After this weekend, only tournament basketball remains. The second most exciting stretch of the year for sports fans (after the NFL playoffs) is about to begin in earnest.
Unlike last year, NC State still has a pulse and something to play for. Remember last year’s soul-crushing ACCT loss to the Canes? Or how about last year’s regular season finale? We should be able to at least top those performances today.
Miami comes into the game after a baffling, bed-shitting loss at Georgia Tech – in a game they had to win to lock up an NCAAT bid. Now, the Canes have to beat us and win at least 1 (probably 2) ACCT games to make the dance. Will they come out focused, or disheartened? I haven’t followed this team closely enough to hazard a guess. It is Jack McClinton’s senior day, coming off a horrid performance against the Jackets that likely cost him first team all-ACC honors.
According to the N&O, Courtney Fells will make the trip, but remains a game-time decision.