Your “Unbreak My Heart” Wake Forest Open Thread

The Pack (14-11, 3-9 ACC) travels to Winston-Salem today to take on Wake Forest (14-10, 5-7 ACC).

Since the last time we lost to Wake 3 weeks ago we’ve managed to go 1-4, beating a then reeling Duke team; then falling the last four times out in succession.  It’s been a difficult few weeks to be a State fan, to be sure.  And I don’t think many of us are expecting the turnaround to happen at this point.


As such (and with all due apologies to Toni Braxton)…..

I’m getting a late start today so this is gonna be light on content/opinion (suuuuurrre, the late start….that’s the reason….it’s totally not the apathy).

But here, have some links/quotes….

Pack Plays at Wake Forest on Saturday (

Pack Tracks
– NC State fell to #14/15 Florida State, 95-71, on Wednesday evening. Senior guard Terry Henderson led three Pack players in double figures with 17 points. Abdul-Malik Abu and Maverick Rowan each added 16 points.
– Dennis Smith, Jr., was named ACC Freshman of the Week for the third time this season on Monday. Smith opened the week with his second triple-double of the season, scoring 13 points, passing out 15 assists and grabbing 11 rebounds vs. Syracuse. He is just the fourth player in ACC history to record two triple-doubles in a single-season and is the first player in ACC history to register both triple-doubles against an ACC opponent.
 Dennis Smith, Jr, is averaging 18.8 points per game and 6.92 assists per game. His assists per game average would be the highest for an ACC freshman since Georgia Tech’s Kenny Anderson averaged 8.1 apg., in the 1990-91 season.
– In the last six games, junior forward Abdul-Malik Abu is averaging 16.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest. He is shooting 60.3 percent from the field (41-of-68) and has shot at least 60 percent from the field in four of the six games.

Basketball Gameday: Wake Forest vs. NC State (

• Wake Forest hosts NC State Saturday, looking to sweep both regular season meetings with the Wolfpack for the first time since 2004-05
• Having already swept the season series with Boston College, the Deacs look to record two season sweeps in the same season since 2008-09 (Boston College and Clemson)
• Wake is 8-3 at home this season, averaging 86.8 points per game and shooting 49.5 percent from the floor, 42.3 percent from three and 78.3 percent from the line at the LJVM Coliseum

• NC State leads the series 141-104 (Wake leads 45-30 at home, including 21-6 at LJVM)
• Wake Forest’s 104 wins over the Wolfpack are its most against any opponent
• The Deacs have won the last four meetings in Winston-Salem

• Wake defeated NC State 93-88 on Jan. 21 in Raleigh, its first win at PNC Arena since 2005
• The win snapped the Deacs’ 25-game ACC road losing streak
John Collins had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead Wake Forest
• The Deacs shot 29-33 from the free throw line, including 23-26 in the second half

• Wake Forest suffered an 88-81 loss at Notre Dame on Tuesday night
John Collins had 24 points and 14 rebounds for his third straight double-double
Bryant Crawford had 19 points and five assists

NC State at Wake Forest

 Tipoff: Saturday, February 11, 12noon

Coverage: RSN Affilliates (FoxSportsSouth locally)

Go Pack!!!!!

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    Big ol’ fat YAWN.




    Gonzaga has a great coach. That would be a nice replacement. Gott makes about 1 million more in salary. Mark Few has been quite successful at Gonzaga. Just wonder if we could entice him. If so I would take him over Archie. Just my opinion though. He definitely could keep the team intact, with his record at the Zags. We need a coach who can build a program like K, and Roy, and be around til retirement.


    Few isn’t leaving Gonzaga for NC State. No chance.


    And Bill – as a middle aged wolf, I tend to agree. However, some things should be sacred and some lines simply can’t be crossed and more successful coaches have been forced to resign for crossing them.

    I’d agree that some lines shouldn’t be crossed… but we both know about The “Gray Area”… and it’s ain’t that simple…

    On top of that…If GOTT had pulled it off… bringing in all these new guys, getting them to play together, play solid Defense and sharp Offense, winning 20 plus games by the first week of February and a Top 15 ranking…

    NOBODY would be talking about what happens before or after practice… NOBODY!

    As it is…

    May, 2016 —
    “As always, should you or any of your Staff be caught or killed, the University will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Coach.”

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

    We had a game? I coached both kids basketball games and played some tennis. With weather this nice why waste it on this team? Gottb isn’t even trying at this point.

    Shit, you play el tenis?? I was pissed my buddy couldn’t play this weekend. We should hit around sometime (unless you are better than a 3.5, then I prolly can’t hang). I apologize in advance for the swearing.

    I would enjoy playing you. I have been told I am right around a 3.5.


    Gott had a lot of baggage on and off the court when we hired him. A tiger doesn’t change its stripes. Given Yow’s known him since he was 18, she had to have known. Previous transgressions had to have been discussed minimally as part of the hiring process.

    I’d guess he’s been as he’s been the entire time he was here (thus the divorce). The fact that people care now is because we’re not winning. Win big and no one cares what you do in your personal life, unless you use school resources to do so in a way that is so blatant that the administration had no choice (see Petrino at Arkansas). I personally do not care unless it’s illegal. The rumors are probably flying now because people want to “get right” with a decision that must be made. It’s stupid — the decision should be about performance and this is the 4th year under Gott we’ve clearly under performed. That alone should be enough for a pink slip, regardless of other “noise.” Now if it makes the buy out cheaper, then that’s just the politics that come with big $$$$.

    I personally believe that Lowe’s firing was know at least a week before the actual announcement. The other site (which often times directly reflects the “position” of the AD) had a front page article posted that said as much with about that timing. I didn’t think Sid was a good coach, thought he was a horrible program steward and felt like it was time for it to end, but he was one of us and I felt deserved respect. When I called them on it, they made up some garbage excuse like it was just linked content that they couldn’t control, but then it was taken down within a couple of hours. They knew.


    any word on BJDs thought (or Bills tree) re:Gott taking a buyout and walking away? its past noon and we are still waiting. I have also heard recently that Archie is at least interested in the job, which is great news if true


    Re: Gott – he must go immediately. I stated as such earlier. No need for him to be around the program any longer when we can have an interim complete the season and work to keep the players we have in the fold while getting a head start on the coaching search.

    Secondly, Rick and BJD, maybe we can round up one more for some dubs? I used to be 4.0 but haven’t played much the past couple of years, so I am probably an average-ish 3.5 currently.


    There is your off-season event to look forward to – the recap of Rick’s 6-1, 6-1 dismantling of me. 😀

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