Your “There’s No Place Like Home” GT Open Thread

OK, so that wasn’t the best road trip ever.  To say the least.

For the first time in my handful of years posting, and then later writing, amongst you fine group of folks on this’n here blog….for the first time I am sitting here at a loss as to what to write.  So this one really is going to be short n sweet.

Last week was a train wreck, no doubt.  There are reasons for concern, no doubt.

This didn’t help matters….

Sorry Coach….no, we didn’t.

But frankly, I don’t want to talk about that stuff.  If you guys want to hash it out in the comments, have at it.

For now, I’m gonna continue to be the optimistic idiot.

Hope Springs Eternal…..indeed.

(I reserve the right to change my tune over the next week-ish, however…if such becomes more applicable…just saying)

The Pack (12-5, 1-3 ACC) has a 3 game home stretch starting tonight.  My default setting right now is simple….

Show me.  Show me SOMETHING.  Get a win at home against an inferior team and get back to moving in the right direction.

In the next three HOME games, we need to right the ship.  We need to heal.  And we need to do it fast.

(this is totally NSFW, btw)

Georgia Tech (10-6, 2-2 ACC) is a bit of an up and down team.  While they managed to take down Carolina at home 2 weeks ago, they followed that up with a 53 pt road loss in Durham (See?  Our 51 pt beat down in Chapel Hill wasn’t even the worst in the league this month 😉 ).  Anyway, the point I’m making is that so far at least they have not played well on the road.

A weak OOC schedule has their RPI lacking at #117 (as of the moment of this writing), so a win won’t provide much of a boost there.  Which is OK, as the Pack’s RPI still sits at a respectable #36.

But right now, bottom line….we need wins.

Georgia Tech Basketball Visits NC State (RamblinWreck.com)

Tech (10-6, 2-2 ACC), in its first season under head coach Josh Pastner, has played its first four ACC games even following a 75-63 victory over Clemson Thursday night. The Yellow Jackets also have a win over No. 9 North Carolina on its resume. Tech is in a group of seven teams at 2-2 in the conference, tied for fourth place.

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• Three keys for Tech – The Jackets have won every game this season (10-0) in which they shot a better percentage from the floor, are 9-0 when scoring 70 points and 9-1 when attempting more free throws than the opponent.

• Josh Okogie’s 224 points through 16 games (averaging 16.3 in ACC games) are the most for a Yellow Jacket freshman since Thaddeus Young piled up 225 through his first 16 games in 2006-07, and he has 12 double-digit efforts.

• Ben Lammers and Josh Okogie combined for 36 points against Clemson, 39 Saturday against Louisville, and an average of 33 through Tech’s first four ACC games. They have accounted for 51.4 percent of Tech’s points in ACC games.

 

Pack Returns Home to Host Georgia Tech (GoPack.com)

Pack Tracks
– NC State fell to Boston College on Wednesday, 74-66, to drop its second straight game. Freshman Dennis Smith, Jr., led the Pack in scoring for the seventh time in eight games, finishing with 15 points. Terry Henderson was the only other NC State player to reach double figures with 14 points. Abdul-Malik Abu was two points short of a double-double with eight points and 11 rebounds.
Home Sweet Home: Sunday marks NC State’s 10th game inside PNC Arena this season. The Pack has shot 50 percent or better in six of its nine home games this season, including a season-best 64.1 percent (41-64) in its ACC home-opening win over Virginia Tech.
– NC State’s defense has also performed better at home. In nine games, six Pack opponents have shot 37.3 percent or worse from the field. Only one team, Loyola (Chicago) has shot better than 50 percent from the field against NC State in PNC Arena. Overall in nine games at PNC Arena, NC State opponents have more turnovers (112) than assists (108).
– NC State was one of three teams in the ACC to start the league season with three of its first four games on the road. ACC road teams are 8-22 in league play entering this weekend and nine teams do not have a win on the road.

Game Time:  Sunday, 1/15 – 6:30pm

Coverage:  ESPNU

Alright that’s all I got.

