in The Triangle — and with UNC and Duke as competitors, that’s something to savor.