N.C. State Wolfpack (12-6, 3-2) @ Florida State Seminoles (9-8, 1-3) | 1:30pm @ Tucker Civic Center | TV: ACC Regional (WRAL locally)
Coming off of a narrow loss to the Cheats, the Pack travels to Tallahassee looking to capture their first road win of the season against the Florida Sate Seminoles. Florida State enters today’s contest at #148 in the RPI and have been around .500, record wise, all season. In ACC play, FSU won against Virginia Tech, but lost each of their road contests at Notre Dame, Syracuse, and Pittsburgh. Common opponents for the two teams include Charleston So. (W), USF (W), and Pitt (L).
In my opinion, this is a big game for the Pack – perhaps even the biggest so far this season. “Showing your stupidity again, eh wufpup?”. Well, maybe – but today’s game is one that needs to be won more often than not if a team like this season’s N.C. State squad wants to make the big dance in March. It is not a ‘must win’, but the Pack needs some road wins and to also take care of teams lower than them in both the RPI and conference standings. This also the type of game that the Pack has not historically fared well in – road game against a beatable opponent after an emotional game(s). The team has shown great character to this point in the season, and they’ll need to show it again today to get that needed first road victory.
Please share your thoughts, enjoy the game, and Go Pack
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