Your “Bounceback Road Win…Hopefully” BC Game Thread

Wow.  That was ugly, huh?


I mean, I expected us to look overmatched in Chapel Hill.  But just….WOW.

The Pack (12-4, 1-2 ACC) kinda took it on the chin this past weekend.  Of course, with the game delay due to the winter storm, one of the themes during the game was “NC State wanted to play this game last night”.

Lemme tell ya something….  Ain’t no winter storm ever caused a beatdown like that.  Did the game becoming delayed from Saturday night until Sunday afternoon cause some issues?  Some changed routines?  Of course it did.

Did it feed us a 51 point defeat….?

No.  Sorry.

But at the same time, we are not as bad as we looked in Chapel Hill.  I hope.  At least I don’t think we are.

The good news?  Even a 51 pt drubbing at the hands of our not rivals was not only not terribly damaging to our overall resume thus far…but our RPI is up this week.

Now….it’s time to bounce back, learn from the beating, and get some W’s.

I hope.

With BC, GT, Pitt and Wake in the chamber the next two weeks (the latter 3 at home, btw), the time is now.  Just saying.

Boston College

The Eagles (8-8, 1-2 ACC) are not good.  Beating them will not necessarily improve our RPI…but losing to them will damage it fairly significantly, even on the road.  We should be able to take this one.  I mean they’ve lost to Harvard, they’ve lost to Richmond.  They’ve lost to both Fairfield and Hartford.  THEY’VE LOST TO FREAKING NICHOLL’S STATE!!!!!

That being said, they did manage to buck up and take down ‘Cuse at home.  So one never knows.

But it’s an opportunity for a conference road win, RPI be damned.  I hope we don’t have too big a hangover from Sunday’s beatdown.


College basketball freshman rankings: NC State’s Dennis Smith Jr. starting to rise (

Freshman of the Week: Dennis Smith Jr., NC State

This was one of the toughest weeks so far this season to decide on FOTW. Smith wins it narrowly over the likes of Creighton’s Justin Patton, Minnesota’s Amir Coffey, Kansas’ Josh Jackson, Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox and UCLA’s Lonzo Ball. A really nice week for the first-year players in this sport.

Yes, Smith and his NC State teammates got absolutely steamrolled by North Carolina on Sunday, losing by 51 and sending a blast of panic through State fans hot enough to melt the snow that blanketed the Triangle. But from an individual standpoint, Smith had a big week. NC State’s had just two triple-doubles in its history, the second coming last week when Smith put up one of the best single-game stat lines we’ve see this season: 27 points, 11 boards, 11 assists and five steals on 56-percent shooting in State’s 104-78 win over Virginia Tech.

And he’s up to #5 overall

5. Dennis Smith Jr., NC State

Last week: No. 6

19.1 PPG, 6.4 APG, 4.2 RPG, 2.2 steals, 50.0 2-pt%, 38.4 3-pt%, 112.1 ORtg

We covered Smith’s season and most recent week above. So what’s next? At Boston College on Wednesday, then home vs. Georgia Tech on Sunday. Smith will have two opportunities to go ham, as both those teams lack the athletes in the backcourt to handle him. But what I’d like to see more of: consistent effort on defense. Smith has the ability to be a top-level defender, but he’s not shown that throughout this season. He’s not bad, or even a liability, but if Smith puts it all together and really commits without the ball, then he enters into the conversation for No. 1 overall pick.

NC State @ BC

Coverage: RSN (FoxSportsSouth/FoxSportsCarolinas, etc)

Also ACCNetwork Extra (ESPN3) but subject to blackout.

Time: 9pm

Go Pack!!!!!

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    Wow.  That was ugly, huh? I mean, I expected us to look overmatched in Chapel Hill.  But just….WOW. The Pack (12-4, 1-2 ACC) kinda took it on the ch
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    OK. Don’t care how close this game is, but we gotta have a win. And I want to see some hustle and guts. If they are gonna talk Detroit Pistons and come out like scared rabbits, I hope they heard from everybody including their mommas. They don’t even need to feign being mad or tough or whatever. Just take care of business please, stay focused on winning, not trying to look good. As we used to say, “tighten up”.


    Agreed. If this team expects to do anything, can’t let this one get away. At least 2 of the next three as well…tho a 4 game win streak right about now would be preferable.

