-Words can’t describe what those of us fortunate enough to see just experienced. Down 18 points with about 11 minutes left in the game, the Pack staged what I think was a 28-2 run(sorry if I am off by a point or two) to beat Texas. This is exactly the type of run teams have seemed to pull off against us for the last two decades. Finally one for the good guys!
-The bench scored 40 points. 40. It was truly a team effort.
-In an interview with CJ Leslie by Andy Katz after the game, CJ talked about the team having heart and that a lot of teams would have given up.
-In the tunnel on the way out, AD Debbie Yow stopped CJ Leslie and the two embraced.
Good news today from the NCAA.
N.C. State freshman forward Thomas de Thaey has been cleared by the NCAA and will play in tonight’s game against Texas in the TicketCity Legends Classic.
De Thaey, from Belgium, sat out the first four games while going through the NCAA Clearinghouse process. N.C. State (3-1) plays the Longhorns at 6:30 p.m. at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J.
While I have nothing to base this on other than some Youtube videos, getting De Thaey back immediately is a huge boost to this team. De Thaey is a 20 year old freshman with good size and athletic ability. And for anyone who follows him on twitter, then you might have also gotten the impression that he is an extremely hard worker and very dedicated to the game of basketball. That is a refreshing change from the last era of NC State basketball.