Just win, Baby.

Go Pack!!!!!

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  • #114632

    Wufpacker
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    OK, so that wasn’t the best road trip ever.  To say the least. For the first time in my handful of years posting, and then later writing, amongst you
    [See the full post at: Your “There’s No Place Like Home” GT Open Thread]

    #114634

    rbwolfpack
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    Well guys again I will not watch this game but I have a gut feeling we will only lose by 4 this game. Hope I am wrong but this team has showed me no different as of today. So good luck to you guys who will watch. I have found that just looking at score saves me a lot of pain. Take care guys.

    #114635

    rthomas44
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    Maybe,as Gott says, the team will get better. I don’t give a sh#t.

    #114637

    eas
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    We will probably win this one as we should. Dumpster flames will be burning hot regardless of a W or an L on this one. If we loose by double digits then Gott’s fate is a done deal. If we win then we can continue to be confused about whether someone will have any balls to can him. Go pack

    #114638

    etab4u
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    I’m undecided about watching. Like a moth drawn to the flame, I probably will – and hope not to get burned.

    #114639

    McCallum
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    I’ll be watching Norman Dale teach basics.

    The shock and outrage some of you will show will be one thing but the look on your faces during the game reminds me of the thoughts and first words of the mayor of Hiroshima on that faithful day in August of 1945, “what the f#%k was that?”.

    McCallum

    #114640

    bill.onthebeach
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    The Ghosts on the South Smoking Porch at Reynolds told me to tell ya’ll…

    “Sell rice short in Taiwan… Buy Long in Hong Kong”

    Now, I don’t have a f’ing clue what that means…
    but they seemed to think some of ya’ll would…
    GO PACK !!!

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #114641

    Rick
    Keymaster

    A fellow state alum is over having dinner and neither of us has any desire to watch it.
    Good luck to those willing to.

    #114642

    Packzingo
    Participant

    what a slack looking basketball team……
    the only thing not slack on this team is Anya’s jersey!!

    #114643

    Heelh8r
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    That a zinger, Zingo

    #114644

    Heelh8r
    Participant

    BotB…I think everybody speechless trying to figure out your riddle

    #114645

    Packzingo
    Participant

    LOL
    Dallas just scored and was successful on the 2pts to tie the score at 28. 4 minutes to go.

    #114646

    pakfanistan
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    me_irl

    #114647

    rbwolfpack
    Participant

    Just saw the score. I must change we dont lose by 4 we lose by 6. So glad I am not watching have a feeling going to get ugly. Again good luck to you guys that are.

    #114648

    Pack78
    Participant

    “Sell rice short in Taiwan… Buy Long in Hong Kong”

    BotB-I’ll bite:

    We are recruiting a guard in Taiwan and a center in HK!

    #114650

    Packzingo
    Participant

    If they can pass customs, they should be able to play this year……..everyone else looks like they quit.
    Where’s the Improvement?

    #114651

    TheAliasTroll
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    Just finished watching an amazing NFL playoff game, switch it over to find this garbage?

    Yeah. I’ve seen enough of the Gott experiment. Firing Lutz was dumb.

    #114653

    McCallum
    Participant

    Me watch Nt State baketball, sumting wong.

    McCallum

    #114654

    Heelh8r
    Participant

    MacCallum done started speaking Chinese watching this stuff

    #114655

    TheAliasTroll
    Participant

    DSJ going to locker room with an injury. Guess i’ll flip over to Chiefs Steelers game.

    No tourney this year, folks.

    #114656

    Packzingo
    Participant

    Smith and Rowan are attempting to play but what has happened to everyone else…..absolutely lost!!

    #114657

    Heelh8r
    Participant

    In other news, we picked up three nice sounding football recruits this weekend. And baseball not far away.

    #114658

    pakfanistan
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    me_irl

    #114659

    WolfWiz11
    Participant

    Yow’s gotta fire him now, right?

    #114660

    Packzingo
    Participant

    Another Topic Heading that will need a change…….

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