Open Post Update – Men win and women’s tank hits empty in 2nd half

Click the photo for more pictures from NC State's win over Boston College.

Click the photo for more pictures from NC State's win over Boston College.

It’s a busy day for Wolfpack basketball. The women’s team, led by first year coach Kellie Harper, will take on Duke in the ACC Championship from the Greensboro Coliseum at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net.

The men’s team wraps up its season this afternoon against Boston College at 2 p.m. in the RBC Center. The game is on Raycom. Although Miami’s loss to FSU Saturday putting the Pack firmly into 11th place regardless of what happens today, NC State still has a chance to beat BC and head into the ACC tournament on a positive note.

This is the spot to post your thoughts about both games as they happen. I’ll be at the RBC Center to cover the men’s game so I’ll have Twitter updates and info beginning around 2 p.m. For coverage of the women’s game check out FSN and follow Technician Sports on Twitter. Those guys did a great job with game updates yesterday during the women’s win over Boston College.

Here’s some quick hitters on Wolfpack women’s basketball from GoPack.

• NC State is 5-2 against Duke in the ACC Tournament; Won last meeting 70-65 (3/3/07)
• This is NC State’s 14th appearance in the ACC Tournament finals (4-9 record in title games)
• NC State won titles in 1980, 1985, 1987 and 1991; Lost to Duke in finals in 2001 and 2007
• The Wolfpack is now 39-28 all-time in ACC Tournament; 11-10 record in Greensboro
• No. 6 seed has never won the ACC Tournament; Pack is just second six-seed to make it to title game
• No first-year head coach has ever won the ACC Tournament
• NC State is allowing only 56.7 points per game in the ACC Tournament
• NC State ACC Tournament record set this week: nine 3-pointers against Virginia; 94.4% FTs vs. BC
• Bonae Holston and Nikitta Gartrell are each averaging 15.7 ppg in ACC Tournament
• NC State has won 20 games three of the last four seasons and 22 times overall
• The Wolfpack is 18-5 this year when allowing less than 70 points
• The Wolfpack have knocked off two ranked opponents this week (No. 22 Georgia Tech, No. 24 Virginia)
• RPI rankings according to – NC State 36, Duke 5 (Thru games of 3/5)
• The Wolfpack’s strength of schedule is ranked 23rd in the country according to

09-10 Basketball

49 Responses to Open Post Update – Men win and women’s tank hits empty in 2nd half

  1. Rick 03/07/2010 at 1:52 PM #

    Last week they cut into a tied with one minute left Tn vs Ky game to show Wake vs UNC. Yet they will not cut in a 9 point game to show the NCSU game.

    Go figure.

  2. Derek Medlin 03/07/2010 at 1:52 PM #


    Scott Wood
    Javi Gonzalez
    Tracy Smith
    Farnold Degand
    Dennis Horner

  3. Derek Medlin 03/07/2010 at 1:53 PM #

    Women’s score?

  4. Rick 03/07/2010 at 1:56 PM #

    No idea
    TW is acting up and FoxSports is in the crapper.
    I am rebooting now.

  5. Derek Medlin 03/07/2010 at 1:58 PM #

    Johnny Thomas, Richard Howell and CJ Williams in after two minutes

  6. Rick 03/07/2010 at 1:58 PM #

    27-32 duke

  7. Rick 03/07/2010 at 2:02 PM #

    Looks like another awful NCSU start

  8. Derek Medlin 03/07/2010 at 2:02 PM #

    Julius Hodge being honored during the timeout.

  9. NCSUPackfan 03/07/2010 at 2:03 PM #

    The women started strong but struggled with Dukes pressure. They had like 15 TO’s in the 1at half. To be down by 5 with that many TO’s they are hanging in there.

  10. Rick 03/07/2010 at 2:04 PM #

    6 TOs in the men’s game

    Wow we are getting some pity from the announcers.

  11. LRM 03/07/2010 at 2:05 PM #

    “Last week they cut into a tied with one minute left Tn vs Ky game to show Wake vs UNC. Yet they will not cut in a 9 point game to show the NCSU game.

    Go figure.”

    This was my original reaction as well. However, last week’s Carolina-Wake game was broadcast by CBS, not Raycom. I’m pretty certain CBS has a policy to switch over for regional broadcasts (similar to their NCAAT coverage); I’m not sure Raycom has that right since it’s distributed to various local channels, which just happens to be CBS/WRAL in the Triangle.

  12. Derek Medlin 03/07/2010 at 2:06 PM #

    That’s two fouls on Javi with 13:53 to go. Mays in.

  13. LRM 03/07/2010 at 2:09 PM #

    Julius Hodge wore a hat promoting his website. Classic.

  14. Derek Medlin 03/07/2010 at 2:11 PM #

    Did you notice the shoes LRM?

  15. Rick 03/07/2010 at 2:13 PM #

    Women now down 42-29

  16. LRM 03/07/2010 at 2:14 PM #

    I missed the shoes…this outghta be good!

  17. Rick 03/07/2010 at 2:16 PM #

    What did they say? They did not show them on TV

  18. Derek Medlin 03/07/2010 at 2:18 PM #

    They didn’t say anything…they were shinier than a new car. Like blinding.

  19. Derek Medlin 03/07/2010 at 2:20 PM #

    Mrs. Wuf competing in the pushup contest right now being put on by the US Army.

    She might win.

  20. Wulfpack 03/07/2010 at 2:27 PM #

    Turnovers are just killing the Wolfpack Women.

  21. LRM 03/07/2010 at 2:31 PM #

    Must be contagious.

  22. GAWolf 03/07/2010 at 2:37 PM #

    Just tuned in to see we’ve had another bar burning 1st half. 21 pts. Yikes.

  23. Derek Medlin 03/07/2010 at 2:37 PM #

    Honoring Norm Sloan right now….a ton of older players on the court right now, including Sidney Lowe and Monte Towe.

  24. Rick 03/07/2010 at 2:38 PM #

    Is there a comparison to Sid’s and Harper’s first year?

    OK reg season with a good ACC tournament run to be ended by a team too good to be beat?

  25. Wulfpack 03/07/2010 at 2:41 PM #

    Duke’s very beatable. But we’ve been very careless with the ball and I think we just ran out of gas. Not enough legs to get those jump shots to fall and our pressure D has not been very effective. Good effort, though, and a very likely tourney bid.

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