Maryland Game Thread/Semi-Live Blog

I enjoyed semi-live blogging the Wake game, so I’ll try to do the same tonight. I am very confident tonight, and expect a fairly comfortable (8-12 point) win. Of course, NC State is like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get. Place your thoughts, reactions, and happy/angry utterances in the comments. You can also let us know if and when it starts snowing where you are.

Keep praying for Wolfpack alum Corey Smith and the other people missing at sea.

7:39 – If FSN’s HD feed doesn’t start working soon, I’m going to start swearing. Bastards.

7:41 – HD finally here. I guess the game will have to make me say the F word. I can’t believe “Best Damn Sports Show” is still on the air. Who watches that shit?

7:52 – Maryland is aggressively pushing Javi when he handles the ball. That’s a very good strategy. We need to adjust or shift more minutes to Degand, because our half-court offense has trouble getting started. 11-7 Terps.

7:59 – I hope Tracy is ready to play 35 plus tonight.

8:04 – Apparently, we missed committing turnovers, and are back in the saddle tonight.

8:08 – OK, Degand is sucking really bad tonight. Time for Mays? Terps by 7.

8:11 – Dinnertime makes things better. Mmmmmmm…jambalaya.

8:21 – Finally, a nice run of non-shitty play. A 9-point lead goes down to 3, and it’s Wolfpack ball. Should have 2 possessions left to Maryland’s 1, if we play it intelligently.

Halftime – You have to feel great about only being down 1, given how bad we played for most of the half. Unfortunately, it looks like Costner might have checked out for good.

8:41 – What’s the deal with all the Hooters and creepy “Just for Men” hair color ads? I have to switch the channel with my kids in the room!

8:47 – Back to extreme shittiness.

8:53 – We finally score, but still look awful. Luckily, so does Maryland – and the deficit is only three.

8:57 – Dead crowd, dead team.

9:03 – McCauley asserting himself in the second half. A very welcome development. Maybe we’ll even start guarding Vasquez!

9:09 – Smith puts the Pack in front, I think for the first time all night!

9:15 – Vasquez is eviscerating us.

9:21 – I’m pretty sure that’s your ballgame. Jesus, what a shitty half of basketball we are playing.

9:24 – A late call. A shitty call. Just when it looked like we might have one last run. Damn it.

9:31 – Don’t worry, it will be football season soon enough.

Your final score – Maryland 71, NC State 60.

About BJD95

1995 NC State graduate, sufferer of Les and MOC during my entire student tenure. An equal-opportunity objective critic and analyst of Wolfpack sports.

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276 Responses to Maryland Game Thread/Semi-Live Blog

  1. foz 03/01/2009 at 6:59 PM #

    No snow in Raleigh\Cary yet. Is the game televised?

  2. CStanley 03/01/2009 at 6:59 PM #

    You’re very confident. I’m not.

    Seems like Maryland always has our number when it mattes most, and we really need to win this game.

  3. redfred2 03/01/2009 at 7:07 PM #

    The game is on MASN.

  4. BJD95 03/01/2009 at 7:13 PM #

    In Wake County, FSCAR. We get HD again tonight, too. I’m pretty sure more of our games have been in HD than anyone not named Duke or UNC.

    1 more win means we should make the NIT. 2 more to be very, very confident. We’ll get the first tonight, but I worry about the 2nd.

    Maryland struggles of late getting over the hump for the NCAAT. And they suck on the road. Thus, they lose tonight. I really have no idea how they will be ble to cover Tracy Smith.

  5. BassPacker 03/01/2009 at 7:17 PM #

    Game start might be delayed as scheduled to begin after the Duke/UNC womens game which just went into overtime. Pretty good game by the way.

  6. leewolf 03/01/2009 at 7:20 PM #

    Hopefully this wimmen’s game gets over with before our game starts or they delay the tip of our game.

    I have a good feeling about tonight, the key is pretty obvious: stop Vasquez.

  7. BJD95 03/01/2009 at 7:25 PM #

    Hopefully our coverage doesn’t get screwed up like it did when we played Florida.

  8. GAWolf 03/01/2009 at 7:27 PM #

    Any idea where that guy coming off the Duke bench got his sweater? I’d like to make sure I avoid that place.

  9. GAWolf 03/01/2009 at 7:29 PM #

    WRAL is reporting the precipitation in Person County has switched over and accumulation has already started.

  10. DT44 03/01/2009 at 7:31 PM #

    only a test pattern on TW-C channel 272 as of 7:38….
    oops, here it is!

  11. foz 03/01/2009 at 7:36 PM #

    that turtle is awful intimidating

  12. LKNpackfan 03/01/2009 at 7:37 PM #

    Snowing pretty heavily here in the Charlotte area, so its definitely headed your way Wake County.
    I have directv and FSSHD isn’t working for me either. I’ve got the radio broadcast on for now…

  13. roanwolf 03/01/2009 at 7:39 PM #

    Got game on comcast in Roanoke, but technical difficulties. Anyone else experiencing this?

  14. LKNpackfan 03/01/2009 at 7:41 PM #

    Every damn channel is working except FSSHD…..

  15. Rick 03/01/2009 at 7:41 PM #

    Fells hitting is a good start. Costner looks to be MIA again.

  16. Rick 03/01/2009 at 7:42 PM #

    Has there been one conference game this year in which all three seniors had good games?

  17. Rick 03/01/2009 at 7:43 PM #

    Nice dunk by Smith. He should have a BIG game.

  18. Rick 03/01/2009 at 7:44 PM #

    Costner with a TO. Sigh

    Javi looks confident.

  19. LKNpackfan 03/01/2009 at 7:46 PM #

    If your FSSHD feed is out, you can watch the game live here –

  20. leewolf 03/01/2009 at 7:46 PM #

    So-so start. The D is looking like crap right now and the three TOs aren’t a good omen for the rest of the game.

    Fells looks alive, as do Javi and Tracy.

  21. DT44 03/01/2009 at 7:46 PM #

    Costner is worthless. Where does he expect to play next year??

  22. GAWolf 03/01/2009 at 7:49 PM #

    Tracy Smith might hustle more down low than any man we’ve had since… maybe… Fuller?

  23. GAWolf 03/01/2009 at 7:52 PM #

    Here’s something we don’t do well. When a quality foe has a couple of bad possessions in a row we repeatedly fail to take advantage. We need to tie this game with this possession.

  24. GAWolf 03/01/2009 at 7:53 PM #

    DEGAND. Jeez. He’s just bad. What’s with the pointless behind the back dribble from a guy who already turns it over more times than he doesn’t?

  25. Rick 03/01/2009 at 7:56 PM #

    TOs piling up. Not a good sign.

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