Honestly, that’s all I wanted from Washington — just one win. Go beat a bad Wake Forest team with the hopes of winning a couple of games in a crappy post season tournament and finish with a .500 record or winning record.
As I mentioned in our pregame entry, the win just helps State continue to solidify having the 3rd best resume in ACC Tournament history and gives us more ‘bragging rights’ over our tobacco road rival.
NC State still is now 71-52 all-time in the ACC Tournament and 9-4 vs Wake Forest. The Pack 141-103 all-time against the Demon Deacons.
Mark Gottfried is an impressive 8-4 in the ACC Tournament.
Maverick Rowan put on a shooting clinic in the second half, ultimately scoring 24 points on 6 of 13 shooting from deep.
"He's got a pair of steel ones down there." — Mark Gottfried on his first impression of Maverick Rowan in the recruiting process.
— Adam Smith (@adam_smithTN) March 8, 2016
Cat Barber had 22 points and 6 assists. He now has twenty-one games where he has scored at least 20 points this season. That is 3rd most among major conference players.
One take away from today is just how bad Wake Forest really is. The fact that State is the only team other than Boston College to lose to the Demon Deacons is just not something that can be washed away by struggling to beat them two other times this year. It’s really an indication of how poorly our Wolfpack has clicked this year.
ESPN nails it with the caption. pic.twitter.com/T6iBQWdBUh
— Pack Pride (@PackPride) March 8, 2016
Wake Forest is an almost inconceivable 3-56 against ACC opponents away from Winston-Salem over the last six seasons. 0-20 the last two.
— Patrick Stevens (@D1scourse) March 8, 2016
State plays Duke tomorrow at 2pm on ESPN. (Of course it is on ESPN…we're playing Duke)
— statefansnation (@statefansnation) March 8, 2016
Duke won both games played this year by scoring 88 points in each game: 88-78 and 88-80.
While I previously stated that I only ‘wanted one win’ from our trip to Washington…the opportunity to ‘be NC State’ and mess up the brackets and pull an upset over another Big Four rival couldn’t be more exciting!!! Good luck tomorrow, boys!