In this entry from yesterday the N&O’s Chip Alexander made reference to a situation that happened in State’s loss to Wake Forest – the Wolfpack’s 8th in a row – over the weekend.
Alexander was piggy-backing some comments that were made in “Observations” Charlotte Observer on Sunday that said the following:
When N.C. State inbounded the ball with four seconds left on the shot clock in front of the Wolfpack bench, no coach warned the team that there was so little time left. N.C. State cluelessly passed the ball around the perimeter a few times, then the buzzer sounded four seconds later
Despite a claim from “IBACKTHEPACK” on Pack Pride that this account was incorrect and that the coaches did make the players aware of the shot clock, a few other posters supported the account.
Just back from Wake, was sitting directly behind the band with my Wake Wacko friends, directly behind our goal for the 2nd half. Looked directly down into the corner with our bench.
So Wake knocked the ball out of bounds, we inbound back into with 4 seconds on the shot clock….Costner to Ferguson after the inbounds……nobody on on the court, the bench, the asst coaches, or Lowe pointed out the fact that there were only 4 seconds left to get shot off prior to the inbounds pass, and nobody pointed this out during the play. Of course, Ferguson is still dribling with the shot clock goes off, Wake gets the ball and scores…..this is totally unacceptable that from Lowe down to the assistants, the players on the bench, the trainers, the players on the court, absolutely nobody pointed this out……and of course the Wake fans were not going to point it out. if this is a sign of what’s going on with our team and has been going on with our team…something needs to change.
can give you you at least 10 witnesses, 2 state folks 8 wake folks, within 5-7 yards of the play that will verify that absolutely nobody, nobody at all, pointed out that only 4 seconds were left on the shot clock prior to the inbounds play….it was a total cluster f***
In the end…does it really matter whose account is more accurate? If the bench did make the players aware of the situation what does it say about the players blatantly ignoring and not listening to the staff.