State vs Wake in old school ACC Tournament match-up

State and Wake will do battle in Washington’s Verizon Center today at noon. This is the first time since 2006 that State and Wake will be playing in the ACC Tournament — Wake won the last match up in Greensboro after State beat Wake in the 2005 ACC Tournament in Washington, D.C. (81-65). Wasn’t that the game Chris Paul was suspended after punching Julius Hodge in the groin the previous week?

I’m a sucker for ‘little’ wins and looking at the long term historical records of programs, etc. So, since NC State has generally stunk this season, I am putting a little extra emphasis and hope on just one or two games in this year’s ACC Tournament.

Even as the Wolfpack basketball program has struggled to regain national relevance over the last 20 years, the ACC Tournament has been a place where NC State has performed well enough to not completely ruin our long term historical records. Even after 25 years of general struggles, NC State still owns a 70-52 all-time record in the ACC Tournament.

The Wolfpack is also 8-4 in the tourney against historical rival Wake Forest.

Mark Gottfried has started off well in the ACC Tournament, leading the Pack to Saturday appearances during 3 of his 4 seasons. Gottfried boasts a solid 7-4 record in the ACC Tournament as head coach at NC State.

State is 140-103 against Wake Forest, with this year’s loss in Winston-Salem being one of the more embarrassing losses in the two schools’ history. Wake only managed to win one other ACC game this season against winless Boston College.

So, although today’s game isn’t ‘huge’ or meaningful…it is the type of game that can have a nice little impact on extending one program’s long term standing over another program.

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  • #100851

    StateFans
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    Game day. ??? #ACCtourney pic.twitter.com/SxBzHuhvQj— Shantel Jordan (@_ShantelJordan) March 8, 2016 State and Wake will do battle in Washington
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    #100854

    LRM
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    Playing Tuesday Noon in the ACCT is about as disconnected as I’ve ever felt from the ACC of my youth.

    #100855

    BJD95
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    Cliffs Notes version:

    #NutPunchTuesday

    I’m in PT and dude is running late, so I likely miss first two media timeout segments. Will try to dry my tears somehow.

    #100857

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    ^ Can he legally write Rx’s? If not, get out now.

    #100859

    Fastback68
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    IIRC, these teams played the second game of acct in 83. I remember racing down the street from middle school to meet my siblings coming from high school 3:15ish. We listened to the game on the way home. In a scheduling snafu, I will listen to the end of this game on the radio while waiting in the HS pickup line. Time flys, have fun while you still can.

    #100860

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Been saying Mav needed a haircut.
    That was not the haircut I meant, Mav.

    #100861

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    whistle, whistle, whistle

    Hope Captain Kirk remembered to bring his shoes. Lil’ Corch, too.

    #100862

    BJD95
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    and no, Wuf, he cannot. But he’s reasonably good at muscle loosening. Plus, if one cooperates with PT, it DOES keep the prescribing doc in a more generous mood. 😀

    #100863

    Wolfanatic
    Participant

    Anyone see what, if anything, the two floor mopping kids did to draw Jamie Lucky’s ire?

    #100864

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Jackass gon’ jackass (re Luckie).

    This is a terrible basketball game (big shock there).

    #100865

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    But he’s reasonably good at muscle loosening.

    I’ve never been one to say no to a good loosened muscle.
    Mazeltov!!!!

    #100866

    chucktownwufpacker
    Participant

    Too many turnovers!!

    #100867

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    So I am struggling with meself.
    Should I stay at home and watch this horrid game to it’s logical conclusion, and then watch FSU/BC (gag)….
    Or should I plan for live baseball?
    I know the right answer, but staying home allows me to get inebriated early on a Tuesday.
    WILDCARD!!!!

    #100868

    chucktownwufpacker
    Participant

    I’m not liking the looks of this game….

    #100869

    Daniel_Simpson_Day
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    “Anyone see what, if anything, the two floor mopping kids did to draw Jamie Lucky’s ire?” – probably sitting too close to the court for his liking. What a giant douche. Hopefully karma takes care of his dinner; guy deserves a snot burger.

    #100870

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Slick Cat is slick.
    That was a pertty move.

    #100871

    Wolfanatic
    Participant

    The Best of Bad Basketball…

    #100872

    Texpack
    Participant

    ERP design session ate up first 14 minutes

    #100873

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Gott takes a TO to draw up a play to end the 1st half.
    I’m sure this will go well….let’s watch.

    #100874

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    There it is.

    #100875

    Texpack
    Participant

    Rowan off a double screen?

    #100876

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Embarrassing basketball team is embarrassing.

    #100877

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    I don’t think Coach Ratface is very worried about either of these sides. You’d have to give me 40 points before I’d not pick the Devils tomorrow.

    #100878

    BJD95
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    This likely being the last halftime we will have together (even if’n we get to Dook, odds are I check out in the first half), I share for your enjoyment the best new artist of 2016. The voice, this song…just WOW.

    #100879

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Yep….end of half execution has decided me.
    Baseball it is.
    Inebriation delayed is not inebriation denied.

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