Stats of the Day: NC State 80 Clemson 70

The stats of the day certainly look better today than they for the Florida State game last week:

= > NC State improves to 3-4 in the ACC and 13-7 overall. Clemson is now 10-10 overall and 1-7 in the ACC.

= > NC State improves to 93-41 all-time vs Clemson

= > Herb Sendek improves his cumulative record to 4-5 in LittleJohn Coliseum against 3 different Clemson coaches. (Think about that for a second…lowly Clemson has been in so much tumult over the last decade that they have had 3 different coaches. Despite these problems, Sendek has taken so much advantage of the opportunity that [supposeduly] comes with the absence of “continuity” that he has flexed his dominance to STILL be under .500 at perhaps the weakest basketball program in the ACC).

= > NC State won its first game of the season against the ACC’s “Football Schools” – Miami, Virginia Tech, Florida State and Clemson. State is now 1-3 against the ACC’s “Football Schools”

= > State won its 7th of its last 8 games against Clemson.

= > The Wolfpack won its 3rd game in the last 4 trips to Littlejohn Coliseum.

= > Despite the Pack’s win, Clemson’s last win in Littlejohn Coliseum over an ACC foe was last year’s 60-55 win against State.

= > State improved to 3-3 on the road this season and 2-2 away from home in the ACC.

= > Clemson lost its fifth game in a row.

= > NC State’s win moved the Pack from #119 in the RPI to #101. State is #91 today (Monday).

= > Clemson’s loss dropped the Tigers from #58 in the RPI to #74.

= > NC State began the weekend ranked #56 in the Sagarin Computer and begins the week ranked #43.

= > Clemson began the weekend ranked #55 in the Sagarin and begins the week #63.

= > State shot a scorching 62.8 percent from the field and 65 percent from 3-point range against the Tigers.

= > NC State has not won back-to-back games in the year 2005. State will have a chance to correct this problem on Thursday in Chapel Hill against Carolina. (snicker, snicker, laugh, laugh). Sendek is 0-2 against Roy Williams after Williams first year at Carolina.

General NCS Basketball Stat of the Day

8 Responses to Stats of the Day: NC State 80 Clemson 70

  1. BP 01/31/2005 at 1:13 PM #

    Well…looks like we may have a slim shot at going 8-8 in the league and be on the NCAA bubble. 4 games left against Wake and UNC-CH, maybe we can squeeze one of those (very un-likely). Looks like we’ll have to win out in the other games to have a shot. This team has not shown me any consistent reason to believe we can get it done. Shooting 65% from 3 and only beating Clemson by 10 is not exactly an exciting endorsement of future success.

  2. oldwolf 01/31/2005 at 3:13 PM #

    I’m scared that we shot 65% on Saturday. Means that we used it all up. Can you imagine if we shoot less than 30% in Chapel Hill?

  3. John 01/31/2005 at 3:52 PM #

    Has Sendek beaten a top 10 team on the road? My guess is we lose by 7-20 points.

  4. JB34 01/31/2005 at 4:19 PM #

    I remember 3 off the top of my head:
    (1) #2 or #3 Wake Forest on CC Harrison banked in a desperation 3 pointer when his foot was on the line but we got credit for 3.

    (2) Carolina in the Dean Dome when they were #1 and CC went off and we shot almost perfect from the FT line

    (3) Syracuse in December of Julius’ freshman year before we learned how bad they were. They ended the season without making the NCAA Tournament and finished somewhere in the 80s of the RPI despite a Top 10 ranking early in the year. (WOW!! Doesn’t that sound familiar)

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  8. Joe 11/02/2005 at 10:32 PM #

    Heard a stat recently that I had to check for myself…Someone told me that Sendek has won more ACC Tourney games in his career than Clemson has all-time.

    Turns out he’s one shy 13-9 vs. 14-52.

    Interesting, nonetheless.

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