NC State @ Michigan Open Entry

A MAJOR opportunity for NC State’s struggling men’s basketball team to find some redemption after struggling with focus, effort and fundamentals in the early part of the season.

Lorenzo Brown and CJ Leslie need to break through their funks if Mark Gottfried’s Wolfpack is to weather the tough atmosphere of Crisler Center in Ann Arbor.

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12-13 Basketball

44 Responses to NC State @ Michigan Open Entry

  1. StateFans 11/27/2012 at 7:02 PM #

    Going ‘big’ tonight. TJ Warren starting on a wing instead of Rodney Purvis.

  2. StateFans 11/27/2012 at 7:05 PM #

    A Lorenzo Brown sighting!!! And, DEFENSE!!! A great start.

  3. StateFans 11/27/2012 at 7:06 PM #

    Gottfried goes zone. I love it. Hides our defensive weakness. Changes things up.

  4. packer74 11/27/2012 at 7:24 PM #

    Turnovers. Wood shooting bricks. A step slow on defense. Could be a long night .

  5. WeAreCured 11/27/2012 at 7:30 PM #

    Ahhhhhhhh!!!!! This could end up being a 40-50 point blowout fairly easily.

    They seem like they don’t really like each other, and couldn’t care less there is a basketball game being played.

    Kudos to the hype machine, though.

  6. WeAreCured 11/27/2012 at 7:32 PM #

    Howell won’t let the blowout commence. I love him so.

  7. tuckerdorm1983 11/27/2012 at 7:50 PM #

    We are putting it together. It might not be tonight. But we are starting to play like we can.

  8. NelsonHall97 11/27/2012 at 7:56 PM #

    We clearly have talent. Passion, Chemistry, Patience…not so much.

  9. cjt 11/27/2012 at 7:58 PM #

    The D is real bad. When we run our O sets or get out on a good break we look pretty good. Too bad we’re still trying to take the quick shot without working CJ and RH down low enough. Overall, better then it has been though!

  10. Smasher 11/27/2012 at 8:06 PM #

    Is it possible for us to be any worse on defense?

  11. redredred 11/27/2012 at 8:06 PM #

    Dakich is a professional at what a bad shot is.

  12. Wolfman 9806 11/27/2012 at 8:15 PM #

    This team is WAY overrated. We can kiss the top 20 goodbye after tonight.

  13. gotohe11carolina 11/27/2012 at 8:29 PM #

    wood and lo are both defensive liabilities. [email protected]#$ this team needs to work harder

  14. GolenbockHater 11/27/2012 at 8:31 PM #

    Feels like 2011… I talked sooooo much trash pre-season… what was I thinking?

  15. tjfoose1 11/27/2012 at 8:32 PM #

    Not overrated, just not yet ready. I expected a 16 point loss.

  16. choppack1 11/27/2012 at 8:32 PM #

    How does archer have enough time to coach d for both football and basketball.

  17. packfanfornow 11/27/2012 at 8:33 PM #

    Where’s the talent everyone keeps talking about?

  18. NCSU84 11/27/2012 at 8:34 PM #

    This is Our State!

  19. Smasher 11/27/2012 at 8:53 PM #

    When does Ted Valentine die in a fire?

  20. gotohe11carolina 11/27/2012 at 8:53 PM #

    ted valentine is garbage, what a pathetic excuse for an official

  21. choppack1 11/27/2012 at 8:59 PM #

    Agreed. I thought our guys handled his bs well.

    Good to see team fight back. Hopefully, our guys have realized how to play d.

  22. UpstateSCWolfpack 11/27/2012 at 9:01 PM #

    If this loss doesn’t light the fire, I don’t know what will. Michigan had a crap load of threes, and we had like 2, and we only lost to the 3rd ranked team by 7. If this doesn’t give them their mojo back, then this will be a very very disappointing season.

  23. wolfpack4ever 11/27/2012 at 9:03 PM #

    “When does Ted Valentine die in a fire?”

    He may not die in a fire, but I believe he has fire and brimstone in his future.

  24. ILpackfan 11/27/2012 at 9:07 PM #

    The play in the last 10 minutes was promising. The real difference in this game was free throws. NCSU: 6-9. UM: 16-20. Probably could have tried to drive the lane a little more.

  25. tuckerdorm1983 11/27/2012 at 9:07 PM #

    things are coming together. We ain’t there yet. We need to pound the ball inside until they back off us at the perimeter. If we had played the whole game like we played the last 15 mins we would have won. I know they shot lights out, but we were in it. The charge on Leslie was a make up call for the charge on Warren that was not called.

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