A lot of discussion in the comments section of our open thread related to the Wolfpack’s win on Saturday vs Georgia Tech. But, while we are on a good thing then lets not ignore some highlights and the game stories below.
The most prominent thing I gleaned from watching those reports – in addition to learning CJ Leslie shot 1 for 10 – was the attendance as evidenced by the empty seats in the RBC. It was a SATURDAY ACC game played at 2pm in the afternoon and the building didn’t look half full; it certainly didn’t have anything near its full student allotment.
I have noticed recently that there is a faction of NC State fans – and some lost media members – trying to position Coach Lowe for one more year on the Wolfpack bench. (I knew that Steve Martin wasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed…but this depth of ‘analysis’ makes me glad I penned this entry regarding the appropriateness of journalists trying to execute analysis when it clearly isn’t a strength of their profession.)
If you fall in this camp of ‘support’ for an individual over what is best for NC State, do yourself a favor and stop! Stop thinking that whatever you think is best is the right way to go and step back and look at the overall support of the program that is shriveling and dying right in front of you.
In the end, none of this subversive push for Sidney is going to matter. Both NC State’s and Coach Lowe’s lawyers have been engaged in negotiating the exit agreement for almost a month. Barring a late season miracle that may require more than winning the ACC Tournament, then we will all be moving into the next chapters our respective journeys next year.
Outside of Raleigh, this was the first weekend that I started paying attention to college basketball this season. The sport, in general, has deteriorated to a point that it doesn’t excite me anywhere close to how it once did. Nonetheless, I have started to shift into second and third gear as we head to March and we will start to do a little more here on the blog in preparation for March Madness.
This thread served as a little repository for some college basketball conversation and links during the weekend. Please feel free to add to it if you run across anything of value.
* Did Virginia Tech FINALLY get off the NCAA bubble with their win over Duke?
* Herb Sendek lost AGAIN. This time, they only scored 46 points vs USC in a 16 point loss. That is TEN games scoring under 60 pts this yr
* Baylor beat Texas A&M again. They may be on their way to the Tournament. Don’t care what some people say, I love Scott Drew.
* Sean Miller is doing a fantastic job at Arizona in only his second year. But, they don’t have enough talent or depth yet to avoid road pitfalls like today’s trip to UCLA.
Just saw the Dook game, watched (once again) the Devil’s D get away with riding the VT players with constant handchecks and even forearms. #3 for Dook was guarding a VT player and literally had has forearm on him all the way down the court. Of course no call. Next trip down the other way, the VT guy has good guarding position then there’s some slight contact… foul. VT guy gets fouled on a fastbreak, no call, ball still in play VT player picks it up and drives – charge. Par for the course, but frustrating to watch. Equally frustrating, Dickie V proclaiming that Duke would win throughout the second half until… they didn’t. I he stated a retraction I didn’t hear it.
As a parting comment…I would like to encourage you to spend just five minutes checking out our Message Forums and sharing some of your thoughts &/or some links to news that you find interesting. (Link to Forums) It is time to get a more active push in our communities heading into March. Thanks!!