A Victory Over the Tarheels Would Salvage an Average Season

It’s that time of the season again; time for NC State to face off against our rival Tarheels at 8pm in PNC. Unfortunately the Tarheels have been doing well this season with a 11-3 conference record, while NC State has been extremely up and down with an average 14-13 overall record and 4-10 CC record.

Although NC State basketball is less than reliable this season, there is always the chance for a Wolfpack win. However, that hope tends to make the year a rougher emotional rollercoaster than necessary. With that being said, the Pack is coming off of a close win against Clemson and it’s a home game, which tends to favor the Pack.

NC State has the ability to surprise people, but sometimes it seems like it comes down to whether or not the players really want to win. When the team tends to fall apart in the second half, it makes you wonder if they want it bad enough.

It’s no secret that Carolina has a strong team, including 4-year veteran Marcus Paige (thankfully he’ll be leaving soon), Brice Johnson, and Kennedy Meeks. The Wolfpack defense needs to step up and play consistently like when they out rebounded Clemson 43-30. Beejay Anya finally played big with Malik Abu combining for 6 put back dunks and nine dunks total.

If Cat Barber plays like his normal dominating self, and gets a little help from Abu and Caleb Martin and the team plays together like they did against Clemson last week, the Pack may give PNC something to cheer about tonight.

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    sentPackin
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    It’s that time of the season again; time for NC State to face off against our rival Tarheels at 8pm in PNC. Unfortunately the Tarheels have been doing
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    #100069

    Wufpacker
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    “With that being said, the Pack is coming off of a close win against Clemson and it’s a home game, which tends to favor the Pack.”

    I’m presuming this is a joke. FWIW, I laughed heartily.

    And no, a victory over Carolina, while sweet for a day or two, will not salvage the season.

    Jeebus….SMGDH

    #100070

    MrPlywood
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    And no, a victory over Carolina, while sweet for a day or two, will not salvage the season.

    Jeebus….SMGDH

    +2

    I will not give those smurfs that power.

    #100072

    TheCOWDOG
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    Nice try. Beat ’em anyway.

    #100073

    wolfpack92owen
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    While I appreciate the article and the “rah rah” aspect you are aiming for but alas a victory tonight doesnt really move the needle much as far as the season goes. Its been a dumpster fire.

    #100074

    Wufpacker
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    Nice try. Beat ’em anyway.

    And FWIW, I want to beat those turds as much as anyone else does.
    But if we do, will the season suddenly take on some sort of significance of success?
    /rhetorical
    //but…no

    #100075

    Heelh8r
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    I’ve got a couple of hours all of a sudden got the urge to watch some Austin Powers

    #100078

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    oh noes, has the Millennials done gone and changed the meaning of “average?” And why didn’t we olds get an e-mail about it? Many of us are not on teh twitter, you know…

    #100079

    MrPlywood
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    Just curious how the OP got the keys to the front page. That title should not be out in plain view.

    #100080

    StateRed44
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    Average season? Good grief, I quit watching weeks ago when it was apparent we sucked. I would say this season was a disaster after last season’s sweet 16 and Gott’s 4 year run. Yep, it could turn a disaster of a season into a disaster with a win over UNC-cheat.

    #100082

    MISTA WOLF
    Participant

    Just. Win.

    #100083

    Texpack
    Participant

    Eff the Heels!

    #100084

    MISTA WOLF
    Participant

    Anya with 18 points, 14 boards and 11 blocks!!

    #100085

    Heelh8r
    Participant

    Somebody give us a game thread this is too big not to be ready

    #100086

    Texpack
    Participant

    GOTT to keep them off the offensive glass.

    #100087

    Gowolves
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    Can’t this be a thread? Damn. Cat ain’t not going down without a fight!

    #100088

    Texpack
    Participant

    This is the game thread.

    #100089

    pakfanistan
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    BARBER :O

    #100090

    Gowolves
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    Ankles are getting broke. Iverson in the flesh!

    #100091

    Wolfanatic
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    If there is a God, then we will win…

    #100092

    MrPlywood
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    Safe to say that Cat’s feeling better.

    #100093

    Texpack
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    Decent first 8 minutes.

    #100094

    MrPlywood
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    I love how aggressive Abu has been lately.

    #100095

    Texpack
    Participant

    2pts/poss with Cat on the bench

    #100096

    Texpack
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    Decent first 8 minutes.

    Next 8 not so much.

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