Your “something something Thomas Jefferson something something” UVa Open Thread

There’s also a joke in there about forced carnal relations with one’s slaves, in spite of the “All Men Created Equal” stuff.

Meh.

Hey, Didya See This?????

Road win in ATL. Not bad. So what if we turned a 14 pt lead into a shot for them to win it at the end. Baby Steps. They missed.

 

NC State edges GT, ends 7-game losing streak (SalisburyPost.com)

ATLANTA (AP) — North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried finally got the win he’s been looking for.

It came too late to save his job going into next season, but Gottfried was proud of the team’s effort.

“I think what’s happened is our guys have just continued to hang in there,” Gottfried said. “Our practices have been phenomenal. We’ve had great enthusiasm, great energy.”

Terry Henderson scored 21 points, Dennis Smith Jr. added 18 points and N.C. State dealt a blow to Georgia Tech’s slim NCAA Tournament hopes with a 71-69 victory on Tuesday night.

It was the second game for the Wolfpack (15-14, 4-12 Atlantic Coast Conference) since the school announced Gottfried won’t return for a seventh season as coach. N.C. State snapped a seven-game losing streak.

“We want to send him out on a good note,” Smith said. “He deserves it.”

Pack Withstands Georgia Tech Rally to Secure Road Win (GoPack.com)

With the win, NC State improved to 15-14 on the season, 4-12 in the ACC, while Georgia Tech fell to 16-12, 7-8 in the ACC.

NC State led 63-50 with 2:20 to play and still led by nine, 68-59, with 36 seconds to go, but the Yellow Jackets mounted one final rally, closing to within 70-69 on a three-pointer with four seconds to play. Dennis Smith, Jr., connected on one free throw to put the Pack up two and NC State secured the win as Georgia Tech’s last second three-pointer bounced off the rim.

NC State did not trail after the first five minutes of the game. The Pack was down 6-4 before going on an 8-0 run to take a 12-6 lead. Georgia Tech would close within one, 19-18, with 7:47 left in the first half, but NC State responded with a 10-2 run to take a 29-20 lead with 5:21 to go in the first half. Terry Henderson scored eight consecutive points for the Pack during the run.

The Pack entered the halftime locker room with the momentum as NC State scored the final four points of the opening 20 minutes courtesy of a lob to Ted Kapita from Markell Johnson and a heads-up steal and lay-up from Maverick Rowan to go into the break with a 39-30 lead.

UVa at NC State

Tipoff: Saturday, February 25, 12noon

Venue:  PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC

TV:  ESPN

Pack’s energy key in UVa matchup (TechnicianOnline.com)

The NC State men’s basketball team is set to face the Virginia Cavaliers Saturday at noon in PNC Arena after defeating the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Tuesday, 71-69.

The Wolfpack (15-14, 4-12 ACC) snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Yellow Jackets. NC State dominated two surprising categories in the matchup: rebounds and second-chance points. The Pack won the glass battle 40-28 and second chances 14-5.

State led for the majority of the game, as the Jackets only lead was by two just 30 seconds in. The Pack had some shaky moments but controlled the game until the last couple of minutes. NC State’s largest lead was 14 with 3:09 left in the game, then Tech cooked a furious comeback that fell just short with a 3-pointer bouncing off the rim as the clock expired, yielding a Pack victory.

NC State mustered its second road victory of the season and its first win since Jan. 23.

Furthermore, the Cavaliers (18-9, 8-7 ACC) are searching for their first win in quite some time. Virginia is currently on a four-game losing streak, dropping games to Virginia Tech, Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and Miami.

The Cavs have struggled over the past four games, as well as the entire season with offense. Over the past four games, Virginia has scored a combined 222 points, an average of 55.5 per game. In UVa’s loss to Miami, the Cavaliers managed just 48 points, and that’s including a five-minute overtime period.

The Cavaliers are ranked 301st nationally in scoring offense. To put that mark into perspective, schools like Prairie View A&M University, California Polytechnic State University and Morgan State University rank higher in scoring offense.

For what the Cavaliers lack in offense, they make up for in lockdown defense. Virginia is ranked No. 1 and No. 20 nationally in scoring defense and opponent field-goal percentage, respectively. Head coach Tony Bennett’s team, while not flashy or high-scoring, gets the job done, year in, year out.

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  • #119009

    Texpack
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    DSJ needs to sit.

    Who will dribble out the shot clock and jack up a contested fade away if DSJ sits?

    #119010

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    Nice crowd shot at the first official TO. If by crowd, you mean empty red seats on the sidelines.

    Shows you exactly where we are.

    #119011

    Wufpacker
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    Awwww….he’s so excited and encouraging.
    Let’s not fire him after all.
    /shows self out

    #119012

    tractor57
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    My thinking is it was always to much the DSJ show – very talented but the problem is its all me” Hope Gott gets a portion of his NBA earnings.

    #119013

    Wulfpack
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    Doris just destroyed Yow.

    #119014

    Wufpacker
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    I might be about to drive to Raleigh and punch Doris Burke.

    #119015

    BJD95
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    Is this what we get to see when we get our defensive guru?

    we can has middle ground??

    #119016

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    She has a point about why Yow being there for 2 years is a dumb ass idea (but that’s all). I’ve been beating my shoe on that podium for months.

    #119017

    VaWolf82
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    Who would have ever thought that good defense could lead to easy points?

    #119018

    Wulfpack
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    Of course she does. If you have to come out and publicly defend it, then you might have a problem. And you might not. It depends on the guy.

    #119019

    BJD95
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    Markell being here for 3 more years is a great selling point. He good.

    #119020

    Wufpacker
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    She has a point about why Yow being there for 2 years is a dumb ass idea (but that’s all). I’ve been beating my shoe on that podium for months.

    Yeah, not saying she’s wrong on THAT necessarily.

    #119021

    Texpack
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    I think Doris must have spent some time in the broom closet at ESPN with GOTT.

    #119022

    BJD95
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    Might wanna guard that Guy ,, hee hee.

    /cue the random 3s going in and our shoulders slumping

    #119023

    Heelh8r
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    I think Doris must have spent some time in the broom closet at ESPN with GOTT

    Post o’ day so far

    #119024

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Charlottesville surely must suffer from lack of quality men’s hair stylists.

    #119025

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    We have 2 teams out there. DSJ, and the other 4.

    #119026

    BJD95
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    HIPPO woulda finished that one clean. HippoSLAM for sure.

    #119027

    tractor57
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    and one against DSJ

    #119028

    bill.onthebeach
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    check that Tony, “the other 9″…

    ‘Hoos on a 15-0 run in 3 minutes….

    So much for the chances of a 2 game winning streak….

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #119029

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Serious question – when was the last time (if ever) we had an ACC hoops home record WORSE than 2-7?? I think even Les was always better than that.

    #119030

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    and one against DSJ

    How in the world? He hasn’t defensed all season. I say chicanery.

    #119031

    Wufpacker
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    Zebs got high before the game. Good for them.

    #119032

    Wufpacker
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    Charlottesville surely must suffer from lack of quality men’s hair stylists.

    Hee hee. That was good.

    #119033

    BJD95
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    Also, given the tenor of Tony Bennett’s post-game remarks, you would think he would be opposed to full-on buggery like this. ESPECIALLY in public at an hour when children could be watching, FFS.

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