Where to start. Poor preparation. No defense. No rebounding. Poor coaching in a game that should have never been played.
After compiling a 17-0 historical record over the Pirates, NC State loses the program’s first game in history against East Carolina. Prior to tonight, ECU was 0-57 against ACC opponents. Most ACC opponents weren’t dumb enough to discount their program and put themselves in an un-necessarily risky position to play on the road. Of course, most ACC programs haven’t historical been steered by a man more interested in political gain and avoidance of conflict than what is best for his athletics program.
In games that mean everything to one team and nothing to another, a random guy can get hot (like Hinnant) and strange things can happen.
Now you know why smart Athletics Departments don’t schedule out of conference, in-state games on the road. Lee Fowler may think he knows basketball, but he doesn’t know dick about management or how to steer NC State.
Fowler BETTER have had his lazy ass at the game and not at his lake house or off on some golf excursion.
Coach Sidney Lowe’s honeymoon is over. This team is inexcusably bad.
As Mr. O said in a previous entry:
This team isnâ€™t going to do anything this year until Brandon Costner and Ben McCauley show up. I have no clue what happened to those two guys in the off-season, but they are horrible. Costner in particular because he is certainly getting his opportunities. Airballing free throw? Hardly drawing iron on layups and wide open three point shots? Maybe last year was just a fluke. At this point, he is the next Marcus Melvin in Europeâ€¦.wow he just turned it over again.
Why the hell do other teams get tons of offensive rebounds against us but we hardly ever get one? Rebounding is positioning and hustle. We are severely lacking in both.