    But I’m getting ahead of myself. Win tonight, please.


    Our best chance to win according some folks around would be to bench Dennis Smith Jr.


    We’ll win by 15+ tonight. DSJ will bounce back nicely. We’ll dominate inside and have 4 guys go for 10+.

    We really need to go 4-0 in this stretch. We need to get some breathing room.


    Pack will bounce back tonight!!
    I made a comment early in the UNC game ….. something to the effect of: that if anyone in Red was drafted in the first round, an owner was wasting some Jack…. And Troll, you reminded me that DSJ would be a lottery pick. I agree with you, he’ll go early in the draft and I do see the potential and the extreme athleticism is certainly “Over the Top”! He just came off a Triple/Double and thought he was wearing an “S” on his chest….. Caulk that up to youth and inexperience! Caulk up all the bitching and complaining by us the fans to 2+ decades of inferior basketball!! And we are TIRED OF IT, but what can we do as Fans other than complain or boycott?


    The only thing I know for sure is…
    This game won’t be as bad as the last one…

    Hope for the best… Be prepared for less…

    Now what I want to see is one of BIGBOYS touching the ball on set offensive plays before anybody takes a shot and on the other end of the court… they need to OWN the paint and the Boards…

    Our outside guys are gonna get their points…
    The difference that moves us past the DumpInTheHoleGameOfInfamy will be what happens down low…

    GO PACK!!!!

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!

    ^Yep, Billiam…Active post, High and Low.
    There are so many options going there (as long as good hands, and decisions follow.)


    We also need to that AVOID the White Line Sh#t….

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!

    Hope the Pack comes out with an attitude tonite, and hope Troll loses his. Noboby…Nobody has suggested DSJ should be benched tonite. Some, like myself said he came out and set the wrong tone from the get go at the other Hill. It was followed by more bad mojo. Get over it Troll, don’t go Greyson Allen because some have a different perspective how the last game started. Anywho, that game is over, its a L. Tonight is opportunity for the team to rebound quickly and make a statement. It will be interesting to see how this team recovers and reacts to the drubbing. Go Pack !


    Not optimistic but we have a better chance in Boston tonight than my Texans will have on Saturday.


    BP.. I’m thinking “with passion and fury”…
    of the GonnaBaAS#WhippingTonite or the HellKnowsNoFuryLikeAWomanScorned levels, either of which would be good for our Men’s Basketball Team.

    GOTTtoGetItUP !!!

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!

    yeah, we absolutely have to get our shit together and it starts TONIGHT.

    One can really love DSJ as a player and as a wolven ambassador (a #1 overall pick would be HUGE for us) and still be upset with that performance on Sunday. BUT IT HAPPENS, and it ain’t like anyone’s capable of pulling a -51 by they lonesome now, is it??

    Can already tell this Ville bludgeoning of Pitt will run WAY over, so we will be lucky to see the last 5 minutes of the first half…


    Agree with botb on going inside and letting big guys kick it out.


    Noboby…Nobody has suggested DSJ should be benched

    lmao IT WAS SAID in the LAST game thread in which you were hailing LoBrown as a “run the offense” guru PG who is light years better than Dennis Smith. I won’t say who it was, go back and read it for yerself, fill out a butthurt report, and have it on my desk first thing in the AM.

    Go Pack!


    Tonight’s Zebras…

    Luckie, Dorsey && Smith…

    Damn !!!

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!

    Homecoming for ABU…

    starts with a stupid foul after 10secs…

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!

    Two 3s for BC to start…

    where’s Markel?

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!

    GOTT with the quick TO after just 1:45 off the clock…

    Pack down 8-2

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!

    You need get over it. And for the record, don’t have to go back read anything. I never said anything bout LoBrown or any pg not on the roster now or in past. You obviously were confused then and now.


    I like both of ya’ll… but ya’ll need to take that sh#t back to the other thread…
    don’t want to hear it… I’m just trying to enjoy THIS game….


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    Stuck in endless your event is about to begin mode


    Stuck on Pitt/Louisville here. Blacked out on espn3


    At the Under 16 in the first…

    down 5
    due to a couple of three pointers and too many turnovers..

    PACK – 0
    BC – 1

    NO POINTS in the Paint for the PACK…

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!

    Gott to go!
    No video feed so it sounds like it’s TuneIn

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